We are SO excited to FINALLY be sharing this wedding with you all today! It has been under wraps since they got married in February as we awaited their feature in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style (see the feature here!) But we can finally share these gorgeous images and super sweet couple with you all today!
Ava and James first met in college and had a few classes together, but nothing ever went further than friendly exchanges. But things changed when three years later on a Saturday night, they met again in downtown Chicago. That night she saw him in a different light as he pulled out all the charm, making Ava see him differently than their college days. They started dating and in February of 2020, James decided to propose on the beach in Jacksonville right after they bought their first home together. She of course said yes and then the planning began!
Although they lived in Jacksonville at the time, Ava and James decided they wanted to get married in Miami at the beautiful Miami Beach Edition hotel. They brought on Amber of Oh My Occasions to design and plan their gorgeous day and she connected us with Ava and James. Amber knew we would be a good fit, and she was SO right! We loved getting to know these two on their big day and truly seeing how sweet and kind-hearted they both are. James plays in the NFL for the Chicago Bears, so there were many football references and elements that Amber designed that truly made this day so unique! (You’ll see what we mean as you scroll through these images) Working with Amber was amazing and she truly put together a dream team of vendor friends, making this a very epic wedding day! We’re excited to be sharing some faves with you all on the blog today!
Ava and James, we are truly honored to have been the ones to capture your big day! You are such a special couple and we love truly getting to know you both and being a part of your wedding. We wish you all the best as you continue on this marriage journey! Welcome to the married club :)
Wedding Planning and Design: Amber of Oh My Occasions
Venue: Miami Beach Edition Hotel
Bride’s Dress: Boca Raton Bridal
Dress Designer: Galia Lahav
Brides Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bec and Bridge
DJ: Michael of Event Factor
Florals: Petal Productions
Furniture: Decora Event Rentals
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: JT Clothiers
Hair and Makeup: Bellelite
Linens: Nuage Linens
Photographers: Kristy & Vic
Videographers: Key Moment Films