Tucked away in a garden oasis of Coconut Grove, Florida is a wedding that defines “tropical elegance” to a T. Planned and designed by the incredibly talented JCG Events, guests were spoiled from start to finish (peach sangira, anyone?!) and beautiful rentals from Unearthed Vintage set the scene. Have a first-hand peek at so much more from Merari in the gallery.
From JCG Events… Lauren and Michael wanted to have a wedding that reflected them both as a couple and also highlighted some of the most gorgeous unseen parts of Miami since most of their guests were traveling to Miami as a destination. They hosted their wedding at the beautiful Kampong Botanical Gardens, a hidden gem nestled in the luscious landscape of Coconut Grove, Florida. Lauren had fallen in love with the willow tree on property and that is where we set-up the willow branch chuppah filled with the most amazing garden style blooms with a crystal chandelier hung from the tree.
Guests were welcomed to a refreshing peach sangria and a cocktail hour to make any foodie’s heart swoon with a raw bar in an oversized canoe and passed hor d’oeuvres that included chicken and waffles served in mini cast iron skillets. After the memorable cocktail reception, guests were invited to take their seats at the beautiful reception filled with floral and greenery chandeliers and centerpieces that overflowed the tables. Traditional escort cards were replaced by hot pink geodes that were hand calligraphed with guests’ names and table numbers.
Everyone danced the night away and at the end were treated to Shake Shack burgers as a nod to Lauren’s New York heritage. The party continued back at the Al Capone suite at the luxury 1920’s Biltmore Hotel. Luckily for guests the welcome bags had included the cutest recovery kits that tied in Michael’s profession as a doctor all crafted and put together by Lauren, the bride.
Photography: Merari | Wedding Planning + Design: JCG Events | Floral Design: Petal Productions | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | Calligraphy:Julia Rohdes Design | Wedding Venue: The Kampong Botanical Gardens | Getting Ready Venue: Biltmore Hotel | Music: Serge Entertainment |