Leah + Michael’s wedding day began at The Seagate Hotel + Spa, a luxury boutique hotel in downtown Delray Beach.
The bride was breathtaking in a couture gown by Essense of Australia. Her bridesmaids dressed in pink champagne, and the adorable flower girl in ivory tulle.
The four-legged ring bearer was simply too cute for words, and even got to be part of the first look, as the bride headed to her groom, with fur baby in tow, on a fabulous floral leafed leash.
Soon after arriving at the Delray Beach Club, the skies opened and last minute raindrops rerouted the ceremony, but love abounded, as the guests encircled the soon-to-be newlyweds for their touching nuptials. Cocktails and reception followed, featuring romantic décor by Marjorie Bennet for MB Custom Florals and a 4-tiered fondant + spun sugar cake by Johnson’s Custom Cakes.
hotel: the seagate hotel + spa, delray beach
florals + décor: mb custom florals by marjorie bennett
venue: delray beach club, delray beach
bridal gown: essense of australia
shoes: angela nuran
bridal makeup artistry + hair styling:
invitation ensemble + programs + menus: diy
cake: johnson’s custom cakes, wellington
Theme: “Starfish + Driftwood” | Subtheme: Oceanfront | Palette: Silver + Baby Pink + White | Textures: Driftwood + Shells
Mia + Nick chose the trendy Seagate Beach Club in Delray Beach to host their “oceanfront nuptials.” Unfortunately, mother nature had other plans, as rain replaced sunshine, and up went the umbrellas. Despite being detoured indoors, the couple’s attitude was amazing, and we took cover and improvised.
The bride, fashion designer Mia Cheré Merritt, designed her unique shell textured wedding dress, w. removable chiffon skirt and her bridemaids’ flirty one shoulder dresses in varying hues of pink. Her stunning bouquet, of white peonies, was created by Daniel Events, along with the rest of the sea inspired décor in the oceanfront tent.
Melissa + Nicks beachfront wedding took place at the Delray Beach club right before sunset.
Earlier in the day, the bride got ready at the Seagate Hotel.
Her bridesmaids, dressed in knee length taffeta aqua blue dresses, helped her dress.
Love the “something blue” navy shoes.
Mom straightened her daughters veil, then dad stopped in to wish her well.
Her flower girl shared a special moment too.
Then the girls all headed out to find the groom for the first look.
Nick, and his groomsmen got dressed in their nearby apartment.
Great bow tie!
He shares a hand shake with his best man…
And another with his “best friend!”
Then the dapper trio took off for the Seagate to see his bride to be for the first time.
After the reveal, the couple and their bridal party, soon left for the beach club.
However, I stole the bride and groom for a bit, and on the way we stopped to visit a nearby beach front mansion for an impromptu photo session.
Guests arrived to a champagne greeting, and a table filled with their seating cards.
They were also asked to sign in, by finding their birthdates on a cool tropical calendar, and writing in their names.
Now, the couple will have no excuse for missing friends and family birthdays for years to come.
The ceremony site was set up overlooking the ocean.
According to Jewish tradition, they had to wait till the sunset to be married. And so as the sun went down they privately signed the Ketubah, surrounded by their immediate family as guests were seated awaiting their nuptials.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her dad, as the groom looked on in anticipation.
Not long after, they emerged, as Mr. and Mrs. Sadowsky.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prior to dinner being served in the wall to wall windowed dining room, overlooking the sea.
In lieu of a cake, the couple opted for a 5-tiered cupcake tree topped with a small sea-inspired personal cake.
The party began with a first dance…
Followed by heartfelt toasts…
And cupcake eating.
A super cool serenade to his bride of “That Loving Feeling”… complete with ray bans and backup singers, in true Top Gun style!!!!
And lot’s of crazy antics on the dance floor.
As the night came to an end, the newlyweds stole away for a few private moments…
And ended the perfect night with a perfect kiss!
venue: delray beach club, delray beach, fl
hotel: seagate hotel and spa, delray beach, fl
florals + decor: flowers by yamir
hairstyling by: camelly cancella with petermark salon
makeup artistry by: luciann giammattei with face2face studios
gown: birnbaum and bullock
hair accessory: borrowed from hairstylist
veil: ideeli wedding shop
earrings: adriana orsini
brooch: heirloom from bride’s grandmother
bridesmaids dresses: ann taylor
flower girl dress: jcrew
grooms tux: hugo boss
groom’s tie: nautica
groomsmen’s bowties: peter millar
invitations: wedding paper divas
chocolate seashell favors: handmade by mother of the bride
place card luggage tags: etsy.com
stickers: wedding paper divas
champagne flutes: waterford
cake + cupcakes: cakes by ruthie
The Seagate Beach Club was the site for day two’s wedding festivities.
It was so windy, that the beachfront blessing + sand ceremony had to be moved indoors… but it made for great pictures as the bride’s veil and dress blew perfectly.
Nicole got dressed in her suite at the Seagate Hotel + Spa.
Here Mom takes the first peek at the engagement/sign in book, featuring images from Nic + Tim’s super fun Central Park shoot, in New York, last spring.
A gift is delivered from her Tim… she reads the sweet note… then…. oooh, look…. diamond earrings!!!!
Nicole’s bridesmaids prepare “dress #2…”
Then zip her in.
Once ready, mom helps with her veil, and shares a tender moment.
Dad stops by and get’s in on the action.
Nicole is a vision, in this gorgeous vintage style lace gown by Allure Couture.
These “I Do” rhinestone shoe add-on’s are the perfect “something blue,” and look great on these vera wang lavender satin slippers.
Out on the balcony, we captured some portraits of Nicole and her girls.
Her adorable little niece/flower girl stopped in for a visit.
And a kiss. Awwww!!!
Hey… what about me…. where’s my KISS??? Now, who can resist that face!
Meanwhile, on the other side of the property, Tim and his boys get in on the photo action.
Wow… Great split.. Go guy on the left. Woo-hoo.
In a less strenuous stance, Nicole strikes a pose.
Tim, surprised to see his new bride in a whole new look from the day before…
One last dip, as the bridal party roots them on…
Then off to the Seagate Beach Club via trolley.
The early evening the weather was kicking up… so the move indoors was the way to go.
Following the ceremony, the happy couple exited and headed for the beach.
The reception space, designed by Kirkland Event & Destination Services, was awash in purple uplighting, with orchids everywhere.
A canvas covered magnetic board with upholstered buttons presented the place cards.
Favors were yummy bride + groom cake pops.
Following the first dance…
Speeches were made…
Daddy danced with his little girl.
Mommy took to the floor with her son.
And Cupcakes were served… in towered multi-tiered form.
“Hey, what’s with the icing on the nose… think that’s funny huh???”
As the night came to a close, the guests lined the exit with sparklers in hand, as the couple departed with one final kiss.
gown: allure couture
“i do” hanger: etsy.com
shoes: vera wang lavender
earrings and bracelet: swarovski (nordstrom)
rings: henri daussi (hers) & blue nile (his)
bridesmaid dresses: bill levkoff
flower girl dress: david’s bridal
groom’s suit: calvin klein
magnetic seating chart: etsy.com
invitation: wedding paper divas
cupcakes & favors: kirkland event & destination services
Nicole + Tim’s weekend wedding celebration was a 2 day extravaganza. Following “Day 1” nuptials at St. Vincent’s Church, a dinner reception was held at the picturesque Sundy House, in Delray Beach.
Her “black + white” wedding theme was accented with pops of magenta and purple.
Love this beautiful multi-hued orchid bouquet!!!
Earlier, Nicole readied at her suite, with help from maid of honor.
Mom helps her on with her veil, then she and Dad are given gifts from their little girl.
Soon the bride hurries off to meet her soon-to-be groom.
Here Tim is seen waiting patiently on a bridge at The Sundy House for the big reveal.
They posed for some romantic portraiture around the tropical property.
Then it was off to the church, where her Ring Bearer came to greet her, complete with orchid topped pillow.
Next came the super cute flower girl.
The bride was escorted downy he red carpeted aisle by both her parents.
Then, both Nicole and her Daddy teared up, as he gave her away at the alter.
After a lovely ceremony, they exited joyfully to applause.
And hopped into the waiting limo…
Which returned them to the Sundy House for a dinner reception in the Mediterranean Room.
Guest dinned in style as the Father of the Groom gave a heartfelt speech as both Mom’s looked on.
They shared their first newlywed kiss under the moonlight.
Then promised “not” to stay up too late… Tomorrow, part deux!!!
venue: the sundy house, delray beach
church: st. vincents church, delray beach
florals & decor: kirkland event & destination services
gown: white house black market
shoes: kate spade
earrings and bracelet: swarovski
hair comb: hair comes the bride
tux: calvin klein
ring bearer pillow: etsy.com
embroidered hankerchiefs: exclusively weddings
invitation: wedding paper divas
Aimee + Alex’s beautiful beach wedding, was set in the dunes overlooking the ocean at the Delray Beach Club.
Their sea-inspired theme was integrated with simple, clean lines and contrasting shades of off-white and navy blue.
Aimee readied at The Seagate Hotel and Spa in downtown Delray Beach.
Her bridesmaids, clad in short navy halter dresses, helped her into her corseted gown.
Then on with her jewlery…
And her “something blue” Badgley Mischka shoes…
The Garter was the final finishing touch…
Then out they all went thru the seafoam chiffon curtains, onto the balcony overlooking the Seagate’s tropical poolside.
The beautiful bouquets were all created by Whole Foods… who knew???
Over in another suite, Alex and the guys got dressed as well. Their loafers and navy ties…
Were the perfect match to their Seersucker Suits.
The handsome trio looked just perfect for a beach wedding.
As the girls ventured towards the pool for some portraits…
The boys headed to the front of the hotel, awaiting the First Look.
The big reveal did not disappoint. Alex was all smiles, and kisses, when he saw Aimee.
Then it was off to the Delray Beach Club for the ceremony.
Which took place beneath the couples favorite tree, beside the ocean dunes.
The space was marked with orchid filled Tiki Torches.
The bride was escorted by her father down the long aisle…
Right into Alex’s arms.
After a lovely ceremony, the newlyweds exited, smiling ear to ear.
As their guests enjoyed cocktails, they stole a private moment, under “their” tree.
The placecards were tied with nevy organza ribbon to sand dollar keepsakes, set in white trays of sand.
The reception space followed suit, and was decorated in off white and hues of blue with starfish accents.
After their first dance, dinner and dancing followed. And a great night was had by all.
As the party neared the end, it was time to cut the wave inspired cake.
Then… Aimee + Alex posed with their respective, oh so cute, bride and groom sugar cookies…
And joyously… bit their little heads off!!!
hotel: the segate hotel, delray beach
venue: the delray beach club, delray beach
florals + decor: whole foods
bridal shoes: badgly mischka
seersucker suits: jos. a. bank
invitations: designed by aimee – images by irene shemony