Wedding Photography at the Biltmore Hotel
Jorge R Gonzalez Photography
This past Saturday I had the pleasure and honor to document using my camera a very beautiful and moving occasion. It was the wedding of Tarik and Mercy a very loving and giving couple. They held their beautiful event at the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ and the Biltmore Hotel both historic landmarks in the city of Coral Gables in the South Florida area. This blog post is to present the beautiful wedding photography at the Biltmore Hotel of this event.
We started the day off with getting ready pictures at the Biltmore followed by a very emotional first look in which the groom’s father, brother and uncles took part. With the sound of applause and cheers the bride made her way down a set of grandiose staircases to the waiting arms of her future husband. The look on his face as his family members cheered the beautiful Mercy on was something of beauty, which only became more enchanting when he turned towards her and saw his bride at her very best for the very first time. Tears were on both the grooms and brides eyes but with hours of preparation in the brides part she had to compose her self or else we would had a bit of a disaster in the makeup department.
The first look led to formal outside portraits of the couple taking advantage of the beautiful afternoon light that we had around us. This led to more portraits inside the beautiful Biltmore Hotel lobby with the bride’s and groom’s immediate family. Shortly afterwards we headed towards the Church which happens to be across the street from the hotel. The bride was driven, on her short ride in an incredible Rolls Royce Wraith by her father. A very classy and beautiful touch, if I might say. Between the awesome auto, the beautiful bride, the handsome groom in his Great Gatsby tuxedo, and the historic picturesque venues this turn into an incredible photography opportunity. Every where you turned is was like a James Bond movie!!
I will spare you the rest of the details since wedding photography is what I do best not write. I’m showing the main highlights of the this wedding day since we stared at 3:00 p.m. and ended up staying until 1:00a.m. The family is a mix of Cuban, and Jordanian members, thus the music played was both latin salsa, merengue, reggaeton and arabic in nature. There was spanish been spoken along with english and of course arabic. The theme of the reception was that of a middle eastern style which was orchestrated by Sari Sosa of Sari Sosa Events.
In here are the images followed by links to the venues and vendors, I hope you enjoy.
Photography: Jorge R Gonzalez and Jonathan E Gonzalez
Getting Ready, First Look and Reception: Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables
Event Coordinator: Sari Sosa of Sari Sosa Events
Design and Decor: Avant Gardens
Hair: Claudia Vidales Art of Hair by Claudia
Makeup: Dunia Rivero Miami Makeup Artist
Catering: Cristina Gamez Biltmore Hotel
Video: Empire Video Productions