I hope you are all ready for the holidays! Today, I am excited to share a stunning modern, purple wedding. Captured by Chris Kruger Photography, Adria and Joel were married on a sunny May day in a beautiful botanical garden in Miami Beach, Florida. This event is bursting with personal details and chic decor. Be sure to read about how the couple met and their inspiration for their wedding day below!
A few words from the groom:
Adria and I met at the University of Florida through our mutual friend who was also our best man at the wedding. While we didn’t start dating immediately you definitely couldn’t deny that we had strong chemistry. I’m a writer and photographer and she is a doctor. You would think people involved in those professions wouldn’t be the “best match” but when you see us together you can’t deny it. You can read more of our story on our blog .
Our wedding was inspired by our venue, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Finding a venue is not easy, but we knew the Botanical Garden was the right one because my wife cried of it’s beauty the first time we visited. The Garden speaks a lot to our relationship and the way we live our life especially Idan Zareski’s “Bigfoot” sculpture. The artist of the sculpture says it best : “Bigfoot’s huge feet are like the roots of our past, our anchor to this small fragile Earth; reminding us that we are all from the same small planet. His relaxed attitude and the appearance of contemplation that emanate from Bigfoot is a testimony that no matter our race or color, where we live and who we are, we are all an intrinsic element of the planet.”
Your wedding day is one of the most beautiful days you will have in your life. However, it is never exactly how you dreamed it and often far from perfect, but the most important thing is the you are surrounded by loved ones and you’re in front of the person you can’t be without. Chris Kruger really reminded us of that with his photographs of our wedding. All the small little things that went wrong evaporated from our minds the moment we saw his photographs. He showed us the bigger picture that the best thing about our wedding was the love that was shared that day. He captured that love beautifully.
I adore the bold, bright colors of this fun wedding! Captured by New Angus Studio Photography, Kelly and James were married in a beautiful garden on a sunny July day in Madison, Wisconsin. The couple, whom both work on Capital Hill, wanted to bring a fresh, modern sensibility to their midwest wedding. A lovely color palette of bright yellow and green, Kelly and James’ favorite colors, was used throughout the attire and decor. They included a nod to their first date, a bicycle ride, on the invitations and save the dates. Wisconsin Governor and Kelly’s former boss, Jim Doyle, obtained his license to marry in order to perform the ceremony for Kelly and James. Kelly’s uncle played bag pipes during the ceremony and reception. Each bridesmaid chose her own green dress and the groomsmen wore their own blue suits. Simple yellow tulip bouquets and boutonnieres completed the look. Such a fun and beautiful wedding!
A few words from the bride:
James and I met through mutual friends. We’re both active cyclists and our first date was a long ride from Washington, DC to Mount Vernon.
James and I were adamant that we did not want a cookie cutter wedding. My favorite color is yellow and his favorite color is green. So we went with those colors and wanted clean/fresh/fun/unique and I think we accomplished that. One of the items that we settled on almost immediately was having my Uncle Pat play the bagpipes in our wedding. It was such a fun treat to have him play at the ceremony and as we entered the reception, one of the many highlights!
I adore the mini pumpkin centerpieces in today’s stunning fall wedding! Captured by Procopio Photography, Deborah and Jason were married at the gorgeous Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC on a crisp October day. Be sure to read more about this fabulous couple and their inspiration for their wedding day below!
A few words from the bride:
Deborah and Jason were brought together by Judaism’s modern online community: J-Date. Each of them had been on many J-Dates before, but were still searching for their match as singles in Houston. Deborah saw Jason’s profile: the new pediatrician in town who had recently moved from DC. She sent him an e-mail saying she’d be happy to show him around. It started with a coffee date, where they talked for hours about politics, healthcare, and NPR. Soon enough, they shared their first kiss on the grassy lawn of a Houston outdoor theater. They have grown together, sharing friends, family, memories, museums, trips, and, of course, food.
We loved having our nation’s capital as a backdrop for our special day. Having both come into our own in DC independently (yet ultimately meeting in Texas), we wanted to come back to the city that we both love to celebrate together. We describe our wedding as, “Fall in DC”. Our decor represented the bride’s favorite season, but with a modern twist: swapping oranges, reds, and yellows for her more preferred color palate of silvers, blues, and grays. We were happy to accomplish all of this while staying true to our Jewish heritage with traditional ketubah and chuppah ceremonies. The centerpiece of the ceremony was the chuppah, a fall wedding canopy of birch trees, pumpkins, and flowering branches interwoven with the traditional tallit (prayer shawls) from the bride’s grandfather and groom’s great grandfather. Highlights of the reception included a step-and-repeat photo booth to capture our guests as DC’s who’s who as well as a late night snack surprise of chocolate milk shakes and nachos (the groom’s favorite). Jason and Deborah chose signature cocktails representing their home towns, the Coral Springs “Cuba” Libre and the Austin Champagne Rita. Deborah and Jason (and their wedding coordinator) worked hard to ensure that their wedding represented them as a couple and that their guests had as much fun as they did.