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“I had imagined it so many times, but [the work of] my wedding planner and florist exceeded my imagination. The place looked stunning.”

Meanwhile, guests made their way to a ballroom adjacent to the pool for cocktails; then, they enjoyed a formal sit-down dinner beneath contemporary black-and-white poolside cabanas. Violet lighting cascaded over pewter tables adorned with silver candelabras and mercury-glass vases filled with fuchsia and magenta roses, hydrangeas, orchids, lisianthus blossoms, and hyacinths. In addition to a lavender- and pistachio-flavored cake covered in red ombré fondant, a mouthwatering array of desserts was offered atop a shimmering pink table appropriately labeled “Dulce Amor” (Spanish for “Sweet Love”). Small boxes were available for guests to fill with turtle 156 156

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pretzels, red velvet cake pops, fruit tarts, sugar cookies, and key lime bars. The radiant décor and striking design of the event proved to be one of the couple’s favorite elements of their big day. “Even though I went to some meetings, I didn’t really pay attention to what was going on,” Shaaz admits. “When I saw what the place looked like, I was impressed and I understood all the time my bride had spent planning our day.” Rosario adds, “I had imagined it so many times, but [the work of] my wedding planner and florist exceeded my imagination. The place looked stunning.” ERIN MIGDOL And it all began with a single wink.

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