If you’re looking for a fun and unique element to add to your special day, consider adding an ice bar. Extremely customizable, ice bars at The Breakers have included monograms, mini sculptures and beautiful wedding-inspired designs.

Ice bar

What better way to chill your champagne than to encase it in ice? Now that’s one ‘cool’ champagne toast!

Ice bar

If you can dream it, we can get it hand-carved out of ice just for you….

Ice bar
Photo by Lila Photo

Ice bar
Photo by Donna Newman

The Breakers works with the talented artists at Sculptured Ice to create these chilly masterpieces.

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Hold your destination wedding at The Breakers Palm Beach and we’ll take care of the ‘something blue.’ And so much more.

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This could be your view while you sip frozen margaritas on the beach before your wedding ceremony in one of our glamorous ballrooms.

Click here to see how The Breakers can transform your wedding into a dream come true.

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The Breakers is proud to announce that one of our own — Kym Bichon, Associate Director of Catering — is featured in a special travel issue by Martha Stewart Weddings: Destination Weddings and Dream Honeymoons.

Kym Bichon featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

A veteran event planner and 15-year member of The Breakers Catering Team, Kym offers Martha Stewart Weddings readers her expert advice on planning a destination wedding.

Her advice on what destination wedding brides need to remember to pack:
“Stain remover for any last-minute spills, blotting papers for hot weather, aloe vera for sunburns, and a gift for the groom. So many brides don’t remember the last one! It’s also a good idea to pack a second pair of shoes with lower heels for dancing, and a strapless terry-cloth romper to wear while you’re getting your hair and makeup done — it’s a lot less bulky than a robe.

Kym’s take on the latest wedding trends:
“Bright colors are really popular; I’m seeing a lot of fuchsia and purple. Monochromatic palettes are also big right now. Foodwise, lots of brides are asking for hors d’oeuvres that mix small bites with miniature drinks. Tuna tacos with margarita shots, lobster-and-corn fritters with little glasses of beer, and grilled-cheese wedges served with tiny mugs of tomato soup are some of my favorites.”

Read more: Bellow is a full copy of the special interview with Kym. You can also find the Q&A online at marthstewartweddings.com.

The magazine’s special edition is currently available and will stay on the stands until the end of January. Be sure to pick up your copy today!

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    Destination Wedding Advice from an Event Planner

Event planner Kym Bichon, of The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, is known for her thoughtfully executed weddings that reflect couples’ distinct personalities.

Here, she offers up her best advice for planning a destination wedding.

How far in advance should couples start planning a destination wedding?
In a perfect scenario, a year. But with the right help in place, it’s entirely possible to pull off an event in three months.

And how many times should they visit their location beforehand?
At least once. It’s so important to walk the grounds and meet with your planner and vendors to discuss the decor, entertainment, and catering. If you can, do a run-through with your hair-and-makeup people, too.

To guarantee that a bride will get the wedding she wants, what visual references should she give to her planner?
Anything and everything that illustrates your style. Pull a sampling of food, gown, flower, and favor ideas that you love from magazines, books, and websites. Paint colors and Pantone chips are also helpful. That way, your idea of turquoise isn’t open to interpretation.

Planning from afar is an undertaking. Any simple ways to add personal touches?
Customize the hotel-provided newspaper with a fake front-page wedding announcement. Print them before you leave, then bring them with you and have them delivered to guests’ rooms the morning after you get married. Another nice idea is to have family members contribute to the decor. At a recent wedding, the mother of the groom paid homage to both families’ hometown roots by creating designs of Texas and Florida for the napkins.

Any easy-to-ship decorations that really go the distance?
To make basic white china (which is all many locations offer) a lot more interesting, rent charger plates in your wedding colors. They’re thin, stackable, and inexpensive, and they can really brighten your tables.

What items do brides often forget to pack or not even consider bringing?
Stain remover for any last-minute spills (baby powder is my favorite for removing oily spots), blotting papers for hot weather, aloe vera for sunburns, and a gift for the groom. So many brides don’t remember that last one! It’s also a good idea to pack a second pair of shoes with lower heels for dancing, and a strapless terry-cloth romper to wear while you’re getting your hair and makeup done — it’s a lot less bulky than a robe.

What are the latest wedding trends?
Bright colors are really popular; I’m seeing a lot of fuchsia and purple. Monochromatic palettes are also big right now. Foodwise, lots of brides are asking for hors d’oeuvres that mix small bites with miniature drinks. Tuna tacos with margarita shots, lobster-and-corn fritters with little glasses of beer, and grilled-cheese wedges served with tiny mugs of tomato soup are some of my favorites.

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Working on your bridal registry, but not quite sure where to start? Our Master Sommelier and Wine Director, Virginia Philip is here to help Wedding Blog by The Breakers readers!

Virgina says, “Bridal Registries can be mind- boggling and selecting appropriate glassware can be even more challenging! When registering for your glassware, keep in mind who your guests are, and also when and why you may use specific glassware.”

Here she lists three gorgeous styles of glassware, and what each may be used for:

1. Riedel – this is the true wine connoisseur’s glass. It is a must for those who appreciate a great glass of wine. While not as ornate as Waterford, the glass is designed clear so that the color nuances can be seen, the optimal aroma can be achieved when smelling the wine. The shape of the glass is well thought out to enhance the taste profile.

Price point for the Vinum Collection: $18-$30 per stem and come in several different “Grape Varietal Designated” shapes.

2. Tiffany – these glasses are very simple yet elegant. They can be used for everyday drinking, as well as more formal affairs. While the shape in not specifically designed for specific glassware, the glass is designed for red versus white wines.

Price point: $15 and up, per stem.

3. Waterford – for the elegant dinner table, these glasses are a must. Usually the entire line of glassware is requested such as water, wine, champagne, bar etc… Perfect for the holidays and impressionable to guests, they should not be used for wine tasting style dinners.

Price point: $50 per stem and up, per stem.

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