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