{ andrea + carlos | a to z | vero beach hotel + spa | vero beach wedding photography }

Andrea + Carlos’ fabulous A-Z themed wedding was held at the Vero Beach Hotel + Spa.

Despite the stormy weather, the couple managed to smile through the raindrops.

I am in LOVE with this color combination.

The event was chock full of great details, mixing hot pink and gunmetal blue hues with creative monogramming.

This monogrammed belt is such a great idea. : )

Earlier in the day, the bride and her girls, got ready in her suite at the Vero Beach Hotel.

Don’t even ask how Andrea’s gorgeous Enzoani gown got all the way up there for this cool shot??? That was all Maja’s doing… Now that’s dedication.

I was so busy shooting like a zillion pictures of these killer “something blue” shoes, i didn’t even realize the dress had left the room.

How beautiful is this flower girl?

Speaking of flowers. These hot pink roses, created by Lara’s Theme were wrapped in gunmetal blue silk, and each had a custom pearl initial on the stems.

Following a champagne toast, Andrea’s bridesmaids helped her get ready.

Once in her gown…

Bracelet and Earrings were added…

Then into the Badgly Mischka’s…

Ta-Da-Da-Da!!!

We found a moment of dryness and hurried onto the balcony for these stunning portraits.

Oops, almost forgot the garter. The bride’s little sister lends a hand.

The bride’s all orchid bouquet had just a hint of color in the center. I like the ivory + pearl braid over the white wrapped stems.

Gorgeous Eyes!!!

Mom stopped by and shared this cute moment with her little girl.

Over at the groom’s suite, Carlos was getting into his tux. Just in case we were not sure who he was, he had a rubber “groom” bracelet to help us out. : )

Love the paisley tie!

Here he poses with his handsome posey in the hotel lobby, before heading over to the first look.

Back in the bridal suite, Andrea, grabbed some last minute photos with her Mom + Sister…

And got some love from not one but two dads, lucky girl.

A few last clicks of the camera, and we were off to the reveal.

This was one of my favorite first looks. I am a huge fan of spiral staircases, and this one did not disappoint.

In true “romeo + juliet” fashion… the bride peered down from the balcony, as her groom2b gazed up at her.

Then she descended the staircase, like a movie star…

Right into his waiting arms.

A waltz followed.

We killed time in the lobby waiting for the drizzle to stop…

But alas, when it did not, we headed out anyway… and simply added an umbrella to the mix. Problem solved. : ) At least for them, we still got rained on.

Once it cleared we met up with the bridal party and headed for the oceanside for some photo fun.

Love the pink polkadot bow tie on this little fella.

This topiary flower ball was the perfect choice. Notice it’s dripping with pearls at the base.

Bit of backstory on the A-Z. Bride’s name begins with an A, surname w. a B, groom’s name starts with a C, surname w. a Z. Hence, the from “A to Z” theme, that run’s creatively thru the reception. More A-Z fun to come.

The ceremony was held at this stunning Catholic Church.

The bride was last to arrive, as her girls kept watch.

Okay, I know i said how adorable he is… but look at these great little details. Check out his little monogrammed boutonniere, and silver starfish ring pillow.

Soon came the flower girl…

Then the bride and her dad, making a grand entrance.

After giving his little girl away, a full mass followed.

And in the end, the newlyweds exited, and the bride officially went from A to Z.

Back at the Vero Beach Hotel + Spa, cocktails were served on the ocean deck, and the reception was held at the ultra chic Cobalt.

Hot pink and gunmetal blue ran through the table details as roses and orchids and sat on runners, custom made by the bride’s step-mom, which adorned long tables.

Each table was a letter… you guessed it… from A to Z.

Since cocktails were held on the patio and ocean front area, and so little brushes to “wipe to sand” from guests feet were provided. Can’t be dancing w. sandy tootsies.

Baskets of customized drink Coozies served as a fun remembrance of the day and exit favor.

In lieu of a traditional tiered wedding “cake” they opted for this UH-Mazing cupcake tree.

The top tier displayed this crystalized metal topper, and cool pearl flower ornament.

Each cupcake sat in a laser cut wrap, iced in either white or blue with edible pearls and a white chocolate A to Z disc.

Now, as cool as that was, this to-die-for Groom’s cake stole the show for me!!!! Love this music inspired cake, featuring a stringed guitar, book of sheet music, and a pick, with of course, A to Z and their wedding date.

Upon entering, guests were asked to sign in with a cute note, into their keepsake album, filled w. pics from their Vizcaya Gardens, engagement shoot. Seems like only yesterday.

The happy couple entered to rounds of applause.

Shared a tear-filled first dance. (happy tears!!!)

Speeches and honor dances with loved one’s followed.

Following the first course, the Groom had a special treat for his Bride. He pulled out his guitar, and this pro-musician, played a special dedication to his new wife…

With some vocal help from his bandmate/groomsmen.

Guess she liked it!

As the party got going, there was lots of dancing, and of course the tossing of the bouquet to all the single ladies in the house.

Then the retrieval of the garter… oh so creatively.

The testerone-filled garter toss. Go Carlos… go Carlos!

And last but not least, the lucky winner gets to return the garter to this lovely set of legs.

Then is was time for some sugar! Cupcake anyone?

And the groom cuts the cake… the groom cuts the cake. Best chocolate ganache cake ever!!!

As the night came to a close, the smiling pair shared one last dance.

A private moment on the balcony…

And off they went.

The end.

…………………

venue: vero beach hotel + spa, vero beach
church: st. helen catholic church, vero beach
florals + decor: lara’s theme
 
gown: enzoani
shoes: badgley mischka
headpiece: mariolka’s bridal, boynton beach
veil: alfred angelo
earrings: nadri
rings: tacori + golden anvil jewelers, jupiter
hanger: atoz designz
 
hair: lindsay naffziger
makeup: cindy goetz

bridesmaids’ dresses: adrienne vittadini
bridemaids’ shoes: michael antonio
 
flower girl monogram sash: atoz designz
 
ring bearer’s bowtie: custom by apple + ivy
ring bearer’s pillow: a-to-z designz / embroid me, boynton beach
 
groom’s suit: mens warehouse
groom’s tie: etsy.com find (vintage rooster tie)
groomsmen ties: custom by apple + ivy
 
cupcake tree: frosting cupcakes, vero beach
cake topper: a-to-z designz
groom’s cake: frosting cupcakes, vero beach

beach brushes: a-to-z designz
a-z letters: a-to-z designz
coozie favors: designed by a-to-z designz
favors: the results group
invitations by: a-to-z designz
signage: atoz designz
custom runners: bride’s stepmother

2 responses

  1. Kirk Born

    wow.. incredible, awesome job, Joriann !! Thanks so Much ! -Kirk Born

    July 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

  2. Wanda Born

    Absolutely the most beautiful wedding.

    July 21, 2012 at 10:50 am

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