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Sarah & Andrew's Destination Wedding at the Harbor Beach Marriott

Posted on October 28, 2016


Sarah and Andrew met, officially, on October 27, 2007, as seniors in high school. It was at a Halloween party that this guy dressed as the Phantom of the Opera approached Sarah. Though they had seen each other in the hallways around school, the guy hadnt gathered the courage to talk to Sarah until that night. With the encouragement of his friends, Andrew introduced himself to Sarah, and well, the rest is history.


Face 2 Face Studios did Sarah's hair style and make-up.


After going to their high school prom together, then to the University of Miami and later moving to Philadelphia, Andrew made it official when he surprised Sarah by bringing her back to the UM campus, getting down on one knee and asking her to marry him! Up until May 29th, 2016, that was the happiest day of Sarahs life! Their wedding this past May was a long time coming and absolute perfection. Sarah has said that she could not be more excited to be married to her best friend and to such an incredible human being. Sarah and Andrews South Florida wedding was just the beginning of what Sarah is sure will be an endless love story.


Sarah's Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes (above). Her gown was by Morilee from J. Del Olmo Bridal Gallery (below). Bridesmaids dresses were by Donna Morgan.



Sarah and Andrew chose the Harbor Beach Marriott as their venue for the entire wedding weekend. She had her eyes on the resort for many years, as she used to go to the beach there as a kid, attended a sorority formal while in college, and watched her cousin get married at HBM ten years ago. It didnt take much to convince Andrew that it was the perfect spot for their wedding; he was certain from the second they stepped inside the hotel together! From the location to the atmosphere, you just cant beat it. It was very important to them that their guests were able to be somewhere for the weekend where they could relax and enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather and beaches, and the Harbor Beach Marriott had it all!


First look with that gorgeous view in the background!



As a South Florida wedding photographer, I shoot many weddings all around the area. The Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale is one of my favorite locations. It is selected by both locals as well as out-of-towners to host their weddings due to its ideal beachfront location and proximity to all that lively Fort Lauderdale has to offer. The hotel itself has a superb catering staff that will attend to wedding clients and guests every need. The food and ambiance are fabulous as well.


(Below) Sarah looks awesome in her gown by Morilee from J. Del Olmo Bridal Gallery





Panache Style did a magnificent job with the decor.


Just gorgeous!




Cake by We Take the Cake.


In Sarah and Andrews case, theirs was a South Florida destination wedding, as they now both live in Philadelphia. They couldnt have selected a better spot for their out of town guests to enjoy while in sunny South Florida! We enjoyed photographing their wedding very much and thank them for allowing us to be a part of their big day.

Music and lighting was by Rock with U-The Patrick Lentz Band.


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