Archive: February 2011

Mushka and Mendy’s Orthodox Jewish Destination Wedding in Miami Beach

Posted on February 18, 2011

This was an absolutely beautiful celebration just filled with tradition! We began photographing both the bride and the groom’s families separately at the Mondrian Hotel before heading over to the Miami Beach Convention Center. The ceremony was held outdoors at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. The choice of venue was terrific, as the Miami Beach Convention Center has more than enough space to handle a large number of people plus a kosher caterer could be brought in.

Before we headed to the convention center, I was able to get some gorgeous shots of Mushka at the Mondrian Hotel as you will see here. Mushka was radiant in a dress she designed that was created especially for her by a seamstress. It was form fitting, yet modest as is the case for a traditional Orthodox wedding. Her look was completed with a headpiece made of Swarovky crystal and a gorgeous pair of Badgley Mischka shoes.

Mendy receiving a blessing.

Once we arrived at the Miami Beach Convention Center, prayers began followed by the ceremony across the street at the botanical gardens. The bride and groom specifically wanted to have an outdoor ceremony, so the botanical gardens was a perfect spot.

Although both the bride and groom live in Brooklyn, New York, they chose Miami Beach for their wedding because they had spent many happy vacations there. It was a true destination wedding, as the hundreds of guests literally traveled from all over the world to be there.

Breathtakingly beautiful decor by Raffi of Petal Productions.

What a party!

As a South Florida wedding photographer, I photograph many different kinds of weddings here, as the population is very diverse. This was a truly spectacular Orthodox Jewish wedding – overflowing with joy and tradition. Also, I photograph many South Florida destination weddings, as the brides and grooms live someplace else. Mushka and Mendy’s Miami destination wedding was an incredible celebration that I was thrilled to be a part of.

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