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.

 

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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

 

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

 

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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

 

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Guests admired the elegant centerpieces on each table

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Tis’ The Season…For Engagements. Unique Wedding Locations.

As “engagement season” comes to a close, brides are beginning their search for the perfect venue for their special day. Linzi Events has taken the time to look back at some of the weddings we planned and disclose some of our favorite choices of unique and beautiful wedding venues.

The Flagler Museum located in Palm Beach, Florida.

Historic and unique, the Flagler Museum has is known for its majestic architecture and panoramic outdoor views.

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Credit: Divine Light Wedding Photography

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The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach  Resort located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The ideal location for a larger sized destination wedding. The Ocean ballroom with outdoor pre-function space  “on the beach”  is perfect for  the bride who wants a “beach” wedding. The hotel offers resort style accommodations and activities for wedding guests to have a “resort style” weekend getaway. The Harbor Beach Marriott has its own private beach so for brides who want to get married on the sand or overlook the ocean when they are taking their vows , this is the perfect location.

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The Cruz Building, located in Coconut Grove, Florida.

A historic building offering beautifully designed stained glass and a brass and marble staircase with stone details.  The building has three levels including a top floor with an outside terrace where your guests can dance the night away.

 

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The Seagate Hotel and Spa, located in Delray Beach Florida

This venue is perfect for a bride looking for a beach wedding.They offer a beautiful private beach with a reception area that is perfect for a small intimate wedding.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

Flagler Museum , Cruz Building and more Unique Venues for Weddings in Florida .

Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Cruz Building in Coral Gables are some extraordinary venues for weddings for brides in Florida . For some people a simple and traditional wedding venue is enough. But imagine branching out from the ordinary and finding the extraordinary that will make your wedding day unique and memorable. From rustic mansions to historic landmarks, beach side get-aways and even museums or sculpture gardens, the possibilities are endless when finding the perfect South Florida backdrop for your wedding.

If a fresh and unique venue is just what your wedding needs, then check out these exclusive venues chosen by brides with Linzi Events and let us help guide you through your special day.

Completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s estate was built with Gilded Age radiance. Today, known as the Flagler Museum, this enormous estate is a National Landmark. Each room different from the other offers many different backgrounds for a bride to select for her ceremony and reception. Flagler Museum is a romantic venue with a unique historic feel and perfect for photographs.

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Located in Coconut Grove’s historical neighborhood, the Cruz Building is a 3-story venue filled with 19th century decor offering multiple unique settings for a unforgettable wedding. Influenced by European French and New Orleans architecture, the Cruz Building is decorated with grand entrances, marble staircases, roof top  terraces and most notably, romantic atrium ceilings complete with antique chandeliers. Photography credit: Jeff Kolodny Photography

 

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Other favorite wedding venues in South Florida that host a unique  look are:

Viscaya Museum and Gardens in Miami

The Ancient Spanish Monastery in Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Soho Studios in Miami

Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach