Celebrating An Epic Romance in the Heart of Coral Gables

On Sunday, February 9, four lovely “brides” joined Catherine Fox Milian of Chic Parisien to celebrate the 1916 union of George Merrick and Eunice Peacock at the Merrick House & Gardens in Coral Gables.

George Merrick, considered the “father of Coral Gables,” met his future bride, Eunice Isabella Peacock, the daughter of Coconut Grove pioneers, nearly a century ago in Miami and subsequently built her a home in the area – the now famous Merrick House & Gardens museum.

In celebration of their marriage, which took place on February 5, 1916, the museum hosted a special event this past Sunday. The event was free and open to the public.

The day was filled with fun, wedding-inspired activities, from cake decorating and calligraphy to paper bouquet crafting and lace making demonstrations. Guests also enjoyed an antique wedding dress display, light refreshments and self-guided tours.

The day culminated with a special fashion show, featuring vintage-inspired Jenny Packham gowns, which were handpicked by Catherine for the special occasion.

To learn more about upcoming events at the Merrick House & Gardens, view the full schedule here.