Elegant Tropical Wedding at the West Palm Beach Lake Pavilion
On October 12th, 2019, Andrew and I had the honor of documenting Ashlyn and Kyle’s elegant tropical wedding at the West Palm Beach Lake Pavilion. Their gorgeous day was filled with joyful laughter and sweet, tender moments. An elegant color pallet of light gray, navy and sage green complimented the tropical backdrop. The tropical downtown venue gave a modern and energetic vibe to this joyous occasion.
Ashlyn and Kyle were such a joy to work with! They are such an easy-going and fun couple that truly cares! During the reception, when all the vendors were eating outside, Ashlyn left HER reception and came out to check on us! She even offered to get us drinks! It was something she truly did not need to do, but it spoke volumes to her character and kindness. Kyle is equally thoughtful and kind. Together they make the sweetest couple, and it was a complete pleasure working with them!
Their wedding was also special because of two guests, Ashlyn’s brother, Josh, and his wife, Brittany. These two adorable people were one of our couples over five years ago! They live in Seattle, but we have been able to see them over the years because we have captured SIX weddings from their recommendations! We are beyond grateful for them!
Without Brittany & Josh we would have never had the honor of documenting some of our most favorite couples—Hana & Matt, Danielle & John, Rochelle & Scott, Kristine & Tristan, Lindsay & Gyles and now, Ashlyn & Kyle! These last nine years of photographing weddings alongside my dear husband have been such a blessing, and we are grateful to still have the honor of being welcomed with open arms to document the happiest day of our client’s lives!
Ashlyn & Kyle:
Thank you so much for welcoming us whole-heartedly! It was truly such a pleasure to be a part of such a special day! You both were such a pleasure to work with, and we are so grateful you chose us! We wish you all the best during this exciting new season! Keep hunting & fishing together always!
Love, the Bolins
The Love Story:
Kyle and Ashlyn met in 2004 during their freshman year of high school. Ashlyn had the biggest crush on Kyle but wouldn’t dare tell him. During their sophomore year, he transferred to a new high school that was built and they lost touch with each other. Their paths crossed a few times after, but it wasn’t until 2010 that they reconnected again.
After they had their first date, the rest was history. He said, “I love you,” first on their one year anniversary. In the spring of 2018, they flew to Italy to see Kyle’s sister who was stationed there in the Army. They spent ten magical days traveling through Italy and Slovenia. On the second day, they visited the beautiful city of Venice with his family. Little did she know, this is where he was planning to propose!
As they were sightseeing, his sister brought a friend along in secret to capture photos of their moment. The whole time with them, she thought the friend just adored the sights of Venice as much as she did. They started the day in a relaxing gondola ride. This is where Kyle had originally planned the proposal. Of course, nothing goes as planned…. He changed his mind during the ride because he kept thinking of all the problems that could happen when getting down on one knee in the tiny gondola and was worried about dropping the ring or going overboard!
After the boat ride, they walked around St. Mark’s Square — the heart of Venice. While admiring the centuries-old architecture together, in the center of the Square, Kyle got down on one knee and popped the question. Kyle says he prepared a speech but was too nervous and forgot everything he wanted to say. It worked out, because the only thing Ashlyn remembered in that moment was shouting, “YES!” It is true that Venice is Italy’s City of Love and Romance. Naturally, this was the trip of a lifetime, and it will always have a special place in their hearts.
The Creative Team that brought this Elegant Tropical Wedding together:
Venue: West Palm Beach Lake Pavilion
Coordinator: Nikki Carpenito with Make it Memorable Event Planning
I have known Nikki for a few years now but never worked with her. It was such a pleasure to finally work with her! She was so easy going yet was on top of every little detail! I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a wedding planner! She is awesome!
Photography: Crystal & Andrew Bolin
Videography: Amy Schatzmann
Florist: Flowers & More
DJ: DJ Risi with Parisi Events
Caterer: Catering CC
Wedding Cake & Fruit Tarts: Publix Bakery
Cup Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Donuts: Jupiter Donuts
Decorators: South Party Rental (Chairs, tablecloths, Dishes)
Favors: Totally Promotional
Lighting Designers: Parisi Events
Invitation Designer: Vistaprint
Limo Service: Price 4 Limo (Roberts Transportation)
Makeup Artist: Alyson Khanna
Hair Stylist: Julie
Dress Designer: Essense of Australia
Men’s Wear: Mens Wearhouse
Ring Designer: Vandell Jewelers
Shoe Designer: Betsy Johnson
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus
Bar Service: Rebus Services