Lia and Ross’ tropical boho elopement is pretty rad, let me just tell you… From the spiritual tea ceremony and deconstructed flower decor to the rattan cabana loungers and stoneware-bowls-turned-candle-holders, this Joia Beach shindig is bursting with creativity. Oli Flor is a floral tastemaker if we ever saw one, and the color pops of persimmon, sunshine and cafe au lait are just what the doctor ordered. Have we mentioned how obsessed we are with sun palms? At the helm of planning + design was The House of Gather, whose creative energy never seems to run low. We couldn’t adore the laidback dinner vibes more, surrounded by Anthro style furniture and beaded pendants over the bar. Just wait til you see the low table with bohemian poufs and mixed pottery elements in the heart fluttering gallery captured by Donna Irene below! Ready to dive into this tropical boho elopement? We are by the ocean after all 😉
From the Planner & Designer, The House of Gather: It is a new season and a completely new rhythm for weddings this year, they may not look the same or contain the same size guest count, but the love and significance are still present, almost more than ever before. Our hopes at The House of Gather is that this new rhythm brings more purposefully planned and designed events, reminding us why we gather and celebrate moments like these together. Whether it be a small elopement or eventually larger affairs, let us not forget this last year, when gathering was put on pause. It will make every memory and celebration that much more meaningful.
This Modern Bohemian Styled Elopement at Joia Beach Club, Miami Beach’s newest restaurant and wedding venue, was pure magic! Such an intimate memory representing the authentic essence of marriage- two people, in love, joining hearts forever. It was simple, romantic, and filled with breathtaking details and views- captured by Donna Irene Photography and Matt Roldan from Here to Film.
The couple got ready onsite, being pampered by the amazing team at Bellelite, and styled by Lovely Bride Miami and Stitch and Tie. Lia, the bride, chose two dresses for this special day- a fashion-forward low plunging neckline by Lover’s Society for the ceremony and a high halter neck with an elegant open back by Rue De Seine for dinner and sunset. Ross, the groom, was styled in a warm caramel toned suit by Midnight Blue.
Oli Flor’s vision for florals added so much beauty to this couple’s dinner setup and ceremony. Her vision was a circular ceremony representing their love for one another being endless and lasting forever. They sat and participated in a special tea ceremony led by Tara from Espiritutara. The couple recited personalized vows and received blessings over their marriage. Dinner was served barefoot in the sand at a candlelit modern bohemian set tabletop arranged by The Mix Dish. After dinner was complete, they popped some bubbly, satisfied their sweet tooth with a delicious cake by T’antay Miami, and said a toast to the years to come. As the sun slowly set, they sipped customized craft cocktails and enjoyed the view of the Miami skyline, ending their perfect day.
Convinced a tropical boho elopement is in the cards for you too now? One of the great things about more intimate nuptials or microweddings is that you can wed in unique spots that a) might not be available to you otherwise and b) have crazy cool furniture + decor already on site. Translation? Less work + expenses for you! We recently shared a roundup of the most unique types of venues to consider if you’re having a microwedding or elopement, so be sure to check that out here next for even more ideas!
Venue: Joia Beach
Photography: Donna Irene
Planning and Design: The House of Gather
Florals: Oli Flor
Hair + Makeup: Bellelite
Boutique Tabletop Rentals: The Mix Dish
Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bride Miami
Wedding Dresses: Rue De Seine and Lovers Society
Suit: Stitch and Tie
Video: Here to Film
Paper Goods: Niki Press Designs
Tea Ceremony: Tara from Espiritutara
Dried Florals: Afloral
Cake: T’antay Miami Cakes