{ jennifer + scott | royal poinciana | pga national resort & spa | palm beach wedding }

Jen + Scott married on a perfect spring day in Palm Beach at the Royal Poinciana Chapel.

The bride readied at the victorian styled historic Seagull Cottage.

Here Jen reflects a moment…

As does her maid of honor, a bit more literally.

Together, her sisters help her into her gown.

Assisted by her bridesmaids.

Then on with the shoes…

How great are these rhinestone strapped wedding shoes by Grazia? They even have a light blue sole, so bride’s can easily check off their “something blue.”

Her gorgeous bouquet was created by Simply Flowers. Jennifer added this pearl brooch to the stems herself to give it just the right touch of extra romance.

She was truly a vision, in this couture Maggie Sottero gown. The corseted bodice fit her so impeccably. In this shot, beneath the crystal chandelier, why she looked like she stepped right out of a fairytale.

Mom helped her daughter on with her veil.

And the picture was complete.

Dad’s blue eyes twinkled as he looked on at his little princess.

Meanwhile, over at PGA National Resort & Spa, the groom and his groomsmen were getting into their tuxes. (note: the orange tiger paw “clemson” cufflinks!)

Here the boys joke with Scott…

Strike a pose…

Or two…

Then are limo bound, for the ride over to the chapel.

Back at the cottage…. Jen heads down the fabulous mahogany staircase.

Then out for a quick hello from her handsome young ring bearer, before meeting up with her bridesmaids for some last minute garden portraits.

I really liked the dusty mauve chiffon gowns the bridesmaids wore. The mauve and ivory rose bouquets, by Simply flowers, complimented it perfectly.

“Okay Ladies…Enough with the pictures, it’s time to get married,” the chapel coordinator reminded us. And off Jen and the girls ran to get ready for the ceremony.

The Royal Poinciana Chapel always reminds me more of being in Nantucket, than Palm Beach, with it’s arched colonial windows and wonderful New England inspired architecture.

One final kiss for dad…

And father and daughter were on their way.

The sight of his-soon-to-be-bride walking down the aisle towards him, brought tears to Scott’s eyes.

After the nuptials… they grabbed a moment in private.

Well, sort of private… if can somehow overlook the photographer hovering overhead. : )

Then they headed out the front of the chapel…

Where their bubble blowing guests were patiently waiting to send them off.

Since we had some time to kill before their cocktail party began…
we ran towards the back fountains with the wedding party.

Played near the Flagler gates…

And in the Gardens…

And on the waterfront, overlooking the inter coastal…

Then off to PGA for to join their guests…

Okay, well not till we quickly explored a few fun places to take pictures at PGA first.

The candle lit reception space was decorated in hues of white, taupe and dusty pink.

Once introduced, the newlyweds shared their first dance.

Once again, may I say how amazing the bride’s dress fit her. Bet you thought only Barbie dolls had waists that looked like this???

Speeches and toasts followed, and a good time was had by all.

As the night came to an end.. the cake was cut.

And departing guests received a set of these adorable little bride and groom inspired cake pops!

The new Mr. & Mrs. shared a few more moments of romance…

And ended the night with a poolside dip… the dry kind. : )


venue: pga national resort & spa, palm beach gardens
coordinator: anna erikson
chapel: royal poinciana chapel, palm beach
floral + decor: simply flowers, palm beach gardens
bridal gown: maggie sottero
shoes: grazia

7 responses

  1. Jennifer Baka

    Joriann, I absolutely love them!!! The moment I saw your photos, I knew you truly were gifted. Thanks for creating beautiful pictures for us to remember our most special day.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  2. Scott Baka

    Thank you for the amazing pictures of truly a wonderful day!!

    May 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  3. Terri

    love, love, love the pictures!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  4. Gorgeous pictures, absolutely stunning!

    May 5, 2012 at 1:48 pm

  5. joey2001

    Truly beautiful photos. Will make Jen’s and Scott’s fabulous day live forever. Really gorgeous!

    May 17, 2012 at 8:52 am

  6. Antoinette Martinelli

    most gorgeous wedding I have ever seen, all these pictures look like they came out of bride’s magazine, just beautiful, Beautiful bride, may love good fortune and happiness be yours forever.

    August 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  7. shirley foster

    Awesome pictures, gorgeous! The wedding was perfect, and memorable.

    April 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm

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