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

Brian + Kristine / wedding at the Addison

Brian and Kristine met through match.com. As cliche as it sounds,  she reiterated that they found the perfect match in each other. She fell in love with Brian as they took long walks together, sharing their passions for life and good food. After a whirlwind romance, they decided to marry in an intimate ceremony at the beautiful Addison, inspired by it’s beautiful architecture and foliage.

Kristine accented the venue with lots of green and white touches as well as rustic elements to bring out the wood flavors of the location. A polaroid guest book welcomed each guest to the ceremony and guests were then invited to put their phones and cameras away for their unplugged ceremony (can’t recommend them enough!). They wanted each one of their loved ones to be fully present for their ceremony instead of witnessing it through their screens.

After a joyful ceremony, Brian and Kristine danced the night away with their guests to a mix of 90s R&B and boy band classics and then ran through their sparkler exit to begin their “happily ever after”.

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Venue: The Addison | Florals: Polished Petals | Cake: Creative Cake Factory | Bridal dress: Bellisima Bride | DJ: Go DJ Live | Invitations: Windmill Paper Boutique | Video: 5801 Productions

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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