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

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.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Kyle Munzenrieder