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#3 – Melissa and Patrick – 2 more to go

Melissa and Patrick have been so much fun to work with. I’m in love with all of the raw emotion in this wedding.

Getting ready happened at the Waterstone Hotel in Boca Raton.

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Wedding ceremony took place at The Addison in Boca Raton.

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Amazingly insane party followed.

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Thank you Melissa and Patrick for letting me be a part of this awesome day!

#6 – Stephany and David – 5 more to go

Stephany and David had a beautiful, emotional, blast of a wedding.  Getting ready at the Al Capone suite at the Biltmore aint too shaby and first look that was super emotional. These last couple of weddings are making it harder and harder to stop photography. Another amazing couple. I love all the candid moments that happened organically during this day. Ceremony at the beautiful Granada Presbyterian and reception at the Coral Gables Country Club.

Thank you Stephany and David for letting me be a part of this!

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#7- Marissa and Kevin – 6 more to go

Beautiful wedding at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Miami Beach followed by reception at Douglas Entrance in Coral Gables. Thank you Marissa and Kevin for letting me be a part of this amazing day!

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Event Planning and decor: Events on a Budget
Photography and video: Soul Echo Studios
Make up and hair: Make up by Marz
Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Reception: Douglas Entrance

Destination Wedding in the Bahamas – Nicole and Adrian

Took the summer off from weddings and now back to the grind photographing this beautiful destination wedding in the Bahamas.

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The Abacos had the most amazing beaches I’ve ever seen.  Sand like flour.  I would say sugar, except sugar is too coarse.

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Deering Estate Wedding – Lisandra and Kelvin

Had a blast with this couple photographing their engagement session in the University of Florida and was glad to be a part of this gorgeous wedding. The weather was questionable all week but on the day of the wedding the sun came through and we had nice blue skies and cool breeze. Lisandra and Kelvin chose the classic Deering Estate at Cutler Bay, Miami for their wedding which is always one of my favorite venues. Check out all the beauty!

Special thanks to Olga Torres from Events on a Budget for planning this amazing wedding!

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One of the most emotional first looks in the history of all first looks…

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Cool new flash drives!

I’m excited to have a new way through which to deliver digital products to our clients. Since we started offering video last year, I’ve been looking for a product that could hold large files, sometimes 4-5 GB in size, and also look contemporary and beautiful. These new thumb drives from USB Memory Direct are it!

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They have lots of choices on style. I picked a red leather drive with silver fasteners to match our brand. They feel nice, look nice and transfer data remarkably fast.

Coral Gables Museum Wedding – Diandra and Julian

Primary Photographer: Alex

This wedding was very special and beautiful. It was one of those where the weather did not cooperate, yet the love of Diandra and Julian and the work of all the parties involved came together to make something amazing happen regardless of the rain and circumstances. You have to read the interview we did at the end of this post.

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Q. Describe your wedding in one sentence
A. Both Together: The best day of our lives, it was truly awesome in more ways we could have never imagined.

Q. What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
A. Bride: Our grand entrance and first dance. I literally felt like I was walking on cloud 9 dancing with my husband with the love and support of all the people that matter most to us. It was perfect.
Groom: The first look. I think it was the most impactful part of the day because we got to have a moment to share just us two. That moment was something that can’t be replicated.

Q. What was the most emotional part of the wedding for you?
A. Bride: Driving to the church with my dad and walking down the aisle. We had just done the first look so my nerves were gone, but I was filled with so much emotion to walk down that aisle towards Julian knowing I would walk out his wife!
A. Groom: Seeing Diandra walk down the aisle. I didn’t think I would get that emotional, but I had to hold back from tearing up.

Q. What was something you are glad you did on your wedding day that not everyone may realize?
A. Both Together: We are really happy with our decision to do the first look, and also to skip our cocktail hour. The first look was so special, and made both of us calm and excited to celebrate the rest of the day. Since we chose to do first look, we were also able to get some amazing bridal party shots before the ceremony which freed up time for us to enjoy together alone before the reception kicked-off. We had a blast running around Miracle Mile with Soul Echo and Riendhart for fun photos, and also enjoyed soaking in the moments where it was just us two.

Q. What is one piece of advice you would give a bride planning for her wedding?
A. Bride: Enjoy every moment! The greatest party you’ll ever throw takes so much time to plan and goes by in a flash! Take a moment to let everything sink in and don’t be afraid to let loose!

Q. How did you choose your venue and vendors?
A. Both Together: Our awesome planner, Melissa Barbier from Luxurious Events, helped us bring our vision to life.

Q. What song played during your first dance?
A. So High by John Legend. We’re big John Legend fans, and that was the song that was playing when Julian first told me he loved me.

Q. Who is one person (or persons) without whom you couldn’t have done this wedding? How did they make it possible?
A. Both Together: First of all – the love and support from both of our parents set the foundation for us to be able to make our wedding possible. We are lucky to have learned about unconditional love and commitment from them.
Second – without a doubt the wedding would not have been possible without Melissa, our planner, and her team. We started planning our wedding when we were living in Boston. Melissa listened to what we wanted, and assembled the dream team of vendors to bring that vision to life. There is truly not one thing we would change about that day, which is a true testament to how awesome her and the vendors we had the pleasure of working with are.

Q. How much did your feet hurt after the wedding?
A. Both Together: definitely not as much as our heads the next morning.

VENDORS: This wedding definitely was not possible without the united effort of all the vendors. Special thanks to Melissa from Luxurious Events for putting this team together.

Wedding Planner – Melissa Barbier from Luxurious Events
Getting Ready Location – The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
Ceremony Venue – St. Francis de Sales, Miami Beach
Reception Venue – The Coral Gables Museum
Catering – Thierry’s Catering
Flowers & Lighting – Luxurious Events
Video – Reinhardt Productions
Make up – Tati Perez Make Up and Hair
DJ – Vision DJs
Limo – Ara Limo
Rentals – Contempo
Cake – Todo Dulces
Hora Loca – Black and Wine