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A Chic Miami Wedding All About Old School Glam

What’s black, white, gold, and all kinds of chic? This Miami wedding set at The Raleigh Hotel. It doesn’t hurt that Karl Lagerfeld once chose their venue to host a Chanel fashion show, and Carly and Devin carried that same sense of old school glamour throughout their day. With amazing vendors like JCG EventsInes Naftali Floral & Event Design and Merari Photography, it’s no wonder we’re thoroughly obsessed with every image in the gallery.

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From the Bride…Devin and I met in October 2011 at the University of Florida, introduced by mutual friends at a tailgate for a football game. A few years later, we found ourselves in Santorini, Greece where Devin proposed. We were in our hotel room with flowers and champagne and I was in so much shock that I kept asking him if he was joking!

I hated the idea of having the wedding in a traditional ballroom but our options were limited with such a large head count. I’ve always loved The Raleigh, so it was one of the first venues we looked at. It’s a landmark hotel in South beach – the epitome of “old Miami” (Karl Lagerfeld has even used the iconic pool as the runway for a Chanel fashion show!) We looked at a few more venues but we just couldn’t imagine having the wedding anywhere else.

Our vision for the wedding was for it to be timeless and romantic. We chose a black, white and gold color scheme in a garden style. We chose to have a non-denominational ceremony although we incorporated a couple of Jewish traditions. We married under a wood chuppah lined with soft sheer white draping and flowers. Devin’s late father’s best friend is a well-known contemporary poet so we asked him to officiate the ceremony. It was a beautiful way to honor his father’s memory.

The reception was held in the back of the hotel garden. The focal point of the reception was the icicle light installation overhead. Originally the reception was designed to be al fresco, and the lights were to hang freely in the shape of a tent, but Miami’s unpredictable weather had other plans. We ended up with an actual clear tent behind the lights which actually reflected all the string lights and made it look even more beautiful than originally planned. We chose smaller garden-style centerpieces with mismatched vases, assorted white and gold candles and flowers in white and black accents, dusty miller and eucalyptus to tie into the bridesmaid dresses.

If I could offer one piece of wisdom to future brides and grooms is to make sure you are 100% comfortable with your rain back-up. We chose the driest possible date and it still ended up pouring the night of the wedding. In the end, I loved the look of the clear tent over the reception and the rain made it memorable and romantic. Also, do yourself a favor and choose comfortable shoes! Learned that the hard way.

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Photography: Merari Photography | Event Planning: JCG Events | Floral Design: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Cake: Cloud 9 Bakery | Invitations: Sarah Hawkins Designs | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Hair + Makeup: Art Of Hair By Claudia | DJ: A Prime Event | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Venue: The Raleigh Hotel | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu (via the Bride's store Fitzroy Boutique) | Photo Booth: ShutterBarn

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This Colorful Halloween Elopement Is Serious About Fun

You’re cordially invited to the coolest wedding in the whole wide world: Christina + Morgan’s intimate seaside elopement. Because not only did this beautiful bride rock tinted tresses (uhm, we’re uhb-sessed!), but this sweet couple’s officiant just so happened to be Christina’s boss and all around cool chick Jen Gotch (Founder of ban.dō). So you better bet that this beachside ceremony is all types of sweet, sentimental, and serious about fun. See it all captured by the incomparable Kati Rosado in The Vault!

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From Kati RosadoI was in my car when I was driving to North Carolina. I had a workshop, and then a mentor session in Atlanta immediately following and I knew I was going to be tired after this week. Then my cell phone rang. I read “Los Angeles” and I thought “Who would be calling me from L. A.?” I answered it and it was none other than the lovely Christina Winkelmann. She informed me that she and her love were traveling the country on a long road trip and then planned to elope in Miami that weekend and they wanted me to photograph it. I normally would have said no to not only a last minute elopement, but one that would require me to drive from Atlanta to Miami right after driving from Florida to North Carolina, and then North Carolina to Atlanta! But hearing their story and their heart for travel and each other, I simply could not pass up such a special, quirky, and heart-felt elopement. It was so lovely to meet Christina, Morgan, and their officiant (and Christina’s Boss, founder of Bando) Jen Gotch and her beau.

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Photography: Kati Rosado Photography | Officiant: Jen Gotch, Founder of ban.dō

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Parisian Bridal Inspo Meets Miami Beach

If you’re looking to infuse your wedding day with a touch of Parisian style, minus the French location – this inspiration shoot from BlueSpark Photography and The Creative’s Loft is for you. Featuring gorgeous calligraphy moments from Papel & Co., there’s lots of little details to inspire your big day and beyond.

From The Creative’s LoftSet in the heart of Miami Beach, The Miami Beach Woman’s Club is the city’s newest and most unique spot for a perfect wedding. Tucked into the intimately beautiful Collins Park neighborhood, today’s Chic Parisian Bridal Styled Shoot it’s sure to inspire with its soft color palette, natural flowers, a heartbreaking young bride and a dress that seems taken from a fairy tale. Miami Wedding Planner The Creative’s Loft (Adriana Cadet) teamed up with Blue Sparks Photography and Simple Rustic / Simple Florals to style the setting with lush, gorgeous flowers, Parisian decor and design as well as some relic handmade eco-gold jewels designed by the famous Lia Terni. The whole team was inspired by a Parisian Touch & Style; from the bridal gown from Anne Barge (provided by Opera D’Arte Bridal Boutique) to the headpieces, the make up, the flowers, the table decor and…last but not least, the stunning and delicious dessert table, with sweet bites from a local French Bakery; Buena Vista Deli, located in the heart of the Miami Design District.

Adriana Cadet shares that the whole team was most inspired by bringing Paris to this venue located in the middle of a very Tropical Area; adding a French Touch to every single element we incorporated (flowers, main wedding table, bride, headpieces, dress, dessert table). The chimney area; one of my favorite spots at the house, brings you to those French Villas located close to Paris, full of elegant, charm and classy details.

Close to the Chimney area, a curious and unique ceremony aisle full of natural light awaited for the wonderful bride, where she confessed her vows. The team added a unique touch with the Provence Chairs, some votive candles to lighten her way and delicate floral arrangements.

The pretty blooms, by Simple Florals were a great fit for the beautiful setting. Monica’s floral selection was based on a very soft and delicate color palette. From peonies to garden and mini roses, ranunculus, eucalyptus, etc.

The beautiful calligraphy brought by Papel N Co, gave a nice touch to the styled shoot too. A mix between a Parisian and Tropical touch was designed by Natalia. We fell in love with her design and the antique floral illustration.

The Creative’s Loft with Lia Terni pieced together this delicate and Parisian bridal look with a very very pale rose bridal gown by Anne Barge (provided by a very unique Bridal Boutique located in Merrick Way, Opera D’Arte), stunning handmade headpieces and a gorgeous natural make up and different hair styles by Carolyn Jones Make Up Artist.

The black futon area became a point of attraction to Esteban from Blue Spark Wedding…have a look to the intimate moments with the bride. As well as the gorgeous diamond ring from Diamonds on the Key together with some French relic books and dictionaries.

The team designed to different table design set ups; a more classic Parisian version with a gold touch added by a wonderful dinnerware and original “seating initials” as a seating card. A curious element that give a unique touch to the table.

How cute is the Dessert Table? The whole team inspired this little corner adding some French Delicatessen like Croissants, Macarons, Tartines de Fruits, Panacota Shots, Fresh Fruit, Pain au chocolat, palmiers and a delicious Tarte Tatin (Apple Pie). All the sweet bites combine with a gorgeous floral centerpiece in the middle of the table as well as some unique decor elements, made this dessert table something unique!

Stated by the whole team…we traveled to Paris while we where shooting in the middle of the Tropics, in a breathtaking venue; Miami Beach Woman’s Club. Magic happened, our talents matched together in order to bring our brides this unique Chic Parisian Bridal Styled Shoot. Isn’t it gorgeous? Oh la la…we would have been shooting for hours!!

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Photography: BlueSpark Photography | Event Planning + Design: The Creative's Loft | Floral Design: Simple Rustic Event Rentals | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Ring: Diamonds on the Key | Hair + Makeup: Carolyn Jones Makeup | Calligraphy: Papel & Co. | Venue: Miami Beach Woman's Club | Bridal Boutique: Opera D'Arte | Bride: Lyrik (Lush & Luxe Blog) | Desserts: Buena Vista Deli | Hair Accessories: LIA TERNI | Table Dinnerware + Glassware: Eventiste | Table General Decor: West Elm | Tables + Chairs: Simple Rustic Event Rentals

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