Ballen Isles

{ jill + alex | ballen isles country club | palm beach gardens wedding photography }

Jill + Alex’s elegant country club wedding took place at Ballen Isles in Palm Beach Gardens.

The bride, wearing a couture Justin Alexander gown, was escorted down the aisle just before sunset, as a string quartet played. Cocktails on the veranda, and a reception in the main ballroom followed, with stunning florals + décor by Xquisite Events.

venue: ballen isles country club
catering director: patricia saylor
florals + décor: xquisite events
bridal gown: justin alexander
shoes: badgley mischka
hair + makeup artistry: team beauti

{ andrea + daniel | ballen isles country club | palm beach gardens wedding photography }

Andrea + Daniel’s country club ceremony and wedding reception were held at the prestigious Ballen Isles in Palm Beach Gardens.

The bride was an exotic stunner, in her Steven Yearick couture ball gown, with show stopping hair jewelry designed by Maria Elena accenting her Swarovski crystal trimmed Eve of Milady veil.

Overlooking the lake, the marble foyer was transformed into the ceremony site by Daniel Events, and the candlelit ballroom, was decorated in ivory and champagne w. rhinestone accents, bowed chairs, and pearl and lace overlays, and cascading arrangements of blush roses and white orchids.

venue: ballen isles country club, palm beach gardens
director of events: pat saylor
florals + décor: daniel events

gown: steven yearick
veil: eve of milady
hair jewelry: maria elena
rings: jared galleria
makeup artistry: cloud 10
hair styling :steve turner for s’alain salon
invitations: carlson craft
cake: shea’s bakery

{ jenna + erich | ballen isles | palm beach gardens wedding photography }

Jenna + Erich’s country club wedding took place at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.

Earlier in the day, Jenna and company readied at her parent’s BallenIsles home.

Her trio of bridesmaids helped get her into her stunning haute couture gown by Pricilla of Boston.

Her Givenchy pearl cluster earrings, complimented the top of her empire waisted gown perfectly.

Then Mom assisted with her veil.

Love these oh so blingy heels… by Ivanka Trump.

This adorable little one came bearing the gorgeous bridal bouquet.

Designed by Creations by Blanca, it featured white and pink peonies, and cymbidium orchids with pearl centers. The stems were were wrapped in rhinestone bands and pearls.

“Hmmm… looks like the bride is all ready… we have some time… whatta ya say… should we go play the cool baby grand???”

While waiting for the limo, Jenna helped her father on with his bow-tie.

Then gazed at her daddy adoringly, as all little girls do.

Oh, goodie… the rain stopped, and so we ventured out only to find it was still drizzling.

Still the bride braved the raindrops anyway for some portraits.

Her beautiful bridesmaids, dressed in champagne silk gowns by Alfred Angelo, soon joined her.

Their bouquets were similar to the brides, only with hot pink peonies and white hydrangeas.

Elsewhere, the groom got into his tux with help from his family. Great cufflinks!!!

I really love this pensive moment that was captured!!!

Here the groom gets some last minute advise from his nephew Evan.

Oky-Doky Erich… two thumbs up… looks like you’re all good to go!

And so he and the guys headed off to the church.

As guest arrived at St. Paul of the Cross, these lovely young twins, on harp and violin, treated guests to a classical concert.

The flower girls strategized…

The mom’s lit the candles…

And the groom caught his breath as he got a first glimpse of his bride-to-be…

escorted down the aisle on her father’s arm.

As their nuptials neared the end they prepared to come back up this cool monogrammed runner.

But first… the rings.

And a congratulatory hug from brother.

Introducing, Mr. + Mrs. Henke!!!

Their limo awaited them.

As did a well deserved champagne toast. Yay! We did it.

With time before the reception began, the wedding party returned to Ballen Isles. The rain had stopped, and the group ventured out on to the grounds for some photo fun.

What a great marble foyer!

Soon guest began arriving for cocktails, and the champagnes began to flow.

In lieu of a sign in book, the couple had a custom puzzle made from one of their engagement images crafted by Takara Wood Designs. Guests were asked to take a puzzle piece and write their sentiments on the back, then toss them in the jar. Such a cute idea. : )

The reception space was decorated by Designs by Blanca.

The three tier white fondant cake was by Sugar Chef topped with this crystal “H” from Pure Crystal Elegance.

The newlyweds started the evening off with their first dance.

Then the guest were asked to join in, and the party got started.

The father of the bride gave a great speech.

Followed by toasts from the Best Man and Maid of Honor.

After dinner, the daddy daughter dance took place, which always brings a tear to my eyes.

However, this touching dance between mother and son, stole the show for me. If I ever have a little boy, I hope he dances with me just like this on his wedding day.

His new bride looks on, as dad gets in on the love with a family hug!!!

LoveChild rocked the stage, and the fun crowd danced the night away.

Later in the evening, the cake was cut.

The garter was retrieved… most creatively.

The bouquet was tossed.

Properly fought for… and caught, by oh, look… the maid of honor.

Time to throw the hot pink garter… any takers?

As luck would have it, it was grabbed by this handsome pinstriped fellow, who just so happened to be her beau. Good thing, cause he put that garter pretty high up that leg, now didn’t he. 😉

As the night wound down, the couple stole away for some private time.

Then headed out the doors… to find a special surprise in the sky!!!

Needless to say, their amazing night ended with a bang!!!

The end.


venue: ballenisles country club, palm beach gardens
ceremony: st. paul of the cross, no. palm beach
florist/designer: creations by blanca

gown + veil: priscilla of boston
shoes: ivanka trump
rings: marcus jewelers
earrings: givenchy, nordstrom
hair comb: etsy
dress hanger: etsy

make up: melissa for laura mercier
hair: brittani for edmund james salon

bridesmaid dresses: alfred angelo
bridesmaid earrings: handmade by the bride

flower girl dresses: us angels, nordstroms
flower girl baskets & ring bearer pillow: etsy

cufflinks: etsy
tuxedos: men’s wearhouse

cake topper:
cake: sugar chef
favors: blue flame candles
guestbook puzzle: takara wood designs, etsy

invitations: swoozies
moneybag: handmade by the bride
programs: able printing
toasting flutes: swarovski
unity candle:
band: lovechild, tropics entertainment