James Royal Palm Miami Wedding : Jenney+Chuck

Photography

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…

Rawr.

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