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Micro-Wedding at the Hilton Hotel, University of Florida, Gainesville

Our first wedding back since before COVID-19 as a beautiful, intimate micro-wedding at the Hilton Hotel at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Some things were definitely a bit different, as you can see from the socially distanced ceremony, but all in all, it felt like going home. I’ve missed celebrating with my couples so much! 

Maritza and Brent had an elegant micro-wedding (about 50 guests or less) at the UF Hilton Conference Center. The ceremony was indoors in Salon B&C and it was beautifully decorated in ivory and blue. While getting ready, Maritza had one of her dear sons with her and the other via Zoom. Deborah did an incredible job on her hair (did you know she did my hair for my wedding too?!) and Ana did an elegant bridal look for her makeup. Both ladies wore masks and face shields.

Indoor Social Distanced Wedding Ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, University of Florida Gainesville

During the ceremony, the couple said their own vows and performed a unity candle ceremony. Their joy was palpable as soon as the officiant said that Brent could kiss his bride! Afterwards, we did family portraits in the atrium while Elio entertained the guests in Salon A. Maritza, Brent, and I also snuck out to do some portraits at the iconic oak tree.

They had a beautiful first dance and Maritza also danced with her son to “Fall on Me”. Elio then played some fun merengues that had the dance floor full! After some dancing, the happy couple cut into the incredible cake by Sarah from Sugar Mama’s Sweets and then heard a sweet toast from their best man. Thank you for letting us celebrate your love story with you! It was a wonderful first wedding back.

We were excited to celebrate this wonderful day with our bride Maritza and groom Brent. All the vendor did a fantastic job of making sure this micro-wedding at the Hilton Hotel went of without a hitch! If you’re looking for some great local vendors for your wedding check them out:

Venue: The Hilton Hotel at the University of Florida

Cake: Sugar Mama’s Sweets

DJ: Elio Piedra

Hair: Gainesville Wedding Hair

Makeup: Ana Carttori

Officiant: Patrick Callahan

Florist: The Flower Shop Gainesville

Check out more of our blogs from some of our fantastic weddings: Weddings Blog

Beautiful three tiered tree wedding cake by Sugar Mamas Sweets in Gainesville Florida
Wedding reception table centerpiece at the Hilton Hotel, University of Florida Gainesville
Indoor Social Distanced Wedding Ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, University of Florida Gainesville
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Bride and Son walk down the aisle at the wedding ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, University of Florida Gainesville
Bride showing off her dress at her second wedding at the Hilton Hotel, University of Florida Gainesville
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Bride and Groom First Look Outdoors Gainesville Florida
Socially Distance Indoor Wedding Ceremony During the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic at the Hilton Hotel, University of Florida Gainesville
Bride and Son Dance at Wedding Reception at the Hilton Hotel, University of Florida Gainesville
Wedding dress and bridal shoes on display
Indoor Social Distanced Wedding Ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, University of Florida Gainesville
Bride and her Maid of Honor celebrating during her getting ready

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