It’s your special day, so why not have both?! This inspirational photoshoot captures the magic of a sunset wedding hidden away in a secret garden on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida, just a few steps from an idyllic white sandy beach. A dreamy paradise in which to tie the knot.
Opting for a natural palette, the colours compliment the natural beauty of the venues. Pink and red roses and silky white orchids feature alongside seashells and woven baskets to hold flowers and favours, mirroring the sublime atmosphere and exquisite location. Miniature birdcage tealight holders light up the powder sand as the summer sun sets on a beautiful day.
The venue… number one…
Hidden away in Florida’s Worth Avenue between the luxurious designer shops is a secret garden. Filled with tropical palm trees, plants and the Florida sunshine, it is the perfect spot to hide away and celebrate a couple’s enduring love.
With paved areas for the guests to congregate and simple stone balustrades and columns, the laurel and box hedges create a secluded feeling, whilst the dashes of vibrant purple blossoms and elegant fountains provide the perfect setting for a string quartet to serenade the beautiful bride to her husband-to-be.
The (first) dress…
Two venues means two dresses of course!
The first dress fits the secret garden venue perfectly. From Island Bridal, It features layers of luxurious fluffy silk tulle tumbling around the feet of the beautiful bride in a mermaid style with stunning intricate lace and crystal embellishments all around the bodice, adding sparkle and delicate detail. In bridal white, the dress’s layered capped sleeves and chiffon overlay add a soft elegance, complimented by her muted, natural make up with just a hint of rose accents, which is mirrored in the floral surroundings of the garden.
Letting the natural beauty of the venue shine through, the floral decorations are already there in the garden!
A simple bouquet of long stemmed white freesia with plenty of elegant green leaves from Green Acre Florist blend with the colours and textures of the garden surroundings – an unstructured, relaxed and fragrant bridal bouquet to match the floral headdress. Daisies and variegated leaves twisted into a simple halo create a charming accessory to hold the bride’s loose up-do, letting soft tendrils frame her face.
Off to the beach…
The second venue continues the relaxed theme of the day, with the rolling waves of the Atlantic and soft white sand to bury newlywed toes in!
What a perfect way to begin married life together, watching the crashing waves with those that you love. And studded with tiny tealight sparkles, how magical to dance for the first time on the sand as man and wife.
The second dress…
For her second venue, the bride swapped her fitted dress for a gorgeous relaxed A-line dress with a heart shaped portrait back, and a similar chiffon overlay to the first dress, opting for a simpler embroidered embellishment. The dress plays perfectly in the gentle coastal breeze, with layers of stunning silk and chiffon creating a glorious bridal vision.
With a secret ceremony, stunning sunset and a sea side celebration, this really would be the perfect summer wedding. And although you’re probably guaranteed a sunny day in Florida every day, the gentle beauty and idyllic charm of the setting is something to definitely aspire to for any wedding.
This shoot encapsulates the elegant beauty of an al fresco wedding, providing inspiration for a summer union with a natural palette, heavenly dresses and enchanting simple sophistication.