A Dreamy Rustic Wedding at Bonnette Banquet Lodge in Palm Beach Garden, Florida
On March 5th, 2016 I had the pleasure of documenting Kristine and Tristan’s dreamy rustic wedding in Palm Beach Garden, Florida. Their wedding was a lovely blend of Southern charm and a dreamy pastel color pallet. Kristine and Tristan had so many unique touches that made their wedding a beautiful reflection of the love they share. Their special day was held at the rustic Bonnette Banquet Lodge in Palm Beach Gardens. This venue was full of Southern charm and gave the perfect rustic feel. Bonnette Banquet Lodge even slow cook their meats over a toasty open charcoal fire. Come dinner time, a true Southern-style BBQ dinner was served for all the guests to enjoy.
One of my favorite moments of the entire day was when the ceremony and portraits were finished and everyone had gone to enjoy cocktails. The couple wanted to read their personal vows to each other but chose to do at a unique moment of the day. Once all of the family and bridal party photographs had been taken and everyone was off enjoying cocktail hour, the couple had a quiet moment just the two of them and read their personal vows to each other. They laughed, they cried and they held each other close. This was one of the sweetest moments I have ever had the honor of witnessing.
In the months leading up to the wedding, Kristine and I communicated about many details for the big day. I was always impressed with how organized and prepared she was! Her attention to detail really made her wedding unique and beautiful. But what I love most about Kristine is her sweet spirit and her thoughtfulness. Throughout the day, Kristine was attentive and thought about us, even when she didn’t need to. Kristine thank you for being the sweetest bride ever and for choosing to be a part of the Crystal Bolin Photography family.
Kristine and Tristan’s your wedding was so incredible in so many ways and it was an honor to being a part of it. Thank you for allowing Andrew and I the pleasure of capturing your dreamy rustic wedding day! Here’s to a lifetime of happiness and many more beautiful moments to come!
Hair and makeup by the talented Christie Lopez!Sweet first look with her mom. Reading a sweet note from her groom. One of my favorite shots!
Beautiful florals by Polished Petals! The stunning setup at the Bonnette Banquet Lodge.The cutest ring bearer! And the sweetest flower girls ever! Isn’t she just the cutest thing you have ever seen?!?The bride made the little ones personalized stools. Her brother walked her down the isle. Oh, what joy! How adorable is this!? Such a little angel!Another favorite!! After everyone had gone to enjoy cocktail hour. They took a few moments just to themselves and read their personal vows to each other. Such a sweet moment. Kristine, you are STUNNING!!This light!! I was in heaven!The beautiful reception details. Look at that meat! Slow roasting. YUM!The sweetheart table was so stunning! Best man speech.Maid of Honor speech. Best sister speech/time to embarrass the groom! She is holding a gift to the groom and it also happens to be a photo from when the groom and his brother dresses up like a bride and groom!! Too funny!!
The amazing DJ Andre!! First dance!!Cake time!!Okay, so THIS is my favorite shot of the night!! How cute are they!?!?The bride dancing with the flower girl/the birthday girl!Look at those dance moves! They ended the night with a family tradition… singing along to (at the top of their lungs) Bohemian Rhapsody!
And they were off, with a sparkler exit! “Let Love Sparkle”
The creative team that brought this dreamy rustic wedding together:
Florist: Polished Petals
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Christie Lopez
Disc Jockey: DJ Andre
Venue: Bonnette Banquet Lodge
Photography: Crystal Bolin Photography
Dress: Watters from BHLDN
Shoes: Bibi Lou from BHLDN
Jewelry: CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane from BHLDN
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Personalized book for rings: Etsy from ThePaperWalrus
Groom & groomsmen’s suits: Menguin Rentals
Bridesmaids dresses: White House Black Market
The flower girls dresses: Light in the Box
Music: Sunday Afternoon by Rascal Flatts