The Breakers Palm Beach Wedding by Lara Rios Fine Art Photography
January 18, 2012

Does it get any more gorgeous than a wedding at The Breakers Palm Beach? The beautiful venue is straight out of a fairytale, and this ballroom beauty captured by Lara Rios Fine Art Photography looks like a dream come true. Of course that is the just the beginning of what will leave you breathless in this gorgeous gala - the bride's gown will make your heart skip a beat, the dapper groomsmen donned pink stripped bow ties, the Manolo Blahniks are fit for a princess and the ballroom reception surely left their guests's all enough to make you go gaga over this elegant fête! See it all here!

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From the bride... Erik and I choose The Breakers because the moment I walked into the hotel, I felt my heart start to race and a huge smile came across my face. Kym was showing me around and I could not tell you what she was saying because all I could think about was seeing Erik on the day of our wedding in the Mediterranean courtyard. I had gone to other venues and thought, hmmm, this could be pretty with flowers etc., but none of the venues lit me up like The Breakers. The architecture and attention to detail is obvious to anyone who has been to or seen this hotel. For me, it was how I felt when I walked in and saw the courtyard because for the first time, I could see Erik and I committing our lives to one another in that very place. When I saw the Mediterranean ballroom, there was not a single question in my mind that this was the room. The ceiling was inspiring and my jaw literally dropped when I saw pictures of this room decorated for a wedding. Little girls dream of magical wedding days and have fairy tale visions for how it will take place ... Our wedding at The Breakers far exceeded anything I could have ever dreamed ... It was as if I was finally not playing dress-up and pretending to be a princess. I actually was a princess for that day, and I felt like I was in my very own castle, far removed from reality. The Breakers creates this dream world where you forget you are at a hotel.

I was living in Ft. Lauderdale at the time and Erik was in Hoboken, NJ, where we live together now, so I was taking the first tour by myself. The day I took Erik there to see if he agreed it was the place, we stood in the courtyard holding hands, and just knew it was where we would have our wedding. We looked into each other's eyes and there was not a moment of hesitation.

Also, Erik and I met at Cucina's which is near the Breakers, so we liked the idea of having our wedding nearby. My family lives in the area so it was convenient and knowing the area was helpful.

Photography: Lara Rios Fine Art Photography / Wedding Planner: Zoe Gallina Event Styling + Coordination / Venue: The Breakers Palm Beach / Wedding Décor: Design Studio at The Breakers Palm Beach / Strings + Band: The Powerhouse Group / Videographer: Brewer Photo and Video / Invitations: Elle Ette Designs / Makeup: The Breakers Palm Beach / Hair: Torrie Tiernan ( / Dress: Lazaro Couture via Kleinfeld Bridal / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik