I can't sum it much better than Susie of PS Photography did when sharing this day with us: "It's a wedding full of color, culture and love." I'd also add: a gorgeous venue, stunning attire and oh-my-amazing food! It's a total feast for the senses in every way.
Selma and Matt met seven years ago, in Chicago, and spent a few years of that time managing a long distance relationship. Says Selma, "We are great for each other because we bring out the best in each other. Life is easy together. We support each other's dreams, love to make each other happy, and enjoy exploring and trying new things together."Matt and I adore our families – they are incredibly important to us and we wanted to make sure our love, values and culture were shared and celebrated. My parents did the majority of the planning and we picked a venue that we could truly make our own with a mix of historic and modern beauty. And we selected our vendors who have the same aesthetic.
The original plan was to have the ceremony on the beach, but the rain came and moved it inside; at The Bath Club, with its beautifully historic, globally-inspired interior, that wasn't too much of a hardship.
Once upon a time, weddings were all about the feast: honoring and indulging your guests with a bounty of food, drink and entertainment that expressed your culture and lifestyle. That's the first thing I felt when seeing the amazing reception these families provided.
And the food! I'll let Selma tell you all about it: Theirry’s was our caterer and they did an amazing job – they came with the ideas and presentation to wow anyone! The hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour were Indian inspired such as minted tandoori lamb chops, karaichi jingha shrimp, crab cakes with tamarind date chutney, and ceviche. Dinner was modern Indian with dishes such as beet & mango salad, crunchy veggie salad, chicken tikka masala, chettinad fish curry, vegetable jalfrezi, as well as a chaat station and fresh naan from a tandoor oven.
For dessert we had shooters with deconstructed key lime pie (to truly represent Florida), triple chocolate mousse, gulab jamum, and cake. We also had a nitro bar with our favorite cocktails - mojitos and mango margaritas!
Susie told us this was one of her favorite moments: Selma graciously accepted the "crown" as queen of toasts by her brother, after making the best toast ever at his wedding. After she took the title (apparently with much fun-spirited gloating!) the whole room was laughing along.
And I pretty much fell hopelessly in love when I saw how they kicked it up a notch towards the end of the night: with shots, dancing and a dress change! Selma put on a stunning, vibrant blue dress and danced away with her groom and guests. It was definitely the kind of wedding you really, REALLY wanted to be invited to!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Bath Club, Miami Beach | Photography: PS Photography | Event Design & Coordination: Jennifer J Events | Floral Design: Karma Goddess | Hair & Makeup: Lutz Karpf | Catering: Thierry's Catering | Music & Lighting: Liquid DJs | Cake: Ana Paz Cakes | Cinematography: Center Peace Cinemas | Submission: Two Bright Lights