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Michele and Kenley Miami Wedding~Teaser & Personal Trip Photos

posted by Kelly

“Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Miami, uh, uh
Southbeach bringing the heat, uh
Haha, can ya’ll feel that
Can ya’ll feel that
Jig it out, uh”

I felt it only fitting to begin our series on our Miami trip with the brilliant lyrical stylings of Will Smith. I mean does it get any more descriptive than that opening? To fully get in the mood, listen here. I had to chuckle when our friend Adam, emailed to see how our trip was and included the video in his email. Oh man…time-warp back to the year I graduated COLLEGE!!! 1998 for you not savvy with Mr. Smith’s hits.

So let’s get to the teaser first before we dive into the Portnoy family album.

We are super duper pumped to share Michele and Kenley’s wedidng with you all. But as traveling for almost a week would have it….there are a million logistical duties requiring our time and attention first. To appease your ravenous appetites for spring loveliness….take a bite out of these gems.

The STUNNING Michele.

Kenley and Michele Wedding - Miami

Kenley and Michele Wedding - Miami

Kenley and Michele Wedding - Miami

Kenley and Michele Wedding - Miami

There is more where that came from. Check back in a few days for a full report.

On to some highlights from our trip. We built in two extra days to relax and recuperate from traveling. I’m gonna say it. As beautiful as Miami is, it is not a fit for our interests. I know…gasp….we are not “party till the break of dawn” people which is definitely the theme of this city. Although I could laze away my days on the beach reading….Ryan, being all Irish and such…prefers to keep the sun to a minimal. We had some excellent recommendations (Thank you Crystal!) for food and places to site see, so that took up most of our time. It was SOOOOO nice not to have a laptop in our faces or kids tugging on us. We could come and go as we pleased, totally awesome!

After being in the city for about an hour we headed to an amazing Haitian restaurant called Tap Tap. I was very proud of Ryan for spreading his palette wings and trying new things. Both of us were pleased with our dishes. I ate everything but the plate. I also indulged in Zagat’s #1 rated Mojito in Miami….YUM!

Fried Plantains

Miami Trip-personal photos

Miami Trip-personal photos

Miami Trip-personal photos

Miami Trip-personal photos

Deep in thought or filming a Cymbalta commercial…you be the judge.

Miami Trip-personal photos

We did walk on the beach.

Miami Trip-personal photos

Took in the Art Deco district.

Miami Trip-personal photos

Miami Trip-personal photos

Picked up the kids some cheap stuff. We indulged Bennett’s fascination for cars.

Miami Trip-personal photos

Speaking of cars…how was this for a rental upgrade? PEEEEEIMP!

Miami Trip-personal photos

We even snuck in an afternoon matinee of Alice and Wonderland in 3D….MATINEE on a Saturday people…we were living LARGE!!!!

Miami Trip-personal photos

Miami Trip-personal photos

Hit up Anthropologie….deep breath. Scored fuchsia tights on sale and an adorable dish towel. (we were over our weight limit on our luggage. Literally and figuratively could not afford to buy anything). I would love to do a photo shoot in Anthropologie, detail heaven.

Miami Trip-personal photos

Our last night we indulged in some Cuban food.

Miami Trip-personal photos

Empanadas!!! That tasty delight on the right was a steak, avocado, and roasted potato salad. Oh yeah, I had a food baby going after the last bite. Jeans were a bad idea.

Miami Trip-personal photos

So there you have it. A couple snippets into our long weekend in Miami. Nothing earth shattering but good none the less. Adios!

8 Responses

Candace says:

March 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

where to begin! okay first: you would DIE at the mental image i got of you trying to rap will smith’s miami. i mean…yeah, it’s a keeper. love the wedding pics but i love the pics you guys took around miami. i can only imagine how vibrant everything is there! and ohmyword all that food looks amazing!!! so glad you guys had a great time and got to get away.

Meridith says:

March 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm

MMMM thank you for the visual treats & the tempting photos of food. I am going to have to cook some arroz con pollo tonight just to get it out of my system! Fabulous photos, as always!

Crystal says:

March 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I’m glad you enjoyed the recommendations! LOVE the pics! I’m drooling looking at the ones from Tap Tap. Mmm, so yummy. Also, we ate at Sazon when we were down there too! Loved the authenticity of the place. This really makes me want to be back down there, floating in the water. :) We’re actually taking another mini-trip down at the end of the summer—2 nights in the Keys (camping) and then a night in Miami on our way back. I’m looking forward to floating in the ocean again!

Julie Nickerson says:

March 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Glad you guys got some time away!

Love the pics from this wedding. Very fresh!

Christine Pobke says:

March 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm

jig it out uuuuuh!!! :) awesome pics my dear team kellan! :) you guys rock. my socks. off. :)

Sarah says:

March 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Looks so fun!!! And even better? Kelly doesn’t look orange AT ALL!!! Great photos as always. I would want to be your friends if I didn’t know any better. I just wish Ryan has a sense of humor…

Amanda says:

March 29, 2010 at 4:46 am

Can’t wait to see the rest of the pics from the wedding, but Oh. My. Gawd. My mouth is watering - I’ve never had Haitian food, and all of it looks delish. I would have had multiple food babies. I have no idea how people down there stay so skinny!
I love love love that Avalon photo…

Amy says:

April 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm

MMMM thank you for the visual treats & the tempting photos of food. I am going to have to cook some arroz con pollo tonight just to get it out of my system! Fabulous photos, as always!

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