{ katie + kyle | st. patricks day | royal poinciana | palm beach wedding }

Katie + Kyle’s Palm Beach wedding took place beneath the Signature Tree of Palm Beach in Royal Poinciana’s Gardens, backdropped by the scenic intercoastal waterway.

The “Tree Theme” was incorporated throughout, and since they shared the date with St. Patrick’s Day, they were also sure to remember the Luck o’ the Irish, in their planning.

Katie’s gorgeous eyes sparkled, as Kyle looked on adoringly.

Now, THAT’S a TREE!!!!

Royal Poinciana’s recently refurbished gardens are so charming.

This magnificent Giant Kapok is 125 year old.

Love her bridesmaid’s eye popping colors. The Hot Pink sashes and gerber daisy bouquets, designed by MB Floral Design, were the perfect accent for their green dresses.

Pre-ceremony, their furry little ring bearer, stopped by for a kiss and cuddle, before his big entrance down the aisle later in the day.

Earlier, the bride readied in the historic SeaGull Cottage.

The future “Mrs. Myers” even customized her hanger, with her soon to be moniker as well as a lucky clover, and green ribbon too.

Even her shoes were green.

The Bride’s bouquet, by Marjorie Bennet for MB Florals, was a mixture of pinks, whites and purples.

Here Katie gives a sultry look over her shoulder, as her girls ready her gown for her to slip into.

Her Alfred Angelo gown was corseted…

Fabulous pearl and jeweled bracelet was fastened…

Super cute irish “claddagh” garter was put in place…

Mom stopped by to fix her daughter’s veil.

And her adorable flower girl, bestowed the colorful bouquet.

The bride and her girls, also dressed in Alfred Angelo, posed for a few pictures.

Then a quick moment sisterly moment.

Followed by a visit from Dad…

Grandma…

And “The fur baby!”

Then the bridesmaids…

And the bride, ventured out.

Meanwhile, Kyle and they guys got in their tuxes.

And struck a pose.

Mom and dad of the groom stopped by for a quick formal.

Then out they went to the, oh so cool, retro-de lorean, awaiting the Groom.

Being a huge “Back to the Future” fan… Kyle perfectly replicated the infamous Michael J. Fox movie poster pose. Can’t you almost here “Back in Time” playing in your head. : )

Stole a quick kiss from the Flower Girl…

As he watched from the porch as the bridal party smiled pretty!

Suddenly, a gift arrived from his bride-2-be.

At the same time, the bride was receiving her special wedding gift from her Groom.

Kyle patiently awaited the big reveal.

The first look took place overlooking the intercostal waterway.

Their joy at seeing each other could not be contained.

A beautiful portrait session followed.

The ceremony program was designed by the Bride herself, again, featuring the signature tree on the cover.

And inside, allowed guests to find “which tree they fell from??” coinciding with their birth month.

The tree at the ceremony site was decorated with a floral k+k monogram, inspired by a tree carving.

Little flora balls hung from pink ribbons and wrought iron posts along the petal edged aisle.

Down came the ring bearer… complete with green ribboned collar and leash. He did a dog-gawn great job!!!

Then came the flower girl with her cute wooden basket. On the way down she showed the “here comes the bride” side, on the way back, she would displayed the “happily ever after” side.

Dad escorted his little girl down the aisle.

And a touching ceremony followed.

After the sand exchange…

The newlyweds happily trotted up the aisle…

Stopped for a kiss before their human archway.

Then took this great shot with their bridal party in front of Royal Poinciana Chapel.

As their guests mingled and enjoyed refreshments and signed in while awaiting transportation to the reception locale.

In lieu of a traditional sign in book, the couple requested each guest leave a colored fingerprint, on this framed memory “tree”.

Guests headed for the marina, as the happy couple finished up their portrait session, on the garden grounds…

And in and around the historic seagull cottage, Palm Beach’s oldest house.

The cottage was Henry Flagler’s seasonal home, while the main house, which is now the infamous Flagler Museum was being built.

Love this staircase.

Okay, bye-bye now… enough with the portraits… time to go and…

Sail Away!!!

Their reception was held on the Lady Windridge Yacht.

The couple enjoyed their first dance on the top deck.

Followed by some sunset portraits as the ship set sail.

The dinner was held on the middle deck. The wonderful DIY details by this super creative bride were endless.

How cute are these sings???

Beside each table’s unique centerpiece, a four leaf clover displayed an “eye spy” sign and a disposable camera, requesting that each guest try to capture all the “special moments” on the list.

Table’s were each named after a “Lucky Charm” of some kind.

Frames featured a picture of the charm, and the lore beneath it.

And the place cards, printed on various metallic paper stocks, coincided.

This wonderfully detailed, DIY bride, even made a wooden plaqued seating chart to make tables easier for guests to navigate.

Once seated, the night began with several toasts, followed by a dinner.

On the floor below, a giant open air photo booth was set up, with lots of fun costumes.

Their green and white orchid wedding cake, was topped with…

A custom “back to the future” topper… complete with yes… a confectionary de lore an.

After the cake was cut, the guests headed up the the top deck, to dance and party beneath the moonlight.

Bouquets got thrown…

And the green garter was artfully retrieved. BTW, check out the groom’s “shamrock suspenders!”

Guests danced into the night.

As the celebration came to an end, and the ship headed to port, the night closed with a serenade from the bride to her groom.

As guests disembarked, they were given a plantable “Lucky in Love” favor. Floral seeds embedded in shamrock shaped paper, that when soaked in water and planted beneath dirt, would emerge as a garden of flowers to remember them by.

Before leaving the ship, some tender end of night moments were captured.

As guest lined the docks waving glow sticks, the new Mr.+ Mr. emerged to cheers!!!

One last kiss under the moonlight, and the night was over.

The End.

…………………………..

ceremony venue: royal poinciana chapel, palm beach, fl
reception venue: lady windridge yacht
florals + decor: mb floral design

string quartet: armonia music
photobooth: sound storm entertainment

bridal gown: alfred angelo
shoes: anthropologie
irish garter: etsy
bridesmaid jewelry: etsy
bridesmaid dresses: alfred angelo
tuxedos: men’s warehouse
custom bowties: etsy
groomsmen shoes: converse customized with wedding date

hair styling: vertu salon
makeup artistry: teresa coons

custom cake topper: etsy
personalized champagne flutes: williams and sonoma
invitation: magnet street
napkin design: bride

{Bride’s DIY Projects}

wedding favors: DIY bride
wedding program: DIY bride
table numbers: DIY bride
eyespy table game: DIY bride
place cards: DIY bride
table chart: DIY bride
thumbprint tree: DIY bride

3 responses

  1. Another beautiful wedding – you are so incredibly talented. I loved all the fun details – the bride is so creative! Thank you for sharing XO

    April 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

  2. Mary Anne

    Gorgeous photos of a wonderful event!

    April 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

  3. Susie and Charlie G

    So glad to view your lovely pictures, especially since we weren’t able to be with you on your day!

    April 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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