Alice & Willy’s Spunky Red, Black and White Wedding


Alice and Willy had a picture perfect courtyard wedding which they celebrated with loved ones exactly their own way. While their decor consisted of classic red, black, and white elements, they spiced things up with spunky non-traditional details, from their dancing ceremony entrance to the matching custom Converse shoes both of them wore.

dancing entrance wedding

We are able to witness this fun wedding today thanks to Alicja Colon of Taken Photography who had this to say about the celebration:

Red, Black, White and modern floral patterns studded Alice and Willy’s wedding wedding. When rain threatened, last minute tents were ordered which took the wedding atmosphere to another level:  sophisticated, yet spunky.

dancing entrance wedding

dance entrance wedding

dance entrance wedding

dancing entrance wedding

red black and white wedding

dancing entrance wedding

dancing entrance wedding

dancing entrance wedding

Jut look at that happy smile! Our lovely bride is here to tell us the sweet story of how they met:

When I met my husband I was a 29-year old single mother on February 26th, 2010 when my daughter, Ava, was only 2.  I met him at a nightclub called Iguanas where we danced and had an instant connection.  When the night was over (or should I say morning), he asked me if he could take me out on a date sometime and my initial response was “I have a daughter”.  He looked at me and said “OK, so can I still take you out on a date?”  I looked at him and hesitantly gave him my number.  He walked my friends and I to my car and texted me on my way home to make sure I got there safely.  We have talked/texted every day since.  We had an instant connection that’s impossible to describe.  I felt like I had known him for years and later on I found out that he felt the same exact way.  We have been inseparable since then.

dancing entrance wedding

dancing entrance wedding

Here’s a bonus — Alice shares how they got engaged:

We got engaged on Sunday November 20, 2010 while hosting a dinner for both of our families on their first get-together.  He started off with a speech on how much family is important to him and how he is so blessed to have my family welcome him so quickly with open arms.  He mentioned he had two questions to ask.  The first was to ask my father’s permission for my hand in marriage.  Then he proceeded to take out a ring from his pocket, which my niece had “borrowed” from me a few minutes earlier; turned to me, kneeled down and asked me to marry him.  This ring is a special ring that him and my daughter found at a Pizza Hut and decided to give to me as a present.

Aww, how charming was that proposal?

dancing entrance wedding

dancing entrance wedding

Instead of having the traditional wedding song for my court to walk down the aisle, they all danced down the aisle to the Chris Brown song “Forever”.  I had one of my husband’s closest friend sing acoustically the song “Amazed” by Lonestar as I walked with my father down the aisle.

red black and white wedding

Willy’s look! So much love for Alice in his eyes. 🙂

black white red spunky wedding

red black white wedding

red black and white wedding

red black and white wedding

Alice tells us how else they made their wedding 100% theirs:

We didn’t want anything “traditional” other than the wedding dress and tuxedos for the court. My daughter wore an exact replica of my wedding dress — she just had straps on hers while mine was strapless. My groomsmen wore a tux with a black shirt, red tie and red vest.  The groom wore a tux with a white shirt, red tie and red vest. My groomsmen and ring bearer wore Chuck Taylors in black and my daughter, the flower girl, wore Chuck Taylors in white. My husband and I wore matching custom-made Chuck Taylors in red, black and white.

red black and white wedding

red black and white wedding

red black and white wedding

red black and white wedding

My husband and I love to play sports together, especially softball.  Alicja took our engagement pictures at the University of Miami’s baseball field.  They came out absolutely amazing!

red black and white wedding

We had planned on getting married by our anniversary date February 2011 but we did not have enough time to plan everything so our initial theme was Valentines colors – red black and white.  We ended up getting married on April 30th, 2011 and we stuck with those same colors.  When we first started talking about our wedding, we knew we both didn’t want anything traditional (church, reception hall, etc).  We wanted to personalize our wedding to present to our family and friends exactly who we were.

red black and white wedding

We did not want a traditional banquet hall so we had both our wedding and reception outside at the Wedding Courtyard in Cauley Square.  All of the trees are lighted up and it’s absolutely whimsical!

red black white wedding

Thank you Alicja for sending your wonderful photos my way, and congratulations to Alice and Willy! Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us. 🙂

Photographer: Alicja Colon of Taken Photography
Venue: Cauley Square, Miami FL
Shoes: Chuck Taylors by Converse
Dress: David’s Bridal
Tux Rental: Miami Tux
Hair: D.Hair Lounge
Reception decorations: Atlantis Reception Hall
Flowers: Glamour Floral Creations

Image submission via Two Bright Lights

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3 Comments

  1. Chucks is really one of the coolest wedding footwear nowadays! Love the wedding gown. 🙂

    Annabella MErlin

  2. Absolutely amazing job by Alicja!!! It makes me teary just to re-live those moments!!!! <3 <3 <3 Thank you so much Cynthia!!!

  3. Annabella, I have sections on “Converse brides” and “Chuck Taylor brides” due to the number of weddings I’ve featured that have them. Sneakers for weddings are great! 🙂

    Alice, oh it’s totally my pleasure! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful day with all of us here! 🙂

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