Rita and Nicholas met on eHarmony in late 2011 and exchanged several emails but eventually lost touch. They reconnected online in the fall of 2015 when they exchanged phone numbers and started to get to know each other for a while before going out on their first date.  What is so sweet about their relationship is that they are best friends. You can see they feel free to be their true selves with each other without fearing judgment. Rita loves “his soothing nature and ability to bring positivity to frustrating situations.” Nicholas loves “her sense of enthusiasm, good heart and ability to find quick solutions to problems.” They each strive to be better for the other every day. Together they love traveling, concerts, theme parks, the beach, and great food. They enjoy trivia nights and nights out with their friends and spending time with family. They love watching movies, whether at the theatre or at home. They have busy lives so they enjoy the quality time they get to spend with each other, whether it be chatting by the pool over drinks/wine, or challenging each other to a board game.

Everyone wants their wedding to be special and memorable. Those who have known Rita for a long time know that she had a hard time believing this day would ever come for her. Now that it has, her wedding was more than just special. It was inspiring and spiritual. All of their guests could feel the love they share and they knew they were witnessing God's presence in their lives.

Rita and Nicholas decided to have their wedding in the city of Miami because it marries their two favorite things: paradise and urban life. Being Cuban, Miami feels like home to Rita; and Nick's parents both grew up in Miami. Their venue, The Biltmore, is in the heart of one of the most picturesque areas, Coral Gables, and embodies both the tropical beauty of the city as well as the Spanish/Moorish influences on Cuban culture. Their wedding was elegant yet exotic, to match the venue's Moorish/Arabic atmosphere. A fun and beautiful highlight was the authentic Cuban Canasta dancer and guitarist. 

Rita’s favorite moment was walking down the aisle and seeing Nick waiting at the altar for her.  And spending time with all of their family and friends, as it was the first time both of their complete families were all together. The atmosphere was Happy, Relaxed, Romantic, and Fun.

Lead Photographers | Michael + Rebecca Zoumberos

Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie
Cake | Elegant Temptations
Caterer | The Biltmore
Ceremony Site | Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
DJ | The Event Factor
Event Planner | Events by Zeiry
Florist | Petal Productions
Hair Stylist | Kei Pucci  
Invitations | The Invitorium
Make-up Artist | Judy Irizarry
Reception Venue | The Biltmore
Videographer | Renegade Productions
Wedding Gown | CC's Boutique