Harriet Himmel Theater

{ emma + andrew | harriet himmel theater | west palm beach wedding photography }

Emma + Andrew’s wedding took place at the historic Harriet Himmel Theater in West Palm Beach.

The bride wore a sleeved lace couture gown by Vera Wang, paired with sparkling strappy Michael Kors shoes, and a fabulous fall bouquet. Bridesmaids wore merlot gowns, and the adorable flower girl twirled endlessly in a champagne tulle dress.

The candle-lit ceremony and reception space was awash in blush hues, with florals + décor created by MB Floral Design + Decor. and a stunning hand painted gold and ivory 3 tiered cake by Johnson’s Custom Cakes.

reception venue: the harriet himmel theater, west palm beach
hotel/prep venue: hilton west palm beach
venue event manager: jaimie hart for hilton west palm beach
bridal gown: vera wang
bridal shoes: michael kors
makeup artistry + hair styling: lynette demar + dana bates

florals + décor: marjorie bennett for mb floral design + decor
cake: johnson’s custom cakes, wellington

{ lindsay + dylan | harriet himmel theater | royal poincana chapel |palm beach wedding photography }

Lindsay + Dylan’s wedding nuptials took place at the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach, following their ceremony, guests enjoyed champagne in the garden, while the newlyweds took time out for photos beneath the great banyan tree.

The bride was picture perfect in a couture gown by Winnie Clomin. Bridesmaids shimmered in cap slate sequin gowns.

Cocktails and reception followed at theHarriet Himmel Theater in downtown West Palm Beach. Managed by Doug Brown, the candle lit room featured romantic decor by Southern Floral Company.

church: royal poinciana chapel, palm beach
reception venue: the harriet himmel theater, west palm beach
event management: doug brown
catering: ovations! creative stylish catering + events
florals + décor: southern floral company

bridal gown + shoes: winnie chlomin
cake: public bakery
invitations: swoozies

{ luciana + theodore | harriet himmel theater | west palm beach wedding photography }

Luciana + Teddy’s wedding took place at the Harriet Himmel Theater in downtown West Palm Beach.

The bride was gorgeous, in a romantic sheer-back, lace gown by Sincerity and adorable feline inspired satin “kitty flats” by designer Charlotte Olympia, complete w signature “something blue” web stockings. Her handsome groom and her bridesmaids were all dressed in navy blue, with unique bouquets of popping colorful exotics.

The couple’s first look took place in the gardens at the Hilton WPB, then they headed to downtown West Palm Beach’s City Place for some pre-ceremony portrait time, prior to a traditional Greek ceremony at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church. Nuptials, were followed by cocktails and a formal reception at the Harriet Himmel Theater, managed by Doug Brown with catering by Ovations! and decor by Kish Events + Decor.

reception venue: the harriet himmel theater, west palm beach
event management: doug brown
catering: ovations! creative stylish catering + events
hotel/prep venue: hilton west palm beach
church: st. catherine greek orthodox church

bridal gown: sincerity
bridal shoes: charlotte olympia
makeup artistry + hair styling: team beauti

florals + décor: rose kish for kish events + decor
invitations: minted
table signage: koikalligraphia
placecards: song + pen
cake: cake lovers

{ savannah + josh | harriet himmel theater | west palm beach wedding photography }

Savannah + Josh’s wedding took place at the Harriet Himmel Theater in downtown West Palm Beach.

The bride was stunning in a vintage ivory lace gown, with taupe ribbon belt. Her her upswept into a loose chignon secured with a an antique brooch style hair jewelry. Bridesmaids were dressed in dusty blue, with unique bouquets of colorful roses, calla lily’s and wild flowers by Rose Kish.

The couples first look took place in the butterfly filled gardens at the Marriott WPB, then they headed by trolley to City Place for some pre-ceremony portrait time, prior to guests arriving at the Harriet for their nuptials, followed by cocktails and a formal reception.

venue: the harriet himmel theater, west palm beach
florals + décor: rose kish
event management: doug brown
bridal gown:
bridal shoes: carvela by kurt geiger
bridesmaids’ gowns:
flower girl dress:
hair jewelry:
hair styling:
makeup artistry:

{ featured | weddings illustrated | spring/summer 2014 | vintage themed event }

We are thrilled to have Jenna + Justin’s “Vintage Themed” wedding at the Harriet Himmel Theater, featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Weddings Illustrated magazine!!!

Click here to view more images from this fabulous “somewhere in time” themed affair.

{ jenna + justin | harriet himmel theater | vintage wedding }

Theme: “SOMEWHERE IN TIME” Vintage | Subtheme: Literary Romance | Palette: Antique Pastels | Textures: Lace + Pearls + Burlap + Iron

Jenna + Justin’s vintage wedding took vintage DIY to new heights. It was a master class in how to tie in a bevy of stunning details and hands down the most intricate well thought out vintage themed event I have ever had the pleasure of shooting. (But it’s no wonder, the bride is a professional event planner.)

Their “Somewhere in Time” theme, held at The Harriet Himmel Theater, incorporated antique watch parts into the bouquets and boutonnieres, and larger gears into the table arrangements, all beautifully created by MB Custom Florals.

As if one theme were not enough of a challenge, they married it to a subplot of “Literary Romance Throughout the Ages.” Their stunning two tier timepiece inspired cake, was a masterpiece by A Piece of Cake by Elena, complete with 24k gold pocket watch, sat upon a gold gilded book cake. Antique typewriter, and heart shaped print confetti, greeted guests as they found their key tied place cards sending them to tables named after famous couples in literature. From Romeo + Juliet to Bella + Edward, to Minnie + Mickey… each couple’s names were creatively displayed on antique books at each meticulously decorated antique table. Speaking of Bella + Edward, the brides’ die for Manolo Blahnik White “Swan” Pumps, were literally straight out of Bella’s Twilight wedding. LOVE!!!! These works of art, complemented her Lazaro, lace pearl and tulle bottomed gown, birdcage veil, antique feathered hairpiece and vintage purse.

venue: harriet himmel theater, west palm beach
florals & decor: mb custom florals by marjorie bennett
event design: jenna greisen event design

gown: lazaro
shoes: manolo blahnik swan (barney’s new york)
headpiece: maria elena
rings: bride – tacori. groom – torque
bridesmaid dresses: alfred angelo
makeup artistry: jet alexandra
hair styling: denise kelly

cake: a piece of cake by elena
invitations: it’s my party

{ megan + brett | harriet himmel theater wedding | the colony }

Megan + Brett’s festive holiday inspired wedding, was held in Mid-December at the historic Harriet Himmel Theater at City Place, built circa 1926.

This picture perfect couple was such fun to capture!!!

Earlier in the day, the bride and groom both readied at The Colony Hotel, one of Palm Beach’s premier boutique properties.

Megan’s makeup was flawlessly applied by Team Beauti.

Just loved her silver glitter bag and shoes, by Kate Spade.

Her bridesmaids dressed in blue chiffon gowns by Dessy, helped her into her gorgeous silk couture gown by Avant Mariée, from Bacio Bacio Bridal of Wellington.

The back of this was picture perfect.

Her custom headpiece, also from Bacio Bacio, was a focal point, and added just the right touch of flowery romance.

The bridal bouquet, created by Dream Makers by Rose Kish, featured calla lilies and winter white roses.

Once dressed, Megan’s mom, beautifully gowned hot pink, helped her on with her veil.

Before heading out, the bride gifted her mom with a triple pearl bracelet.

And her “dadio” with a pair of platinum cufflinks, a super sweet note…

And a kiss.

Followed by a special family moment.

Meanwhile, in a suite one floor above, the groom was getting into his tux, by Jos. A. Bank.

His mom helped him on with his boutonniere.

Then a handshake from dad…

And a toast with the boys.

The day began on a rainy note… so we braved the raindrops and headed into the Colony ballroom’s lovely marble foyer, until the storm subsided.

Here the bride was greeted by the precious little ones, in adorable gowns, again, by Bacio Bacio Bridal.

Then posed for some portraits.

Once the sun came out, Brett and they guys took some time for their own portraits.

Soon it was time for the first look.

Megan made her way thru the grand gates, with help from her maid of honor/sister.

She walked right into Brett’s arms.

The colony’s pool and historic buildings were so picturesque.

As was the private villa courtyard.

The bridal party joined in with some cheers.

As mom and dad looked on from above.

Molly’s Trolley arrived to shuttle the happy couple and the bridal party to City place.

After some time shooting at The Harriet, it was off for a treat at the yummy Sloan’s Ice Cream Parlor.

In no time, it was off to Holy Trinity Church, for the ceremony.

Megan meditated on her her last moments of single girl-hood…

Then headed for the alter.

Dad escorted his little girl down the aisle, and the nuptials began.

After a lovely ceremony, the newlyweds emerged.

As night fell, they trolleyed to the Harriet where cocktails and the reception were being held.

The entry hall was decorated with holiday bulbs, red roses, and an assortment of images from the couples beach front Ritz Carlton engagement shoot.

The reception space was awash in holiday inspired decor, and catered by Ovations Catering, headed by the amazing Doug Brown and Christine Politz.

Theatrical Masques donned the table settings.

The centerpieces, by Dream Makers, featured red roses, fir branches, and berries, and pink holiday bulbs.

The butter creme cake, created by Betty Baird for Sweet Tiers was wrapped in a fondant ribbon with a jeweled center, and topped with swarovski crystal monogram,

The night began with the couple’s first dance…


Dance with Dad…

And Grandpa…

And Mom…

As the night neared the end, CRAZY HOUR began, and the crowd got it’s second wind.

Then bouquets and garters were tossed.

And cakes were cut… including the Groom’s LSU inspired cake.

One last toast…

Then sparklers were lit, guests lined the stairs, and they made their grand exit.

venue: the harriet himmel theater, west palm beach
catering: ovation catering
hotel: the colony, palm beach

florals + decor: rose kish for dream makers
invitations: shane mesmer for eye candy grafix
cake: sweet tiers by betty baird
bridal gown: avant mariée couture
shoes: kate spade
headpiece: bacio bacio bridal, wellington
jewelry: polo jewelers, wellington
bridemaids’ gowns: the dessy collection
flower girl dresses: bacio bacio bridal, wellington
mother of the bride gown: david meister, neiman marcus
groom’s tuxedo: jos a. bank