Kama and Jamie’s Modern Romantic Wedding

by Amy Serrago

Kama and Jamie said “I do” in the courtyard of The Addison, a gorgeously restored, 1920’s estate in Boca Raton, FL. Kama says their inspiration was modern romance and she felt The Addison delivered just that, “large, beautiful, banyan trees surrounded the courtyard area where our ceremony and cocktail hour took place and also where our guests had the luxury to mingle and dance during the reception.” White flowers adorned everything from the aisle chairs to the large arch through which the wedding party, including Kama and Jamie’s adorable bull dog, Piper, entered the space. At the opposite end of the courtyard, stood the chuppah, which was created out of branches and white hydrangea, roses, matthiola and dendrobium orchids with glass orbs and crystal strands hung throughout. Guests were serenaded by a solo harpist at the ceremony which incorporated the seven traditional Jewish wedding blessings and personalized vows which the pair exchanged before breaking the glass as their loved ones shouted “Mazel-tov” to wish them well.

Kama had always envisioned herself in a lace gown with a sweetheart neckline, she had pictures posted on Pinterest even before she and Jamie got engaged! After trying on several dresses, she fell in love with her Marina Liana gown. She loved its details, like the pearls that ran down the back and its seven layers of lace. Kama let her bridesmaids pick their own dress style. She had six maids and eight Hayley Paige styles for them to choose from, all in black, for a polished, modern look. All of the ladies carried classic, yet modern bouquets of white roses and Kama pinned pictures of her loved ones who have passed away to hers so they would be with her in spirit. Jamie and his groomsmen were dapper in traditional black tuxedos with elegant single white rose boutonnières and Piper even got to dress up. She made an adorable “flower dog” in her white dress by the Etsy store, Woofs and Ruffles.

For dinner, guests moved inside to the ballroom where the space was decked out in black and white decor with silver accents, giving it an elegant modern feel. White florals took center stage in the form of tall centerpieces and floating candles in tall vases gave the room a romantic glow. After dinner, guests moved back out to the courtyard where they were given sparklers. Once each sparkler was lit, Kama and Jamie made a grand re-entrance and kicked off the dancing with their song, A Thousand Years, by Christina Perri. After that, the band ramped up the music and everyone had a blast dancing the night away under the stars and the hundreds of strung Edison lights that hung high above The Addison’s courtyard. It was truly a night to remember. Congratulations, Kama and Jamie!

Ceremony Location:The Addison//Invitation Designer: Dan Mouradian//Hair Stylist:Hair by Kristi//Favors and Gifts: The Succulent Source//Officiant: Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan//Heirlooms and extras: La Gartier Wedding Garters//Transportation: Molly's Trolleys//Makeup Artist: Makeup Artistry by Nicole//Makeup Artist:Makeup by Tracy Raffelson//Lighting: Complete AV Solutions//Bakery: Parlour Bakery//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:Meryl Pataky//Equipment Rentals:The Addison//Shoes:Jimmy Choo//Dress Designer: Martina Liana//Musicians:Scott Marischen//Musicians:The Headliners Band//Etsy Designer: Ink Letter Love//Floral Designer: Dalsimer Atlas Floral & Event Decorators//Cinema and Video: Wild Bridge Films//Reception Venue:The Addison//Bakery: Two Fat Cookies//Photographer: Jonathan Connolly Photography

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