Elopements are my everything. No, I didn’t elope, but oh did I dream of it a time or two. It’s the epitome of romance to me, so those who actually do tie the knot in such a fashion always get my nod of approval. If you are planning on saying I do with just you and your beau, yet want to do so in style – we have just the shoot for you today. It’s the perfect inspiration for you elopement-loving readers, and we have Merari Photography to thank for all the pretty. It’s all topped off with some seriously stunning beauty by Sissi Ceballo (helloooo fishtail brain and red lip), making this elopement one for the books. See it all here.

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From MerariThere’s something so romantic about elopements. I’d been wanting to do an inspiration session for one for a while and was blessed to have the opportunity to work with the cutest couple for it. Yesica, the bride, is a vintage-loving, diy blogger who loved the idea and started brainstorming with me. We decided to do a city hall ceremony and walk around the city for some portrait fun.

Miami is normally known for glitz and glam but it’s also a city filled with subtle history, beautiful sunlight and a laid-back attitude. Yesica, Andrew and I wanted to tell a story of a couple madly in love, having an intimate, romantic city hall elopement and exploring little nooks of their beloved city. We wanted to give future South Florida brides and grooms some inspiration for a diy, road-less-traveled kind of wedding.

Everything was done with a budget-conscious bride in mind with simple, yet elegant diy touches. Sissi, the hairstylist did a fantastic job giving Yesica a loose fishtail braid, to keep that Miami humidity frizz under control and a touch of color on the lips. It’s so romantic and sweet! The flowers were bought the morning of at a local Winn Dixie and were put together by Yesica as well as the design for the announcement cards.

Photography: Merari Photography | Yesica’s Blog:  SimplyLively | Hair + Makeup: Sissi Ceballo | Ceremony: Coral Gables City Hall | Dinner Venue: Books&Books | Wedding Dress: Love Culture | Bride’s Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear | Groom’s Shirt: Cotton On | Groom’s Slacks: Macy’s | Groom’s Shoes Urban Outfitters