If there was ever a wedding with SO many moments, this one is it! From the moment that I began shooting, moments just manifested! Andrea and Derby got ready at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables, Miami and the energy in Derby's room was so upbeat and energetic. I soon learned that Derby was just as energetic and upbeat as his groomsmen, it was certainly a fun group! 

The ceremony was held at Andrea's church, where her father is the minister. To Derby's surprise (and sheer amazement), Andrea seranated an original song for her groom! How she EVER pulled that off without crying, I will never know! Derby was floored and tears began to flow immediately. I am so grateful to have not only witnessed such an amazing personal and initmate moment, but to document it for the couple. 

Later, we headed to the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove, Miami for their reception. The grand, three story venue made it the perfect place for Andrea and Derby. The moments continued on, father daughter dance, mother son dance and toasts! 

This wedding was special to me because I documented for my dear late mentor, Frank Donnino Photography. I was honored to shoot alongside of team member Gwen and Frank's son John. Andrea and Derby thank you for giving me the honor of documenting your day for Frank. I know that he would be proud! 

 The room was crowded with groomsmen getting ready as was typical on wedding days. But here, in this little corner we found a beautiful pocket of light for Derby to sharpen up.

The room was crowded with groomsmen getting ready as was typical on wedding days. But here, in this little corner we found a beautiful pocket of light for Derby to sharpen up.

 Looking dapper, for sure. I love Derby's unique cufflinks, they are gears!

Looking dapper, for sure. I love Derby's unique cufflinks, they are gears!

 This photo just encapsulates Derby's personality and the vibe of the day. This group was FUN!

This photo just encapsulates Derby's personality and the vibe of the day. This group was FUN!

 I have one addiction on wedding days: the ring. Isn't this yellow stone beautiful?!

I have one addiction on wedding days: the ring. Isn't this yellow stone beautiful?!

 Putting the finishing touches on Andrea's lip.

Putting the finishing touches on Andrea's lip.

 Again, more amazing light. Is Miami light better than everywhere else?

Again, more amazing light. Is Miami light better than everywhere else?

 This is always a special moment for the bride's mom. I love that Andrea's sister is helping her too!

This is always a special moment for the bride's mom. I love that Andrea's sister is helping her too!

 The moment when the bride came out of the elevator and her entourage lost their minds over how gorgeous she looked!

The moment when the bride came out of the elevator and her entourage lost their minds over how gorgeous she looked!

 This moment right here. On a wedding day you must be ready to photograph on a moment's notice or you will miss it. 

This moment right here. On a wedding day you must be ready to photograph on a moment's notice or you will miss it. 

 Her girls carried her dress for her so it wouldn't get dirty.

Her girls carried her dress for her so it wouldn't get dirty.

 Andrea sang flawlessly as she came down the aisle to meet her groom.

Andrea sang flawlessly as she came down the aisle to meet her groom.

 The reaction on Derby's face when he saw Andrea for the first time was priceless. 

The reaction on Derby's face when he saw Andrea for the first time was priceless. 

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 Beautiful performance; he sang the Lord's Prayer.

Beautiful performance; he sang the Lord's Prayer.

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 The moment they have been waiting for...married!

The moment they have been waiting for...married!

 Such beautiful architecture here at the Cruz building.

Such beautiful architecture here at the Cruz building.

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 Andrea and Derby's first dance together as husband and wife was touching.

Andrea and Derby's first dance together as husband and wife was touching.

 So much love.

So much love.

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 They made Derby's father get out there to catch the garter! 

They made Derby's father get out there to catch the garter! 

Here is a slideshow with MORE images!

Thanks to these amazing vendors:

WEDDING COORDINATOR: Annesia Pyfrom

FLOWERS: Terra Flowers Miami

CAKE: Edda Cakes

DJ: Dj BoogieG305

MAKEUP: SitiArt LLC

HAIR: Michelle Whitaker

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Konchellah

TUX: Jc Penny's

PHOTOBOOTH: Yuliia Embon

DRESS: Boca Raton Bridal, The designer Martina Liana

VENUE: The Cruz Building

CHURCH: Bethel Church

 

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