This beautiful bride was featured alongside her lovely husband at their wedding at the Historic Walton House. On Tacari Weddings, https://tacariweddings.com/real-weddings-rachel-and-raphael/ see the beautiful photographs by acclaimed photographer Chantal Lawrie http://www.imagesbychantal.com and the story written and filmed by yours truly Nada Khalaf-Jones
Photographer | Images by Chantal | @imagesbychantal
Venue | The Walton House Miami | @historicwaltonhouse
Event Designer | Key Destination Weddings & Events | @keydestinationweddings
Videographer | Skybornvisual LLC
Floral Designer | Designs by Darenda | @designsbydarenda
Linens | Keys Audio Party Rentals
See here https://youtu.be/W0Yl4PAs5jk for the film
Visit http://www.historicwaltonhouse.com for the venue!
The Story – by Nada Khalaf-Jones
The setting is a tropical botanical garden in the Redlands outside Miami. On a long dusty farm road there is an oasis covered in trees so tall the drone took a whole 40 seconds to descend without getting tangled in Spanish Moss or palm fronds before we got it just perfectly placed for the shot above one of the sparkling coral lined swimming pools.
Of all the amazing, original construction buildings on property, the Barn was our favorite, it’s been photographed in so many different lights it’s hard to tell it’s the same place. The reception at the Murphy Leon wedding was held outside in the cool March evening breeze, adjacent to the horse gently nickering beneath the Strangler Fig tree and peacocks strutting around the paddock.
No matter what your thoughts upon entering this surprising oasis, whether it’s ‘wow, that is a big monkey, is that a Capuchin?’ or ‘look at the feathers around the head of that bird!’ it’s just magical beyond words this tropical former avocado plantation in Miami. When you leave there is a new evergreen dream home a memory burned into your subconsciousness.
Mine is still vivid. Inhabited by the beautiful white organza and lace of Rachels wedding gown, her full busted figure and the glorious dark locks tumbling around her pretty face, the stunning bright white smile and beautiful brown eyes that dazzled as she went from a Ms to a Mrs. Enjoy the film and come visit soon. Chantal Lawrie will have photographs ready and when she does we will share them here too.