Ailin and Cesar’s intimate wedding day involved a celebration at the Deck at Island Gardens and a religious ceremony to seal their sacred union.
My bride and groom said I do at the picturesque Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ. It’s everything you would expect of a house of worship in Miami. A beautiful bright facade painted yellow and white, flanked by local tropical greenery. After a beautiful ceremony witnessed by their closest friends and family, Ailin and Cesar made their way through the doors of the church where they were met with a flurry of paper confetti. They couldn’t help but smile as their guests showered them in a huge burst of confetti to celebrate their status as Mr. and Mrs.!
One amazing benefit of the couple’s ceremony location was that the Biltmore was directly across the street from their church. The Biltmore in Miami is known for its iconic stairway. The outdoor stairway is made of stone stairs, accented by pillars, archways, and hanging lanterns. Making it the most amazing location for your wedding day portraits! I asked Ailin and Cesar if they were up for making our way over there for a few photos. I was beyond happy that they said yes because the results are absolutely amazing!
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After that, we made our way to their reception space at the Deck at Island Gardens. My bride and groom rented a vintage Bentley for their wedding day. Above all, it was such a special touch to their intimate & personal wedding day, and the perfect chauffeured ride just for two. The vintage car also made for a timeless photo op when Ailin was pulling up to the church for the ceremony.
Once the Bentley was parked, we made a quick stop to pop a bottle of champagne for the newlyweds. Before Ailin and Cesar could get it into their glasses, the champagne erupted from the bottle into a free-flowing stream. It was such a fun moment! Scroll through the photos below to see every moment of Ailin & Cesar’s wedding at the Deck at Island Gardens.
Ailin & Cesar’s Wedding Vendors
Photography: Claudia Rios Photography
Church: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
Reception: The Deck at Island Gardens
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Maily
Flowers: Flower Bee Miami