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Michele and Kenley~ Married

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When the inquiry came flying into our inbox last year with the venue listed as Miami we only had to think about it for a half a second. What is not to love? Skip town in March and head to the gorgeous white sand of Miami Beach…yes please!

Miami did not disappoint and neither did Michele and Kenley. We were so glad it worked out last November for us to shoot their engagement session during our romantic getaway to NYC. It gave us a chance to bond over diner food and watch them geek out over comic books. Fast forward five months and we were hugging once again in opposite weather. The gorgeous Palms Hotel played host to their picture perfect wedding day. The weather was partly cloudy and 78 degrees. You couldn’t choose better conditions.

Michele and Kenley set the bar high for our 2010 wedding season. What a way to start the season!

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele was stunning!!! Her skin is like glass.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Ryan said when he popped into Kenley’s room he saw all of this laid out perfectly. I’m not gonna lie, it made me smile. Me likey some anal organizing.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele entering the room for their “first look”

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Let’s get our pose on….

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

I know this is similar to the last, but I love them both and couldn’t choose.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

We moved inside for a few shots using their fun decor.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Kenley wanted in on the action grabbing his brother’s camera while we were shooting Michele at the bar.
There is Kelley Boykin our lovely assistant and friend who came down from Palm Springs to help us out for the day.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Getting ready for the main event!

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

The pastor going over his notes.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

The beautiful grandparents.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Kenley’s parents

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

I think Michele’s grandma has one of the sweetest smiles.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

The cocktail hour area.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele’s father gave a beautiful speech.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

and then he serenade the audience with some John Denver tunes!

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

The man LOVES to sing.

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

I have to end with this photo because it makes me laugh. Charlie (who is in blue to the right) is the older brother of the subject in the photo. His brother was getting increasingly boisterous on the dance floor and Charlie leaned over to me and said, “You just wait, he’s going to be the guy with the tie around his head before you know it.” About an hour later……

Michele and Kenley~ Miami Beach, FL

MONEY!!!!! Who’s got two thumbs and wears a tie around his head….that guy! Haha.

Michele and Kenley, it was a killer wedding. You guys were the picture of relaxation and happiness on your wedding day. The venue, the weather, your family….perfection! Thank you for kicking off our wedding season with a bang. We loved Miami and we love you guys!

12 Responses

Ellen says:

April 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm

BEAUTIFUL!

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christy says:

April 5, 2010 at 10:38 pm

My brother is always that guy with the tie around his head. Ha! That one made me laugh. WHat a beautiful wedding. Lovely and simple. And wow do I love that hotel and the beautiful colors they use inside. The white and the blues! A dream venue. You guys KIIIIIILED that one! Seriously….loved them all. I was jealous of your lovely assistant…that should be us…how fun would that be!?? Anyways, you guys never cease to amaze.

Julie Nickerson says:

April 6, 2010 at 3:47 am

Looks like a gorgeous day!

Just beautiful!

ps-and yellow & green are my colors this year (baby girl’s room is yellow and green) so I love all the yellow she used so tastefully!

xoxo!

Sarah says:

April 6, 2010 at 6:57 am

the color is KILLER on these. great job again.

Amanda says:

April 6, 2010 at 11:50 am

*sigh* The perfect way for you guys to start off the wedding season, AND the perfect start to Michele and Kenley’s “happily ever after.” It looks like it was an amazing, beautiful celebration, and gorgeous photography - of course!

Dikola says:

April 6, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Fave shots…first one…the Palm sign. Second was the bride and groom during ceremony with the yellow calalillies dead center. Ah Florida, how I love thee!

ileana says:

April 7, 2010 at 5:41 am

Beautiful Wedding, great food!! what a pictures! good music….AMAZING DECORATIONS!!!!lol love you Kenley and Michelle!!!

ken and Michelle

chrissy romine says:

April 8, 2010 at 7:55 am

hahaha i love it! the pictures are beautiful guys! the one of michele and her dad dancing, where’s he’s hugging her tight……i choked up. granted i’m preggo and hormonal but still… :)
and i am so glad you captured adrian with the tie around his head. amazing.
great job!
and congrats again kenley and michele!!!

Maria says:

April 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Beautiful! Love your style!!! My fave were the picture of the “rings” and the “pastor” getting ready — then all the ones of Kenley and Michele prior to the wedding…they look like models! Thank you for sharing.

Jonathan says:

April 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Looks like a gorgeous day!

Just beautiful!

ps-and yellow & green are my colors this year (baby girl’s room is yellow and green) so I love all the yellow she used so tastefully!

xoxo!

Regina Hewston says:

May 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

Blessings to you all. Looks like it was a glorious day! Gorgeous photos, all!
Best,
 Regina

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