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Lavish Palm Beach Wedding With a Touch of Emerald Green

There aren’t enough hand clapping emojis in the world to reflect how much I truly love this wedding. Think a lavish Palm Beach ballroom affair made completely personal, with not a single detail overlooked thanks to JCG Events. Per usual, Elizabeth Messina pulled off an image gallery that’s a complete work-of-art and we cannot get enough.


From JCG Events … Every detail was thought through when planning this destination wedding for Brittany and Evan. From the first impression guests received of their custom engraved invitations wrapped in silk boxes to their newlywed brunch in the Circle Room at the Breakers. Guests arrived to Palm Beach and checked in at the Breakers where they were greeted with welcome bags. Each welcome bag was imprinted with a custom illustrated map of important locations and events of their relationship and wedding weekend. Inside the bags, guest found an assortment of thoughtful gifts that reflected the both the bride and groom. After settling in, guests were then invited to the welcome reception, which was at the classic Chesterfield Hotel. Guests enjoyed a poolside reception with a steel drummer, followed by dinner and dancing in the famous Leopard lounge.

The wedding day was filled with joy and excitement. The suite was buzzing around Brittany, as all the ladies were getting ready. Once ready for the day Brittany and Evan had their first look, and then headed to the beautiful gardens of the Four Arts Society for their portraits prior to the ceremony. This was an intimate and beautiful time for the couple and wonderful time to reflect before they headed to the chapel to be wed.

The chapel was decorated with wreaths on the front door and petals and lush arrangements. Following the ceremony guests headed to the Flagler Museum for the reception. The cocktail hour took place inside the Museum where we had an illusionist magician interact and awe guests while they sipped their Moscow Mules and nibbled on delectable hors d’ oeuvres.

We then escorted guests to the main reception hosted in the Pavilion. No detailed was overlooked, the servers wore custom monogramed aprons with matching bowties and white gloves. There was a vintage wood bar where handcrafted specialty cocktails were served throughout the night. Each table was adorned with beautiful linens, napery and gorgeous Maison dinning chairs from Nuage Desings and was completed with beautiful floral centerpieces by Tom Matheiu. Each place setting consisted of beautiful chargers, copper napkin rings, pressed glass stemware, Silver Croydon flatware, gold engraved menu cards and antiqued key for each guest’s place card.

The menu was of particular importance to the couple, as they are both foodies. Guests were treated to a lavish seated dinner that started with a thinly sliced red and yellow beet ravioli filled with goat cheese. The intermezzo was a refreshing lemon sorbet served in custom ice sculpture of the couple’s monogram then garnished with basil rock sugar. The main entrée was an oven roasted branzino with truffled cauliflower smear topped with roasted tomatoes and a Barola braised short rib. The dessert consisted of plated assortment of petit desserts, monogramed chocolate truffle pops and of course wedding cake! A dazzling design by Earth and Sugar decorated with both sugar and real magnolia flowers.

Guests danced the night away to the star powered band Powerhouse. When guests wanted to take advantage of the venue’s beautiful water views, they only need to head outside where we had set-up some lounge furniture under bistro lights. Towards the end of the evening late night snacks were then served which consisted of three types monogramed sliders: amber ale cheddar, crispy onion tangles and crumbled bacon and Portobello sliders. To satisfy guests sweet tooth there were smokin’ tres leches served.

This was a memorable weekend for all where family and friends were able to enjoy a beautiful weekend in Palm Beach to celebrate the union of this wonderful couple.

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Photography: Elizabeth Messina | Cinematography: Merge Social | Coordination: JCG Events | Event Planning: JCG Events | Floral Design: Tom Mathieu | Cake: Earth And Sugar | Ceremony Venue: Royal Poinciana Chapel | Reception Venue: Flagler Museum | Catering: A Joy Wallace Catering, Design & Special Events | Hair + Makeup: Tatjana Terzic | Band: The Powerhouse Group | Transportation: Padrino's | Transportation: Molly's Trolleys | Bridal Valet: Bless The Dress | Furniture Rentals: AFR | Rentals: Nuage Designs

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This Chic Palm Beach Engagement Session is Out of a Fairytale

After this handsome groom-to-be nailed the perfect proposal (right down to The Mrs. Box), this gorgeous event planning bride set about planning the perfect engagement session. The Spanish arches, the two-piece floral dress, the bright bougainvillea, and amazing photos from Katie Lopez Photography? Mission accomplished. See all the pretty in The Vault!

From The Bride…Scott and I got engaged on the Fourth of July in London after nearly four years together. It was perfect and magical right down to the surprise Mrs. Box. Upon returning home to Miami, as an event planner, I got right down to the business of planning my very own wedding. Scott hailing originally from Massachusetts and my family from Spain, I knew I wanted our engagement session to reflect the duality of our backgrounds.

For months, I researched the perfect locations and outfits. It wasn’t until a site visit in Palm Beach that I knew that I had found the ideal setting. With its Spanish arches and crisp style, it felt just like us. The two dresses, one with roses and Spanish bougainvilleas decorating a soft train and the other a soft blush with just the right about of lace, completed my vision.

After having consulted with our photographer, the ever amazing Katie Lopez Photography, she immediately ran with it. These shots capture our life and our love perfectly.

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Photography: Katie Lopez Photography | Event Planning: Michelle Ferrer Events | Dress: ASOS | Dress: Nordstrom | Makeup: Priscilla Rego | Earrings: Favorables | Location: Worth Avenue

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Romantic Palm Beach Vow Renewal

My heart just skipped a beat after seeing this gorgeous vow renewal from Simply Sarah Photography. Not only does it feature an ethereal wedding dress, lush blooms, a romantic setting with an old-world feel and one stunning Trumpet & Horn ring, but it also features a couple whose love will instantly bring a smile to your face. See all the pretty in The Vault!

From Simply Sarah Photography…I recently had the pleasure of capturing Brittany and Ben and the darling love they share.

From The Bride…Nearly ten years ago Brian and I started dating. We had mutual friends in common and we connected through Myspace. We gradually moved from Myspace to AOL instant messenger. We were both 18 years old and still living at home at the time and we communicated solely through IM for about 2 months or so (even though we only lived about 15 minutes away from each other). One night we were talking about our weekend plans and discovered randomly that we would both be going to the same concert in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We decided to finally meet up. I called him when I got to the show and he was already there. He told me to meet him inside and like something out of a movie we walked right past each other while on the phone, made quick eye contact and turned around to say at the same time “Brittany?” “Ben?” … And that was how we met! We started talking more frequently after that and began spending time together. We were young and we took things slow. A few months later we started dating and we dated for three years before tying the knot! We just celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary on September 20th 2015. I feel that my marriage with Ben is the greatest gift I have ever received. I know there are a million cliche lines I could insert here that have been said over and over again, but I really am so thankful to have found my true match. There are almost no words to describe the feeling that, no matter what happens in our lives, we will always have each other. The peace and comfort that is found in that simple fact is indescribable. “In sickness and in health, in good times and bad, until death do us part.” The vows we made on our wedding day still ring so true. These past seven years are proof of our overwhelming love and commitment to each other. I know in the coming years we will embark on new journeys, make new memories and there may be times that we are faced with difficult obstacles. I believe that when we are faced with those obstacles, it’s how we overcome them that defines our love.

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Photography: Simply Sarah Photography | Floral Design: Inna Olimpiyuk Events | Wedding Dress: Allison Parris | Invitations: Fig & Flourish | Shoes: Bella Belle | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Hair + Makeup: DG Makeup Pro | Venue: Palm Beach | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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