A White Wedding at Coral Gables Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida

Sarah Kemper (30 and a teacher) and Gabriel Zilban (30 and a real-estate agent) filled their traditional wedding with ivory and white accents, but wha

Sarah Kemper (30 and a teacher) and Gabriel Zilban (30 and a real-estate agent) filled their traditional wedding with ivory and white accents, but what we loved most was the natural wedding arch. Kitanim, the couple’s florist, designed a chuppah covered in white orchids and willow-tip branches as sheer white fabric accented the canopy. Lush hedges and trees around Coral Gables Country Club provided a picturesque backdrop as they surrounded the couple’s ceremony space. Sarah stood out as she made her entrance in a classic white, A-line wedding dress. Intricate beading accented her waist as a subtle ruffle detail floated along the front. After Sarah and Gabriel exchanged rings, all celebrated with a festive indoor reception. Amber uplighting filled the room as Anje Soriees, the couple’s planner, lined each round table with rosette-detailing linens, ivory chair covers and champagne sashes. Kitanim also placed a playful arrangement at the center. Floating willow-tip branches were topped with overflowing white hydrangeas, orchids and greenery for an unexpected touch. After dinner, each guest was treated to chocolate cups of tiramisu and a slice of the couple’s four-tier ivory wedding cake. The venue’s chef accented every tier with champagne ribbon and pearls. All finished the night with dancing and a few photos. “The Eventz Photo Booth was a big hit entertaining guests with creative props and interesting backdrops," Sarah says. "The photos were a nice keepsake for the guests to remember the event.” NEOART Photography captured every moment, below.

The couple's florist, Kitanim, designed their only ceremony decor and it was nothing short of eye-catching. Curly willow tips surrounded the chuppah's bamboo posts as white orchids were woven between each branch. Sheer white fabric also covered the canopy.
“We decided on a classy, timeless look for the affair,” Sarah says. Gabriel dressed for the couple's wedding in a formal black tuxedo and matching bow tie by Miguel Wilson. To finish the look, he paired his suit with a white calla lily boutonniere and Salvatore Ferragamo dress shoes.
The couple's wedding arch was not their only natural accent. As each of the couple's 180 guests entered the reception, they were greeted with a whimsical arrangement designed by Kitanim, the couple's florist. White orchids and hydrangeas filled the center as a mix of branches and greenery sprung from its cylinder vases and top.
Rosette-detailed linens added a bit of texture to the couple’s escort-card display as guests found their names listed on an elegant ivory card. Each was detailed with the couple’s monogram in gold script as their dinner option was placed at the bottom.
Anje Soriees, the couple’s planner, and Kitanim, the couple's florist, filled their reception with a mix of elegant and whimsical decor. Each chair was covered with ivory fabric and a champagne sash as natural arrangements served as centerpieces. White hydrangeas, white orchids and greenery were used in each eye-catching design as willow tips floated beneath them in a cylinder vase.
The venue's pastry chef baked a few desserts for the couple's reception. Each guest was treated to an ivory and champagne four-tier wedding cake as champagne-piped detailing accented every other tier. For guests who had a taste for something different, chocolate cups filled with tiramisu and chocolate-covered strawberries were also available.