Lauren Cornella and José Zeballos
When it came time to plan their wedding, Lauren Cornella and José Zeballos knew they wanted a fun and elegant party.
The result was a beautiful and unique Palm Beach wedding with a subtle color palette.
How the bride and groom met: “José and I are both anesthesiologists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He was working in the Intensive Care Unit, and I was doing a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology. I would deliver my patients to him in the ICU. A few years after we met, he invited me to lunch at his favorite Bolivian restaurant. We got engaged 15 months later.”
Lauren and José’s wedding consisted of many personal details. Signature drinks for the bride (Bellini) and groom (Pisco Sour) were passed out to arriving guests during cocktail hour.
The couple’s wedding planner came up with the idea to substitute a traditional guest book for customized prescription bottles, in which guests could write their “prescription for a happy marriage.” Guests also took candy home in the empty bottles.
The couple’s favorite part of the day: “José and I both agreed that we wanted an elegant, fun party with lots of great music and dancing. One of José’s ideas was to hire Brazilian drummers to add some festive atmosphere to the last hour of the reception. Our DJ was set up for dancing on Trump’s terrace, complete with an outdoor dance floor, lounge furniture and festive lighting. Two songs into the DJ’s first set, a South Florida rainstorm surprised us all. We all headed inside and I was worried the party would lull. Our quick-thinking wedding planner had the drummers start early to keep the dancing going while the DJ was setting up indoors. All of our family and friends loved the drummers and still can’t stop talking about what good timing it was that they were scheduled to play right when the rain started! The dancing continued for the rest of the night. We also loved the sparkler send off into the waiting golf cart!”