Life is a special occasion

Real Weddings : Kalpana + Paul Miami Indian Wedding

They just keep coming in! The pictures, of course, from our fall wedding season. I first introduced Kalpana + Paul in March when I posted the images of their beautiful e-shoot, shot by Miguel Irias. Today, I am happy to post this sneak peak from their double header wedding celebration at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa. These breathtaking images were shot by Trevor Goldsmith.

So you read correctly, Kalpana + Paul had not one but two weddings to celebrate their love. We had their Indian wedding celebration in the morning followed by a sunset Jewish ceremony and reception. What an amazing day; a wedding whirlwind, if you will! Enjoy the images and check back for the full post!

Real Weddings : Alex + Antonio Miami Wedding

Lately, everyday has been just like Christmas for me because pictures from all of Lauren Daversa Events fall weddings have been pouring in, which is incredibly exciting! We work with incredible photographers and their packages are always little boxes filled with some serious goodness. Today I am happy to post a sneak peak from Alex + Antonio's October 9th celebration at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables shot by Ashley Colhouer of 1313.

I first introduced this glamorous couple in February when I shared their adorable chariacture style Save the Dates. Love these!

Here is a sneak peak of their glamorous affair including the bride's Monique Lhuillier wedding gown. If you can't wait for the full post, be sure to visit Ashley Colhouer, or check back here for all the beautiful details!

Alex + Antonio, thank you for trusting your most special day with Lauren Daversa Events and Happy Holidays to the new Mr. + Mrs. Llanos!

Real Events : Nicole Richie's Marchesa Dress

One day I was shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding. I needed to look elegant and chic, as it was a Miami wedding. On the wall at Neiman was the most gorgeous LBD and it was on this day when I bought my first Marchesa dress. Ever since, I've been a huge, HUGE lover of their dresses and it really comes as no surprise to see Nicole Richie rocking this ah-ma-zing piece for her big day. "The gown featured some intricate lace detailing above and a gorgeous skirt made from over 100 yards of hand-draped silk organza and tulle petals." Love it!!! And it was one of three dresses that she wore during her wedding. Love that event more!

Real Weddings : Jon + Libby : Destination Wedding In Palm Beach

Libby + Jon. Where to even start? From the beginning, we clicked! It's hard not to click with them as they might be the most easy going, sweetest couple in south Florida! Seriously.

They gave me eight months to put together a fun, elegant wedding for them and they received so much more than they ever could imagine! Not to toot my own horn, but the program that was put together for them was nothing short of amazing.

Want to know what made this wedding work?

1 wedding planner + 2 assistants, 3 cinematographers, 2 photographers, 1 string quartet, 7 musicians + 1 DJ + 1 Emcee, 36 high intensity LED uplytes, 2 H2O lights, round ottomans, leather couches, cube ottomans, square ottomans, acrylic cubes, chivari chairs, 26 centerpieces, valet, the entire staff from Trump, amazing family and friends and the sweetest, happiest, couple of 2010!

That's right, this is just some of the magic that it took to ensure that 250 guests had an unforgettable night! And I can say from experience, this wedding was - hands down - one of the top weddings of my year! Please enjoy just a few of the images captured by Kat Braman. In fact, she did such an incredible job documenting this wedding, I've had to break this up into a two part post. If you can't wait, please visit the supremely talented Kat Braman Photography for all the amazing details!

The stellar team assembled for Libby + Jon's Platinum Trump Wedding:
Event Planning & Styling: Lauren Daversa Events
Cinematography: Cabana Pictures
Venue, Cake + Flowers: Trump International Golf Club
Lighting: Uplyte
Lounge Furniture: Hitched
Paper + Stationary: Lauren Daversa Events
Hair & Make-Up: Team Beauti
Officiant: Pastor Harold Hendren
Bridesmaids: David's Bridal
Bridal Gown: Badgley Miscka

What LDE Friends Are Up To : Mi Amore Foto

During my nightly Facebook check, I was ecstatic to see that Mi Amore Foto was featured on Style Me Pretty for stunningly capturing this wedding at Grove Isle Resort + Spa.

Grove Isle holds a special place in my heart as it was one of the first "Florida" venues I visited after I moved from the city. Located on a private island, it's a very intimate resort that truly possesses the ability to whisk you away to a secluded retreat that features old south Florida style! I vividly remember being totally blown away by this property and felt incredibly happy to have relocated to such a beautiful place. On top of this, there is an awesome view of the Miami skyline AND the property has a life-sized chess board with 3-foot chess pieces. Brides, remember this for a fun e-shoot location!

In any event, Shannon, the pictures are breathtaking. Congratulations on joining the SMP family! You truly have a gift for capturing all the fine details that make a wedding unique and giving people the ability to feel what it was like to be a part of this most special day. Can't wait to work together on James Wieland + Jennifer Jennifer Dalla Riva's big day!!!