An Outdoor Wedding in Miami Beach, FL

When she agreed to go out with a client, Nicole wasn’t sure if business would be mixing with pleasure. That client, Ryan, wanted it to feel like a dat

When she agreed to go out with a client, Nicole wasn’t sure if business would be mixing with pleasure. That client, Ryan, wanted it to feel like a date, so he upped the ante by scoring VIP passes to a Miami music festival. By the end of the evening, the two were sharing their first kiss onstage with The Killers! The Bride Nicole Terrero, 30, marketing communications firm account director The Groom Ryan Stender, 32, vice president of intregated marketing for a magazine The Date May 31 A year-and-a-half later, the couple’s mutual friend tricked Nicole into stopping by Outback, the couple’s favorite restaurant. When Nicole arrived, the restaurant was completely empty (save for Ryan) and decorated with rose petals and candles. On the menu: Aussie cheese fries and a proposal.

The band learned Marc Cohn’s “True Companion” just for the first dance, in addition to other requests: “Jessie’s Girl,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” and “All Night Long.”
Wedding Party Dog
A sweet and romantic ceremony gave way to a lively and modern reception, but both events were filled with all shades of purple, the bride’s favorite color.
Rose petals and low, purple arrangements covered the couple’s Lucite sweetheart table. Nicole loved that guests could still see her gown through the clear tabletop.
Vanda orchids worked the day’s main color into the groomsmen’s looks. Looped bear grass gave the boutonnieres a unique shape.
Purple Floral Centerpieces
Since the display behind it had live goldfish swimming in bowls, the escort cards were kept simple. Table numbers in a stamp-like font matched the other modern details.
Purple Box Favors
The bride’s favorite color was in full force at the ceremony, showing up in the aisle runner, the flowers lining the aisle, and the elaborate huppah.
Nicole’s bouquet was a purple-lover’s dream -- literally. “It was exactly what I had envisioned,” says the bride. The textural mix included hydrangeas, orchids, lisianthus, roses, and lavender.
Nicole knew her maids would be dancing a lot, so she chose comfy, chiffon dresses. Grecian-inspired details made them look unique.