Teri & Alex

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Teri Garcia met her future husband, Alex Diaz, through two mutual friends who had just started dating. “They thought that we were perfect for each other, [so] they set up a night where we went for drinks at Transit Lounge on somewhat of a ‘double-date,'” says Teri. Their friends were right: the couple was a match made in heaven, and it didn’t take long for Alex to ask Teri out for an “official” date.

Teri & Alex

The couple became engaged on a romantic trip to Key West – Alex took Teri to dinner at the Hot Tin Roof, overlooking Key West Harbor. “It was extremely romantic as there was even a wedding happening right below us on Sunset Pier. I couldn’t help but wonder if it was going to happen, however he had mentioned that we were only going to the Keys for fun and not to expect a ring,” Teri says. Alex surprised her, however, when he dropped to bended knee on their hotel room balcony and recited to her, “The sunset is the end of a day and the sunrise is the start of anew day and new beginnings.” Teri was shocked but responded to his marriage proposal with a resounding, “Yes, of course!”

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The Couple wed at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hialeah, Florida on a beautiful November day. The church was Teri’s life-long parish and also the location where her parents were married thirty-something years prior. The bride wore a Jim Hjelm gown and carried her “dream bouquet” of roses and peonies.

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The party continued at the Rotunda Room at the Westin Colonnade, selected for its historical significance to the city of Miami and a mood of timeless elegance. Teri worked with Vivian Colls to bring to life her floral visions – centerpieces composed of blush peonies, roses, and hydrangeas and romantic candlelight. “my graphic designer tied everything together and transformed my ideas and wishes to paper . . . All pieces included a vellum strip of a gold brocade pattern. The invitation, place cards, menus, and table numbers were printed on a cream paper with gold ink and classic cursive font,” recalls the bride of her experience with KayVee Kreations. “I worked with Leyani Linens to select a color that would tie all aspects together without being overbearing,” she says of choosing her rentals. A dusty pink table linen was selected to accent gold beaded glass chargers and gold chiavari chairs with cream cushions.

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“It was truly a fairy tale – from the very morning until the wedding reception ended, and even the continued festivities at the bar! It felt like we were living a dream and floating on air – everything was perfect,” she remembers fondly.

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Photographer: Unique Design Studios

Ceremony Site: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Reception Site: Westin Colonnade; Wedding Gown Designer: Jim Hjelm; Linen: Leyani; Cake Baker: Ana Paz; Music: DJ Ubi; Hair: Van Michael Miami; Make-up: Makeup by Anais; Videographer: Artistry Wedding Films

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