There is something just so romantic about an al fresco wedding reception, especially when it’s in as beautiful of a venue as the Villa Woodbine. With elegant architecture and dreamy ivy clinging to the walls, this simple Spanish-inspired wedding reception is not only romantic, but also inspirational for a bride and groom to easily create a similar look for their own wedding.
To start, we love this ethereal take on the popular peach hue: pops of the sunshine hue bring a lighthearted feel to the overall aesthetic while maintaining an organic sense of elegance thanks to its combination with natural greeneries and a rough woven linen. Using individual garden rose blooms to line the table, tucked simply into a loose garland of ivy, creates a statement-making yet cost-effective centrepiece. Read on for more from the creative team who created this look!
From the Creative Director and Once Wed Preferred Vendor, Beauty in the Making:
“Villa Woodbine is the quintessential ethereal, romantic backdrop for this timeless bride and groom. Located in Coconut Grove, a charming neighborhood south of Downtown Miami, the Villa has elegant, Spanish-inspired arches, grand, sweeping laggios, and dreamy ivy clinging to the off-white walls where it always feels like a feast is about to be served. Gorgeous sunset- colored floral rest on the tabletop alongside gold-embossed crystal goblets. The whole setting feels like it was painted and curated by the sunset herself, with the sun-bleached accents and warm tones washing over the whole setting. We can almost hear the laughter from the impending celebration and smell the feast about to be served. There is an air of jubilee, a new chapter unfolding.
Ozzy Garcia perfectly captures the sun-drenched affair, chasing the light with his lens. The bride’s entire look is simple and natural, with barely-there makeup and gowns that drape flawlessly. Each gown the bride dons from Chris Riley Bridal conveys timelessness while also evoking the style a nineteen-twenty-something affair with modest necklines and draped skirts. Her hair is pulled loosely into a full-bodied chignon styled by Carolyn Jones. Her bouquet drapes romantically, brimming over with vines and various garden roses in rich blushing tones, all provided by Devine Design. We are taken on a whirlwind trip to Spain and back for this lovely garden party wedding.This utterly romantic sun-drenched affair is any bride’s dream.”
This simple bridal portrait session in the mountains is made beautiful and amazing by many different factors, but our very favorite is the breathtaking location. Swap a city skyline for a mountain ridge, lake view, orchard, or garden and we'll take that any day!