Elyse and Alan were married on top the old wall surrounding the city of Cartagena in view of over 300 of their closest friends and family. After the ceremony, a horse and carriage then proceeded to take us down the old streets, where we stopped to take their portraits and let the old world envelop up. The reception was held at the historic Casa 1537 where the garden decor and concert level light show, and music stage, made the colonial era building both beautiful and electric! The weekend started off at an exclusive beach home on the outskirts of the city where all the guests were treated to local fare, drinks, live music, fresh caught lobster and seafood. Elyse’s makeup was done beautifully by Ashley Mandy, who was flown in from Miami. Elyse’s stunning dress was a Zuhair Murad. The decor was created and Mynt Flowers and the lighting and staging were created and built by Playa Productions. Thanks to Colombian planner Sary Chaki for being so amazing! And of course, thank you Elyse for asking me to document this outstanding, energetic, and magnificent weekend!!
What can I say about Ali “The Face” Wender and Keith “The Teeth” Heller? That I can write nicknames for them in this blog post and know they’ll be cracking up as they’re reading this! They’re just as cool and hip as they come. The whole weekend, from rehearsal dinner to wedding was a genuine joy to shoot and participate in. It makes such a difference when the people I spend an entire day with have qualities I admire and respect. Guru planner Sara Lowell of Sara Renee Events used her unique charms to oversee the weekend to its explosive afterparty which, Ali described as “when the wheels came off”. Take special notice of the Emoji pillows and emoji cookies. Many thanks to Rachelle at Beauty Boutique 54 for allowing Ali to be naturally alluring and elegant. Jonathan Buick of Xquisite Events beautifully transformed Turnberry Isle into an indoor chic rustic garden. Love working with Ruben Senderey of Senderey Video anytime I can. And of course, the main event, the crew themselves, RockwithU and Slim keeping the floor packed and the guests pumped. Enjoy!