This wedding is a category all its own, the title of which has been deemed Palm Beach Pretty. Imagine layers upon layers of palm trees, the ocean mere steps away and peonies galore courtesy of Xquisite Events. Heaven, right? It’s classic meets the seashore and Captured Photography by Jenny was there to photograph all the loveliness unfold at the Four Seasons. Who, might I add, is a venue that really knows its way around a great wedding. The proof is in the pudding, or in this case, each and every gorgeous image. See it all here!
From the Bride…When Kyle and I got engaged in November 2010, we knew we wanted to get married the following fall, but a lot of other issues were up in the air. We live in New York City and my father had recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. He was going to need to have a bone marrow transplant in February. Since the recovery from this procedure is very long and difficult, we decided to have the wedding in Palm Beach, Florida. My parents live near by and we could maximize the chance that he would be able to be with us that day. I am thrilled to report that he was there to walk me down the aisle and do our father-daughter dance, which made the day that much more incredible.
As for the wedding itself, we decided on the Four Seasons in Palm Beach for both the ceremony and the reception, and I am so glad we did. It was a great choice for a wedding of our size—100 people—which felt like a lively and fun party, but still quite intimate. We both love the water, so being able to say our “I Dos” at sunset overlooking the ocean was perfect. Our tastes both run fairly classic and clean, and I wanted our wedding to reflect that. So, we chose to keep the decorations very simple so that they would be tasteful and compliment, but not overwhelm, the stunning location.
I have always loved the color combination of pink and grey, so that was an easy choice. I adore J. Crew, so it was the natural choice for bridesmaids dresses. My dress was an Amsale sample which I had a tailor alter to make it original. We lowered the belt a little, and took in some material around the hips to change it from an A-line to a trumpet shape.
The weather was gorgeous, and as the sun was setting the clouds glowed pink, grey, and blue, which perfectly complimented our color scheme. I wish I could take credit for that one, but we just got really lucky! As for the ballroom, the Four Seasons offers some complimentary gold dinnerware and tablecloths, so we decided to just run with that and compliment that color with the same pink we used in the ceremony. I told Xquisite Events that I wanted a look that was modern, elegant, and romantic, with tons of candlelight, and I thought it ended up looking beautiful. The whole day was so wonderful, it’s hard to pick any favorite moment, but I loved the way our colors ended up looking against the backdrop of the ocean and the sunset. Walking down the aisle with my dad, seeing all of the people I love in the world smiling at me, and then seeing Kyle waiting for me at the altar was probably the best moment of my life.
Wedding Dress: Amsale / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Wedding Photography: Captured Photography by Jenny / Venue, Catering + Wedding Cake: Four Seasons Palm Beach / Floral Design: Xquisite Events / Band: Rhythm / Hair: Fairytale Beauty / Ceremony Musicians: Elegant Musicians / Make-up: Shadows Makeup ArtistryAmsale and J.Crew are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.