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Andrew & Jennifer's Miami wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Posted on February 8, 2013



A little over two months ago I had the pleasure of photographing Andrew and Jennifer's wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Andrew and Jennifer’s wedding was a festive, beautiful event. The beautiful arrangements by Xquisite Events really made this Miami wedding special.


As a South Florida wedding photographer, it is very gratifying to be asked to photograph a second wedding for the same family. Only 2 years ago I photographed Andrew's sister Susie's wedding. (See Susie & Micha's wedding.) With that said, I was both flattered and excited when I received the call about Jennifer and Andrew’s wedding.



While both weddings had some similarities, they were also quite different. Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton is a gorgeous country club location with magnificent grounds and a fabulous ballroom. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove is settled right smack in the center of the lovely neighborhood of Coconut Grove in Miami. It’s location is prime and the venue is just breathtaking with cool looking furniture and interesting architectural aspects as well.


Out by the fountain in the courtyard of the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove.


Photographing a wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove is uniquely special. This South Florida venue offers a wide range of interesting visual settings
and awesome photographic possibilities. In addition the hotel's beautiful decor, it also happens to be located in one of the most fun and fantastic neighborhoods in South Florida. Coconut Grove is a wonderful neighborhood because it's loaded with great restaurants and lots of shopping which makes it a great choice for a destination wedding. Guests traveling to Miami for a destination wedding can always find something to do in Coconut Grove, Florida.




Rabbi Dan doing his thing again!



Xquisite Events does it again!


If you are planning a destination wedding in South Florida and need an amazing decor company then you should check out Xquisite Events in Boca Raton. Joni Scalzo of Your Special Day by Joni worked with closely with Xquisite events to create the special ambiance Jennifer and Andrew wanted.





Beth and Command Performance rocked the evening with tune after tune. Party on!






There are many options and choices if you are looking to have either a Boca Raton Wedding or a Miami Wedding. The number of locations and venues is literally endless. While there are some country clubs in Miami area for sure, Boca Raton is known for the large number of country clubs that are part of larger housing developments and many of these are very popular for people having South Florida Weddings. Some of these country clubs require that you live in the development in order to host an event there, while others do not enforce that stipulation. Miami, on the other hand, has an incredible number of hotels to choose from. In the Coconut Grove area, there really are only a few other hotels besides the Ritz-Carlton, but when you venture out of that area to South Beach, Coral Gables, Miami Beach and downtown, there are a huge number of hotels to select from. The atmosphere in each of these neighborhoods is completely different. Andrew and Jennifer specifically were looking in the Coconut Grove area which also offers great shopping and restaurants for their out of town guests to enjoy. There are specific reasons for choosing any one of these Miami neighborhoods for a wedding. A South Florida wedding in Boca Raton is a different story. Most of the venues are not on the beach, but rather inland with just a few nearby beach areas, yet the number of country club options inland is plentiful and allows for a difficult choice when selecting a location for a South Florida wedding.



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