First wedding at the Phillips
A view of the dramatic interior.
The evening began with a cocktail hour in the rotunda on the fifth floor. Guests were greeted with a custom-built replica of the fountain in Barcelona, Spain, where the groom had proposed, this transported guests to the moment their journey began. The Bride worked with a company to design the fountain as a wine luge, serving guests wine as they passed. To make their friends and family feel as though they were in Barcelona, photos from the couple’s trip were displayed throughout the room.
During the cocktail hour, guests were served Spanish-style cuisine. To leave the couple messages, Spanish bottles of wine with blank labels were available to write the couple messages for milestone anniversaries to come.
Escort cards have a theater-ticket theme.
Dinner signage continues the theater theme.
Personalized decor: The groom's last name.
Dramatic dining room
At the end of the cocktail hour, a Spanish guitarist led guests into a theater featuring a breathtaking stained glass ceiling.
While the couple wanted to tie in pink and gold accents from other parts of the event, they needed to make sure that those would complement the stained glass and silver accents of the room.
Although the colors picked were outside of their comfort zone, they were confident that they would enhance the look of the theater, elevating the "Oscar" caliber experience for their guests.
Dramatic dining room
A long view of the dining room.
Beautiful tabletop decor.
The lighting was meticulously designed to complement the decor by the groom, a TV and event producer, who worked with the Dr. Phillips Center’s team to light.
each table, the cake, and other elements of the room perfectly.
The wedding cake
The beautiful wedding cake.
The Italian menu reflects the couple's honeymoon destination--Italy.
Bride and groom appear
The bride and the groom made their grand entrance from the second floor balcony like the stars of the show.
Signage for the party
Signage for "Act Four"--the party.
The chandelier bears the initial of the couple's last name.
The "Crazy Hour"
The last hour of their wedding was dedicated to La Hora Loca, or “The Crazy Hour,” a tradition steeped in Colombian culture.
The bride introduced crazy hour to her guests by choreographing a flash mob with her bridesmaids to the tune of "Hey Mickey" by Toni Basil.
For crazy hour, the bride put on a traditional red skirt, the groom a red bandana, and imported Colombian masks were passed out to guests.
View from the Phillips
The view from the Phillips.
Exiting with the mariachis
Exiting with the mariachis.
The groom hires a technical team to make it "snow" in Florida.