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Classic + Glamorous Miami Wedding at Villa Woodbine

This gorgeous Bride and Groom envisioned a timeless wedding, and their Old Hollywood Glamour affair at Miami’s Villa Woodbine is full of details that will never go out of style. From the Bride’s classic look to the stunning reception décor from Unearthed Vintage and the vintage getaway car, this wedding is crazy beautiful. See all the glamour from Jessica Loren Organic Photography here.

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From The Bride…Our hearts’ desire was to create something intimate…a unique setting that felt like “us” and an unforgettable opportunity to surround ourselves with our closest family and friends, many of whom were traveling from across the country. Some of our very first dates were in Coconut Grove, a historic, Bohemian-esque bay-side neighborhood in Miami — and when we started our search for a destination, the 1930’s Villa Woodbine mansion instantly drew both of us in. Tucked away behind tall foliage, it gave us the feeling that we had stepped back in time….and what we wanted was ‘timeless.’ My mom is an artist—and a baker—and with our vision in mind, we were together able to get hands-on and create so many elaborate details ourselves…from the escort cards and table numbers —which were crafted from the aged pages of old novels—to the gold calligraphy on the invitations…and even the small, ceremonial cake and dessert bar. Everything was meant to have a personal touch and to blend from one accent to the next….and from the ceremony outdoors and dining under the stars to the fellowship, live music and dancing, we felt that our vintage, romantic night in the garden was filled with so much sweetness. We put our hearts into the celebration…and it was ultimately a reflection of our love, our families and our friends…all of which have been so important to us. It was, without question, more than we could have hoped for, and looking back on these breathtaking photos, we’re reminded of how fortunate we were…and continue to be.

Photography: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography | Floral Design: Hirni's Wayside Garden | Wedding Dress: Alon Livne | Invitations: Paper Plenty | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | Hair & Makeup: Tatjana Terzic | DJ: DJ Blaze | Groomsmen's Attire: Hugo Boss | Venue: Villa Woodbine | Bridal Boutique: Chernaya Bridal House | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage

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Romantic Destination Garden Wedding at The Villa Woodbine

When this Chicago-based duo set out to plan the warm-weather destination wedding they’d always dreamed of, they knew they’d need to assemble an expert team on the ground, in order to make their dreams come true. And where did they find their Miami vendors? Through SMP! Photographer Amy Jo Royall captured every romantic moment, and we can’t get enough of all the love in the gallery here!

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From The Bride…If there is one word I would use to describe both my relationship with Lance and our entire wedding weekend, it would be MAGICAL.

Funny enough, we went elementary school together in a suburb of Chicago, but did not know each other that well. Both having left our hometown to pursue businesses and dreams in New York City, we ran into each other at a gym close to where we now live. To my surprise, he had recognized me and came over to chat. After a series of FB messages, a few misses at the gym and then a few more synchronistic run in’s out of the gym, we finally got together for a casual glass of wine. From that very first date, I knew he was my guy. We both had a Midwestern background with a similar drive that brought us to NYC.

After 10 months of dating, we got engaged and gave ourselves a few months before we dove into planning.

We chose Miami because we wanted to do an easy destination where all our friends and family from Chicago, New York, California and beyond could spend the weekend relaxing in the warmth.

On a weekend trip, we visited a few venues and fell in love with the Villa Woodbine immediately. We loved the Spanish style 1920’s vibe and the fact that it felt like it could be our home.

After I picked my dress, the whole vision for the day came together. I wanted it to be romantic yet relaxed, as if our friends and family were in our very own backyard filled with twinkling lights and beautiful flowers.

I hadn’t intended on wearing blush, but the minute I put it on the two-piece Watters set, I didn’t want to take it off. I couldn’t even look at a white dress after that! Picking bridesmaids dresses was a little trickier, but I knew I wanted all the girls to feel and look like individuals, so they picked their own dresses in shades of crème and gold accents. We didn’t see all the dresses come together until the day of, but I was thrilled with the look.

I couldn’t have asked for a better dream team of people to work with. Each vendor was not only amazing at what they do, but we managed to attract some of the kindest people possible. On your Big Day, you want to be surrounded by people you love. Not just your guests, but also the people helping to make the day special.

This was the case in every sense. Since we were planning from afar, I relied a lot in Style Me Pretty to direct me to vendors that fit my style. I came across our amazing, brilliant photographer, Amy Jo Royall’s work, here on the site. Her and her second shooter Megan Daas were a dream to have by our sides all day. We loved the husband and wife videographer team of Kevin and Becca Borge, as well Vanessa Oppo, our coordinator and the team from South Beach Makeup who were a joy to work with. Each of these people spend the most time with you and we would not have wanted anyone else. We also found our florist Julia Rhode here (her work is incredible!) along with the sweet delectables from Earth and Sugar.

Being an artist myself, I sprinkled my own creativity into the process. I designed our hotel canvas giveaway bags, our programs, our seating cards, and our seating card frame with ribbon. I also hand made all the signs seen throughout the venue and collected things like picture frames, an old suitcase of my grandfather’s and vases to make the venue feel like our home. My mom made the boxes for our dessert giveaways and my 8 year old nephew made our adorable Lego cake topper.

One of our favorite parts of the day was that we had husband and wife musicians, Barnaby Bright, play during our ceremony. We had gone to a small intimate concert of theirs on our second date and flew them down to perform our favorite songs as we walked down the aisle and during cocktail hour.

Our guest couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful and perfect everything was. The day whizzed by so fast, but without a doubt it felt like a magical dream come true!

Photography: Amy Jo Royall | Event Coordinator: Vanessa Oppo With Karma Goddess | Event Planning: Vanessa Oppo With Karma Goddess | Floral Design: Julia Rohde Designs | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Earth And Sugar | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | DJ: Boom Entertainment | Ceremony Music: Barnaby Bright | Venue: Villa Woodbine | Hair + Make Up: South Beach Makeup Studio | Video: Kevin Borge Films

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Romantic Bal Harbour Beach Wedding at The Ritz Carlton

This wedding is seriously gorgeous. So much so, that you’re going to want to pin every last detail planned by JCG Events—from the Bride’s stunning appliqué wedding dress to the lush all-white bouquet. But it’s not just the gorgeous couple’s stunning wedding, their story is going to melt your heart, especially why they got married by the beach. Swoon over it all with photos from Laura Leslie Photography and the video from Lula Wedding Films.

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From The Bride…You never know where love will find you. And for us, that statement could not have rang more true. Love found us hard at work. We had known each other for about a year, Shane just starting as an attorney and I as an undergraduate intern at a law firm in Orlando. But it took us a while to actually meet. Over a couple months, my comments to my friend (and future bridesmaid) of the “cute and funny attorney” turned into my reports back of our first dates. Our relationship grew fast from becoming friends into being inseparable. I’m forever grateful for that internship. It taught me much; but more than anything, it brought me to love.

After the proposal, we quickly knew we wanted a timeless and romantic event, and we wanted all our people from all over the world to have an unforgettable weekend in Miami. We gravitated toward neutral colors, lots of candles, and pieces we knew we could look back at 40 years from now and still think were beautiful. Above all, we wanted to get married as close as possible to the ocean. My momma, who is in heaven, loved the ocean. We wanted to be surrounded by her presence and close to a day that celebrates her, too.

Our wonderful planners, JCG Events, helped us in so many ways, but really won with finding our dream venue: The Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour. We loved the neutral colors of the reception room, the book spaces that made it feel like a home, and airy drapes and wood floors. The details were most important to us, and we spent countless hours finding our vendors. Each one of them “got us” and transformed our vision into the most beautiful celebration.

But most importantly, our wedding was absolutely a labor of love. My dad and step-mom ground and packaged coffee from our family’s farm in Colombia as favors for our guests. My maid of honor was the Craft Queen, and brought many of my ideas to life. My Aunt completely grounded and calmed me behind the scenes during the entire wedding process, and Shane and I hand-picked each cocktail hour song and some of the reception music (Backstreet Boys throwbacks being high on the list). As are most events, it’s the moments leading up to it that make it. I’ll never forget the Saturday we all spent as a family packaging welcome baskets of our guests.

On the day of our wedding, not everything went as planned. That hand-picked playlist was forgotten and the Miami weather didn’t cooperate. Our plan B (aka A) was getting married in a room that felt like we were in the clouds and sharing our first dance as Mr. and Mrs. in a candle-filled room under hundreds of twinkling lights. There’s no way I can pick a moment. My groom took my breath away all night, the smile on my dad’s face, all our people in one room singing to the Backstreet Boys at the top of their lungs, it all was truly magical.

Photography: Laura Leslie Photography | Cinematography: Lula Wedding Films | Event Planning: JCG Events | Floral Design: Julia Rohde Designs | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Cake: Cloud 9 Bakery | Invitations: JCG Events | Bride's Shoes : BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Catering: Ritz Carlton | Makeup: Carolyn Jones Makeup | DJ: DJ Serge Ramirez | Grooms Attire: The Black Tux | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour Miami | Hair + Makeup: Agape Makeup | Paper Products : The Romance Between

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Chic Spring Miami Engagement

Leave it to Sawyer Baird to elevate our Saturday to a whole new level of chic. With a sunny spring day in Miami and quite possibly the cutest couple EVER, she worked her magic behind the lens and the result is everything an engagement session should be – fun, fresh and chock-full of love. Peek at the full gallery over here.

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From Sawyer Baird… Delaine & Michael are some of the sweetest humans I have ever met! When we were discussing locations for an engagement session many places came up… some being Savannah, Jacksonville, etc. Finally we decided that we would love to go somewhere that neither of us have been before – Miami. Delaine & Michael live in Tampa so the short drive was nothing for them & the quick plane ride for me was easy too.

When scouting out Miami I had known about Vizcaya for some time. It was on the back of my mind from the very beginning. I knew that it would just be something special. After talking to Delaine and showing her the images of Vizcaya we knew that it was the perfect fit for them. We were also excited to know that it would be something different than what is common for most engagements. They trusted me 110% on this one – and I am so so happy that they did.

Later we continued the engagement session to a nearby beach with some of the city in the background. We grabbed coconuts (well my other half 6’6′ man did!) and had a little picnic on the ocean complete with a beautiful sunset!

It really was the perfect day…

Photography: Sawyer Baird | Venue: Vizcaya Cafe

Elegant Miami Wedding at Villa Woodbine

Elegant and classic but with a bit of Miami flair, this beauty of a wedding comes to us thanks to the gorgeous images from Captured Photography By Jenny. With florals from Julia Rohde Designs and a stunning film from Bridges Cinema this post defines pretty. See it all here

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From Bridges CinemaThis is the wedding day story of Monica and John. What a beautiful love story!! Monica and John met at medical school at Penn State University in Hershey, PA. They dated throughout medical school. It was during the Christmas break that John proposed at one the spots Monica often frequented as a little girl.

They planned their wedding at the gorgeous Villa Woodbine and St. Hugh’s Catholic Church. One of the highlights of the evening was the performance of one of Monica’s favorite local band, Palo. This Afro-Cuban Funk band is a 2015 Grammy Nominee and 2014 Latin Grammy Nominee. You will have a chance to listen to a snippet of one of their songs in the highlight.

Photography: Captured Photography By Jenny | Cinematography: Bridges Cinema | Floral Design: Julia Rohde Designs | Wedding Dress: Allure | Reception Venue: Villa Woodbine | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection | Band: Palo!

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