All couples share a special love story: how they met, their challenges, what they’ve overcome together, their adventures… and some couples simply begin as friends. For Casey Lee and Elisse Lopez, that is how their love story began at the University of Florida.
Casey popped the question while they were on vacation in San Francisco. On the first morning of their trip, Casey told Elisse he wanted to take her to a farmer’s market near the piers. They arrived early in the morning while the piers were still empty. Casey took Elisse to Pier 7 where there was only one other couple around. They took in the beauty of the bay, and Casey got down on one knee and asked Elisse for her hand in marriage. Little did Elisse know, the couple on the pier were actually photographers Casey had hired to capture the proposal. Those pictures now proudly hang in their home.
Elisse and Casey had a beautiful April wedding at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. The reception, held at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, included white, silver, and purple decor. White hydrangeas and ivory roses hung over acrylic bridges on top of two royal tables while the rest of the circular tables had the flowers over glass vases. The fountain in the center of the rotunda was filled with ivory rose petals and candlelights were spread throughout the room. Elisse and Casey’s guests danced the night away and were surprised with two confetti blasts during the reception!
They had a romantic first look before the ceremony. Elisse remembers walking down the stairs to Casey with butterflies. “I remember thinking that I was incredibly blessed to have someone as kind and genuine as him for my husband,” the bride gleams.
To read more about their love story and ceremony, grab a copy of Enchanted Brides on newsstands today!
Photography | Rodrigo Varela
Ceremony Site | Coral Gables Congregational Church
Reception Site | Westin Colonnade Coral Gables
Event Planner | Marylen Exposito Weddings
Invitations & Paper Product | Invitations by Leston
Cake | Elegant Temptations
Florals | Nevot Flower Designs
Music & Lighting | UBIS Music & Lighting
Linens | Leyani Wedding & Party Services
Videography | Love Squared Weddings
Photo Booth | Photo Booth Boutique
Hair | Art of Hair by Claudia
Makeup | Sissi Ceballo