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

 

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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

 

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

 

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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

 

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?!

 

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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The Bold Vera Wang Pink Fall Wedding Gown Collection 2014

Wedding Gowns are no longer shades of white . Vera Wang  made this clear with her bold 2014 Fall Pink  Wedding Gown Collection . Brides who love pink have a fabulous collection of gowns to select from from  this collection.  For many brides , this may be the second marriage so why not wear pink or  a ” color ”  having probably worn white in previous marriage. However , this is a collection for a new era of brides who are bold, confident, do not care about rules and love Pink . Below are our favorites . Visit Vera Wang  for the full collection.

The wedding gown below is our favorite .  A wedding gown designed  for a princess.

 

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.

Destination Wedding at the Boca Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida

If you are planning a destination wedding in South Florida, the Boca Resort and Club in Boca Raton , Florida is the perfect luxury venue for a magnificent wedding. The Cathedral Room overlooking the intercoastal waterway was the perfect ballroom space at the Boca resort for Kimberly and David’s dream wedding . The room was designed by Addison Mizner, the Resort’s founder and architect. It is truly grand with beautiful ceiling detail and gold-leafed pillars making for a truly romantic setting. A perfect option for couples looking for an interesting space as opposed to a standard ballroom within a luxury resort. Credit: Munoz Photography.

The brides dress was custom designed by Rene Ruiz , couture designer in Coral Gables, Miami . She carried a bouquet of white peonies. The bridesmaids carried  plum mini callas which perfectly complimented their dresses.

In contrast to the grand old world architecture in the room , a contemporary design was selected by the bride and groom. An acrylic canopy with a custom motif complimented with a hedge of hanging orchids was designed for the ceremony. The floor plan consisted of a combination of round and royal tables, acrylic chivari chairs and three different centerpieces.

The details ….

Note from the Kimberly and David …