Elaborate Gatsby Wedding Anniversary

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From planning each small detail to being an expert in communication, planning an elaborate event requires passion and extreme attention to detail, making Simply You Weddings the perfect choice to plan this incredible Great Gatsby themed wedding anniversary. For Simply You Weddings, the most memorable element of the wedding day was this amazing family full of love. This event was so much more special because of the family I was working with. This event was super unique because it was in complete theme. It was definitely all about the love this couple has shared for over 20 years, the nuts and bolts of the event were very similar to a wedding, but the details to make this event 100% in theme made it truly unique.”

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Simply You Weddings began working with the family about a year prior to the day of the event. Several trips were made to the venue, The Versace Mansion, to work with the couple to bring their vision to life. Simply You Weddings also finds it very important to also develop a relationship with the other vendors involved to ensure that no details were missed and the vision was truly understood to make the couple’s dreams come true.

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Communication was the number one priority in order to make this event come together.  “The family was from Naples, the event in Miami and I live in Key West. Several visits to the venue were essential to ensure things came together and that the couple loved everything we were proposing.  I was also blessed to develop a fantastic relationship with this family, so understanding their expectations and vision became a lot easier as we forged a cohesive relationship.”

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Credits:

Event Planning | Simply You Weddings

Photography | Studio Julie

Venue | Versace Mansion

Videography | IHeart Films

Stationary | DM Paper Designs

Decor | Lyfe of the Party

Lighting | Avant Gardens

Music | Clint Wiley

Makeup | Nicole Greenohouse

Officiate | Rev. Eddie Rodriguez

Tent | Tentlogix

Cigars | Cigar Stud

Dancers | New Century Dance Company

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It is always very important to choose a venue that speaks to a themed event. Also, costumes were mandatory for all guests, which set the tone beautifully. The Versace Mansion was the perfect venue; it is very opulent and speaks to the 1920’s perfectly. “The invites & save the dates we sent out to guests to introduce the event also set the tone.  From there, we were able to pair linen, bars, feathers, lighting, dancers, etc to ensure the theme was carried through every last detail.”

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Simply You Weddings had a phenomenal experience planning this amazing event. Some additional stand-out elements of the day include a swanky cigar lounge, engraved whiskey bottles for each guest, specialty era-specific cocktails, live swing dancers, and live cigarette girls. The children of the couple also talked about what their love meant to them, which took the place of a traditional vow “renewal.” Simply You Weddings’ favorite part about planning this gorgeous, elaborate wedding anniversary was, of course, seeing it all come together, but mainly spending this experience with such an amazing family.

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