Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding

A breezy December night, Ybor City Museum Garden beautifully decorated in greenery and the Groom ready to blow away his bride along with his groomsmen, his fraternity brothers.

Rashaud gets down on one knee, looks at Ruthie in the eyes and starts singing a cappella with the help of his best friends.

 

Such a romantic and sweet gesture that set the mood for the rest of their Ybor City Museum wedding reception.

 

Ruthie & Rashaud are amazing people! He made the first move using a line from the movie The Ladies Man: “Can I buy you a fish sandwhich?”

 

One of their most memorable dates was at an intimate cuban bar and lounger, Hoy como ayer, in Miami on Calle Ocho, which is an area deeply rooted in the city’s History & Culture. There they saw one of their favorite bands which Ruthie introduced to Rashaud when they started dating: Spam AllStars.

A Beautiful Ybor City Museum Garden Holiday Wedding

They had their wedding at the Ybor City Museum State Park. This historic museum, with its ornamental garden, open space and beautiful fountain made for the perfect location for Ruthie & Rashaud’s Ybor City Museum holiday wedding.

 

These two opted for an intimate ceremony with family and close friends and brought along the rest of their friends for their reception. They also had a First Look, if you are not familiar with wedding first looks or would like more information on them, I wrote all about them, their benefits and drawbacks here: What is a First Look?

 

Ruthie & Rashaud’s Ybor City Museum Garden wedding was absolutely gorgeous and I am so honored that I got to capture it. Everything from the simple greenery decor, to the vendors involved, such as Babyl band – this band was seriously soo amazing!! Cocktail Movement and the atmosphere was perfect! Oh and as you probably noticed, the bride and I share the same name! And not only that but the bride’s best friend’s name is also Ruth. What are the chances!

The Cord of Three Strands

One of my favorite moments of the day was during the ceremony, when Ruthie & Rashaud did the cord of three strands. The cord of three strands or God’s knot came from the bible verse on Ecclesiastes 4:12 that reads “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

 

The gold cord represents God and how he is the foundation of their relationship, the red cord represents the groom and the white strand represents the bride. The bride and groom braid the strands together, symbolizing the union of God, husband and wife.

 

Having the cord of three strands as part of their ceremony, was a beautiful statement of their faith and a way to let God be the center of their marriage. I absolutely loved this!

 

Ruthie & Rashaud, I wish you the very best on your new journey as husband and wife, may God always be the center and foundation of your marriage. Many blessings to you two! <3

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Groom kissing bride on the temple and hugging bride making heart sign

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Just Married Couple walking down the aisle and posing Groom wearing black tuxedo Bride in White fluffy dress

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Ring shot with glittery background and a holiday christmas tree garland

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Bride holding bouquet looking at the camera smiling in her white dress

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Bride holding White Flowers and Greenery Holiday Bouquet

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Dress hanging on door with shoes close up

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Bride and Bridesmaids toasting with champagne wearing wine burgundy dresses close up

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Bride holding champagne bottle and bridesmaids with champagne glasses posing for the camera bride and mom holding champagne eskimo kiss

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Bride holding champagne bottle and bridesmaids holding champagne glasses and wearing burgundy dresses all toasting in excitement

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Bride holding white flower and greenery bouquet smiling at camera bride and bride's mom fixing her veil

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding First Look Groom waiting wearing sunglasses and bride in the background about to surprise him

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding First Look Bride coming towards groom bride and groom laughing

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Dad walking daughter down the aisle bride and groom in front of priest wedding ceremony

Ybor City Museum Garden Bride and Groom doing knot for Wedding Cord of Three Strands wedding ceremony

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Just married bride and groom walking down the aisle celebrating and smiling

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Red post card table decor evening reception

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Water Fountain Night Wedding

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Bride and groom first dance by the lights and the water fountain at night wedding reception

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Bride and Groom first dance under the lights evening wedding reception

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Cake with flowers and lights in the background evening wedding reception

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Welcome sign evening wedding reception

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Bride Groom and everyone toasting with champagne glasses

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Cocktail movement alcoholic drinks close up bartender making drinks evening wedding reception

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Cocktail movement alcoholic drinks close up bartender evening wedding reception

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Babyl band vocalist and piano player with bass player

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding evening wedding reception lights decor babyl band

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Babyl Band drummer and guitarist playing at evening wedding reception

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding water fountain by the lights evening wedding reception

Ybor City Museum Garden wedding cocktail movement bride and groom toasting

Ybor City Museum Garden Wedding Cocktail Movement Bartender making drinks

Ybor City Museum Garden wedding groom and groomsmen singing a Capella for bride

Ybor City Museum Garden wedding groom on his knees and groomsmen singing a Capella for bride

Ybor City Museum Garden wedding Bride and Groom hugging each other by white house in the evening wedding evening reception portrait

 

 

 

 

  1. Donald Sexton

    May 9th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Some great photos here.

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