Love Language

Every little thing rolled with punches in this sparkly pink wedding. Elegance flowed from the well-decorated chuppah, table set-up, especially the chandeliers of the reception venue. The wedding dresses were radiant too, especially when it is paired with the intricately arranged bouquets. Goodness, I felt like I walked out from a modern-day wonderland after I laid my eyes on the photos! And since the couple knew a lot of friends who are unable to hear, they hired interpreters so their dear friends can catch up with the fun and laughter. Aww, what a thoughtful couple! So, to Alana and Roy, continue spreading your love for each other!

The Album Story

Alana and Roy met at work. They are both nationally certified Sign Language interpreters and were working at a video relay center. She invaded his cubicle and threw herself a dance party the second day they worked together! The rest is history! One of the more important things they share is his first and her second language, American Sign Language. Much of his family is Deaf and it works out that they can all easily communicate! They also share a passion for life, travel, and adventure!

We Are A Perfect Match

Roy and I share a joy for life. We celebrate things with humor and love. We understand the dynamics and challenges of our work, and can empathize with one another without much discussion. Roy is genuinely a great guy and truly cares for others. He is easy to love! Everyone who meets him likes him, including Alana!

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The Proposal

Roy proposed while I was brushing my teeth on the evening of April Fools Day (following our fake engagement on April Fools Day the year before). That’s my Roy! Need I say more?

The Planning Process

We were engaged on April 1st, 2014 and married on March 1st, 2015. We definitely needed that much time to secure vendors (especially band) down here in Miami. We also had a large wedding so it takes longer to plan.

The Best Advice We Received

Enjoy the process! It all happens so fast and often you feel overwhelmed and stressed; but really, the planning is all part of the wedding! Enjoy it! It really is fun picking, working with vendors and friends, and then seeing your vision come to life!

Tips & Tricks For Future Brides

I would say, pick a Maid of Honor and Best Man/Woman who can really help you. Sometimes we pick our best friends and they just are not equipped to handle the responsibilities. You really need a lot of help planning and on your wedding day, so choose people who are ready and willing to assist! Also, choose vendors you can trust and who have a good reputation. Things will all fall into place and you won’t have to worry the day of because the vendors take care of everything (including a planner if you can!) They are the professionals. Trust them!

The Challenges We Faced

The challenges were choosing vendors and not feeling bad about saying no to the ones we did not choose. We were also somewhat limited and challenged with the fact that we had 200 people attend. We had to be patient and lead with questions like, “can you accommodate our large party?” It is important not to have your heart set on something until you know if can happen!Screenshot 2015-12-23 11.34.11

 

The Theme

They did not exactly choose a theme for the wedding per say, but they knew we wanted something elegant, sparkly, and with a hell of a dance party! The majority of the wedding party came in from out of town, and it was quite a diverse bunch! They had Marines, Israeli Dancers, Deaf folks, Jewish family, and a slew of others! Roy broke tradition and opted for a best woman, Kristen.

The wedding also included Sign Language Interpreters and a special mix of flower arrangements to ensure clear sight lines for signed communication. Petal Productions masterfully created low arrangements for tables with Deaf guests and high arrangements for those with only hearing guests. The room had to be carefully arranged so the Deaf guests could see the interpreters from where they were sitting. This took some extra time and care.

Wedding Decor Inspiration

I wanted a very elegant and classy wedding. I love sparkly decor, but wanted to keep it high end and not kitchy. I also wanted unique table numbers. We decided to use, “Love comes in all languages” and have a different language expressing “love” on each table. For example, we had an “Amor” table and an “אהבה” table (Ahava).

Our Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects

We make all of the place/escort cards. We use a sparkly “ribbon” from Michael’s to label each person’s meal with a different color. My mom also printed out the table “numbers” (Love printed in a different language). We used the large black paper “clips”, covered them in the silver sparkly “ribbon” and removed the silver clip part by squeezing them out of the black support. We used them as the holders for the table number cards.

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Money Matters

It started out as $35,000 (set by my father) but I think that’s what we ended up spending ourselves. My parents funded most of the wedding and I have no idea how high it went. I can only guess $70,000.

Bands in Miami run from $7,500 (on the low end!!!) up to $15,000. I was lucky enough to have a great friend who happens to play in the top band in the area! We still paid them, of course, but much of the cost was covered as a wedding gift to us.

The venue including food and beverages was the most expensive of all! The cost goes up $5 per person every time you add something. The base price may start out as $95/pp but as soon as you want chavarri chairs that’s $5 more a person. High end liquor? $10 pp more. And extra hour? $5 per person plus a fee! Of course this depends on your venue, but I think that is generally the most costly part of a wedding. There are places that host events and include everything in one cost. I mean EVERYTHING (flowers, photo, band, food, etc. etc.)! I don’t think they are super easy to find, not in Miami at least but they exist if you’re on a budget.

The Guest List

We invited around 375 people. It was a destination wedding because Roy and I are the only two who live locally. We had just fewer than 200 attended.

We figured most from out of the country and such would not come. I think it was important to think about how inviting just one person would affect how many others in that circle you would have to invite. (If I include one person from my “dancing friends” group that means I have to invite these twenty other people!)

The Songs

All played by Elegant Musicians

Processional: Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack)

Bride Entrance: Cosmic Love (Florence and the Machine)

Interlude: Flatbush Waltz

Recessional: Mazal Tov and Cosmic Love again

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The Honeymoon

We are headed to Israel and then a 12-day European Cruise

The Next Step

I am excited to see what types of things we can conquer together. I am ready to travel and experience all the challenges life can bring. Eventually we will have a family and I know Roy will make a wonderful father!

Planning Advice For Couples

Don’t lose sight of your love for one another. Remember that this is about you two and if you forget why you are getting married in the first place, the wedding is worthless! Enjoy and take loads of photos!

Highlights from the Ceremony and the Reception

It was the most beautiful wedding! Our vendors were amazing. Really the band just rocked the house! We were up dancing the entire night!

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Favorite Part of the Day

Having all of our friends and family with us to party and dance the night away all for us!

A Memorable Moment

Our Rabbi included our unique cultures and beliefs into our ceremony and it made for a special start to the evening. My mother made our Kiddush cups and we used both my father’s and my grandfather’s Tallit. We used the Flatbush Waltz to remember my grandmother while we did a circling tradition, and Roy walked down the aisle with his grandmother. We recognized his father during the ceremony, which was another special moment.

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A Beautifully Elegant Wedding at the Breakers, Danielle & Thomas

Danielle and Thomas’ Beautifully Elegant Wedding at the Breaker

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This bride and groom are definitely one of the couples fit right in with the greatest and nicest that we have worked with. We loved working with them as they are good looking and completely in love.

When looking for an event planner they decided to select Joni because they needed someone that speaks Portuguese since the Bride is originally from Brazil. Joni actually has someone in her staff that speaks Portuguese and she was actually the one translating the ceremony for all of the guests that came from Brazil specially for the wedding.

The wedding took place at the Breakers and this is an amazing place to take pictures at. There was an elegant indoor ceremony within a gorgeous ball room that had an amazing fine art ceiling. The décor was a beautiful touch that complimented the breaker’s ball room in every way possible.

The bride and groom sealed their union with a shocking first dance where they rocked the floor with special ball room dance performance for their large group of guests.

Working with them was a blast and we are very grateful to have shared such a special and memorable moment in their lives together. The team at Domino Arts wishes Danielle and Thomas a happy future together.

Vendor Spotlight:

Event Planner: Joni Scalzo with Your Special Day by Joni

Hair & Make-up: Jennette Zitani with Beauty Couture

Invitations: Barbara Rosenbaum with Salutations of Boca Raton

Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Band: Steve Mittenthal with Tropics Entertainment

Officiant: Rev. Jim McClung

Photographer: Team at Domino Arts Photography

Officiant: Rev. Jim McClung

Photographer: Team at Domino Arts Photography

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Danielle and Josh Boca Raton Resort and Club

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The Beautiful Boca Raton Wedding of Danielle and Josh

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The families on both sides of this couple are just amazing. There was a limitless amount of beautiful people throughout the entire wedding. Starting with the bride and groomwhich looked like models. The immediate family, bridesmaids and groomsman were all just as stunning. Everything was perfect! Including the timing, weather, vendors and the party. People didn’t stop dancing and having fun.

Joni Scalzo with Your Special Day by Joni was the remarkable party planner that put this beautiful wedding  together.  She thought about every detail and executed it to perfection. They were referred to her by another past client and coincidentally, was also the coordinator for the wedding of Josh’s brother. Joni knew when she met Danielle and Josh, they would want an elegant and fabulous place, so she took them to Jilian Stevens at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Jillian is the best person to work in this hotel. Her smile is always on and ready to help and make things better.  At the Boca Resort, Danielle and Josh were provided with the wedding ceremony and reception location, catering  and cake.  Once that was decided, Joni booked all the other amazing vendors that made this wedding the most memorable in their lives.…

Party Planner:  Joni Scalzo with Your Special Day by Joni

Venue:  Jillian Stevens with Boca Raton Resort & Club

Florist:  Brett Woods with Boca by Design

Makeup Artist:  Toshi Szpyra with Makeup by Tosh

Hair Stylist:  Rebecca Mousseau with Phairis Bridal

Bridal Dress:  Oscar De La Renta with a Vera Wang belt. Purchased at Ever After

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Mori Lee by Angelina Faccenda

Engagement Ring:  David Barry Jewlers

Tuxedos:  Jos. A. Bank

Invitations:  Salutations of Boca Raton

Ceremony and Cocktail:  Yoel Hyman with Heatwave Music & Entertainment

Officiate Performing the Ceremony:  Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan

Photo Booth:  Event Studio Productions

The Domino Arts team had a great time capturing the photography during Danielle and Josh’s beautiful wedding. They are such a great couple to work with and we wish you a loving and happy future together.

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Ari and Schlomo Turnberry Isle

Arielle & Shlomo’s Heartwarming Wedding at the Turnberry Isle Miami

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Love was truly in the air as Arielle and Shlomo began the rest of their lives together at their beautiful Miami wedding. The day began with a heartwarming wedding ceremony atTurnberry Isle Miami and quickly turned into a night of fun, dancing and joy.

Party planner Joni Scalzo with Your Special Day by Joni did a fantastic job putting together a flawless event. The wedding was large but everyone was extremely prepared and organized. All the guests were happy, relaxed, fun and a pleasure to work with as the entire event was clearly a celebration of the love between Arielle and Shlomo.

The bridesmaids looked beautiful in their individualized, gorgeous maroon dresses.  They were the perfect accent to the gorgeous bride with flawless hair by Tatjana Terzic with Looking Like a Star. Florist David Dalsimer with Dalsimer Atlas Floral & Event Decorators really hit the mark with huge candelabra centerpieces which went magnificently with the gold theme of the room. Of course no wedding would be complete without food. Stuart Morginstin with Danziger Kosher Catering and Annie Benarroch, Danziguer’s pastry chef, were sure to satisfy everyone with their delicious and aesthetically appealing dishes.

The couple, their friends and families were a blast to photograph and everyone truly had a great time at this beautiful Miami wedding. With an almost 2 hour Hora and a fantastically wonderful dance routine by DJ David Bitton with Bitton Events, the crowd was on their feet the entire night celebrating the union of Arielle and Shlomo.

The whole team at Domino Arts would like to thank Arielle and Shlomo for allowing us to share their special day with them and for being a blast to work with. We are so excited to provide them with the photos and videos from their Miami wedding to help keep the memories alive for years to come. Mazel Tov!

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You create the magic, we make it last forever - Domino Arts Wedding Photography

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You create the magic, we make it last forever - Domino Arts Wedding Photography

You create the magic, we make it last forever - Domino Arts Wedding Photography

You create the magic, we make it last forever - Domino Arts Wedding Photography

Rachel and Seth

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The odds of marrying someone with the same surname as you, unless you’re a “Smith”, may be one in a hundred thousand or even a million. But odds has never been an issue for these two fated lovers. After connecting one weekend, it was improbable for them to pursue things further because they lived on each ends of the country (Florida and New York) but love moves in an amazing, albeit mysterious, way and Rachel & Seth chanced upon each other again in the airport when she had a small getaway with friends. Right there and then, they knew they were for each other. And what better way to celebrate this awesome destiny two years after but with an elegant wedding in the famous pink Boca Raton Resort in Florida. The luxurious interiors of this hotel was perfect for the gold, white, and pink details of the wedding. Everything looked so grand. Nothing but the best for a match made in heaven right? Congratulations Seth & Rachel!

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Lyndsey & Trace

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I love the combination of bold stripes, pink hues, and gold Chiavari chairs, and in my opinion, it’s the perfect way to infuse modern touches into a truly romantic setting. Maybe it’s from my obsession with all things Kate Spade, but when I see a wedding that embraces all of these details, my heart instantly finds its happy place. So why am I gushing about all of this? Because Lyndsey & Trace’s autumn soirée at The Bonnet House & Museum is the kind of celebration that shows off this look so flawlessly. Just look at that reception space – it’s absolutely stunning. Then pair it all with the smiles and emotion as these two tied the knot, and the result is one of those celebrations that come out of the best of wedding dreams. I cannot thank Dolce Photography enough for sharing this beauty with us, and once you scroll through this gallery of images, I think you’ll agree! Xoxo.

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Images that leave you speechless - Domino ArtsChris and Jenna had a very special wedding as there was a combination of two religious traditions that were incorporated into one.  It is not always easy to please everyone when it comes to beliefs, but they found a way to make everything work. They wanted to have a blast on their special day and thanks to party planner Joni Scalzo with Your Special Day by Joni, their dreams did in fact come true. Chris and Jenna began getting ready at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale provided by Clodagh Larkin and had the most enjoyment doing so. The girls were getting all made up by Tatjana Terzic with Looking Like a Star along with Jenna.  She made sure they would all look beautiful walking down the aisle.  All the while, Chris’s groomsmen prepared him for the most superb day of his life.

The ceremony began when Jenna stunned her guest by walking out in a gorgeous peach colored lace gown designed by Monique L’huiller.  You could not help but adore herbright royal blue Prada high heel shoes that complimented the dress perfectly. Chris sported a stylish black classic tux from Hugo Boss and looked as handsome as can be. After ten years of being together, the day had finally come when they would be able to call each other husband and wife.

As the ceremony came to an end, guest then entered the incredible reception room designed by Lane Friedman with Dalsimer Atlas.  The room was filled with tall vases saturated with various white flowers and candlelight everywhere you looked. Served, was a delicious dinner of a perfect cut filet mignon and fresh salmon, guest surely did enjoy every bit of this well prepared meal catered by The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. After dinner, the party was well underway! The dance floor was massive and left plenty of room for everyone to dance.  Friends and family danced around the joyful newlywed’s, displaying their support and love for them.  Flavor Band with Tropics Entertainment created incredibly exhilarating music to ensure the party went on all evening to help celebrate this amazing moment. The Team at Domino Arts would like to thank Chris and Jenna for allowing us to capture those beautiful moments for you. We wish you all the love and happiness this world has to offer.

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