Welcome to the Style Me Pretty Florida blog!  This is the place where we’ll bring you loads of inspiration from all over the sunshine state.  There is some serious style pouring out of this beautiful and diverse place!  One of my favorite photographers to come out of the south is Laura Leslie Photography.  I have fallen fast and hard for her work. I want to frame some of these Miami beach shots and hang them in my apartment.  It doesn’t hurt when there is a swoon-worthy, chic-to-the-max wedding involved too.  The coral and yellow hues compliment the ocean views so perfectly and I am bonkers for the mod meets romance meets hot Miami nightlife vibe!  Click here to see even more!

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The couple held their wedding in Miami Beach, a few hours from the bride’s hometown of Palm City, Florida.  The Raleigh Hotel provided a beachfront venue with a vintage feel.  The “old Florida” vibe was a real draw and the bride was excited to incorporate the beach into the celebration, having grown up on South Florida beaches. The hotel had special significance to the couple because it was where they stayed during their first trip together.

The bride’s childhood Reverend presided over the ceremony, held steps from the beach in an alcove on the hotel grounds. The cocktail hour and reception were held around the Raleigh’s historic art deco pool and decorated with white and yellow orchids with blush accents. The groom’s father’s family from Thailand transported small hand painted ceramic covered boxes as wedding favors for the guests. The four tiered petal shaped wedding cake was topped with bride and groom love-birdies and included South Florida themed flavors, such as key lime, the groom and bride’s father’s favorite flavor. The bride surprised the groom with a red velvet flavored groom’s cake shaped like a shamrock in honor of Notre Dame, the groom’s alma mater.  Liquid DJs made the reception high energy by lighting the reception tables with a warm glow, uplighting the surrounding palm trees, and spinning a lively playlist that kept people dancing until the early morning.

Wedding Photography: Laura Leslie Photography / Wedding Venue: The Raleigh Hotel / Floral Design: Forget-Me-Not Flower Shop / Wedding Cake: Edible Creations Cakes / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier (Sunday Rose) / DJ & Reception Lighting: Liquid DJ’s / Wedding Cinematography: LK Cinematic Video / Hair & Makeup: Tatjana TerzicLinda Zibelli / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff (Style: 537, Color: Terracotta) / Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse