06 Jan 2017

Did the love of your life get down on one knee and propose over the holidays? Congratulations! Before you jump head first into the wedding planning process, our team has some advice.

Engaged at The Breakers Palm Beach

{Photo by Breathe J Photography}

Here are five simple first steps toward your dream wedding in paradise…

1) Revel in your love

You only get to enjoy your first week of engagement once, so take in every minute… bask in it, savor it and enjoy it! Don’t fret, you have plenty of time to plan every detail.

> When you’re ready to start daydreaming together, peek at our Pinterest.

2) Get a manicure

There’s a new gorgeous rock on your finger and you’re going to be showing off that diamond. Treat your nails to an all-natural, relaxing manicure at The Spa at The Breakers.

Explore our magnificent new spa.

2) Take a ring selfie 

New stunning ring, check. New fabulous manicure, check. Ready to share it with the world? Then it’s time for the ring selfie…

> Need some inspiration? Peek at
BRIDES‘ “70 Engagement Ring Selfies We Love.”

3) Daydream… a lot

While you’ve surely thought about this before, now it’s real. Start dreaming and consider: Where do you want to say I Do? Where would your guests travel from? Where’s your favorite destination to travel to together? What kind of backdrop… oceanfront or lush garden?

> Whether indoors or outdoors‚ The Breakers has myriad of breathtaking locations to suit your personal taste. Browse our Event Showcase.

Decor Inspiration: Custom Chuppah Design

{Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography}

4) Consider hiring a wedding planner

Entertainment, floral, photography… we know you have a lot to consider. As we help turn your wedding vision into a dream-come-true, our experienced team partners with the most incredible vendors in the industry. And it all starts with a fabulous wedding planner.

> Browse our Blue Book and our five reasons to hire a wedding planner.

5) Call us today!

For one of the most memorable days of your life‚ The Breakers promises pure perfection. Leave everything to us. Our extraordinary attention to detail and unsurpassed service are matched only by the breathtaking beauty of a wedding in paradise.

> Meet our Weddings & Celebrations team, then call us at (561) 659-8415 or submit your information online now.

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03 Jan 2017

Want to build buzz during your wedding planning and track all the amazing images posted by your social media savvy guests on the big day? The solution is your own wedding hashtag.

Wedding #Hashtag 101: 7 Steps to Perfection

{Photo by Brett Tyler Studios}

Thanks to our friends at The Knot, read on for the top tips from wedding planner Jessi Haack and Sophie Pyle from social wedding concierge service Tweet the Bride for the scoop on how to create a successful hashtag…

Step 1.  Start with your names

Use your first, last and nicknames as your starting point. Remember that cutesy mashup name that your friends gave you guys in college that stuck for some reason? Well, this may be the time you actually want to embrace it. Haack says, “It makes it easier for the guests to remember, which means more people will actually use it!”

Step 2. Use numbers for a simple way to set your hashtag apart

If your names are common or you can’t come up with anything quirky, using the year or date of your wedding is an easy way to make it your own. “There might be a lot of #JackAndJill in the world, but you’ll probably be the only #JackAndJill121314!

Step 3. Get punny

This is one of those parts of your wedding that you can really have fun with, especially when it comes to word play. Look for alliterations, rhymes, synonyms and puns for a hashtag that’s both clever and memorable.

Step 4. Avoid easy misspellings

Read over your hashtag for any obvious ways it could be misspelled. For example you may want to shorten longer last names or move words around if there’s two letters in different words next to each other. It could be as simple as flipping #WandaAndDave to be #DaveAndWanda instead.

Step 5. Capitalize the first letter of each word

Capitalizing the first letter of each word can help with readability if guests can see where each word starts and ends. Doing this will also help ensure more guests will “get” your joke or pun. With or without the capitalization your hashtag will work the same either way.

Step 6. Check the hashtag

Before you hit print on your save-the-dates, do a quick check of the hashtag to see if there’s already been something tagged to it and if so how many photos. If there’s only a handful of other photos that don’t seem wedding related you should go ahead and use it, but if there’s an entire other wedding with the same exact hashtag you may want to switch a letter to a number or pick a different rhyme to avoid getting the photos mixed up. “Hijacking someone else’s hashtag is no bueno,” says Haack.

Step 7. Spread the word

After you’ve decided on a hashtag, it’s time to get the word out. Start early by telling your bridal party and putting it on your save-the-date. At the wedding you should also have reminders in case they forget. Pyle suggests using, “a cute sign that matches your decor and putting it on the menu is nice too.”

Step 8. Don’t overthink it

Will you remember your wedding hashtag forever? Eh, maybe. Will you love the photos everyone took forever? Definitely. So if it turns out that your couple nickname happens to be the word for a delicacy in another language and you start seeing food photos that aren’t on your catering menu, just roll with it. “Turn it into a light joke,” says Pyle. At the end of the day it’s the photos you’ll really care about having and that everyone had fun with it.

Happy hashtagging!

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Our team is so honored to share… The Breakers has been named one of BRIDES magazine’s “Best Venues in America” for 2017!

Pick up a copy of the February/March 2017 issue today (or subscribe online) to read more and see the full list of venues. Until then, enjoy a sneak peek inside…

Brides Best Venues in America 2017

The list of Best Venues are separated into sections by location: Northeast, South (see us on page 296!), Midwest and West. Our team is honored to be listed amongst such incredible venues across the nation.

A special thank you to our incredible brides for gushing about The Breakers!

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As the unquestioned authority on color, Pantone selects a new “Color of the Year” every December. Meet Greenery—a refreshing and revitalizing shade ready to inspire new beginnings.

As the Pantone team explains, the symbolic color selection represents a snapshot of the 2017 global culture and serves as an expression of a mood and attitude.

Why Greenery?

Pantone team explains: “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew… Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world.”

We’re really loving Pantone’s new motto for the versatile color: “A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

Greenery Decor Inspiration

When it comes to wedding decor, our talented in-house Design Studio team looks forward to the annual color announcement.  Always eager to inspire, here’s a look at ways you can incorporate greenery into your celebration…

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery Decor Inspiration

{Photo by Averyhouse}

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery Decor Inspiration

{Photo by Chris Joriann Photography}

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery Decor Inspiration

{Photo by Averyhouse}

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery Decor Inspiration

{Photos by Braedon Flynn Photography}

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery Decor Inspiration

{Photo by Chris Joriann Photography}

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery Decor Inspiration

{Photos by Averyhouse & Braedon Flynn Photography}

What do you think about Greenery?

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