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Ilene & Moises’s Miami Wedding at the Westin Colonnade

Posted on January 16, 2013



I recently had a wonderful time photographing Ilene and Moises’s traditional Jewish wedding at the Westin Colonnade in Miami. This couple has been terrific to work with – we had great fun from their engagement shoot all the way through their wedding day! Working with them to coordinate their wedding to perfection was Joni Scalzo of Your Special Day by Joni.



Ilene and Moises’s reception was in the highly distinctive Rotunda room of the Westin Colonnade. There is literally no other room like this anywhere in South Florida. If you are having a South Florida wedding and are looking for someplace different – not just your average ballroom, the Westin Colonnade in the Coral Gables section of Miami offers this very special round room that is really quite spectacular. It was rendered even more spectacular featuring lovely décor by Daniel Events, who provided all the floral designing for this wedding. Furthermore, Leyani Linens and Draping added an additional special effect to the already magnificent Rotunda room.


The party was fabulous, with Junior’s Band playing the night away. Guests were on their feet, dancing to their heart’s content! Ilene looked radiant in a Vera Wang dress, her make-up created by Fernando Fandino and her hair by Carolina. Both Ilene and Moises were enthusiastic subjects and we were able to roam through the hotel and get many great shots.



The Westin Colonnade is a great place for a Miami wedding. Located in the heart of the Coral Gables section of Miami, the hotel offers many amenities and it has been described as “neoclassical” in design and the Rotunda room “historic.” It is definitely one of the more unique hotels in the area. The only other two major hotels in Coral Gables are The Biltmore and the Hyatt Regency – both of which are completely different than the Westin Colonnade. The actual neighborhood of Coral Gables offers so much – great shopping and restaurants abound and it’s just a really pretty area of the city.



As a South Florida wedding photographer, I do enjoy working in many different venues and the Westin Colonnade is always a pleasure to work at. The interesting architecture appeals to my creative side and my imagination runs wild with cool ideas for shots. There is a plethora of venues all over the Miami area, so it’s nice to work in as many different ones as I can.





A huge thank you to Ilene and Moises for the opportunity to photograph their wedding and also a thank you to Joni for organizing things so brilliantly!! Always a pleasure!


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