Versace, Versace, Versace

If you’ve ever found yourself enjoying a cool stroll down Ocean Drive in Miami’s South Beach, then you’ve certainly come across The Villa Casa Casuarina, or what is more commonly known as the Versace Mansion.

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This incredibly grandiose property, built in the 1930s in a unique homage to Spanish architecture, has been a staple of the Miami Beach community for nearly 100 years. It has gone from private residence, to apartment condos, to Gianni Versace’s home (he is the one to thank for it’s beautiful gardens and pool), and now a 5-star hotel on the heart of the strip. It’s no secret that every Miami local has wanted to take a peek behind the walls of this luxury haven so when Nathalie Cadet-James, of Luxe Events, reached out to us for a styled shoot, we jumped right in!

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With her incredible style and unique vision, we knew something stunning would come together. Direct from Nathalie’s blog, here’s how this masterpiece came together. “My passion is curating events and experiences that take one’s breath away. “How do you stay inspired Nathalie?” I am often asked. The answer is easy. I allow myself to dream. One night, I literally dreamt I had a bride who wanted a black and gold cake (It’s always about the sweets for me). I wondered, “Who is this girl? What would her story be? And how can I tell it? A clear vision of a styled shoot at the Versace Mansion came into view.  And. This. Is. It.”.

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With a truly all-star team, Nathalie’s dream came to life. A black & gold cake from Dominique Couture Cakes pays homage to Gianni Versace and his beautiful home, chic matte black sequin allummettes and a contemporary combination of gold chair covers set the stylish tone of the afternoon and gorgeous flowers by Sprout Flowers add a delicate touch to the gilded design. Oooh, and that bride looks absolutely killer in her Berta Bridal wedding dress from Chic Parisien, as if she is right where she belongs. In true Miami fashion, this styled shoot is gold and shiny and just all around sexy. Definitely one to be remembered!


Planning and Design Luxe Fête | Photographer Diana Lupu | Cake Dominque Couture Cakes | Florals Sprout Flowers | Berta Wedding Gown and Veil Chic Parisien | Jewelry Maria Elena Headpieces | Bridal Styling Dress Voyage | Make Up Natasha Gross Makeup Artistry | Hair Melanie Torres | Furniture and Linens Nuage Designs | Tableware Z Gallerie | Paper Suite Letter Heads