Trends come and go, but your wedding photos last forever—and what truly makes your wedding memorable is the details.

2017 Hottest Wedding Trends
{Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography}

With more than 90 years of combined experience, our team weighs in on this year’s wedding trends and what has helped ensure all of our recent Breakers brides’ (and grooms’) dreams come true.

What’s IN:

Hottest wedding trends that are turning up the heat…

2017 Hottest Wedding Trends

  • Dessert Bar: Everyone love sweets… treat your guests to a delicious interactive experience with an oversized dessert bar. Our favorites? The Breakers Cookie Shop, Cake Bar or Black Tap styled Milkshake Bar.
  • Live Entertainment: And we’re not referring to your band. This year, couples are turning to celebrity musicians and big name acts for special appearances and truly memorable performances.
  • First Look: While the sentimental tradition of seeing each other for the first time during your ceremony is one we value and respect, our team always suggests a couple see each other beforehand. When you can setup a “First Look,” it provides your photographer and videographer with an opportunity to fully capture your emotional reactions… leaving you with a beautiful moment you can treasure forever.
  • Extended Wedding Weekend: Get the celebration started early with a relaxed, Welcome Party. If most of your guests are from out-of-town, or simply people you haven’t seen in a while, a welcome party is a great way to greet everyone in a laid-back, no-pressure atmosphere. Why should the fun end after the wedding? Continue the celebration and weekend-long wedding excitement with a send-off brunch the next day.

What’s OUT:

Trendy wedding fun that’s ready for an update…

2017 Hottest Wedding Trends

{Photo by Christian Oth Studio}

  • Specialty Cocktails: While delicious drinks are a wedding must, personalize the cocktail experience further for your guests with themed stations—consider a Bourbon Bar, Champagne Bar or Craft Cocktail Bar.
  • Bouquet Toss: In lieu of the traditional bouquet toss, ask your band or DJ to play a high energy last dance mash up or Hora Loca (“Crazy Hour”) dance set. Also consider a sweet send off with an edible favor to go.
  • Guest Book: Ditch the traditional guest book and opt for something fun and unique. We’re loving BRIDES’ 20 creative ideas.

Breakers Bride Tip: Combine your special memories and the resort’s storied history and have your guests sign The Breakers History Book! Also makes a lovely coffee table book…

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Visiting The Breakers with her family as a teenager, Michelle always dreamt of saying “I Do” in paradise—but always considered it simply a “princess dream.” That all changed when she met her Prince Charming, Tim.

Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach

“Tim and I spent our first vacation together at The Breakers. On this trip, Tim told me he loved me for the first time,” Michelle shares. “We went on to spend several more vacations there throughout our years dating. It was automatically our number one choice for our venue, once we were engaged.”

Step inside Michelle and Tim’s special day with photos courtesy of Shea Christine Photography

Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach

Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach

Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach

“From the extraordinary details of the design and florals to the care of the team,” Michelle shares, “We were blown away! Plus, the food was out of this world and our guests still talk about it to this day.”

Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach

“If I had to pick one favorite memory, it would be Tim getting up in the middle of dinner and showing off  his Michael Jackson moves on the dance floor,” Michelle recalls. “His energy throughout the night rubbed off on everyone and no one had a better time than he did.”

Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach

Real Wedding: Michelle & Tim at The Breakers Palm Beach

Congratulations Michelle & Tim!

Wedding Venue & Catering: The Breakers, Katie Gillespie  / Design & Decor: Design Studio at The Breakers / Ceremony: Gulfsteam Rooms / Reception & Dinner: The Beach Club / Cake: The Breakers Cake Shop / Photography: Shea Christine Photography / Entertainment: AA Musicians, DJ Alan Andai

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21 Feb 2017

A truly memorable wedding is all about the details. From your dress and the decor to your menu and the cake, every element makes a statement and adds a special touch to your dream day.

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photo by Sara Kauss Photography}

When it comes to fashion, don’t forget about your groom! Inside Weddings recently shared their 5 Steps for a Delightfully Dapper Groom and we just had to pass along the inspiration.

What he needs besides a tailored suit and tie to look his best on the big day:

1. Creative Cuff Links

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photos by VUE Photography}

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photo by Ambrosio Photography}

2. Playful Pocket Square

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photo by Adagion Studio}

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photo by Scott Clark Photo}

3. Statement Socks

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photos by Averyhouse}

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

4. Suave Shoes

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photos by Braedon Flynn PhotographyPoirier Wedding Photography}

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photos by Scott Clark Photo & Sarah DiCicco Photography}

5. Distinguished Designer Watch

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photos by Alain Martinez Photography}

5 Must-Have Accessories for the Groom

{Photo by Fred Marcus Studio}

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Growing up visiting The Breakers each year with her family, the resort has always held a special place in Ashley’s heart. When Ashley shared her “happy place” with Trevan, it was the only place the couple wanted to consider for their destination wedding in paradise.

Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers

“Our family time at The Breakers just keeps getting better,” Ashley shares. “I also have been very fortunate to be able to visit Palm Beach many times with my design team at Lilly Pulitzer over the last seven years, making it feel more like my second home and personal island. I was even a part of the team who painted the beautiful Lilly Pulitzer store at The Breakers. I feel such a strong connection to The Breakers and Palm Beach … and now have even better memories associated with this exceptional resort destination.”

Take a peek inside Ashley and Trevan’s special day, with photos by Sarah DiCicco Photography

Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers

Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers

Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
“There are SO many moments that I will treasure from our wedding. It was the PERFECT day,” Ashley shares. “Our father-daughter dance to ‘Walking on Sunshine’ set the tone for the evening. About 25 seconds in, my sisters and my mother rushed the dance floor and we all danced together! It was a very special moment for all of the Begleys.”

Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers

Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers
Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers

Real Wedding: Ashley & Trevan at The Breakers

Congratulations Ashley & Trevan!

Wedding Venue & Catering: The Breakers, Katie Gillespie  / Design & Decor: Design Studio at The Breakers, Aime Dunstan / Ceremony: Church of Bethesda-by-The-Sea / Reception: Mediterranean Courtyard / Dinner: Mediterranean Ballroom / Cake: The Breakers Cake Shop / Photography:  Sarah DiCicco Photography / Videographer: Key Moment Films / Entertainment: Powerhouse Group, Headliners

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