The Bride, the Groom and the Pastor…

Maria + Ernesto

Mandarin Oriental Miami Wedding

Every wedding I photograph has many wonderful details that truly make each event a unique experience for me. For example,  I just photographed one in which the bride wore her mother’s wedding dress.

Maria and Ernesto’s wedding had many wonderful moments that created a memorable experience for all. Imagine the joy that Maria’s dad must have felt. He is a Pastor who not only walked his baby girl down the aisle, but then united them in marriage in a beautiful beach wedding under the heavens. To unite two lives and participate in one of the happiest days of a couple’s lives must be an amazing experience.

I believe that when  planning a wedding,  you want to create an incredible experience for family and friends. Maria and Ernesto’s wedding reception was in a word… fantastico! First of all, the Mandarin Oriental Miami was visually stunning. Then visualize walking into the lovely ballroom to an incredible array of floral design by Karla Conceptual Event Experiences and your sense of excitement heightens.

Now imagine the vibe of one of Miami’s best musical experiences, Junior’s Band, and your senses  suddenly shift into overload. And if that wasn’t enough there was La Hora Loca, a Venezuelan custom, when during the last hour  the party gets crazy! Great masks were passed out and stilt walkers were dancing among the guests.

As Maria is from Venezuela and Ernesto is from Colombia,  they brought their heritage together in music. They decided  to have a two hour La Hora Loca. The first hour had the Venezuelan Tambores perform. The Venezuelan Tambores is a musical style that relies heavily on drums. The second hour was filled with the sounds of a Colombian Vallenato.  Vallenato is a popular folk music from Colombia. It was an amazing performance by very talented musicians!

I bet you’re dying to see the slide show that I created! Click the play button and enjoy!

A few details: Location: Mandarin Oriental Miami; Wedding Dress: Vera Wang; Tuxedo: Dolce  & Gabbana; Floral Design: Karla Conceptual Event Experiences; Music: Junior’s Productions

A special “Thank You” to Victoria Chase of the Mandarin Oriental Miami. Your professionalism and wonderful personality always makes working by your side a great experience!

Here’s to life, romance and many more of La Hora Loca!

Roy- Contact Me

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  • Luis E Torres

    Beautiful work Roy.
    Stunning images!

  • Jose Betancourt Jr.

    Dear Roy, As always it is a joy to work with you. Your art, professionalism, and great personality have contributed in making every one of my performances and musical productions a special event. I really wish I could work day in and day out with you, Luis from Utopia Video Productions, and Victoria Chase-leading The Mandarin Hospitality Orchestra : ) God is good!!!

  • Roy

    Jose, You guys really created an incredible energy that had me dancing into the night all the while taking photos…we had a great time!

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