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The Couple

Ralisa was born in Romania and raised there until she was nine years old. She moved to the United States and learned three languages. She is compassionate and has an adventurous spirit. Nick was born in New York and comes from a large family. He loves unconditionally and is very career orientated. Ralisa and Nick met in high school and like any good love story, became great friends. Ralisa loved Nick’s warm, caring spirit. Nick was attracted to Ralisa’s determination and love for life. Together Ralisa and Nick love to travel and collect shot glasses from each place they go.  

The Engagement

Ralisa and Nick dated for almost ten years before Nick proposed. Christmas morning of 2011 Nick gave Ralisa a build-a-bear penguin dressed in a Santa Suit. The penguin held a message from Nick asking Ralisa to marry him. Ralisa was surprised as the proposal was unexpected. They were engaged for four years before tying the knot this June.

The Wedding Day & Ceremony 

The ceremony was supposed to be outdoors. But prior to the ceremony a turbulent storm came through and knocked down trees and the electricity in the venue went out. Ralisa and Nick maintained their composure and the ceremony was moved indoors. The venue was perfect. As Ralisa walked down the aisle with her uncle by her side, Nick held back tears. The couple exchanged vows in front of a large crowd of friends and family. Many onlookers described the couple’s love as “something a blind man could see”.    

The Reception at The Addison in Boca Raton, Florida

The Bride and Groom chose to sing their first dance to one another in a one of a kind duet.  The room at The Addison was magnificent. The food was delicious and guest kept coming back for more. The open bar kept the guest happy and on the dance floor. Ralisa and Nick danced together and with their families throughout the night. Ralisa’s family even incorporated Romanian traditions into the reception keeping the party going late into the night.

The Honeymoon

The couple took a few days and enjoyed relaxing in a local hotel. They hope to plan a trip to Europe later on. Currently they are focused on their career paths and enjoying life as a newly married couple. They hope to buy the perfect home together soon, as husband and wife.

 

The Addison Blue Bouquet PhotoThe Addison Bride Reading Letter from Groom PhotoThe Addison Bride and Groom Staring at each other PhotoThe Addison Bride and Groom near the water PhotoThe Addison Bride embracing Groom from behind black and white PhotoThe Addison Bride and Groom PhotoThe Addison Groom Smiling PhotoThe Addison Wedding Cake PhotoThe Addison Bride and Groom Kissing PhotoThe Addison Bride and Groom kissing under sparklers PhotoThe Addison Wedding Rings Photo

 

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members:  Michael Wright – Kristen Browning – Kim Zuccaro

Venue: The Addison

Cake: www.earthandsugar.com/

DJ: http://eddieb.com/

Event Planner:http://www.eventblissdesign.com/#!gallery/kf8lb

 

The Couple

Karen was born in Miami and raised in Ecuador. She loves her family and her friends would say she is a good listener and easy going. She enjoys traveling and organizing. Jeff was born in Oklahoma and loves a good cookout with friends. He enjoys singing and has even filmed an instructional line dance video.

Karen and Jeff met while working together at the Biltmore Hotel. They were close friends for six years, before Karen asked Jeff out on their first date. Both Karen and Jeff realized soon after their first date that the friendship they had shared for so long had turned into great chemistry.

The Engagement

Jeff wanted to ask Karen’s parents for her hand in marriage, but there was one problem, he did not speak Spanish. He carefully wrote a letter to her parents and had it translated. Once he had her parent’s permission, Jeff took Karen out on the boardwalk. He serenaded her with “Love Me Tender” by Elvis, but changed the last line to ask her to marry him. Karen thought it was a sweet joke, but realized he was serious when Jeff got down on one knee. She said “Yes!” and the wedding planning went into full swing.

 

The Ceremony

The ceremony took place on a bright, clear day at the Coral Gables Country Club. Their was a lovely white archway covered in pink flowers and hydrangeas. A white aisle runner was covered in rose petals, while the guests enjoyed theater style seating. The Bride had a “Man of Honor” and  “Flower Dude” to share in the ceremony. The Bride looked flawless in her gown as she made her way to her Groom. Once the vows were exchanged guests were invited to a fun filled reception.

 

The Reception at The Coral Gables Country Club

The Reception took place inside at The Coral Gables Country Club.  DJ Vision had the guests dancing and the Bride and Groomed performed a carefully choreographed Waltz and Rumba. The food was enjoyed by all the guests and the cake by Edda’s Cakes looked amazing. Everyone was happy and thrilled that Karen and Jeff had committed their lives to one another.

 

The Honeymoon

Karen and Jeff won a Honeymoon to the Riviera Maya in Mexico! They look forward to traveling together and spending time as a newly married couple. Prior to their Mexican Honeymoon, they plan to spend time touring Miami with their family and taking some time off work. Marriage is sure to be a sweet adventure for this loving couple.

The Coral Gables Country Club Bride and Groom Black and White PhotoThe Coral Gables Country Club Bride and Groom Holding Hands PhotoThe Coral Gables Country Club Wedding Rings PhotoThe Coral Gables Country Club Black and White Bride and Groom Waling through the woods PhotoThe Coral Gables Country Club Brides Bouquet PhotoThe Coral Gables Country Club Wedding Cake PhotoThe Coral Gables Country Club Flower lined Aisles and canopy at wedding ceremony photoThe Coral Gables Country Club Groom PhotoThe Coral Gables Country Club Bride PhotoThe Coral Gables Country Club Bride

 

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members:  Jillian Tree , Gwen Fisher and Adam Lalani

Florist: www.terraflowersmiami.com 

Cake: www.eddascakes.com

DJ: DJ Vision: Alicia Cuba/Anthony 305-260-4480 | 954-434-9697

Venue: http://coralgablescountryclub.com

Wedding Coordinator: Annesia Pyfrom 305.283.7084 apyfrom@bellsouth.net

  • Wendy McAfee - Absolutely stunning photography.

    I am a wedding officiant in South Florida and may be in need of a photographer in the future. Your photos are beautiful.ReplyCancel

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The Couple

Kristin was born in Florida and loves animals. She enjoys spending time with her family and helps others as a social worker. Kristin says that after meeting Ryan on their blind date she knew they would be married. Kristin is now a firm believer in love at first sight.

Ryan was born in Iowa, but grew up in Florida. He is the biggest Florida State football fan. Ryan also loves spending time with his family and will do anything for those he loves. Ryan says that he was immediately attracted to Kristin’s down to earth personality and great smile.

Kristin and Ryan are proof that blind dates can lead to finding the love of your life. This couple met when two sets of friends decided they would be the perfect match for one another. Ryan and Kristin discovered their friends were right, they were a match made in Heaven. Kristin and Ryan have built a solid relationship over the past six years and finally decided it was time to make their love official. The oceanside ceremony was stunning and set the tone for the beautiful reception to follow.

The Engagement

Ryan proposed to Kristin at their home on the couple’s fifth dating anniversary. The scene was set with romantic music, candles and pictures of Kristin and Ryan throughout their relationship. After Ryan proposed he took Kristin to the spot where they had their very first blind date to reexperience that first romanitc evening.

The Wedding Day & Ceremony

 The wedding day began with a strong chance of storms but they day turned out beautiful. The Bride’s Grandfather officiated the ceremony while Kristin and Ryan wrote their own vows. The ceremony took place on a large patio overlooking the ocean. The scene was the perfect place for the couple to commit their lives to one another in front of a crowd of family and friends.

The Reception at Delray Sands Resort

The reception at at Delray Sands Resort was filled with music,good friends and good food. Kristin and Ryan know how to celebrate a special occasion! They took a unique view of their reception by attaching a GoPro camera to a bottle of Fireball that was passed around as everyone danced. The cake provided by Two Fat Cookies was better than the couple could have imagined. The DJ  kept the party going throughout the reception and everyone seemed to have a great time.  Kristin and Ryan left the reception excited to leave for their honeymoon.

The Honeymoon

Kristin and Ryan took a seven day cruise throughout the Caribbean. They are looking forward to married life and hope to start a family together soon.

 

Delray Sands Resort Wedding Rings PhotoDelray Sands Resort Groom PhotoDelray Sands Resort Bride Black and White PhotoDelray Sands Resort Bride Sillhouette PhotoDelray Sands Resort Groom on Boardwalk wearing Sunglasses PhotoDelray Sands Resort Beautiful Bride on Boardwalk PhotoDelray Sands Resort Wedding Cake PhotoDelray Sands Resort Wedding Rings in Champagne Glasses PhotoDelray Sands Resort Wedding Ceremony Setting on the Beach PhotoDelray Sands Resort Bride and Groom Walk on the Beach Photo

 

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members: Adam Lalani and Maibel Ziello

Cake:  http://twofatcookies.com/

DJ: www.nubreeddjs.com

Florist: www.tropicaleleganceinc.com

Makeup: www.chateauskinbeauty.com

The Couple

Cristina was born in Colombia and moved to the United States fourteen years ago. She is an energetic person who loves her family, dancing, and her English Bulldog. Roderick was born in Nicaragua but grew up in Miami, Florida. Roderick is an avid football fan and loves all of the local teams. He and Cristina met while at a mutual friend’s birthday party. The connection was instant for both of them. Roderick was attracted to Cristina’s genuine and caring personality. Cristina loved Roderick’s sense of humor and she felt like she had known him her whole life. Roderick and Cristina both enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors and value their families.

The Engagement

Roderick and Cristina took a romantic vacation to Costa Rica. On a particular rainy day in the rain forest they decided to zip line through the canopy. Due to the intense rain they had to stop half way down and decided to have lunch near a stunning volcano. Cristina noticed that Roderick got quiet and seemed a little nervous. She found out the reason for his sudden change of behavior as he got down on one knee and asked Cristina to be his bride. Cristina was so surprised and said “Yes!”. Cristina and Roderick  kept their engagement a secret until they arrived home and shared the news with their families in person.  

 

The Wedding Day & Ceremony at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The ceremony was held at beautiful St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The decor was all made by the couple themselves. The day of the ceremony Roderick delivered several small notes to Cristina throughout the day. Roderick started to get a little nervous as the ceremony did not begin on time because the bridal party was running very late. Once the Bride arrived the ceremony could begin. Cristina looked stunning in her wedding gown and wore her late grandmother’s jewelry which added a special element to the day. The couple exchanged vows and were pronounced Husband and Wife in front of their friends and family.

 

The Reception at Thalatta Estate

The Bride and Groom chose to create all of the reception decor themselves. The room at Thalatta Estate was magnificent. Each element of the reception was carefully planned. A violinist played modern music while guest enjoyed a variety of food and drinks. Guests also enjoyed a photo booth that added a fun whimsical feel to the event.  The guest appeared to have a great time and Cristina and Roderick enjoyed dancing and mingling with their friends and family. The evening was perfect and went just the way they couple had hoped.

 

The Honeymoon

The couple had planned to leave the next morning for Mexico but realized that Roderick’s passport had recently expired. Fortunately, Roderick was able to get his passport updated quickly and they enjoyed a week of vacation and relaxation in the beautiful Riviera Maya. They are looking forward to spending their lives together traveling and enjoy each other’s company.

 

Thalatta Estate Bride with Blown Veil PhotoThalatta Estate Bridesmaids PhotoThalatta Estate Groomsmen PhotoThalatta Estate Wedding Table Setting PhotoThalatta Estate Wedding Cake PhotoThalatta Estate Little Kids Wedding PhotoThalatta Estate Wedding Rings PhotoThalatta Estate Bride and Groom Sillhouette PhotoThalatta Estate Bride and Groom Night PhotoThalatta Estate Bride and Groom by Lake Photo

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members:  Lenisse Komatsu, Adam Lalani and Terri Roberts

Catering: Ralph Catering – Ralphscateringcorp.com

DJ: Levine Events: Levine-events.com

Photobooth: Thephotoboothbros.com

Flowers /decoration/wedding planner: Veronica Molina

Limo Service: Milleniumlimo.com

Golf Cart: Cutler Bay Carts – Cutlerbaycarts.com

  • Roderick - Wow, what a great blog Frank! You forgot to mention the stunning, beautiful pictures by Frank Donnino and his awesome team! Thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

The Couple

Lindsay and Michael are a fun, energetic couple with a passion for food and travel. Lindsay loves to try new things and visit new places. Michael is a Crossfit fanatic and loves to be out on the ocean. When Lindsay first met Michael she was drawn to his great smile and caring spirit. Michael was attracted to Lindsay’s outgoing and fun personality. The  couple were dating six years before Michael finally popped the question!

 

The Engagement

Lindsay and Michael enjoyed six years dating before they decided to move forward in their relationship. Michael asked Lindsay to join him on a romantic stroll down a Fort Lauderdale Beach, where he proposed. Lindsay was thrilled that the moment had finally come and she said yes to spending her life with Michael by her side.

 

The Ceremony & Reception at Trump International Beach Resort

The wedding day at Trump International Beach Resort was windy and cool. The couple managed to make it through the ceremony before the rain began. The ceremony was short and sweet on the beach. Guests surrounded Lindsay and Michael as they vowed to spend the rest of their lives together. The reception was a true party! The DJ was accompanied by live saxophone and violin players. The event was perfectly planned and  was enjoyed by the room full of guests. The cocktails flowed freely as everyone danced throughout the night.

 

The Honeymoon

The couple planned a “mini-moon” to Jamaica immediately following the wedding. They are taking an officially honeymoon this fall to the French Riviera. They are looking forward to starting their newlywed lives together and are talking about starting a family soon.

 

Trump International Beach Resort Centerpiece PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Sunset Kiss PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Walk on the Beach PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Sunset Embrace PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Wedding Cake PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Bride and Groom on Beach PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Black and White Bride and Groom PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Wedding Vows PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Groom PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Bride and Groom on Beach PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Bride with Bouquet PhotoTrump International Beach Resort Black and White Bride and Wedding Dress Photo

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members: Lenisse Komatsu   Adam Lalani

 

Miami DJ’s: http://www.miamidjs.com/
Memories For You, Weddings & Events: www.memoriesforyouevents.com
Signature Inspirations Florists and Events Planners: www.SignatureInspirations.com

  • Zoie Burgess - We absolutely enjoyed assisting the bride and groom the day of their wedding; they were such a lovely couple. To top it off to have great photographers like Frank and his team, capture these memorable moments, made it all the more special!

    Best In Business to this Bald Photographer
    & Much Love to this Beautiful Couple

    Zoie Burgess, Owner
    Memories for You Weddings & EventsReplyCancel