There is just something so incredibly glamourous about a black tie beach wedding – the surf, the sand, the suits, oh my. And those seaside soirees really don’t get more elegant than this pretty party by Chelsey Boatwright Photography. I am sure you’ll agree. And before I send you often to swoon the day away in the full gallery of images, how much do you just LOVE bridesmaids in white? Because I am crushing hard over that detail, please tell me I’m not alone…
From Chelsey Boatwright Photography…Lindsay and Dave met in April of 2002 when a mutual family friend suggested they should be introduced prior to starting Princeton together; it was a match from the start. After 9 years of dating and the adoption of a black lab, Bosco, Dave proposed and they decided that a wedding at Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, Fl, where Lindsay’s mother lives, would be perfect.
The idea was to create a destination wedding for all guests who lived in New York City (where Lindsay works), Cambridge, Massachusetts (where Dave attends business school), and Philadelphia (where most of Lindsay and Dave’s family and family friends live) and to highlight the things they love—fun and sun, French décor, great music and dancing, family time, and Labrador retrievers.
Lindsay and her mother, Marlyn, worked as a team to incorporate all these desires and came up with one fantastic weekend. The rehearsal dinner was a BBQ with a DJ at Seagate Beach Club and quickly turned into a beachy dance party. The actual wedding was held at Mizner Country Club with a beautiful ceremony poolside under the palm trees and a reception inside with gorgeous decorations by Dailsmer & Atlas, killer music by De La Crème, and a phenomenal menu of food and wine menu designed by the bride’s mother’s boyfriend, Jay Wolmer. The Sunday Brunch was held at the couple’s favorite restaurant, Cut 432.
The family’s three Labrador retrievers escorted the bridal party down the aisle, Labrador ice sculptures during the cocktail hour, and donations made to the Seeing Eye, a nonprofit guide dog organization, in honor of all the guests. The wedding start to finish was an absolute blast and gave the couple a great excuse to fly their dog Bosco to Delray Beach to hang out with his cousins CJ and Harley for a two week Labrador vacation.
Wedding Photography: Chelsey Boatwright Photography / Wedding Planning + Coordination: Your Special Day by Joni / Wedding Dress: Amsale / Veil: Brides Head Revisted / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade / Hair: Valentine’s Salon / Make-up: Cindy Cohen / Suit: Custom / Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferregamo / Bridesmaid Dresses: Boca Raton Bridal / Dog Collars: Dalsimer Atlas / Venue: Mizner Country Club / Wedding Cake: Sugar Chef / Band: Marcia Mitchell’s De La Creme / Floral Design: Dalsimer Atlas / Linens: Over the Top, Inc. / Officiant: Cantor Jessica Turnoff Ferrari / Wedding Invitations: Salutations