Earlier this summer, our team had the amazing honor of partnering with Engaging Concepts to host engage!16, a luxury wedding business summit, at The Breakers.

We’ve shared a stunning peek inside the exclusive three-day event — see it again, here — and now, we’re sharing some of our behind-the-scenes inspiration as we go inside the final evening gala.

Inside The Breakers' Ball: Engage!16 Gala Inspiration

{Photos by John Cain Photography}

Our team took inspiration from the iconic galas held at the resort and dazzled attendees with an evening beyond their imagination. Step inside The Breakers’ Ball—the true culmination of the engage!16 conference…

The Vision: “Our original inspiration was to dine under a blanket of luxury crystal chandeliers,” shares Kym Bichon, Assistant Director of Event Sales. “Radiant crystals reflecting throughout the room on mirrored tables, candelabras with gold taper candles, warm amber tones and cream florals created an ambiance of sophistication at it finest.”

Inside The Breakers' Ball: Engage!16 Gala Inspiration

The Chandeliers: “In so many respects this was a labor of love and logistics,” Joy Smith, Director of Design Studio recalls. “We wanted this to be a truly regal and classic affair, with a nod to the history of Galas in Palm Beach and at The Breakers. We identified early on that we wanted to partner with Signature Chandeliers and fill the room with their magnificent chandeliers.”

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The Decor: “We also knew that gold would be the predominant color with flowers in neutral shades,” Smith adds. “The table top design needed to be simple as we didn’t want to compete with, but complement, the chandeliers. The design of the escort cards and menus were elegant with a touch of Palm Beach tropical.”

Inside The Breakers' Ball: Engage!16 Gala Inspiration

The Dinner: “I loved working with Executive Chef Jeff Simms to design a five-course gourmet tasting menu that continued the story of elegance,” Bichon shares.

Inside The Breakers' Ball: Engage!16 Gala Inspiration

The Entertainment: “Woven into the event, the pièce de résistance was Jimmy Vali’s 25-piece Vali Entertainment orchestra,” Bichon adds. “A special performance by Fernando Varela and the Palm Beach Color Guard’s patriotic presentation of flags made for a truly memorable evening.”

Inside The Breakers' Ball: Engage!16 Gala Inspiration

The Dance Floor: “The stage facade and dance floor by Event Effects Group were the perfect complement to Jimmy Vali and his team of extraordinary artists,” Smith shares. “Swag Decor did a phenomenal job accentuating the room with their gorgeous double-layer, crisscross draping around the entire perimeter. Zenith Lighting took great care to ensure that the chandeliers were magnificently lit to show their vibrancy and versatility.”

Inside The Breakers' Ball: Engage!16 Gala Inspiration

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ESSIE 'Coming Together' PinkThe best part: Choose Essie’s featured “Coming Together” nail lacquer with your express manicure or pedicure at The Spa and The Breakers will donate 50 percent of the net proceeds from your service to Susan G. Komen® South Florida.

To schedule your 50-minute Express Manicure & Pedicure ($99), please call (877) 724-3983.

And if “Coming Together” isn’t your color, here are 10 of our favorite pink hues for the big day…

Pink Wedding Nails

  1. Steal His Name
  2. Pink Happy
  3. Need A Vacation
  4. Lounge Lover
  5. Not Just a Pretty Face
  6. Lovie Dovie
  7. Berried Treasure
  8. Lady Like
  9. My Better Half
  10. Swept Off My Feet

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