THE BEST DAY EVER - 10.10.2015

It is incredibly surreal for me to be sharing these photos with you. When I stared my blog, it was built on the premise of me being a single girl lost in New York. To have essentially gone through the full journey with you, and to be able to share it with you in this way, is just incredibly meaningful. October 10, 2015 was the best day of my life. I want to thank my father for making my dream wedding into a reality. To do this without my mother was incredibly bittersweet and at times so hard that we would just stop what we were doing, sit together and cry. But I know we made her proud, and I know she'd have loved every minute. I can only hope our guests remember this day, this weekend, and this moment in time half as fondly as I do. I'm so grateful to everyone who was a part of it. 

I thought about writing captions to go along with the images you see below, but honestly, it's not needed. These photos tell the story all on their own. Instead I have included all of our vendor and song information at the bottom of this post.

I hope you enjoy these photos, and I thank you for reading and allowing me to share this piece of my life with all of you. 

Ben, you are my everything and I'm so honored to be your wife.

{right together, left together... if you got that reference, i love you for life}

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Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Florida

Photographer: Jessica Lorren

Florals/Chuppah: Bayfront Floral & Event Design

Planner: Lori Kelly Weddings

Hair & Makeup: GLAMSQUAD

Music: Mike Sipe Entertainment

Officiant: Cantor Rachelle Nelson of Temple Beth Am in Miami, Florida

Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Bridal Shoes: Brian Atwood

My Wedding Band: Cartier

Groom's Tuxedo: Theory

Groom's/Groomsmen Shoes: Converse

Father of the Bride's Tuxedo & Shoes: Prada

Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier via Bella Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids Gift: SHY by SE "love" bracelet

Bride & Groom Champagne Glasses: Kate Spade

Invitations: Spark Letterpress

Escort Cards: Meri Meri

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CEREMONY MUSIC:

Bridal party procession:

Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel

Bride's procession: 

Human Nature by Michael Jackson (instrumental, inspired by 2CELLOS)

Recession:

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) by Stevie Wonder

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RECEPTION MUSIC:

Reception entrance songs (guests):

Party Time by Gloria Estefan and Only In Miami by Bette Midler

Reception entrance song (bride & groom):

Oh What A Night by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Bride and groom first dance:

I Only Have Eyes for You by The Flamingos

(snippets of our first dance are here and here)

Father/Daughter dance:

Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

Mother/Groom dance:

In My Life by The Beatles

Bride's song for the Groom:

Remember The Time by Michael Jackson

Groom's song for the Bride:

Good Life by Kanye West

Closing song:

Last Dance by Donna Sommers