Nicole and Miguel
The first day of August was perfect for this passionate couple. These film lovers are a true match for one another, from Nicole’s mermaid style wedding dress to make her look like her favorite Disney princess Ariel to Miguel’s instrumental version of their favorite tv show, Game of Thrones, for the processional. This unique wedding was one to remember! The wedding and reception was held at The Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, FL. The venue was breathtaking and all of the wedding guest were thrilled to be attending. Nicole and Miguel exchanged vows with one another before rushing off to enjoy the picturesque reception. The love and excitement between these two was incredibly evident.
Nicole, a hard worker who has had a job since she was 15 met the adventurous and very friendly Miguel at a restaurant they both worked at when they were teenagers. Miguel noticed Nicole’s naturally beautiful teeth and red hair immediately, which Nicole say’s have never been dyed or straightened. Nicole loved the fact that Miguel did things like backpacking 3,640 feet up a mountain with friends in New Mexico and volunteering at a youth group throughout high school and college. They started a dating relationship that lasted for 6 years until Miguel popped the question.
One thing you need to know about Nicole is that she loves Christmas. Before the engagement she would have told you that it was because of all the lights but after Miguel’s very memorable proposal, she has a new reason to love that special time of year. The year was 2011 and the couple was in New York City in December. Miguel planned his proposal, including the purchase of the ring, in only 3 days. While at the Rockefeller Center Miguel asked the most important question of his life under the huge, iconic Rockefeller Christmas tree. Nicole was absolutely elated and of course said “Yes!”
The Wedding Day and Ceremony at The Rusty Pelican
Nicole’s infectious ambition to always be better and Miguel’s ability to always brighten Nicole’s darkest days led everyone to The Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, FL. on a bright and beautiful summer day. The wedding theme was fit to compliment the couple’s mutual love for the beach and ocean so when a forecast for an 80% chance of rain was delivered the evening before the theme became questionable. The sun came up on the day of the ceremony and not only did it not rain but it was bright and sunny all day! This day was truly special on many levels. August 1st is the day before Miguel’s parent’s wedding anniversary and the ceremony was held in the same room in which Miguel’s sister celebrated her Quince.
There are always things that the bride and groom can look back on from their ceremony and laugh at years down the road and this was no exception. One special part of the ceremony was a moment where Nicole and Miguel would share a moment that included sand. Just moments before walking down the aisle, the sand had disappeared! Immediately one of the groomsmen ran as fast as he could out to the beach and dug up a new batch of sand while sweating profusely just minutes before the nuptials. Another thing that happened was when the ring bearer almost forgot to grab his ring pillow before walking down the aisle. The amazing part was that he was the only one that noticed and therefore saved the day by remembering.
The whole ceremony was full of things that could have ended badly but once again love prevailed and amazing memories were made in a very touching fashion. The love that Nicole and Miguel share for each other overflowed in that room, so much so that every bridesmaid and groomsmen admitted to crying at least once and I bet there were way more tear filled eyes among the guests. A day no one will forget.
The Reception at The Rusty Pelican
Nicole and Miguel know how to make memories! The two things that stick out as special about this reception was all the special dance moments and the out of the ordinary choice for the reception meal. Sound Event DJ’s brought the sounds that provided a perfect soundtrack for this celebration and the meal that was provided was actually an amazing breakfast style brunch. The reception, complete with a view of the Miami skyline was a perfect celebration of this couple and their love for one another with an amazing cake from Edda’s Cake Designs.
The honeymoon was absolutely perfect and provided many “firsts” for Nicole and Miguel. They both played blackjack for the first time at a casino and won money, they both tried duck for the first time and they both enjoyed a couple’s massage. A wonderful time of enjoying each other as husband and wife with lifetime memories.
See all the images from the wedding here.
The Creative Team
Photography: Frank Donnino http://www.mybaldphotographer.com
Photographic Team Members: Vanessa and Diego Velez – Lissette Zemola
Venue: Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, FL – http://www.therustypelican.
Floral: Budstop Florist – http://www.budstopflorist.com
Decorations: Confetti Family Event Rentals – http://www.cfeventproductions.
Reception Extras: Miami Event Photobooth – http://www.
Cake: Eddas Cake Designs – http://eddascakedesigns.com
DJ: Sound Event DJ’s – https://www.soundeventdjs.com