When something is beautiful, you know it right away. It hits you hard and you fall fast – that’s how we felt about Eliana’s beautiful Italian inspired wedding. She found her Lazaro dress with us and topped it off with a Monique Lhuillier tulle skirt also from our boutique. We have lots to say about this Fisher Island wedding, but we’ll let the bride tell you about it herself. Here’s what Eliana told Style Me Pretty:
My vision for my wedding was an intimate affair that was reminiscent of my family’s lake house on Lago Maggiore, Italy. We chose the Vanderbilt Mansion on Fisher Island to exude the charm and romance of Italy. With Miami Beach as our backdrop we embraced the city that raised us and where we met. We incorporated lace, candelabras and lots of candles to set the tone. Our focus of the evening was family as we embraced Jared’s family history during the ceremony and my family history with opera singer during the reception. We had personal touches by using hydrangeas that are in the garden at my home in Italy, serving oysters which are Jared’s favorite food during cocktail hour, Affogato for dessert which is a traditional italian treat, and our favors were maple cookies from where we lived in Toronto. The toasts were long, the dance floor was sweaty and the champagne was endless. We would not have had it any other way!
Photography: Shea Christine Photography