{ samantha + andrew | the addison | boca raton wedding photography }

Samantha + Andrew’s wedding was held at The Addison in Boca Raton.

This shot of the groom quietly reflecting in the doorway just minutes before the ceremony, is one of my favorites.

This young couple had the most amazing smiles, and were so very in love, it was a delight to watch, and capture.

The invitations, by Arthur’s Invitations and Prints New York, were simple yet stylish.

Her gown, by designer Elizabeth Dye, hung on a custom hanger by etsy.com.

The bridesmaid’s bouquets, by Dalsimer, were made up of roses and the most beautiful antique pastel hydrangeas.

Once her hair and makeup were complete, her bridesmaids, in cute matching floral robes, shared the love.

Then helped her into her gorgeous grecian style gown, from Lovely Bridal in New York.

When dressing was complete, she added the garter and viola.

Time for her flowers…

Which featured white roses and calla lilies and just a hint of baby pink.

The readying process for this happy day was bittersweet. As the bride looked out the window, her stunning blue eyes welled with tears, no doubt thinking of her late mother, wishing she were there to adjust her veil.

Moments later Dad arrived and filled the void, as he marveled at his little girl, all grown up.

She wiped away a tear, fixed his tie, and gave him a big giant hug.

Now smiling… she headed for the rooftop.

Receiving well wishes from her soon to be mother-in-law along the way.

Samantha and her girls smiled pretty for the camera in their purple J.Crew cocktail dresses.

The light filled penthouse hallway, was like a giant greenhouse, and great to shoot in her sheer skirted gown.

Meanwhile, over in the groom’s suite… a quick reminder was being messaged!!!

Dad helped his son fasten his cute initialized cufflinks, from the knot.com.

His groomsmen, fastened his suspenders.

And mom, helped him on with his boutonniere.

Love these little “I heart you” custom water bottles.

Following a quick portrait series…

Andrew spotted a package from his bride-to-be with his name on it.

And the spirits, raised his spirits. : ) As did the sweet card no doubt.

The bride and her bridesmaids made their way to the lobby, as we wrapped up our photo session at the Hilton in Deerfield Beach and got ready to head to the Addison for some more portraits followed by the big reveal.

The moment Andrew arrived, Samantha raced thru the courtyard gates.

As Andrew waited, all smiles, she came up behind him… he turned… then took her in his arms.

A tender kiss to the forehead, and they were off, to explore the historic grounds.

The couple was soon joined by the bridal party.

Here he gets love from two of his favorite ladies.

Guest were starting to arrive, so the bridal party all headed indoors.

Prior the the ceremony, the Ketubah was signed, as the cantor, and both a local and and imported rabi looked on.

Followed by the bedeken.

The ceremony space was set beneath the giant ficus trees in the courtyard.

Guest were given programs that doubled as fans, to keep them cool.

The heirloom kiddish cups awaited the wine…

As the violinist began to play…

Dad escorted his little girl down the aisle..

Right into Andrews arms.

The view from above the treetops was exquisite.

After an intimate ceremony, the groom was told he could kiss his bride.

Which he did to great applause.

They shared their first hug as man and wife…

Then exited, with their bridal party, as newlyweds!!!

The reception took place in the Mizner Ballroom, as cymbidium orchids, and pink and white roses and petals adorned the tables.

The place cards table held special meaning… the couple decided they wanted to integrate wine corks into the display, and so friends and family from far and wide sent them wine bottle corks from all their special occasions to add to their collection.

The 5 tier fondant cake, created by Party Cakes by Shawn, towered high.

The party began with a first waltz…

And a wild “everybody on the floor” dance set, by The Music Machine.

Dad opened with a heartfelt speech. Not a dry eye in the house. Right ADAM??? ummm… I mean Andrew!!!

Soon followed by the groom’s brother, who brought much comedic value to the mix.

The bride danced with her daddy.

And the groom danced with his mommy.

The cake was cut…

And served.

Then everyone got back on the floor… including Grandma.

For a crazy horah… hands in the air everyone… low ceiling alert!!!

After the bouquet was tossed and caught… by the lady in red.

A fabulous dessert spread was put on display.

On the way out, guests were met with baskets full of Irving Farms gourmet coffee favors, straight from New York City’s famed 71 Irving Place. Each package had a “love is brewing” thank you card attached.

As the party died down, the happy couple stole away for some quiet time.

Took a romantic stroll thru the moonlit gardens…

And in the end… the new Mr. + Mrs. Edelson… snuggled up together for a long awaited rest.


venue: the addison, boca raton
prep venue: hilton at deerfield beach
floral + decor: dalsimer florist

gown: elizabeth dye
salon: lovely bridal, new york
shoes: dolce vita
bridemaids’ dresses: j.crew
makeup artistry: eric bucher for hue
tuxedo: hugo boss
cufflinks: the knot.com
invitations: arthur’s invitations and prints, new york
cake: party cakes by shawn
favors: irving farm coffee company
band: the music machine

One response

  1. Chris Joriann Photography is without a doubt, one of, if not the best wedding photographers I know. I say that because Chris Joriann did my cousin’s wedding!!!

    October 22, 2012 at 11:03 am

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