PAPER & LACE is based in Florida but that doesn’t stop us from handcrafting stationery for beautiful brides across the globe! We’ve proudly served brides from all over the US, Canada, Australia, Thailand, just to name a few… Today’s wedding feature comes from New York City. We’re so delighted Amanda, Founder & President of AKR Public Relations, and Robert, Executive at UBS Private Wealth Management Division, chose us to play a part with the opportunity to be featured in Inside Wedding magazine!
Amanda and Robert’s destination wedding took place on May 28th, 2016 during Memorial Day Weekend at the St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, Florida. They met in 2004 through mutual friends in Westport, CT, started dating shortly after, and have been together for over 11 years. On June 13th, 2015, Robert asked Amanda to marry him during a weekend getaway at Acqualina Resort and Spa. He arranged a private dinner on the beach around sunset and had Ruby, their beloved Cavalier, bring out the ring. She noticed the sparkly ring around her collar and without hesitation said YES!
Amanda’s favorite part of the day was the look on her grandparents face when they saw her in her wedding dress for the first time, seeing her husband at the end of the aisle waiting for her as she walked down the stairs, her brother Greg walking their cavalier Ruby down the aisle in her custom wedding dress, and the amazing three day long celebration with family and friends. She expressed to PAPER & LACE that there was nothing she would do differently and felt very lucky to have had this fairytale wedding come to life. She was grateful to have family and friends celebrate with them and grateful for the incredible memories and laughs they shared, all priceless forever moments.
Amanda spent about 11 months wedding planning and quotes,“My best advice for brides and grooms planning their own celebration is to find your wedding dream team and allow them to do what they do best. I was so confident in all the vendors we chose. When the wedding weekend was happening, we were able to enjoy every minute of it because everything had been planned seamlessly leading up to the big weekend.”
They went to The St. Regis BoraBora and the South of France for their honeymoon and now love being newlyweds! What a love story!
Photography: Suzanna Delaware Studios