martine + pierre-richard | coral gables wedding

a caring couple



Martine called me one day and said I want to have my wedding in Punta Cana and need help planning it from here. We met shortly after our phone conversation and right away we both knew we would be working together. About a week later I met Pierre-Richard and we were set to start planning their dream wedding but instead of Punta Cana, I convinced them to have their wedding in Coral Gables. They would be able to invite everyone they wanted to form part of their special day while still staying within their budget.

They showed me a picture of the restaurant in Punta Cana and right away I knew that the perfect venue for them would be the Atrium Room at the Coral Gables Country Club. After one visit, we were booking the venue. They could not be happier!!

We stayed true to their original vision as far as colors, ambiance and decor. Martine loved the turquoise blue and the fuschia Phalaenopsis with white accents. We were successful in making this combination work at an indoor venue and still managed to keep it simple and elegant.

Pierre-Richard is a doctor and Martine is a nurse. They are both such caring, loving and giving individuals. Martine was such a pleasure to work with. She always had a smile on her face and never stressed about a thing. I had the pleasure of attending a few vendor meetings with her mom and soon realized why Martine is so special. Truly two lovely families coming together as one.

This blog would not be complete without me sharing the story of the DJ. Martine and Pierre-Richard were both adamant that they wanted a DJ from a Haitian Radio station that was very popular and very good. Immediately, I was a bit apprehensive about contracting a radio station DJ for a wedding. As we all know wedding DJ’s specialize in weddings and I try to always stay true to this fact. In this case I did everything possible to make this couple happy and contacted this DJ. I never met with him until the day of the wedding because he worked nights and rested during the day. I must admit that I was very nervous that things would not turn out right. I have never been more wrong in my life. This DJ was amazing!!! He had the guests on the dance floor the whole entire night even while the food was being served. The Bride and Groom danced the night away to the amazing sounds of DJ Nickymix. I had never heard this type of music before and I was truly taken back and totally pleased by the sounds of Sanba, Reggae and Meringue beats all mixed in one. Loved it!!!

To all the special vendors that made this day truly special, I send my heartfelt thank you and love! Avant Garde Hair Salon, Biltmore Hotel, Card Cottage, Angela and the amazing staff at the Coral Gables Country Club, Gables Linens, iZoom Productions, Officiant Joaquin Perez, Meilan Limo, Nevot Flowers, DJ Nickymix, Soul Echo Studios, Teresa’s Truffles, Todo Dulce and last but definitely not least lighting by Ubi’s Music and Lighting.

I never close a blog without a special shout out to my right and left hand Nikki. Could not do this without her!!

Martine and Pierre-Richard, it was such a pleasure to work with both of you. I know you will be very happy together. May God always bless you both and your families!!