Arielle & Dan promised each other their forever during a traditional Jewish ceremony and then they danced the night away at the historic Bonnet House. I selfishly love this venue for its variety in portrait spots, but as a guest, it offers so much of Florida’s charm with its native wildlife and exotic oasis in the middle of Ft. Lauderdale’s beachfront development.
Leading up to their wedding, every time Arielle and I spoke, it would be personal first, and THEN we would talk details about their wedding. We became friends as we worked together. While I know that’s not someone to expect every time I work with a couple, it is always sweet when the connection is more profound than the working relationship.
As a fellow architecture student, Arielle also shared the same love for intentional details, purposeful layouts, and cohesive design as I do. It showed in the pieces and design she chose for her wedding! So many thoughtful details played a part in honoring their Jewish heritage and family legacy. A few pieces to note were: Dan’s grandmother, mother, and sister all wore the same heirloom veil for their weddings. The women on Dan’s side passed it down to Arielle the morning of the wedding and it was in an emotional moment they remembered the legacy of each person who had worn this veil previously. The Chuppah prayer shawls worn during the ceremony were in honor of Arielle’s late brother and Dan’s late father. Arielle’s grandparents loaned her an heirloom silver tray so that we can use it to style her details. We styled her wedding shoes (her something new) and Dan’s grandmother’s veil (her something old) on this heirloom from her grandmother. One last detail I will note, although there were many more. During their reception, signature cocktails were served – the Schnitzel Moscow Mule and the Moti Old Fashion in honor of the couple’s furbabies.
The party that evening was nonstop. They played mostly 90’s hits which obviously lured me onto the dance floor. Arielle and Dan are pretty modern and chic, so to watch them get down on the dance floor was so fun! I knew Arielle was ready to party when she came with her hair pulled back in a high ponytail, her white sneakers, and a v-neck, fringed mini dress that she changed into. The fringe flapped around as she danced with Dan and their people in celebration of their union. What a phenomenal day!
Vendors who made this day possible: Photographer: Ingrid | Planner & Floral Designer: Event Bliss | Band: Samba Entertainment | Catering: Greenseid Catering | Cake: Sweeter Days Bake Shop | Dress Designer: Ines Di Santo | Hair Stylist: Junkie Bride | Invitation Suite: The Bride | Makeup: NMakeup Artist and The Clyque | Suit Designer: The Black Tux | Videographer: Alex Martinez Films | Venue: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens