I adore this couple. I adore how they smile with pure delight in each and every photo, their sweet description of how they met and fell head over heels in love, their day filled with so much joy, it’s infectious and, of course, their breathtaking Miami Beach soiree captured by Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema. It’s an elegant garden party meets amazing florals by Parrish Designs meets the perfect dose of whimsy and glamour… and it’s a serious privilege to be part of it all. Click here for SO much more.
From the Bride… David and I first met in Philadelphia in the alley way by the Stage Door of The Merriam Theatre. I had just finished a performance of Hairspray, and David was in town visiting his friend in the show. This mutual friend of ours had been telling me for months that she had the perfect guy for me, but I brushed it off because I was dating someone else. David and I met for five minutes that night after the show, and I remember all five minutes. Unfortunately, I didn’t see him for another nine months until I was back living in New York City. By then, a bunch of our mutual friends were on a mission to set us up. We kept “bumping into each other” in bars after shows.
His annual Halloween party was coming up — he’d notoriously pack a hundred people into his two bedroom apartment in the West Village — and I later found out he wouldn’t send out the evite without getting my email address first. So he got it from a friend, and I RSVP’d yes. I stopped by very late after I got out of work, dressed up as hippie since I had enough in my closet to throw together a costume. David, on other hand, was far more committed and was dressed as an ’80s gym buff in head to toe lycra. Brave man! He called me up a few days later to ask me out on a real date on Halloween night. I agreed but then tried to cancel last minute because I had a big audition coming up. Poor guy, he was not impressed, but didn’t tell me at the time. He charmingly convinced me to loosen up and go out for the evening, and thankfully, I did. We had our first date amidst the drunken crazies and gorgeous drag queens littering the streets of Greenwich Village at the famous New York City Halloween Parade in 2006. Five years later, again on Halloween weekend, we got married in Miami.
Wedding Photography: Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema / Wedding Venue: Cecconi’s at the Soho Beach House in Miami Beach, Florida / Wedding Planning: Sari of Jackie Ohh Events / Floral Design: Kathryn Parrish of Parrish Designs / Wedding Cinematography: Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema / Wedding Cake: Cecconi’s / Band: Libido / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Makeup: Tania Terzcik / Hair + Makeup: Allure Hair and Makeup / Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker
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