If you missed Sara & Jean's engagement session you can check it out here. It was the first step in capturing their relationship: dynamic, playful, and passionate.
Wedding photography is as varied as the couples it captures. The ceremony and reception spaces tend to vary with the interests, beliefs, or style of the couples as well, and some are definitely more photographic than others. Sara and Jean chose two of the most beautiful places in South Florida: The Church of the Little Flower and The Biltmore Hotel.
Sara and Jean shared with me that they wanted to start their marriage in The Church, with solid faith and support to guide them together. The Church of the Little Flower is a Spanish Renaissance style cathedral in the heart of Coral Gables and has been part of the community for over 90 years. With a large classical domed ceiling, a traditional cross layout, and a beautifully ornate sanctuary, I was in awe - it's the kind of place that makes you feel part of something far bigger than yourself. Everyone who witnessed the ceremony can agree that sharing those moments with Sara and Jean was a powerful experience.
For the reception, Sara and Jean decided to shock everyone with a non-traditional party in a very classic location. The Biltmore is another Coral Gables gem; in fact, it is a registered National Historic Landmark. Its 1920s charm, Mediterranean Revival architecture, and iconic Giralda Tower guided the elegance and extravagance of the evening. The royal tables seating 24 and the 8-foot high palm and orchid centerpieces were draped in shimmery gold and covered in pink and white florals. Similarly adorned was the sweetheart table in front of the grand fireplace and facing the dancefloor so the couple wouldn't miss a thing. Dramatic orange and pink uplighting and spotlights accented the intricately detailed ceiling and turned the hall into a magically Miami, totally tropical, creamsicle dream of a palace.
After dinner, guests were shocked by "La Hora Loca," or "The Crazy Hour" - an hour long dance party of epic proportions! There were confetti-cannons firing, a 12-foot tall light-up robot with a CO2 gun, club strobe light effects, and masquerade party accessories for all of the guests. The floor was packed all night and everyone got a little loca.
Sara and Jean made their exit down a column lined terrace with sparklers, a magical send-off for a magical Miami evening.
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