Guys, get ready for one of the sweetest weddings you’ll ever see! Kristin + James share that rare type of love that even strangers (like us!) can feel. A love you know will last a lifetime; that radiates through their beautiful wedding photos by Kati Rosado. These two lovebirds tied the knot in a beautiful, historical Florida garden, with a soirée that celebrated their shared passion for global travel + human rights. James is the founder of an amazing not-for-profit organization called Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself, which is dedicated to serving those in need. They wanted their day to capture their personalities + backgrounds and create a multi-cultural feel throughout the decor. And they achieved that + then some! Atlases, travel maps + sightseeing books were strewn about, Moroccan lamps gave the setting a moody glow, and delicious Cuban food helped them portray the global vibe they were going for. Let’s dive right in to their beautiful day…
Each of Kristin’s 14 bridesmaids chose their own dress in muted shades. The end result, when all the ladies are adorably lined up, is just the prettiest!
Have you ever seen a happier groom?! These photos are so, so sweet!
Processional: A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys
Recessional: Life in Technicolor – Coldplay
First Dance: At Last – Etta James
James has a degree in graphic design + hand-drew this cheeky sign that sat right outside the photobooth! We love it!
There were so many. Washing each other's feet, reading our personalized vows, my husband's surprise musical serenade. But it truly was all a blur, so I recount our favorite memory as the quiet one. The one in the upper room of the garden house, surrounded by parents and siblings, who prayed and kissed us goodbye right before we left the party. Like stopping time for a few minutes, that moment will always be engraved in our memories.
Don't sweat the small stuff. Really. It's ok that my biodegradable retro straws from Brooklyn never got used, it's ok that my undelivered bridesmaids bouquets had to be handcrafted that morning, it's ok that we couldn't have meaningful conservations with every single guest. It was perfect in its imperfections. So don't focus on a plethora of minute details, focus on treasuring the day and life ahead with your precious one.
photography: Kati Rosado Photography // venue name: Quincy Garden Center, Quincy, Florida // event design: James and Kristin // florals: The Fresh Market // wedding dress: Creations by Maura // hairpiece: Floral crown by Lilyput Lane Design Co // bride's shoes: Sam Edelman // bridesmaid dresses: individually picked // hair stylist: Leslie Szendel // makeup artist: MAC // groom attire: Indochino // paper goods: The groom // catering: Gordos Cuban Cuisine // cake: Nini's Bakery // event planner: Amy Boland