A Rustic, Fall Wedding at Thalatta Estate in Palmetto Bay, Florida

rn Jessica Perez (26 and a wine sales representative) and Thomas Prongay (26 and a police officer), high school and college sweethearts who rekindled their love years later, had a truly joyous ceremony and reception surrounded by family and friends. “Our paths crossed once more in 2014, and we fell in love all over again,” Jessica says. Tommy proposed to Jessica in Key West, surprising her with a brunch with her entire family in attendance. “It was everything I could have dreamed of,” she says. The couple said “I do” and danced the night away at Thalatta Estate in Palmetto Bay, Florida. “It was just a gorgeous venue, and we had the convenience of having both our ceremony and reception at the same location,” Jessica says. “We were able to have the ceremony right near the water, and it was picture perfect.” Jessica and Tommy decorated their Spanish-style venue with a rustic palette of burgundy, blush and ivory with accents of glitzy gold. “I wanted the day to feel organic and to be true to our style,” Jessica says. “The flowers really helped us achieve the organic look while the color scheme and decor really were true to our style.” Floral arrangements of lush greenery and soft peonies added a romantic and organic touch. “We were able to infuse rustic with elegance, and it was everything we dreamed of, from the ceremony doors to the succulents on our place card table,” Jessica says. After a beautiful waterfront ceremony, the couple's family and friends enjoyed Spanish-style tapas at cocktail hour. “The food was a hit, but even more so was the dancing under the tent,” Jessica says of the transparent tent, where they could see the moon and stars. —Marissa Hermanson