{ ancestry ball | the breakers | palm beach event photography }

Holiday time at The Breakers in Palm Beach is always magical, however, this December we had the honor of capturing this stunning “One People, Many Nations” Ancestry Ball hosted by The Newtons.

To commemorate author Lydia Newton’s half-decade milestone, she and her husband Lendell privately celebrated as they readied earlier in the day with a fab 14k Gold cake, which simply read, Happy Birthday to Me!

She blew out her candles in private, humbly disclosing her wish not to distract from her Ancestry Ball later that evening by focusing on her 50th Birthday.

As the sun set, five dozen couples arrived at the white tie event via limousine dressed in formal attire representing their heritage, and sailed down the red-carpet en-route to the cocktail reception overlooking the ocean.

The Magnolia Room was set for a five-course dinner, planned to perfection by Event Manager Sascha LaGreca for the Breakers. The space, featuring parallel kings tables, was a vision of elegance. Lit with crystal candelabras, dripping floral décor by The Design Studio at the Breakers filled the room. A harpist and flutist played the classics as they dined.

Following dinner, a violinist escorted the guests through the hotel playing as they made their way to the ball, in the Gold room, complete with a reflective 14k gold dance floor.

Desserts from around the globe were served…

Formal introductions were made…

And an orchestra of strings and horns played, as guests danced the night away… ballroom danced that is.

Several surprise guest performances lit up the floor throughout the night.

It was a unique and exquisite evening, ending w. a roof raising moment of praise for all their blessings.

venue: the breakers, palm beach
catering manager: sascha la greca for the breakers
florals + décor: design studio at the breakers
14k birthday cake: pastry chef by the breakers

This beautiful video of the event, was captured by Ruben and Caroline Sendery for Senderey Video.

One People Many Nations Ancestry Gala Ball :: The Breakers :: December 18, 2015 from Senderey Video Productions on Vimeo.

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