The Colony Hotel

{ gail + michael | the colony hotel | palm beach wedding photography }

Gail + Michael’s elegant leaf-inspired Palm Beach wedding was held at The Colony.

The bride was stunning in a taupe metallic lace couture gown by Tadashi Shoji. Escorted by her mother and brother into Michael’s arms, the couple exchanged vows before a small group of family followed by cocktails, a moonlit first dance to strolling violins, and a private dinner reception. Pure romance!

The intimate event, coordinated by Jennifer Hardiman for Fabuluxe Events, and managed by Robin Gutilla for The Colony and featured stunning robin egg blue, white and gold décor with dripping white orchids and tropicals by Southern Floral Company. Hand calligraphed invites, menus, placecards, by Ink Letter Love, were a standout as was the multi-tiered white fondant cake created by Johnson’s Custom Cakes.

venue: the colony hotel, palm beach
event planner: fabuluxe events
event director: robin gutilla
florals: southern floral company
cake: johnson’s custom cakes, wellington
calligraphy/invites/menu: ink letter love
gown: tadashi shoji
salon/veil/hair clip: bacio bacio bridal, wellington
linens + chairs + china + flatware + glassware: atlas party rental, boynton beach
hair+ makeup artistry:

{ the colony | gem inspired wedding style shoot | palm beach photography }

A select team of Palm Beach’s top wedding pro’s merged talents to put together a an elegant “Leaf + Gemstone Inspired” style shoot, that began in The Colony Hotel’s presidential penthouse overlooking the city.

Conceived by Jennifer of Fabuluxe Events and Lenyce of Bacio Bacio Bridal,with calligraphy by Ink Letter Love and decor by Southern Floral Company and Atlas Party the newly renovated ballroom was awash in light blue hues. The a amazing sugar “gemstone” cake by Johnson’s Custom Cakes perfectly match the calligraphed quartered stone table numbers.

style shoot planner: fabuluxe events
venue: the colony hotel, palm beach
florals: southern floral company
cake: johnson’s custom cakes, wellington
calligraphy/invites/menu: ink letter love
gown/bridal salon: bacio bacio bridal, wellington
tuxedo: the tux shop, palm beach gardens
linens + chairs + china + flatware + glassware: atlas party rental, boynton beach
hair+ makeup artistry: christie lopez makeup+ skincare llc
cinematography: key moment films

{ andrea + marcus | the colony hotel | palm beach wedding photography }

Andrea + Marcus’ Palm Beach wedding was held at The Colony. Being family owned, this historic hotel has always held a special place in the bride’s heart and exchanging vows on the garden lawn as her grandmother looked on was extra meaningful.

The bride was stunning in a couture gown by Anna Maier.

The event, managed by Robin Gutilla for The Colony and featured romantic décor by Creative Florals and the multi-tiered bowed cake in champagne fondant was created by Johnson’s Custom Cakes.

venue: the colony hotel, palm beach
event director: robin gutilla
florals + décor: Creative Florals
rings: simon g.
hair and makeup styling:
cake: johnson’s custom cakes

{ gloria + dane | the colony | palm beach wedding photography }

Gloria & Dane’s whimsical “The Bunny + The Bear” wedding inspired by a favorite childhood book made this springtime event close to their heart. The theme was woven into their signature cocktails, origami place cards, and even the cute little marzipan cake toppers.

The vintage florals and décor by Marjorie Bennett for MB Custom Florals transformed the ceremony and ballroom spaces of The Colony, Palm beach into sheer romance.

venue: the colony hotel, palm beach
florals + décor: Marjorie Bennett for MB Custom Florals
bridal shoes: jimmy choo
bridesmaids gowns: jenny yoo
rings: tiffany & company
hair and makeup styling: team beauti
bunny & bear:

{ jen + jason | the colony | holy trinity | palm beach wedding photography }

Jen + Jason’s wedding at The Colony was a beautiful Palm Beach affair. Following their church wedding at Holy Trinity, the couple took to the intercoastal for their photo session. Then drove off into the sunset in a tiffany blue vintage Sunburn convertible.

church: holy trinity church, west palm beach
venue: the colony, palm beach
florals + décor:
gown: legends by romona keveza
shoes: stuart weitzman
bridesmaids’ gowns:
grooms tux:
makeup + hair artistry:

{ jana + brad | the colony | holy trinity | palm beach wedding photography }

Jana + Brad’s Spring wedding was held at The Colony, in Palm Beach. The bride wore Enzoani couture and vintage diamonds from Bacio Bacio. Her bridesmaids were draped in coral chiffon with matching rose bouquets. The couple married at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, and after the nuptials exited to a sea of tossed petals by their guests, as they headed off to the inter coastal pier for portraits. Later, their Phantom Rolls Royce took them to their cocktail part at the Colony’s Regal Room, where guests enjoyed signature cocktails and vintage photo booth fun, followed by dinner in the grand ballroom, with decor by Xquisite Events, as they partied the night away.

venue: the colony, palm beach
church: holy trinity episcopal church, west palm beach
florals & decor: xquisite events, boca raton

gown: by enzoani from bacio bacio salon, wellington
shoes + clutch: kate spade
veil: providence bridal
bracelet: bride’s mother’s
earrings: buckwald jewelers miami
rings: roset by reid, buckwald jewelers miami
bridesmaids gowns: bacio bacio salon, wellington

makeup artistry for bride & mother of the bride: reigan roan-zapatier of lotus hair studio
hair styling for bride & mother of the bride: shirley torres of lotus hair studio
makeup artisty for bridesmaids: team beauti
hair styling for bridesmaids: team beauti

invitations: inky design & print, paper papier
programs: groom’s father
menu: groom’s father
cake: johnson’s cakes

{ 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