Ariel + Barath first met each other while working at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Barath was the night manager and Ariel was a front desk agent. Immediately after meeting, they felt like they were drawn to each other. It enabled them to develop a close friendship and eventually they fell madly in love.
Barath proposed to Ariel by tricking her into thinking they were going to an Art Basal Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. He told her one of his good friends was in town and would meet us at the pool of the Waldorf Astoria. Barath led Ariel down to the cabana’s on the pool deck and signaled for her to follow him into one of the cabanas. When Ariel entered, she was amazed that the cabana was extensively decorated with hydrangea flowers, candles, champagne, Christmas lights, and photos of their friends and family. As Barath got down on one knee, Ariel noticed her family enter the cabana, in the most incredible proposal ever!
Ariel + Barath’s wedding day was magical as they became husband and wife in a romantic wedding ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria. Their altar was one of a kind with beach wood pillars and flowers accents holding up the most important detail of the ceremony, the huppah. The huppah was very important to Ariel because it is her late fathers Tallis…and with it at the altar, she knew her father would be there with her in spirit.
Ariel + Baraths wedding reception had top notch hospitality as each table had personal butlers waiting for them upon the their guests arrival. It was so heartwarming to watching Ariel + Barath together with their family. Some guests came as far as 10,000 miles away to spend this very special moment with them!
Congratulations on your happily ever after Ariel + Barath and may you continue to fall madly in love with each other every day!
Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford
Bridesmaid Dresses | Davids Bridal
Cake | Couture Cakes by Lia
Caterer | Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Ceremony Site | Waldorf Astoria Orlando
DJ | White Rose Entertainment
Event Planner | Ashley, Weddings Unique
Florist | Fiora
Hair Stylist | Nina, About Face Design Team
Harpist + Pianist | Victoria Schultz
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Nina, About Face Design Team
Reception Venue | Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Wedding Gown | Ivory & Lace