A bright and festive photo of a wedding ceremony with guests applauding. The newlywed couple, one in a white lace wedding dress and the other in a dark suit, are holding hands as they exit the altar, surrounded by friends and family.

A Arty Relaxed Wedding with Food Trucks in Miami

Backyard wedding vibes, food trucks and no assigned seating, lounge sets for comfort, paired with a great DJ and cookies instead of a wedding cake, were the key elements that brought Elie (she/her) and Meg’s (she/her) Miami wedding to life.

Why did you choose an engagement longer than 12 months?

We chose to have a longer engagement because we were paying for the wedding ourselves, and we didn’t want to disrupt our lives while saving up for the wedding of our dreams. 

We also wanted to revel in the excitement of being engaged, take our time planning the wedding and make sure we had all of the important conversations before we officially tied the knot. 

Looking back, we’re so happy we timed it this way because we could truly enjoy this period without being too stressed or feeling rushed, and we got to really have fun planning our big day. 

How did you plan your wedding? 

We often joke that if we didn’t know we were a good match before the wedding planning process, we certainly learned it. We were lucky enough to navigate decisions smoothly and easily delegate tasks according to each other’s strengths. 

We would regularly go on walks to discuss the tasks and decisions at hand, and after co-compiling our ‘to-do’ lists, we would then delegate who would do what. 

We also hired a wedding planner, which was very helpful. 

How did you plan your wedding guest list?

We wanted to keep the wedding on the smaller side because our main goal was to “have a party with all our friends.” 

When creating the guest list, we wanted to make sure that we invited people who are a part of our everyday lives so we didn’t feel like we were “hosting” the wedding but instead got to enjoy it with all the people we love most. 

Lucky for us, we have the same friend group, so that helped narrow down the list; we kept it mostly friends instead of inviting extended family. 

What was the inspiration behind your laid-back wedding day?

We wanted it to feel like an upscale and cool backyard party. We had food trucks and living room sets and no assigned seating. A good DJ and open bar with signature cocktails were a must, as well as cookies instead of wedding cake for the guests. 

We picked a venue in the Arts District of Miami (Wynwood) because we knew it would make for a fun but laid-back and easy-going event. 

We think a good way to sum up the vibe of our wedding is to highlight that Meg walked down the aisle to “Sweet Child O Mine,” played an air guitar solo on her bouquet during the processional, and our flower girls were two of our good friends donned in tutus and leather jackets. We wanted our personalities to show in every aspect of the day. 

Photography by That Maya Girl Photography

Backpacks Cotopaxi
Bartender Miami Bartender Babe
Cake Maker Dbakers
Cookies Blueprint Cookies
DJ Miami DJs
Dress Boutique Wonderland Bridal
Dress Designer Justin Alexander
Florist The Petal Creative
Food Truck El Orgullo Latino Kitchen
Food Truck Fat Boyz Barbecue
Hair Stylist Vina & Co
Hotel The Gabriel Miami
Lighting Sunset Event Production
Make Up Artist Vina & Co
Megs Wedding Band Blue Nile
Shoes Manolo Blahnik
Shoes Dr. Martens
Signage Zazzle
Stationery Minted
Suit Designer Bespoke & Co
Tent Cache Tents And Events
Venue Maps Production House
Videographer Shey Allen Films
Wedding Planner Moments By Monica
Wedding Rings Holden

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