I knew this was a KT Merry photographed wedding the moment I laid eyes on it. It’s the soft, pretty colors. The dreamy, absurdly beautiful imagery. The general sense of gorgeousness that seems to permeate each and every photograph. It has KT written all over it and I couldn’t be happier that we get to share all of the lovely with you here today. Plus, when you layer on the style genius of Beauty in the Making – with peonies, ranunculus and dusty millers oh my – and you basically have the recipe for a wedding that is sure to find a place on our favorite weddings ever list. And there is seriously so much more in the gallery right here so be sure to take a look!
From Eileen Morales of Beauty in the Making… “I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.” -Roy Orbison
I knew we were a good match when Monica first sent the images for her wedding inspiration. She chose a pale Paris morning theme for her wedding hosted in Miami Beach. Her dress…antique lace in blush softness embraced the bride, and Miami’s usual bright intensity yielded to a classic feel from times gone by. Watching her as she strolled down the beach I suddenly felt transported to the cool, misty freshness of a Parisian morning. A garden wedding, guests were greeted with chilled herbal infusions while enjoying the ambiance of the hotel’s peaceful courtyard. Green and white roses topped with sea grass decorated the aisle, and a one-of-a-kind Chuppah housed the couple as they shared vows.
The cocktail hour was hosted on the veranda overlooking the ocean and inlet. Guests were treated to one of a kind jazz tunes by the exquisitely talented Lourdes Valentin. A breathtaking adornment herself, she was further exemplified by the beauty of the fountain pedestal she sang from. Guests danced and enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres until sunset and then were treated to a lovely dinner overlooking the beach. At the reception, centerpieces of pale pink peonies, ranunculus and dusty millers on mercury glass bowls harmonized with candelabras, votives and modern chandeliers in an elegant ambience. We chose to feature Monica’s love for books and literature with bookmark escort cards/favors and antique books from the 1800’s scattered throughout the venue. The table numbers were different chapters with quotes from the bride’s favorite authors. The bride and groom danced under a crystal chandelier, guests rejoiced and the evening was magical.
Wedding Photography: KT Merry Photography / Wedding Venue + Cake: ONE Bal Harbour in Miami Beach, Florida / Wedding Design, Planning, Floral Design + Paper Goods: Beauty in the Making / Wedding Stationery: Minted (invitations) / Officiant: Marcus Aguirre / Music: Lourdes Valentin (band) + Ryan Smith (DJ) / Linen Rentals: Panache / Chair Rentals: Hitched Event Rentals / Cigar Roller: My Island Cigar / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Hair: Ruan Suhr / Makeup: Carolyn Jones