The Rotunda is a big deal at the Hotel Colonnade in Coral Gables, FL. This room is HUGE and can easily accommodate 300+ people at one time (I have seen it). The big challenge on the wedding day is to allocate enough time to take full advantage of this room and the decor. The trick is that we need to work fast inside of a tiny time window between when the hotel has the space all setup, and just before the end of the cocktail hour. Basically we have about 5-min to "pull off" an amazing shot and it can be hard to say the least.
This time, we wanted to be sure we got that "wow" factor. So, from the start we had planned to do this shot and I think it came out great!