Johana Alexandra Bucci & Jordan W Gerheim

Photos by La Vie Studios

“Let the Gerheim’s roll” was the hashtag and theme of Johana and Jordan’s extraordinary South Beach Miami wedding weekend in May of 2019. Kicking off the destination weekend on Friday with a ‘White Linen Welcome Party’ under the Grand Tiki at The Palms Hotel & Spa really set the tone for the rest of the weekend. Their 160+ guests donned all-white attire, danced to live beats from Cuban native, Tomasito Cruz, and enjoyed a spread of authentic Cuban food as well as custom-labeled hand rolled cigars from an on-site authentic Cuban roller.

On Saturday, guests gathered for a pre-ceremony cocktail, allowing guests ample time to arrive, relax, and find their seats for the ceremony. A live string quartet provided the music for the cocktail hour and ceremony. 

Johana’s wedding gown was an architectural-inspired dress by Martina Liana. A mix of French tulle, leaf-style lace, and beading throughout the gown, coupled with a sculpted sweetheart neckline created rich dimension. Johana also chose an attachable cape train with her dress and customized lace detachable draped sleeves she wore during the ceremony. The bridesmaids wore blush colored high-neck gowns from Jenny Yoo’s Luxe Chiffon collection. Jordan and his groomsmen chose an ivory dinner jacket variation of the black-tie tuxedo.

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Johana was attended by her younger sister, Carolina Bucci, as maid of honor and her cousin, Ana Holmes, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Gerheim and Sophia Gutierrez. Jordan was attended by his father, John Gerheim, as his best man and his groomsman, Todd Roath.

After the outdoor ceremony at the Garden Gazebo, guests were escorted into the Royal Palm Ballroom for a sit-down dinner. There, guests enjoyed some of the bride’s favorite foods – leg of lamb, sushi, seafood stations, and filet – all prepared and presented buffet style.

After dinner, everyone gathered in the Queen Palm Ballroom where local Miami 13-piece band, Extasy, was turning up the heat. With an all-female brass section and backup singer for Marc Anthony, Franklin Torres on the mic, it was hard for guests to sit down. Later in the night, Jordan surprised his new Bride and guests with a fireworks show.

On Sunday, a farewell brunch was the perfect way to say goodbye to guests and complete the most memorable destination wedding weekend.

Johana and Jordan planned most of the wedding details themselves but could not have executed the eventful weekend without the help of their parents.  Johana is the daughter of Dr. Yolanda Gutierrez and Dr. Richard Bucci. Jordan is the son of Wendy and John Gerheim.

The happy couple took a delayed two-week honeymoon to French Polynesia with stops in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora Islands.


Ceremony + Reception Venue The Palms Hotel & Spa Wedding Dress Town & Country Bridal Hair/Makeup Renata Estepan Bridesmaid Dresses Bella Bridesmaids Groomsmen Attire Francia’s Formal Affair Invitations Soirée Signatures Florist Ever After Florist Caterer The Palms Hotel Bakery Elegant Temptations Photographer La Vie Studios Videographer Alex Galan Films Band Extasy Band of Tropics Entertainment Day-of Coordinator Yasmin Gomez

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