Monica & Ryan's Miami Backyard Soiree

Ryan & Monica (who prefers "Mons") are not your typical couple; they are instead one of the most bubbly, laughing-until-your-side-hurts, unique pair who just really want to be around their family and a few close friends! I loved capturing this wedding for many reasons, but mostly because they all (every person there) know how to have FUN! 

Ryan had first contacted me about a zany cat shoot he wanted to do in their apartment with their two cats and roommate, Aaron. All of us being 90s kids instantly reverted back to the days of glamour shots and had so much fun. So naturally, when they both were planning their wedding down in Miami, I knew it was going to be a fun party. The day before the wedding, they hosted a beautiful rehearsal dinner at LT Steak and Seafood right on Ocean Drive in South Beach then the next morning held a private Soul Cycle ride for everyone to get energized and healthy for the day!

Later that evening guests began to arrive at the Guzikowski residence. Beautiful lights illuminated the palm trees, a long elegant farm table was the center piece in the entire backyard, strung with glowing lights above. The warm breeze was perfect for their ceremony while they both pledged vows to each other, making the other laugh and cry while they held their stuffed toy cat representatives of their real ones back home. 

The rest of the night came with a delicious dinner & cocktails, games and poker, rockband, photo booth and lots of time spent with their intimate crew. It was a pleasure to capture and I hope you enjoy the images! All this would not be possible without their amazing "Anti-Crisis Coordinator" Lana Spivak, who helped make everything seamless. 

Kim Espinosa