The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion
Updated: May 1, 2020
THE FORMER VERSACE MANSION
It hard to believe only a few short weeks ago we were photographing a wedding at the Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion. I'm not a huge brand name gal but it's hard not to know the famous fashion brand name of Versace. This mansion was once the home of Gianni Versace and where his life was tragically taken in Miami, South Beach. It is easy to see why this mansion is the third most photographed home in America. After photographing this wedding I had to watch the FX’s American Crime Story: Gianni Versace on Netflix. I was surprised to see the home looked so similar to the way it does today. There is a mosaic of Gianni's sister, Donatella made out of small pebbles. The pool is inlayed with thousands of 24-karat gold tiles and is truly a piece of art. It was a dream to be able to photograph and video a wedding at this beautiful home.
THE WEDDING COUPLE
Marty and Marco have such an incredible love story. They met in Italy, fell in love quickly and were engaged to be married. We first met them at the Villa Casa Casuarina to create a love story for them and fell in love with their love for each other. You just feel this immense love between them. We knew that their wedding was going to be spectacular with all the details that Marco were describing to us!
THE WEDDING DAY
Their wedding day arrived and we were not disappointed in the details of their wedding day. The hustle and bustle of getting ready for the big day just played on their love for each other. Even with all the stress of being on time the lovely couple were still referring to each other by their pet name of "lovely".
Their ceremony was beautiful beyond words. There was an orchestra playing ballets of love creating an ambience of spiritual love and peace. Marty and Marco were surrounded by their family and friends from all over to witness their vows of love and loyalty. Truly a site to behold for such a beautiful couple.
THE GRAND EXIT
Marco is a man of style with grand gestures. The whole day he had planned so many surprises for everyone involved including the guests and the vendors. He did not disappoint with their grand exit which included a ribbon cutting, a balloon release and a drive around South Beach, Miami, Florida in a cuban car to appease the many people who gathered around the infamous Versace Mansion.
The party continued as the guests moved down to the pool area to enjoy a seven course meal entertained by the beautiful music from the orchestra. Mary and Marco again blessed us with their love by dancing their first dance, cutting their scrumptious wedding cake, slicing their champagne bottle with an exotic knife from Italy and ending the beautiful day with a showing of their love story video.
We LOVED that the couple reserved some time for our team to use the beautiful grounds of the Villa Casa Casuarina to capture intimate moments of their love. These moments are truly special and will be cherished for generations to come.
We especially want to thank the amazing staff at the Villa Casa Casuarina! The staff and the coordinations worked so well with our team as far as coordinating all the events that happened making everything run smoothly. Together As One JB highly recommends having your 5 star wedding at this very accommodating luxury wedding venue in Miami's South Beach Florida.