Grade School Sweethearts Get Married in Coral Gables: Sabine + Patrick

When Sabine Edmond and Patrick Dulcio watched their guests videos, they realized that the two were both singing the song Sabine walked down the aisle to “All of Me” by John Legend as she walked closer to him. Outside of the church, Sabine became filled with jitters and when the church doors opened, she took one deep breath before walking through the foyer. Sabine says of her favorite moment, “Our eyes locked. His handsome smile caught my eyes and all of my jitters faded away.” Beautiful. AVD Photography captured so many beautiful moments.  You can view more in the gallery here.

Wedding Date: January 18, 2015
Wedding Location: Coral Gables, Florida
First Dance Song: "Made to Love You" by Gerald Levert 

Wedding Style

I was (and still am) absolutely in love with my beautiful white Mori Lee gown. My sweetheart topped dress was draped in crystal beading down to where the tulle trumpet skirt began and led to my draping train. I had so many beautiful accessories but I would have to say that my favorite accessory was my Diann Valentine Bridal Cuff which was made with an amazing four inch crystal beaded adjustable cuff, all clear crystal beading and silk white Phalaeonopsis Orchids.

Bridesmaids/Groomsmen Gifts

The Bridesmaids, Maid of Honor and Matrons of Honor received a mirrored jewelry box with a crystal brooch on it, red satin robes, and Godiva chocolates. The Groomsmen and Best men received shot glasses inscribed with our family crest, a small bottle of Malibu Black and a money clip wallet. 

Tell us about how you met and all about the proposal!

We met in 1992 at our middle schools dance where we were introduced by a mutual friend and went on to become high school sweethearts. Immediately after high school, we separated as we were going to different universities in different states. During that time, our friendship continued to grow and so did our love. After briefly dating in 2006, we had a beautiful son together who we chose to co-parent. During the summer of 2012, we started dating again. God, love, and friendship were already a major part of our relationship, so becoming an official couple on February 15th, 2013 was seamless. It was as if no time had passed.

On December 31, 2013, Pat told me we had a Great Gatsby New Year’s party to attend at NewPort Beach Hotel. As we walked through the hotel and onto the beach, I thought, “Why didn’t he tell me it was on the beach so that I could have worn appropriate shoes?” I was  oblivious to what was about to happen. Guided by a trail of rose petals, he soon led me to a candle lit tiki hut with soft music playing and immediately got on one knee and said, “You are the most amazing part of my life and I wouldn’t be who I am without you. You are my best friend, the mother of my child and I can’t imagine moving forward with my life without you by my side. God has given you back to me for one reason… Will you do me the honor of being my wife?” With tears flowing down my face, I said “YES,” and out came all of our family and friends with champagne, sparklers and fireworks.

Favorite Item on the Wedding Menu

Our cake. We had five different flavors including lemon for Pat, double chocolate for our son and guava for me. 

Culture

Both Pat and I are Haitian, so incorporating our culture into our wedding was seamless. We played Haitian music and incorporated our traditional Haitian coconut cream liquour called Cremas as one of the desserts on our dessert bar. Our favorite cultural element was our wedding favors of tablet pistach which is Haitian peanut brittle.

When we were struggling college students, Pat's birthday was approaching and I wanted get him a gift. Although he asked me not to, I was determined. Knowing that tablet pistach was his favorite sweets, I headed to the bakery and purchased twenty of them. I then wrapped them up, bought a card and wrote "Your favorite sweets to my my favorite guy. Happy Birthday." For our favors, we placed the tablets in black boxes and wrapped them with red bows, a crystal brooch and a little note that said "These sweets represent the love we had when we had little else."

 Help a bride-to-be out!

Wedding planning can be stressful and can put a strain on couples, so we enforced a strict rule that we would have weekly date nights that didn't include wedding discussions. This is the best advice we can give to engaged couples. Enjoy these date nights where you laugh and totally focus on one another without any distractions. We treasured these dates and it gave us something to look forward to during the week. We found this was our time to come up for air from all the wedding planning and enjoy each other. Some of our most memorable dates were the most effortless ones: We cooked a small intimate meal together, took evening walks on the beach with a bottle of wine and a blanket, and our favorite of all; we went for a ride in the car to sightsee around town. 

Vendors

Photography & Videography: AVD Photography
Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: Mori Lee
Maid & Matron of Honor Dresses: Bari Jay
Wedding Dress Salon: Angelus Bridal
Wedding Dress Hanger: Get Hung Up
Bride Robe: JMT Boutique
Seamstress: Alterations By Reina
Hair: Belle Sidor
Bride Makeup: Makeup by Superspice
Bridesmaids Makeup: Deb Works of Art
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hotel: Habitat Residence
Limousine: Taylored Limousine
Family Crest: Made Divine
Ceremony: Granada Presbyterian Church
Reception: Coral Gables Country Club
Event Designer/Wedding Planner: Sabine’s Creative Touch
Wedding Day Manager: My TruBlue
Florist: Amour Flowers
Event Rentals: Contempo Linens
Bridal Cuff: Diann Valentine
Cake: Elegant Temptations
3D Acrylic Monogram: Silhouette Monogram
Dessert Bar: Elsie Grace Bakes http://www.elsiegracebakes.com/
Favors: Family Bakery
Stationery: Weddings by Janie V & Paper and More
Wedding Signs: Elegant Signs
Wedding Unity Wine Box: The Brides BoutiQ
Photo Booth: Complete Media Events
Custom Photo Back Drop: Stickers Banners
Photo Booth Instagram Prop: What Is Scrapbooking
Music: DJ Marty Mo

Coterie Members

View more members
  • Koretta

    this was a beautiful wedding. I love the genius use of the white chocolate covered Oreo’s. Would not have thought to make the white chocolate covering a rose – absolutely beautiful.

  • DestinationTCI

    A beautiful story, a beautiful couple and a beautiful celebration, Excellence all around. Congrats to Sabine and Patrick.

  • Lisa Tomasi

    This is a wondeful story…it brought quick tears to my eyes, two times!! Lovely couple and wedding.

  • shetr

    Very very beautiful, from the flowers to the gown to the table settings ! custom wedding bobbleheads http://www.custombobbleheadssale.com/

view blog