“Ever wonder how to mix modern touches with old-world charm? Allow St. Germain Events to show you how it’s done. From a drop-dead gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown to the bride’s beautiful natural locks, to the history of the venue – this editorial has inspiration sprinkled throughout every corner. Head on over to the full gallery, captured by Melissa Blythe to see it all!”STYLE ME PRETTY | featured April 2020
HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE:
St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, better known by Ancient Spanish Monastery is a luxury historic wedding venue among a tropical setting, located in Miami, FL. The Romanesque architecture is a rare find in the United States and was the main reason we were drawn to the space. After learning more of the Monastery’s history, we gained an even deep appreciation for the beauty and craftsmanship of this remarkable landmark. Originally built in Spain during the 12th century, it was dismantled and shipped by to America where it had been stored away in New York City until it made its way to Miami where it was reassembled and now serves as a luxury wedding venue and an Episcopal church.
The Truly gown by Monique Lhullier brought a soft, elegant, and feminine feel that we wanted to resonate throughout the final images. The optional lace-sleeved jacket along with the pink Gucci platforms added an unexpected fashion-forward touch. We specially chose non-traditional wedding shoes because we love the idea of brides being able to wear them again over time for date nights and such, keeping her wedding style alive and thriving even after the wedding day!
NATURAL BEAUTY & FLORALS: Racquel of St. Germain Design & Co.
We went for a soft, feminine floral style with lots of textures to complement the detail of the gown. The flowers in the model’s hair accessorized the blush tones in the beautiful dress. We designed with roses, ranunculus tulips with soft accents of lilac and sweet pea. To add a European flair to accent the architecture, we paired a vintage wooden table with French-style round-back chairs which gave a nice contrast to the lush green tropical landscape.
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