Love Story: Lizzie & Guillermo

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We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland bride to get her love story. Meet Lizzie Guillermo, who were married June 17th, 2017.

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When and how did you meet?

We met in law school, in February 2015. We were out one night with mutual friends, and within a few minutes of meeting each other, Guillermo held Lizzie’s hand. It was snowing and he claimed he didn’t want her to slip!

How long did you date before he popped the question?

We dated for one year before Guillermo popped the question.

How did he propose?

Guillermo took me to dinner at an Italian restaurant during Spring Break in Lake Worth, FL. At the end of dinner, he abruptly got up and I asked if he was going to the bathroom. Guillermo said yes, and a few minutes later, he arrived at the table with a waiter behind him. The waiter put a small chocolate cake on the table, and told me to eat the candy topping off the cake first, because it was an old Italian tradition. Being Italian, I protested that I had never heard of such a tradition. After a gentle kick from Guillermo under the table, I took the candy off of the cake and found a beautiful ring inside. Before I knew what was happening, Guillermo immediately bent down on one knee and popped the question.

Where were you married and how did you pick the place?

We were married at Gesu Church in Miami, FL. Guillermo is from Miami and he and I were both raised Catholic, so they picked the oldest Catholic Church in Miami.

What theme and/or colors have you chosen for your wedding and why?

We picked navy blue and light pink, because we wanted to incorporate both of our favorite colors.

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We spent a week in Charleston, South Carolina, eating amazing Southern food, touring Plantations, and taking carriage rides.

Why did you chose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?

I initially chose Wonderland Bridal because of their magnificent Stella York collection, and then spoke to Patti on the phone. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable both on the phone, and later in the store.

Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

My experience with Wonderland Bridal was nothing short of fantastic. I had my dress made custom length, and Patti did an amazing job of making it just the right length. Every time I entered the store, everyone was so pleasant and welcoming! Patti was very organized and upfront with information relating to timing of my order, sizing, and pricing. I couldn’t have imagined a better experience!

What was the best part of your wedding day?

The best part of my wedding day was after we said our vows, our photographer asked us to meet her on Biscayne Blvd in our limo. We took a long romantic walk and got a few quite minutes to ourselves while she snapped some incredible photos!

Photos by Bells & Whitles Photography.

Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

  1. Flowers: If you are wanting a specific kind (i.e. cascading flowers), make sure you are very clear with your florist about this!
  2. Cake: Eda’s Cakes in Miami did a wonderful job! The amaretto cake was delicious and looked so elegant!
  3. Photographer: Bells & Whitles Photography did an exceptional job – they are a fun, upbeat, and creative married couple!
  4. Make sure you bring a bridesmaid or a family member to learn how to bustle the dress!
  5. Be sure to take a minute in the middle of all the excitement to take in the moment and enjoy the occasion together – just the two of you!
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