Jessica + Joe | Jim Hjelm Wedding from Acromatico Photography

“Stunning, elegant and fun”…such a perfect description for Jessica + Joe’s Miami beach wedding! I love the vibrant florals of orange, purple, pinks and greens and how the rich pops of color continue throughout the reception. Don’t miss this couple’s endearing wedding cake with a very sweet pennant flag cake topper, the exquisite orchid centerpieces or Jessica’s halter style lace Jim Hjelm gown. Enjoy!

Jessica + Joe | December 30, 2012 | Miami, Florida

The Ceremony
The ceremony was held at Matheson Hammock Park Beach. We organized it ourselves and had a friend officiate. It was very intimate and the setting was breathtaking.

The Reception
The reception was held just a few steps away at Red Fish Grill. The restaurant is located on the beach. It’s fun and tropical with lights around the palm trees, a great dance floor, and beautiful interior, as well. I was thrilled when we found this venue!

Jessica’s Dress Search
I always knew I wanted lace. I originally wanted a keyhole back, cap sleeves, and a sweetheart neckline. I never in a million years thought about a halter dress. When I put this on, though, to appease my family, we all loved it! It’s elegant and has a classic feel, while still appropriate for a beach wedding.

How Jessica Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Stunning, Elegant, Fun

Why Jessica Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I live in a studio apartment in NYC. Not only will I never wear it again, but there’s nowhere to keep it! It’s such a beautiful dress; I can’t let it sit in my closet. I want another bride to be able to feel the way I did in this dress on her wedding day.

Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Photography: Acromatico Photography | Ceremony Venue: Matheson Hammock Park Beach | Reception Venue: Red Fish Grill | Flowers: Flowers by Sandra | Cake: Publix Bakery