Real Weddings, A Palm Beach Wedding

After receiving such a large response to our Unique Wedding Locations blog post and getting many requests to hear more about weddings that we have planned at the Flagler Museum, we wanted to give everyone a closer look at one of the fabulous weddings that took place there.

From the ceremony to the reception, this wedding was absolutely breathtaking. Surrounded by beautiful architecture, exceptional food, and lively entertainment, the bride, groom and their guests were able to dance the night away in one of the most majestic settings on Palm Beach Island.

 

Saint Annes Catholic Church

Christy and Mike’s wedding ceremony took place at Saint Anne’s Catholic Church

 

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Bridesmaids were dressed in soft pink long dresses with light pink rose bouquets to match

 

bridal bouquet

The bride was absolutely stunning in her lace detailed dress while carrying a bouquet of white roses with accents of diamonds throughout it

 

bridal shoes

Unlike most typical brides, Christy was rocking a pair of lace detailed keds under her dress

 

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After the ceremony, the bridal party and groomsmen were escorted to the reception by  trolley

 

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The reception was held at the exquisite Flagler Museum on Palm Beach Island

 

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The Flagler Museum is a remarkable venue space having many stunning details within its architecture

 

table scape

Guests admired the elegant centerpieces on each table

 

charger

Clear chargers with gold studded rims sat in front of each guest

 

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Also on each table were index cards for friends and family to write their favorite memory of the couple on

 

props

Everyone was invited to dress up in fun costume pieces and take pictures in front of a green screen

 

Florida Gators

What would be a more appropriate wedding garter for a Florida Gator fan?!

 

flip flops

The bride came prepared to dance the night away with her comfy customized flip flops

 

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Towards the end of the evening,  guests indulged in delicious dessert displayed in martini glasses as well as cookies and milk

 

 

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The beautiful wedding cake designed for the bride and her fire fighter groom

 

 

 

So You’re Engaged, Now What?

Congratulations on your recent engagement!

You are  so elated, and want to tell everyone about the exciting news and get started on planning your big day!

But who do you tell  first and what are your next steps?!

1. Of course, first on your call list should be your relatives and then your closest of friends.

It’s important to personally tell people that are closest to you about your engagement before making your big announcement on social media.

C. Marissa and Shawn

Credit: Haring Photography

 

2. Get your ring sized and most importantly added to your insurance. Having your ring insured will put your mind at peace.

ring

Credit: Kristen Somody Whalen

 

3. Set a window of time that you would like your wedding to take place. For Florida Brides, high season is from November until April. If you are considering a Florida wedding, be aware that prices are considerably higher during this period of time.

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum Wedding Palm Beach

Credit: The Big Day Wedding Photography

 

4. Set your budget. This may be a delicate situation but if you have it set from the start, it will make for a much easier and stress free process

Candy Apples

Credit: Jeff Kolodny

 

5. Organize your guest count. Your guest count determines your budget as well as the size of the venue space you can select.

henry Morrison Flagler Museum

Credit: The Big Day Wedding Photography

 

6. Now, its time to get a wedding planner. At this point it is important to secure your key vendors such as your venue, photographer, videographer entertainment, and florist. An event planner will help you to stay in your budget, advise you on tried and tested professional vendors within your budget, negotiate all of your contracts, and most importantly, allow you to be a guest at your own wedding on your special day.

Bonde girl

 

7. Think about where you want to get married. Do you want a local venue or a destination wedding? Be sure to select your venue based on your personality and your vision for your special day. Check out our blog on unique wedding venues some ideas!

Megan and Jon Tables

Credit: Jeff Kolodny

 

8. Start a pintrest or vision board for your wedding so you can share your ideas when it comes time to select details such as flowers, invitations, your dress and a color palette for your bridal party.

bridemaids

Credit: Kristen Somody Whalen

 

9. At this point, let your wedding planner guide you through the process. Your wedding should be a stress free and fun process. You get married, and we’ll take care of all the details!

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Wedding Shoe Collection from Sarah Jessica Parker

Debuting her newest line of shoes, tailored just for brides, Sarah Jessica Parker has created the must have bridal shoe of the season.

Known for her role in Sex and the City as shoe loving Carrie Bradshaw, it is no surprise that Sarah Jessica Parker also shares a passion for pumps. Just last year, Sara Jessica Parker came out with her designer accessory line SJP, by Sara Jessica Parker causing a frenzy among her fans. And in the Martha Stewart Weddings 2015 Summer issue, brides-to-be got a first glimpse of her bridal focused shoe collection.

The collection consists of ten unique styles that includes surprising colors, dainty embellishments, and timeless shapes. These popular heels can be found at Zappos!.com, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales and are the perfect touch for any wedding-day style.

SJP Zappos

Zappos carries a large selection of the SJP, by Sarah Jessica Parker collection. Pictured here: (from top left to bottom right) Angelica, Carrie, Louise and Valentina.

SJP Nordstrom

Nordstrom also has a selection from the SJP bridal collection. Shown here: (left to right) Tempest and Mary.

What can be considered the most unique aspect of this new line of bridal shoes is the light blue grosgrain ribbon that lines the back of the shoes completing the perfect bridal look with “something blue”.

SJP Fawn Lace

Shoe: Lace Fawn from Zappos

We can all agree that Carrie Bradshaw would be obsessed herself with owning a pair of these fashion forward bridal shoes.

Pronovias Atelier 2014 Wedding Gown Collection designed for every Bride.

Bridal Fashion week in New York is next week and everyone is excited to see all the new wedding gown collections.  Bellisima Bride , a local bridal store close by to our offices in Boca Raton have the Pronovias Barcelona Wedding  Collection which many of our brides enjoy wearing . The 2014 Atelier Pronovias Collection has been created for the Romantic,  Elegantly modern or Daringly Bohemian bride. The collection shows beautiful luxurious fabrics, lace and sparkly bead work with remarkable attention to detail.  A great collection for a bride to find the dress of their dreams which matches their personal taste. Here are some of our favorites. Visit the website to see the full Pronovias Atelier Collection.

We love to accessorize our brides with beautiful headpieces.  Below are pictures from the actual runway show in Barcelona which are designed for the runway.  Maybe too avant-garde but just some ideas to dress up your veil.

For the bride who dares to be different.

Comfortable Shoes for Brides on their Wedding day

Angela Nuran , Toms,  Bling and Lace Converse sneakers on Etsy – What comfortable shoes should a bride select for her wedding day? Our answer –  go for COMFORT.

Angela Nuran specializes in comfortable wedding shoes brides can literally wear all day. They have extra thick padding which provides comfort for her heel, arch and the ball of her foot and have super comfortable insoles.  The shoes are embellished with  interchangeable buckles made with Swarovski crystals. The fabric of the shoe is a dyeable Italian silk. Brides can select their color and customize their  shoes to work with their own individual  style.  Heels range from 2.5 inches to 4.5 inches. Love the crystal heel detail – touch of elegance . Available at bridal stores .- see the website for details.

At recent wedding  my bride swapped her  Jimmy Choo’s she wore during the ceremony for  a pair of Petal Grosgrain Toms. This worked perfectly with her blush Lazaro wedding gown.

 

 

At a recent wedding  in Palm Beach, my bride in her beautiful lace gown adorned a pair of Converse Lace Sneakers found on  etsy.com .

Brides , you are taking a huge step into a  future of happiness, make sure it is a ” comfortable” one when you say ” I do ” .