Bridal Venues: This Is Bliss

Planning a wedding can be the most daunting, emotionally intense, frustrating and fun experience you’ll ever have. But it’s not until every last little detail is covered that you can truly enjoy your big day.

Like a tame version of your mother-in-law, PBG Lifestyle is here to offer a little sage advice. We’ve done the leg work for you, collecting the latest styles from jewelry to dresses, as well as the newest trends in cakes, makeup and photography, all in one issue, simply geared to get your creative juices flowing. Just try not to drool on our pages.

Katie Fong
Photos provided by Katie Fong LLC

What’s white-hot right now? Designer Katie Fong, with her brilliant philosophy: less bling, more you.

“Today’s bridal world is filled with an excessive amount of everything, from rhinestones and beading to heavy ruffles and uncomfortable petticoats,” said Katie Fong, creative director and owner of Katie Fong LLC.

Her custom designs are subtly dramatic, opting for feminine, well-made, timeless, alluring styles. So who wears Fong?

“She is as fun and flirty as she is poised and elegant. This woman also has appreciation for attention to detail and loves fine silks and laces – she wants to feel glamorous without looking flashy.”

For more information, email info@katiefong.com or visit www.katiefong.com.

Alfred Angelo Disney Wedding Dress Collection
Photos provided by Alfred Angelo

Every bride wants to be a princess, and Alfred Angelo can make that happen with perfectly ethereal dresses that capture the imagination for a fairy-tale wedding.

“We appeal to the bride who either wants a classic, clean look or wants to embrace her inner princess on her wedding day,” said Danielle Cloutier, public relations director for Alfred Angelo.

Just like Cinderella’s glass slipper, everything’s a perfect fit.

“We’ve been around for 80 years and we understand how to make dresses that fit a woman’s body to perfection,” Cloutier said. “Brides get a gorgeous, high-end, perfectly tailored dress for less than $1,500.”

To see the full fall collection and locate a store near you, visit www.alfredangelo.com.

Mister Formal
Photos by Daryl Davidoff

With 35 years under their cummerbunds as well as 2,000 tuxedos on hand sized 3 for toddlers to size 70, Mister Formal is your guy’s go-to place for formal wear.

“We carry the top designers – Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Michael Kors – if it’s new in the market we make sure we have it,” said Manager Patrick Urresta.

With more than 60 years combined experience, Mister Formal’s knowledgeable sales team guide grooms who don’t know the difference between a cutaway and a cuff link. Brides can rest assured that their fiancés won’t leave with a powder-blue ruffled shirt and tails.

Mister Formal is located at 2830 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 684-0464 or visit www.mytuxedocatalog.com.

Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry
Photos provided by Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry

When it comes to classic style, nobody trumps Ivanka Trump.

For the bride who wants to come off glamorous, elegant and modern without looking like she’s tried too hard, you’ll want to check out the detailed, individually crafted pieces from the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry collection.

The socially responsible bride will be particularly pleased to note that every diamond is conflict free and 100 percent sustainable, ethically sourced from Canada. The diamonds are then set in recycled platinum or gold, so you can go green on your wedding day, while your friends will be the same shade in envy.

For more information or to locate a store near you, call (888) 756-9912 or visit www.ivankatrumpcollection.com.

Sintessi by Michel Piranesi
Photos provided by Sintessi by Michael Piranesi

Your day is uniquely your own; your jewelry should be too. Sintessi carries on the family tradition of handcrafting unique pieces – with luxury stones including diamonds, sapphires and emeralds in 18 karat gold – in Valenza, Italy.

Blushing brides need not apply – Sintessi jewelry is for those who are willing to be bold with their accessories.

“Sintessi wearers are fearless and fun with their fashion,” said Michel Piranesi, designer and founder of Sintessi Fine Jewels.

Piranesi advises to live by style icon Coco Chanel’s motto: remove one accessory. “You want to look approachable, and you want the traditional pieces to shine.”

Sinessi Fine Jewels are available at Neiman Marcus stores and the flagship store in New York. For more information, visit www.michelpiranesi.com or call (212) 796-5005.

A Piece of Cake by Elena
Photos by Michael Todd Lee Photography

The bride may be the focal point of the wedding but when it comes to room décor, the wedding cake, well, takes the cake.

Those lofty, creamy confections can be configured into any creation you conjure. If you can dream it, Elena Warens will tell you it’s a piece of cake.

“Every bride wants it all, and deserves it,” said Warens, owner/operator. “Because attention to detail is my specialty, artistic design is my passion and creating an array of gourmet flavors in the kitchen is my gift, I can make every bride’s dream wedding cake a reality on the most important day of their lives.”

For more information or to find a location nearest you, visit www.apocbyelena.com or call (772) 692-7293.

Ultimate Bridal Beauty
Photos by Munoz Photography

No bride should walk down the aisle without glowing skin, flawless makeup and gorgeous locks.

Leave your look to Jaye Minton-Goldberg and her expert staff of clinical estheticians, massage therapists, makeup artists and hair experts, who will pamper you to perfection.

Minton-Goldbeg’s legendary reputation has her trophy case overflowing, including The Knot’s Best of Wedding Winner 2014, WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Winner 2014, and Florida Bride Magazine’s Best in Weddings 2014.

“Each bride’s vision of herself on the most important day in her life is unique,” Minton-Goldberg said. “One of the reasons I love what I do is the chance to make that vision a reality.”

Ultimate Bridal Beauty is located at 500 NE Spanish River Blvd., Suite 35 in Boca Raton. For more information, visit www.ultimatebridalbeauty.com or call (561) 251-7081.

Beautifully Composed Photography

For wedding photography, capturing the moment is critical, but having the photo actually express a couple’s personality and love for each other is sheer artistry; that’s the magic that Erica Hernandez makes.

“Conveying the couple’s personal style is a must,” Hernandez said. “What are words that describe the both of you? Fun, energetic, romantic, silly, adventurous, or whatever it may be, I want to make sure that each photo is conveying who the both of you are.”

Hernandez’ expert eye is keenly aware of lighting, color and composition. From posed to spontaneous candids, her shots will bring your wedding day back to life every time you look at your photos.

For more information, visit www.beautifullycomposed.com or email beatifullycomposed@gmail.com.

Centers for Health Promotion, LLC
Photo by Chris Reynolds

Get your booty and body into sleek perfection to fill out that gown in all of the right places with procedures to sculpt, lift and tuck you.

“Simply put, if you are a candidate, it puts the curves where they aren’t,” said Dr. Dwight Reynolds, CEO and president of the Centers for Health Promotion. “One of the hottest things women are doing today is suture suspension buttock lift with real sutures,” a procedure he pioneered.

With cosmetic surgery experience spanning 17 years and over 80,000 procedures, you’ll be in good hands. CHP also offers ways to make your skin glow, your lips luscious, and make you to feel fabulous.

For more information visit www.lipodr.com, or to schedule a free consultation, call (855) LIPODR1 (547-6371).

Kissable Retreats
Photos by Alicia Donelan

After the I do’s are said, the friends and family say au revoir, Kissable Retreats takes over to provide a little romantic rendezvous respite.

“Kissable Retreats will provide the ultimate culmination to end her perfect day by creating a beautiful oasis for bride and groom to relax and reflect on their new beginnings,” noted Rebekah Mitchell, president of Kissable Retreats LLC.

Offering concierge services to couples, Kissable Retreats takes the time you don’t have to plan memorable events like creative date nights, a luxurious bed-and-breakfast getaway, or an intimate, unforgettable setting for a sensual night in.

For more information, visit www.kissableretreats.com or call (855) 229-0793.

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