I got to meet Nicole and Adam late last year when I photographed their engagement session in New York and fell in love with them immediately. We hadn’t had the opportunity to meet until that point because Nicole was planning the whole wedding from out of town with the help of her awesome planner, Irene Tsetsekos from IM Events. During our New York visit, my wife and I got to spend time with Nicole and Adam and it just solidified how happy I was to be a part of this wedding.
Just days prior to their destination wedding, where almost every single guest was coming from out of town, there was a blizzard all throughout the North East that had many, if not most flights cancelled. Almost every guest had to find alternate routes in order to get to the wedding. It is a testament to how special Nicole and Adam are that not one single guest was missing. 120 guests sacrificed through insane airport obstacles, long lines and delays in order to make it down and witness this wedding. I don’t think anyone was disappointed as you will see.
Joan Cherenfant from Tropical Elegance did an amazing job decorating the space for this night time affair.
After the wedding I asked Nicole and Adam a few questions:
Q. What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
A. We loved the reception kick off. It was finally the moment you get to truly kick back and just party and have fun. Especially, the moment you are announced at the reception and the guests go wild – it is such a rush!
Q. What was the most emotional part of the wedding day?
A. The walk down the aisle. For us this was a destination wedding, so to see 120 of your closest friends and family (who mostly traveled through a crazy snow storm) was very touching.
Q. What was something you are glad you did on your wedding day that not everyone may realize?
A. Personalizing the ceremony as much as possible. We had our best friend marry us and we wrote our own vows which I think added a unique element to our big day. Every word spoken was from the heart.
Q. What is one piece of advice you would give a bride planning her wedding?
A. At the end of the day something will go wrong but you can’t let it get to you. When you hire a good team of vendors you know you can count on them and they do everything in their power to make your day as special as possible. Oh, and give yourself as much time as possible…you do not want to rush on your wedding day.
We have been shooting weddings non stop since October and been really behind on all the blogging. As always we are prioritizing delivering of images and products to our clients to have one of the fastest turn around times that we know of but sort of left the blog behind, but we need to catch up on all the awesome weddings we have been photographing. This particular wedding was very different in that Elodie, Cedric and their whole families were French which brought a cultural dynamic to their wedding that was really special and beautiful. Definitely one of the best parts of being a wedding photographer specially in Miami, is being able to photograph all the diverse cultures of the world and witness love from every country. Not only was this a French wedding but it was also a Jewish ceremony with all the beauty and culture that Jewish weddings have. The mix of French culture and Jewish tradition in the gorgeous panoramic setting of the Thalatta Estate made this wedding superb. Elodie and Cedric are soft spoken, a bit shy, yet love to party with friends and family which made our talents of photographing candid moments a great match for them.
A special thanks to Emilie Hannoun from Five Star Events for planning this gorgeous event.
Emilie from Five Star Events created a beautiful arrangement of flowers to decorate the top of the chuppah.
I love the long path that the Thalatta Estate offers the bride to walk down. It makes the expectation that much more intense.
The un-veiling. What a beautiful moment. Its that moment when Cedric gently lifts the veil to see his bride.
Unfortunately it started sprinkling during the ceremony. No one left. Guests covered themselves with the seat cushions. No one cared. Love was happening. Even though I was also getting rained on, I wasn’t putting my camera down either.
Because of the rain probability a beautiful tent was set up for the reception. The tent was gorgeously decorated by Five Star Events and provided a beautiful space for an outdoor reception.
This party started fast and hard immediately. Here we see the first signs that this is going to get crazy and fun…the bride jumping to crowd surf!
Here we have the traditional henna ceremony.
Elodie and Cedric, thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me into your beautiful world.
Blogging has been hard with all the holidays but I wanted to share this amazing Persian wedding with you. This event was planned to perfection by Jennifer J, from Jennifer J Events, who made sure everything was beautiful, ran on schedule and most importantly that the bride and groom were happy. The wedding started at the Four Seasons were preparations for the event took place. Makeup by Marz did a beautiful job making sure Prosha looked amazing!
The sofreh for this Persian wedding looked amazing! The ceremony took place in the Four Season’s Coral Gables ballroom.
After the ceremony the wedding celebration continued at Vizcaya where gorgeous December weather awaited us.
Thank you Prosha and Shahin for letting me capture this amazing day for you!
Mallerie planned her entire wedding from out of town so I didn’t have a chance to meet her face to face until the wedding, but I knew immediately that it was going to be a great day. When I arrived at the suite where Mallerie and the bridesmaids were getting ready they were all having a blast. In the years of photographing weddings, I have found that the energy in the getting ready room usually carries out throughout the day. If everyone is nervous and anxious, then usually the whole day will have that feeling even if there is nothing to be nervous or anxious about. If everyone is having fun and relaxing then that carries through as well. Mallerie and the girls were just super easy to work with all day and everyone had a blast.
The day started at the Boca Raton Resort and Spa where Mallerie, Thomas and the bridal party got ready prior to the wedding.
Mallerie and Thomas decided to do a first look prior to the ceremony so they could do their portraits before all the big events. It was pretty emotional.
The wedding itself took place at the Addison in Boca Raton. The Addison is a gorgeous venue with an outdoor area that brides just fall in love with. The two giant banyan trees are the staple of the property and usually where wedding ceremonies take place.
Mallerie wanted everything outdoors including the reception. The decor of wild flowers combined with the Addison ‘s outdoor beauty was just breathtaking.
Thank you, Mallerie and Thomas for letting us capture your memories!
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Nicole and Adam will be getting married early next year in Boca Raton but since they live in New York, they really wanted an engagement session in the city. It was such a blast to get to work in different setting with an amazing couple like them.
This wedding is just pure eye candy for me. Kendall works as a clothing designer and her attention to detail is impeccable. Her dress, shoes, decor are just so beautiful. Not only were all the details beautiful but this wedding was full of emotion from beginning to end and amazing moments. The wedding started at the Boca Resort and Spa where Kendall and James got ready.
The wedding ceremony took place at the Assumption Church in Lauderdale by the Sea.
After the wedding, Molly’s Trolleys provided transportation between the church and the Addison.
The reception took place at the Addison, one of my favorite venues in South Florida.
Kendall’s choices of decor and color were just so elegant.
James surprised everyone by playing a love song on his guitar.
Thank you, Kendall and James for allowing me to capture your memories!
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