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Leah & Jeremy’s wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Posted on September 19, 2008


What a totally fun couple! If you haven’t seen them, check out Leah and Jeremy’s engagement photos in Coney Island, NYC in the ENGAGEMENT section of the blog. This should give you an idea of what a really outgoing, spontaneous couple Leah and Jeremy are. Both hailing from the South – Leah from Birmingham, Alabama and Jeremy from Atlanta, Georgia – these two southern charmers now live in New York City. They wanted a destination wedding and chose the magnificent Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne because they love the beach, but didn’t want their guests to have to “renew their passports”, as the bride said. As a South Florida wedding photographer, I can honestly say that the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is truly a photographer’s paradise. As you’ll see from the photos posted here, Leah and Jeremy were great subjects against the hotel’s many beautiful indoor and outdoor areas.


Leah’s gorgeous strapless, mermaid style gown was custom made by Reem Acra and her bridesmaids dresses were by Badgley Mischka. The overall look of the wedding that Leah wanted was “modern-day old Hollywood” and this was achieved by adding a white dance floor, among other touches. Xquisite Events handled the florals and décor which included a custom designed chuppah with 4 illuminated lucite columns with strands of white orchids and white orchid sprays



As a South Florida wedding photographer, I love to know the background stories of my clients and how they met. Leah and Jeremy actually met for the first time 8 years ago and dated on and off since then. According to Leah, the third round of dating was the charm and this time led to marriage! Their original meeting, however, was quite comical. Apparently, Leah met Jeremy’s mother while bra shopping at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta. Leah randomly asked her opinion of a red bra she was trying on! The next thing she knows, she is giving her phone number to this woman to be set up with her son (Jeremy). At their wedding, the red bra was on display next to the original photo of Jeremy that his mother had shown Leah in the dressing room that first day.


A special thanks to all of the people who made this wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne such a smashing success! These people include all the girls over at the Ritz (Camila, Tiffany, Elda, Odalys) Sara Renee for her outstanding work in organizing absolutely everything and most of all Leah, Jeremy and their families for being so wonderful to work with on their most special day.








Here are a few from the rehearsal dinner



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