Want to Get Married in a Parking Garage? One Couple Did This Weekend

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Parking in Miami Beach can be such a pain sometimes. So we all know the joy of finally finding that perfect spot. Strange feelings of wanting to get down on one knee and proposing to the meter aren't out of the question. But would you actually want to hold you wedding in a parking garage? Nina Johnson and Daniel Milewski did this Saturday. Of course it was in Miami Beach's, and perhaps the country's, fanciest parking garage: 1111 Lincoln.

The couple's wedding and its unique location got the full write-up in The New York Times today. Scribe Michael Barbaro notes that parking garages are routinely concrete prisons full of garbage, beat-up Camrys and bum urine, but he is absolutely in awe of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 1111 Lincoln.

"Yet here in Miami Beach, whose aesthetic is equal parts bulging biceps and fluorescent pink, bridal couples, bar mitzvah boys and charity-event hosts are flocking to what seems like the unimaginable marriage of high-end architecture and car storage: a $65 million parking garage in the center of the city."

Johnson, the owner of Wynwood's Gallery Diet, fell in love with the space while parking there, and when it came time to plan her marriage to artist Milewski, she decided to hold her nuptials there. She even put a drawing of the garage on her invitations.

Barbaro waxes on and on about the differences between a regular parking garage and the art-strewn 1111 Lincoln, with Cathy Leff, the director of the Wolfsonian museum of design even telling him it "sets a new bar for what parking garages could and should be."

Well, our standard for parking garages is cheap and close to where we're going, but then again, we probably wouldn't want to get married atop the municipal lot near Lincoln Road.

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This post is very informative and very useful.This post provide a lot of way to implement if we want to get married in a Garage then what are the things we have to do & what are the arrangements done by those couples to present the garage a beautiful place for marriage. These information are quite interesting & really very desirable according to the situation and demand of customer. Thanks for usable news. 

Chris
Chris

Wasn't the building designed to have an event space, retail, and residential units as well? So why is it being called a parking garage? Dadeland has a parking garage. Does that mean we shop at a garage or a mall? The theater next door to 1111 has a parking garage, do we go see movies a la drive-in?

I really do not see the amazement of this. The building was built with an event space. I have seen much crazier locations than this.

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