Archive for April, 2015

29 Apr

Planning a Palm Beach Wedding…On the Beach?

In Blog by Dream Concierge / April 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

As an experienced Palm Beach wedding planner, I know there are literally hundreds of luxurious venues to choose from in the Palm Beach area for your wedding day. While you can decide to hold your reception at any of these and be extremely satisfied, some brides and grooms prefer a sandy setting for the ceremony.

First of all, beaches radiate romance with the gorgeous sand, the soothing sounds of the ocean, and the most picture-perfect setting offered by Mother Nature. The natural background brings fantasies of being married in paradise to reality. Daytime ceremonies are optimum for lighting and the sunsets are divinely gorgeous here. And talk about breath-taking pictures that you will revel in over the years!

Another beautiful aspect of having a beach ceremony is that you choose how formal or informal it will be. Flowing gown or barefoot? Will the groom be suited in a traditional tuxedo, a button-down shirt with shorts, or somewhere in-between? You can decide upon any theme you desire. A beach ceremony tends to take some of the pressure off of the minute details which conventional ceremonies can hold. There is literally freedom on so many planning decisions that you need to make for this special day.

If you’re wanting to plan a beautiful Palm Beach wedding, you can rest assured that it will be unique and truly memorable. The possibilities of locations are endless with miles of sandy beach to choose from.

Beach weddings typically are for a smaller guest list compared to the possible hundreds you could invite to a traditional church or indoor venue. Creating a more intimate experience can reduce your stress since you will be enjoying the company of only your family and close friends.

If you are concerned with a budget, beach ceremonies typically cost less than traditional weddings. This may be an option which fits into your finances easier. With that said, many couples still choose elaborate details which are personal to their tastes.

Sunscreen is vital for the bride and groom to avoid sunburns, especially when it’s one of the biggest picture days of your life! And choosing from a collective array of flowers that can hold their own against the heat is imperative. No bride wants wilting flowers.

Your reception can be held anywhere. While some still prefer a simple reception on the beach, many will flock to the luxurious resorts. There are endless possibilities but here are a few for ideas: Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, PGA National Resort and Spa, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Eau Palm Beach, and The Addison.

Sounds systems, styling, proper setup for chances of wind, and many other details are crucial to your wedding being as perfect as possible. I’ve planned thousands of weddings and absolutely love Palm Beach settings. If you’re wanting a beach wedding or a traditional indoor venue for your ceremony and reception, call me and I’ll discuss all of your options with you.

20 Apr

Discover 6 Exquisite Wedding Locations in South Florida!

In Blog by Dream Concierge / April 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

South Florida has infinite wedding destinations ideal for your special day. Thousands of couple flock to South Florida for sunny beaches, luxury hotels, and unique locations every year to say their vows.

With so many radiant locations, perfectly suited for a magical celebration – large or small – it can become overwhelming deciding where to hold your ceremony and reception. At the same venue or two separate locations?

I’ve planned thousands of weddings all throughout the South Florida area and it’s in my experience and expertise that it is rather easy to find the precise spot for couples based on their specific desires.

Every couple has their own taste and I love designing each wedding based on its own unique style. Below, I’ve included 6 of my favorite locations perfect for romance, beauty, and the most luxurious day you could imagine.

  1. Let’s begin with the breath-taking Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Spreading out across the oceanfront beach for a full seven acres and 30,000 sq. feet of space, you can choose from 20 indoor and outdoor locations. The romantic atmosphere and décor help create a memorable, fairy tale day.
  1. The Addison is superb with its graceful elegance, spacious courtyard, and ancient Banyan trees. It has become a highly-chosen venue with its picturesque settings and 5 star Diamond winners for their cuisine. The cascading fountain is your ceremony’s cherry-on-top. You simply cannot ask for more.
  1. Many couples desire a quieter setting for their sunny South Florida wedding day. The Gulfstream Park is secluded, intimate, and dreamy, particularly at sunset. The ceremony can be performed on an oceanfront, sun-kissed beach or manicured grassy spaces.
  1. Are you picturing yourself walking through a tropical setting? Mounts Botanical Garden is an exquisite botanical garden and the oldest in Palm Beach area. You have your choice from the Butterfly Garden, the Mediterranean Garden, the Tropical Forest, the Rose and Fragrance Garden, and many more scenic spots. The sights and sounds will be beautiful in the background while you exchange your vows, rings, and words of love.
  1. Another tropical venue is the Pavilion Grille. An indoor setting complete with fountains, Palm trees, and an elegant 2,000 sq. foot dance floor covered with a lovely white canopy. Did I mention their chefs were voted #1 for Food by Brides on the top-rated TLC show, Four Weddings?
  1. For a more unique touch, consider the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Between the bright sun, the brilliant green lawn, and the exceptional venue displays, it is truly full of luxurious beauty. A more private setting with 5 star chefs and a flawless backdrop for your wedding.

Whether you desire a large, spectacular day or an intimate, low-key environment, I can help you find the right venue for your elegant ceremony and vibrant reception. Beaches, resorts, gardens, historical landmarks…

Where in South Florida do you want your wedding day to be? Please share your thoughts below! I look forward to hearing from you.