{ erica + michael | the omphoy | palm beach wedding photography }

Erica + Michael’s destination wedding at The Omphoy Ocean Resort, Palm Beach, was the epitome of modern elegance by the sea.

The Omphoy’s dark espresso wood is the main part of their signature decor, and is an artsy photographer’s dream for great use of natural light and contrast.

Just look at this portrait… as the sun streams in thru the crack in the shutters, illuminating the dressing bride like an angel.

Erica readied early in the day in her resort suite.

Love the shoes, by Badgly Mischka… no “change into flip-flops” for this bride… she totally went for the hot stilettos from start to finish.

Couldn’t stop taking pictures of this unique jewelry. The bracelet by Kendra Scott, and tear drop earrings from Priscilla of Boston.

Her diamond wedding band and engagement rings were simple and exquisite, from Barsky Diamonds.

Her makeup was meticulously applied by Joanne from Team Beauti.

Then on with the birdcage veil, from Brideshead’s Revisited, NYC.

Mom helped her daughter into her Grecian inspired, one shouldered gown by Jenny Packham.

Erica’s sister in-laws to be, and friends lent a hand as well.

Mom, looking more like her twin sister here, straightens her headpiece.

Then on with the earrings…

And the way cool shoes. : )

And there you have it… a perfect bride.

Everything worked together to create the perfect, sophisticated, retro image.

The bride reflected a moment… (quite literally!!)

Then put her late grandmother’s heirloom ring on her right hand, to keep her close on her special day.

Erica smiled looking out on sunny blue skies above the ocean. Despite a bit of wind, it was going to be a great day!!!

Her bouquet or gardenias, orchids and calla lilies was created by Marjorie Bennet’s MB Florals.

Dad stopped in for a quick peek, then the three posed for a family photo.

The two bro’s gave their sis a kiss for luck, in tandem.

And off the bride-to-be went.

Wooahh… it’s little windy out there!!!!

Erica channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe here, trying to keep her dress in check.

The girls joined her for a laugh and mini photo shoot.

Meanwhile, over in the groom’s suite, Michael was getting ready himself.

Mom helped her son with his boutonniere.

Then posed for a family photo.

Michael looked dapper in his John Varvato’s suit and plaid Burberry tie selection.

Joined by his two sisters, he headed down the stairs to get in position for the first look.

Is the coast clear, asked the bride… peeking thru these great rice-paper sliders outside the hotels zen themed spa.

Down the stairs and out the door she came…

as she walked along the pond for the big reveal…

A tap… a turn… a wow…

A kiss!!!

Love how the bamboo trees and couple reflect in the pond.

The couple hid away in the spa area out of sight, as guests were starting the head to their suites to get ready for the ceremony. They share a few quite moments together in the gazebo.

A quick dance lesson…

Shared their last kiss as single…

And it was time. The chandeliered ceremony site was beautifully decorated by MB florals.

The white chiavari’s and runner were a nice contrast to the dark walls.

The mantle was lined with votives, floating candle/orchid filled canisters, and high thin vases containing sprays of calla lilies.

The bride was escorted by her parents into Michael’s arms.

Their nuptials were filled with lot’s of love and lots of laughter!!!

An exchange of rings… A kiss… and

Look… Married!!!

Second kiss as husband and wife…

Then… to the beach… Oh, but wait… first you have to sign the license.

Now… the beach!

Love the parasol!

Guests braved the wind, and joined the newlyweds out on the beachfront for a GIANT group photo.

Then headed in for cocktails and dinner reception.

After the couple’s first dance…

A gourmet dinner was served, Gatsby style.

Guests partied into the night.

As the night came to an end… there was dessert…

And cake!!!

And foosball??? Score!!!

A silhouette.

A blue sky lit moment…

A dip…

A long stare into each other’s eyes…

And a cuddly goodnight kiss.

The perfect end, to a perfect night.

…………….
venue: the omphoy ocean resort, palm beach
florals + decor: mb florals by marjorie bennett

bridal gown: jenny packham
bridal salon: the wedding shoppe, wayne, PA
birdcage veil: brides head revisited, NYC
shoes: badgley mischka
bracelet – kendra scott
rings: barsky diamonds
heirloom twist band: bride’s grandmother’s

groom’s suit: john varvatos
tie: burberry
shoes: to boot, NYC
watch: tag heuer

custom hanger: etsy.com
bride + groom signs: etsy.com
starfish: restoration hardware

hair + makeup: team beauti

One response

  1. Linda Cammarata

    What beautiful pictures!! But then again, look what they had to work with…couldn’t miss!!!! Erica, you looked gorgeous and, of course, Michael, very handsome. Hope to see the newlyweds soon. xoxoxo

    June 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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