I thought this might be difficult, since much of South Florida is newly developed and barefoot-on-the-beach-style. The vibe we were looking for was decidedly old-world-flair (I’m not sure this is a real thing, but it is now!).
I enlisted the help of The Knot Florida editor Amy to help me narrow down the overwhelming number of venues on my list. Even with her help, we still visited more than 10 venues. It was definitely a lot to see, but since we were only in town for a short number of days, we had to pack in and see as much as possible (this is now a recurring theme on our planning trips). You can ask my parents and sister, I’ve now learned to remember to schedule in eating breaks and feed my family!
When we saw The Cocoplum, we knew we had found exactly what we were looking for. In fact, we cancelled a few of the remaining appointments that we had, it was just that perfect. Coral Gables, a gem, has some beautiful old-world Spanish spots and The Cocoplum is definitely one of them. Many people gravitate toward the popular (and gorgeous) The Biltmore, but for us, the charisma, ambiance and history of The Cocoplum sold us.
|The fabulous courtyard where the ceremony and cocktail hour will take place.|
|The beyond gorgeous reception ballroom where young children once attended school and our family and friends will party the night away!|
Until next time!
Here’s to love...and latkes,