“From the start of our relationship, things always seemed to naturally come together for us,” Amanda Tirador muses of her earliest memories with Vincent Aiello. “We had instant chemistry and an authentic love for one another.” As their love grew stronger, Vincent surprised his sweetheart by popping the question in front of her beloved family and friends. “He hired my favorite photographer to capture the special moment,” she smiles. The same photographer would capture their wedding the following year.
The Orange County couple commenced the big day with an alfresco ceremony beneath a stunning rotunda offering a gorgeous view of the natural coastal backdrop at the end of an aisle runner comprised of white petals customized by Flowers by Cina. The floral design team also created the organic arrangements that adorned the rotunda and pillars at the end of the aisle. Amanda and Vincent exchanged vows beneath a gorgeous chandelier of greenery and white blooms. “Our vision for the wedding was to create a romantic and glamorous atmosphere,” the bride explains. “Melissa from Flowers by Cina truly helped transform the already gorgeous architecture with white flowers and soft greenery.”
This same floral aesthetic carried over into the charming reception décor. “The reception space was transformed into a romantic Tuscan dream,” Amanda shares. A grand stage for the 12-person band was covered in white flowers, and additional blooms covered the many lush centerpieces, the ballroom chandelier, and a stunning four-tier cake. “The ruffles and detailing of my dress were carried out throughout the bottom of the cake, and the gold details added a fun pop of glamour,” recalls the bride. In honor of Amanda’s Cuban roots, the band played a variety of salsa tunes throughout the night. Towards the end of the soirée, attendees indulged in the muc-loved gelato bar, which was a nod to the groom’s Italian heritage.
Like many brides, Amanda was more than satisfied with the turnout of the occasion. “It was the most perfect day!” she confides. “There isn't a single thing we would have done differently.”