An Intimate Beach Wedding at Hilton Bentley South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida
Brigitte Benjumea (34) and Jose (Joe) Diaz (31) became engaged during a romantic candlelit picnic dinner by the Eiffel Tower. As the monument’s light show began at midnight, Joe dropped to one knee and popped the question with a custom round-cut diamond halo ring. Together, they planned an intimate beach wedding filled with personal details at Hilton Bentley South Beach. The couple’s purple bridesmaid dresses helped to inspire a white, silver and purple color scheme. On their wedding day, Brigitte walked down the aisle to the white-fabric-draped wedding arch carrying a soft yellow, blush and white bouquet wrapped with a photo of her late mother. “After the ceremony we wanted our guests to immediately feel the essence of Miami Beach,” says Brigitte. All were treated to a waterfront cocktail hour complete with strawberry mojitos and Cuban sandwiches before moving inside the hotel for a fun reception filled with purple uplighting. “We wanted our reception to project a hip and modern vibe; we wanted uplighting, but also warmth and elegance,” says Brigitte. Each round table was topped with a tall centerpiece of white calla lilies and hydrangeas, silver chiavari chairs and custom table numbers named after cities and countries that had personal memories for the couple. Ocean air flowed in through open accordion glass doors as Brigitte, Joe and their guests spent the night enjoying a photo booth, three-tier gold wedding cake accented with white sugar flowers, personalized LED foam sticks and music from a DJ. “Our wedding was fun, elegant and full of love,” says Brigitte.