With their fall wedding right around the corner, we had to share a few images from Ryan + Jenna’s engagement session! Their lighthearted demeanor and incredibly fun spirit made for a pretty fantastic time and we cannot wait to see these two begin their lives together.

We went with a nature theme for the session and it ended up being the most gorgeous day! There was a lot of laughing and a whole lot of love. Thanks to you two love birds for allowing us to document this amazing time in your lives. XOXO

  • Alisha - 11:21 am

    Beautiful! Love the natural emotion captured in these!

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After the evening of the rehearsal dinner (see those beautiful images here) ,we knew Carl + Vanessa’s wedding day would be one to remember but by the end of the day we realized it was an event no one who attended could possibly ever forget. With the first clicks of the camera you could feel the excitement and love for this couple coming straight through the lens.

The wedding and reception were held at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach… the perfect setting for a gorgeous, classic celebration!

A gorgeous bride and her mom…. both classic beauties!

Vanessa custom designed her own dress! All the exquisite lace detail was just breathtaking.

I just love her dad’s expression when he saw her for the first time. This is what memories are made of!

It was soon time for the first look!

Carl was just as thrilled to see his bride for the first time!

The pop of fuchsia from the bridesmaids dresses against the warm sun…. LOVE!

The groomsmen were in a classic tux with a twist with their mix of fun bow-ties!

It was time to go get married, but first… a drop by hello by President Trump who was at the club meeting with the Prime minister of Japan. He had been an invited guest so the family was thrilled that he was able to take time from his schedule to be a part of their day!

The ceremony details were on point… bright, fun, and distinguished.

The sun began to set just as the wedding party began lining up for the processional.

Love this series of dad walking his two best women down the aisle….

The sun setting made for a romantic atmosphere….

The reception decor was something out of a movie. The pinks, golds, blushes and blues made for a magical scene…As soon as the bride and groom entered, the party was in full swing!

Congratulations to Carl + Vanessa! Thank you for making us a part of such an incredible day in your lives.


Also a big thank you to all the vendors who made this day so spectacular:

Ceremony Site: Mar a Lago, Palm Beach Florida

Reception Site: Mar a Lago,  Palm Beach, Florida

Wedding Day Coordinator: Cheryl Clisby and Co. 

Flowers: Les Fleurs de Almir

Gown: Custom designed by the bride, created by Maria Elena Bishop, Romantic Creations Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen attire, Trevor Furbay Bespoke Tailor

Hair: Trump Spa

Makeup: Trump Spa

Veil/Headpiece: Maria Elena Bishop, Romantic Creations Bridal

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaid Dresses: Lela Rose, via The Bride Room

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Formalwear: Brioni Custom Tuxes

Flowergirls’ Dresses: Maria Elena Bishop, Romantic Creations Bridal

Invitations: You’re invited

Specialty linens: Over  the top linens

Lounge Furniture:  Nuage Designs

Cake:  Mar a Lago

Entertainment:  Flavor Band from Tropics Entertainment

Catering: Mar a Lago

Lighting: Frost Florida

Videographer: Doyle Video

Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys

Calligraphy: Valerie Ward Cole

Ceremony musicians:  Marischen Music

Soloist: Dawn Marie

Bride’s Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: David Michaeli, City Diamond Exchange

Groom’s Wedding Band: Reyes Del Mar Jewelers Inc

Bride’s Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding Jewels: Wayne Roland Brown



  • Barbara Gilbert - 7:56 am

    Just Fabulous, Vanessa!

    Looking forward to seeing both of you at the reef.


    Barb Gilbert

  • Susan Roos - 9:21 am

    Simply beautiful

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When you hear about any kind of adventure, you always want to know… how did it all begin? What were the moments that lead up to this incredible story with such a perfect happily ever after? In the adventure that is marriage, Carl + Vanessa started out with the makings of something simply incredible. It was a celebration they, along with 300 of their closest family and friends, will never forget.

I  need to confess now that I tried my best to condense their rehearsal dinner and wedding into one post as to not keep you waiting for a part 2, but I was concerned that having to scroll down as much as would be needed would certainly cause carpal tunnel so, here we are, with a gorgeous part 1…. a rehearsal dinner to remember.

Carl + Vanessa’s wedding was held at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. The night before, their family and wedding party gathered for a run through of the ceremony and a kick off of a full weekend of wedded fun!

It was clear to see that our bride had all of her greatest cheerleaders and loving support team ready to stand by her side.

You could tell the adorable ring bearer, Carl’s nephew, was excited for his big moment!

Even on a practice run, there’s nothing like watching a loving father’s excitement on their way down the aisle.

Once practice made perfect, it was time to change and head to the rehearsal dinner. When Vanessa walked out in her red Maria Elena Bishop gown, you couldn’t help but be stopped in your tracks.

I love the excitement on both of their faces as they realized they were officially kicking off a weekend to remember and at the end, they would officially be husband and wife.

The ocean breeze blowing through this stunning scene completed the beachy, relaxed vibe…

As the sun set, the glow of the lights set a warm, magical tone…

So many of their family members and friends spoke words of encouragement and excitement for Vanessa + Carl.

The minute the band began to play, you couldn’t keep this crowd from celebrating like it was 1999! I love these images of Vanessa and her dad on the dance floor together. You can tell this wasn’t their first time twirling together…

When there’s an ice-cream truck with a bike attached and 300 guests having a ball, that is always the makings for a great photo!

As you can imagine, leaving this event the night BEFORE the wedding, we were more than excited to see what they had planned for their wedding day!

The incredible team who made the amazing night possible!


Planning, Design and Production Services (including rentals and lighting): Van Wyck & Van Wyck

Venue / Catering – The Breakers Hotel Ocean Lawn

Invitations: M Hopple & Co

Entertainment: Vali Band

Bride’s Gown: Maria Elena Bishop, Romantic Creations Bridal

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka


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