Karena and Oshaine were married at a natural park in Hollywood, Florida called Anne Kolb Nature Center. When Karena visited the park with her mother as a 17 year old and saw the greenery, the eloquent courtyard and the beautiful white arch, she knew it was the place she wanted to get married one day. 11 years later, Karena showed the venue to Oshaine who made her dream of getting married there come true.
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Q: Did you have a specific color scheme?
“The color scheme was royal purple and yellow. I wanted colors that stood out in a garden. Royal purple looked stunning against the greenery and the pop of yellow reminded me of the radiant sunlight. Having an outdoor wedding felt very natural to me because I love outdoor activities such as sitting in parks, enjoying the scenery and listening to various sounds of nature.”
Q: What was the most memorable part of your day?
“The most memorable part of my wedding day was when my husband and I went to the top of the tower to take photos. As we took a look over the entire park, it seemed like the day slowed down. I was able to take in the moment of this new chapter in my life with my husband.”
Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
“I chose Azazie for my bridesmaids because there was a large variety of options in styles and colors.”
Q: Where did you hear about Azazie?
“One of my bridesmaids was in a wedding a couple of months before mine and they used Azazie for their bridesmaids’ dresses. She referred me to Azazie and Azazie was the best decision I made for my wedding.”
Q: What’s your tip for brides-to-be?
“Your wedding day may go very fast, find times where you can enjoy the special moments.”
Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?
“My husband, my mother, and maid of honor were very helpful in the planning progress. It was very fun planning the wedding with them. We planned the wedding in 6 months, so decisions had to be made quickly but I still got the key things that I wanted.”
Q: Describe your wedding in one word.
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
“Having a wedding was one of the best experiences I’ve had and being able to look at the video of everyone having a great time in celebration of our love was remarkable.”