Wedding style tips from Miami real estate and philanthropy star Kara Zeder

Ever After in Coconut Grove.

Kara Zeder, the newlywed president of Kristi House Miami’s board of directors and member of award-winning family real estate company The Zeder Team tells INDULGE how she got ready for her big wedding day.

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The blissful bride, Kara Zeder, pre-wedding. Photograph by Felipe Cuevas for INDULGE.


The Invitations

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Invitations from House and Paper in South Miami.

“Brenda, the owner of House and Paper, is the best. She’s full-service: from my wedding website to the save-the-dates, invitations, linen napkins, cocktail napkins, menus, bar signs, custom map and guest itinerary. You name it, she does it.”

House and Paper, 7221 Southwest 57th Court, South Miami; 305-661-8545;

The Dress

“I knew the cut I wanted, I just had to find it. Camille from Ever After was amazing to work with. She completely customized my Naeem Khan dress. Because we got married in the Bahamas, on Harbour Island, she made my dress ‘convertible.’”

Ever After, 2977 McFarlane Road, Suite 100B, Coconut Grove; 305-444-7300;

The Shoes

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Wedding-day shoes by Stuart Weitzman.

“I wanted to wear a flat heel and not be worried about tripping in the sand while walking down the aisle. Stuart Weitzman recently came out with a bridal collection, and it had the perfect shoe for my island wedding and my dress.”

$395. Stuart Weitzman at Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura; 305-932-0080;

The Scent

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Kiehl’s scent.

“I’m not a big perfume person, but I love this nashi blossom and pink grapefruit blend from Kiehls. It’s light and refreshing, perfect for a beach wedding.”

$42.50. Nordstrom at Dadeland Mall, 7239 North Kendall Drive, Miami; 786-709-4100;

The Gifts

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From Country French in South Miami.

“Country French has great household items. I’m obsessed with the Tina Frey line they carry. Her items are perfect for Miami living: white with a little nautical element.”

Champagne Bucket, $250. Country French, 7259 Red Road, South Miami, 305-661-0159;

The Workout  

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JetSet Pilates in Coral Gables.

“JetSet is an insane workout. Tons of abs and glutes, helping me get bikini-body ready.”

JetSet Miami, 4203 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables; 305-209-1007;

The Sweets

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The Little Sugars in Hollywood.

“I love everything that Sarah at The Little Sugars bakes. Not only do all her desserts come in bite-size pieces, so you can enjoy multiple options, but everything just tastes amazing!”

The Little Sugars, 2028 Harrison Street, Suite 103, Hollywood; 407-257-7868,

The Salon

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Junior and Hatter Salon in Miami.

“Andrea, one of the owners and my hairstylist at Junior & Hatter, saved my hair! He’s the best colorist in Miami: so talented, does not over-process, and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I’ve recommended him to so many friends, and all have fallen in love.”

Junior & Hatter, 2750 Northwest Third Avenue, Miami; 305- 571-8361;

The Lip

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Fresh Sugar

“Fresh Sugar’s tinted lip treatment is great because they have so many fun colors, they’re super moisturizing, and they have SPF 15. I get a travel-size variety pack and just throw the different colors in my purses. That way I always have lipstick — with the added benefit of it having sun protection.”

$24. Nordstrom at Merrick Park, 4310 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables; 786-999-1313;


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