A Vintage, Rustic Wedding at a Private Residence in Miami, Florida

Roxy Velazquez (31 and an administrative assistant) and Rodney Velazquez (40 and a physical therapist) knew they wanted the wedding to reflect them in

Roxy Velazquez (31 and an administrative assistant) and Rodney Velazquez (40 and a physical therapist) knew they wanted the wedding to reflect them in every way, so they held the celebration in their home. "We loved the idea of being able to go into our yard and reminisce on our special day," Roxy says. They hand-picked every vintage couch and wooden table and covered the space with their favorite arrangements from Flowers International Events. Hydrangeas and roses in every soft hue spanned from the actual palm tree wedding arch to the breakaway base tablescapes. We especially love that they made the day even more personalized by mixing up the schedule. "From the beginning, I wanted the timeline to work around lighting and our guests, so instead of jumping into the ceremony, we had the cocktail hour first," Roxy says. Everyone had a homemade glass of sangria or a whiskey sour as they celebrated the nuptials. Catch all these moments—plus dancing in the rain!—as they were beautifully shot by both Chris Sosa Photography and Next Chapter Photo, below.

After selecting a dapper, three-piece navy suit, Rodney completed the look with few standout accessories. He wore a white shirt, a grand white peony and dusty miller boutonniere and a striped blue and white tie that brought it all together.
While every person wore ivory, the bridal party's looks were entirely different. Each bridesmaid picked out a dress in her favorite style from ModCloth, as well as a matching bouquet with their favorite flowers. Lavender, daisies and hydrangeas were all part of the arrangements. “Working with Marcia from Flowers International Events was a dream,” Roxy says. “She was such a pleasure to work with and joined in our vision in what we wanted.”
The wedding arch brought Florida’s palm trees into their ceremony! Each tree was connected by one strand of birch wood and covered with tons of flowers. White, green and pink hydrangeas, white roses, greenery and baby’s breath accented each one. Wooden barrels on both sides were also topped with similar arrangements.
Since Brianna, Rodney’s daughter, was a huge part of their relationship, including the proposal, it was only fitting for her to be in their wedding party. Serving as Roxy’s maid of honor, she wore a chic knee-length dress from ModCloth with burgundy heels. The ivory lace detailing also perfectly matched the color of Roxy’s look for a familial connection.
What made Roxy's look even more classic was the organza detailing. Her three-quarter-length sleeves and off-the shoulder, illusion neckline, as well as her elegant A-line skirt, were all made of the fabric. The modest look also went perfectly with their vintage decor.
Roxy and Rodney wanted to make sure his daughter, Brianna, was at the center of the celebration, so every sign included a united hashtag. “Our wedding was never Roxy and Rodney, it was #OhMyUs—not just us two but us three,” Roxy says.
From the beginning, Roxy and Rodney's guests were encouraged to break loose and have fun. They started the day with a cocktail hour complete with a Jenga set and a few drinks so everyone could have good food and a drink before the nuptials. (The game also served as an alternative for guests who didn't want to dance later on.) "It was a hit and is now part of every home get-together," Roxy says.
“We found amazing antique furniture through Craigslist,” Roxy says. “Each piece was picked with love and affection.” They chose a neutral and ivory couch with intricate detailing along the wood trim and a tufted back. The antique accents gave the entire night character and a direct representation of them.
With some help from Hair by Stephanie, Roxy's hairstyle fit the classic wedding day look to a T. She wore her an elegant updo with tons of tight curls and a chic side bang.
Roxy and Rodney's vintage style definitely came out in the reception decor. Guests took their seats among family-style wood tables topped with flowers, lace runners and a few unexpected details, including a chic black globe.
“Our furniture had so much character that I didn’t want to clutter them with huge centerpieces,” Roxy says. Instead, they highlighted each wooden table with classic ivory lace runners and low centerpieces. The tablescapes were filled with wooden breakaway boxes of ivory roses, white hydrangeas, green hypericum and pink garden roses from Flowers International Events.
The dessert table was filled with all their favorite treats. Sweetness Bakeshop made Key lime mini cupcakes for Rodney, maple-bacon-flavored cupcakes for Roxy and vanilla bean cupcakes for his daughter. Each one was piled onto a wooden tier, fitting the rustic, vintage vibe.
On top of personalized mini cupcakes, Roxy and Rodney also served a two-tier, ivory buttercream confection from Drea's Desserts. The center was highlighted with a white peony to match their arrangements as well as white roses and lavender from Flowers International Events.
Labeled mason jar favors were the perfect match for Roxy and Rodney’s signature drinks. She made multiple batches of her famous sangria two days before the wedding. “I didn’t want my guests to show up and find that my sangria had been hijacked by a fake from the caterer,” she says. Roxy even made the sour mix for Rodney’s whiskey sour with fresh ingredients. Thanks to their custom mason jars, guests could try each one and not lose a drop of the homemade goodness to a mistaken cup.
Since heat and random rainstorms in Florida are common, Roxy knew she wanted a second dress for the reception. She picked out a tiered ivory Tracy Reese dress just to hit the dance floor in. "It ended up being a wise choice since I got my wedding dress soaked dancing in the rain," she says.