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Fort Lauderdale Wedding at the Bonnet House from Kat Braman Photography

It’s a well-known fact that returning from a holiday weekend isn’t always easy, but a beautiful bride with an “aversion to all things boring” and a drop-dead gorgeous Fort Lauderdale wedding can make the transition much, much easier.  Believe you me.  Especially when that wedding happens to be filled to the brim with vibrant hues, succulent-filled lovely from Victoria Park and one breathtaking image after another captured by Kat Braman Photography.  See them all in the full gallery.

From the Bride… I was never the kind of bride who had planned her wedding from when she was a girl, so when I started planning, we made things simple. We wanted our guests to have a good time, our food to be good, pictures memorable, and atmosphere fitting to my husband and I. Since we lived out of town, my parents did the initial scouting of locations. The first place they brought us to check out was the Bonnet House, and from that point on no other venue could compare. From its Floridian and art history roots (my husband is both a history and art buff) to its a rustic and beautifully refreshing setting, we were sold.

With the vivid colors of the Bonnet House as a backdrop and my aversion to all things boring, we went with a color scheme of brilliant purple, yellow, and dark green. After choosing my dress, which had a lace overlay to give the artistic flair of lace without weighing the dress down, I picked out most of my accessories from small artists on Etsy. Hairpieces, belt, and veil were all chosen to highlight but not overpower the dress. The bridesmaids picked their own style of dress from the Dessy After 6 line in African Violet, and the groomsmen rented tuxedos with silver vests from Joseph A Banks.

The rest of our wedding went so smoothly thanks to a handful of wonderful vendors. I’m not the most artistic person, but finding Victoria Park Flowers made it smooth sailing. Steven Turner took my initial thoughts on color scheme and whimsical request to integrate vegetables into the centerpieces and ran with it, turning it into something amazingly vivid and beautiful. I love sunflowers, but know they can be overwhelming, and he made sure to work them in beautifully. Event Bliss came in and made suggestions to make the tent where the reception was held more soft and festive, but overall, we let the beauty of the Bonnet House speak for itself.

All together, a weekend of fun on the beach with our closest friends and relatives, beautiful wedding weather, great food and some breathtaking photos helped make our wedding a great success.

Photography: Kat Braman Photography | Flowers: Victoria Park | Invitations: Paper Niche | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy After 6 Collection in African Violet | Catering: Chez Gourmet | Men's Attire: Joseph A Bank | Bride's Dress: Jasmine Bridal Style F141053 | Decor: Event Bliss | Hair + Makeup: Susana Betancourt | Hairpiece Flowers: OliniFloral | Music: Derek Mack Band | Officiants: Rabbis Analia Bortz and Mario Karpuj | Veil: Damselfly Studio | Wedding Location: Bonnet House

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Fort Lauderdale Wedding from Erika Delgado Photography

I know it’s supposedly a non color, but white might be my favorite color palette of all. It screams clean, crisp elegance, and when it plays out like this wedding at the W Hotel? Perfection. Every perfectly placed detail (including the bouquets made by the Bride herself) was captured beautifully by Erika Delgado, and it’s all sitting pretty right here.

From the Bride… Elan and I were friends since we were thirteen, but the romance didn’t begin until our freshman summer at the University of Central Florida. After six amazing years of dating Elan proposed and I was finally able to start planning the wedding of our dreams! The W Fort Lauderdale was the key inspiration for our modern white wedding. Lounging on Florida’s sugar-sand coastline, this Fort Lauderdale luxury hotel was the perfect combination of modern glam with a relaxed feel. We went with a white color palette with hints of pink, silver and black. Everything was elegant and shiny!

I am also a crafty lady so I tried to incorporate as many D.I.Y. projects that I could. My biggest project was making all of our bouquets. I made them each from fabric. It took some time, but it was worth it to see the beautiful end result! A couple of other hand-made pieces were the “Here Comes The Bride” sign that my little brother held before I walked down the aisle and the glitter “Mr. & Mrs.” signs at our sweetheart table.

Our wedding day was perfect. Filled with amazing people, vendors and love. Surrounded by our closest friends and family it truly was a magical day. It was beyond our dreams.

Wedding Photography: Erika Delgado | Second Photographer: Chris Kruger | Wedding Venue: W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Event Planning: Stellar Occasions | Floral Design: Ann’s Florist of Las Olas | Cake: We Take The Cake | Band: Heat Wave Band | Hair + Makeup: OMG Artistry | Fabric Bouquets:  DIY by the Bride

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Wedding from Vitalic Photo

Perfectly elegant with a touch of glamour, this seaside soiree captured by Vitalic Photo is just as pretty as they come. With soft pinks complimenting the naturally gorgeous Florida surroundings and sweet touches that will stand the test of time – it’s a wedding that is perfect now, and will be perfect 100 years from now. See all the reasons why right here.


From Vitalic Photo… Jenna and Derek were surrounded by their many friends and family at the exclusive Sea Ranch Beach Club in Launderdale-by-the-Sea.  Their ceremony took place on the lawn overlooking the peaceful ocean, a single palm tree and a pretty flower covered alter for them to share their vows.  I loved how Jenna’s vision of a soft and elegant coastal wedding with shiny gold accents came together at their tented reception on the beach.

Wedding Photography: Vitalic Photo | Wedding Venue: Sea Ranch Lakes Beach Club in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida | Floral Design: Joy’s Florist | Wedding Cinematography: Lindsey Grace | Catering: Crystal Bay | Cake: Cake Designs by Edda | Stationery: Sorelle Paper & Prints | Wedding Dress: San Patrick


Fort Lauderdale Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton from Melissa Tuck Photography

We’re all about the glitz and the glamour here at SMP so when we saw this sparkly gem from Melissa Tuck Photography, we knew we had to share it with all of you asap. Filled with the most fabulous details, you’re guaranteed to find inspiration in each and every image.  Click here for the full gallery!

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From Melissa Tuck PhotographyThe overall style: Glitz, glamour, gorgeous!  Seriously, my jaw dropped several times while photographing this wedding.  

Donna and Chris got married at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chris and I are cousins, and I was so honored/thrilled/happy/PUMPED when Donna asked me to shoot their wedding. I love Chris and his family, but over the course of planning the wedding, I got the chance to know Donna and her family better, and they are just THE SWEETEST! Chris, you caught yourself such a caring, beautiful woman. I’m so, SO happy for y’all.

The day went flawlessly, thanks in huge part to Lori Kelly. Y’all, this lady knows what she is doing! The details at this wedding were jaw-dropping. Literally… I think I found my mouth open in amazement pretty much the entire day. I loved the navy blue suits that the groomsmen wore and the elegance of the bridesmaids’ dresses. And Donna has killer style, so of course she looked STUNNING. I could go on and on and on (about the cake, the candy bar, the florals…)

Wedding Photography: Melissa Tuck Photography | Wedding Venue: Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Wedding Coordinator: Lori Kelly Weddings | Floral Design: Xquisite Events | Wedding Cinematography: Focused on Forever Studio | Caterer: Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale | Wedding Cake: Ana Paz | Reception Music: Mike Sipe Entertainment | Invitations + Programs: It’s My Party | Wedding Dress: San Patrick | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: Diamonds Direct Charlotte | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Coren Moore | Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Old Dog Clothing | Ties: J.Crew | Hair + Makeup: Amy Palma from South Beach Makeup Studio

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Davie Backyard Wedding from FCN Photography

Filling your Big Day with personality and sentimentality is what it’s all about – and for this darling Davie duo hosting their wedding in the paradise otherwise known as the bride’s grandparents’ backyard and tackling one DIY detail after another truly made it their own.  Add to all of that lovely some perfectly imperfect florals from Field Of Flowers, a gallery of amazing images from FCN Photography and a dress that will take your breath away (literally) and you are about to fall head over heels in love. Immediately.  See it all here.

From FCN Photography… My grandmother offered us her home and I couldn’t have had a more beautiful wedding.  There are even some photos we took while getting ready in my grandparents’ bedroom where it looks like robes are in some of the photos. I can’t help but feel it was my grandfather letting me know he was with me that day.

Having the wedding at my grandparents’ house meant a TON of DIY. Everything, other than the food and some additional items, was handmade by my family and all the calligraphy was done by my husband. Even the beer opening station. We took some moonshine from good old NC and it was delicious! I wish we had more to take home.

I used and old locket with pictures of my three grandparents who had passed away as my something old. It was important to me to have something with me that represented my grandfather. I know that he was present that day and watching over his family having the time of their lives.  I had a ring custom made for my right hand by Elizabeth Street Jewelry in NY for my something new. A favorite part of it was the jeweler added Finn’s (my son) birthstone into the inside setting of the ring. It was my way of keeping him close to me all night.  The teacups on my sign-in table that were in my parent’s wedding and my grandfather’s truck were my something borrowed. The truck is a 1929 Ford, and it’s amazing. This truck was the inspiration for my wedding.

There was just something about my daddy walking me down the aisle that, whew, made me melt!  Once I was outside I was also in awe, the house was AMAZING, my wildest dreams came true. You know that Pinterest quote that says “I hope my real wedding is as good as my Pinterest wedding”?  Well, my real wedding crushed my Pinterest wedding!

Photography: Francy Nunez of FCN Photography / Second & Third Shooters: Erika Delgado Photo + Merari Photography / Floral Design: Field Of Flowers / Ceremony & Reception Location: Davie, FL (Grandmother’s Backyard) / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal via Victoria’s Bridal Couture / Heirlooms & Extras: Elizabeth Street Jewelry / Makeup Artist: Olivia Smalley of OMG! Aristry / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Wedding from Dillon Photo

I’m head-over-heels for the rich jewel tones and bold pops of color in this Fort Lauderdale Historical Society stunner from Dillon Photo! Totally romantic and unique, this outdoor soiree put together by Social Graces highlighted the couple’s love for adventure, travel + wine through personal details and thoughtful touches. See the rest right here!

From Dillon PhotoAja and Danny were married in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk district at the beautiful Historical Society. The outdoor venue was the perfect spot for the fall-inspired color palette and pretty reception details that reflected the couple’s love of travel and adventure. One of our favorite moments from the ceremony was when Aja and Danny sealed a bottle of their favorite wine, along with notes to each other, in a carved wooden box to be opened on their first wedding anniversary. We also loved their beautiful cake adorned with pretty ribbons and flowers, as well as the romantic string lighting over the dining area. Everything came together just beautifully, and as you can see from the photos, the day was gorgeous!

Wedding Photography: Dillon Photo / Wedding Venue: Fort Lauderdale Historical Society in Fort Lauderdale, Florida / Wedding Planning + Coordination: Robin Weaver of Social Graces / Floral Design: Creations Production / Wedding Cake: Ana Paz Cakes / DJ: Mike Demchak of DJ Innovations / Wedding Dress: Wtoo