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.
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.