Oh, to be a guest at this Boca Raton wedding. To experience a day filled with seamless details and old world charm, all nestled in the stunning courtyard of The Addison. Of course, soaking in the florals by Xquisite Events and that Momofuku Milk Bar cake wouldn’t hurt one bit, either. Luckily Kallima Photography captured the whole affair and I can live vicariously in the full gallery here.
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From Kallima Photography… Colette and Josh were married outdoors in the courtyard of The Addison. We spent hours photographing them at the Boca Resort and Spa, where they prepared for the day, and did their first look. Trolley’s took guests from the hotel to the venue a mile down the road.
The bride wore a BHLDN wedding gown, and the groom wore a custom one-off suit. Bridesmaids were dressed in various shades of gold and bronze. The reception was full of eye candy. Everything from the wood farm tables draped with seeded eucalyptus, to the signature drink adorned with a gold pom pom stirrer. The Bride carried a heirloom gold sparkle clutch, and the couple had a signature perfume made for them to wear on their wedding day.
The Groom works for Barney’s New York and has impeccable style. These two are a power couple and had friends come from near and far to their gorgeous outdoor wedding at The Addison in Boca Raton Florida. Xquisite provided the florals and event design, and really outdid themselves. The chuppah was covered with seeded eucalyptus, green moss, and roses placed throughout, with white drapery hanging loosely over the edges. Succulents, Anemones, Craspedia and Dusty Miller were on the reception tables. The first dance was held on the stone dance floor underneath twinkling lights. The Bride opted to change out of her stunning and delicate BHLDN gown halfway through the reception, putting on a flirty Cynthia Steffe shift dress. The gorgeous ‘naked’ cake was flanked by a pistachio cake from Momofuku Milk Bar NYC that was to die for.
Photography: Kallima Photography | Floral Design: Xquisite Events | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Wedding Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar NYC | Invitations: Banshee Press | Ceremony Venue: The Addison | Reception Venue: The Addison | Bride's Shoes: Nine West | Jewelry: Jennifer Meyer | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Madewell | Hair And Makeup: Jennifer Cruz | Lighting: Frost | DJ: Elegant Occasions | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Groom's Shoes: Dolce And Gabbana | Bow Tie: Cordial Weddings | Bride's Earrings: Vintage Polo | Bride's Reception Dress: Cynthia Steffe | Coordination: Creative Touch | Custom Perfume: Ann Gottlieb | Custom Tote Bags: Creative Touch Party Design | Groom's Bow Tie: Cordial Weddings | Preparation: Boca Raton Resort & Club | Transportation: Molly's Trolleys
Bold statement alert: This wedding just earned it’s place in my top five favorite weddings ever. And this whole tropical elegance vibe it has going on? Per-fection. With the wildly beautiful Boca Raton Resort as the backdrop, it’s hard not to feel like you’re in a tropical wonderland. Layer on coral reef-like florals from Boca By Design, pale mint ‘maids, starfish heels and one breathtaking Monique Lhuillier number? And we’re taken from pretty to beyond. See the gorgeous gallery from Justin DeMutiis for so much more.
From Justin DeMutiis Photography…Emma and David met in Miami in early 2011 through mutual friends. David was living on South Beach and Emma had just moved to Miami from a small town in central Illinois. It took David seven months to convince Emma he was not the “typical male” living in Miami. Soon after, David bought a house and moved to Pompano Beach, about a 45 minute drive from Miami. Emma moved in February 2013 and on March 14, 2013 David proposed on his boat on the way to “dinner”. Instead of taking the boat to dinner, they took it over to David’s parent’s house where Emma’s parents and other family members were waiting to celebrate!
From the beautiful Bride…From the moment David and I got engaged we knew we wanted a few important things: an awesome venue, a great photographer, and a DJ that would have everyone dancing. We chose the Boca Raton Resort and Club because it’s beautiful and it offered our guests a weekend of luxury! The Cloister Garden is lush with greenery, mosaic tile, fountain and the pink backdrop of the resort. Inside, in the Cathedral Room, it is very different than any hotel ballroom. The hotel is casual yet elegant, with the glam that I was looking for! David and I have family all over the country, so if they were traveling to South Florida for our wedding, we wanted to provide them with a weekend of fun and activities so they didn’t have to leave the resort or rent a car. We saw the resort on a very stormy and rainy day, and fell in love. We knew that if we loved it on such an ugly day that we, and our guests, would love it on our wedding day and we did!
Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Bella Figura | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | DJ: Vision DJs | Rabbi: Bruce Warshal | Bridal Boutique: Chic Parisien | Florist : Boca By Design | Makeup Artist : Kristin Brown | Shoes : Charlotte Olympia | Venue: Boca Raton Resort & Club
Gold is our mascot, so to speak, and mixed with the pink facade of the Boca Raton Resort & Club , it’s nothing short of stunning. Captured by Kat Braman Photography, this winter glam affair with a six foot moss monogram, a reception sparkling with candlelight and a sea of white florals by Boca By Design and Desiree Dawn Events. Check out the gallery for even more and the film by Shaina Koren below.
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From Kat Braman Photography…Morgan and Stephen have known each other since they were 15 and have dated since they were 19. Because they grew up loving each other, they and their families have looked forward to this day for many years.
We drew our wedding inspiration from all different sources of mixed metals. From home interiors, place settings, industrial layouts, gilded objects, to gold dipped leaves. We knew from the beginning we wanted an elegant, sophisticated, and timeless wedding. Our dear friend and wedding planner extraordinaire, Desiree Oftedel of Desiree Dawn Events, influenced our special day with unique ways to personalize each detail and to bring vintage pieces in to our modern palette. She sourced all different sized and shaped mirrors and we used them throughout our decor to bring in a modern reflective element. We wanted to incorporate the beautiful Florida nature that the Boca Raton Resort had to offer so we chose design elements that used greenery and foliage to honor that. We used a stunning 6-foot moss-covered “H” for our escort card display with guests names written on to unique shaped mirrors that could also double as tree ornaments (Stephen proposed using a Christmas tree ornament!). We used large palm frawns to flank the bars so our out-of-town guests made sure to enjoy our favorite local foliage. We had signature cocktails, reflective of the bride and groom’s tastes, a cuba libre for him and a champagne cocktail for her. Desiree even had a few tricks up her sleeve, including a surprise jacket change for the handsome groom to compliment his new bride’s second dress and to get the party started. And since we have a house divided, our personal place cards were accompanied by a tiny silver Seminole and Gator and the descriptives, “His Gator” and “Her Nole”.
We planned our wedding with our sweet friend and incredible design leading light, Desiree of Desiree Dawn Events. She made the whole process a dream, bringing in the most talented team of vendors and putting our minds at ease. The best part of our day was knowing that we had nothing to worry about except enjoying and savoring every single moment.
Photography: Kat Braman Photography | Videographer: Shaina Koren | Ceremony Venue: St. Jude Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Boca Raton Resort & Club | Hair And Makeup: Jennifer Cruz | Bouquets And Boutonniere's: Julia Rhode Designs | Bridal Salon: Mariolkas | Ceremony And Reception Flowers: Boca By Design | Music: Heatwave | Planner/Stylist: Desiree Dawn Events | Reception Artist: Jacob Neagle | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Tuxedo: The Tux Shop Palm Beach