We are thrilled to see Gisele and Robert’s gorgeous and elegant all-white wedding featured on Inside Weddings!
The newly engaged pair looked at four venues when considering which would host their nuptials, but nothing compared to the first one they viewed, which also influenced their color palette: all white. “We felt it would give us an elegant, clean look that works well with the romantic feel of Hotel Bel-Air,” notes the bride. She and Robert brought on Tessa Brand of Tessa Lyn Events to help create the classic-meets-modern event. “Hire a planner,” Gisele advises future brides. The ceremony and reception both featured roses, hydrangeas, calla lilies, ranunculus blossoms, and lisianthus flowers – all in a snowy hue. Vases, stands, and candleholders were either mirrored, glass, or alabaster in order to complete the monochromatic design.
Gisele and Robert filled their wedding with personal touches: Their two small dogs, Bella and Savannah, were walked down the aisle with their flower girl, and the maid of honor serenaded attendees at the reception. The couple also selected signature cocktails to represent themselves: Robert chose his favorite drink, vodka soda with a lime wedge, and the bride honored her Cuban background by selecting the nation’s staple cocktail, rum and Coke with a lime wedge. A taco station satisfied guest cravings for a late-night snack. “It was important for Robert and me to have a wedding that was elegant, but first and foremost, fun!” Gisele exclaims.
Venue, Cake and Catering: Hotel Bel-Air | Coordination + Design: Tessa Lyn Events | Floral Design: Lotus & Lily Floral Design | Rentals: LUXE Linen | Chairs: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Lighting: Honored Occasions | Invitations: Paper & Home | Music & Entertainment: Daryl Currie (Ceremony) and Honored Occasions (Reception) | Photography: Laurie Bailey Photography