It all started with a juice stand! When Lilly Pulitzer escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City for sunny Palm Beach, she never could have imagined what lay in store. Her husband Peter Pulitzer owned an orange grove. Sharing that same entrepreneurial spirit as her husband, she decided to open a juice stand on Worth Avenue. Very quickly she amassed a closet full of juice-stained clothes. In an effort to hide the juice stains, Lilly created some brightly colored dresses. Her dresses quickly became popular among those in the country’s most fashionable resort towns, including Jackie Kennedy. For the past 50 years, Lilly Pulitzer’s designs have been ultimate representation of elegant fun in the sun.
The fun and bright spirit of Lilly’s designs inspired this Colony Hotel Palm Beach Wedding. We infused Lilly Pulitzer inspired details throughout the wedding, especially the custom upholstered couch with vintage 1970s Lilly Pulitzer fabric and our interpretation the Worth Ave juice stand.
The Colony Hotel Palm Beach is only a block away from Worth Ave and served as the perfect location for our theme – combining the luxury and laid back feel of Palm Beach. It truly is the quintessential Palm Beach location.
Bright and bold pinks, yellows, oranges and greens served as our fun color palette. The incredible floral and decor was provided by Orange Blossoms Florals and Event Styling perfectly highlighted the color scheme.
Lilly Pulitzer was an inspiring hostess. Her books were filled with wonderful ideas to throw the perfect party. Many times she would incorporate herbs into her centerpieces and decor. As an ode to that lesser known fact, we styled our ceremony space in the herb garden at The Colony Hotel. The bougainvillea filled pergola served as the perfect archway for our couple. The aisle was lined with green vases and white lanterns, both filled with orchids and oranges. Our bridal party, including our puppy ring bearer, were dressed in the latest Lilly Pulitzer spring line – Yellow First Impression.
Our escort cards were glasses bottles with attached name tags. These bottles were then filled with juice from our lime green juice stand. Vintage Lilly Pulitzer fabric was used for the awning of the juice stand, names of actual Lilly Pulitzer prints were used for the signature juices and various Lilly Pulitzer glassware was available just in case someone lost their bottle. The golden pineapples were the finishing touch in creating the fun bar area.
One of my favorite details of the shoot was in our lounge area – custom upholstered couch using vintage 1970s Lilly Pulitzer fabric provided by Orange Blossoms Florals and Event Styling. It was perfect spot to put up your feet and relax after a long day.
The tablescape was covered by a luscious garland and white glass vases, both filled with various fruit, palm frawns and bright flowers. Green glass chargers accompanied by silver roped design flatware, crystal glassware and a bottle of Onli Flavored Water (the guest favor!) sat a top the lemon yellow linen to set the tone. Each place setting was adorned with alternating orange and lemon calligraphied place cards, custom Lilly Pulitzer napkins and beautifully designed menu cards from Chirp Paperie. Another Lilly Pulitzer inspired twist was taken with creating the monogram chair sign attached with pink ribbon.
The incredible and scrumptious 5 tier cake adds the sweetness that every wedding desires. Johnson Custom Cakes created uneven layers wrapped in lime green ribbon and filled with bright florals. The vintage pink Veuve Clicquot champagne case, palm frawns and oranges tied the cake table design to the rest of the wedding.
We ended the day with the bride and groom riding down Worth Ave on vintage, bamboo bikes. Even the puppy ring bearer took a ride in the bike.
Every aspect of this posh and picturesque Lilly Pulitzer inspiration was captured perfectly by Krystal Zaskey Photography and Anchor Weddings Videography.
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Venue: The Colony Hotel Palm Beach
Event Planning and Styling: The Majestic Vision
Photographer: Krystal Zaskey Photography
Videographer: Anchor Weddings
Floral Design: Orange Blossoms Floral and Event Design
Printed Material Design: Chirp Paperie
Wedding Cake: Johnson Custom Cakes
Rentals: Atlas Party Rental
Bridal Gown: Bacio Bacio Bridal
Groom’s Attire: The Tux Shop
Bride and Groom Accessories: Lilly Pulitzer
Bridal Party Attire: C.Orrico
Hair Stylist: Jennifer Bah
Make-Up Artist: Luka Cosmetics
Guest Favor: Onli Flavored Water
Custom Lilly Couch Upholstery: Westlake Upholstery & Buying Service
Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Monogram: The USC College Crafter
Custom Dress Hanger: Divine Days
Bride and Groom Models: Brigitte Roy and Michael Toledo
Bridesmaid 1: Jamie Cleary
Bridesmaid 2: Brittany Argo of Petals with Purpose
Flower Girl: Savannah Retting
Ring Bearer: Belle of Emily Allongo Photography
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