By: Michele Bellisari Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers
When you think of February most of us are dreaming of chocolate, red roses and what to do for Valentines Day! However, according to the Association of Bridal Consultants, February is also National Wedding Month the time when brides and grooms get down to some serious wedding planning.
Fun Fact: More than 2.4 million couples get married in the U.S. each year and 16,000 of them get married on Valentines Day.
The #SoooBoca squad loves all things wedding related and we have worked in and around the wedding industry at various times. We love to attend weddings for those people we know and love and for those we have never met…like the Royal Wedding for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
We did a little local research and came up with a few wedding related ideas and suggestions in and around Boca and Delray if you are planning to get married or engaged anytime soon.
A wedding has to start with a proposal and the iconic Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas has recently introduced the Beach House Proposal Package for those with marriage on their mind. On Valentine’s Day, Crane’s goes that extra little step by putting something special in every guest room, like a red rose or heart-shaped chocolates. www.cranesbeachhouse.com
The Historic Venue
One of our favorite event venues and incredibly historic and beautiful for a wedding is The Addison in Boca Raton that was designed by famed architect Addison Mizner in 1926. It is one of those places you walk into and just feel sheer joy in the beauty of the 100 year old banyan trees. The Addison is opening its doors for a Valentine’s Day sit-down dinner and soire. www.theaddisonbocaraton.com
The Court House
Sharon R. Bock, Esq., the Clerk & Comptroller for Palm Beach County, is once again teaming up with the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach and other community partners to give 40 loving couples a Valentine’s Day ceremony to remember. Registration is now open www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/valentine.
PS… it appears, via my unscientific Facebook poll, that the beach is still a popular South Florida wedding choice to exchange vows or get engaged.
A Few Wedding and Engagement Tips
Are you getting engaged on Valentine’s Day? I reached out to my pal Gregory Fried with Gregory’s Fine Jewelry to find out what is trending in rings and he said “the 3 stone set ups and “halo” design are as popular as ever” so there you have it! www.gregorysfinejewelryfl.com
The Wedding Planner
Kelly McWilliams wedding planner extraordinaire says hire your floral designer early! If you are doing a Valentines Day wedding pink and red flowers are in high demand and skyrocket in price so place your order sooner than later. www.kellymcwilliams.com
Halle Alessia of Halle Alessia Photography suggests you research different photo styles to see what suits your wedding vibe. Are you boho or classic? Do you want a casual look or is elegance your main objective. Hit Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration and don’t be afraid to ask questions. www.hallealessia.com
Whether your wedding is big or small, no matter what time of the year, there are many choices for you to celebrate your special day in and around Boca and Delray!
Michele Bellisari is the founder of #SoooBoca® Lifestyle & Media based in Boca Raton. She and her daughters blog, vlog, post and share all things Boca Raton, South Florida & Beyond from events, people, food, travel, home decor, fashion, beauty and real estate! www.soooboca.com and on all the socials @soooboca.