Christina and JC’s Elegant Miami Wedding by Elaine Palladino Photography

The bride and groom embrace each other on a white outdoor sofa.

When Elaine Palladino sent this wedding over, I was so excited that I giggled. To myself. Out loud. I am such a fan of creamy pale neutrals as wedding colors. Christina’s beaded wedding dress is gorgeous and the flowers throughout are amazing. If you are looking for elegant inspiration, you really need go no further. For those of you planning on having children at your reception check out the super fun basket Christina and JC provided for their little guests!

The bride's gold wedding shoes.A bridesmaid helps slide on the bride's garter alongside her gold wedding shoes.The bride's vintage veil and diamond tear drop earrings.The flower girl in a poofy tutu and cream ballet shoes.The ring bearer wears a blue patterned bow tie and white collared shirt.The groom poses in his grey tuxedo and blue tie.The groom and his groomsmen share a laugh as they sit on a sofa.The groom and his groomsmen pose in their grey tuxedos.The bride poses with her bridal party in their tan dresses and poofy flower girl gown.The bride and a bridesmaid hold their romantic, soft wedding bouquets.The couple pose with each other on the balcony of the venue.The bride and groom smile as they embrace each other.The bride's vintage veil alongside the groom's grey suit and blue vest.The couple share a kiss in front of the hotel surrounded by large palm trees.The couple pose together near the balcony of the venue.Reflection of the bride and groom in a swimming pool.The bride and groom pose with each other on a set of white chairs.The couple share a kiss.The couple embrace each other on the balcony of the venue.The bride holds her soft, romantic wedding bouquet.The bride's vintage, romantic wedding gown, veil and bouquet.The bride's white, lilac and blush pink floral wedding bouquet.The couple stand together at the altar draped in white fabric surrounded by flowers.The bride and groom hold hands as they exchange vows.The bridesmaids look on during the wedding ceremony.The couple hold hands as they stand together at the altar.Diamond wedding rings rest inside the petals of a white flower.The couple share their first kiss as husband and wife.The bride and groom pose with their wedding party.View of the wedding reception venue and a flower filled water fountain.Romantic, neutral color place settings at the wedding reception.Whimsical, romantic floral centerpieces and gold tables and chairs.Crystal flowers inside of a large, romantic floral centerpiece.Romantic, colorful floral centerpieces at the wedding reception.Neutral color table place settings at the wedding reception.Pink ribbons adorn elegant wedding favors at the reception.Wooden basket full of fun toys for kids at the reception.Pink and white wedding cake adorned with pink flowers surrounded by candles.Pink floral wedding cake topper alongside tea light candles floating in water in glasses.Pink flowers adorn the top of the wedding cake.A slice of the wedding cake alongside chocolate covered strawberries.Pink flowers adorn the white and pink wedding cake.The bride and groom cut into their wedding cake together.The bride and groom embrace each other as they dance on the dance floor.The bride and groom share a dance with each other at the reception.A guest dances on the dance floor at the wedding reception.Guests at the reception.The bride and groom hug as they are surrounded by guests at the reception.

What did you have in mind for your wedding? Was there a particular theme or mood you were going for?

I wanted something classic, elegant and timeless. I didn’t want to look back at my photos in 20 years and be embarrassed if I chose crazy trendy colors.

What was the most memorable moment of your day?

It was really the best day of my life. We had so much fun the entire time it’s tough to narrow it down to a single moment, but I would have to say it was towards the end of the night when we were dancing and all of our guests rushed us. It was a big, glorious (semi-drunken), awesome hug from everyone we love and care about.

What was your favorite detail?

The flower petals in the fountain. Or the draping – it really complemented the venue beautifully.

Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Get a planner! It was the best decision I made. Oh, and I know every past bride says this, but DO NOT stress too much and try not to get too anxious. Once you’re about to walk down the aisle, a sense of calm naturally comes over you and you realize how useless it was to worry so much.

 

Did you incorporate any traditions/significant details into your wedding?

I’m a big proponent of tradition with weddings. Modern practices can be cool, but I really believe in and respect the history of this sacred rite of passage in American culture and wanted to honor it throughout our wedding. I made sure to find “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed & Something Blue.”

Did you DIY any of the details?

I made decisions and picked up a few items on my own, but it was my mom who tied the peach ribbon on all 80 of the cupcake boxes. I owe her a drink or 3 for that!

Vendors:

Photographer: Elaine Palladino Photography

Wedding planner: Events on a Budget

Dress: Lazaro

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Veil: Maria Elena

Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters

Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Audrey Brooke Graysen

Groom’s Tux: Indochino

Groomsmen Tuxes: Joseph A. Banks

Flowers: Eudely Escobar, Events on a Budget

Linens: AB Covers

Invitations: Charlotte Brodt, DeLovely Designs

Cake: Ana Paz

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Westin Colonnade

DJ: Vision DJs

Videographer: Epic Media Events

Party favors: Misha’s Cupcakes/Charlotte Brodt, DeLovely Designs

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