The Haitian wedding of Isemythe and Patrick in Orlando was exquisite! There were a log of moving parts to this wedding, but the planner, Pave Weddings by Nicole, kept it all together in style. We started the day in the giant bridal suite of the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. It was a sunny day, which gave us plenty of awesome natural light through the windows. Isemythe and Patrick wrote heartfelt letters to each other and exchanged gifts, a purse and an AppleWatch. They did a first touch around a door as Patrick said a prayer. The ceremony included an amazing traditional Haitian dance during the procession. Both of Isemythe’s parents did their toasts at the reception in Creole, and the guests spent the rest of the night energetically dancing to a variety of music.
ISEMYTHE AND PATRICK’S MEET
“Patrick and I met online on a dating website. We chatted through the app for a while, and then exchanged numbers.”
HOW PATRICK PROPOSED
“We were at home after returning from running errands. I wasn’t feeling well, so I was lying on the sofa. Patrick went upstairs to supposedly shower, and called to tell me he forgot to feed my fish. I was upset and ran up the stairs to see rose petals and candles everywhere…and then he popped the question.”
HOW DID YOU ENVISION YOUR HAITIAN WEDDING?
“I always wanted a big wedding with all of my family and friends. I wanted lots of flowers everywhere and I wanted everyone to have a good time.”
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY
“The wedding day was a bit hectic. It’s definitely true what everyone says…the day flies by. Although we were behind schedule, we enjoyed the process. The ceremony was special to us because we got to include our own little touches like the wine ceremony. At the reception it looked like the guests enjoyed the night, which was really important to us.”
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT?
“My favorite moment was finally walking down the aisle and seeing everyone for the first time, especially my husband. Patrick’s favorite moment was the wine ceremony.”
WHAT WAS THE STYLE AND VISION FOR YOUR HAITIAN WEDDING?
“Our colors were rose gold, dusty rose, and champagne. The groom and groomsman wore navy blue. I really wanted something elegant, but not trendy.”
DESCRIBE YOUR FLOWERS, GOWN, FAVORS, CAKE, ETC.
“RJ Glam provided the flowers, which included plenty of roses of varying sizes. I wanted to feel like I was surrounded by flowers and was able to do just that. I had two gowns, both of which I purchased from Couture Bridal in Maryland. For the ceremony, I wore a ball gown with a cathedral veil, and a mermaid style gown that I altered for the reception. My shoes were from Jimmy Choo, and they were surprisingly comfortable for 4.5 inch heels. We did not provide favors, but we did gift our guests with welcome baskets. These included a bottle of wine, snacks, water, hand sanitizer, etc. Our cake was a four layer cake made by Sprinkles Custom Cakes. The flavors included almond, chocolate, amaretto, and a chocolate/vanilla mix.”
WHAT UNIQUE ELEMENTS OR DIY DETAILS DID YOU INCLUDE?
“Patrick and I are both really close to our families. Because of that, during the ceremony we had the pastor ask each side of the family if they accept us into the respective families. We also included the wine ceremony because we both enjoy wine and thought it was a good way to symbolize the two of us becoming one. We also wanted to make sure that we included certain aspects of our culture in the wedding, such as the bridal party dance during the procession.”
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ENGAGED BRIDES?
“Make sure you have a coordinator. Build extra time into the timeline. It may seem silly, but make sure you communicate which each vendor in explicit details exactly what your expectations are. Do not assume the photographer is going to take certain shots. I would also tell future brides to just try and enjoy the day. It will go by fast, so try to take in every moment.”
So there you have it, the incredible Haitian wedding of Isemythe and Patrick in Isemyth’s own words. Orlando is the perfect place to have a wedding due to the wide variety of cultures and large number of incredible venues like the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek.
Filmmaker | Luxe Filmography
Photographer | Nativ Lens
Planner | Pave Weddings by Nicole
Officiant | Sensational Ceremonies
Music | Sunset Strings
Makeup | Jo Michelle Pro Makeup
Photo Booth | RTW Photography
Lighting | M.A.D.D. Vybez Entertainment
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