Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"If There's Love....

...I just wanna have somethin' to do with it." ~Citizen Cope
It was a weekend filled with new and old friends and family, waterfronts and beach fronts, jacuzzis and limo rides, dancing and fire pits, seafood buffets and exquisite passed hors d'oeuvres, raw bars and open bars, amazing foods and even better people. It was a celebration of Carly and Cutlers love in all the best ways possible. From a calypso band belting the old school tunes at the rehearsal dinner to a DJ spinning the top 40 hits at the wedding, here is the second installment of photographs of my favorite people, moments, foods and drinks.
Ritz Carlton + rehearsal dinner recap - in case you missed it. The bride, bridesmaids and I awoke bright and early on the big day. Looking our best we meandered into Temple Orange for a light breakfast. Coffee ($5), Fried Egg ($3) and Hash Browns ($3) for me kept it simple and light on the wallet. Lobby photo shoots ensued. I wasn't sure if you had enough of the lobby in my previous post?! Adding people in the mix always bodes well for photo shoots, though. A trip to the jacuzzi before we began getting ready was a most relaxing event. As the morning wore on, the rain stopped and the sun made an appearance. How unbelievably gorgeous are the hotel grounds and the beach below them?The Terrace Suites offer comfy lounge chairs and breezy drapes, as well as easy access to the pools and beach. As 2:00 approached we were picked up by a most punctual limo driver. We slipped into our dresses in the house next door to the chapel...

This little guy got into his tux. Soon enough, we made our way down the aisle at the Royal Poinciana Chapel.After a beautiful ceremony,and a round or ten of professional photographs, we cruised down Ocean Boulevard back to the Ritz, poppin' champagne along the way. The newlyweds made their grand entrance at cocktail hour.
The appetizers during cocktail hour blew me away. Presentation wise they were classy and creative. Taste wise they were top notch. There was a broad variety to please every palate and plenty to go around. Cigar boxed mini baguette sandwiches boasted  ham and melted cheese on a warm crusty baguette wrapped in a brown paper bag.Black truffle mac-n-cheese was  elegant and laced with panko breadcrumbs.
The tuna tartare cones were fun!
A mozarella tomato pesto bite with balsamic viniagrette drops were a playful take on classic flavors and ingredients. The lamb chops were exquisite. From the bar, the usual to start things off.
And Vodka Pineapples with a lime to follow. The reception was held down the hall at Angle a contemporary american "super club". A dark intimate space with sleek urbane decor, tonight done up with in glistening gold wedding essentials and white linens. Flowing tastefully through the room were elaborate white floral displays accented with pink roses.Tables were dotted with floating candles. For the salad course, a creamy bacon dressing over spinach greens with crispy empanadas and a citrus garnish. And the entrée - a breaded filet mignon over baked onion, potatoes au gratin with steamed vegetables and an herb encrusted chicken. The meal had a little something for everyone.
Plated with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel, the vanilla raspberry buttercream cake was amazing. So was the rest of the evening. I'll spare the dance floor antics in an effort to finish up, even though nights like this, you never want them to end!After the reception we hung out at the fire pit terrace wrapped in teal and gold sequin blankets. And began our day there the next morning, too!We enjoyed brunch once again at Temple Orange. This time I splurged on Bloody Marys and Eggs Benedict.
A leisurely brunch was followed by a day at the pool.

The End.

27 comments:

  1. I don't even know where to begin! Wow, cake!!! You guys looked gorgeous!! Even in those robes. Sooo much fun. All the food looks awesome... those apps are amazing. I am so jealous right now. Congrats to Carly and Cutler!

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  2. Wow, this looks like such a fun and amazing ceremony! Also, baby-in-a-tux is possibly the cutest thing ever!!!

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  3. This looks like such a fantastic wedding weekend! All of the food looks amazing and I love the baby in the tux!

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  4. What a fabulous wedding, glad you had fun and congrats to your cousin! I really love that cake too :)

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  5. this wedding looks gorgeous, especially the cake, omg!!!
    So fun!

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  6. Beautiful wedding. The cake is stunning!

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  7. So so jealous! Looks like an amazing time and you look glowing! I know that's typically reserved for the bride, but you were clearly really enjoying yourself and that shone through.

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  8. wow, this really was quite the affair! That cake is insane!! You looked fabulous as well :)

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  9. This pictures look amazing- all the food is so creative and deliciou. I love your dresses. My cousin had the same dresses ad I think they are so pretty and unique. Looks like you had a blast!! Welcome back : )

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  10. The food at that wedding looks incredible! And I love the dresses, very fun!

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  11. Looks like a fabulous wedding/weekend!

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  12. That venue is beautiful and you are all looking fantastic. At one point I thought I read you went to Orange Temple to get lit. Woops!! I can't get over all the luxury! What a wedding to remember...

    xo,
    C

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  13. I LOVE those bridesmaids dresses... where are they from?! They flattered every girl!

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  14. weddings are so much fun. you look great in your dress and how awesome is that cake?!?

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  15. looks like a blast! you all look gorgeous, food looks delish! the hotel looks beautifutl too.

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  16. What a gorgeous group of bridesmaids!! Glad you had fun :-)

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  17. looks like so much fun and a beautiful wedding!

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  18. Beautiful pictures! I love weddings!!

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  19. What an AMAZING wedding!! It looks like SO much fun!! And um, the food looks absolutely phenomenal. Swooooon :)

    Sues

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  20. Wow - everything looks beautiful! Love her dress. And your green sunglasses are awesome.

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  21. Woah! Those appetizers! The cake! The pretty dresses! A hash brown square! Eggs Benedict! Ahh, I'm on overload! Looks like an amazing time...glad you had fun!

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  22. oh my gosh that food does look incredible...and I'm so jealous of that beach and sunshine!

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  23. What a beautiful wedding! And a beautiful bride - and you look really gorgeous yourself Daisy (nothing unusual there. :)

    I am suddenly inspired to go back to Palm Beach!

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  24. what an amazing wedding! how unique to be able to chill in a jacuzzi and then go to cocktails. the photos are all gorgeous. I almost want to find a husband now so I can plan an event like that :) thanks for sharing!
    Katherine

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  25. this wedding is breathtaking! everything from the food to the fire pit to the dresses to the gals in them! top notch! congrats to carly and cutler

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  26. WOW - that is by far the best wedding food I've ever seen! Looks delicious - and you look gorgeous as always! Glad that you had such a fun weekend!! and congrats to your cousin!!

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