When it came to planning their wedding day, Genesis and Miguel agreed on one thing: it had to be unique! From the vintage props like the typewriter and illuminated love sign to the epic entrance with Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper, each moment was more memorable than the last. Minerva Photography captured their day!
A wedding with a Star Wars surprise in Miami, FL
When I first laid eyes on Gen, we were just teenagers at a crowded convention. I was terrible at starting conversations but she was on crutches and had a cast on her leg and this created the perfect topic to initiate an exchange of words. I approached her and nervously asked “What happened to your leg?” We spoke for hours and before the convention ended, I got her number. As I was leaving, I told my friend I knew I was going to marry her. I later found out she had told her friends the same thing.
After years of dating, I knew we both were set on spending the rest of our lives together. So I began to make preparations for our engagement. A trip to Disney World would be the perfect scenario. With the help of Gifts of a Lifetime, I took her on a scavenger hunt through Magic Kingdom. From treats in Gaston’s Tavern to rides through Splash Mountain, the scavenger hunt took her through the park until we finally ended up in the Rose Garden facing the Castle. They blindfolded her and I got on my knee and when she removed the cloth from her eyes, both of us were speechless. I had practiced my lines in front of the mirror for hours, but nothing prepared me for that moment. She smiled and cried “Yes!” and we celebrated. – Miguel
- Photographer: Minerva Photography
- Event Planner: Events by Alejandrina
- Venue: Douglas Entrance Historic Ballroom
- Floral Designer: Flowers For You
- Cake Designer: Cakes by Dianelys
- Dress Designer: David's Bridal
- Stationery Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
- Hair Stylist: Hair by DD
- Makeup Artist: Eye Creations by Keyla
- Entertainment: MAXON Events
- Dessert Station: Sweet Escape
- Ceremony Venue: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
- Centerpieces: Ala Flowers
- Table Numbers: Mason Rabbits Paperie
- Furniture Rentals and Styling: Mi Vintage
- Veil: Sweet Grass Mill
- Character Rental: Miami Super Hero
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Wedding Paper Divas