Christin and Joe celebrated their marriage with a sophisticated, white-on-white wedding at the elegant Flagler Museum in Palm Beach Florida. The stunning venue, gorgeous fashion, thoughtful details, and of course all of the happiness, were captured by bee photographie.
The Goals: from Christin – First and foremost, we wanted God to be present as we became man and wife. It was also important to us that our ceremony was very personal. We wanted our family involved. My brothers preformed a song, Joe’s aunt did a reading, and my Dad did a prayer of blessing. It was so special having all of our siblings in our wedding party too! After that, we wanted to be surrounded by the people we love as we exchanged our wedding vows and celebrated.
The Design: I wanted a very classic, sophisticated, almost “Great Gatsby” feel. Being in Palm Beach, we also wanted to incorporate a bit of an ocean or beachy feel which was done by using coral and lanterns on the tablescapes. Our color palette was very neutral. I have a hard time committing to color, and you can’t go wrong with white for a wedding! I wanted white on white on white! All of the flowers were white, and my bridesmaids were in a champagne colored dress.
For the details, we brought in personal touches. I custom designed our invitations, which were very simple but classic and timeless. The paper, letterpress and fonts were all very important in creating our perfect invitation. The final touch was the custom stamp with a picture of our engagement spot! For our wedding favors we did a beautiful box of large matches with a shell on the front. On the binding is said “Christin & Joseph- The Perfect Match”!
Our cake was was a four-tiered buttercream-frosted vanilla cake, adorned with fresh peonies, and it looked amazing on the lucite cake stand! But I really loved our appetizers and desserts! MINI everything!…mini tomato soup and grilled cheese, fish and chips, sliders, hotdogs, chicken gyros. For dessert we had mini cupcakes, ice cream cones, milk and cookies, and milkshakes. They were so cute and delicious!
The Look: The formality of our venue definitely was a factor in choosing my wedding dress. It was soft and feminine, slightly sexy, and had just the right amount of detail. Monique Lhuillier really has a way of designing dresses to make women feel and look their absolute best. For my shoes, jewelry and accessories, I wanted to incorporate my personal style with some vintage pieces, dramatic earrings for the reception, and sexy nude heels.
My bridesmaids looked amazing in neutral nude/champagne convertible gowns. They each wore it in a way that flattered them most, and they looked unique, yet cohesive. The guys looked so dapper in their tuxedos. You can’t go wrong with a classic bow tie and tux!
The Moments: There were so many special moments! Walking down the aisle towards my soon to be husband. Exchanging our vows…there is something about reciting vows that have been around for years and years, words that our great great grandparents said. They are packed with so much meaning. It’s incredibly romantic!
At the reception, we played some Greek music and all the guest formed a circle and danced like crazy around the room. My dad, brother and Joe got in the middle of the circle, flailing their arms, kicking, and throwing napkins! It was hilarious! And when we made our grand exit it was amazing to see all our friends and family giving us a farewell with such love and enthusiasm as we got into our vintage Rolls-Royce!
The Pros: Please visit Christin and Joe’s page in our Real Wedding Library for more details on the talented professionals that helped create their wedding day!
Thank you so much for sharing your elegant wedding day with us, Christin and Joe! We wish you all the very best in your new life together!
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