An Ultra Violet Wedding in Miami

An ultra-violet wash of light gave this Coral Gables wedding a mystical, night-sky spirit.

Washing the Hotel Colonnade rotunda in ultra violet—Pantone’s color of the year—gave this Coral Gables wedding a mystical, night-sky spirit. (Travis Harris Photography)

If you’re wondering what a wedding inspired by Pantone’s color of the year—ultra violet—would look like, we have the answer, courtesy of Laura and Mauricio Alfonsin. The couple invited guests to their destination wedding at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, which seduces plenty of romantics with its glorious rotunda starring a handsome stone fountain and grand staircase.

In addition to the hotel’s opulent European style, the Alfonsins seem to have been influenced by the mystical properties of deep purple (aka ultra violet). But rather than outfit their party in violet dresses and ties, they flooded the rotunda’s walls with the color. It gave their restrained platinum, lavender, and dove-grey color scheme a huge burst of drama, and conjured the mood of a summer sky at midnight.

Here's what happens when a classic white-and-crystal wedding gets an ultra-violet wash.

Here’s what happens to a classic white-and-crystal wedding table when paired with an ultra violet backdrop. (Travis Harris Photography)

Other details we love: the bride’s charming heels, with a linear design etched in cool gems; the flower girls’ sweet white frocks; the fact that the bridesmaids all wore dresses of their choice—and looked appropriately amazing. But we bet it was that intense shade of other-worldly purple that was the most Instagrammed element of the evening. 

Here's how to incorporate subtle sparkle in a bridal ensemble.

We love when a bride uses jeweled heels to incorporate some subtle sparkle in her ensemble. (Travis Harris Photography)

Flower girls steal the show every time--especially in frocks this charming.

Flower girls steal the show every time–especially when they’re wearing frocks this charming. (Travis Harris Photography)

Lavender, dove grey, and platinum work beautifully for a wedding party that looks complementary, not cookie-cutter.

Lavender, dove grey, and platinum work beautifully for a wedding party that looks cohesive and complementary, not cookie-cutter. (Travis Harris Photography)

The original Colonnade building, a Beaux Arts stunner erected in the 1920s, welcomes weddings with a blend of European elegance and modern design.

The original Colonnade building, a Beaux Arts stunner erected in the 1920s, welcomes weddings with a blend of European elegance and modern design. (Photo, courtesy of Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables)

 

 

 

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