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On their wedding day as he danced his way into the reception room, Carlos grabbed the microphone and stood next to his new bride. He looked at her with such warmth as he thanked his lucky stars for bringing Alicia into his life and shared his gratitude that he gets to call her his wife. It was a humorous, genuine and warm speech which is also a pretty great description of who Alicia and Carlos are, both individually and as a couple. They are such a driven, fun and intelligent duo that they are the epitome of #relationshipgoals

Their wedding was inspired by timeless romance with a ode to their Cuban heritage. I became a believer in the power of a Cuban’s will to dance as the dancefloor filled with amazing and energetic dancers all night (seriously! these guys danced for 5 hours straight. Their hips don’t lie or rest apparently).

It was an honor to be there with Carlos and Alicia on their wedding day and I’m so excited to see all the wonderful things they will accomplish together.

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Venues: Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables Congregational Church and Comber Hall | Wedding Planner: Elite Planning Firm | Florals: Ever After Floral Design | Video: Shaina Koren | Catering: A Joy Wallace | MUA: Caroline Monge | Baked Goods: Edda’s Cake Designs      Band: Event Factor | Bridal dress: Anne Barge | Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo

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Stuart and Melanie are two of the sweetest people I know. The first time we met we had an in-depth discussion on what Indiana Jones movie was the best one ( no one dared mention the 4th one, thankfully!)

A few months later we met up in D.C to do their engagement session. It was a cold, windy winter day but Stuart and Melanie were incredible sports and I had a great time getting to know them a little bit more.

Come their wedding day the weather was absolutely perfect. Birds were chirping, butterflies were everywhere and Melanie looked incredible. It was practically a Disney fairytale. They wrote their own vows and they were so heartfelt and emotional even I had to take a deep breath and compose myself. It was the most perfect springtime wedding and I’m excited to finally share it.

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Venue: fairchild tropical gardens | Wedding Planner: JCG Events | Florals: Ines Naftali | Catering: Mena Catering | Bridal dress: Allure Bridals  | Baked Goods: Todo Dulces | DJ: Serge Entertainment  | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade

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James, Kim and their adorable kiddos live across the pond. They decided to finally tie the knot in the States and then make a family trip to Disney World. Win/win!

I have never met a bride so calm and collected as Kim was on her wedding day. She is such a graceful and peaceful individual that she immediately put everyone else at ease. She walked down the aisle with her dad and both her and James were hear tears when their daughter read them her favorite story as the special reading during the ceremony. Since almost half of the guest list was under the age of 5 there were lots of kid-friendly activities. Kim contracted a bunny farm to entertain everyone and to celebrate the  fact that Kim and her daughter were both born in the year of the rabbit. She also provided coloring books and toys to occupy the kiddos while the grown-ups got a chance to catch up. They spent the night dancing to Disney songs and Bruno Mars (who doesn’t love both of them?) It was such a lovely family affair and I’m honored to have been chosen to document it.

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I drove up to Naples a few weeks ago to hang out with Chris and Andrys at the beach. It was your usual sticky, humid Florida day and we got attacked by bugs. When I say attacked I mean these suckers waged a  full-fledged war against our bare skin. Nature sometimes looks prettier in photos than what it really is in real life! Luckily the bugs didn’t stop us from having a great time and getting some pretty photos in the process. I’m so excited to join in their wedding celebrations in California next month!

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