Tropical Miami Beach Botanical Garden Wedding



South Florida continues to surprise us with its natural beauty — like this stunning venue in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Miami Beach. Honestly, we could tell you this photo was taken in Thailand and you might believe us!

Adrienne and Jeevan exchanged vows in the tropical oasis of Miami Beach Botanical Gardens and continued the celebration with a culture-rich reception full of family tradition.

There’s just something about those blissful getting ready moments that makes our heart skip a beat.

Oh you know, just the sweetest first look we’ve ever seen.

Details for days! We loved this DIY tropical seating chart and the fact that Adrienne provided these cute handheld fans for her guests during the ceremony.

Tropical wedding tablescapes are all the rage this year and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

We’re suckers for modern signage and non-traditional “guest books”! A + J had their guests sign wooden Jenga blocks with their warm wedding wishes.

The guests couldn’t get enough of this epic neon sign photo booth! We kept it hidden during the ceremony and brought it to life when the sun finally set. Then, Adrienne changed from her wedding dress into a traditional wedding saree honoring Jeevan’s Sri Lankan heritage.

As always, we wish Adrienne and Jeevan a lifetime of happiness, love, and laughter.

// Coordinator: The House of Gather
// Venue: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
// Photo: Zulie Rego
// Video: VMF Photo & Video
// Dress: Chosen by One Day
// Catering: Exquisite Catering
// Flowers: Tropical Elegance
// Cake: D’Delicious Delicacies
// Lighting: Rays of Light
// Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals


Magic City Studios Bridal Shower


In case you missed it, this darling bridal shower was featured on 100 Layer Cake! We are so thankful to have played a small part in Jenny’s bridal shower and make all her dreams come true.

TBH, still drooling over this incredible grazing table by The Board Miami. It was beaming with flavors and colors that contrasted the pure white space of Magic City Studios. We can’t think of a better place to gather!

Jenny added special touches like a recipe book as her guest book. We love when brides bring their own unique ideas to the table!

Crushing hard on the deep greens and minimalist vibes of this seating area!

Everything about this shower can be summed up into one word: DREAMY.

WHO RUN THE WORLD… you know the rest.

// Planning & styling: The House of Gather
// Venue: Magic City Studios
// Photos: Laura Palacios
// Cake: Cloud 9 Bakery
// Grazing table: The Avenue Miami
// Brigadeiros: Brigadeiro Shop


Entertaining at Home: A Workshop


Last week, we had the most amazing time co-hosting a Miami workshop at House of Lilac on how entertaining at home can fun and easy! From how to properly pop champagne to creating the perfect tablescape, there was no shortage of learning or laughter.

You simply can’t go wrong with charcuterie from The Board Miami for your next event. These mouth-watering boards are the perfect focal centerpiece for any table.

Jess from Salvaging Eden can make even the most ordinary menu look extraordinary with her talented lettering (and laser cuts)!

We’re so thankful for the women that came to support our small businesses and learn how they too can be the hostess with the mostess!

Until next time, happy gathering! Need assistance with your next event? Send an email with details & I’ll be happy to help.

// Location + Florals: House of Lilac
// Letters: Salvaging Eden
// Photos: Project NM
// Catering: The Board Miami


Skin Laundry Miami Grand Opening


In case you missed it, Skin Laundry opened a brand new location at the Dadeland Mall earlier this month! We were honored to be part of the grand opening celebration and create this vibrant, tropical balloon install featured in Deco Drive to represent the likes of its new home: Miami!

Skin Laundry specializes in a carbon peel performed with lasers (that don’t hurt!) to cure your skin from the inside out. The goal is to rejuvenate your skin to leave it practically flawless after treatment.

We’ll take one of each, please! For a limited time, Skin Laundry Miami is offering free basic laser facials for first-time customers so stop by to get pampered!

I don’t think we’ll ever be over these adorable facemask cookies – they were *almost* too cute to eat!

As moms, we are all about quick and easy solutions for skincare and feeling your best. We’re so thankful to have been part of this grand opening and already looking forward to the next! The Falls will be home to Skin Laundry’s next Miami location and you’ll definitely find us there!

// Photos: Laura Palacios
// Photobooth: The Frank Booth
// Florals: House of Lilac
// Popsicles: Ladyfingrs

Need planning or an install for your grand opening? Get in touch!


Peacock Garden Baby Shower


A little boho, a little glam, and a lotta love was the eminent theme of this Peacock Garden baby shower. This little corner of lush florals, natural rattan, and pops of rose gold made the perfect photo op for the beautiful mama-to-be.

We were honored to style and plan this shower all for Caroline. Check out some of our favorite details captured perfectly by Yokany Reyes!

A custom, laser-cut “Olivia” by my lettering guru friend Salvaging Eden was the perfect addition to this dessert table backdrop, which ultimately was the focal piece of the day!

In need of planning or styling for your upcoming gathering? Give me all the details! Fill out the contact form and we’ll be in touch. Happy gathering!


Deering Estate Wedding: Natalia and Travis


Natalia and Travis radiated happiness and positivity on their entire wedding day, even through the mid-day monsoon (thanks to South Florida’s unpredictable weather patterns). Both families collectively traveled hundreds of miles to gather at the stunning oceanside Deering Estate nestled in Palmetto Bay to celebrate their marriage.

We could not have asked for a more relaxed and gracious couple to coordinate their special day!

The lush, tropical pastel florals created by the lovelies at Simple Florals perfectly reflected the couples’ personal style – simple yet beautiful – inside and out.

The calm *after* the storm: Just a few hours before ceremony time, South Florida decided to surprise us with an unusual winter afternoon storm. Luckily, with the help of an amazing vendor team, we ensured everything remained according to plan.

Surrounded by 140 of their closest family and friends, Natalia and Travis exchanged vows between the palms during their emotional ceremony.

The vintage, outdoorsy vibe of Deering Estate felt like it was made just for Natalia and Travis’s gorgeous tented reception. Our friends at Illumene set the mood with string lights and lanterns for a night to remember.

We wish the best for Natalia and Travis on all of their future adventures together. May this one be the greatest of all!

// Venue: Deering Estate
// Coordination: The House of Gather
// Photographer: Alisa Ferris
// Hair & Makeup Artist: Style Me Elvi
// Florist: Simple Florals
// Caterer: Yummy Chori
// Lighting: Illumene
// Rentals: Christina’s Party Rentals
// DJ: Starlight DJs


Gather and Give Thanks: Placemat Printable


Hi Everyone! It’s 48 hours until Thanksgiving and the holiday madness begins. If you are still in need of a way to dress up your table for your family and friends print this placemat! Submit your email to our mailing list or message me for the document and I look forward to seeing how you all decide to use them and put your spin on it. Let the table planning begin!


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Happy Holiday Entertaining!

Tableware: Little House Originals