miami beach wedding: danielle + raphael

Their’s is a genuine kind of love. It’s there in the way she so easily makes silly faces at him, and how deeply he belly laughs when she does. It’s in the way they slide so seamlessly between cuddling like soul mates and playing around like best friends, and how genuinely they look at each other in the in between moments of quiet. It’s energy-filled and sometimes zany and you can feel it’s warmth when you’re in their presence. And that day, as they held their hands and spoke their vows, everyone in attendance felt that warmth even as the sun had set . . . .

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Dani and Raph are married! We traveled down to Miami Beach to celebrate with these two, and every bit of anticipation we had as we drove down the highway was most definitely merited when we arrived. Because, quite simply, this day was AMAZING. After putting on a simple and stunning spaghetti-strapped gown that couldn’t have fit her more perfectly, Dani grabbed her flowy orchid filled bouquet and headed out to begin the day. She shared a sweet first look with her dad before going to meet Raph, and in that span of 10 minutes we are pretty sure we teared up multiple times as each of them got to lay eyes on her. Raph sported the most giant smile as he got to hug her for the first time that day, and afterwards the two of them easily settled into laughing and joking around like it was just a normal Saturday. Just in waaaaaay fancier clothes ; )

Speaking of fancy clothes, Dani’s ladies all wore white along with her, which we seriously couldn’t have loved any more. They looked awesome next to the oh-so-dapper gents, and all popped so beautifully against the backdrop of the hotel.  And this hotel. GUYS. If you haven’t been to The Confidante you need to pack your bags for a weekend away STAT! This place is so fun, with poppy colors and gorgeous interior design everywhere you look. From the reception to the ceremony space we were just obsessed with every bit of it. The ceremony was full of sweet touches, with their close family + friends supporting the four pillars of the huppah, and the two of them writing their own vows (which even included mention of Game of Thrones!) It was all so fun, sweet and laid back just like the duo at the center of it all.

Dani and Raph, thank you not only for inviting us to document your best day ever but for making us feel like a such an important part of it! We just adore you both and had so much fun spending every minute by your side’s!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Credit Where Credit is Due:

Photography: Sarah & Ben

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Confidante

Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Glo

Wedding Dress Designer & Store: BHLDN

Bride Shoe Designer: Jeffery Campbell

Coordinator: Ultimate Events

Videographer: Gaskell Eyes Productions

Florist: Daniel Events

Cake Design: We Take The Cake

DJ: Premier Power Productions

Invitation Designer: Minted


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