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Romantic Beach Wedding at The Raleigh Hotel

In my opinion, there’s no locale more quintessential of sunshine than Miami. And what more could you ask for in a destination wedding? This adorable Bride & Groom knew they wanted exactly that; a radiant, glowing day. And with the amazing help of Kitanim, planning a soiree from afar was a piece of cake. Have a look right here for every lovely detail from Heather Funk Photography and keep reading for Kitanim’s fabulous tips for planning a destination wedding in this sunny locale!

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From Kitanim… Meryl & Brad are a fabulous couple who looked to Miami Beach as their destination wedding location. They love the Miami sun and the South Beach experience. Meryl & Brad were very lucky to have a perfect weather wedding weekend at The Raleigh Hotel. Their long rectangular wedding reception tables were graced with a multitude of white and green florals and lots of candles to add a romantic ambience. The bride and groom exchanged their vows under the traditional Jewish wedding chuppah in front of their friends and family who travelled from Philadelphia. Kitanim created a chuppah that would accent the beautiful Miami Beach scenery, mixing ivory and champagne textured fabrics for the couple.

The long distance planning component of Meryl & Brad’s destination wedding is becoming more and more common. Kitanim , who covered both the floral design as well as the event planning, relied heavily on technology to converse with the bride. Due to the bride and groom’s work schedules, they were unable to fly back to Miami for a floral sample meeting. No problem! Kitanim conducted a sample meeting via Facetime whereby Meryl and her parents got to approve all of the floral designs for the wedding. We also took a lot of pictures and emailed and texted in order to communicate clearly and efficiently.

Tips for planning a Miami destination wedding:

  • Choose vendors who you trust and who are able to communicate clearly so the “distance” doesn’t affect your planning process.
  • Splurge for a local day of coordinator to help you and your family enjoy your special day. Meryl & Brad opted for a Kitanim day of coordinator to make their experience calmer and simpler.
  • Have a clearly delineated rain plan, but hope for sunshine. It’s Miami!
  • Utilize the hotel for all of its amenities—if the hotel can accommodate your guests’ stay needs, your rehearsal dinner and your after party, book all three!
  • Allow for travel time. Plan to arrive a few days before your wedding and to stay a few days after so as to not feel rushed.
  • Ask the locals: use your local vendors as a resource for a list of the best Miami restaurants to visit and Miami must-do’s.

Photography: Heather Funk Photography | Event Planning: Kitanim | Floral Design: Kitanim | Wedding Dress: Lovely Bride | Wedding Cake: Sugar Fancies | DJ: L & R Entertainment | Hotel: The Raleigh Hotel | Linen: Contempo Linens

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Modern Miami Waterfront Wedding

When I’m in need of a good dose of vibrant florals, I can always count on Kitanim. Take this stunning Bride’s coral + pink bouquet for instance… paired perfectly with the Miami palm trees and the ceremony petal pathway, how could you not feel instantly happy holding a colorful beauty like this? For even more, head to the gorgeous gallery from 13:13 Photography.

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From KitanimNicole and Marvin are a special couple with a lot of love, faith, and a commitment to one another. Nicole discovered the photo and flower vendors on Style Me Pretty and a great collaboration began. The bride chose bright hues of mandarin orange and salmon pinks to line her aisle walkway as well as her bouquets. Marvin’s son was a key player in the family photos—he was adorable and stole the show. The bride and groom lucked out at matheson hammock park on the water as they avoided a major rainstorm and enjoyed the beauty and serenity of a simple wedding on the water. The bride will tell you that the wind messed up her hair, but the pictures will tell you otherwise—she was radiant. Each guest enjoyed a hand made paper cone of petals as well as homemade cupcakes. Dinner took place at red fish grille.

Photography: 13:13 Photography | Floral Design: Kitanim | Wedding Dress: Alegria's Brides | Bride's Robe: Plum Pretty Sugar | Florida State Park: Matheson Hammock Park | Restaurant: Red Fish Grille | Weding Cake And Cupcakes: Sweeter Days Bakeshop

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Miami Wedding Film at The Palms Hotel, Miami Beach

Bridges Cinema just made my day with this sweet as the come film, and trust me when I say you’ll want to reserve some time today to soak up every precious moment. It will give you the warm and fuzzes in no time, so it goes without saying that hitting play on this puppy is one mighty fine idea…


From Bridges CinemaWe were so honored to have been able to capture this wedding in video but such a wonderful couple. The groom, a young looking Tom Cruise looked so dashing in his full uniform. We knew the ceremony would be so special because it would include the sword salute. South Florida was a destination wedding for this couple and they were joined by family and friends at the gorgeous beach locations, The Palms Hotel.

Cinematography: Bridges Cinema | Venue: The Palms Hotel, Miami Beach

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