One of the best wedding venue in Miami is definitely the romantic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, with its old world aesthetic and the Spanish architecture.
The venue previously known as Villa Vizcaya was built between 1914 and 1922 by owner James Deering. Being a conservationist, Deering sited the development of the estate portion along the shore to conserve the forests. This portion was to include the villa, formal gardens, recreational amenities, expansive lagoon gardens with new islets, potager and grazing fields, and a village services compound.
If you’re a lover of design and art, this is the place for you as a former art curator, painter, and interior designer, was the project’s director who assisted and encouraged Deering to collect art items, antiquities, and architectural elements for the project. Chalfin, that was his name, recommended the architect F. Burrall Hoffman to design the structural and envelope of the villa, garden pavilions, and estate outbuildings. The landscape master plan and individual gardens were designed with the Colombian landscape designer Diego Suarez, who had trained with Sir Harold Acton at the gardens of Villa La Pietra outside Florence, Italy.
In this photoshoot below, designed by Janna Brown Design and coordinated by Ema Giangreco, Janna said she created the designed with the aim of balancing the Spanish architecture and dilapidated stone textures with luxurious linens, rich touches of deep green and gold, and a feminine ambiance of an ethereal bride.
A crisp A-line gown from Monique Lhuillier, paired with cream and white florals, and a sleek tuxedo created a classic aesthetic against the old world opulence of Vizcaya and the gardens. Contemporary glassware and a modern typeface were justaposed with delicate hand lettering, tattered textures and billowing silks for an intentional fusion of the old an new.