Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

We first introduced you to Alicia on our IG account.  We fell in love with just one image from her wedding and felt the need to share the entire nuptials here on the blog.

Special thanks to Alicia for allowing us the opportunity to share in the delight of her wonderful wedding to her now husband, Michael, on the beautiful island of Aruba!!

Here is the love story!  Enjoy!

How We Met

My husband and I met in Cancun Mexico back in 2007 as we were both vacationing with our friends on spring break. To say “we fell in love in a hopeless place” is an understatement. After spending the whole entire vacation together our relationship pretty much followed suit, and we both have been on cloud 9 ever since.

The Wedding Planning Process

Our first official vacation together was in Aruba in 2009 and as special as that was, the island had become a second home to us as we visited once a year up until today. We knew we would somehow have to pull off getting all our friends and family to the island for our wedding.

August 11th, 2013 on the Renaissance Private Island in Aruba our dream came true. Sixty of our closest friends and family watched as we started our new lives together. It was an absolute dream come true. I planned every inch of the wedding down to the straws our guests drank out of and I loved every second of it.

Advice From One Coordinated Bride to Another

For future brides to be, take in every moment you possibly can you have no idea how fast it truly flies by. When the stress starts to get the best of you remember this is a once and a lifetime experience, don’t waste it under any circumstance!

Vendor Collaboration

Bride’s Dress:  Pnina Tornai || Groom’s Attire: Custom suit from My Suite || Wedding Invitation: Boxed Invites from Dochelle || Bride’s Shoes: Prada  || Bride’s Bouquet: Made from vintage wedding gowns, pearls and brooches.  Purchased from Etsy || Bridesmaids Dresses- Two Birds || Groomsmen: Polo shoes, docker pants, and Tommy Hilfiger  suspenders || Flower girl- Custom dress from an Etsy seller || Photographer- Elnathan Hijmering (Aruba native) || Cake- Renaissance in house Baker ||

Here is a video that recaps the wedding of Alicia and Michael.

OUR WEDDING Michael & Alicia from Ingmar Maduro on Vimeo.

Again, we wish all of our coordinated brides a wonder Valentine’s Day!