PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHER: ALEX

JT originally hired me more than a year ago to capture his surprise proposal to Grace as he planned to parachute with her, land in a field in Homestead and then surprise her with champagne and ask her to marry him. I got pictures of the whole thing right here.

A few months later we photographed Grace and JT’s engagement session on paddle-boards with their beloved dog and friend, Kingsley. You can see that here.

All that to say that I feel like I’ve now known this couple for a long time and was really looking forward to this amazing wedding. I did ask Grace and JT a few questions that give you insight into their story.

Q. How long have you been dating?
A. Four and a half years! We started dating on September 12th, 2009.

Q. How did you first meet?
A. We both went to Pepperdine University and met through mutual friends our freshman year. We studied abroad together in Buenos Aires, Argentina during our sophomore year, and that’s when we began to like each other more. We started officially dating our junior year.

Q. When did you first realize you were in love?
A. After a few months into our relationship, JT and I had a dinner date night and afterwards he said I love you and I told him I loved him too :). We had both been thinking it for a while, but that was the first time we said it to each other out loud. At first, I thought I hope I marry a man like JT because he’s the kind of guy I would want to marry. Then it became very clear that I hoped to marry JT because he is THE guy I want to marry.

Q. What made you choose your wedding venue?
A. We had our two year anniversary dinner at a restaurant and the Biltmore Hotel is just such an iconic, beautiful, timeless place!

Q. What are you most looking forward to on the wedding day?
A. Seeing JT’s face when I walk down the aisle :).

Grace and JTs story starts at the historic Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables, Miami.

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The talented team at Events by Francesca did a phenomenal job creating an elegant and beautiful setting for this wedding at the Biltmore hotel’s Coconut Grove ballroom.

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Vendors:

Coordinator: Francesca at Events by Francesca
Florist: Avant Gardens
Linens: Leyani Linens
DJ: Sarz Entertainment
Video: Merge Studios
Hair and Make-up Artist: Marz Makeup and Hair
Dress Designer: Bijou Bridal
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo