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Stunning Modern Purple Wedding in Miami Beach

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.

Photographer: Chris Kruger Photography // Second Photographer: Erika Delgado // Videographer: Captivated Films // Ceremony + Reception Venue: Miami Beach Botanical Gardens // Floral and event design PCS Events  // Bridal Gown Designer: Melissa Sweet // Bridal Gown Store: David’s Bridal // Bridal Shoes: Nordstrom // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Alejandra Valera // Jewelry Designer: Nadri // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Alejandra Valera // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Alejandra Valera // Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang // Groom’s Shoes: Joseph Abboud // Makeup Artist: Arad! ia Vive // Hair Stylist: Kei Pucci // Band: Victor Martinez // Glasses: Warby Parker // All images by Chris Kruger Photography

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Lovely Urban + Country Engagement in Tampa

I love the mix of locations in this modern engagement session! Captured by Kortni Marie Photography, Megan and Seth spent a day in a parking garage and an open field for their Tampa, Florida engagement shoot. The couple met years before they started dating, but they found their first spark while on a flight together from Tampa to Ireland for a church service trip. Seth proposed to Megan on the top floor of the parking garage at the Tampa Airport, so this was a fitting first stop for their engagement photos. They finished the session in a lovely open field.

Photographer: Kortni Marie Photography // Hair + Make-up: Jess Waldrop – Makeup Artists

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Fresh Yellow + Green Wedding in Madison, WI

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!

Photographer: New Angus Studio Photography // Ceremony Venue: Olbrich Gardens // Reception Venue: Overture Center for the Arts – Promenade Terrace and Hall // Catering: Catering A Fresco // Rentals: Event Essentials // Bridal Gown Designer: Lula Kate – Angela gown // Bridal Gown Store: Bella Bridesmaids // Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade – Charm shoes // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Bridal Birdcage Veil in Yellow // Jewelry Designer: Boone and Sons Jewelers // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: They each picked a dress they liked in yellow or green, all different designers // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaids // Groom’s Attire: Versace suit // Groomsmen’s Attire: All the groomsmen wore their own blue suit // Cake Designer: Bloom Bake Shop // Floral Designer: Alluring Blooms // Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Janet Fonder, personal friend // Invitation Designer: bride // Band: Mr. Twister // Photobooth: New Angus Studio Photography // Chalkboards: Pretty Mail Calligraphy // Officiant: former Governor of Wisconsin, Jim Doyle ( Kelly’s former boss) // All images by New Angus Studio Photography

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