Vizcaya Museum Italian-Inspired Wedding in Miami

Amanda and Mike both love Italy; and since Vizcaya was conceived as a modern and subtropical interpretation of an eighteenth-century Italian villa, Italy was the perfect inspiration for their wedding design, menu, and vibe. Vizcaya is so beautiful on its own, so they strove for a timeless and minimal aesthetic. The color scheme was very neutral with lush flowers, plenty of greenery, and touches of copper.

Although the overall aesthetic was Italian, they also layered in many Brazil-inspired details in honor of the bride’s heritage, including the Brazilian Samba dancers/drummers that really got the party going. Amanda and Mike were also one of only five weddings per year to be allowed a fireworks show at Vizcaya. It was a spectacular way to end the evening.

Scroll to the bottom of the post for a list of their all-star vendors that made the day come together.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami
Bella Figura Invitation Suite
Blue Pajamas for bridesmaid gifts with white piping
Bride getting ready at Four Seasons in Miami
Monique Lhuillier Wedding Shoes embellished with pearls
Bride getting ready at Four Seasons Miami
Beautiful engagement ring for Vizcaya wedding
Bridesmaids seeing Bride in dress for the first time
First look with father of the bride at Vizcaya
First look with bride and groom in the Secret Garden at Vizcaya in Miami
First Look at Vizcaya Museum in Miami
Wedding day photos at Vizcaya Museum in Miami
The Secret Garden in Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami
Bride in Oscar de la Renta wedding dress at Vizcaya
Wedding photos at Vizcaya in Miami
Bride in Oscar de la Renta wedding dress at Vizcaya
Vizcaya Museum Wedding Photos
Bridesmaids in blush at Vizcaya
Bride and groom photos at Vizcaya
Wedding Party photos at Vizcaya in Miami
Elegant wedding party photos at Vizcaya Museum in Miami
Groom and groomsmen in Enzo Custom tuxedos at Vizcaya
Miami Destination Wedding at Vizcaya
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Wedding Photos
Vizcaya Museum Destination Wedding in Miami
Miami Destination Wedding Photos
Bride in Oscar de la Renta at Vizcaya Wedding
Vizcaya Wedding Ceremony Design
Vizcaya Wedding Ceremony Inspiration
Bride walking into Vizcaya wedding ceremony with her dad
Vizcaya Museum Wedding Ceremony
Say I do at Miami’s Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Get married at historic Vizcaya in Miami
Vizcaya Museum Wedding Ceremony
Vizcaya Wedding Reception in Miami
Italian inspired wedding reception at Vizcaya in Miami
Copper details at Vizcaya wedding
Italian-inspired table design with copper details at Vizcaya in Miami
Wedding design ideas at Vizcaya Museum wedding
Wedding Reception at Vizcaya Museum in Miami
Wedding design with lace and copper details at Vizcaya
First dance at Vizcaya Museum wedding
Brazilian Samba Dancers at Vizcaya Wedding
Fireworks at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Wedding
Fireworks Show at Vizcaya Wedding Reception


Photography: Kat Braman

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Getting Ready Venue: Four Seasons Miami

Planning: Jessica's Events

Floral Design: Anthology Co

Bride's Dress: Oscar De La Renta

Bride's Shoes: Monique Lhuillier

Hair and Makeup: Marz Makeup And Hair

Groom's Suit: Enzo Custom

Paper Goods: Bella Figura

Catering and Production: Bill Hansen Luxury Catering and Event Production

Cinematography: Kindred

Cake: Cloud 9 Bakery

Band: Project Soul

Lighting and Chandelier: Evoga Events

Rentals: Nuage Designs Unearthed Rentals Events on the Loose Elements and Accents Different Look Rentals

Entertainment: L R Entertainment

Fireworks: Light F/X ProsWEBSITE

Coffee Bar: Aroma Espresso

Samba Dancers: Bateria Unidos de Miami

Photobooth: Capture POD Photo Booths

Walla Walla Wedding at Eritage Resort

Claire and Marc hosted the very first wedding at the brand new Eritage Resort in Walla Walla, WA. Their day was perfectly designed and executed (including all of the florals), by my dear friend, Kasey D weddings. It was my first time in Walla Walla and I fell in love immediately. It is such a beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest and I can’t wait until my next opportunity to visit.

Eritage Resort in Walla Walla, WA- photo by Kat Braman
Eritage Resort and Vineyard in Walla Walla- photo by Kat Braman
Copper and Navy Wedding Invitation by Jen Simpson Design- photo by Kat Braman
Bride getting ready for wedding day at Eritage Resort- photo by Kat Braman
Bride getting dressed for her wedding day in Monique Lhuillier gown - photo by Kat Braman
Bride in Monique Lhuillier wedding dress at Eritage Resort- photo by Kat Braman
Groom getting ready for his wedding day in Walla Walla, WA- photo by Kat Braman
Groom’s custom velvet tux by Michael Allen’s Clothier in Portland, OR- photo by Kat Braman
First look at Eritage Resort wedding in Walla Walla- photo by Kat Braman
Walla Walla wedding designed by Kasey D at Eritage Resort- photo by Kat Braman
Bride pinning boutonniere on groom at Vineyard wedding in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and Groom portraits at Eritage Resort in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Bride in Monique Lhuillier wedding gown at vineyard wedding in Washington - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and groom portraits at Eritage Resort in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Groom in Michael Allen’s Clothier tux at vineyard wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and groom portraits at vineyard wedding in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Intimate moment with bride and groom at Eritage Resort - photo by Kat Braman
Beautiful bride in Monique Lhuillier gown and Kasey D garden bouquet - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and groom photos at Eritage Resort in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Bridesmaids in Jenny Yoon dresses at Walla Walla wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding invitation flat lay by Kasey D Weddings and Kat Braman
Floral Ceremony Arch at Eritage Resort in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Guests arrive at wedding ceremony in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Outdoor wedding ceremony at vineyard in Walla Walla, WA - photo by Kat Braman
Bride walking down the aisle at Eritage Resort wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding ceremony at vineyard in Washington State wine country - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and groom recite wedding vows at Eritage Resort - photo by Kat Braman
First kiss at vineyard wedding in Walla Walla, WA -- photo by Kat Braman
Cocktail Hour at Eritage Resort in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Appetizer prep for Cocktail Hour at Eritage Resort wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Lush centerpieces with garden roses at Eritage Resort wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Cocktail hour at Eritage Resort wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Vineyard wedding head table inspiration - photo by Kat Braman
Garden rose wedding centerpiece inspiration - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort in Walla Walla - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Walla Walla vineayrd wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Walla Walla wine country wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort -- photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort -- photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort -- photo by Kat Braman
First dance at Eritage Resort wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort -- photo by Kat Braman
Wedding cake at Walla Walla vineyard wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort -- photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort -- photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort -- photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception at Eritage Resort -- photo by Kat Braman

Photographer: Kat Braman

Venue and Catering: Eritage Resort

Planning, Design, and Florals: Kasey D Weddings

Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Kryssa

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Bride’s Veil: Annie Ekstrom Bridal

Groom’s Tux: Michael Allen’s Clothier

Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo

Invitations: Jen Simpson Design

Wedding Cake: Sarah German

Rentals: John Loves June

Band: Blue Wave Band

Transportation: Dream Ride Charters

Video: Articulate Films

Elegant Palm Beach Wedding at the Mar-a-Lago Club

Jourdan and John had the most beautiful wedding full of love, fun, and gorgeous florals. I have loved these two since I first met them when one of Jourdan’s best friends got married at Jourdan’s parents house. I was so excited when Jourdan and her mom, Stacey, reached out to me when Jourdan and John started planning their wedding.

Pantone Color of the Year 2019, Living Coral, beautiful displayed in it’s natural element at the Mar a Lago Club in Palm Beach. Photo by Kat Braman
“After this we’re getting pizza” shirts make the perfect bridesmaid gift as a fun alternative to robes. Photo by Kat Braman
The bridesmaids help the bride put on her veil after she is dressed in her gorgeous Carolina Herrera wedding dress. Photo by Kat Braman
The First Look at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Kat Braman.
Bride and Groom portraits at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Photo by Kat Braman
Bride in beautiful Carolina Herrera wedding dress at Palm Beach wedding. Photo by Kat Braman
Bride wearing Carolina Herrera at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Kat Braman
Bride and Groom at elegant Palm Beach wedding. Photo by Kat Braman
Groomsmen in classic black suits at Palm Beach wedding. Photo by Kat Braman
Wedding Party photos at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Kat Braman
Beautiful floral installation to welcome guests to the wedding ceremony at Mar-a-Lago Club. Florals: Flowers by Brian. Photo by Kat Braman
Stunning Chuppah design to evoke springtime in Central Park at this elegant Palm Beach wedding. Florals: Flowers by Brian. Photo by Kat Braman
First kiss at Mar-a-Lago Club wedding in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Kat Braman
The incredible Mar-a-Lago Club ballroom set for an elegant wedding reception. Photo by Kat Braman
First dance at Palm Beach wedding. Photo by Kat Braman
Bride and groom first dance at Mar-a-Lago Club. Photo by Kat Braman

Photographer: Kat Braman

Venue: Mar-a-Lago Club

Florals: Flowers by Brian

Hair and Makeup: Kristin Brown

Dress: Carolina Herrera

Video: Senderey Productions

Creating Evocative Family Photos

I recently added a question to my contact form asking you to choose three adjectives to describe the mood and feeling you want your wedding or photo session to evoke.  I did that because I want your photos to make you feel something, not just today, but 30 years from now, when you're showing them to your grandchildren.  If I've done my job as a documentary artist correctly, your grandchildren should be able to describe that mood even decades later. 

We all recognize that over time, photographs replace our actual memories, so it is incredibly important that those photographs honestly and authentically bring to life the story that we are telling together.  The story should reflect both the season of life you are in and the people that you are within that season, as individuals, as a couple or as a family unit.

I think I've successfully done that with this family session I photographed in Serenbe, Georgia last year.  What feeling do these photos evoke for you?  Film development and scanning by my friends at State Film Lab.

Creating meaningful family photos at Serenbe - photo by Kat Braman
Family Photos at Serenbe Farms in Georgia - photo by Kat Braman
Little boy in Hunter Boots in Serenbe, Georgia - photo by Kat Braman
Organic family session at Serenbe Farms, Georgia - photo by Kat Braman
Toddler in Hunter Boots - photo by Kat Braman
Family Photos should be real, fun and a bit silly - photo by Kat Braman
Authentic family photos at Serenbe Farms - photo by Kat Braman
Tips for creating authentic family photos - photo by Kat Braman
Family photos with fun and silliness - photo by K
Family photography - photo by Kat Braman
Serenbe Farms Family Photos - photo by Kat Braman