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“Decadent in Details” The Wedding Story of Jackie and Enrique – The Biltmore Hotel, Miami

Photographing weddings in Miami is always an experience. Whether we’re in the infamous Art Deco area of South Beach or surrounded by historical Mediterranean landmarks, the images photographed are always and forever unique. Kate and I arrived at the stunning Biltmore Hotel, a historical landmark in itself. The hotel was built in 1926 and has housed presidents and royalty throughout the years. It is truly a sight to see and would suggest everyone to go and visit. Jackie and Enrique’s wedding was nothing short of amazing. No detail was left un-turned which goes to show how organized and thoughtful the couple was when planning their wedding. It was all about family and friends for them and for everyone to have an unforgettable time. And not to forget even their furry friend, Paris, Jackie’s adorable Pomeranian pup. Even Paris had special attire for that day. Seriously, too cute!  Their ceremony was held just steps away from The Biltmore at The Coral Gables Congregational Church. Lined with tall palm trees, guests were greeted at the church with the beautiful sounds of bagpipes, one of my favorites. The ceremony took place as the sun was setting and just as the last ray dissipated, Jackie and Enrique exited with the illuminating glow of sparklers from their guests.  After some fabulous portraits throughout the Biltmore grounds, it was time to party. Francesca Gonzalez with Events by Francesca and floral designer Parrish Designs did one heck of a job transforming the room into an absolute dream.  Deep reds, golds, and bright orange hues painted the scene. From rich uplighting to ornate candelabras, their reception stayed true to the Miami-style spirit.  This wedding was killer and a blast to photograph. Jackie and Enrique are truly one amazing couple and I wish them all the best for years to come!

xoxo – Abby

A special thank you to all of the amazing vendors that participated in Jackie and Enrique’s beautiful day.

CEREMONY:  Coral Gables Congregational Church

RECEPTION:  The Biltmore Hotel

PLANNER:  Events by Francesca

DRESS:  Jim Hjelm

SHOES:  Stuart Weitzman

FLORAL DESIGN:  Parrish Designs

ENTERTAINMENT:  Sarz Entertainment

HAIR & MAKEUP:  Sissi Ceballo

STATIONERY:  Posh Paperie

CAKE:  Todo Dulce

Starting off with some of the gorgeous details of the hotel and church…

…and now onto Jackie’s gorgeous details.

Meet the lovely Jackie.

And her amazing smile and laugh. It was contagious.

Her sweet pup Paris, she had the softest coat!

A few cute portraits of Paris’s outfit…adorable!

Jackie and Enrique’s invitation and other fabulous collateral from Posh Paperie.

And introducing the handsome groom, Enrique.

A little note from his bride-to-be…

Loved the vibrant red and orange colors throughout.

Jackie and I had a blast with her bridal portraits. She really brought it!

There wasn’t a bad place to photograph. Every where we went was a stunning backdrop.

On the way to the ceremony! Seriously the most convenient placement for a hotel and church. We literally had a 2 minute walk.

The processional.

Loved the historic Spanish architecture and chandeliers.

And the glowing sparklers! What an exit.

Now onto the portraits…boy did we have fun traipsing around the Biltmore. We were like kids in a candy store.

A little elevator ride…

The dramatically lit hallways posed for a great area to shoot.

I feel like I was back in Puerto Rico with this portrait. Love the bright green walls and mosaic tile work…oh and the happy couple of course.

Jackie and Enrique seeing their reception for the first time.

And the sexy red hot details…

Introductions and first dance…

Surrounded by all of their guests.

Enrique toasting to everyone saying a special thank you just after their cake cutting.

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