Y’all. This adorable Miami wedding shot by Evan R Photography has us smiling from ear to ear. Lotte + Josh combined relaxed beachy vibes with rustic farmhouse decor, and the result could not be a truer reflection of them. Not only that, but they have the cutest story we ever did see (hint hint: a bit of puppy love)! We’re obsessed with their lattice-inspired sweets table and even more so with their potted succulent favor cart. Prepare your tissues!
From the bride, Lotte: “Josh and I have known each other since we were 9 years old, our families met at a soccer match where our younger sisters played for the same team. A family friendship struck up and over the years we would all get together for countless football parties, birthday celebrations and vacations. It was not until after college that we started dating and it did not take long for us to realize that we were a perfect fit. It was that wholeness feeling, being with the right person you no longer want to spend one day without them by your side, tackling all of life’s adventures together.
When Josh and I first sat down to talk about what our vision was for our wedding we were on the same page from the start. We knew immediately that our style was going to be that rustic farmhouse look that lends its way to a relaxed vibe that would really welcome the guests and prepare them for a fun filled day. From the moment we walked onto the veranda of the Palms Hotel in Miami Beach we knew this was the perfect place for our wedding. The veranda steps lead down to a beautiful lush green lawn with a gorgeous white gazebo, the perfect place to say “I Do”. We wanted the flow of the wedding to feel effortless; guests could mingle at one of the two bars, play some lawn games, take silly photos at the photo booth or dance their hearts out on the dance floor. The first bar was located on the veranda where the reception was held, the second bar was down on the lawn where guests could grab a drink, relax and play corn hole or giant Jenga. To continue with the farmhouse theme, we had beautiful farmhouse tables and chairs, oak barrels for the Jenga and this amazing personalized vintage wood backdrop for our photo booth. We decided on a soft pastel color scheme of ivory, blush and peach for our flower arrangements with a lot of greenery to really give it that warm farmhouse feel.
Our favorite moment, aside from getting married, was seeing the entire set up of our wedding day before the guests had arrived, to be able to look around and see that our vision had literally come to life was pretty incredible. In that moment I realized that the day was much bigger than all the planning that went into it, from then on I tried to savor every moment because I knew it would all be over so quickly and looking back it would feel like a dream. The flowers were my favorite part, they were more perfect than I could have hoped for, the way they draped over the tables and were accented on the gazebo alter was breathtaking. One of my favorite unique elements was our favors table. To keep with the rustic feel, we decided on little green succulent favors in beautiful white mini pots, which were displayed on this amazing cart adorned with flowers and photos of us with our goldendoodle Barley. My favorite crafted detail were the personalized corn-hole boards I found on Etsy, the colors matched the flowers and décor perfectly and I thought it was such a fun touch.
One piece of advice I would give to brides-to-be is to not sweat the small stuff, some things may go wrong along the planning process but I promise you that on your wedding day you will look around at all of your friends and family and only notice how beautifully perfect everything came together for the perfect day.
Photography: Evan R Photography
Planning: Your Special Day by Joni
Floral Design: Ever After Floral Designs
Venue: The Palms Hotel
Rentals: Unearthed Vintage
Cake: ET Cakes
Chalk Art: IBA Paper Goods