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Sunny Vizcaya Museum + Gardens Engagement Session

If you’re looking for a love session recipe like no other, we’ve got you covered with this loveliness my dears. Mix one part Haring Photography, one part Vizcaya Museum And Gardens, two parts stylish bride & groom-to-be, top with sunshine and voila! A little shake here, a snap there and you’ve got a combo that will quench any love-craving. See it all here!

From Haring PhotographyIt was a beautiful day for Alisha + Rahim’s fine art vintage engagement session at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami Florida. The classic grounds set by water was a perfect place for their engagement session. Alisha and Rahim choose to wear casual and classic outfits that reflect their natural romantic style.

Photography: Haring Photography | Cognac Strap Heels: Zara | Coral Top: Akira | Floral Crown: Akira | Ivory Skirt: Champagne & Strawberry Via Akira | Venue: Vizcaya Museum And Gardens | White Lace Dress: Akira

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Floridian Spring Wedding Inspiration

I thought a New England Spring was pretty darn fabulous but a Floridian Spring? It might just take the cake. This inspiration crafted by Anthology Co. and Gianny Campos Photography is a colorful spread peppered with sparkle and the outdoor beauty of the South East. And whenever a naked cake is involved, like this beaut by Cloud 9 Bakery, we’re all in. Take a peak at the pretty gallery for even more.

With spring knocking on our door, I was eager to do a shoot which would embody a “Floridian Spring.” The shoot took place in February, and as all my fellow Floridians know, our winters are blessed with beautiful weather and flora. Our inspiration was sparked with some lively colorful dishes found at Anthropologie. The location, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, was as well a source filled with Florida natives as well as an abundance of flowers and other exotic foliage. This location accomplished the more organic local approach we had envisioned.

We picked some leaves and blooms from our backyard such as begonias, bleeding heart, and bahama coffee which were put together with garden roses, blue thistle, orchids and more. Local fruits were also included in the mix like guava, star apple and passion fruit which we sourced from our local farmer Robert Is Here. Anthology Co.’s attention to detail truly made all the arrangements special while the Salvage Snob wowed us with their elegant yet unique multicolored array of seating choices.  How often is it you see three crystal draped chandeliers adorning a massive oak tree?

As we have constantly rising temperatures we decided to have the bride a little cooler and more comfortable. I’m sure all you Floridian brides can relate. The bride wore a short sleeve white oxford shirt coupled with a beautiful gold sequin skirt thus melding elegance and classic comfort. The groom, looking quite dapper, sported a glen plaid suit with a chambray shirt. Putting a fun spin on a still very classy look.

The naked cake made by Cloud 9 Bakery is a great example as to how keeping something simple can actually be more appealing than unnecessary elaborations. Embellishing the cake with some thistle, guava and some other fruits around that gorgeous pedestal base really tied it all in with our original theme. What is that original theme? Well, lets just say its a bit eclectic some rustic with a hint of elegance and a dash of class. All in time for spring.

Florist: Anthology Co. | Invitations: Chirp Paperie | Jewelry: Anthropologie | Groom's Attire: Jcrew | Groom's Shoes: Banana Republic | Bridal Headpiece: Lacielle Roselle | Bride's Attire: Anthropologie | Bride's Shoes : Moho Moxy | Cake : Cloud 9 Bakery | Dinnerware: Anthropologie | Fruits: Robert Is Here | Hair + Makeup: Makeup By Marz | Outdoor Wedding Venue: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens | Photography + Design: Gianny Campos Photography | Rentals: The Salvage Snob | Venue: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

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Eclectic Garden Wedding at Villa Woodbine

Villa Woodbine, which is gorgeous all on its own, was completely transformed into a dreamy garden landscape for this unique take on the wedding day. JCG Events crafted a cocktail garden party vibe with vintage vignettes by Unearthed Vintage, loads of white blooms by Julia Rohde Designs and all blanketed in twinkling candlelight and serenaded by a French Jazz Band. It’s magical and Katie Lopez Photography was there to capture it all. See all of her gorgeous images right here in the full gallery.

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From Michael Masi of JCG Events…We loved everything about this wedding and this couple. They wanted to create a wedding that was unconventional, free spirited and with an emphasis on amazing food and good music and this is exactly what we accomplished for them.

Villa Woodbine was the perfect setting because it offered a lush landscape, an intimate environment but enough space to create some movement for their guests throughout the evening. Guests were greeted with a signature drink as they arrived to the villa. The couple wanted to forgo the traditional Miami Mojito welcome drink, and instead went with a trendy Moscow Mule. Guests took a moment to enjoy their drink while they waited for the ceremony to begin.

For the Ceremony, we opted to forgo conventional ceremony seating. The short but very meaningful ceremony began as the bride and her daughter walked down the stairs to an instrumental version of Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. The bride and her daughter were then greeted by the officiant and the groom under the center arch of the courtyard. Guests watched from their cocktail tables and the second floor balcony of the courtyard. Since there was no conventional aisle they sealed the ceremony with a kiss, a walk around the fountain followed immediately by a champagne toast. The French Horn band then began to play spirited and lively French inspired jazz music for cocktail hour. The cocktail hour had officially begun in the same space as the ceremony and in the living room and dinning room areas adjacent to the courtyard.

After plenty of food stations and delectable passed hor’ dourves, guests were escorted to the garden area of the villa which had been transformed to a magical setting. We created an industrial eclectic vibe by utilizing farmhouse tables and combining a mixed collection of steel elio chairs, clear ghost chairs and mahogany chiavari chairs. The florals were a mix of industrial steel vases and mason jars filled with hand picked style of white florals and lots of candles. Three chandeliers hung from down the center of the clear top tent, hanging mason jars with votive candles and fairy lights lined both the trees and corners of the tent. This style also carried over to the custom bar that was created using salvaged items. Guests enjoyed a four-course dinner, while they appreciated a mesmerizing performance from an electric violinist who played alongside a DJ. Vintage furniture vignettes surrounded the reception area throughout the garden to allow for guests to be able to lounge and mingle as they enjoyed cocktails after dinner. A custom photo booth was created that was inspired by the bride’s British heritage by incorporating a traditional red British style phone booth, combined with hanging picture frames and vintage furniture. Guests were invited to take pictures using their own cameras and then post images to a wedding photo app.

Later in the evening, guests were then escorted back to the courtyard where the cake was cut and then danced the night away under the open starry sky.

Photography: Katie Lopez Photography | Event Planning: Michael Masi Of JCG Events | Floral Design: Julia Rohde Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Filled And Frosted | Ceremony Venue: Villa Woodbine | Reception Venue: Villa Woodbine | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | DJ: Mona Music Group | Officiant: Rev. Eddie Rodriguez | Cocktail Music: The French Horn | Hair And Make-up: Hot Pink Styling | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Rentals: AFR Furniture Rental | Styling, Makeup, And Hair : Jenna Debrino And Amanda Miller For Hot Pink Style | Transportation: Padrino's

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