Sunday, October 18, 2009
Ariel and Ricco's Sweet Celebration of Love
Ariel and Ricco were married on Saturday, October 17th at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Tampa. It was one of the sweetest celebrations I have ever seen! It was obvious how much they are both truly loved by their family and friends. You also couldn't help but notice how truly deep the love is between Ariel and Ricco.
It was a very elegant wedding and there were so many special personalized touches incorporated throughout the day that made it truly unique. To honor her mother's memory, Ariel started the ceremony off by having her brother place a couple white roses on the first chair on the left side. She also had Natalie from Chic Sweets create a pink and white candy buffet with a sign that said "For my Mother, because everyone deserves a lifetime". It was very touching.
(By the way, Chic Sweets did an AWESOME job on the candy buffet and they had the best candy.)
Their DJ was Eladio from Delite Entertainment and he knows how to keep the guests dancing. He provided the gobo light, the equipment for the slide show and kept the crowd on the dance floor all night long! The slide show was another unique touch. It played during their first dance, the father/bride dance and the mother/groom dance. For their first dance, it showed pictures of the two of them through the years. For the father/bride dance, it was pictures of Ariel with her father through the years. Then, for the mother/groom dance it was pictures of Ricco and his mother through the years. It was really fun to see how much everyone has changed over the years!
The amazing flower arrangements and bouquets were created by Stephanie at FishHawk Weddings. The centerpieces really transformed the room and the bouqets really went well with the bridesmaid dresses.
Both Chuck from Hearts Video and Tony from Artistique Photography were there to capture all of the beautiful moments. They were a blast to work with and both promised to share some of their video and pictures with us. I can't wait to be able to post their work on our blog!! Don't forget to check back to see them!!
The guests certainly had their share of sweets between the candy buffet and the delicious cakes created by Chef Nelson. The wedding cake matched the elegant theme and the Xbox Groom's Cake was really cute.
The staff at Embassy Suites was phenomenal to work with. They were very accommodating, quick and efficient. I can honestly say that all of the vendors at Ariel and Ricco's wedding were a pleasure to work with and everything went very smoothly. It truly was a fabulous event!!!
Ariel & Ricco - Thank you so much for hiring Flawless Occasions!!! It was so much fun working with both of you. Your family and friends are wonderful and it is obvious that you both are surrounded by leaps and bounds of love and support. Congratulations!!!
Artistique Photography will be sharing some professional photos soon - but here are some of the pictures I snapped. As you will see, from the toddlers on up, this group took full advantage of the great music and dance floor!
At the end of the night, Ariel and Ricco were still willing to pose for a few more pictures with vendors!
Here is DJ Eladio from Delite Entertainment with the newly weds:
Here is Natalie from Chic Sweets with Ariel and Ricco:
Last but not least, here I am with the new Mr. & Mrs.: