Ecstatic to be featured on The Knot today! This whimsical, Palm Beach Shores Wedding was such fun and filled with some amazing details. Thank you to The Knot for the support. We couldn’t be happier with our feature.
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Event Coordinator: The Majestic Vision
Venue: Palm Beach Shores Community Center
Photography: Krystal Zaskey Photography
Catering: Hugo’s Catering
Entertainment: Bassline Entertainment
Cake and Rice Crispy Cake: Publix Greenwise
Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals
Transportation: Sailfish Marina Trolley
If you need help creating your dream wedding, please feel free to contact us! We’d love to be a part of it!
It all started with a juice stand! When Lilly Pulitzer escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City for sunny Palm Beach, she never could have imagined what lay in store. Her husband Peter Pulitzer owned an orange grove. Sharing that same entrepreneurial spirit as her husband, she decided to open a juice stand on Worth Avenue. Very quickly she amassed a closet full of juice-stained clothes. In an effort to hide the juice stains, Lilly created some brightly colored dresses. Her dresses quickly became popular among those in the country’s most fashionable resort towns, including Jackie Kennedy. For the past 50 years, Lilly Pulitzer’s designs have been ultimate representation of elegant fun in the sun.
The fun and bright spirit of Lilly’s designs inspired this Colony Hotel Palm Beach Wedding. We infused Lilly Pulitzer inspired details throughout the wedding, especially the custom upholstered couch with vintage 1970s Lilly Pulitzer fabric and our interpretation the Worth Ave juice stand.
The Colony Hotel Palm Beach is only a block away from Worth Ave and served as the perfect location for our theme – combining the luxury and laid back feel of Palm Beach. It truly is the quintessential Palm Beach location.
Bright and bold pinks, yellows, oranges and greens served as our fun color palette. The incredible floral and decor was provided by Orange Blossoms Florals and Event Styling perfectly highlighted the color scheme.
Lilly Pulitzer was an inspiring hostess. Her books were filled with wonderful ideas to throw the perfect party. Many times she would incorporate herbs into her centerpieces and decor. As an ode to that lesser known fact, we styled our ceremony space in the herb garden at The Colony Hotel. The bougainvillea filled pergola served as the perfect archway for our couple. The aisle was lined with green vases and white lanterns, both filled with orchids and oranges. Our bridal party, including our puppy ring bearer, were dressed in the latest Lilly Pulitzer spring line – Yellow First Impression.
Our escort cards were glasses bottles with attached name tags. These bottles were then filled with juice from our lime green juice stand. Vintage Lilly Pulitzer fabric was used for the awning of the juice stand, names of actual Lilly Pulitzer prints were used for the signature juices and various Lilly Pulitzer glassware was available just in case someone lost their bottle. The golden pineapples were the finishing touch in creating the fun bar area.
One of my favorite details of the shoot was in our lounge area – custom upholstered couch using vintage 1970s Lilly Pulitzer fabric provided by Orange Blossoms Florals and Event Styling. It was perfect spot to put up your feet and relax after a long day.
The tablescape was covered by a luscious garland and white glass vases, both filled with various fruit, palm frawns and bright flowers. Green glass chargers accompanied by silver roped design flatware, crystal glassware and a bottle of Onli Flavored Water (the guest favor!) sat a top the lemon yellow linen to set the tone. Each place setting was adorned with alternating orange and lemon calligraphied place cards, custom Lilly Pulitzer napkins and beautifully designed menu cards from Chirp Paperie. Another Lilly Pulitzer inspired twist was taken with creating the monogram chair sign attached with pink ribbon.
The incredible and scrumptious 5 tier cake adds the sweetness that every wedding desires. Johnson Custom Cakes created uneven layers wrapped in lime green ribbon and filled with bright florals. The vintage pink Veuve Clicquot champagne case, palm frawns and oranges tied the cake table design to the rest of the wedding.
We ended the day with the bride and groom riding down Worth Ave on vintage, bamboo bikes. Even the puppy ring bearer took a ride in the bike.
Every aspect of this posh and picturesque Lilly Pulitzer inspiration was captured perfectly by Krystal Zaskey Photography and Anchor Weddings Videography.
Palm Beach Wedding Planner Details
Event Planning and Styling: The Majestic Vision
Venue: The Colony Hotel Palm Beach
Photographer: Krystal Zaskey Photography
Videographer: Anchor Weddings
Floral Design: Orange Blossoms Floral and Event Design
Printed Material Design: Chirp Paperie
Wedding Cake: Johnson Custom Cakes
Rentals: Atlas Party Rental
Bridal Gown: Bacio Bacio Bridal
Groom’s Attire: The Tux Shop
Bride and Groom Accessories: Lilly Pulitzer
Bridal Party Attire: C.Orrico
Hair Stylist: Jennifer Bah
Make-Up Artist: Luka Cosmetics
Guest Favor: Onli Flavored Water
Custom Lilly Couch Upholstery: Westlake Upholstery & Buying Service
Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Monogram: The USC College Crafter
Custom Dress Hanger: Divine Days
Bride and Groom Models: Brigitte Roy and Michael Toledo
Bridesmaid 1: Jamie Cleary
Bridesmaid 2: Brittany Argo of Petals with Purpose
Flower Girl: Savannah Retting
Ring Bearer: Belle of Emily Allongo Photography
If you need a boutique Palm Beach wedding planner, please feel free to contact us! We’d love to be a part of it!
A lot of brides ask me what they should do with their wedding dress once the wedding is over. Some want to keep them for their future daughter through preservation. However, an increasing number are wanting to do do something more with their dress. Here are a couple of Wedding Dress Preservation Alternatives.
Donate Your Gown
Brides Against Breast Cancer is an amazing organization! Their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” is a traveling bridal gown boutique that visits over 100 cities across the US yearly. Hundreds of highly discounted, new and gently used designer and couture gowns that have been donated from past brides, designers, manufactures, and bridal shops are available for purchase. Each of these gowns are sold at a fraction of their retail price. Proceeds from these sales enable Brides Against Breast Cancer to contribute to programs for cancer patients and their families.
Your gown is given a second life! A bride that wants a designer gown, but can’t afford it, gets a chance to make her dream come true. Then the sale benefits programs sponsored by Brides Against Breast Cancer supporting those battling cancer. Plus, you will be given a tax receipt for your donation totaling the cost of your gown. Can’t ask for anything more!
For more information about Brides Against Breast Cancer, click here.
Have Your Gown Turned Into Art
Have you ever seen those beautiful dress sketches created by the runway designers? I’ve always found them a stunning representation of the dress. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a similar sketch of your very own wedding dress? Well, with Illustrative Moments you can get a high fashion illustration of you in your wedding dress! The sketch is truly a piece of art. Artist Deborah Griffin worked for years in the fashion industry and brings that experience to creating amazing illustrations from your wedding photos. It’s a great way to preserve your dress without having to keep it. It also makes a wonderful gift for any of the brides in your life. Men take note…this could be the ultimate 1st anniversary gift of paper.
Here’s the illustration of my very own gown! It’s amazing. She got so much of the detail. From my mother’s pearl necklace to my broach bouquet, from the crystal/pearl embellishments to the corset back, it’s stunning. Just have to find the perfect spot to hang it.
To check out Illustrative Moments portfolio and pricing, click here.
Repurpose Your Gown
If you are like me, you didn’t fit into your mom’s wedding dress. Also, the look was dated. Unfortunately, chances are that our daughters will feel the same. So instead of saving the dress for your daughter’s wedding day, why not have it transformed into a christening gown? It’s a beautiful way to repurpose your gown into something that your daughter can actually utilize. Also, if you don’t have a daughter, christening gowns are gender neutral, so your son can be baptized in your gown. What a wonderful way to tie generations together.
You can find a plethora of seamstresses on Etsy to help you with the task. If not, stop by your local seamstress to see if she is up for the project.
Hope these ideas help you! If you need help creating your dream wedding, please feel free to contact us! We’d love to be a part of it!