To this day, Rochelle is the only bride to walk down the aisle with a high ponytail and feather. She looked phenomenal in a simple white satin dress and a plunging neckline. But Rochelle knew how to pull it off. She entered Saint Patrick Church in South Beach wearing a feathered cape while all the guests marveled.

Saint Patrick Church is an excellent venue for photography and video. Usually, churches tend to have dimmed lighting, not Saint Patrick -let there be light!

The lighting at a venue, primarily a ceremony venue, is an element that unfortunately tends to get overlooked. Having an excellent continuous light source (natural or artificial) prevents the photographer from using flash hence keeping a natural, intimate and flowy look during the ceremony. An on-camera or off-camera flash can be distracting for the bride and groom and the guests, so it’s best to avoid it.

The reception theme was rustic modern; wood, lush red florals, candlelit tables, and bold tropical centerpieces. The event planner, Gigi from Events by Gigi, outdid herself. Gigi and I collaborated in the past, together with Lukas G, the photographer. It felt like the “dream team” was back at it.

Thank you to Rochelle and Mike! I had a blast.

Getting-ready Venue: The Biltmore Hotel
Ceremony Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic Church
Wedding Planner: Events by Gigi
Videographer: Creative Fox Films
Photographer: Lukas G Photography
Catering: Bill Hansen Catering
Florals: Florana Floral Designs
Cake: Edda’s Cakes