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

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

Jeff + Lindsey / wedding at Villa Woodbine

Jeff and Lindsey met and fell in love in Philly but decided to have a destination wedding in Miami. They fell in love with Villa Woodbine and it fit their intimate, chic garden wedding vision perfectly. As their big day arrived, Lindsey spent the morning with her sisters, mom and nieces getting ready. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room when she finally put on her perfect Jenny Packham gown.

Jeff and Lindsey opted to have a first look which gave them the opportunity to spend quality time together before their guests arrived. Their ceremony was held in the central courtyard, where they also had their first dance. After cocktail hour, everyone moved to the backyard for dinner. Long family-style tables were decorated with eucalyptus garlands, candles and gold chiavari chairs. Each guest had their own hand-picked tile, inspired by the venue. As the sun set, everyone toasted to the newlyweds and dined under the stars. It was the perfect intimate dinner party they always had envisioned.

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Venue: Villa Woodbine | Florals: Julia Rohde Designs | Rentals: The Salvage Snob | Cake: Cloud 9 Bakery | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering