James Royal Palm Miami Wedding : Jenney+Chuck


Her life was coming apart at the seams. Jenney’s mother was diagnosed with cancer and she moved back home to Washington DC from Utah to be closer to her family. In her darkest moments, she cried but her mother promised Jenney she’d be fine, she’d pull through. And she did. It was during her mom’s long road to recovery when Jenney met Chuck who, from day one, was her soul mate.

Jenney and Chuck look back at this experience as a mixed blessing–a test of faith that drew their families closer and acted as the impetus of their first meeting. Every battle they’ve faced, they’ve done so together. In was during these moments when they realized they’d never be alone again…each challenge, setback, and victory was theirs. Collectively.

On a warm and overcast day in Miami, Jenney and Chuck invited their closest family and friends to celebrate their destination wedding, a day full of love, champagne, and promises. South Beach holds a special place in their hearts as it marks the moment they fell head-over-heels for each other, so they wanted to share their memories with their loved ones. The wedding day was remarkable in every way, a perfect depiction of their unbreakable union.

Jenney and Chuck, I’m pretty sure we have a deal to reunite in Miami every May 10th to re-celebrate such a fun day, right?! Thank you for inviting us warmly into your circle of care and devotion…everything from the massages you surprised us with to the long afternoons on the beach, we owe you. We wish you only the best as you navigate life together and know that in every victory in life, you have friends in California cheering for you both. Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The wedding was hosted at The James Royal Palm Hotel and served as a perfect backdrop to a stunning day. Jenney has a perfect fashion sense, so she worked with a designer to create a custom wedding dress…and it was nothing short of beautiful.

Chuck and Jenney live in DC, but if there’s a city that screams their personalities–bright, hot, and fun–it’s Miami. South Beach is the playground and they dare anyone to keep up with them…

Jenney’s mom is a pillar of strength for her family, so it was extra special to document such a momentous day…together…

Jenney had a suite at The James Royal Palm Hotel, which provided the most stunning light for wedding preparations…

The days leading to the wedding were bright, hot, and extraordinarily humid…unexpectedly, their special day came with a nice delivery of clouds, which made the day downright lovely…

Jenney, you are a stunner. Let’s be real.

JD hung out with the guys as they prepared in their suite at The James Royal Palm Hotel…Chuck looked extraordinarily dapper in his bow tie!

You can tell a lot about a person based on his friends…Chuck surrounds himself with some of the funniest, nicest, and coolest guys around…I could’ve photographed them all day.

JD captured this moment of Jenney seeing her groom for the first time…and the best part is that her dad looks just as happy!

Jenney’s brother officiated the wedding ceremony like he was an old pro…he was awesome!

This is the look of a man who’s madly in love with his new wife…

Mr. & Mrs.!!!

Oh happy day…

As the sun set in Miami, The James Royal Palm Hotel served as the perfect location for wedding photos…but the flower girl didn’t want to leave her aunt!

The James Royal Palm Hotel has a cool midcentury modern vibe to it and felt like you were transported back in time for vintage wedding photos…

Just steps from Miami Beach, we decided to venture along the coast…


Jenney worked hard at planning her wedding reception details and the team at The James Royal Palm Hotel ensured her vision was intact by the time the guests were seated…

In Miami, with perfect weather and bottomless champagne, there’s always an extended cocktail hour…

The First Dance…

The perfect night was made more perfect with amazingly heartfelt speeches…

I’ll end on this happy note because the newly minted couple spent the night dancing their feet off, enjoying bubbly, and making memories with their closest friends…

To view more of their James Royal Palm Hotel wedding photos, feel free to click HERE for a slideshow!

Many thanks to the creative team who made the wedding so special…
Venue: The James Royal Palm Hotel
Wedding Dress: Diana’s Couture and Bridal
Shoes: MaxMara
Stationary: Minted
Florist: Flowers by Carol
Event Lighting and Draping: Illumene
Hair + Makeup: B-Dry Blow Bar
DJ: DJ Phlipz
Coordinator: Maria Lopez of The James Royal Palm Hotel
Photographer: Jasmine Star

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  1. ashley barnett

    May 20th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I’ve stayed at the Royal Palm and it’s one of my favorite places!! The whole vibe of this wedding is spot on! πŸ™‚

  2. Sarah

    May 20th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Jasmine, I’ve been following your work for the last 5 years or so and this wedding is one of my favorites – so amazingly beautiful!!! Your artistry came through in every portrait you shared. Thank you for inspiring us all to be better!

  3. Paul Thomas

    May 20th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I just love how the one wedding you roll up into Miami to shoot is like perfect light and weather.. It’s not even fair!! South Florida weather is one of the most fickle to handle weddings in. My beach wedding Saturday had 30-40 mph winds and had to be moved inside and still did not look like this.. Gorgeous photos as always!!! : )

  4. Annalee Courtright

    May 20th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Gorgeous wedding! And your art is stunning!

  5. Stephanie Rita

    May 20th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    one of my favorites from your recent work. love their style. and the frame of jenney in the ivy. just gorgeous.

  6. Charity Craig

    May 20th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    In love, like always. πŸ™‚

  7. Gail

    May 20th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    These are BEAUTIFUL!!! You must have been GIDDY, shooting some place as cool as this venue! How fun!

  8. Regan Carter

    May 20th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Daaang this wedding is just perfect!! Glorious in all its ways!! Amazing job capturing it flawlessly! I wish I was a guest at this wedding, it’s that beautiful and emotion-evoking! Love love love.

  9. Sabrina

    May 20th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    The way you speak of your couples and capture their wedding days leaves me with a smile on my face as I get to the bottom of each post πŸ™‚ I know they were so grateful to have you capture their first day as husband and wife! The day looked perfect and the images are just beautiful, Jasmine!

  10. Farida

    May 20th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Gorgeous Light! Stunning Captures πŸ™‚

  11. venu

    May 21st, 2014 at 2:54 am

    i have never seen a perfect white balance like this one.. excellent use of lighting. stunning..

  12. Meredith

    May 21st, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Beautiful work Jasmine! You’re amazing!

  13. Ruben Nunez

    May 21st, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Beautiful work! Love the backstory.

  14. gladys

    May 21st, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    just beautiful, jasmine!

  15. Deborah Zoe

    May 21st, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    These are stunning Jasmine:)!

  16. Jaine Kershner

    May 21st, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    so stunning! love this couple & venue. such unique photos, angles and locations. LOVE!

  17. Ali

    May 21st, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    So beautiful. I have stayed there and love the way you captured the space.

  18. Koryn

    May 21st, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    The Nalevenkos are my neighbors and I am a fellow breast cancer survivor with Betsy! Imagine my surprise when I saw their daughter’s wedding photos taken by YOU, Jasmine! I’ve been following your FB ReStart group and creative live courses for over a year now! How absolutely gorgeous these images are and how lucky this couple was to have you document such a special occasion for their family! Every mother with cancer wonders if she will live to see this day in the life of her children. Looks like I will get my chance next spring! πŸ˜‰ So happy for this family – thank you for sharing their joy with us here!! I am smiling from ear to ear!

  19. Douglas

    May 22nd, 2014 at 3:56 am

    My goodness this is just gorgeous and breathtaking!! I love the lighting

  20. Photographi

    May 26th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Just love your these pictures … and all of them. Fabulous work!

  21. Cumbria Photography

    May 27th, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Ah, lovely, lovely photographs.

  22. Michelle

    May 27th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Beautifully told, Jasmine. I love the brides dress!

  23. Leon Bailey

    May 28th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Being from Orlando and having traveled to Miami a few times, I know exactly where that venue is. Beautiful photos once again!

  24. HayleyLane

    May 28th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning Jasmine, bravo!

  25. Alaina Bos

    June 3rd, 2014 at 9:49 am

    This wedding turned out amazing Jasmine!! I especially LOVE the images of the bride with her mother, seriously priceless. So gorgeous!

  26. Kelli/Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography, LLC

    June 4th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    What a beautiful wedding. I especially love the floral details and the composition with the hedges. Everyone is brimming with emotion. Just lovely.

  27. Melissa

    June 17th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I love the first one… Beautiful frame!

  28. Cardelucci

    June 20th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Beautiful story… and images! I’m sure they will treasure these greatly.

  29. Taryn

    June 20th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Beautiful! Her dress is stunning!

  30. Amanda E

    June 21st, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    What an ah-mazing wedding and venue!!! The first black and white image is one of my favorites. Just beautiful!

  31. Melissa Power

    June 22nd, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Beautiful images!!

  32. Fotograf Nunta

    June 22nd, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    So beautiful! Gorgeous bride. Killer eyes! And all those details… Fabulous! πŸ™‚

  33. Michelle

    June 26th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    what a gorgeous location and couple!

  34. Tracy

    June 27th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Love the location, love the way you tell the bride’s story.

  35. Angela

    July 6th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful wedding couple and location! So simple and understated, but so elegant and grand at the same time.

  36. Jonathan Connolly

    July 10th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Nice to have you in Miami! Thought this place looked familiar. Great wedding!

  37. joe martin

    July 12th, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Great wedding, looks like you captured the days story well

  38. Ron Dillon

    July 18th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Love, love, love the Miami Beach postcard.

  39. Max Ralston

    July 30th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Beautiful job Jasmine. As always. Love the detail shots.

  40. Jonas Karlsson

    August 2nd, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Oh dear, the table decorations are a killer here! πŸ™‚

  41. photonyz

    August 2nd, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Amazing photos, you’re work really inspires me.

  42. Brandon Wyche

    August 6th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Great job on this amazing wedding. This is my 1st time seeing your work Jasmin. I will continue to follow your blog this is truly inspirational.

  43. Natalie Delgado

    August 7th, 2014 at 6:08 am

    This was a beautiful wedding! I always love seeing all your work and how you and JD capture the day πŸ™‚

  44. Camarie McBride

    August 10th, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I love the lighting in the getting ready pictures. You used it SO well!

  45. Christine Chang

    August 12th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    What a stunning couple!

  46. Tre Cavil

    August 15th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful photography! Love the picture of the bride between the bushes.

  47. Anna

    August 21st, 2014 at 10:37 am

    OMG! I love these!!!! Beautiful wedding and story.

  48. Michelle

    August 21st, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Beautiful wedding photos as always! πŸ™‚

  49. Brian Davis

    August 26th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Beautiful work as always…well done. And, how sweet is that venue? Wish we had something like that in the midwest!

  50. Stacy Squires Photography

    August 28th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    what a beautiful story and your photos have captured the day wonderfully

  51. Tracy

    September 9th, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Love this wedding and story!

  52. PaweΕ‚

    September 9th, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Beautiful photography! Your pictures are stunning. All the best to happy couple.

  53. Anna

    September 16th, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Amazing photography about a beautiful couple! The dancing shots are fantastic.

  54. Miami Wedding Photographer - Leonardo Volturo

    September 29th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Amazing! Inspirational!

  55. George Ross

    October 3rd, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    What an exquisite location fully complimented by the wonderful photography. Kudos.

  56. Benjamin Toms

    October 9th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Amazing work.

  57. Shalene Dawn Photography

    October 13th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    So lovely, as always! I love the canopy that they put up for the ceremony! What a cool idea ^_^

  58. Mercedes

    October 22nd, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Beautiful couple and details but it’s their story that tugs at my heartstrings. Congratulations, Jenney and Chuck!

  59. Abu Fateh Bappy

    October 29th, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Jasmine , i am really impressed to see this your photo.thanks

  60. cornwall wedding photographer

    November 4th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Gorgeous wonderful photos as always, also love your new site design by the way its fab!!

  61. fotografo de boda en malaga

    November 23rd, 2014 at 9:41 am

    i love your work, your energy is inside, congratulations.


    November 26th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Beautiful location and photos. loved how you took advantage of the natural light and captured their emotions πŸ™‚

  63. Angie Candell Brandon

    December 3rd, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Gosh, I would love to photograph a wedding at a venue like that!!

  64. Sebastian

    December 4th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Absolutely Beautiful !!!

  65. Fotografia Ślubna GdaΕ„sk

    December 15th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Wonderful work. A lot of emotions and joy. Nicely done, Jasmine πŸ™‚

  66. Michael Doerman

    December 19th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Absolutely phenomenal job with the light for this wedding!

  67. Daisy Bailey

    December 20th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Super chic and lovely!

  68. Paris Street Studios

    December 22nd, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Gorgeous wedding. Jasmine your photography is amazing.

  69. Klaudia Cieplinska - Fotografia slubna Wroclaw

    January 7th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I would love to photograph this kind of beautiful wedding in my city Wroclaw…Maybe one day.

  70. Ashley

    January 9th, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Gorgeous! And stunning couple!

  71. Jennifer Weems

    January 15th, 2015 at 12:41 am

    that dress….I die.

  72. Pierre - Paris Photographer

    January 19th, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Amazing work Jasmine !!!

  73. Fotograf Bydgoszcz

    January 29th, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Stunning work Jasmin!

  74. Kamil RumiΕ„ski

    February 1st, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Impressive wedding ceremony.

  75. Lori

    February 5th, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Love the colours and the amazing wedding details. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  76. Anna | ANNAdventure

    February 7th, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! I love her dress. Stunning location and beautiful couple πŸ™‚

  77. Bipin Dattani

    February 12th, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    For me the shot of the day is the father and daughter as they are ready to walk down the aisle. Jasmine did you pre-arrange with them to smile?

  78. Dariusz Luka - Fotografia slubna Rzeszow

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Great work and amazing shots. My favourite are those, which show the first dance.

  79. Gregory Salvatore

    February 15th, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    great work as always Jasmine!

  80. wedding photography adelaide

    February 17th, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Love everything about this Jasmine congratulations on another job well done!

  81. daisy Bailey

    February 22nd, 2015 at 8:42 pm


  82. Jessica V

    February 27th, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Simply beautiful work! I can only hope to be such an amazing wedding photographer in the future!

  83. Jon O'Connell Photography

    February 27th, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Beautiful wedding pictures. Enthusiastic follower of your work since Creative Live workshop I watched

  84. Andrea Van Orsouw

    March 1st, 2015 at 1:26 am

    in love with their ceremony set-up! amazing pictures as always, Jasmine

  85. Alex Zacharov

    March 11th, 2015 at 12:34 am

    beautiful bride and a lovely couple. like the detail shots and the emotion of the wedding!

  86. Sandals

    March 11th, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful Photo’s what an amazing wedding in Miami!

  87. Norma Skinner

    March 12th, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Wonderful work! Lovely to see the grooms shine too.

  88. Jillian Tree Photography

    March 15th, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Beautiful wedding in Miami!! What a gorgeous venue & couple…

  89. Allister Freeman

    March 24th, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    This images are beautiful Jasmine

  90. Amber

    April 4th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding and lovely pictures.

  91. Stephen Thrift

    April 6th, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Gorgeous wedding and venue!

  92. Charise Photo

    April 10th, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    This might be one of my favorite weddings of yours! Simply amazing. Natural posing, beautiful couple, gorgeous background and overall beautiful.

  93. molly grubbs

    April 16th, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    gorgeous images!!!!

  94. Jess

    April 19th, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Beautiful work! Kinda jealous you got to shoot this wedding. πŸ™‚

  95. Peter

    April 20th, 2015 at 2:53 am

    I love the view from the hotel room! The beach is so beautiful!

  96. carlos

    April 20th, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Love the pics. So lucky to have a wedding in Miami.

  97. Brian Davis

    April 20th, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    So classy and elegant! Love photos like this. That hotel is gorgeous.

  98. Marcel

    May 7th, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Beautiful light, beautiful venue, beautiful couple, BEAUTIFUL STORY! love

  99. Melissa

    May 13th, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous wedding! I love that ring shot. So unique. πŸ™‚

  100. Michelle Gunton Photography

    May 13th, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    The bride looks so happy. Great wedding photos Jasmine!

  101. ronny

    May 13th, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    hi Jasmine – love it what a venue

  102. Atlanta Wedding Photographers

    May 19th, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Jenney & Chuck look GORGEOUS! Awesome job Jasmine – as always! πŸ™‚

  103. Deevo

    May 21st, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    How do you get so many people to consistently comment on your blog posts?

  104. Alex

    May 21st, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Amazing set. Lovely couple and beautiful bride. Perfect.

  105. Charlie

    May 22nd, 2015 at 7:08 am

    I love this blog! Great work Jasmine. This is awesome.

  106. Videograaf

    May 26th, 2015 at 8:39 am

    The dance scene looks amazing! You really used the light well.

    I’m sure the couple is very happy with these lovely images!

  107. Luminous Weddings

    June 2nd, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Wow this is amazing any plans to come teach a wedding workshop in Toronto?

  108. Lucas

    June 3rd, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Miami truly is gorgeous and you photographed them beautifully. So glad her mom was able to be there with her

  109. Trina Dinnar

    June 3rd, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I love the details, the location, just everything! As always, your work is fabulous. You never cease to amaze. I especially love all of the candid moments and genuine emotions you captured!

  110. Carlie

    June 4th, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Beautiful images Jasmine! Great candid shots, that really capture the day. What an amazing location. So much emotion. Your work is always absolutely stunning. Jenny looked so beautiful. Loved her dress.

  111. Evan

    June 4th, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, so darn beautiful. I’m blown away with how clean and classy these photos are. Inspiring!! πŸ™‚

  112. Maria

    June 14th, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Amazing wedding photographs. Everyone seems happy to be here. Good job to photographer by capturing these perfectly!!!!

  113. allie skylar

    June 14th, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I have never been to miami, but after seeing this, I just may have to book a flight!

  114. adamcoupe

    June 16th, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Great images Jasmine
    Kind regards from UK

  115. Alex

    June 26th, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    your pictures are so inspiring. love this set, beautiful venue and a lovely couple!

  116. Oli

    June 28th, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I really love the colors.very nice shoot

  117. Jonathan Ivy

    July 1st, 2015 at 4:22 am

    This is gorgeous, I love Miami, this makes me want to travel more!

  118. type1 photography

    July 7th, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Fantastic set of images Jasmine. Love the Groomsmen shot.

  119. Mike

    July 10th, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Your work has always been an inspiration to me πŸ™‚

  120. Kelsie Low

    July 24th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Such beautiful photos as always!

  121. Hochzeitsfotograf Wien

    July 25th, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Nice Wedding Photography.

  122. wedding photographers cornwall

    August 9th, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Beautiful set of images!

  123. J. Kincannon

    January 5th, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I especially love the shot of the ring on the post card. Looks like it was a lot of fun!

  124. Anna from Piccolino

    January 26th, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Great pictures. I love it!

  125. Miami Wedding Photographer

    June 17th, 2016 at 1:39 am

    These shots are awesome! Love them all. Great job.