They say destiny is no matter of chance ... sometimes two people meet and at a moment's notice simply know they're meant for each other. Well, Yechiel didn't waste any time, asking Ophira to marry him just three months after their first date. He's from Toronto and she's from New York. They both wanted a destination wedding and decided on South Florida. When it comes to unique Miami wedding venues, the Sunshine State is blessed with fabulous options. That said, once they visited the Trump National Doral, they knew they found their match and never looked back.
Ophira wanted her makeup to look soft and natural. We went with a light-brown smokey eye to create a confident glamorous look.Carolina Bethel
A one-of-a-kind couture gown by Teri Jon
Typically, wedding dress shopping goes something like this: search the internet, Pinterest, and bridal publications for labels and styles you like, and then head over to local bridal boutiques to try on samples until you fall in love with something. That wasn't the case for Ophira, however, since her mom, Rickie Freeman, is the founder and creative visionary behind Teri Jon.
Rickie took it upon herself to design a one-of-a-kind dream couture gown ... hand-tailored to Ophira's aesthetic and measurements in only three weeks! It was the first bridal Teri Jon in 35 years ... and, spoiler alert, look out for a Teri Jon Bridal Collection coming soon!
Ophira's bridal bouquet included a cascade of stunning white phalaenopsis orchids to complement the classic, timeless elegance of her wedding gown.Raffi Grosz, Petal Productions
For the escort card table, I decided to step out of the wedding's predominantly white theme and instead embraced color to create a one-of-a-kind, enchanting statement piece that the guests would pass on their way into the ballroom. The place cards were positioned on seven reflective pedestals, which in turn were under what appeared to be a floating canopy of fabulous cascading flowers.Raffi Grosz, Petal Productions
When a bride goes with a more delicate floral variety for her bouquet, I highly recommend a duplicate bouquet. We all know bouquets can be subject to a little abuse during the reveal, family portraits, and other pre-ceremony activities. Commissioning a second bouquet will ensure that her bouquet looks magnificent when she walks down the aisle.Raffi Grosz, Petal Productions
For the bridal canopy, I used a cascade of orchids mixed with hydrangeas and roses around the top of the structure. The transparent lucite pillars created the impression of a “floating” Chuppah ... harmoniously blending with the magnificent golf course backdrop.Raffi Grosz, Petal Productions
I used all-white florals for the reception décor ... the idea was to put a modern twist on a classic design. For Ophira's ballroom, I created two brand new centerpiece designs: the tall centerpiece included a strong, oversized grouping of multiple white floral varieties and is sure to be a popular trend heading into 2019. It's harmonious yet bold grouping allows each individual flower to make an impact.Raffi Grosz, Petal Productions
True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend.Faye Hall
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- Venue Trump National Doral Miami
- Event Planner Parties by Ellen
- Floral Design & Production Petal Productions
- Photography Adagion Studio
- Videography Senderey Video Productions
- Makeup Karolina Bethel
- Hair Elad Bentov
- Wedding Gown Teri Jon Rickie Freeman
- Shoes Badgley Mischka Bridal
- Catering Events by Executive Caterers
- Music Bitton Events