we met lauren and jordan while shooting the fabulous bella collina wedding of lane & whitney back in march of 2010. lauren was in the wedding party, and before the day was over she was talking with us about shooting her wedding. we are blessed beyond words that we were asked to:)

we’ve said it before, but booking weddings out of weddings is totally how we love to do business. we see the same people. we become family. they love us and are comfortable with us, and we are able to really connect with our couple because of the friendships we all share.

lauren and jordans laid back beach wedding was the perfect one to end our season with. the level of support from their family and friends was overwhelming! these two had known each other for quite some time, and their story is inspiring and truly speaks to real love…its life-giving. thats why we love our couples…there is always a genuine and deep love for one another and THAT is so easy to capture on camera.

the portraits of the bride and groom below are some of our very favorite from all of our years shooting, because they speak to one thing…genuine love and adoration.

enjoy these, thanks for the patience and we love you!

this is a wedding that we’d been looking forward to for quite some time.

laura and matt are just special. its the coolest thing for ben and I to have clients that are in love with what we do. I honestly heard from so many people that they found us through laura kohly. she’s one of our biggest fans and we love her all the more for it.

not only are laura and matt so sweet to us and so supportive of us, but they had their families sold on us too…long ago…so it was honestly like we had come “home” the day of the wedding. everyone knew us, everyone was already comforted by our presence and we were set at ease by their willingness to sit back and simply enjoy the day while we did the work.

and at that point, its not work for us. its euphoria.

the day went flawlessly, with laura and matt keeping us all on emotional toes with their incredible adoration for one another. the ceremony i was a wreck. the portaits i was dying over. the reception was the best dance party we’ve been to in quite some time. and every person there, from longtime friends to sisters and brothers…everyone there was just as emotionally wrecked and just as excited for this day to come as laura and matt were. the toasts were filled with tears and shaky hands, and i truly felt privileged to be able to hear the words being spoken.

laura and matt, we love you guys. we are sad you’re not in south florida, because we’d have you over…over and over again! thanks for trusting us, for being our allies, and for loving one another so perfectly.

**be sure to scroll through the whole post. theres a video at the bottom that you wont want to miss. lauras sisters and many of their friends live in new york, so the dancing took on a whole new meaning when their anthem was played. THE BEST!

ceremony: old cutler Presbyterian church, miami

bridal portraits: private residence

reception: the coral gables museum

catering: food by chef lars

flowers: gale west, sunburst farms

cake: todo dulces

cupcakes: mishas cupcakes

gown: watters

dj: exquisite productions

makeup/hair: tasha hayes & gemma perez, merle norman

kohly wedding new york jayz from rebekah on Vimeo.

*if you don’t have the latest greatest computer…you might want to turn the HD off.


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