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Guide for the Bride 2019

Guide for the Bride 2019

The Villa Casa Casuarina
The Villa Casa Casuarina
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The Villa Casa Casuarina
You’ve said “yes” to your dream partner, and now it’s time to plan the wedding of your dreams. In this year’s Guide for the Bride, we talked with four of South Florida’s premier wedding and event planners about what’s trending in gowns, flowers, catering, invitations and more, along with their preferred venues and vendors. With their expertise, along with inspiration from weddings they’ve planned, you can be sure your big day will be one to remember.

Stacey Feldman, Peacock Premier Events – Photo by The LXA

Stacey Feldman, Peacock Premier Events

What’s the first thing a bride should do after becoming engaged? She should sit with her family and fiancé and come up with a budget. Next, create a guest list and a date or month preference. Then, interview and hire a planner.

What are tips for narrowing down venues and vendors? Limit yourself to two or three from each category by reading reviews, asking for phone consultations and inquiring about fees. This way, you aren’t wasting your time by meeting with someone or seeing a venue that isn’t a good fit.


What’s trending for weddings? Coming up with new and innovative ways to incorporate flowers into the decor to create the ultimate “wow” factor. You’ll see more floral chandeliers and over-the-top designs surrounding—or built into—the cake and dessert displays.

What are inventive ways for guests to find their seats or sign in? We always try to personalize details based on the bride and groom and the hobbies they share. I worked with a couple who had traveled all over the world together. We used a guest sign-in globe, a suitcase containing luggage tags for seating and programs listing all the places they had been. And instead of table numbers, tables were named after their favorite cities.

Venue: The Villa Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 786.485.2200;

Bridal Salon: Boca Raton Bridal, 3591 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561.447.6541;

Photography: The LXA captures the best action and detail shots. You can truly feel the love through their photos.” 4806 NE 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.615.8824;

Florist: Petal Productions never ceases to amaze me or my clients with their jaw-dropping creations.” 1515 NW 22nd St., Miami; 305.571.5153;

Lighting: Rays of Light is the only lighting vendor I work with. They’re always on top of every detail.” 641 SW 100th Ave., Hollywood; 954.579.9268;

Cake & Desserts: Earth and Sugar makes the most insanely gorgeous cakes and desserts, not to mention all of the delicious flavors they offer.” 505 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561.735.1796;

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