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Elegant Thalatta Estate Wedding

Oh, do I love a Miami affair peppered in pink. Shades of flamingo, blush, softly sweet pinks just fit with the magic city like no other. And with Miranda Hattie Events behind the design helm, the rest of the romantic details fit perfectly into place. From the twinkly-lit clear tent from Unearthed Vintage, to the baby’s breath wrapped ceremony arbor to every touch of glamour, Michelle March tells this story like a fairy tale.

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Winter
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Estate
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Elegant

From Miranda Hattie Events… This gorgeous event was held at the Thalatta Estate in southern Miami, a pretty waterfront venue with a picturesque lawn for the ceremony site and a brick courtyard perfect for an outdoor reception. The uncharacteristically cold weather meant that we had to bring in a tent (and heaters!) at the last minute, but we chose a clear structure that let in the night sky and brought everyone together in a delightfully cozy way under the glow of bistro lights.

The wedding palette was primarily shades of white and ivory with bits of blush and a hint of sparkle for glamour. The florist, Anthology Co Floristry, did a beautiful job of achiving a look that was both romantic and sophisticated, incorporating mirrored pieces with mercury glass, while the bride added lots of fun details. She made giant glittery letters to be used for the sweets table and used chalkboards for cute signage pieces (AND hand-wrote each guests name on the seating chart on the morning of her wedding!)

I asked the bride, Laura, what her favorite moment of the day was and she told me: “It may come across as strange but my favorite moment of the day was leaving the wedding. We had just ran through the mayhem that was our sparkler exit and into that warm comfy car. I looked at Wagner and felt so utterly happy that he was my husband. The driver put on some nice tunes while we relaxed and recapped the day.”

Her advice for brides? “Enjoy the process. Although it can be stressful, time consuming, expensive, and monotonous (hello DIY), remember that you only get to do it once. Cherish the times that your friends and family came over to help you with “wedding stuff”. Laugh at all the ridiculousness that gets thrown your way (arriving to the ceremony in a hot air balloon/boat/horse/unicorn, coming out for the first dance like the Miami Hurricanes, etc.) You might miss all of it once it’s over.”

Photography: Michelle March | Cinematography: Michelle March | Event Design: Miranda Hattie Events | Event Planning: Miranda Hattie Events | Floral Design: Anthology Co. Floristry | Wedding Gown: Pronovias | Cake: Sugar Fancies | Shoes: J.Crew | Catering: Mena Catering | Hair And Makeup: Marz Makeup And Hair | Lighting: Unearthed Vintage | Linens: Over The Top Linens | Music: Vision DJs | Photo Booth: MaxBooth | Transportation: Florian's Classics | Venue: Thalatta Estate

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Elegant Florida Keys Wedding at The Caribbean Resort

I opened this wedding hours ago, and my jaw is still sitting pretty on my desk. Rightfully so, I suppose, because this wedding is the definition of jaw-droppingly gorgeous. From that ridiculously stunning Hayley-Paige gown to the elegant reception, this gallery from Bob Care Photography is beyond beyond. See it all here.

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Spring
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Beach

From the Bride and Groom…How did you meet? Eric and I met in High school. He went away to Tennessee for college and I went to the University of Florida. We were friends through high school and college and started dating once we both settled in Orlando after college. .

Tell us a little bit about you two: What do you love about each other?
Eric and I have spent the last 4 years living in Orlando surrounded by almost all of our family and a ton of great friends. We have a 110 lb mastiff named Jax that we are crazy about and both work for the same amazing sales organization.

Karly: One of the things I love most about Eric is his selfless nature. He is the most amazing and kind person I know and constantly challenges me to be the best version of myself. I also love our shared love for the beach, live music and college football. (even though he’s an avid FSU fan and I went to UF J )
Eric: First, I think Karly is absolutely gorgeous! She is one of the nicest people I have ever met and constantly pushes me to be a better person. She is thoughtful, funny, and extremely driven. It seems we can always be in a good mood if we are near live music or the ocean. Most importantly, we trust each other and can always rely on each other.

What makes you a great match? Any great stories?
As I mentioned earlier, Eric and I met in high school and spent many years as friends before we started dating. We’ve built an incredibly strong foundation based on friendship, mutual respect and admiration for one another which has led to a really amazing love story that we are still writing. J

Where are you two from, and why did you choose your location and venue?
Eric and I were both born and raised in Melbourne, FL. We grew up going to the beach every weekend and we both vacationed regularly in the Keys with our families. We love being outdoors and knew we wanted a tropical setting for our wedding so Islamorada was an easy decision.

Please share some details about the wedding and the planning process. Some ideas: Choice of location, your theme and/or colors, meaningful details you incorporated, DIY projects, your favorite elements.

We chose the Caribbean Resort for a few different reasons.

#1- The scenery is absolutely beautiful! #2- Our wedding guests rented out all of the gorgeous houses on property which allowed us to have a “wedding weekend” rather than just a wedding day. We were going for an elegant beach theme with blush, white and champagne as our primary colors. Islamorada has so much natural beauty so we tried not to overdo it with the décor. We used a mix of baby’s breath and roses for flowers and had lanterns set up all over the grounds. We strung bulb lights across the dance floor and danced under the stars all night which was always a dream of mine. One of my favorite touches of décor was the “hydration station” which allowed our guests to serve themselves out of old whiskey barrels.

What were your favorite moments and/or special memories from the day?
One of the best moments of the day for us was the ceremony. Eric’s cousin Kevin Deck married us in front of all of our friends and family and it was pretty amazing to have someone we respect and admire so much, share that moment with us.

Photography: Bob Care Photography | Event Designer: Mile Marker Party Rentals | Floral Designer: Marathon Florist | Cake: Sweet Savannahs | Invitations: AfterAWhileCrocodile | Ceremony Venue: The Caribbean Resort | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy | Makeup Artist: Ana Baidet And Shannon Biondoletti | Mens Attire: Jos A Bank | Dress Designer: Hayley-Paige

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Elegant Beach Wedding in Seaside, Florida

While we celebrate all sorts of styles and wedding personalities here at SMP, if we’re being honest…we fall the hardest for affairs that pay homage to the classics. Tradition with a hint of sparkle. Black tie with a glittery twist. And this wedding – photographed by Lauren Kinsey – is that, and so much more. Take a look here in the galleries too!

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Spring
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Elegant

From Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding PhotographyKelsey & Andrew are absolutely adorable together, and I loved photographing this beautiful wedding at Seaside, Florida.

Kelsey & Andrew moved to Japan almost immediately after the wedding, where Kelsey works as an English teacher for seventy five students from ages zero to thirteen in Tokushima, Japan.

From The Bride…Andrew and I went to the same Middle School, and most likely met in one of the classes we had together, though honestly we do not remember the first time we met each other. We love to go on long walks at night, so during one of our many walks, he stopped in front of a lake and told me to admire “how beautiful it was.” After that, he got down on one knee and proposed to me with a ring I had said I liked the most when we went ring “window-shopping” together around a month prior. I was so surprised and overjoyed! For the remainder of the walk I couldn’t wipe the grin off of my face!

We have a tradition of going to Seaside, Florida together every summer, so we thought a destination beach wedding would be the perfect venue to allow for maximum relaxation after the wedding, as well as would make a nice, nostalgic backdrop for our special day.

The thing I looked forward to the most was seeing my husband’s reaction to my dress! (And his reaction didn’t disappoint me; he was so moved that he cried!). I loved seeing my husband all done up and looking his best, I loved how our families and friends came together and were in such a good mood, I loved seeing all of our family members “get down” at the wedding after party and show us some of their best dance moves, I loved how random people cheered for us when they saw us make the walk back to our beach house together in our wedding attire, and I loved how the whole day seemed like a dream.

Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography | Videography: Pure 7 Films | Floral Design: Events By Nouveau Flowers | Cake: Confections On The Coast | Stationery: Gourmet Invitations | Reception Venue: Bud & Alley's Restaurant | Hair & Makeup: Make Me Blush, Jessica Miller | Entertainment: Top Hat Live | Chapel: Seaside Interfaith Chapel | Coordination: Arden Sanders, It's A Shore Thing | Film Processing & Developing: Indie Film Lab

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