Vanessa and Leomir married at Zephyr Palace and held the reception at the Mirardor Terrace of Villa Caletas. The location was jaw-dropping, as was the couple. Although it was a small wedding, with only 14 people in total, the fun, love and joy was enough to fill a venue three times the size. Great things come in small packages, as they say.
Look at those views!
Dramatic draping on the pillars, echoed on the chairs and full arrangements of flowers at the aisle entrance created an elegant, classic setting.
Handwoven fans from a local indigenous women’s cooperative kept guests cool while helping impoverished artisans create a better life for themselves and their families.
Everything about this ceremony was chic, classically elegant and lush.
Nothing like live music for a ceremony!
Vanessa looked like a fairy-tale princess with her prince.
The pool terrace at Zephyr Palace is one of the most magical spots anywhere for a wedding. Although Vanessa and Leomir were able to release sky lanterns, the practice is no longer allowed by the Ministry of the Environment as the surrounding forest is a fire hazard.
Wow, wow, wow. Luxe overlays, dramatic lighting and incredible florals created a reception space that took your breath away.
Candles and vases were wrapped in gold ribboning adorned with rhinestoned brooches for luxurious look.
Customized menus featured a gold ribbon with a ‘diamond’ atop a gold hob-nailed base plate.
Even their custom champagne glasses were elegant to the max.
Chairs were dressed with a chiffon sash and a rhinestone band. The bride and groom’s chairs had the added touch of rose floral balls, repurposed from the ceremony chairs.
How stunning was this centerpiece? Roses, hydrangeas, orchids, lisianthus and crystals combined to created a magnificent display of floral beauty.
The wedding cake mirrored the circular designs of the exquisite overlays.
Amazingly, the roses on the cake were handmade out of sugar.
Felicidades to Vanessa and Leomir on a wedding that proved intimate can still be incredibly luxurious. Many thanks to Funkytown for the incredible photos.