Shelly and Ben’s Destination Wedding in South Beach

July 31, 2009

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Shelly and Ben are such a lovely couple! They were so unbelievably cool about the fact that their destination wedding, which was to be held at the gorgeous Rosewood Mayakoba, was abruptly cancelled due to the swine flu epidemic. LUXE rushed to the “rescue” and we managed to move the entire 60 person group to The Setai, in South Beach…. in a matter of a few days! And they hardly showed any signs of stress throughout the ordeal. In the end, it was a dream come true for them. Down flew photographer extraordinnaire, Catherine Farquharson to document the nuptials, and voila – what a wedding!

Here is Ben and Shelly getting ready. Ben seems pensive, getting his shave…

Dinner was held at The Restaurant at The Setai. Chef Jonathan Wright personally helped design a menu to suit Shelly and Ben’s tastes. And speaking with some of the guests upon their return, the menu was amazing. A foodie’s dream wedding menu!

The group danced until the wee hours in The Setai’s famous courtyard! And what a hora! Check it out. Wow! This wedding turned into an incredible story they will be able to tell their kids about for years to come.