Miami Art Space Wedding by Gesi Schilling Photography
August 16, 2012
Simply describing this wedding as awesome doesn't cut it. It's the awesomest of the awesome or maybe awesome to the hundredth power all while maintaining an ultra cool Miami vibe. But when my cool or awesome words fall short of describing such wonderment, simply try to imagine this. A modern aesthetic mixed with the vivid color of the Miami Art Space, a knockout couple and loads of fun details by Blooming Design and we're getting closer to the end result. One that was so beautifully captured by Gesi Schilling Photography, you need to see it all in it's entirety right here.
And how about a beautiful film from MXI Studios to finish things off? It's a beauty; all three minutes and forty three seconds of it...

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From the Bride... From the moment we were engaged, Andrew and I shared the same vision for our day: clean, simple and modern with creative twists on tradition. Our ceremony would honor Andrew's Jewish background with a handmade ketubah featuring our portraits. During the reception, there would be no cake — an idea that made our guests cringe (i.e. "NO CAKE?!?!"), but we were determined that our wedding would convey contemporary taste, even if it meant defying the long standing ritual of cutting into a tower of buttercream!

As soon as we arrived at Miami Art Space, located in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, Florida we were welcomed by a vibrant, mural of colorful squares which immediately appealed to our vision. Within the walls of Miami Art Space, the outdoor courtyard was punctuated by a peacock gate, which offered the perfect backdrop for our ceremony. Inside the venue, the stark white walls and concrete floors were exactly the modern, industrial look that would house our wedding reception. In addition to finding the perfect venue, I took on several DIY projects to make our day even more special. These included handmade clutches and satin robes for the bridesmaids and me, wedding programs, welcome boxes for our out-of-town guests and customized straws for the milkshakes.

On the day of our wedding, we welcomed guests with cool, refreshing, organic sorbet, served directly from a local sorbet cart. In the reception area, Blooming Designs filled the space with sleek white couches and ottomans, cocktail tables and a few acrylic royal table settings that were reserved for family members. Floral centerpieces featured fluffy hydrangea and bells of Ireland, which were the perfect contrast to the clean lines of the reception furnishings. With a lounge-style reception, we bypassed the formalities of a seated dinner and got the party started right away! Guests helped themselves to several food stations and cocktails throughout the night, and we finished it all off with warm chocolate chip cookies and vanilla milkshakes, complete with decorative straw flags created by yours truly! Perhaps my favorite part of the reception decor was the white baby grand piano that I rented so that I could play and sing to my groom! It was such a special moment! From beginning to end, our wedding was everything I'd imagined. It was a thoroughly modern and magical night!

Wedding Photography: Photography: Gesi Schilling Photography / Wedding Venue: Miami Art Space in Miami, Florida / Event Planning, Floral + Event Design: Blooming Design / Wedding Cinematography: MXI Studios / Catering: Food by Chef Lars / Sorbet Cart: Real Sorbet / Wedding Programs: DIY by the Bride / Boxes for Welcome Boxes: The Packaging Source / Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta via Ever After / Reception Dress: Custom by Rex Fabrics / Bride's Shoes: RSVP via Zappos + Christian Louboutin / Bride's Veil: Ever After / Bride's Sash: DIY by the Bride / Sash Trim: Swarovski via Rex Fabrics / Bride's Hair: Rik Rak / Bride's Makeup: MAC Cosmetics / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bari Jay / Bridal Party Robes: Macy's + DIY Iron-On Applique via Jo-Ann / Purses: DIY by the Bride with Supplies from Etsy / Men's Suits: J.Crew / Wedding Party Photo Location: Viceroy Hotel Miami / Mural Photos Location: The Wynwood Walls