Hello glamor!  Have you ever seen such a chic wedding party?  And the rest of this Miami black-tie affair photographed by the always captivating Captured Photography by Jenny is just as sophisticated and luxurious.  Once you can take your eyes off the stunning Valentino gown…I’ll give you a few minutes…feast upon the elegant ballroom reception with lovely little details and a whole lot of elegance tucked into every little corner.  Click here to see even more!

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From the Bride… Miami is a special city to us.  We met in Miami, fell in love, got engaged and knew it was the only placed we wanted to get married.  Our venue, the W Hotel in South Beach, was perfect from the moment we walked in – the eclectic collection of art, the beautiful marble, and chic furniture. It is modern and romantic.  Once we chose the venue, we knew we couldn’t have just one theme or color scheme!  Each room was so different; from the lush green lawn our ceremony took place to the gorgeous gold and dark wood ballroom.  Our florist, Stan from Jim Threlkel Florist, was so creative that he took our ideas and made them even better than we could have imagined.  We loved all of the candles and flowers that decorated our tables.

Josh’s mother is no longer with us and we wanted to honor her on this day.  She loved birds and the color purple.  At our ceremony, fifteen white doves were released and small hummingbirds were delicately hidden in our centerpieces.

I have a major obsession with sweets – not just a sweet tooth, but I went to pastry school as well.  It was difficult to try to choose just one dessert!  I wanted something untraditional – we chose a French macaroon cake decorated with golden bees and butterflies.  There were even two at the top with a veil and top hat!  It didn’t end there though..we had a dessert buffet with homemade brownies, chocolate tarts, and ice cream sundaes (to name a few!).

We wanted our guests to have a weekend they would remember as much as we would.  We hung out by the pool during the day and celebrated each night.  At our reception, we had a photo booth to document all the fun our guests were having.  We also encouraged everyone to take off their high heels and changed into flip flops to continue dancing.

At our after party, we handed out light up glasses and necklaces and served freshly fried donuts, fries and corn dogs! We danced until 3 am as DJ Gunars spun.  Our wedding was perfect and it only made Miami that more special.

Wedding Photography: Captured Photography by Jenny / Cinematography: Captured Photography by Jenny / Floral Design: Jim Threlkel Florist / Event Planning: Cheryl Clisby Events / Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: W Hotel – South Beach / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding Dress: Valentino / Wedding Cake: Solo Bakery / Band: Powerhouse / After Party Donuts: Donut Divas / After Party DJ: DJ Gunars