Rachael & Matt’s Wedding at the National Hotel in Miami | South Florida Wedding Photographer

Rachael & Matt’s wedding took place at the beautiful National Hotel on famous Collins Avenue in South Beach and it could not have been a more perfect day.    The South Florida heat was non-existent, the wind died down and the skies were perfectly clear throughout the day.   Set in the heart of the Art Deco Historical District, the National Hotel Miami Beach was the perfect backdrop for Rachael and Matt’s ultra-stylish wedding.  The black and white color palette, with small touches of pink, Rachael’s stunning dress and simple flower-adorned hair was a modern take on the 1930′s.   And they designed everything themselves!  From their own design for all of the stationary pieces, to the custom photos they took for their table cards, every detail added just the right touch.  Rachael and Matt, it was such an honor to document your amazing day!  Check out the sneak peek for a few more photos from this fabulous wedding.

Their fabulous vendors:

Ceremony & Reception – Jamie Lipman & Team at National Hotel Miami Beach

Flowers -  Dan Hathcock Unforgettable Events

Hair and Makeup – Amy Palma South Beach Makeup Studio

Cake – Rosie Cunill at Elegant Temptations

Music – DJ Gatsby

And a huge thanks to Katie Hobbie at KT Photography for assisting me!

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Rachael Getting Her Hair Done for Wedding at National Hotel

Bridesmaids watching College Football while getting ready!  These are my type of girls, even if they are Gator fans;)Bridesmaids Getting Ready for WeddingButtoning up the Wedding Dress

The next three shots are Katie’s

Matt Getting ReadyMatt Before Wedding

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Rachael & Matt chose to do a first look, which I love!

First Look at Rachael & Matt's South Beach Wedding

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Rachael & Matt's Ceremony at Nationa Hotel in South Beach

Rachael & Matt's Ceremony

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Katie’s shots that I absolutely love!

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Rachael & Matt created their own table cards by taking photos of numbers around New York City and printing them as postcards.  Love this!

Table Number Cards for Wedding

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Wedding Reception at National Hotel

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KatB

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Hey Rachael,

I saw the National Hotel in action on Sunday night and was so blown away.  Everything was so amazingly beautiful!  I absolutely cannot wait:)

I wanted to setup a time to talk through the schedule.  Let me know what day/time is good for you.

Thanks,
Kat

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Rachael Horowitz

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Hi Kat,
My schedule is very erratic these days trying to wrap up work before I leave. I am available now if by chance you happen to be checking your email right this second. Otherwise, I will send another time for tomorrow or something.
thanks..rachael

— On Tue, 11/3/09, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:

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To: “Rachael Horowitz” <gatorae5@yahoo.com>

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 1:26 PM

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Hey Rachael,

I saw the National Hotel in action on Sunday night and was so blown away.  Everything was so amazingly beautiful!  I absolutely cannot wait:)

I wanted to setup a time to talk through the schedule.  Let me know what day/time is good for you.

Thanks,
Kat

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Rachael Horowitz

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HI Kat,
here is the information you requested:
family members to include in family photos:
rachael‘s parents
matt’s parents
matt’s brother and his wife (they are the best man and matron of honor)
rachael‘s grandmother and grandfather
matt’s grandmother
rachael‘s uncle matt and spouse, uncle mark and spouse
matt’s uncle david and uncle dennis and cousin Davide
we have 5 guys and 5 girls in the bridal party. this includes the best man and matron of honor.
Vendors used:
Florist -  Dan Hathcock Unforgettable Events  http://www.theunforgettableevent.com/
Cake – Rosie Cunill at Elegant Temptations http://www.etcakes.com/
Hair and Makeup – Amy Palma South Beach Makeup Studio http://www.sobemakeupstudio.com/
thanks and let me know if you need anything else,
Rachael
— On Tue, 11/3/09, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
From: KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com>
Subject: Schedule
To: “Rachael Horowitz” <gatorae5@yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 1:26 PM
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Hey Rachael,

I saw the National Hotel in action on Sunday night and was so blown away.  Everything was so amazingly beautiful!  I absolutely cannot wait:)

I wanted to setup a time to talk through the schedule.  Let me know what day/time is good for you.

Thanks,
Kat

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Thanks for the information Rachael.  So the largest group will be the wedding party (12 with you and Matt) right?  Also, can you choose someone to organize the rest of the family members for the formals and have them down by the pool at around 6:15?  We’ll be done with all the you and matt and bridal party shots.  Hopefull the family stuff shoudn’t take more then 30 minutes.

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On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Rachael Horowitz <gatorae5@yahoo.com> wrote:

HI Kat,
here is the information you requested:
family members to include in family photos:
rachael‘s parents
matt’s parents
matt’s brother and his wife (they are the best man and matron of honor)
rachael‘s grandmother and grandfather
matt’s grandmother
rachael‘s uncle matt and spouse, uncle mark and spouse
matt’s uncle david and uncle dennis and cousin Davide
we have 5 guys and 5 girls in the bridal party. this includes the best man and matron of honor.
Vendors used:
Florist -  Dan Hathcock Unforgettable Events  http://www.theunforgettableevent.com/
Cake – Rosie Cunill at Elegant Temptations http://www.etcakes.com/
Hair and Makeup – Amy Palma South Beach Makeup Studio http://www.sobemakeupstudio.com/
thanks and let me know if you need anything else,
Rachael
— On Tue, 11/3/09, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
From: KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com>
Subject: Schedule
To: “Rachael Horowitz” <gatorae5@yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 1:26 PM
Hey Rachael,

I saw the National Hotel in action on Sunday night and was so blown away.  Everything was so amazingly beautiful!  I absolutely cannot wait:)

I wanted to setup a time to talk through the schedule.  Let me know what day/time is good for you.

Thanks,
Kat

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Hey Rachael,
One more thing . . . mostly because it’s raining right now.  See if you can get everyone in the bridal party (or at least one per couple) to bring an umbrella.  It’s one of those things, if we have them we won’t need them, but if for some reason it is drizzling during our pre-ceremony shots, if we have 6 umbrellas, we can still do some really cool outdoor shots with them.
Kat
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On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 1:26 PM, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Rachael,

I saw the National Hotel in action on Sunday night and was so blown away.  Everything was so amazingly beautiful!  I absolutely cannot wait:)

I wanted to setup a time to talk through the schedule.  Let me know what day/time is good for you.

Thanks,
Kat

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Hey Kat
Yes 12 including me and matt. Are the patents needed before 615?  Yes I will have everyone gathered by the pool at back pool closest to the beach?

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On Nov 9, 2009, at 4:13 PM, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
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Thanks for the information Rachael.  So the largest group will be the wedding party (12 with you and Matt) right?  Also, can you choose someone to organize the rest of the family members for the formals and have them down by the pool at around 6:15?  We’ll be done with all the you and matt and bridal party shots.  Hopefull the family stuff shoudn’t take more then 30 minutes.
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On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Rachael Horowitz <gatorae5@yahoo.com> wrote:
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HI Kat,
here is the information you requested:
family members to include in family photos:
rachael‘s parents
matt’s parents
matt’s brother and his wife (they are the best man and matron of honor)
rachael‘s grandmother and grandfather
matt’s grandmother
rachael‘s uncle matt and spouse, uncle mark and spouse
matt’s uncle david and uncle dennis and cousin Davide
we have 5 guys and 5 girls in the bridal party. this includes the best man and matron of honor.
Vendors used:
Florist -  Dan Hathcock Unforgettable Events  http://www.theunforgettableevent.com/
Cake – Rosie Cunill at Elegant Temptations http://www.etcakes.com/
Hair and Makeup – Amy Palma South Beach Makeup Studio http://www.sobemakeupstudio.com/
thanks and let me know if you need anything else,
Rachael
— On Tue, 11/3/09, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
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From: KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com>
Subject: Schedule
To: “Rachael Horowitz” <gatorae5@yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 1:26 PM
Hey Rachael,

I saw the National Hotel in action on Sunday night and was so blown away.  Everything was so amazingly beautiful!  I absolutely cannot wait:)

I wanted to setup a time to talk through the schedule.  Let me know what day/time is good for you.

Thanks,
Kat

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Ok I will see what I can do.

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On Nov 10, 2009, at 6:43 AM, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey Rachael,
One more thing . . . mostly because it’s raining right now.  See if you can get everyone in the bridal party (or at least one per couple) to bring an umbrella.  It’s one of those things, if we have them we won’t need them, but if for some reason it is drizzling during our pre-ceremony shots, if we have 6 umbrellas, we can still do some really cool outdoor shots with them.
Kat
On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 1:26 PM, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Rachael,

I saw the National Hotel in action on Sunday night and was so blown away.  Everything was so amazingly beautiful!  I absolutely cannot wait:)

I wanted to setup a time to talk through the schedule.  Let me know what day/time is good for you.

Thanks,
Kat

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No, parents will go first at 6:15 and then everyone else after.   Before that we’ll do the shots of you and matt and the wedding party shots.  Wedding party should be ready at around 5:15 (if you and matt start at 4:45).
Back pool is fine!
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On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 7:48 AM, Rachael Horowitz <gatorae5@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hey Kat
Yes 12 including me and matt. Are the patents needed before 615?  Yes I will have everyone gathered by the pool at back pool closest to the beach?

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 9, 2009, at 4:13 PM, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the information Rachael.  So the largest group will be the wedding party (12 with you and Matt) right?  Also, can you choose someone to organize the rest of the family members for the formals and have them down by the pool at around 6:15?  We’ll be done with all the you and matt and bridal party shots.  Hopefull the family stuff shoudn’t take more then 30 minutes.
On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Rachael Horowitz <gatorae5@yahoo.com> wrote:
HI Kat,
here is the information you requested:
family members to include in family photos:
rachael‘s parents
matt’s parents
matt’s brother and his wife (they are the best man and matron of honor)
rachael‘s grandmother and grandfather
matt’s grandmother
rachael‘s uncle matt and spouse, uncle mark and spouse
matt’s uncle david and uncle dennis and cousin Davide
we have 5 guys and 5 girls in the bridal party. this includes the best man and matron of honor.
Vendors used:
Florist -  Dan Hathcock Unforgettable Events  http://www.theunforgettableevent.com/
Cake – Rosie Cunill at Elegant Temptations http://www.etcakes.com/
Hair and Makeup – Amy Palma South Beach Makeup Studio http://www.sobemakeupstudio.com/
thanks and let me know if you need anything else,
Rachael
— On Tue, 11/3/09, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
From: KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com>
Subject: Schedule
To: “Rachael Horowitz” <gatorae5@yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 1:26 PM
Hey Rachael,

I saw the National Hotel in action on Sunday night and was so blown away.  Everything was so amazingly beautiful!  I absolutely cannot wait:)

I wanted to setup a time to talk through the schedule.  Let me know what day/time is good for you.

Thanks,
Kat

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Got it!

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On Nov 10, 2009, at 8:10 AM, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
No, parents will go first at 6:15 and then everyone else after.   Before that we’ll do the shots of you and matt and the wedding party shots.  Wedding party should be ready at around 5:15 (if you and matt start at 4:45).
Back pool is fine!
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 7:48 AM, Rachael Horowitz <gatorae5@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hey Kat
Yes 12 including me and matt. Are the patents needed before 615?  Yes I will have everyone gathered by the pool at back pool closest to the beach?

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 9, 2009, at 4:13 PM, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the information Rachael.  So the largest group will be the wedding party (12 with you and Matt) right?  Also, can you choose someone to organize the rest of the family members for the formals and have them down by the pool at around 6:15?  We’ll be done with all the you and matt and bridal party shots.  Hopefull the family stuff shoudn’t take more then 30 minutes.
On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Rachael Horowitz <gatorae5@yahoo.com> wrote:
HI Kat,
here is the information you requested:
family members to include in family photos:
rachael‘s parents
matt’s parents
matt’s brother and his wife (they are the best man and matron of honor)
rachael‘s grandmother and grandfather
matt’s grandmother
rachael‘s uncle matt and spouse, uncle mark and spouse
matt’s uncle david and uncle dennis and cousin Davide
we have 5 guys and 5 girls in the bridal party. this includes the best man and matron of honor.
Vendors used:
Florist -  Dan Hathcock Unforgettable Events  http://www.theunforgettableevent.com/
Cake – Rosie Cunill at Elegant Temptations http://www.etcakes.com/
Hair and Makeup – Amy Palma South Beach Makeup Studio http://www.sobemakeupstudio.com/
thanks and let me know if you need anything else,
Rachael
— On Tue, 11/3/09, KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com> wrote:
From: KatB <katbphotos@gmail.com>
Subject: Schedule
To: “Rachael Horowitz” <gatorae5@yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 1:26 PM
Hey Rachael,

I saw the National Hotel in action on Sunday night and was so blown away.  Everything was so amazingly beautiful!  I absolutely cannot wait:)

I wanted to setup a time to talk through the schedule.  Let me know what day/time is good for you.

Thanks,
Kat

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