This year we have been overwhelmed by how much we love our brides. A few months ago Dom and Raquel invited us to come celebrate with them in Miami and document the joining of two incredible people as well as two different cultures.
The bride, Raquel, is Spanish-Ecuadorian and the groom is from London. Having family ties to the city guests came to Miami from all over the world to celebrate their union. Raquel's vision for her wedding day was for it to be natural, tropical, relaxed and fun, highlighting the natural beauty of Miami and pulling together elements of both of our backgrounds and cultures to make it very personal. She had a beautiful Spanish gown with intricate macrame lace on the back and train, and was married at an incredible historic Spanish mission style church.
Raquel started the day getting ready at one of the famous art deco hotels on Miami Beach, The Shore Club. From there, we moved to the historic church in Coconut Grove, Plymouth Congregational, and then to the reception site at Hammock Mathesan Park, which is a peninsula with nothing but rich foliage, vegetation, and the ocean.
One of our favorite details of the day was a ring that was given to Raquel from her grandmother, who picked it out the day she was born to give to her on her wedding day. We loved other details of the day such as her and Dom ringing of the church bells after processing out, and the coconut water (still in the coconuts) handed to guests upon arriving to the reception.