{ katherine + michael | brazilian court | society of the four arts | palm beach wedding photography }

Katherine + Michael’s destination wedding took place at The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club in Palm Beach, one of the Leading Hotels of the World. It was the epitome of elegance.

The Society of the Four Arts gardens made for a beautiful portrait setting.

Love those doors and antique wishing well.

Earlier in the day, the bride readied at “The Brando Suite.”

The bridal bouquet of white peonies, created by Tom Mathieu was just stunning.

These sparkling platform Jimmy Choo’s are to die for.

Katherine’s makeup was artfully applied by top NY makeup artist Suresh, who used his own self named line, laced with 24k pure gold, to perfect the bride’s lips, shown bottom right.

Her Kate Spade bridesmaids gifts were all in a row.

Her sister and soon to be sister-in-law, helped her on with her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown.

Mom stopped by to help her daughter on with her cathedral length veil.

Then it was time for “something new”…

Her faux bling was quickly removed, and replaced by these fabulous diamond tear drops, custom designed by her BridesMan, Zameer.

On with the shoes…

Grab the bouquet…

And viola….

Picture Perfect!!!

Over in the groom’s suite, his boys showed him some love, and helped him ready.

Here the debonaire groom adjusts his cuffs, in Bond-like fashion. Love the Cartier watch.

Then his groomsmen toast his impending nuptials… (in TEAL dinner jackets… apparently a private joke of some sort).

Here Michael shares a special moment with his mom.

Then heads out for the first look.

And Katherine got one last touch-up, adjusted her veil and she too was off to meet her other half.

Their reaction to one another was teary.

Following the reveal, the couple and their Bridal Party got together for some portraits.

Okay, guys… ready, set… Model!!!

The scenery at The Society of The Four Arts Gardens was just beautiful.

The ceremony was set up in the courtyard at the Brazilian Court.

Strings played…

Friend’s sang…

The bride and her dad shared a smile before their trip down the aisle.

The groom waited in anticipation.

As the Father of the Bride escort his little girl into his arms.

Vows were promised…

Rings were exchanged…

“You may kiss the bride”…

And the new Mr. + Mrs. Kessler were on their way…

Guests enjoyed an amazing cocktail hour in Café Boulud’s fountained courtyard.

The intimate reception was orchestrated by Café Boulud’s Director of Catering, Emily Marrah, and her 5-star staff.

The night was filled with lots of heartfelt moments… from Dances to speeches.

Later, as the party got rocking’ guest took to the floor w/ the newlyweds and got wild.

Following dinner, a home-made Italian Cookie bar was set up..

And the 4-tier white and gold fondant cake was cut, and served.

As the night ended, the two stole away and shared this sweet private moment.

A perfect end to a perfect evening.

hotel venue: the brazilian court hotel + beach club, palm beach
reception venue: café boulud, palm beach
florals + decor: tom mathieu and company
cake: café boulud

makeup artistry: suresh, nyc
hair styling: frederic fekkai, palm beach

bridal gown + belt: monique lhuillier
shoes: jimmy choo
jewelry: zameer kassam fine jewelry, nyc

bridesmaid’s gowns: jenny yoo
bridesmaids gifts: kate spade

grooms tux: j. crew
groom’s watch: cartier

3 responses

  1. Kim Carusillo

    Absolutely beautiful- we had a great time. Congratulations and love to you guys , Kim and Mark Carusillo

    July 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

  2. Katherine Kessler

    Joriann was an absolute dream to work with – we had so much fun with her. The pictures are magical – as was the day. Thank you for the gift of such beautiful pictures Joriann!

    July 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm

  3. Deena Hooper

    STUNNING all around – so happy for you! In every single photo you can see the love and admiration you have for one another. Beautiful. xoxo

    July 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

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