Miami weddings seem to always have an extra something special that hit us directly in the heart and Raquel + Dom’s wedding was no exception. Plymouth Congregational Church is one of the most beautiful churches in the country and some might not know this, but Red Fish Grill (their reception site) use to be a small little hot dog stand. This is a classic old school Miami wedding from the reception site down to where they got their wedding cake. ( High five by the way!!! ) and we were lucky enough to have the incredible Lang Thomas team share some special sentiments with us!
The bride, Raquel, is Spanish-Ecuadorian and the groom is from London. Having family ties to the city, guests came to Miami from all over the world to celebrate their union. Raquel’s vision for her wedding day was for it to be natural, tropical, relaxed and fun–highlighting the natural beauty of Miami and pulling together elements of both of our backgrounds and cultures to make it very personal. She had a beautiful Spanish gown with intricate macrame lace on the back and train, and was married at an incredible historic Spanish mission style church.
Raquel started the day getting ready at one of the famous art deco hotels on Miami Beach, The Shore Club. From there, we moved to the historic church in Coconut Grove, Plymouth Congregational, and then to the reception site at Matheson Hammock Park, which is a peninsula with nothing but rich foliage, vegetation, and the ocean.
One of our favorite details of the day was a ring that was given to Raquel from her grandmother, who picked it out the day she was born to give to her on her wedding day. We loved other details of the day such as her and Dom’s ringing of the church bells after processing out, and the coconut water (still in the coconuts) handed to guests upon arriving to the reception.
This event was made possible with the help of these incredible vendors: