Elegant Palm Beach Wedding at the Mar-a-Lago Club

Jourdan and John had the most beautiful wedding full of love, fun, and gorgeous florals. I have loved these two since I first met them when one of Jourdan’s best friends got married at Jourdan’s parents house. I was so excited when Jourdan and her mom, Stacey, reached out to me when Jourdan and John started planning their wedding.

Pantone Color of the Year 2019, Living Coral, beautiful displayed in it’s natural element at the Mar a Lago Club in Palm Beach. Photo by Kat Braman
“After this we’re getting pizza” shirts make the perfect bridesmaid gift as a fun alternative to robes. Photo by Kat Braman
The bridesmaids help the bride put on her veil after she is dressed in her gorgeous Carolina Herrera wedding dress. Photo by Kat Braman
The First Look at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Kat Braman.
Bride and Groom portraits at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Photo by Kat Braman
Bride in beautiful Carolina Herrera wedding dress at Palm Beach wedding. Photo by Kat Braman
Bride wearing Carolina Herrera at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Kat Braman
Bride and Groom at elegant Palm Beach wedding. Photo by Kat Braman
Groomsmen in classic black suits at Palm Beach wedding. Photo by Kat Braman
Wedding Party photos at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Kat Braman
Beautiful floral installation to welcome guests to the wedding ceremony at Mar-a-Lago Club. Florals: Flowers by Brian. Photo by Kat Braman
Stunning Chuppah design to evoke springtime in Central Park at this elegant Palm Beach wedding. Florals: Flowers by Brian. Photo by Kat Braman
First kiss at Mar-a-Lago Club wedding in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Kat Braman
The incredible Mar-a-Lago Club ballroom set for an elegant wedding reception. Photo by Kat Braman
First dance at Palm Beach wedding. Photo by Kat Braman
Bride and groom first dance at Mar-a-Lago Club. Photo by Kat Braman

Photographer: Kat Braman

Venue: Mar-a-Lago Club

Florals: Flowers by Brian

Hair and Makeup: Kristin Brown

Dress: Carolina Herrera

Video: Senderey Productions

Creating Evocative Family Photos

I recently added a question to my contact form asking you to choose three adjectives to describe the mood and feeling you want your wedding or photo session to evoke.  I did that because I want your photos to make you feel something, not just today, but 30 years from now, when you're showing them to your grandchildren.  If I've done my job as a documentary artist correctly, your grandchildren should be able to describe that mood even decades later. 

We all recognize that over time, photographs replace our actual memories, so it is incredibly important that those photographs honestly and authentically bring to life the story that we are telling together.  The story should reflect both the season of life you are in and the people that you are within that season, as individuals, as a couple or as a family unit.

I think I've successfully done that with this family session I photographed in Serenbe, Georgia last year.  What feeling do these photos evoke for you?  Film development and scanning by my friends at State Film Lab.

Creating meaningful family photos at Serenbe - photo by Kat Braman
Family Photos at Serenbe Farms in Georgia - photo by Kat Braman
Little boy in Hunter Boots in Serenbe, Georgia - photo by Kat Braman
Organic family session at Serenbe Farms, Georgia - photo by Kat Braman
Toddler in Hunter Boots - photo by Kat Braman
Family Photos should be real, fun and a bit silly - photo by Kat Braman
Authentic family photos at Serenbe Farms - photo by Kat Braman
Tips for creating authentic family photos - photo by Kat Braman
Family photos with fun and silliness - photo by K
Family photography - photo by Kat Braman
Serenbe Farms Family Photos - photo by Kat Braman

Bahamas Destination Wedding at The Cove Eleuthera

Jenny and Rudy's destination wedding at The Cove Eleuthera in the Bahamas was the perfect blend of style, intimacy, and all out party.  They flew their closest friends and family over from Miami and hosted a 4-day wedding weekend in Eleuthera and nearby Harbour Island.  It was all perfectly executed by my friends at Alore Event Firm.  The Bahamas holds such a special spot in my heart and it was a joy to spend the weekend documenting Jenny and Rudy's story in one of my favorite places on earth.  If you've never been, you need to put The Cove Eleuthera and Harbour Island on your bucket list.  Their day was featured in Modern Luxury Weddings.

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Eleuthera Destination Wedding
Planning a Destination Wedding in the Bahamas
Wedding Welcome Dinner at The Cove Eleuthera
Harbour Island Destination Wedding
Destination Wedding in Eleuthera, Bahamas
Welcome Dinner in Harbour Island
The Cove Eleuthera in the Bahamas - photo by Kat Braman
Private Luxury Resort in the Bahamas - photo by Kat Braman
Destination Wedding at The Cove Eleuthera - Photo by Kat Braman
Bahamas Destination Wedding Weekend in Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
The Infinity Pool at The Cove Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
Eleuthera Destination Wedding with Marz Makeup and Hair - photo by Kat Braman
Groom Getting Ready at The Cove Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
Plan Your Bahamas Destination Wedding at The Cove Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding Ceremony at The Cove Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
Getting Married at The Cove Eleuthera in the Bahamas - photo by Kat Braman
Bahamas Destination Wedding in Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
Sunset at The Cove Eleuthera, Bahamas - photo by Kat Braman
Bahamas Destination Wedding in Harbour Island - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding Reception at The Cove Eleuthera, Bahamas - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and Groom Sunset Photos in Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
Bahamas Destination Wedding Photos - photographer Kat Braman
Bride in Nektaria World Wedding Dress at The Cove Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and Groom Table at The Cove Eleuthera, Bahamas - photo by Kat Braman
Sunset Wedding Photos at Bahamas Destination Wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding Reception at The Cove Eleuthera, Bahamas - photos by Kat Braman
Bahamas Destination Wedding at The Cove Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
First Dance at Bahamas Destination Wedding in Eleuthera - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding Reception in the Bahamas - photo by Kat Braman

Photographer: Kat Braman

Planner: Alore Event Firm

Florist: Boy Meets World Weddings

Hair and Makeup: Marz Makeup and Hair

Wedding Dress: Nektaria

Venue: The Cove Eleuthera

Elegant Garden Wedding at The Bear's Club in Jupiter, Florida

This beautiful wedding at the groom's mother's home at The Bear's Club was featured in Issue 04 of Dear Gray magazine.  Desiree Dawn Events and Port + Palm Co.  did a fabulous job with the planning and design.  Scroll down for a full list of vendors.

Private Estate at the Bear's Club in Jupiter, Florida - photo by Kat Braman
Laser-cut letterpress wedding invitations in grey, white and gold by Able Letterpress - photo by Kat Braman
The sweetest tulle flower girl dress with cardigan and custom hanger - photo by Kat Braman
The bride's Jimmy Choo heels and the flower girl's gold bunny shoes from The Gap - photo by Kat Braman
Final getting ready touches just before seeing her groom - photo by Kat Braman
Mother of the Bride helping with the buttons on this one of a kind lace dress - photo by Kat Braman
Custom paper flower accent from local artist Hayley Sheldon - photo by Kat Braman
Custom designed gold and grey letterpress wedding invitations from Able Letterpress - photo by Kat Braman
First Look at The Bear's Club in Jupiter, Florida - photo by Kat Braman
First Look in the most beautiful garden setting - photo by Kat Braman
Emotional first look at this Palm Beach private estate wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Groom cries when seeing his bride for the first time - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and Groom in a beautiful garden setting in Palm Beach - photo by Kat Braman
Elegant bride and groom at black tie Palm Beach wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and Groom portrait at The Bear's Club - photo by Kat Braman
Beautiful bridal portrait in Palm Beach, Florida - photo by Kat Braman
Happy groom in elegant black tux on his wedding day in Palm Beach - photo by Kat Braman
Bride in lace wedding dress with white tulip bouquet in Palm Beach garden wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and Groom stealing a private moment at their Palm Beach garden wedding - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding portraits should be organic and authentic to the couple.  Photo by Kat Braman
Simple ceremony design created by Desiree Dawn Events and Port and Palm Co. to enhance the beautiful garden setting rather than compete with it.  Photo by Kat Braman
Handsome ring bearer walks down the flower-lined aisle.  Photo by Kat Braman
Bride walks down the aisle toward her groom escorted by her brother.  Photo by Kat Braman
Bride being given away by her brother as their mom looks on in this beautiful garden wedding.  Photo by Kat Braman
Garden ceremony location at this beautiful estate in The Bear's Club.  Photo by Kat Braman
Bride and groom saying their vows with a close friend officiating.  Photo by Kat Braman
The most beautiful cocktail hour at Palm Beach estate - photo by Kat Braman
This couple chose not to have a formal wedding party but the bride gave each of her closest friends a custom paper flower hairpiece created by artist Hayley Sheldon.  Photo by Kat Braman
Guests were welcomed into the reception with this one of a kind paper flower chandelier created by Hayley Sheldon.  Photo by Kat Braman
Letterpress escort cards from Able Letterpress were accented with sprigs of rosemary and beautiful linens from Sophisticated Settings.  Photo by Kat Braman
A Sperry Tent always creates such a beautiful setting for any wedding reception.  Photo by Kat Braman
Wedding reception tables with florals by Port and Palm Co. set in a Sperry Tent.  Photo by Kat Braman
Letterpress dinner menus from Able Letterpress - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding Cake from Earth and Sugar accented by ranunculus and greenery.  Photo by Kat Braman.
Organic reception centerpieces from Port and Palm Co. and gold foil table numbers from Gold Cotton Print.  Photo by Kat Braman
Each table was adorned with cheese and bread boards set on raw wood platters.  Photo by Kat Braman
Delicious snacks greeted guests as they sat at their tables at this beautiful Palm Beach wedding planned by Desiree Dawn Events.  Photo by Kat Braman
Sperry Tent wedding reception in Jupiter, Florida - photo by Kat Braman
First Dance with Sperry Tent and bistro light backdrop - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and groom get emotional during her brother's wedding speech.  Photo by Kat Braman
Palm Beach wedding reception - photo by Kat Braman
Bride and groom share an intimate moment during their wedding reception.  Photo by Kat Braman
Sperry Tent wedding reception in Palm Beach - photo by Kat Braman

Photographer: Kat Braman

Planner: Desiree Dawn Events

Florist: Port + Palm Co.

Paper Flowers and Paper Chandelier Installation: Hayley Sheldon

Cake: Earth and Sugar

Hair and Makeup: Kristin Brown

Invitations, Escort Cards, Menus: Able Printing & Letterpress

Videographer: SEE Industries 

Custom dress from Mariolka's Bridal Boutique

Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Rentals: Panache Party Rental

Rentals: Sophisticated Settings

Tent: Sperry Tents Miami

Chef: Nina Cioffi

Band: Sultans of Swing

Transportation: Molly's Trolley

Ceremony Musicians: Tropics Entertainment

Gold Foil Table Numbers: Gold Cotton Print

Wooden Signs: Paper and Pine Co.