If you haven’t picked up a copy of the Spring 2011 edition of Weddings Illustrated, you should. The issue features a select few “luxurious Florida weddings” — including the destination wedding of Julie & Rory at The Breakers Palm Beach!

Here’s a sneak peak at the special feature…
Real Wedding: Julie & Rory
Want more? See all the beautiful images from the couple’s gorgeous wedding here, courtesy of Ambrosio Photography. And enjoy a look inside their incredible evening with this wedding filmy by Senderey Video Productions

Congratulations Julie & Rory, your wedding was stunning in person and in print!

Special feature: Check back every Friday for a new fabulous real wedding at The Breakers.

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Three months ago we showed you the Manhattan couple’s fun champagne fight engagement shoot. Today, we’re sharing Michelle & Justin’s incredible same-day edit destination-wedding video.

Special thanks to Adam Forgione at Pennylane Productions for sharing both amazing videos!

Michelle and Justin | Wedding at The Breakers – Palm Beach, FL from Adam Forgione on Vimeo.

Follow their love story: The amazing couple has shared their beautiful invites from Ceci New York, offered a sneak peak at their wedding menu, and gave us the juicy details on Justin’s proposal – including photos of their dog Buster in a tuxedo!

Congratulations Michelle & Justin!

Special feature: Check back every Friday for a new fabulous real wedding at The Breakers.

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  1. […] you look your best during your wedding weekend. Beautiful Breakers’ destination wedding couple Michelle & Justin shared their sassy style tips with us… photos courtesy of Anthony Vasquez Photography. FRIDAY […]

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There are dream weddings and then there are dream-come-true weddings at The Breakers. Yael and Matt’s destination wedding was as magical as it was marvelous.

Yael & Matt

Enjoy these gorgeous images from their wedding, courtesy of Andrew Duany Photography

The Mediterranean Ballroom
The Breakers’ Mediterranean Ballroom was transformed into a glowing, floral dream room for the ceremony.

The Girls

The Boys

The Venetian Ballroom

Matt, Jeff & Yael
The Yummy

Want more? Enjoy a look inside Yael & Matt’s incredible evening with this wedding filmy by Senderey Video Productions

Congratulations Yael & Matt

Special feature: Check back every Friday for a new fabulous real wedding at The Breakers.

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  1. Astrid and Rene Feb 25, 2011 / 12:34 pm

    Absolutely beautiful and what a fun couple!

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In the past two days you’ve heard engagement session advice from Donna Newman and Alain Martinez. Today, we turn to Mel & Co.

Expert: Mel Barlow

From Mel & Co: “The whole engagement part of getting married is all about having fun and showing your personalities and how they shine together. You can be a little bit wild in ways that you can’t so easily get away with at the wedding. Engagement photos should highlight your excitement for people to see. Pulling out those moments and characters is what makes our job fulfilling.”

Engagement photos

Choosing the location:
Pick a location that suits your personalities and will make you feel comfortable. Meaningful spots like your first date cafe or your neighborhood can be great places. We also have a handful of places we love and can recommend if the couple is unsure, but know the feel they’re looking for.

What to wear:
As far as attire is concerned, dress as if you are going out on a special date. Wear something that makes you feel good but something you might not wear often.

  • Ladies: Heels and something dressy. Be unique! Yellow, red, bright pink shoes. Do not feel pressured to buy a new outfit just for this, unless you want to. Wear something that makes you feel beautiful and that you would wear on a night out — even if you feel like your attire is overdone. Bold stripes, polka dots, and patterns are great for stylized shots. Accessories like belts, bracelets, hats, scarves, earrings, necklaces, etc. are always great accents.
  • Fellas: Suit jackets, vests, slacks, jeans, caps, colorful ties, button down shirts. Bold stripes, polka dots, and patterns, are also great men. Stylish shoes like wingtips, oxfords, chukas, hip sneakers, etc.
  • Working with Mel & Co.:
    The best photos come when couples relax and forget that we are even there. Candid shots are really telling and we are known for them. We have an organic approach that makes our couples feel at ease.

    Don’t forget:
    Ultimately, this sounds silly, but be yourself and wear what makes you feel comfortable!

    Photos from some of Mel’s favorite engagement shoots…

    Engagement photos

    Engagement photos

    Engagement photos

    1. europeistyka Feb 22, 2011 / 04:44 am

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