Having first met while attending high school together in Virginia Beach…
Alexis and Andres’ love has been built throughout the years over a foundation of friendship, support, and trust. And so when the time came to plan their proposal, Andres, had the perfect setting in mind…
After studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain during college, Alexis fell head over heels for the City of Counts. Knowing it holds a special place in her heart, Andres organized a joint family trip. On their last night in Barcelona, following an unforgettable vacation, Andres reserved the entire top floor of the National Art Museum for a private dinner. It was in this historic setting, surrounded by their family, where Andres asked Alexis to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
On the day of their wedding, Alexis was gorgeous in a Madison James mermaid gown with lace embellished open-back and a sweetheart neckline. Within a picture-perfect, tropical, mansion garden setting, Andres, in a classic Italian, ivory tuxedo, awaited his bride at the altar where their love was made eternal.
Best Memories: My favorite memory was probably my mom handing me my late brother’s cross that he used to wear, for me to wear down the aisle. I knew I wanted to incorporate him into my wedding some way and that was the perfect way for me to feel like he was walking with me. Andres’s favorite memory was our first walk down the aisle as husband and wife he describes our walk towards the venue as “surreal.”
Advice for Engaged Couples: Get an early start and do your research! Don’t feel pressured to go with the first vendor you come across based on one recommendation and make them show you proof of their work! It’s so important to see proof. Also ask lots of questions, read the fine print and get everything in writing. Your vendors should understand that this is (more than likely) a first for you so the more questions you ask the greater chance you have of all your expectations being met.
Wedding Dress Designer: Madison James Bridal by Allure Bridals
Wedding Dress Salon: Studio I Do, Virginia Beach
Bridesmaids Dresses: Hello Molly
Hair: 7th Level Hair Salon and Spa
Makeup: Orijahnel Makeup Group
Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bridal
Ceremony Location: The Mansion at Tuckahoe
Photography: Aurora Photography
Videography: Waters Films
Wedding Planner/Event Stylist: Pink Wasabi
Florist: Flower Fanatic Miami
Cake: The Starfish Cottage
Stationery: Only One Mark
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: My Groomsroom Miami
Catering: Alexander Events Catering
Photo Booth: Imagenious Photobooths
Rentals and Lighting: Superior Party Rentals