The Couple: Shireen and Andrew
The Wedding: 5.4.13 – La Gorce Country Club, Miami, Florida
The Photographer: Elaine Palladino Photography
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Shireen and Andrew: Romantic, elegant and enchanting.
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Shireen and Andrew: We wanted our wedding day to be timelessly elegant and magical. Choosing a venue that fit our vision of traditional elegance with a splash of modern accents was the key to making that vision come true – our fantastic florist, Vivian made the venue whisper romance and enchant our guests as they entered.
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Shireen and Andrew: The best decisions were choosing all the vendors that we chose! Everyone from our wedding planner and florist to our photographers and makeup artists were absolutely fantastic – everything went off without a hitch. On our wedding day it was nice to just be able to soak in all the special moments that made up our day without having to worry about a vendor arriving on time or delivering what we were expecting. We were so fortunate to have surrounded ourselves with such incredible professionals that cared about our wedding day just as much as we did!
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Elaine Palladino Photography and their imagery?
Shireen and Andrew: Elaine came highly recommended by a close friend of mine. The second Andrew and I met Elaine and her husband Mike, we knew they were the perfect pair to capture our Wedding Day. One piece of advice I received was to choose photographers we liked and felt comfortable with because wed be spending all day with them. Well, we picked photographers we absolutely loved! As evidenced in all of their work – they have a brilliant eye for capturing natural moments in their entirety, from beautiful settings right down to the emotions on our faces.
Shireen and Andrew, your wedding was an absolute dream! Thank you for sharing your elegant wedding and romantic day-after photo session with us. View more gorgeous wedding photos at Elaine Palladino Photography’s website and blog.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Elaine Palladino Photography
Event Planner: Events by Shanti
Ceremony & Reception Venue: La Gorce Country Club
Videographer/Film Maker: Michael Burgos Films
Officiant: Frank Nunez
Invitation Designer: Bella Figura
Catering: La Gorce Country Club
Florist: Vivians Petals
Cake: Cake Designs by Edda
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhullier Emotion, Purchased at Chic Parisien
Bridal Accessories: Sash – Badgley Mischka, Head piece – Debra Moreland Paris, purchased at Chic Parisien, Shoes – Valentino
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Dresses – Amsale
Hair: Jose Luis Alonso of Green Salon
Make-Up: Aimee Ortega of Chic Makeup by Aimee
DJ: DJ Sandman
Live Music: Ceremony – String quintet – AA Musicians, Reception First Dance – Maid of Honor/Recording Artist Bridget Kelly
Rings: Buchwalds Jewelers
Table numbers & Place Cards: Shine Wedding Invitations