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Stylist Micaela Erlanger Wore Custom Prada for Her Wedding at Miami’s Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Photo: Christian Oth Studio

In 2016, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger and William “Mac” Osborne were set up on a blind date during New York Fashion Week by their mutual friend Savannah Engel. “Savannah had set me up on quite a few dates with what felt like most of New York City, and none of them had panned out,” Micaela remembers. “So I begrudgingly agreed to this one. And, thank God I did.” Three months later, he moved into her apartment, and in 2018, Mac surprised Micaela with a proposal on Sammy’s Beach in East Hampton.

Originally, their wedding weekend was set to take place in New York City in the fall of 2020. Because of the pandemic, they moved everything to October 2021. But as the uncertainty continued, Micaela and Mac decided it would be easiest to elope, which they did in St. Barth’s in August 2021. Then they landed on Miami—the city they relocated to during COVID—in April 2022 for their official wedding location and date. “Miami was the perfect choice for us—not only is it the new place we now call home, but also it felt like a destination wedding while being easy enough for people to get to,” Micaela says.

Planning a three-day wedding weekend during the pandemic meant that the couple had to navigate their fair share of curveballs along the way. “I couldn’t have done it without our incredible planner Tracey Goldstein from Polka Dot Events Polka Dot Events and our creative consultant Marcy Blum. They made the whole process as easy as it could be.” The festivities kicked off on March 31 with a bridal party dinner at Nikki Beach in Miami “Since I had the luxury of time to plan my outfits, I decided to really go all out,” Micaela says. “I collaborated with Jennifer Behr to make hair accessories for the weekend, and I sourced a lot of special vintage including two incredible pieces from the Versace archive. The first was the opening look from the show which Jennifer Lopez made famous and felt very appropriate for Miami.” At the dinner, Micaela and Mac gave their bridal party gifts and got a chance to catch up with everyone who had flown in for the weekend in a more intimate and relaxed setting. “The next day I hosted my bridesmaids for a day relaxing by the pool, and then later that evening, my mom threw a ‘meet and mingle’ party at the Goodtime Hotel. For this, Versace restored a dress for me that is truly a piece of fashion history,” Micaela says. “It was the finale dress that Kate Moss wore for the Fall 1994 show and Richard Avedon shot for the campaign. It couldn’t have been more perfect against the backdrop of our first real celebration at the Goodtime Hotel, complete with a surprise performance by the Aqualillies, a synchronized swimmer group.”

The following evening, the rehearsal dinner was held in the garden at the Standard Hotel for just the bridal party and immediate family, followed by a welcome party on the dock. Guests were shuttled to the venue by floating Cruisin Tikis, which set the tone for the night. “Cuban music played, and we lit up the entire dock with our favorite scented candles from Aqua di Parma, which created the most beautiful ambience and scent for the party. Dolce and Gabbana generously made me the most beautiful organza gown and my friend, designer Jonathan Cohen made me a hand-painted fan—the perfect accessory!” Micaela says. It was a night of many ensembles: For the welcome party on the dock, Micaela wore a Christian Dior Haute Couture silk flower dress, then changed into another piece from the house, this one made in the ’50s. “I paired [it] with perfect trousers my friend Christian Siriano made me,” Micaela adds.

Micaela, who has expanded into private client bridal styling, deals in beautiful dresses day in and day out. So when she got engaged back in 2016, she knew she wanted to wear something really special when she walked down the aisle. “As a celebrity stylist I have had the pleasure of working with so many brands over the years but Prada and its team hold a very special place in my heart,” she says. (Micaela is the woman behind Lupita Nyong’o’s well-known powder blue Prada look at the Oscars.) “Given the pandemic, we worked closely over three years to custom design my couture wedding gown, my reception gown, and my after-party look, as well as Mac’s two custom tuxedos. I flew back and forth to Milan for my fittings and had the best time collaborating with them. The team went above and beyond to make my dreams a reality.” The gown was made of an ivory silk georgette with handmade drapery embellished with a floral Lily of the Valley motif made of crystals and beads. Inside the gown and Mac’s tux jacket, the couples’ initials were embroidered in gold thread and pearls from Micaela’s great-great-grandmother’s wedding gown, which dates back to 1900.

Micaela’s jewelry served as her something new—a custom-made De Beers Forevermark diamond eternity band that she designed for her new collaboration Forevermark x Micaela. “It was truly a special and personal touch for me to be able to create our rings,” she says. “Lastly, my wonderful friends at Fred Leighton made me the most exquisite vintage hair combs and earrings, which served perfectly as my something borrowed, and lent Mac the most beautiful mother-of-pearl shirt studs and cufflinks. Olympia Le Tan made a bespoke bag that had the embroidery design from Prada and the setting of our ceremony embroidered onto it.”

Moments before the Saturday ceremony at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, the Miami weather turned. “The skies opened, and the rain just poured,” Micaela says. “It was actually like the scene out of The Notebook and even though it was messy it was beautiful and utterly romantic. Walking down the aisle with my father was a moment in my life I’ve dreamt of and standing next to Mac was all I could have asked for. We laughed and cried—it was also much shorter as we jumped right into vows and exchanging rings. At the end of the ceremony, my longtime client and friend, Common, surprised our guests by performing ‘The Light’ as our recessional song. Everyone was dancing in the rain!”

Marcy Blum helped the couple creative direct and choreograph many aspects of the ceremony and reception. “From the performances to the menu by Creative Edge, she was our fairy godmother,” Micaela says. “We couldn’t have done it without her!”

After cocktails and dinner, guests moved into the party tent, which had been designed to look like a glamorous night club. Micaela’s childhood friend Justin Paul—the Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award–winning composer—performed the couple’s first dance, “City of Stars” from La La Land, on a baby grand piano, and then Common performed. Afterwards, the newlyweds toasted with their favorite bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc and cut the cake. Guests danced all night to the Jordan Khan Music Company and took photos in the Vanity Fair–style portrait booth.

To end the night, the violinists from the band performed “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House and led guests to the front of the museum. There, the couple departed in a wedding white Bentley getaway car, clearly on cloud nine.

The theme for the night was Sea, Sand, and Glam. I think we totally delivered. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Our bridal party dinner was so chic, and I loved the tablescape designed by our planning team Polka Dot Events. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Lupita, my longtime client and dear friend, was by my side to celebrate. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Arriving to my mom’s “Meet and Mingle.” Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Guests were surprised with a performance by the Aqualillies, a synchronized swimming group—it was such a fun moment for us all. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Opening ceremony! Let the wedding games begin! Photo: Christian Oth Studio

My handsome husband-to-be loves a boat. Here we are on our way to our rehearsal dinner. For this event, I wore a custom-made Dolce and Gabbana organza gown with the most beautiful Jennifer Behr hair accessories and Aquazzura shoes. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Arriving to The Standard Hotel in the most beautiful boat decorated by Ivie Joy. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Moments after a heartfelt toast. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

My very fashionable friends. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Our gorgeous invitation suite designed by Ceci New York included a “style guide” with teasers of what we were wearing. Guests didn’t know until we showed up looking like a page out of our own story book! Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Javier Martinez worked his magic and painted my face using RéVive and Tom Ford Beauty. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Mac and I were untraditional in many ways. I helped him get dressed the day of our wedding and loved having that moment together. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

A few of my bridesmaids posed for that quintessential getting-ready shot in pajamas by Morgan Lane. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

The bridesmaids’ custom Markarian gowns. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

On my way to the venue—in a vintage dressing gown from Happy Isles. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Wedding details—a look at my jewelry and sketch of my custom Prada gown. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

A first look at my exquisite gown which was custom designed by Prada. My favorite detail was the lily of the valley embroidery. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Olympia Le-Tan made me this custom clutch with our ceremony setting embroidered onto the cover of the bag. Our wedding bands were designed by me for my Forevermark x Micaela collaboration and hand carried by our ring bearer on this perfect little pillow from Doloris Petunia. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Seeing Mac was a moment I will never forget. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Obsessed with my gown, the most beautiful I have ever felt. Forever indebted to my Prada family. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Mac and his boys! Photo: Christian Oth Studio

The moment my bridesmaids saw me for the first time. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

We incorporated green throughout the wedding, from the embroidery on my gown to the bouquets by Ivie Joy, to the bridesmaids’ gowns by Markarian. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Seeing my mom for the first time! Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Inside the museum waiting for our ceremony to begin. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Walking down the aisle with my father to Roxy Music’s “More Than This.” A moment I will cherish forever. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Saying our vows and exchanging our bands. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Dancing down the aisle—it was joyous as the rain showered us with a little extra love and luck. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Our incredible tent and dinner set up thanks to Polka Dot Events and Ivie Joy. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

My father-daughter dance with my adoring dad. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

We both changed for our second looks—both custom Prada. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Later that night Common jumped on stage for a surprise performance! Our band, the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, was incredible and played the best music all night long! Photo: Christian Oth Studio

We went with a honey and salt flavor—it was the perfect combination. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

Departing at the end of a wild, magical night. Photo: Christian Oth Studio

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