- Erica Vazquez-Bacardi married Joey Depriest-Capparelli, 32, on Saturday
- Her mother Hilda is the great-great-granddaughter of Bacardi founder Don Facundo
- The wedding venue was transformed into a ‘breathtaking’ forest and had 300 guests
The daughter of Roman heiress Hilda Maria Bacardi has tied the knot in a lavish three-day, $4 million wedding held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Erica Vazquez-Bacardi, 29, married her 32-year-old beau, pro softball player Joey Depriest-Capparelli on Saturday at the Four Seasons Resort in Walt Disney World, People reported.
Hilda is the great-great-granddaughter of Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso.
Celebrity wedding planner David Tutera and his team transformed the resort’s Palm Ballroom into a ‘whimsical, magical and beautiful forest’ for the 300-guest celebration.
The elegant design featured woodlands with trees six to 150 feet tall—including oak, maple, silver fir and olive.
French tulips, garden roses and hybrid delphiniums were also used to decorate the ballroom, with wisteria-adorned stained glass windows serving as a backdrop for the wedding ceremony.
Erica walked down the aisle in a Galia Lahav gown, which has a general price range between $6,000 and $16,000, on a twisty custom-made path.
David also escorted the bride’s mother, Hilda, down the aisle and ushers.
Grammy-winning violinist Miri Ben Ari, Tony and Grammy-nominated Shoshana and DJ Valentina wowed guests at the wedding.
After the ceremony, guests were treated to drinks and hors d’oeuvres – such as mini brie with fig marmalade and marcona almond; baby marble potatoes with sour cream, chives and black caviar; and beef Wellington with red onion marmalade.
As for the reception, the waiters served peppered beef tenderloin, fish and poultry, as well as a variety of side dishes and breads for dinner.
Guests finished their meals with mini desserts, macarons and flower cupcakes.
The wedding cake – which had vanilla and chocolate layers with a Bacardi 8 Crème Anglais and D’usse and caramel sauces – was created by pastry chef Rabii Saber.
During the festivities, cocktails made with spirits from the Bacardi stable appeared on the bar menu, including a Gray Goose lavender martini and a spicy Patron Reposado margarita.
A guest at the stunning wedding was popular YouTuber Zane Hijazi, who shared clips from the wedding.
A stunned Zane described the event as ‘like Coachella’ before turning the camera on the dance floor, which was reportedly designed to make it look like attendees were dancing on water.
Guests were seen tearing it up while surrounded by performers wearing clothes to mimic disco balls.
He also shared photos of the happy couple, the bride tossing her bouquet and more entertainment, including green performers covered in vines and walking on stilts.
Behind-the-scenes footage shows the scale of the event, with purple velvet-covered chairs lined up for guests at the ceremony, and a closer look at the process involved.
David, 56, previously revealed to DailyMail.com that the Orlando wedding was the most expensive he had ever done, at almost $4 million.
He said the Orlando extravaganza was one of the ‘most intense’ events he had ever planned.
“The client basically gave me carte blanche to create something that’s never been done before, which is what I always do anyway,” David said.
And I turn this beautiful place into a real forest. We had three tractor trailers (that left) three days ago from Los Angeles with hundreds of trees that will go into two ballrooms (for) the ceremony and celebration.
‘We have amazing entertainers… one is a Grammy Award-winning entertainer who performs, another is a Grammy and Tony Award winner, and we have this room that’s just mind-blowingly amazing.
‘It’s like I had a dream and I woke up because my client said, “Where have you got this?” I said, “I don’t really know, honestly.”
In 2016, Bacardi, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, had sales of around $4.6 billion.
The company has been in the family for seven generations, after it was started in 1862 by Don Facundo Bacardí Massó in Santiago de Cuba.
It owns brands such as D’usse, Bombay, Cazadores and Gray Goose.