An Elegant, Modern Garden Wedding at Perez Art Museum Miami in Miami, Florida

His love of architecture mixed with her love of greenery made the Perez Art Museum Miami the ideal venue for Brianna Hoffmann (28 and a sports medicin

His love of architecture mixed with her love of greenery made the Perez Art Museum Miami the ideal venue for Brianna Hoffmann (28 and a sports medicine physician) and Kautilya Shaurya (26 and a dermatologist). "Our venue provided the theme, color palette and design motif for us. The aesthetic of the wedding was determined completely by the beauty and design of Perez Art Museum Miami," Brianna says. "The hanging gardens and natural wood provided inspiration for the design of our flowers, table settings, aisle and even dresses." After the enchanting ceremony during the Miami, Florida, sunset, the couple celebrated with a cocktail reception on the museum's second floor where guests could wander and look at the art. The space is next to an adjoining theater, where Brianna and Kautilya played a slide show of them made by her cousin. "The slide show played on loop so guests could come and go to watch it as they pleased," she says. With its stunning setting, Brianna says, "the museum provided the perfect backdrop for a naturally beautiful wedding. Surrounded by Herzog & de Meuron's stunning architecture of the Perez Art Museum Miami and the beautiful colors of the evening sky, the couple knew their wedding would be wonderful no matter what. "If I could repeat one day every day for the rest of my life, it would undoubtedly be that day," Brianna says. —Ginger Harris

Perez Art Museum Miami perfectly captured both Kautilya's love of modern architecture and Brianna's love of greenery. "It has a wonderful open, airy and grand feeling," Brianna says.
"The bridesmaids wore long black-and-white dresses of their choosing," Brianna says, which stood out against the lush gardens of the museum.
"I chose white and green flowers to offset the blush dress and to go with the greenery in the venue," Brianna says. Kautilya donned a Kiton suit.
"One of my favorite aspects of the ceremony was the stadium seating built into the venue. It was fun to be able to see every beautiful guest during the ceremony. And their views of us and the water were great too," Brianna says of the ceremony, which started at 7 p.m., when the Miami sky turned purple, dark blue and pink.
Brianna's beautiful rings were designed by Golkonda.
Brianna wore a Monique Lhuillier dress in blush. "It was the second one I tried on, and I knew it was the one. I had a gorgeous blush veil, long and soft, which I forgot to wear down the aisle because of all the excitement surrounding the day. I was so happy that I didn't mind."
After the cocktail hour, guests moved outside to the museum's large patio for the reception, where multiple tables surrounded a large dance floor framed by the hanging gardens. The tables were decorated with mirrored tops, white, blush, and green flowers and white candles.
"We partied with champagne on the top floor of the museum, where there are gorgeous balconies with stunning views before the ceremony," Brianna says.