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Natural Elements + Industrial Architecture Combine For One Gorgeous Editorial

Photos from Katie Lopez Photography, design and decor by JCG Events, florals by Anthology Co. and furniture rentals from Unearthed Vintage — this Miami inspiration session features the absolute best of the best, and the result is unlike any other wedding inspiration you’ve seen before. See all the pretty moments of this organic-meets-industrial-meets-modern masterpiece in The Vault!


From JCG EventsThe goal of this wedding shoot was to create an organic industrial modern wedding. We wanted to inspire through the details and create an overall story. This is what happens when you bring together a wonderful group of creatives in the wedding industry.

The wedding story began with our couple. They are actually married in real life and their love for each other translated through the lens. The venue 1111 Lincoln Road created the perfect backdrop for this shoot. It has an architectural design with clean lines, hanging greener, with concrete and small wood paneling detail. We created a conceptual design for this wedding to inspire and make you reimagine the elements that make a wedding.

We created a ceremony centered around a unique structure and accented with light bulbs loosely strung together to create a romantic backdrop for their wedding. Guests would then be invited to celebrate in the cocktail hour where we created a lounge area in order to make a more intimate setting for guests to be able to converse with one another, celebrate and take in the breathtaking views the venue offers. The focal point of the cocktail space was the helix dome that was placed over the Hampton bar, along with hanging Edison bulbs.

The reception would then follow. Here we used square wooden tables to create one long royal table paired with industrial metal chairs. Designing one long royal table enhanced the intimate romantic yet industrial feel we were looking to accomplish. The centerpieces consisted mostly of greenery with various textures and long black tapered candles in gold modern candleholders. The plate chargers had silver detail and a modern geometric design. We paired them with black linen napkins tucked into hammered metal napkin rings.

The cake was a clean design with a marble fondant finish. The favors were mini chocolate bars with gold calligraphy words on each of them. This concept could also serve as escort cards or place cards. This design and natural feel of the marble cake fit perfectly with the setting. It all was displayed on top of three various height crank tables.

The three spaces for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all came together in the design. We achieved visually unique experiences for guests at each space for an overall memorable and inspiring design.

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Photography: Katie Lopez Photography | Event Planning: JCG Events | Floral Design: Anthology Co. | Catering: Stephen STARR Events | Hair + Makeup: März Makeup And Hair | Groom's Attire: My Grooms Room | Venue: 1111 Lincoln Road | Audio Visual: EMG | Cake + Desserts: Earth And Sugar | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals

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Romantic Garden Wedding with a Touch of Palm Beach Flair

When the wedding day starts with the Bride and her maids getting pampered and pretty in Plum Pretty Sugar robes,the stage is set for a gorgeous day. And this Palm Beach wedding from Wedding Nature Photography is all kinds of beautiful. Think: garden roses in full bloom, a garden ceremony with a view and a surprise visit from one very colorful guest. See this, and so much more, in The Vault!

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From Wedding Nature PhotographyWhether you’re a true bohemian Bride, or simply looking to add a touch of organic natural feel to your own affair, decorative details of this wedding are sure to inspire. Jessica and Carlos wanted a very open feel to their natural light wedding. Everything they loved about each other and their relationship was reflected in the planning and at the wedding day. Naturally, being outside for the ceremony and reception was what they were going for. They were literally obsessed with their wedding venue, sophisticated beachfront The Palms Hotel and Spa. With the softest, most ethereal natural light that creates feeling of serenity plus romantic outdoor setting of the hotel this darling wedding is the epitome of Florida’s sweetness. Flowers and greenery were very important to the pair. Little touches of flowers and soft pallet color were everywhere you looked. Pinks, whites and green, stood out all over. Everyone could see how much care and attention Jessica and Carlos put into the details of their day. Jessica’s stunning bridal bouquet highlighted an assortment of ranunculus and lovely garden roses with a pop of pale pink wrapped in white ribbon. Jessica made a truly beautiful bride in her white wedding gown and her bridesmaids wore soft blush dresses, which was perfect with all of the greenery of this natural light wedding. Clean lines, white backdrops, crisp and tender florals plus natural style put everyone in one really fantastic mood. An elegant two tier white cake was decorated with charming blush garden roses and topped with custom Mr. & Mrs. Rivera golden sign in cursive metal that was another cute inspiring idea to personalize your wedding. This natural light wedding was filled with delicious food, a stunning venue, superb lighting and good music, funny speeches, and warm embraces from friends and family. Their wedding day was for sure the one to remember – the day their life started together, as one. Now married, they are enjoying every moment of this next chapter of their lives together!

From the Bride… When we started planning our wedding, we already had a vague idea of what we wanted and what we didn’t. Before we got engaged, we had already lightly discussed the topic, and it helps when you’re marrying your best friend because you already know “he or she definitely won’t like this”. We wanted it to be intimate, filled with our family and closest of friends, in a location that would make for amazing photos and with great food. After weeks of browsing for inspiration and locations, we decided a romantic garden wedding at the Palms Hotel and Spa was the way to go. It’s local, surprisingly quiet for a hotel in Miami Beach, has a timeless vibe and already beautiful on its own. I remember telling my husband “this one is the one” after our first visit, and he agreed. Once the venue was set, the rest of the planning was focused on what would match the theme and location.

Our color scheme and linens changed a few times, along with what I wanted in a dress. When you’re planning your own wedding and binge watching “Say Yes to the Dress”, you can get pretty overwhelmed with the possibilities. Thankfully my husband is more down to earth than me, and we had decided early on a budget. Whatever we spent money on, we made sure it was something neither of us could do and that it looked top notch. Basically anything that was handmade, we made except for our “here comes the bride” sign, which we ordered from Etsy. We made our guestbook on Shutterfly using our engagement photos. I made the program fans, menus, table numbers, designed the place cards and the kid’s coloring books. We bought our picture frames from Ikea, an idea we got from Pinterest which is so useful. I even learned to mimic calligraphy with markers to design the hangers for the dresses and make a welcome sign on cardboard.

Because there were so many elements, the most nerve wrecking part was hoping everything we planned would actually look good together. On the big day, things couldn’t have been better. Everything just fell into place, and because we had a day-of-coordinator it gave us a chance to enjoy our day worry free. We kept a few secrets from each other, like how my dress looks, him in his tux and our vows until the big day which made the day just that much more exciting. When we had our first look, my husband was speechless with tears once he saw me in my gown. It’s a priceless moment, and we are just so thankful our day was filled with moments like those.

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Photography: Wedding Nature Photography | Event Design: Beauty in the Making | Floral Design: Divine Design Flowers | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Cake: Ana Paz | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: The Palms Hotel & Spa | Hair + Makeup: Kiss This Makeup | DJ: Rayo Sound | Officiant: Rev. Ted Church | Venue: The Palms Hotel & Spa | Linens: Contempo Linens | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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This Disney Inspired Wedding Is the Ultimate Fairytale

Before we get carried away singing Disney lyrics we have to acknowledge that this duo planned one incredible celebration. From the Love in Vintage rentals, to the film inspired vignettes (can you guess which one pairs with which fables?!), to the Samba dancers , this couple officially had the Best Day Ever (all thanks to Beauty in the Making), and rightfully so since that was after-all their wedding slogan. See it all captured by Ozzy Garcia in The Vault!

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From the Bride… Joao and I took a less traditional approach to life and decided to have our children before our wedding. We have always been big Disney fans and shared that love with our children. Joao proposed in front of Cinderella’s castle at Magic Kingdom just after the fireworks show. I knew then that I had to have a Disney Wedding but I still wanted it to be elegant and classy. I knew to pull it off we would need professional help and that’s when I found Eileen from Beauty in the Making.

Eileen helped me find focal words for our wedding so that whenever we decided to add something we had to ask is it organic? Was it thoughtful? Was it elegant? And was it Subtle? It really helped me from getting lost and going overboard. My favorite part of planning was finding all of the elements for the tables. I spent hours on the hunt in antique stores, art stores, and on Etsy. Each piece is really special to me and I’ve kept every one! Joao also made a lot of elements for our wedding. My favorite is an armoire that he painted to look like the one from beauty and the beast. We used it to hold scarves and sandals for our guests. I remember walking through the reception area of the Raleigh to take photographs on the beach prior to the wedding guests arrival. I was stunned. I started crying, like ugly crying. It was seriously like walking into a dream come true. It was everything I had imagined it to be and more.

Our slogan for the wedding was Best Day Ever! and it really was. It’s hard to pick favorite moments but I really enjoyed our wedding singer Lourdes Valentin. I gave her this never ending list of disney music and she and her band learned and played every one! It was so beautiful and really set the tone for the whole evening. For the kids we had bags made with things to help keep them entertained during the ceremony and dinner. It had items like a disposable camera and scavenger hunt and a coloring book and crayons. After dinner we had the kids go to a seperate area in the hotel exclusive to them with babysitters and a face painter to keep the kids entertained so their parents could relax and enjoy the night.We had a slow motion booth and guests couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had with it! The videos are hilarious! The most fun though was the Hora Loca. Joao’s family is from Brasil so we surprised them with Samba dancers and drummers.

Everybody kept commenting that I was the happiest bride they had ever seen and I’m sure it was true! I think because for Joao and I our wedding wasn’t so much about new beginings but about celebrating the fast paced one we had and the people who had helped us be successful it took a lot of the pressure off. My advice to any newly weds is to not lose focus on what a wedding is really about and thats sharing a moment with the people you love the most. And find an amazing planner that gets as excited about your wedding as you!

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Photography: Ozzy Garcia | Cinematography: Cool Coconut Studios | Event Planning: Beauty in the Making | Floral Design: Divine Design Flowers | Hair + Makeup: Carolyn Jones Makeup | Entertainment: Lourdes Valentin Quartet | Wedding Venue: The Raleigh Hotel | Photo Booth: The Foto Boyz | Rentals: Love in Vintage | Rentals: Wood That Works | Samba Dancers: Brazilian Carnival

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