A Romantic Spring Wedding at the Breakers West Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida
On May 19th 2018, Andrew and I had the honor of documenting Katie and Ryan’s romantic Spring wedding at the Breakers West Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Their elegant day was filled with soft pastel hues and romantic feels. Although their day was filled with an incredible amount of rain, it only added to the dreaminess of their romantic spring wedding!
There were so many stunning details to gush over. Katie’s dress alone was a showstopper! Together, with Ryan in a classic black and white tuxedo, there was something so elegant that made this wedding really stand out. But perhaps one of my favorite details wasn’t actually a detail at all, but the way Ryan would look at Katie throughout the entire day. The sweetest glances from across the room and the tender smiles he gave her when she caught his eye. These are the things that make me truly love what I do.
The Love Story
Ryan and Katie first started dating after meeting through mutual friends in high school. They continued dating through college and still couldn’t get enough of each other. Ryan proposed to Katie last year, by the intracoastal of downtown West Palm Beach. Now ten years since they first met, they officially tied the knot! It is so sweet to see how they really are best friends! They have even been writing “forever & always” on notes to each other since the beginning. Katie and Ryan, may your lives together be filled with love, trust, joy and so many blessings for many years to come!
The Inspiration for their Wedding Day
When looking for inspiration for the wedding theme, Katie decided it was best to just be herself and let the style of her personality shine through. There were muted tones of green and champagne with gold accents throughout the decor. Katie’s bridal look is also a reflection of her personality, with romantic beading and lace appliques, but also sleek & trendy with a deep v-neck front and an open back. The designer of the dress (Martine) actually picked the dress out specifically for Katie during a trunk show for bridal gowns. It was love at first sight–just like when she first saw Ryan!
The wedding day began at the stunning Hilton in Downtown West Palm Beach. Their rooms let in so much gorgeous natural light! I love ring shots! Then it was time for the father/daughter first look! Then Katie and Ryan shared their first look! Ryan’s expressions were priceless. Then we captured a few portraits in the main lobby of the West Palm Beach Hilton. All those windows could make even a rainy day seem bright! One of my favorites! Then we headed over to St Ann’s Catholic Church for their ceremony!
After the ceremony, we headed to the Breakers West Country Club for the reception. When the rain slowed down we grabbed a few golf carts and explored the grounds to capture a few more bridal portraits.
During our ride, we stopped for just a moment and I captured this shot. Possibly my favorite photo of the entire day! Then it was time for the reception!
The Details the brought this Romantic Spring Wedding together:
Getting Ready Location: Hilton in West Palm Beach
Ceremony Location: St Ann’s Catholic Church
Reception Location: Breakers West Country Club
Florist: The Bride: Katie with flowers from Whole Foods
DJ: Jason Salerno
Videography: Lupinek Productions
Photography: Crystal and Andrew Bolin
Officiate: St Ann’s Catholic Church priest: Father Dennis
Caterers: Breakers West Country Club
Wedding Cake Baker: Breakers West Country Club
Decorators: The Bride, Katie and Breakers West Country Club
Invitation Designer: Minted
Makeup Artist: Arielle Sanchez
Hair Stylist: Dana Bates
Dress Designer: Martina Liana, purchased at Boca Raton Bridal
Men’s Wear: Groom: Vince Camuto, Groomsmen: Calvin Klein
Ring Designers: Engagement ring: Ryan’s great grandmother; Wedding bands: Costco
Bridesmaids Necklaces: Kate Spade & Kelsi Dagger
Head Piece Designer: Katie Headpiece: LottieDaDesigns
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses: “Dessy” from Bella Bridesmaids