Since moving to Palm Beach a couple years ago, I’ve been dying to photograph more Palm Beach venues. I finally had the chance to work at the iconic coastal wedding venue, the Pelican Club in Jupiter.
Sharon and Mario were referred to me by a mentor of mine, Mark. Mark taught me much of what I know about lighting and studio photography. So photographing this wedding felt like hanging with old friends.
The couple chose to have a first look, and good thing, too! Like most weddings in April in South Florida, it was a little windy with gusts up to 20 MPH. The Jupiter lighthouse held a special meaning to the couple, and photos with the lighthouse in the background were very important to them. So we decided to do the first look and portraits in the front courtyard of the Pelican Club and saved the dock photos for after the ceremony. As I’ve said before, opting for a first look gives you lots of flexibility with your wedding day timeline.
The best part about this job is seeing how couples add personal details to make their wedding day THEIRS. Mario and Sharon love good wine, so every table had a spray to take care of accidental wine spills (so smart!) I also love that Sharon had a personalized denim jacket made with her new last name. I’ve also noticed that more couples are taking a couple minutes on the mic to thank their guests for coming, which is such a sweet sentiment.
With a live band (and the perfect, raspiest rendition of “Valerie” I’ve ever heard – trust me on this one) and good good wine, the couple danced the night away and posed for photos with friends at their Pelican Club wedding reception.
Big thanks to the incredible vendors at this wedding:
Venue | The Pelican Club
Hair & Makeup | Emily Timothee & Denise
Band | Mustang Music Management
Florist | Events by Robyn Von