Paul + Beatriz / wedding at the Deering Estate

The morning of her wedding day, Beatriz got ready in her parent’s home. She was accompanied by all the ladies that  mean the most to her and you couldn’t have seen a happier bride. When she walked down the aisle at with her dad by her side and caught a glimpse of her love, you couldn’t have seen a happier bride. And that was pretty much the theme throughout the night. At the end of the ceremony, they hopped in their car and drove off together, the happiest bride and groom ever.

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Venue: Epiphany Catholic Church and Fairchild Tropical Gardens | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra from Ever After | Cake: Family friend | DJ: Ubis Music Productions

Southeast Asia

One of my least liked questions is “what are your favorite hobbies? or “what do you do for fun?”

The truth is, after making my favorite hobby into my job, my fun now revolves around netflix, take-out and if I’m feeling fancy, a nice glass of wine. Not the most exciting or braggy kind of hobbies! Once a year however, I make an effort to take a trip abroad to a place I’ve never been to before. This goal has taken me to Peru, Italy, California, Canada and on 2016, South East Asia. I grabbed a carry-on, my passport and my sister and we ventured off to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for three weeks this summer. We spent our time learning a few words in each country (cháo ban!) and trying all sorts of fun food ( I totally had one of those crickets from the photo below. It was… crunchy)

Every place we visited had it’s unique charm and I particularly loved the Angkor Wat ruins in Cambodia (Lara Croft, anyone?) and the small, french-inspired town of Hoi An in Vietnam. I could write about each place for days, but I’ll let the photos do the talking for me.

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Allan + Erica / wedding at the Loeb boathouse in Central Park

As obvious as it may seem by my profession, I’m a pretty big romantic. I love romantic comedies, I cry when I hear real life love stories and my heart always melts a little at every wedding I attend. When I started photographing weddings, it seemed like the perfect fit for my romantic soul and when Erica and Allan wanted me to document their central park wedding, well, that was the epitome of my romantic-comedy loving heart (27 dresses, anyone?!?)

As luck would have it, their wedding day was just as perfect as any movie staring Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson or J.Lo. It was timeless, classic and with hints of their fun-loving personalities. They came into the reception via gondola (Allan’s idea!), had a momofuku birthday cake surrounded by Dough donuts and at the end of the night, Erica and the band surprised Allan with a little Beyonce serenade. It was an honor to be a part of their magical day!

Published in Style Me Pretty

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Event Planning: Whimsy Weddings |Venue: The Central Park Boathouse | Floral Design: Cress Wedding Flowers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament Church  | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew | Hair + Makeup: Glamsquad | Band: Silver Arrow Band | Groom’s Attire: Black Lapel | Doughnuts: Dough Brooklyn | Cinematography: Mint Wedding Cinematography

Devin + Carly / Wedding at the Raleigh Hotel

Sometimes no matter how much we plan and pray, things just don’t go our way. It’s a sucky fact of life and a lesson the weather decided to teach on Devin and Carly’s wedding day. When they first began planning their wedding, they chose February 6th, the historically driest day in Miami, to better their chances of having their dream outdoor wedding go uninterrupted. As luck would have it, the rain had other plans.  Tents went up and we braced ourselves for a big storm while still keeping our hopeful fingers crossed.

Luckily everything went on perfectly. The rain took pause while Devin’s late dad’s best friend helped them exchanged vows under a Chuppah. The clear tent that gave us refuge during the reception rain looked absolutely magical reflecting all the string lights and as luck would have it, the storm held off until everyone was safely underneath it, ready to party.

Published in BRIDES 

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Venue & Catering: The Raleigh Hotel | Wedding Planner: JCG Events || Bride’s Wedding Dress: Reem Acra, purchased at Ever After Miami | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair & Makeup: Art of Hair by Claudia | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Show Me Your MuMu | Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Olivia Landau at J. Birnbach Jewelry | Florist: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design | Invitations & Paper Goods: Sarah Hawkins Designs || Music: A Prime Event | Cake: Cloud 9 Bakery & Café | Rentals: Tents ‘n’ Events; NOMAD Stretch Tents | Photo Booth: Shutterbarn | Videographer: Lexoria Wedding Films