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Winter woes are finally lifting and our favorite time of year has almost arrived... Wedding season, of course! Strapless, slinky wedding dresses, "I do's" said on sandy shores, and barefooted brides are almost here. But when we're craving some bright and sunny wedding inspiration during the winter doldrums, we look to where the sun always shines, no matter the time of year — Palm Beach. The Florida hotspot has played host to some glam celeb nuptials — Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello got hitched at the seaside town's glitzy Breakers resort over Thanksgiving weekend, need we remind you — and now it can play theme to yours! We're stealing the swanky paradise's poolside preppy vibe and bright, lush hues for a wedding color palette as sunny as your bridal glow!
Take inspiration from the hot-as-your-hubby locale by littering bright and beachy details throughout your big day. A palm tree adorned invite will get your guests dreaming of your sunny soirée from the moment it arrives in the mail. Short bridesmaid dresses are the way to go for your girls. The cotton candy color and romantic ruffles of this Carolina Herrera frock further sweeten the look. As for your own bridal style, a glitzy emerald necklace will pop against the white of your gorgeous gown. And with the leafy greens and tropical blooms Palm Beach is famous for, your bridal bouquet is basically a no-brainer.
Dine (outdoors, of course!) on pretty pink plates and sip frothy tropical cocktails out of these glided pineapple tumblers and shot glasses. (Could those be any more adorable?!) Finally, a classic tiered cake turned graphic with a punchy, palm print is the perfect ending to your fabulous, Florida-inspired nuptials. Now it's time to head off into the Palm Beach sunset with you brand new spouse! Don't forget the sunscreen!
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1. Necklace, $990, Oscar de la Renta; 2. Invitation, starting at $35 per set, Ellen Weldon Designs, LLC; 3. Pineapple shot glasses, $35 for two, The Pineapple Co. available at W&P; Design; 4. Bouquet, $250, Denise Fasanello Flowers; 5. Wedding cake, $14 per slice, Erica O'Brien Cake Design; 6. "Pareo" buffet and dessert plates and "Tropic" bread and butter plate, $55-$125, Raynaud available at Gracious Style