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A Vibrant Wedding in Miami, FL

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Julia & Rendy in Miami, FL
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Ceremony site: Ancient Spanish Monastery, North Miami Beach, FL 
Reception site: The Raleigh Hotel, Miami, FL  
Photography: Matt Miller/Our Labor of Love 
Consultant: Vanessa Van Wieren/Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations 
Gown: Ceremony: David's Bridal; Reception: custo, EastStore.com  
Hair: Kei Pucci 
Makeup: Chic Makeup by Aimee 
Shoes: B ...
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Guests took home candles decorated with Chinese buttons.
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A black geometric border, paired with pretty watercolor designs, made for unique menu cards.
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During the wedding, the couple and their parents participated in a traditional tea ceremony.
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Oversize tassels hung from the newlyweds' seats.
Karla Events, Miami, FL
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The table runners were fashioned after red kimonos. They were topped with various blooms housed in sleek black vases.
Karla Events, Miami, FL
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Guests found their seats with oversize, colorful paper fortune cookies.
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The reception design was inspired by 1940s Shanghai. Julia and Rendy used vibrant colors and a mix of patterns to master the look.
Karla Events, Miami, FL
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The intimate reception was held under the stars.
The Raleigh Hotel, Miami, FL
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The couple wed outdoors under a giant banyan tree in the garden of an ancient Spanish monastery.
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Julia changed into a customary red dress for the reception. She chose another lacy style with a see-through back.
Dress: custom, EastStore.com; Hairpiece: Saks Fifth Avenue
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Julia carried a ruffled, round bunch of pink peonies.
Karla Events, Miami, FL

Julia & Rendy in Miami, FL

The Bride Julia Chandra, 21, a server at a restaurant
The Groom Rendy Hermawan, 21, a sushi chef at the same restaurant
The Date July 6

Wanting to include their Chinese heritage, Julia and Rendy planned a colorful wedding with pinks, peaches and soft browns. Red, the symbol of happiness in Chinese culture, played a big role in the reception décor and design as well.
- Amanda Black
Their Ingredients
  • Karla Events, Miami, FL
  • The Raleigh Hotel, Miami, FL
  • David's Bridal
  • Dress: custom, EastStore.com; Hairpiece: Saks Fifth Avenue

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