“I always imagined myself in a flowy, boho-style dress, but as I began my search for the dress, I started to realize that I wanted something more form-fitting and classic,” says Real Chic Bride, Chelsea Mandler, who ultimately set her heart on a stunning Marchesa lace gown.
“[While at Chic Parisien], I tried on a couple of dresses, and the Marchesa was actually the last one in the bunch,” adds Chelsea. “As soon as I opened the dressing room doors to show my mom, mother-in-law and best friend, the hunt was over. We all hugged, cried and were in immediate agreement that this was it. I guess it’s true what they say – save the best for last!”
Chelsea (Birman) Mandler and Nathan Mandler wed on December 21, 2013 on the outdoor terrace of the Epic Hotel in downtown Miami. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple exchanged vows during an evening ceremony. The stunning downtown Miami skyline served as the backdrop.
For the reception, which was held indoors, Chelsea wanted it to evoke a classic and elegant feel, but still reflect her bohemian taste. “I chose all white flowers mixed with manzanita tree branches and moss to give my reception a rustic-chic look.”
Describing her favorite moment, Chelsea says, “Aside from saying the words I do to the love of my life, I would have to say my favorite moments would have to be my first look with Nate, hugging my parents right before they handed me off to my husband-to-be, seeing my bridesmaids for the first time in my dress and our wild after poodle-party! Nate’s brothers also did an unbelievably hilarious speech followed by a performance that was so special.”
Congratulations once again, Cheslea & Nate! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!
– The Chic Parisien Team
Wedding Planner: Yadi Rose Events
Photographer: Emily Harris
Florist: Petal Productions
Make-Up: Tatjana Terzic