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Beautiful Miami Wedding at Villa Woodbine


October 6, 2023
Words by Kristi Blane
Photos courtesy of The Cardonas

Tyler and Christine, the dynamic duo with a love story that began in the fast-paced world of emergency medicine, recently tied the knot in a picturesque destination wedding in Miami, Florida. The couple’s journey from colleagues during a gap year between undergrad and medical school to becoming life partners has been nothing short of extraordinary.

In a heartwarming interview, the couple shared insights into their love story, the decision to have a destination wedding, and the magical details that made their big day unforgettable.

Destination Miami: A Perfect Blend of Roots and Romance

Choosing Miami as their wedding destination was a natural choice. Christine’s hometown and Tyler’s family ties to South Florida made the city a special place for the couple. In their own words, “Miami captures both the city where we met and had family ties.” With friends and family scattered across the country, the accessibility of Miami made it a perfect destination, allowing loved ones to join from every corner of the nation.

Villa Woodbine: A Romantic Haven for the Perfect Day

The couple meticulously selected Villa Woodbine as their ceremony and reception site. Enamored by the historic charm, stunning greenery, and versatility of the venue, Tyler and Christine knew it was the perfect backdrop for their dream wedding. Working closely with wedding planner Amanda Lorenzo of Forever Yours Events, the couple navigated the planning process seamlessly.

Romantic Elegance: Decor and Details

The wedding decor reflected the couple’s vision of classic and timeless romance. White florals, greenery, and personalized signs from Etsy created an intimate and elegant atmosphere. String lights added warmth to the outdoor ceremony and dinner, while the courtyard dance floor transformed the night into a lively celebration.

Ceremony Magic: A Blend of Faith and Love

The ceremony, held on the venue’s lawn, featured a string trio, a floral arch, and white flower petals lining the aisle. The couple opted for a Christian ceremony, with private vows exchanged during their first look. Tyler shared, “It was a truly perfect mix of our faith, our love for one another, and the support of our family and friends.”

Planning from Afar: Navigating the Distance

Despite living in Atlanta, Georgia, the couple managed to plan their Miami wedding with strategic visits during breaks from medical school. Having relatives in Miami proved invaluable for handling details from afar. Reflecting on the process, Tyler and Christine advised couples to enjoy the planning journey, lean on their support system, and ask all the questions needed to ensure a smooth experience.

Cherished Memories: Advice for Future Couples

The couple ended by offering a heartfelt piece of advice to future brides and grooms: “Just enjoy the process as much as you can, even if it seems stressful in the moment – it flies by so quickly! All of the little decisions and details are going to come together to create the most magical day imaginable.”

Indeed, Tyler and Christine destination wedding in Miami exemplifies the beauty of love, the magic of chosen destinations, and the joy of celebrating a union surrounded by loved ones. Their story will undoubtedly inspire couples embarking on their own journey to forever.

Vendors: Photographer: The Cardonas; Wedding Planner: Forever Yours Events; Venue: Villa Woodbine; Florist: Julia Rohde Designs; Stationery: Birth to Black Tie; Cake: Edda’s Cake Designs; Hair & Makeup: Marz Makeup and Hair; Gown Designer: Badgley Mischa; Groom’s Clothing Designer: Damiani; Bridesmaids/Groomsmen’s Clothing Designer: Jenny Yoo; Officiant: Weddings by Frank; DJ: Ubi’s Music & Lighting

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