Wednesday, October 12, 2011

50 Years Later! Happy Anniversary Daysi & Elio!

Daysi & Elio Gonzalez
Early in life we always wonder if we will find our  perfect soul mate. Sometimes we do and sometimes we struggle in our quest. For Daysi & Elio, struggle was never a factor. This happy couple has recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. It was a magical night where we celebrated their happiness and their journey. With over 120 guests, we had a packed house, literally.

Michelle, their daughter and my previous employer, called me to take care of the details. I immediately said YES, without hesitation. And so the details and planning began. What better way to celebrate their roots by having a Cuban themed event? It was perfect. We had bright colors all over the place. We had dancers dressed up and welcoming the guests, while offering them a mojito! Guests were asked to take a picture of themselves behind a rumba dancer character cut-out. Hilarious! That picture was given to the guests as they left the party. We had the couple renew their vows immediately after they watched a slideshow created by us, capturing their amazing journey. Ceremony was conducted by Frank Nunez.

The presentation was amazing, if I may say so myself. Everything was glowing, the presents barely fit on the table, the guests were laughing and dancing, and I was so touched to have been in charge of this magical night.

I took a moment in the night and pinched myself because for a minute there, I was able to smile and say... I did it! Enjoy!

Daysi & Elio: Thank you for the touching message you left me. I still have it saved. I am so happy you were as happy as I was. Thank you for letting me be a part of such a special moment in your lives.

Presentation by Mia Bella Events & Design

Martini Portions of Arroz con Pollo and Pan Con Lechon Sandwiches
Custom Flags created by Mia Bella Events & Design

Plantain Bar with mixed sauces by Mia Bella Events & Design

Thursday, October 6, 2011

From FIU to the words "I Do"- Susie & George

Mr. & Mrs. Carvajal with their BEERS!
Where do I begin? Let's see, I met Susie months ago for an initial consultation. We totally hit it off and a contract was in the works. Susie then decided to join one of my contests and went head to head with another contestant. With such an amazing group of friends and family, George and Susie pulled it off. They WON! I was so happy for them, and then the planning began.

Susie and George met at FIU, so they felt it was only appropriate to incorporate FIU as a central theme and concept. How's that possible, you may be asking yourself. Well the answer is easy. Incorporating blue and gold was the main idea. From blue lights and adorable blue shot glasses to table numbers and candy bags, everything was mixed together to create a truly amazing evening. The school mascot, Roary, even paid a visit and led the guests during the Cupid Shuffle.

Their engagement session was taken at FIU and an adorable sign-in book was created for guests to leave happy wishes for the newlyweds.  A candy station was also included and was a total hit. All the kiddies went crazy, needless to say, and with over 150 guests, you can imagine what the party was like. EVERYONE danced, sang, drank, and partied til the last song was played. Susie even had a surprise of her own when George and the southern gentlemen of Pi Kappa Phi serenaded her in the midst of it all. She was shocked.  Here are a few of the pics I was able to steal. For more pics, please visit Facebook.

Susie & George- Thank you again for the amazing exposure you have given my company. It was an absolute pleasure working with the two of you, and I truly hope your big day was everything you could've imagined...and more! Big Hug! XOXO

St. Kevin Catholic Church

This picture says it all!

Candy Station by Mia Bella Events & Design, Inc.

Hora Loca Time!

George- pink thong...really?

Renaissance at the Gables- Reception