Photo: Courtesy of The Temple House
When it comes to wedding entertainment, Miami's "anything goes" spirit reigns strong. We've polled local planners and experts to discover some of the more extravagant entertainment orders requested by Miami brides — that bring a bit of the city's spirited flair for an over-the-top party.
1. Champagne-Pouring Aerial Silk Dancers
It's your wedding day so why shouldn't people be swinging from the chandeliers celebrating? Bring in the experts for this one, with aerial silk dancers swinging from trapeze-like chandeliers (lined with champagne instead of lights, of course). These skilled servers head toward the ground — only to skillfully pour a glass of bubbly for your guests.
Mandarin Oriental Miami's Social Catering Director Victoria Chase has also seen brides take this one step further, kicking off customary toasts with a classic Champagne sabering — a French tradition during the times of Napoléon — performed by a sommelier or the groom himself. Read real brides' reviews here!
2. Swinging Mermaids
Take a cue out of the "Moulin Rouge" playbook with dancers dressed in your theme of choice hanging from the ceiling on swings. Some brides have taken their South Florida locale to heart, transforming their reception at spots like Temple House into a Little Mermaid-themed seascape with real-life versions of Disney's Ariel swinging gracefully from above. Read real brides' reviews here!
3. Video Mapping
Temple House is also South Florida's first venue with permanent 360-degree video mapping projections, meaning your wedding day wish is the audio visual team's command. The venue's four white walls and 6,000-square-foot ceiling can instantly transform into your dream destination, whether you'd like to dance in the streets of Paris or be transported to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Read real brides' reviews here!
4. Strolling Table
Instead of a bar cart, serve your guests champagne flutes tableside for a toast from a strolling table — one of TOCA Social's more popular requests — with a bartender dressed Burlesque-style in a very Cinderella-inspired skirt that flows down in tiers. Hold your glasses perfectly in place as she pours the bubbly and hands it off to guests. Read real brides' reviews here!
5. Cigar and Cognac Pairing Station
Turn wedding flavors into an interactive experience with on-site cigar "baristas" showing off their craft while also providing the perfect after-dinner drink pairing with cognac. You'll be bringing a taste of Miami's quintessential Latin American flair to the wedding reception, all while impressing your guests.