Here Comes the Bride
Gabriela Alexis Rosado & Daniel Jacob Drabik
WEDDING DATE: Nov. 14, 2013
WHERE: The Addison of Boca Raton
WHAT THEY DO: Gabriela, 24, is a pre-school teacher and Daniel, 26, is a clinical psychologist.
HOW THEY MET: They were set up on a blind date in March of 2010 and were immediately smitten.
THE ENGAGEMENT: Exactly three years after their first date, Daniel surprised Gabriela with a picnic and an original song he’d written for her. For dessert, he gave her a cupcake topped with a ring. Her family was hidden nearby in the garden, watching the whole thing.
ON SELECTING THE ADDISON AS THEIR VENUE: It was love at first sight. “When we walked through the [Addison’s] courtyard, my vision of our classic, romantic, airy and timeless wedding came to life. I pictured it all – the candlelit dinner, the long tables, and of course, the delicious wedding cake – all underneath the gorgeous banyan trees,” Gabriela says.
A FIRST IMPRESSION IS EVERYTHING
IN HER WORDS: “I was instantly smitten over the tall, handsome and slightly-nerdy guy – you know, the kind who is really attractive but doesn’t know it – who couldn’t stop rambling at dinner about his theology classes. And, with each bright smile he flashed, I continued to melt.”
IN HIS WORDS: “I drove down to Boca Raton to pick up this mystery girl. As I pulled in the driveway, an angelic-like girl awaited, smiling sweetly and waving her hand as if it were humanly possible to pass her without noticing.... All I remember is thinking that I could not believe I was actually taking this girl on a date.”
SPECIAL WEDDING DETAILS:
A Wedding with a Cause: In lieu of favors for guests, they made a donation to their favorite orphanage in southeast India.
Remembering Loved Ones: The couple reserved seats for their late grandparents and placed childhood pictures at the seats. Gabriela’s sister also had her grandmother’s picture and handwriting made into a locket that was attached to her bouquet.
Unconditional Love: Daniel washed Gabriela’s feet to show his dedication to the promise to lovingly serve one another for the rest of their lives.
Behind the Veil
Event planner: Grace Eurglunes
Cake: Publix Bakery; Cupcakes by Whole Foods
Music: Ceremony music by Master Musicians; Reception music by Liquid DJs
Flowers: Jacqueline Morgan Goldman of J Morgan Flowers
Hair: Anita Hawke of the David K Space
Makeup: Joanne Kaminski
Photographer: Captured Photography by Jenny
Videographer: Michael LaFrance of LaFrance Films