Recently, a beautiful, traditional Scottish wedding took place on The Breakers Ocean Lawn. It was a perfect evening in South Florida, with a cool breeze blowing off the ocean and the rich sound of bagpipes flowing through the air.
The bride and groom did a wonderful job of personalizing their wedding with lots of traditional Scottish elements. Wedding Blog by The Breakers has put together some of the highlights from this magical event:
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The bagpipe belted the tune of “Scotland the Brave” and many other songs that embody Scottish tradition.
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Cameron Keating of The Breakers Design Studio, did an amazing job of adorning all floral pieces throughout ceremony and reception with Scottish Thistle. Thistle has been a symbol of Scotland since the 1500’s. The couple also had a Quaich at the ceremony, which is a two-handled cup filled with whiskey or brandy that both the bride and groom sip from. It is symbolic of the sharing between the couple.

Photo Credits: Patty Daniels Town & County Studios

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02 Feb 2010

Why wait to pair a beverage with your meal? A great way to start your cocktail hour and to wow your guests is by pairing a mini beverage with your hors d’oeuvres! The Breakers Palm Beach has so many amazing innovative menu items! Check out these great creations made by our wonderful chefs.
Photo above: Savory crab fritters top these mini bass ale mugs and add something special to your South Florida beachside wedding.
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Forget wasting away in Margaritaville. The Breakers has the ideal treat for your wedding day! These tasty mini tuna tacos are paired with margarita shots and truly delight guests (and are definitely Wedding Blog by The Breakers approved!)

Photo Credits: Jeff Kolodny Photography

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So many gowns, so little time! What’s a girl to do? Wedding Blog by The Breakers asked the same question! Lucky for us (and more importantly, YOU!) Kleinfeld Owner and President, Mara Urshel told us just what to do when shopping for the perfect dress.

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1) Research– Start looking for gowns in magazines and websites and bring the photos to your appointment, it will give your bridal consultant a general idea of the kind of dress you like: traditional, straight, empire, princess ball gown, etc.

2) Plan– Make sure you have enough time…it can take 6-12 months to order a designer bridal gown. “It will take anywhere from nine months to 12 months to order your dress,” says Urshel. “Sometimes six months is OK, but in that case you will be limiting some of the dresses that can be available to you.”

3) Budget – Know your budget… A lot people forget that they have to pay for alterations, a headpiece, a veil, undergarments. There are a lot of extras and sometimes those extras can add up to more than the gown.

4) Who to bring – Do not bring an army of friends and relatives to your bridal gown appointment. Bring along one or two trusted partners – your mom, a close friend, etc. – for a second opinion. Make sure you bring people you can trust and that you select a dress that works for you – not for them.

5) Open Mind – Keep an open mind, listen to the consultant, and try on gowns she suggests. Gowns don’t always look as good on the hanger as they do on the body. Try on as many styles as you can. “Do it; try everything. This is your chance to try on all the dresses in the world and any salon should take the time to work with you to make sure you are happy.”

6) What to wear – Wear appropriate undergarments, you will be undressing in front of a sales consultant you never met before. You may also want to wear a strapless bra or the salon may have samples for you to use.

7) Trust your instincts – You’ll know it’s “the one.” If you have to be reassured that the gown looks great on you, it’s probably not “the one.” Is this how you pictured yourself looking as a bride? Does the gown suit your personality? Are you comfortable enough in it to enjoy your wedding day?

Dresses: Perla D by Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld Kollection (left), Alita Graham for Kleinfeld Kollection (middle) Perla D by Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld Kollection (right)

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