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Elegant + Preppy Miami Wedding

Take two fun-loving cuties from Brazil, toss in some elegance and a dash of pretty prep, plop it all into modern Miami, and well, the results are pretty stellar. Sambajoy captured every bit of the beauty created by Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design for this fabulous fete – see it all in our Vault right this way!

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Spring
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HotelOutdoor

From the Bride… We met on New Year’s Eve of 2006 in Bahia, Brazil, and we’ve been together since then! Every year during the holidays we like to take a break and travel to relaxing places. It was in 2012 when we decided to visit Miami, and during that trip where Daniel proposed to me in a very romantic dinner.

It was in 2011 when a very close cousin moved to Miami. And of course we decided to visit her later that year. During this trip Daniel bought, without telling anyone, my engagement ring. During the last day he had planned a surprise, inviting me to a romantic dinner. Since nobody was aware about the proposal, my cousin and I invited some Brazilian friends to join us for the night. So neither the romantic dinner nor the proposal happened there!!

Back in Brazil (and already engaged during a different trip) he told me how he had planned every detail, made a reservation at a very nice restaurant, and how at a very specific time he would take me to the beach and make the proposal under the moonlight…What a shame, I spoiled my own proposal!

Since then we went to visit my cousin every year. We got to know the city, exciting and cool places, and a lot of nice people. We loved the lifestyle of those who live in Miami. And we also love the beach. So we loved it all! It was our perfect location!

After the proposal, in Brazil, Daniel read some newspaper report about “Destination Weddings.” We thought it could be interesting for us. But at that time the idea didn’t move forward. In 2014, when we finally set the date, the whole story of the proposal came to my mind! And also the idea of having a different kind of celebration where we could have our friends and family all together for more than one day in a beautiful place, with nice weather, at the beach, and that was also part of our story in some way. That’s when we chose Miami!

We love the Miami art deco style, we love all things preppy and we wanted the wedding venue to have some historical relationship with the city. So after visiting many different hotels and venues, we chose The Raleigh Hotel for the wedding.

And my research began. I wanted my party to be as local as possible, so we ended up doing almost everything from Miami, except for the DJ, dress and groom attire and invitations. Why did we bring our DJ from Brazil? We needed a DJ who could really understand our culture, the music style that we like and that could keep the party up until very late at night! Brazilians if they know something… is how to party!

We had the most amazing and special night we could think of, and the experience of having our celebration in another country is something we will never forget!

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Photography: Sambajoy | Wedding Dress: Isabella Narchi | Cake: Todo Dulces | Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Hair + Makeup: Studio D Miami | DJ: Henrique Secchi (Brazil) | Groom's Attire: Ricardo Almeida | Venue: The Raleigh Hotel | Bride's Earrings + Hair Accessories: Rosana Chinche (Brazil) | Chairs: Elements And Accents | Cinemetography: Sambajoy | Floral Design + Event Decor: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design | Linen Rentals: Over The Top Linens | Sound + Lighting: Sunset Event Productions | Sweet Table: Les Petites Sucres | Tent Rentals: Tents 'N' Events | Wood Tables: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design

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Casual + Elegant Island Wedding in the Florida Keys

If you’re looking for a classic affair with a relaxing vibe look no further because this beachside soiree is about to be your jam. Blooming with Parrish Designs florals and a barefoot dance party, this island celebration is sure to inspire. From the casually elegant ceremony to the rip roarin’ reception, Kallima Photography snapped it all in THE VAULT!

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Summer
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Beach Resort

From the Bride… Tom boy, soccer player/CPA nerd meets tough guy/hockey player, with a soft side through mutual best friend, and the rest is history. T and I live in Chicago, but always wanted a warm-weathered, beach-chic, destination wedding, where the nights are long and hot and flip flops are always welcome. My family has been visiting Islamorada for over 50 years, and it seemed like the perfect spot; laid-back island vibe, with fabulous accommodations and dining, and even better views. We wed at Pierre’s Restaurant, on the beach at 6pm, with the sun still high in the May sky. A solo guitarist played the processional, our life-long friend married us at the edge of the ocean, all the bridesmaids and I sang along as our friend played Bob Marley’s Is This Love on the trombone. It was perfect. The food at Pierre’s was phenomenal (it always is). We danced the night away to Clint Wiley’s None Other, the dance floor was packed from start to finish; a jubilant, sweaty, barefooted dance party that rocked. Kallima Photography captured our night perfectly, every detail, special moment, friends and family. We are forever grateful for all those that made our special night so wonderful!

The weekend was full of love, laughter and fun activities – beach cocktail party at Cheeca Lodge, softball at the Islander, Rehearsal Dinner on the patio at The Islander, team golf on Cheeca’s par 3 course, wedding at Pierre’s, and Sunday Brunch on the Sunset Room and Deck at Cheeca. Guests fished, kayaked, paddle boarded, and sunned; it was the best weekend ever, and we wish we could do it all over again!

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Photography: Kallima Photography | Wedding Planner: Bash events | Floral Design: Parrish Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Bob's Bunz | Ceremony Venue: Pierre's | Reception Venue: Pierre's | Bride's Shoes: Tory Burch | Band: None Other | Getting Ready Venue (Bride): The Moorings Village | Getting Ready Venue (Groom): Cheeca Lodge

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Elegant Military Yacht Club Wedding

Kelly and Kevin’s wedding is the type of celebration that you’re going to want to bookmark, pin, and peruse for like, ever. Set alongside the water, their Yacht Club ceremony is filled with plenty of military traditions, elegant white wedding details, and of course endless love. Thanks to the candid captures a la Jacqui Cole Photography we’ve got this stunner of a soiree waiting for you in THE VAULT!

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Fall
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Yacht Club
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Classic

From Jacqui Cole PhotographyI am thrilled to share Kelly and Kevin’s stunning fall wedding with you! They are such a beautiful couple inside and out and their wedding day was a joy to capture. There were so many perfect details and traditions that really spoke to Kelly and Kevin as a couple and made the big day very personal.

The couple chose Carlouel Yacht Club as their reception venue. Set alongside the water it is the most romantic backdrop to spend the evening in celebration. Kelly wanted both organic elements incorporated in her decor as well as maintaining an elegant and timeless feel. She accomplished this by having white florals with whimsical greenery and gold highlights throughout the reception details. Her sweet ‘To the moon and back” cake topper was such a perfect focal point of the room. Kelly broke out of the norm and incorporated deep emerald bridesmaid dresses! They looked absolutely stunning against the Florida greenery.

I absolutely love that Kelly was able to embrace two different bridal looks throughout her day. During the ceremony and portraits she wore a lace bolero and removed it for the reception. It was the best of both worlds!

Kevin is part of the US Coast Guard and therefore many military traditions were included throughout the day. One of the most important ones for Kelly and Kevin was the iconic saber arch at the end of the reception. It was so much fun to witness the joy on Kelly’s face after they announced “Welcome to the Navy!!” Congratulations Mr and Mrs Noll!

From the Bride… I knew that I wanted to have a military wedding in the church that I grew up in, and I knew that I wanted Kevin and I to be the only two in white. I envisioned an elegant and classic day, with old Florida touches.

Kevin and I met on Clearwater Beach the summer of our senior year in high school. We immediately connected over our love for the outdoors, and our first date was kayaking through the Weeki Wachi river. It seemed a no-brainer to have our wedding as near to the spot where we first met as possible, while incorporating all the lush greens and white of the sandy beaches that we love so much about Florida.

Our families are a large part of why Kevin and I were able to handle 7 years of long-distance, so we knew that incorporating our families any way we could was important. My family is Irish, and we had a sign at the entry say “Ceade Mil Failte” which in Gaelic means “one hundred thousand welcomes.” We had my mother give an Irish wedding blessing as the opening prayer, and included photos of our parents at their weddings on the mantle overlooking our wedding cake. I wore my grandmother’s bracelet and had photos of both my grandmothers on my bouquet. Also, I knew that as the day was drawing closer, my mom was thinking a lot about her own wedding and how much she missed her dad, who passed away when I was little. So, the morning of the wedding I gave her a locket that had a photo of her father walking her down the aisle inside.

We also wanted to incorporate Coast Guard elements into our wedding. Kevin wore his dress whites, we left the church under a sword arch, and cut our cake with Kevin’s saber. We are so blessed to be surrounded by so many amazing military men and women, that it was very important to us that we took a moment to thank them for their service to our country and to us, and to remember those were not able to attend because of their service.

My father brews his own beer, and growing up each of my siblings had one created specially for us. When Kevin and I discussed what type of favor we wanted to give our guests, we thought that showing our guests something so integral to my childhood and so special to me and my father was the best way to go. Also, who doesn’t love craft beer!?

Our cake topper said “to the Moon and Back.” This stemmed from a saying that Kevin and I would say to each other, when he was stationed on a cutter in North Carolina and I was in law school in Boston. Kevin would be in the middle of the ocean, with the beautiful night sky, and we knew that although we were so far apart, that we loved each other “to the moon and back,” and with a love like that, we could conquer any amount of distance. When Kevin proposed, on a mountain-top, he had my engagement ring engraved to say “Moon and Back” as well.

Although wedding planning is really fun and always on your mind, make sure to take time out from it to have fun with your fiancé! Kevin and I would go out on a date and focus on each other and our day-to-day lives, and not talk about all those items still on the to-do list. We would go hiking and just enjoy each other’s company, and remember why we were getting married in the first place!

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Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography | Floral Design: Palm Harbor Florist | Wedding Dress: Sophia Tolli | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony: Lady Of Lourdes | Reception Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair + Makeup: Beautiful You Makeup | Men's Suits: Men's Warehouse

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