Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Yes, we know it's Wedding Wednesday but the Biltmore plays host to many different events throughout the year in addition to all of our fabulous weddings. Today we thought we would showcase one of those events.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term "Quince" it is the spanish translation of fifteen. In latin cultures young ladies celebrate a Quince as opposed to a sweet sixteen. In the past few years we have seen the Quince trend return in full force. These events are extravagant, elaborate themed events from arabian nights to fairy tales and an in Jacqueline's case a medieval feast fit for a princess.
We know Francesca Gonzalez (eventsbyfrancesca.com) had a great time designing all of the custom elements that made this event unique. For more information on all of the vendors that assisted in creating this royal gala, please see below.
Event Planner: Francesca Gonzalez eventsbyfrancesca.com
Custom Tables, drawbridge and Tents: Evoga evogaevents.com
Florist: Petal Productions www.petalproductions.com
Custom Benches: Hitched hitchedeventsflorida.com
D.J: Sarz Entertainment www.sarzentertainment.com
Photography: Rodrigo Varela www.rodrigovarelaphotography.com
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Over the past 14 years I have assisted over 600 couples in fulfilling their wedding dreams. Time and time again I am asked, "if you had one all encumbering, piece of advice for wedding planning what would it be?"
The answer is simple, make it all about you, the two of you in every aspect possible. When the main current that runs through a wedding is the love a couple shares and the dynamics of their personalities, then the wedding guests and most importantly the couple themselves can not help but feel swept away.
Nicole and Jason personified the statement noted above. No copy and paste insert any bride and groom here. Nicole knew that modern but rustic elegance was what she was envisioning for her day. Together with her Dynamic planner Marylen Exposito and the Über creative Blooms, Inc. Nicole had those visions fulfilled and then some.
When it came to the grooms cake, the couple wanted to incorporate their common love for the show " The Walking Dead ". If there is anyone in Miami that you can feel comfortable in saying " just do whatever you want with the cake, we trust you." It's Rosie from Elegant Temptations. That cake took grooms cakes to a whole new level.
Rustic, Elegant, Modern, funny & even a little scary. Take a look for yourselves and to see more visit: http://davidzaveloff.com/biltmore-hotel-miami-wedding/
looking for a dynamic group of vendors to make your day all about you? Then look no further!
Wedding Planner: Marylen Exposito-www.theweddingplanner.bz
Flowers & Decor: Blooms Inc - www.bloomsinc.com
Music & Lighting: Sarz Entertainment- www.sarzentertainment.com
Cake: Elegant Temptations - www.etcakes.com
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
We were recently asked by Brides Magazine to provide their readers with our best photo locations within our one of a kind property. We were more than happy to oblige.
Indeed The Biltmore is a photographers paradise, with too many locations for one blog post, but if you are a Biltmore Bride here are some of the top spots to make sure your photos are as timeless as our venue.
1. Biltmore Lobby- East side, West Side, Center- There is no such thing as a bad spot. Just coordinate the time with your catering manager to make sure you're not standing in the middle of someone else's event.
2. The Alhambra & Granada Loggias- Contrasting the green wall color against a white wedding dress is spectacular!
3. The Banyan Tree- With it's beautiful roots anchored to the ground and it's leaves reaching for the clouds, it's no mystery why this symbolic spot is one of our favorites.
4. Anywhere on the golf course- There are dozens of potential shots within our 6,800 yard championship golf course. Speak to your catering manager about securing a golf cart for you so that you can move around quickly and make the most of your time.
5. The Country Club- The Country Club Fountain is an ideal location for bridal party photos and no Biltmore wedding album is complete with out a photo on the famous Country Club Ballroom stairs.
Let me guess...you're visual and need to see for yourself? Then take a look at this video from our friends at Focused on Forever that showcases some of the photo op locations noted above & then some. Need to see more? Visit Focused on Forever's page dedicated to Biltmore Weddings. http://focusedonforever.com/blog/?s=biltmore
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Welcome back to Wedding Wednesday!
Today we bring you the very special southern inspired celebration of Tiffanie & Pierre. Family and food were the focus of this beautiful fete. Tiffanie knew the Biltmore was where she wanted her special day to take place, as not one but two of her sisters had already enjoyed a beautiful Biltmore wedding.
The second most important component to the day was the incorporation of all things southern.
The decor included beautiful florals of peach and green with burlap table runners. The menu was something were sure few of her guests have been able to enjoy at a luxury hotel, Jalapeno Corn bread, Bourbon Braised Short Rib and Truffle Mac and Cheese. There is no doubt their guests' stomachs were as full as their hearts.
Tiffanie & Pierre, we hope you continue the tradition of Biltmore Weddings within your family for years to come!
Does the south bring you comfort? Swing on over to the complete blog:
As always amazing vendors create amazing events, here a few of the professionals responsible for this gorgeous day:
Florist: Parrish Designs
Wedding Planner: Paula Jackson- Bsocial
DJ: DJ Connection
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Lindsay and Ryan's guests were able to enjoy their very own Kentucky Derby Celebration!
Cocktail hour consisted of a Kentucky Derby viewing party where guests were able to bet on their favorite horse while sipping a cool mint julep from a custom bar adorned with floral horseshoes. Beautiful barrels, crates and props were provided by unearthed vintage www.unearthedvintage.com
The fun festivities continued throughout the night as guests partied the evening away decked out in their derby hats.
Lindsay and Ryan thank you for choosing the Biltmore to host this one of a kind event. All bets are on you for a life filled with love & joy!
For more derby style inspiration check out the complete blog at:
Elaine Palladino Photography http://www.elainepalladinoblog.com/2014/05/lindsey-and-ryan-at-the-biltmore-hotel/
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Welcome back to Wedding Wednesday!
This week we bring you the incredible wedding of Leslie & David....
When envisioning her wedding day, "conventional" is not what Leslie had in mind. She knew what she wanted from day one and along with our talented vendors we were up for the challenge. We transformed our Country Club Ballroom into an intricate ceremony space only to transform it an hour later into an elegant dinning room. Once the guests finished their exquisite four course meal, our Danielson Gallery set the stage for the perfect after party that had nothing to rival a South Beach Club.
Working with this dynamic couple was a blast. It's hard to believe it's already been a year. Leslie and David, Happy Anniversary and we hope you always remain newlyweds.
Want to see more? Visit http://travisharrisphotography.com/blog/miami-wedding-photographer-miami-fl/ for more gorgeous wedding photos.
Are you a bride who thinks outside the box? If you are and need a dynamic team who can make your dreams a reality, check out the amazing group of vendors
that made it all happen for Leslie & David :
Wedding Planner: Sari Sosa: sarisosaevents.com
Floral Design: Petal Productions: www.petalproductions.com
DJ: Michael Sarysz : www.sarzentertainment.com
Ceremony Musicians: AA Musicians : www.aamusicians.com
Linens & Additional Decor: Leyani: www.leyaniinc.com
Photo: Travis Harris: www.travisharris.com
Video: Miami Artist Group: miamiartistgroup.com
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
On this Wedding Wednesday we take it way back to celebrate one of our favorite couples (and mother of the bride).
From the first day that Jessica and Michael (Professional Major League Baseball Player) came to view our property for the first time, we knew the event would be beyond spectacular. Not to mention the fact that it was obvious they were head over heels in love and could not wait to start their lives together. The months that followed included working with some of the finest vendors in Miami where no detail was overlooked. The outcome was an over the top event that included floral chandeliers suspended from the ceiling, custom trees for place cards, a five star menu and amazing musicians and dancers that will no doubt leave their guests in awe for years.
From the wedding team at The Biltmore we wish Jessica and Michael many years of continued bliss....
For more of Jessica & Michael's spectacular wedding photos visit:
Of course amazing events need amazing vendors:
Photographed by Stephan & Stella for Maloman Studios
Venue: The Biltmore Hotel
Church: Little Flower
Wedding Planner: Jackie Ohh Events
Gown: Gabriella Arango
Flowers: Avant Gardens
Video: Belvedere Stories
Cake: Elegant Temptations
Makeup/Hair: Gloria Pelo