There was a moment in the middle of Jen & Steve’s wedding ceremony that added a unique touch I have never seen at any other wedding. The reverend spoke of how today was not only a celebration of Jen & Steve’s love, it was a celebration of the love that has been shown them through their closest friends and family, which has ultimately strengthened the deep love shared between the bride and groom they were there to celebrate. Following Jen & Steve’s first kiss, the reverend then asked everyone in the audience to grab their loved one next to them, and plant a huge kiss on them. This moment, as their family and friends shared their affections, was exactly what I knew Jen and Steve wanted, for their wedding day to be a coming together and celebration of their closest family and friends from all over the country, in their favorite spot of Miami, FL, where they often retreat to.
But before the kisses and hugs, there was not a dry eye in the house. As Jen and Steve exchanged their vows of love and commitment to one another underneath the South Beach palm trees, not only did tears pour from Jen’s eyes as she said her vows to her soul mate and best friend, an unexpected down pouring came from Steve as well. Pausing in the midst of his vows, Steve looked up for a minute to try to gather himself, and then continued on through tears of joy as he thanked his stunning bride for making him the happiest man alive. As he dried his tears, and his vows came to an end, Steve smiled at his bride and reminded her, “We’re just getting started.”
Their wedding day was full of one surprise after another, and I just adored all of Jen’s black and gold touches with the decor, custom designed bridesmaid’s dresses and lace gloves, and her cake was one of the tallest I’ve seen! But I think my favorite part of the day was their adorable ring bearer, their first child, Cavalli, as he wagged his tail down the aisle in a luxurious tuxedo with coat tails and gold buttons and a red bow tie to top it off.
Jen and Steve truly know how to throw a party! Their reception started with a choreographed dance to a favorite song Jen used to special request Steve would play when they were first getting to know each other and she would visit him playing at local nightclubs. Their reception concluded with sparklers on top of bottle after bottle of Cristal champagne entering the party through their bridal party bringing them to center stage as Jen and Steve threw their arms around their favorite people and danced the rest of the night away.
When you look at Jen and Steve, and the way they look at each other, you see that special love and passion that is uniquely all theirs. You look at them and know, true love is reflected back through each of their smiles. You look at them and know that even though they’ve already been together for years and traveled the world a few times and back together, that as Steve said in his vows, their love story truly is just getting started.
Here’s some of our favorite shots of the day and their amazing vendors we worked with to make Jen & Steve’s wedding a celebration we will never forget!
CEREMONY/RECEPTION/FLOWERS/CATERING: Villa By Barton G DRESS: Vera Wang BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS SHOES: Christian Louboutin TUX: Dolce & Gabbana GROOM’S SHOES: Gucci MAKE UP: Michael Hanz HAIR: Takashi CAKE: Ana Paz DJ: DJ Reach CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ray Roman Films CEREMONY MUSIC: AA Musicians CUSTOM JEWELED HEADPIECE: Christie Lauren PASTOR: Reverend Milan Kralik STATIONARY: East Six BRIDESMAIDS WINE GLASSES: Fizzy Artist