Renowned novelist, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, gave her oldest daughter, Sarah Wright, away in a high-profile, low-key, very chic wedding to Andrea Macario on May 7. The award-winning author, who has penned eight novels and a myriad of other works, is a long-time Miami Beach resident. Garcia-Aguilera walked her daughter down the aisle at St. Francis de Sales church. The bride, an attorney, is Cuban-American; the groom was born in Italy and is an executive with Nokia now based in Berlin, Germany. The maid of honor was the bride’s sister Antonia Wright; bridesmaids were Gabriella and Leila Wright and Sara Macario.
The La Piaggia private beach club on South Pointe Drive was the perfect setting for the elegant afternoon reception. The pool terrace was a beautiful sea of mandarin orange umbrellas, bright yellow bistro chairs and tables draped in crisp white with centerpieces of white hydrangeas and roses in lush greens.
The bride wore a pale peach silk and white Chantilly lace cocktail length dress. Instead of a veil, she wore her Cuban great-grandmother Sarah Johnson de Aguilera’s, Harry Winston diamond clips in her hair.
A delightful touch at the beachy reception: a carefully arranged table of cellophane-wrapped white flip-flops in all sizes; white frame sunglasses and white paper fans! In no time, we were all traipsing through the sand in our new footgear and later, dancing madly. The whole vibe reminded of weddings I’d attended or seen in New England including Caroline Kennedy’s Hyannis port reception. The lavish menu was created by the La Piaggia chef and the four-tier, decadent, rum wedding cake with delicate seashell motif came from the iconic Edda’s Cake Designs.
The groom’s parents, Cesare and Ana Macario came from Italy along with another 40 friends and family. Other guests came from New York, England, Mexico, the Bahamas, France, Germany, Finland, India, Argentina, the Czech Republic and more. They included writers Tom Austin and Brian Antoni; film and television producer, Tom Gorai of the NBC show, Outsourced; celebrity makeup artist Kim Doh; producer Pat San Pedro; artist Rafael Vadia.