Stephen + Amanda / The Raleigh wedding

Amanda and Stephen met 10 years ago. They fostered a friendship for a long time until one day they ran into each other at a concert and sparks flew. After a few years of dating they both moved to Miami to work at the Raleigh and fell in love with the art deco vibes. When it came time to plan their wedding they had no doubt they wanted to incorporate it into the special day.

Amanda chose a dusty blue, navy, nude, gold and soft green palette for her wedding that perfectly complimented the venue. She wanted to have a romantic, art deco vibe throughout and it perfectly connected with her dress and their reception decor.

There were a lot of happy tears throughout the first look and ceremony but when I tell you that they partied like rock stars, I am not exaggerating. You know it’s a good one when the bride ends up getting carried away through the streets of Miami Beach.

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Venue: The Raleigh Hotel | Florals: Ines Naftali | Wedding dress: Allure | Rentals: Ines Naftali

Brette + Patrick / wedding at Vizcaya Gardens

There are certain people in this world who exude a certain timeless and effortless glamour. Brette is one of those people. She has a classic yet fun sense of style which is the perfect compliment to her easygoing and warm personality. It’s no wonder she caught dapper Patrick’s eye at a friend’s party. He put a dazzling ring on her finger a couple years later that they designed together.

They decided to wed in Miami and chose Vizcaya Gardens to host their destination wedding. Lots of modern, tropical touches were used throughout their design from the invites to the florals. Patrick was a little jittery for their first look but he was all smiles once he saw Brette. They exchanged vows in a candle-filled night time ceremony and headed immediately to their cocktail hour with mini Moet champagne bottles at hand. Patrick’s mom played classic Swedish songs as guests mingled during cocktail hour and soon Brette and Patrick were dancing to Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day”. And indeed it was!

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Venue: Vizcaya Gardens | Florals: Anthology Co. | Cake: Earth and Sugar | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | Video: 5801 Wedding Cinema | Wedding dress: Pronovias | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Band: The Hit Factory

Brian + Olivia / wedding in Villa Woodbine

If you thought the only love you could find at a Publix deli counter would be a sub, you’d be so wrong.

Brian and Olivia ran in the same UCF circles but only met on a serendipitous day at their local Publix deli. They hit it off and a few years later Brian took Olivia to the spot where they had their first date.

They dreamed of having a wedding in Italy but decided it was more important to have all their loved ones present so they went to the next best thing: Villa Woodbine. The envisioned a whimsical, classic wedding inspired by the mediterranean waters and lemon trees of Capri.

Come their wedding day, we were #blessed with amazing weather and thanks to Olivia and Brian’s eye for detail and the styling gifts of Veronica from Anthology, Co, their wedding vision came to life. Their guests were greeted by limoncello bottles and the citrus theme carried on to the tablescapes. Olivia’s dress along with her bouquet full of daisies were perfectly whimsical.

Their wedding day was filled with lots of laughter and dancing and I’m honored they picked me to tell their story.

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Venue: Villa Woodbine | Florals: Anthology Co. | Cake: Cloud 9 Bakery | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | Video: Chris Snyder | Wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier | Band: 30 Vice