Destination Weddings in Palm Beach – Amanda and Todd’s Wedding at the Flagler Museum.

Plan the perfect destination wedding in Palm Beach , Florida. For wedding planners and brides and grooms alike, The Henry Morrison, Flagler Museum is  a national historic landmark  situated in Palm Beach, Florida is the perfect destination venue . The museum is  surrounded by luxury hotels such as the  Breakers , beautiful beaches and fabulous shopping on Worth Avenue or downtown West Palm Beach.

The New York Herald described Whitehall, the Palm Beach home of Henry Flagler as, “More wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.”  The  75-room, 100,000-square-foot Gilded Age mansion was built in 1902 for Henry Flagler and given as a wedding present to his wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler . To have a wedding at the Flagler museum is a wedding present in itself. Amanda and Todd wanted a unique and exceptional venue, the Flagler  Museum was the perfect choice. Photography by Divine Light.

 

Amanda’s dress designed by Kenneth Poole. Letterpress invitation by Elum .

The ceremony took place in the West Room which  adjoins the Lake Room that  opens up onto a terrace overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway and the West Palm Beach city skyline . The room has a soft Mediterranean ambiance and features a  grand chandelier and  a 27 ft vaulting ceiling. Roses in soft pink colors, white stock and antique hydrangeas were used for the ceremony. Floral design by Nancy from Xquisite Events.

The Reception took place in the Pavilion, which houses Henry Morrison Flagler’s Private rail car which guests are invited to tour. As described in the literature from the Flagler Museum “the Pavilion was designed to evoke the opulence and grandeur of a turn-of-the-century railway palace”. The venue’s panoramic windows offer magnificent views of downtown West Palm Beach and the Intercoastal waterway and is nothing short of unique for those exceptional brides and grooms who want a space that is memorable.

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding and Event Trends for 2013 – Gourmet Food Trucks

Wedding and event trends for 2013 are reporting food trucks as a creative way to feed your guests. Over the past two years the event industry has exploded with over 30 Gourmet Food Trucks in and around Miami. Many of the South Florida region’s great chefs are taking their show on the road, offering top-quality food in a transportable ,  innovative way.

If you have a laid back park setting for your wedding or similar large open space  – Food trucks are an innovative way to cater for your guests. Not only is it cool and different but there is so much choice. There are food trucks for every type of food you can imagine.

Before the urban revolution of food trucks , guests at my events were given late night “to go” eats including pizza slices set on decorated buffet tables or a coffee cart with cookies . Now we can offer our guests a gastronomical experience. A decorated food truck pulls  up to valet ready to serve your guests a gourmet grilled cheese or for a sugar rush some freshly baked  cupcakes and brownies.

Miamieater.com  lists the Best  Food Truck experiences on their website.  My choice for my late night guests would be Ms.Cheezious who offers inventive spin on the  grilled cheese. Some delicious carbohydrates for that late night snack.  For my guests with a sweet tooth I would go with Sugar Rush whose favorites include the Cake ‘n’ Shake, fried treats and freshly baked cupcakes and brownies.

The best is to Google “gourmet food truck events”  and have your own personal food tasting experience and seek the ultimate food experience that would best suit your guests. Here is a link  – http://greatfoodlist.wordpress.com/south-florida-food-truck-schedule/

Enjoy!

Baseball Themed Bar Mitzvah, Wedding or Celebration – Marlins Park in Miami, FL

Having a baseball theme wedding or Bar or Bat Mitzvah, the Marlin’s Park in Miami is open for private events. What better way to celebrate an event for that special person who is passionate about baseball in an authentic environment – no decor needed. You have  a state of the art ballpark, huge digital screens for video montages or presentations, gourmet menu selections and a variety of spaces for your cocktail party and celebration including right on the field. The retractable roof is a definite plus; rain or shine, “no tent needed,” you are covered in minutes. As a planner, I was treated to a grand tour of the stadium and grounds and a gourmet selection of stadium style food in one of the incredible private boxes overlooking the stadium. Thank you to Marlins Park for supplying me with these pictures so you can see what spaces are available for your celebration. Visit Marlins Ballpark for more event information. Photography credit Kiko Ricote.

As your guests enter the stadium , the huge digital screens announce your celebration. You can use the screens for your video montage , simulcast and so much more.

There are a number of spaces to hold your celebration. While celebrating this special occasion on center field would be an incredible experience,  the rest of the stadium is ideal for events as well, with a wide view of the field.

 

To food is fabulous with stadium style themed items such as Helmet Ballpark Nachos, Single and Double Play Cheeseburger, “The Magnum” Ball Park Dog and my favorite, the “Helmet Sundae”. Of course, they offer a formal style dining menu as well but these are great options for your cocktail hour to get everyone in the mood.

 

 

In the past, Linzi Events has planned occasions in a variety of unique sports settings from center court at the Delray Beach Tennis Center to the basketball court at the Wayne Barton Center to Incredible Ice skating rink. We would love to plan the perfect event for that baseball enthusiast. Share your love of America’s pastime in the most modern and well-equipped stadium in the nation.

Please contact Linzi Events for more information, we would love to plan your next event.

Planning a Winter Wonderland Themed Bar Mitzvah in Boca Raton, Florida

Planning a Winter Wonderland Themed Bar Mitzvah  –  here are some fabulous winter themed decor and ideas from a recent Bar Mitzvah we planned. Even though in Florida it is pretty much summer all year long , the few cold days we experience still evokes a need to throw  a winter themed event or holiday party. Winter wonderland is a popular theme for Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s. Kids with a passion for winter sports and mom’s vision of a white space with “cool” event decor. Austin and his family loved snow skiing, the theme was perfect for everyone to enjoy.

The scene was set  with a 40 foot backdrop of snow covered mountains placed behind a 16 foot white acrylic bar lit with blue led lighting. The entire space was filled with blue lighting to create a cold wintery feel.

The centerpiece was spectacular ! A  canopy structure of white branches  with tiny white lights and hanging snowflakes covered the table. White roses, hydrangeas were set at the base with dendrobium orchids intertwined in the branches. The tables were covered in white linens with blue under lighting. Blue light up ice cubes were placed in the water glass at each place setting.

The kids area was filled with white couches and cocktail tables . The logo of a downhill skier was etched into a lighted ice sculpture set on tables.

For adults only, winter inspired signature drinks are an essential element. A Blue Martini was the  perfect drink selected.

Ingredients:( makes 2 martini’s) 

3 ounces  or about a 1/3 cup of gin or vodka

1/2 ounce or a tablespoon of dry vermouth

1 teaspoon of Blue Curac

1 teaspoon of strained fresh lemon juice

Shake together all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain into a Martini glass and garnish with lemon twists.

 

Destination Wedding at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida

Peter and Paula from Montreal, Canada selected Boca Raton, Florida as the ideal choice for their destination wedding. Boca Raton is the home of close family and friends , a frequent vacation spot for the couple and of course the wonderful Florida “weather”. The wedding was held at Woodfield Country Club. The pictures below tell the story of a wedding filled with love, tears, a beautiful bride and groom , great family and friends and a fabulous party. Thank you to Jonathan Scott  for capturing the emotions and essence of this wedding. A heartfelt thanks to my a great team of vendors  Joel and Raymond from the Event Group, Ross from Rock with U entertainment  and Jodi Strafford from Woodfield country club . Another awesome wedding and so much fun. Photography by JSP Studio.