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American Cancer Society's Celestial Gala: Havana Nights Theme

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American Cancer Society's Celestial Gala: Havana Nights Theme

I was thrilled to be in charge of the decor element for the 2018 American Cancer Society Celestial Gala.  This year, our theme was "Havana Nights," and the event was held at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter.

American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Ballroom

I loved this theme because it's naturally so fun and colorful, so we added pops of color while keeping it very tropical.

Gerilyn Gianna Events provided the beautiful floral centerpieces, and Atlas Party Rental provided the mahogany chairs and tropical napkins.

American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Low Tropical Centerpiece
American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Tall Tropical Centerpiece

There was excellent food during the cocktail hour and reception...

American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Food Cocktail Hour Shrimp
American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Food Wyndham Grand

A beautiful tablescape - I was really loving the Bel Air Leaf napkins from Atlas!

American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Tropical Tablescape
American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Tablescape Coconut Rum

The entertainment really added to the evening as well.  There was a live painting from Artlantic Fine Art:

American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Live Painting

And the band kept the party going...

American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Band
American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Cocktail Hour
American Cancer Society Gala North Palm Beach Havana Nights Ballroom 2

It was a really fun night for a great cause! I'm happy to be part of this event for 2019 as well - stay tuned to see how it comes together! :)

 
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Inspired By: Modern Tropical Weddings

Inspired By: Modern Tropical Weddings

Since I live in South Florida, specifically Palm Beach, I see a lot of events and weddings featuring the traditional "tropical" theme - bright colors, lots of palm leaves, and so on.

This is so beautiful and I really love it, but for this week's blog, I wanted to look at tropical in another light.  I stayed away from the bright colors - keeping things modern but classic, upscale, while keeping hints of a tropical vibe.

I chose black, white, and gold with hints of greenery and palms as the color scheme.  Black, white, and gold is not an unusual color combo, but it felt unique for a Palm Beach/South Florida/tropical event.  I love that it still feels tropical without all the color.

Tropical Wedding Ideas Inspiration South Florida Palm Beach Wedding Planner

VENDOR/PHOTO CREDITS:

CAKE: Adorn Cakes via Heirloom Photo Company | COCKTAILS: Photo by Jennifer Lindberg via Style Me Pretty | DRESS WITH FLOWERS: M.K. Sadler | OPEN-BACK DRESS: Lulus | BAR MENU: Photo by Shannon Rosan, Sign by The Idea Imporium via Grey Likes Weddings | PALM LEAF AISLE: Allison Kuhn Photography | DARK GREEN & BLACK INVITATION: Zazzle | BLACK & GOLD INVITATION: PAPERI via Zazzle | CEREMONY SETUP: Photo by Courtney AaronEden Rose Photography, Designed by La Fete Weddings, Anna Le Pley Taylor via June Bug Weddings | GOLD & BLACK TABLE SETTING: Photo by Sarah Kathleen via Brit.Co

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Palm Beach Wedding Inspiration: Soft Vintage at Bowery Palm Beach

Palm Beach Wedding Inspiration: Soft Vintage at Bowery Palm Beach

Earlier this week, I wrote about the Bowery in West Palm Beach, Florida.  It's a beautiful venue that's part restaurant, part concert venue, and part event and wedding venue.  It's a truly versatile place!

Since I already did a styled shoot here recently (coming soon!), I thought it would be fun to see another type of set up for a potential wedding in this space, so I created an inspiration board that features a wedding that would work well.

I was really inspired by the fun lighting in the Bowery, as well as the living wall.  I feel that it gives a somewhat vintage vibe while still showing modern elements and being on trend.

Palm Beach Wedding Planner Wedding Inspiration Antique Modern Colorful Bowery Palm Beach

I really wanted my board to feel soft, feminine, and a bit vintage without being too bohemian or rustic.

I think the charm of milk glass and the watercolor trend works here - and check out those little lights on the watercolor invitation! It couldn't be more perfect for the Bowery. :)

VENDOR/PHOTO CREDITS:

CAKE: PureWow.com | LINEN: Nuage Designs | DRESS: Lihi Hod Bridal via Wedding Inspirasi| WATERCOLOR INVITATION: Jinaiji via Zazzle | CENTERPIECE/FLORALS (LIGHT): Blush Floral Design & Jubilee Events via Belle the Magazine | CENTERPIECE/FLORALS (DARK): Barking Sands Vintage | LACE INVITATION: Elegant Wedding Invites | CANDLES: Gazaboo