{ black + gold elegance | mar-a-lago decor | palm beach wedding photography}

The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, hosted this fabulous “Black and Gold” inspired wedding, coordinated by Posh Parties, featuring fabulous decor by Xquisite Events. Pops of rich purple and pinks were everywhere, and a unique use of textures mixing branches and feathers, and even a paper flower wall riser for the bandstand made this a standout event. Black and Gold leaf invitation and menu ensemble by Able Invitations & Stationery, completed the luxe look. Loved the gorgeous cake, by the amazing Ana Paz.

venue: the mar-a-lago club, palm beach
catering director: brooke watson for mar-a lago
event coordinators: posh parties
florals + décor: xquisite events
cake: ana paz
invitation: able invitations + stationery

{ jennifer + amir | the mar-a-lago club | palm beach wedding photography }

Jennifer + Amir’s wedding at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach was beyond exquisite!!!

The stunning bride rocked a to-die-for Ines di Santo couture gown, as she made her way down the arched spiral staircase.

Ceremony and Reception took place in the Grand Ballroom. Décor and florals created by the fabulous Micheal Ereshna for Special Event Resource and Design Group, in hues of blush, ivory and lilac, was planned to perfection by Emily Marrah + Melanie Blonshine, and flawlessly orchestrated by Brooke Watson and her top notch Mar-a-Lago staff.

venue: the mar-a-lago club, palm beach
catering director: brooke watson for mar-a lago
event coordinators: emily marrah + melanie blonshine
florals + décor: special event resource and design group
lighting design: frost
bridal gown: ines di santo
after party gown:
custom cufflinks:
bridal valet: brides and bow ties
hair styling: by carlos
makeup artistry:
cake: graham russell, pastry chef, mar-a-laog

{ wedding illustrated feature | colene + david | mar-a-lago + trump international }

So excited to have shot the cover of the latest Winter/Spring issue of Weddings Illustrated at the fabulous Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach!!! Inside, the issue also features the Trump International Golf Club real wedding feature of pro golfer David Frost to Colene Visser.

click here to view the complete blog post from this wedding.

{ lauren + eric | the mar-a-lago club | palm beach engagement photography }

The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach was the backdrop for Lauren + Eric’s stunning platinum engagement session. This historic 1920’s estate, formerly Marjorie Merriweather Post’s is now home to the Trump Family and also an exclusive private club, often referred to as “the jewel of Palm Beach.” Couldn’t ask for a more magnificent locale. Can’t wait to capture their Breakers wedding in February!

{ colene + david | mar-a-lago | trump international golf club wedding }

Trump International Golf Club hosted the wedding of “Champions Tour” pro golfer David Frost to Colene Visser, just three weeks after his first place victory at the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach. Needless to say, he’s having a great year so far!

The bride is a vision as she descends the mansion’s fabulous staircase at Trump’s historical Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.

She soon ends up in the arms of her groom at Mar-a-Lago’s entrance, then take some time out to play for the cameras.

Mar-a-Lago’s spectacular architecture truly makes for the best bridal portrait backdrop bar none.

Here the groom, poses with his “dapper” pga tour mates, and a set of antique golf clubs gifted to him. Now, if you’re a golf fan, that’s a shot worth framing.

Earlier in the day, the bride readied at a private cottage on the Mar-a-Lago estate.

The gown, by Stephen Yearick, hung on a custom silk/pearl hanger found on etsy.com.

Love, love, love… these pearl bowed Badgley Mischka‘s.

After the bride’s makeup was applied to perfection by Deb of Team Beauti.

The bride got a hug from her bridal party, as they posed in these cute little tanks… who knew “strooimeisie” meant bridesmaid.

The girls helped her into her beaded gown.

Then Colene’s Mom, who flew in flew in all the way from South Africa for the big day, added the final touch…the veil.

And shared a mother daughter moment.

Meanwhile, over at Trump International Golf Club, the groom was prepping, with assistance from his groomsmen and grown children.

Great custom cufflinks!

A little help for dad as he fastens his tie.

And viola, handsome as can be.

The bride, still over at Mar-a-Lago, had some time before leaving for church, so of course, we toured the property.

The foyer…

The patio…

The balcony…

The stairwell…

The fireplace…

The spiral staircase…

The walkways…

The croquet lawn…

The fountain…

Then back to the villas with her bridesmaids…

The bride’s bouquet, by Touch of Paradise, featured a cascade of mini red calla lilies with queen protea from South Africa, to remind the bride of her home.

Custom designed hair hewelry from Bacio Bacio Bridal in wellington, adds just the right amount of bling to this romantic hair style by Whitney of Eleven Spa.

Both bride and groom enjoy one last moment with family, before they are church bound.

The nuptials, at Lakeside Presbyterian, were officiated by their friend and tour chaplain, so the ceremony held extra special meaning for the couple.

Daddy escorted his little girl down the aisle right into Davids arms.

Guests grabbed handfuls of multicolored petals…

And gave the newlyweds a perfect send-off as they exited the church.

Here, is a birds-eye view of the guests posing with the couple in the courtyard before they depart.

The chivalrous groom helps his bride into the awaiting Maybach, a gift to the couple from his friend Donald Trump.

As guests headed to Trump International Golf Club for cocktails, the new Mr. + Mrs. Frost stole away to Mar-a-Lago’s beach club for some oceanfront portraits.

The couple arrived at the cocktail festivities, via golf cart…

As the guests created an arch of antique clubs for their grand entrance.

The went right onto the white monogrammed dance floor for their first dance, beneath the gazebo inspired tent dripping with ivy and crystal chandeliers.

Guests enjoyed private label “David Frost Wines” from the groom’s own South African Vineyard.

The bride enjoyed a dance with her daddy…

And one with her brother, before guests were called into the lavish dinner that awaited in the adjacent ballroom.

The breathtaking reception decor was designed by David Negri, of DN Concepts Event Design + Management.

Florals were created by Touch of Paradise.

The cream fondant cake,with taupe ribbon and crystal accent, was created by Johnson’s Custom Cakes of Wellingon. Inside, a delicious chocolate mocha cake with chocolate ganache and raspberry filling.

Custom monogram by Lori Jayne, and Drapery and Lighting by Globadyne, both for DN Concepts.

Dear friend and pga tour mate, Tom Lehman gave the opening toast, as the happy couple looked on in laughter.

After the 4 course dinner was complete, the cake was cut followed by the bouquet and garter tosses and more dancing.

A decadent room of desserts awaited guests.

As the bride transformed into a “lady in red” donning something a bit more comfy for dancing the night away.

When she returned the party got into full swing.

The End.

venue: trump international golf club, w. palm beach, fl
catering manager: susan corboy
portrait venue: mar-a-lago club, palm beach, fl
church: lakeside presbyterian church, west palm beach, fl

event design + decor: david negri, dn concepts event design + mgmt
florals: touch of paradise for dn concepts, roses provided by pajarosafloral
decor: david negri, dn concepts event design + mgmt

gown: stephen yearick
shoes: badgley mischka
hair accessories: bacio bacio bridal, wellington, fl
hanger: etsy.com

makeup artistry: team beauti, royal palm beach, fl
hair styling: whitney of eleven spa, delray beach, fl

cake: johnston’s custom cakes, wellington florida
wine: david frost wines
entertainment: the brass revolution

{ elyssa + aaron | mar-a-lago club | palm beach wedding }

The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach hosted Elyssa + Arron’s exquisite nuptials. Filled with tears, joy and laughter, this stunning affair featured vintage inspired florals and decor by Xquisite Events. This historic landmark was a photographers dream to shoot, even before heading down the aisle Elyssa and I did a Vouge-worthy fashion shoot in the fabulous red-carpeted stairwell and gold-gilded parlor. We loved working with this amazing couple and wish them a lifetime of happiness.

venue: the mar-a-lago club, palm beach
florals + decor: xquisite events, boca raton
event catering manager: brooke watson, for the mar-a-lago club
gown: paloma blanca
shoes: steve madden
bridesmaids dresses: watters + watters

invitations: papery + cakery, boca raton
baby blue runner: exquisite events
cake: mar-a-lago pastry chefs
custom topper: wedding cuts
desert bar: mar-a-lago chefs

makeup artistry: team beauti
hair styling: bill tighe, palm beach

lighting design: ever last productions, dania florida
videography: ray roman films