Style & Charm: Romantic Engagement Session in Coral Gables

Being a fan of Thatiana’s work, and follower of her Instagram, Pierre Marc was more than pleasantly surprised to find her at the fashion show he was attending.

Not letting the opportunity pass him by, Marc immediately introduced himself, complimenting Thatiana on her work. Very much aware of how handsome this admiring young man is, Thatiana recalls how she “…was so nervous being around him, I was sweating when we said our goodbyes…” That very next morning they connected on social media and haven’t looked back since.

Featuring planning by MunaLuchi Coterie member MBM Events & Design, and appearing in the Summer 2019 issue of MunaLuchi Bride Magazine. Order your copy here while available!

Bride & Groom: Thatiana & Pierre Marc
Occupations: Paralegal & Operation Room Technician
Wedding location: Hotel Colonnade, Coral Gables, FL
Location of Engagement Shoot: Hotel Colonnade, Coral Gables, Florida

Tell us how you met. Funny story, we met at a fashion show. I was there helping someone and Marc saw me at a vendor’s table and he was shocked and pointed his finger and said “wow, that’s you,” as confused as I was I just smiled. He walked towards me, and as always I am doing my best to act like I’m leaving or I am busy so he does not come over, but he ended up cutting around and passed security and stood in front of me. He said, “hi, I am Edouard, I cannot believe that’s you, I have been following you on IG. It’s so nice to finally meet you, I have seen you around but never wanted to bother you as you were always with your girls. I always liked your pictures.” I said, oh, thank you. He invited me to go to the afterparty but I told him I was too tired. I was so nervous being around him, I was sweating when we said our goodbyes and the next morning at exactly 6 am he sent me a hand wave on messenger.

Tell us all about the proposal. It was a Saturday, our usual date night except it was his weekend to pick a place for the date. He had a fever that day so I suggested we stay home and relax but he so adamant that we go out. Got dressed and we were headed towards 95, I was asking where we were going but he wouldn’t tell me. He drove for 45 minutes and we arrived at Mai Kai in Ft. Lauderdale. He was sweating the entire time and I kept saying we should head back home babe you do not look too good. He kept driving. We got out of the car and he wanted to wear a different jacket and I was starting to get a little annoyed. We parked Valet and went inside. We sat down and about 15 minutes later, he said, “I’ll be back, I’ll go make sure the car is ok.” Again, confused as possible I said ok. I sat down at the table by myself for 30 minutes and the show started and he still wasn’t there. Finally, we ate and Marc was sweating, soaking wet, his shirt was soaked. At Mai Kai, it’s a Hawaiian themed restaurant. They did the show and afterward, they called guests to participate in their routine. So I raised my hand but instead of me, they picked him – mind you, I have a background in dance. He went up, he did the steps and everyone got down but he stayed on stage. They asked who he was with, and he said his beautiful girlfriend, and I was asked to come up as well. I did the steps as I was following the host on stage. While doing the move I turned around and I saw Marc on his knees…I almost passed out as he said, “babe you are the most beautiful woman on the planet, your heart and soul attracted me to you and I have been falling deeper and deeper in love with you. You are my life, my heart and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Please marry me and I will hold you to the highest level for the rest of your life.”

Describe your engagement session. Our engagement session with the talented Amy Anaiz Photography was a dream! Marc and I bond over everything fashion, we love to talk about fashion, we spend hours searching for the next best thing and how to put an outfit together. For our wedding, I designed our invitations with By Dami Studios and she was a dream to work with as well. I made sure our guests understood the level of fashion we wanted them to bring to the wedding. I had one of my friends, Glam Marks, illustrate three different ways to dress their black and white colors dress code for the wedding. It fit so perfectly that we also dressed the part for our engagement session. I styled myself under our company Looks by Maël B with the help of fashion designer Scarlie Paul of Designed by Scarlie. Marc styled himself under our sister company Homme by Maël B.

What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple? Watching our shows. We can watch TV and different shows on Netflix for an entire day without doing anything!

How has wedding planning been so far? Wedding planning has been so much fun. I have the best planner, MBM Events And Design. She has held my hand literally every step of the way. From the smallest detail to the biggest. She has literally become one of my best friends. I love her and having her as my planner was one of the best decisions for our union.

Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day. Seeing his face or reactions when he sees me for the first time. The fun after the ceremony, our over the top decor, seeing everyone looking their best.

Photography: Amy Anaiz Photography
Wedding Planner: MBM Events & Design
Dresses: Designed by Scarlie
Hair: Hair Chemistry Miami
Makeup: ChemX Beauty
Stylist: Looks by Maël B
Stylist: Homme by Maël B


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