Briza on the Bay
The minute I received an inquiry from ShaKyra in March of 2017 and we communicated through e-mails I could tell she was a sweetheart. Brandon and ShaKyra were both in Kentucky, but they were looking at moving to Miami because Brandon was being picked up by the Miami Dolphins football team. It’s not every day that you get to book a couple without meeting them or knowing who they are lol. I know nothing about football; and Brandon apparently, is pretty well known for his football skills. A few months after booking they moved down. So on June 9, 2018 Brandon and ShaKyra had a beautiful wedding at Briza on the Bay.
It rained for a few hours and their ceremony had to be moved indoors but that didn’t prevent them from having an emotional one. Luckily, after the ceremony the skies cleared and we were able to get some amazing portraits of them. One of my highlights of the night was watching and documenting ShaKyra walking down the aisle as well as listening to her Man of Honor, Hunter’s toast.
The speeches given during the toasts allow you to see your couples the way their family and friends see them. We also came across some amazing vendors that we worked with for the very first time. Vous Conference 2018 was taking place on the same weekend as the Radcliff’s wedding so we were not able to make it, but “coincidentally” we brought Vous to their wedding. Sari Sosa, their wedding coordinator from Sari Sosa Events and Carolyn and Ty the power-couple videographers from Peach and Orange also attend Vous and we can’t wait to work with them again!
Here’s a sneak peek of the Radcliff’s wedding day!
That Football Game on the TV though.
Brandon wrote one of the sweetest vows we’ve ever heard.
Shi’ann Jones beautifully sang Leela James – Fall For You song as ShaKyra walked down the aisle that sent chills all down my spine
Find you a man that looks at you the way Brandon looks at ShaKyra!
They combined sand from Hawaii and Miami for their Sand Ceremony.
Let’s be real, you can’t marry an athlete from Miami and not have the skyline in your wedding portraits!
Honestly, Brandon’s personality was AMAZING! He’s definitely full of energy and so funny I can see why ShaKyra is head over heels for him.
Cars honked and screamed as they were walking down the bridge!
Also make sure to find you a man that loves his momma and isn’t afraid of showing it.
Let me tell you, this group KNEW how to party! This had to be one of the best reception parties we’ve photographed in the past seven years.
For the bouquet toss, ShaKyra did things a little different. She handed the bouquet over to her sister because her boyfriend was about to drop down on his knee and propose.
When do you really get the chance of ending a wedding with a proposal?!?!
Wedding Coordinator: Sari Sosa Events
Videography: Peach and Orange
Hair and Makeup: Gia D’Esposito and Brianna Bogans
Officiant: Rev. Eddie Rodriguez
Ceremony Location: Marriott Biscayne Bay
Venue Location: Briza on the Bay
Wedding Gown: Essence of Australia
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse
Florist: Ala Flowers
Cake: Edda’s Cake Design
Ceremony Ensemble: Master Musicians
Ceremony Singer: Shi’Ann Jones