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Miami Beach Cool: Can I get a Mojito?

Jodi + Andy  |  Married

Written and Photographed By Roy

Raleigh Hotel Miami Beach Wedding

I’ve often observed that the personality of our couples is reflected in their friends as well as their choice of venue. So my experience photographing a young, cool, laid back couple with equally cool friends at the amazing Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach was great fun! I love feeling the vibe at a wedding; it’s the ultimate in people watching and capturing all of that great energy as well makes the experience unforgettable!

Jodi and Andy’s choice to be married at the iconic Raleigh Hotel was perfect. If you haven’t been there, you really should check out this hotel which is referred to is as, “One of the Grande Dames of the art deco era” by Conde Nast Traveler. Its an oasis of chic that exudes cool sophistication.

This image reminds me of a scene in the the “Sex in the City” genre. Gorgeous sexy women have an incredible time!

After an amazing first look, we took off for the lobby and while waiting for the elevator I looked back upon an amazing scene: a lovely bride and groom sharing an embrace. Their ceremony is just hours away – I can only imagine what must be going through their minds.

During the hora Andy did the incredible–kissing his wife Jodi while their being lifted joyously. Realize that in this moment the chairs are going up and down like crazy. I did the nearly impossible capturing the kiss!

Who’s the man!–Andy just got married and he’s on Cloud 9 happy! Once the crowd got into the penthouse it was party central and that feel of a Bacardi Mojito commercial. It was a “hot”  Miami Beach party!

A few details: Venue: Raleigh Hotel; Wedding Planner: Victoria Hoffman/Concierge Specialties By Victoria; Officiant: Rabbi Terry Bookman; Decor: Blue Ribbon Design

Enjoy their amazing wedding slide show by clicking the play button below.

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