Real Wedding

Modern Gay Wedding in the Heart of Brickell

Modern Gay Wedding in the Heart of Brickell

This sleek, black and white wedding perfectly embodied our two grooms. Taking place at the EAST hotel in Brickell, Patrick and Jose hosted the upbeat and stylish wedding of their dreams.

Setting the Stage for Happily Ever After

 

Renata + J.P.

Renata and J.P.’s “theatre wedding”, on October 14, 2017, was nothing short of sensational! The black tie optional affair took place in West Palm Beach, FL at Harriet Himmel TheaterCity Place. The Himmel, a cultural landmark and converted theatre, made a stunning backdrop for the occasion which featured newlyweds in a choreographed dance routine.

 

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The pair performed 2 choreographed dances for their guests – the first, a smooth number set to Whitney Houston’s "My Love is Your Love", followed by a sultry, sensuous dance to Dirty Dancing theme song, "The Time of My Life".  Bride Renata, who has a passion for theatre, sparkled as she twirled gracefully on the arms of handsome groom, J.P.

The unique wedding truly did not lack for style, flare nor swagger!

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Renata and J.P. trained for months with dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio to make their ballroom dance wedding dreams come true. After exchanging vows, they made a grand entrance onto the dance floor, complete with stage lighting, an MC announcing the duo, and a videographer to capture their dazzling performance.

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The Harriet Himmel Theater was constructed in 1926 in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Full of old-fashioned glamour and sophistication, it’s a charming venue for any special occasion, or theatrical performance.

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After Renata and J.P.’s dance, the Himmel staff (managed by Hilton West Palm) did a 1 hour change over from the ceremony to reception, while guests watched from the landing above during cocktail hour. It was quite the production!

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The décor was full of panache and classy touches, with dramatic pops of crimson and burgundy florals offsetting the stylized 20s setting. The Brazilian dessert table was a nice addition, too, with its adorable mini ferris wheel of confections. 

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After their incredible entertainment-packed wedding Renata and J.P. took off for their honeymoon, on a jet-setting trip around Europe. This wedding -- just like the couple -- was stylish, footloose and fancy-free, don’t you agree?

 

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Venue: Harriet Himmel Theater ; Photographer: SO Photography ; Videography: Dana Lynn Photography ; Entertainment: Vision DJ's ; Florist: J Morgan Flowers ; Cake Artist: Two Fat Cookies ; Beauticians: Kate Blake Artistry and Ivy & Lace

Michigan Farm Wedding

Lara + Nate

With the guests beginning to arrive, a late summer wedding in the country is about to take place before the sun sets. Lara and Nate, chose the idyllic scene at a rustic Air BnB farmhouse near Traverse City, MI for their venue. Both Michigan natives, they are surrounded by loving family and friends.

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The countryside setting is perfect for their intimate wedding of 87 guests. At once beautiful and brimming with joy, the atmosphere is just right for this momentous occasion. Every little detail has been painstakingly crafted to bring the most important elements of the couple’s lives to the forefront. From the flowers that were hand-picked that morning from the farm, to the centerpieces pulled together from bits of family memorabilia, the décor is inviting, nuanced and full of charm.

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The ceremony, officiated by Rev. Kellerman, takes place at 5 p.m. on the grounds, amidst a wide expanse of open field. With enough sunlight showering down still, the handsome couple stand ready to exchange vows before a verdant vine-wrapped arbor.

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Today as they celebrate their union as husband and wife, Lara and Nate are blessed with a balmy, bright late summer afternoon. It's a tender affair, filled with spirit and love and every aspect of the event reflects that. Wedding photographer Joshua Kane did an especially good job of capturing the spirit of the exuberant couple and their surroundings.

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Lara radiates from the inside out, with her natural beauty complimented by soft makeup hues done by local makeup artist Brittany of Elegant Bridal. Her hair, has been coiffed by Zee's Hair artistry, with a whimsical fishtail braid, cascading loosely to one side. 

Following the ceremony, guests kickback and grab a drink at a casual Cocktail Hour hosted in the Tool Shed. And then, the time everyone's been waiting for: the party! Ehem, Reception.

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First dinner, and a beautiful cake adorned with sprigs of green from Sweet Tartlette.  Floral arrangements by local Flower Designer, Field of Flowers

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The soiree finishes on the dance floor, under a tent adjacent to the house. Guests linger into the later hours of the evening, as the night draws to a close. Lara and Nate's wedding simply sparkles -- truly one for the books! 

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Wedding Vendors:

Venue: The Farm House Officiant: Reverend
Catering: Chef's Pride Catering Cake Artist: Sweet Tartlette Photographer: Joshua Kane Photography DJ: UnNorth DJ Rental Company: Monstrey MacDonald Floral Designer: Field of Flowers Transportation: Midnight Madness Hair: Zee's Hair Artistry Makeup: Elegant Bridal Restroom Trailer Rental: Houdek Massage: Northern Lily Massage Associates