Remember I talked about how my wife and I were late to the reception, well they opened up the cheeseboards and charcuterie table for guests to start off. They couldn’t be stopped. People were starving and they couldn’t be stopped. Unfortunately, this meant that our beautiful towers of Italian Macarons were noshed off, too. Even the tower with the Bride Cake on top. I know, I know. I was pretty annoyed but our huge delay made people desperate. Tuscan Winter Wedding meant lots of really good food and tons of starving family members ready to chomp down anything they could get their paws on. Read More
Just like the chalkboard printable I made says, we go together like salt and pepper. And because of this, we wanted our loved ones to enjoy Culinary Wedding Favors, a pinch of love from the kitchen that makes our love taste better. We knew they would be surprised at this small gift made with our hands. Read More
To be welcomed to the venue, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant on International Drive in the heart of Orlando, all guests were handed a glass of their Blanc de Blanc Champagne. The point of this was a champagne toast entrance but my wife and I took forever to get to the venue from the other venue. We had to drop Bentley Mac at home because he came with us to the wedding, obviously. But we didn’t want him going to the winery. Makes sense, huh? Well, my brother-in-law accidentally took our house and car keys with him to the winery so we noticed when we finished taking photos throughout Cypress Grove Gardens and he was almost there. We had to wait for him to turn around and bring the keys to FINALLY go drop the boy off at home. Read More
We’ve always loved succulents. But it wasn’t until our incredible trip to Tuscany, last year in January, that we absolutely know we needed to incorporate them into our wedding. Our Tuscan Winter Wedding, that is.
Our December 9th wedding could not have been more elegant. From the grove gardens to the Italian winery, Succulent Wedding Favors were sure to be one of the best take-home memories. Read More
Italian and elegant. Copper and matte. Your family will be begging to take home one of your luxurious Succulent Terrarium Wedding Centerpieces. Not to mention, blood, sweat and tears were shed to make these come to life. And I am not joking. My sister-in-Christ, Vanessa, helped us get out of a hole when the idea of our beautiful Succulent Terrarium Wedding Centerpieces almost failed just days before the big day! Read More
Italians love their cheese and they sure love their cured meats. Everywhere we went in Tuscany, we were served cheeseboards and charcuterie. Oh, and the seafood! They make the most delicious seafood. It almost always came on a wood cutting board and it was always amazing. Read More
While we traveled through the Tuscan region of Italy, we fell in love with so many cities. This was the trip we took last January for a little over a week. We rented a car, packed one bag each and hit the road! Read More
At our wedding, there was wine corks everywhere! And we’ve collected wine corks from just about every place we’ve ever been to. Either as gifts while on trips or peace offerings from travels of those we know or just from simply popping our own bottles, we have hundreds! Insert Wine Cork Guest Sign-in Table idea here. Read More
The menu we finalized for our elegant Tuscan Winter Wedding at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant was just exquisite. Everything from the table design to the exact timing of serving the dishes, they followed our orders to the T. The team over at the winery went above and beyond to meet our expectations. We will forever be grateful to their hard work, especially Kai. He’s amazing! We couldn’t have done any of this without him. Read More
We have the Lopez-Sarraff Wedding Color Palette down packed! Now that we have made the color selection official, we are ready to debut them here on the blog. For our winter wedding celebration, we are going with hints of blush, sage, nude and touches of rose gold. Since we do not get much ANY snow in Florida during winter, we twisted the frozen wedding theme into something more practical. Say…a little Tuscan inspo? YAS KWEEN. We are totally doing a Tuscan winter wedding. BAM! I just can’t wait. We are flexible on the addition of other natural colors that come along with the venue or whatnot. I trust in the process; everything will be perfect and delightful—I just know it.
When we got married on December 9, 2013—three years ago on the day of our wedding celebration—in Baltimore it was a complete winter wonderland! We got married up on a mountain on a beautiful place called Soldier’s Delight. Our pastor picked us up in his huge pick-up truck down the road because our rental car did not have four-wheel drive. He drove us up to a hill where I said, “Stop right here!” She looked at me and said, “Yes, it’s perfect.” Practically shaking, I stepped out of the truck and was shin deep in snow. Immediately he came running to me, picked me up and propped me onto the bed of his truck. It was hysterical! It really got the juices flowing because I was as stiff as a nail with my crazy wedding nerves. This was the real deal. God. Winter woodsy wonderland. The lady that I love with all my heart. Absolute perfection. Read More