Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Miami Glam...

I am not quite sure how I made it home yesterday. Phewwwww...it was a whirlwind, fun, exciting, amazing weekend in Miami for my friend Jill's wedding. After 3 nights of not going to bed before 1AM, I have to say I am a bit exhausted.

Jill could not have looked more beautiful. She was PERFECTION!

Sharing a moment with her mom, Donna.

And the bridesmaids...it turned out great! I loved that everyone wore their own dress, it looked so clean, yet interesting. I wish I could do it all over again and let my bridesmaids do the same thing.

all 7 of us

my best friends, Jayme, Em, Kami (all of our dresses were from J.Crew)

my BF Emily, who many agree could be my sister. It's a good shot of my new favorite Nars Schiap lipstick. Hot pink, very fun.

The wedding was PHENOMENAL. Jill is 6 months pregnant, so she planned this wedding in just 3 months. Her good friend is the event coordinator at the Biltmore in Coral Gables, and let me tell you they did the most amazing work I have seen for a wedding. The Biltmore itself is just an unbelievable backdrop for a wedding. And even though it rained (the ceremony was supposed to be outside), They quickly accommodated the situation and moved everything inside...including the cocktail hour! It turned out perfect though!

The place card table-the sculpture was made out of paper! loved it! The place cards were set in the grass...

The florist was Kathryn Parrish of Parrish Designs London. OMG...literally the most creative, innovative and gorgeous flowers I have seen at a wedding. She built an arch that Jill and Brian were married under and then the cake was placed under afterwards. They had small crystal bulbs that held candles, and flowers lined the branches above. Unreal.

tall centerpieces...aren't the branches amazing?

The insanely happy couple, cutting their cake while singing "Afternoon Delight". It was hilarious and so them. LOVE YOU BRIAN AND JILL! CONGRATS!


  1. Hi Melanie,
    I'm going to a weekend this weekend, so these pictures have got me excited!

    I'm wondering if you could please let me know the best email address for getting in touch with you. I'd love to send you information on my children's boutique. My name is Kristen and you can reach me at info@juvieshop.com.

  2. Hi Melanie!

    It was so much fun meeting you and Julian today at story time! I went right home and looked up your blog, which is AMAZING!!! True inspiration for this stay at home mom! Makes me want to get out of these schlumpy sweats immediately!!!

    See you guys next week!

    Annie and Charlotte

  3. Love how the dresses turned out! I've been wanting to buy the bow J Crew dress for a while...in a fun color!

  4. What a chic wedding!! Everyone looks beyond fabulous. I just watched an episode of say yes to the dress... there are some seriously tacky brides out there!! This was so refreshing.


  5. I am dying over the white paper sculpture thingy!! LOVE it!

  6. Mel, loved the post on Jill's wedding. You were all radiant!



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