Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Luxe Entertaining: A Palm Beach Wedding

Please indulge me as I share with you the best day of my life!
April 21, 2012 was the day I married the love of my life and my best friend!  What an incredible blessing to be surrounded by all our loved ones as we exchanged those sacred vows and continued the night in celebration!

Getting ready...
My mom, my bridesmaids and I got ready at The Omphoy, on the ocean in Palm Beach.  We toasted and sipped on champagne as we got our hair and makeup done.  
Monique Lhuillier wedding gown from The Plumed Serpent

Me...the blushing bride

My handsome groom

And his dapper groomsmen

My Beautiful Bridal Party

The Venue
Our wedding took place at the beautiful, grand Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida.
Originally, our ceremony was to be held on the back terrace overlooking the intracoastal waterway...but due to weather, it had to be moved into the Pavilion.  God answers prayer, and despite having to go with "Plan B", I think it all actually worked out for the best!  Our cocktail hour, which was also suppose to be outside, was moved to the the Grand Hall and spilled out onto the beautiful marble front steps.  And our reception took place in the West and Lake Room where we ate, toasted and danced all night long!

The Ceremony
Our wedding ceremony was one of the most magical and surreal experiences of my life!  Not only was the setting breathtaking, but the overall feeling was so calming, romantic and special.  Between the glass pavilion and water views, to the soothing acoustic music, to being surrounded by so many friends and family, it was definitely a highlight of my day.  Looking at photos I'm reminded of that exact feeling I had as I walked down the aisle to my handsome husband to be...Overwhelming butterflies and complete elation! Exchanging our vows was the single most romantic thing I've experienced! There is something so special about exchanging words that our great great grandparents said.  They are packed with so much meaning!  And of course, nothing brought me more joy than to walk back down the aisle as man and wife!
My brothers preformed the most beautiful song, "Your Love Is Extravagant"

I love this man

Our Vows

My dad's incredibly touching and heart felt prayer of blessing

The Kiss!

Our beautiful, loving, supportive families

Cocktail Hour

Saxophone Serenade

Delicious bite size hors d'oeuvres
tomato soup & grilled cheese, sliders, hotdogs, fish & chips, chicken soulvaki...everything mini!

The Reception
Planning this wedding was something I poured my heart and soul into.  For 11 months I obsessed over every single detail!  Being someone who gets so much enjoyment from entertaining and hosting dinners and parties, I knew this would be the biggest party I'd ever throw! Which is why every decision was extremely thought out and personally made.  I had a vision, and it was so amazing to see it come to life!  Being the bride, I knew I couldn't be hands on the day of...Thankfully I had my right hand woman and God Sent, Lynette of Lime Dezigns.  Lynette and her fantastic team executed my vision completely beyond my expectations!! From the flowers, to the coral, the lanterns, linens and stemware...everything was just perfect for our dream wedding!
"Please welcome Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Carron!"

Our First Dance
"You Are The Best Thing"-Ray LaMontagne

Father-Daughter Dance                                         Mother-Son Dance


Best Man Speech

Matron of Honor Speech

The food was amazing! Thank you Whadda To Do Catering!

Mini Milkshakes & Mini Cupcakes
Mini Milk & Cookies

Dancing the night away

Our Farewell
Vintage Rolls Royce

I know I may have gone a little overboard...But it's not easy narrowing down 3,000 incredible photos!!  Thank you to our AMAZING photographer Laurie from Bee Photographie and her awesome team! Because of them, we will be able to continue to reflect and relive our special day with all the beautiful images captured on film!
I am beyond thrilled to announce that our wedding will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Knot magazine! What an honor! I will keep you posted!
This was an abolute dream wedding for us.  There was a lot of time and emotions invested in planning it, but it was well worth it! Thank you for letting me share with you!
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Amber Anderson said...

One of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen! Congratulations on The Knot!! So deserved! XXX :)

Marykate Bonner said...

So sweet and fun to relive that night!! Congrats on "The Knot", how exciting!! xxoo

design gratis said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Alison@ The Plumed Serpent Bridal said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Was thrilled to have been a part of your very special and beautiful day!! xoxo

Palm Beach Regency said...

WOW !!! FABULOUS is not enough to describe what a meaningful event .... Everything was so beautiful ...The Bride ..The Groom ... The Dress ... The Location ....The Vintage Rolls ...The Father & Daughter Dance .....The Mother & Son Dance ..The Friends .... The Minis (milkshakes & cupcakes) how fun !!!! But what was so touching to me was the Spirit of Joy experienced by all!!

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