We’re celebrating this Wonderland couple’s one year anniversary with their Love Story.
Meet Toni and Ricky, who were married on November 10th, 2018 at Benvenuto in Boynton Beach, Florida.
When and how did you meet?
We met in June 2014 at a friend’s birthday party at Benihana.
How long did you date before he popped the question?
He popped the question a month after our 2 year anniversary!
How did he propose?
Ricky proposed on August 17, 2016 (my 27th birthday!) at Margaritaville on Hollywood Beach in front of my whole family and a bunch of friends. I had no idea it was coming! After I opened up all my presents he told me he had one more present for me and got down on one knee. It was magical!
Where were you married and how did you pick the place?
We were married at Benvenuto in Boynton Beach. The garden area and the vintage Italian architecture are things we fell in love with and that went well with the style and theme of our wedding. The price and all that it included was also excellent!
What theme and/or colors have you chosen for your wedding and why?
Our theme was elegant/vintage/classic with lots of blush, gold and greenery. We wanted to go with something timeless and not so much “trendy”.
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
Labadee, San Juan and St. Maarten on a Royal Caribbean 7 day cruise.
Why did you chose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?
At first I went to another bridal store to look at dresses for my first time and left feeling very disappointed. It wasn’t what I thought my first time trying on wedding dresses would be like. I found Wonderland on The Knot and thought I would try out a smaller/boutique store and I was so happy I did! The customer service doesn’t even compare to the first place I went to. The ladies at Wonderland were so sweet and personable and I found my absolute dream dress the first time going!
Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.
From the moment I walked in, I knew it was going to be an amazing experience! The ladies at Wonderland are so warm and welcoming. They really cared and paid attention to the type of dress I was looking for. They took their time with me and really listened. I tried on about 5 dresses while I was there and one of the ones they pulled ended up being the ONE! Till this day I still stop by the store when I’m in the area to say hi to them! They make you feel more like family than just a typical client and I think that’s what separates Wonderland from other bridal shops!
What was the best part of your wedding day?
Aside from of course marrying my best friend, I honestly think my dress was one of my favorite parts! It was everything I’ve ever dreamed of and more!
Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?
DO NOT STRESS THE SMALL THINGS! While planning, I paid such close attention to every little detail and when wedding day was here I didn’t even notice any of those things. Don’t go cheap on you photographer and videographer! Less is more. If your venue is already beautiful as it is, don’t go crazy with the decorations. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! Things will most likely go wrong but just brush it off as much as you can and remember the real reason for the day! Also, you will laugh about a lot of things the day after your wedding. Enjoy every step of the way!
Wedding Photos by The Camera Wedding Photography and Cinema.
- Wedding Gown: Stella York from Wonderland Bridal
- Flowers: A Red Rose
- Cake: Earth and Sugar
- Catering: Benvenuto
- Entertainment: New York Sounds
- Invitations: made by a friend
- Wedding Planner: myself ?
- Hair & Make Up: Lulu Gomez at The Esthetic Center
- Photographer: The Camera Wedding Photography and Cinema
- Videographer: The Camera Wedding Photography and Cinema