It is not uncommon for couples to choose a wedding direction that ended up being the opposite of what they initially envisioned. Melissa and Alex’s Biltmore Hotel Miami wedding was no different. Everything from the venue, decor, down to the style of the wedding dress, was completely different from what they had wanted going in but, as you will see, it turned out perfectly!

Melissa and Alex were married at a STUNNING venue in Coral Gables, Florida. Traditional with an old-world, Spanish charm, the Biltmore Hotel Miami was the perfect location to host their ceremony and reception. But Melissa did know one thing – she wanted to implement elements of her own personal Bohemian style instead of going the more traditional wedding route. This inspired her to choose Anthology Co. for her flowers, creating a more artistic and Bohemian look to the day.

For getting ready photos Melissa’s bridesmaids were dressed in black silk pajamas with their names embroidered above the front left pocket. For the actual wedding the bridesmaids were dressed in mismatched dresses but all in shades of gold and ivory. Melissa’s Inbal Dror wedding gown was a dream and coordinated perfectly with her gold glitter Jimmy Choo wedding shoes worn during the ceremony and her custom sneakers with “Mrs. Gannet” sewed into the side worn during the reception.

Something that the Melissa and Alex both agreed on for their wedding was that they wanted the dance floor to be packed all night long. They chose the band, Higher Ground, who delivered just what the couple had ordered – a high-energy, party-into-the-night, packed dance floor that lasted until one o’clock in the morning!

Their favorite moment of the day was their first look when all of the planning, stress, and anxiety of wedding planning faded into the background and nothing else mattered but each other. “[It was] most important to us that our wedding focused on the love that the two of us share for one another,” Melissa expressed. When you take a look at these photos, you can actually see and experience the love that these two have for each other. This Biltmore Hotel Miami wedding was beautiful and we are so excited about the journey that lies ahead of these two!

Vendor Collaboration

Paper Props: Darcy Joelle // Cinema and Video: Ricky Marcic at Marcic Motions // Other: CigarStud Events // Culinary: Shake Shack // Photo Booth Equipment: Photog Booth // Band: Higher Ground by Tropics Entertainment // Officiant: Rabbi Tom Heyn // Lighting: Illumene // Floral Designer: Anthology Co. // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Indochino // Makeup Artist: Bellelite // Dress Designer: Inbal Dror // Dress Store: CHIC PARISIEN // Event Planner: Kelly Doss Events // Reception Venue: Biltmore Hotel // Photographer: Nikk Nguyen Photo // Submitted via Two Bright Lights