Fun Fort Lauderdale Beach Wedding

Beach Weddings

It’s all smiles with this fun Fort Lauderdale Beach wedding captured by Elaine Palladino Photography. This adorable bride and groom celebrated their cultures (American and South African) with lots of color and DIY details. They wanted their special day to be a party for everyone, and by the looks of these awesome photos, I’d say it was a success!


fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

From the bride, Bre: We really wanted to show our guests what we are all about. This party was for them, not for us. We love bright colors, lights, laughter and fun. Our wedding had every color under the sun. My family called it Parrot Paradise, we called it One Love.

fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

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fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

Spokane beach wedding

fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

Spokane beach wedding

Did you incorporate any significant details into your wedding? A lot of the details we made ourselves with the help of our families and friends. The koozies had the American and South African Flags combined to showcase our heritage. We used quite a few South African flowers, the food we served (prepared by our friend Arunas) was all of our favorites, and included South African dishes and candies. Our family and friends helped set up all of the decorations. I made the earrings and necklaces for the bridesmaids, while Trent made the Biltong (South African jerky) months before the wedding. We were so fortunate to have so many amazing people wanting to help out with everything.


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fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

Spokane beach wedding

fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

Spokane beach wedding
fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

Spokane beach wedding

fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

Spokane beach wedding

fun fort lauderdale beach wedding

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Any advice for future bride/grooms? Start as soon as possible with your DIY ideas. And don’t sweat the small stuff!


fun fort lauderdale beach wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Million Times,” by Chynaman ft. Happy
Recessional: “In the Name of Love,” by Bob Sinlair
First Dance: “True Love,” by SOJA

Location: Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL / Photography Elaine Palladino Photography / Invitation Designer: Vista Print / Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo Collection / Bridesmaid Dresses: Club Monaco,The Parrot House / Shoes: TOMS / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Express / Cake Designer: Sweeter Days Bake Shop / DJ: Miami Elite Dj

10 comments
  1. Cristina

    So much fun! I love the beach ball toss.

  2. Elaine

    Thank you so much for featuring this wedding that was everything a wedding should be. It’s an honor to be on Ruffled!

  3. krystie

    I love the colorful ring that the bride wore!! So neat to add pops of color like that. Looks like a it was a fun time for all

    krystie
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  4. cocoa beach weddings

    I love the suspenders and the flowers are beautiful. The beach ball confetti and awesome.

  5. Roxanne

    This looks like so much fun! Beautifully captured Elaine!

  6. Amanda Hill

    Such a beautiful and fun wedding! The pictures truly captured that! I love the beach balls.

  7. Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony

    This wedding looks so fun and colorful~ I love all of the photos, and the beach ball toss is awesome!

  8. elisa

    Love a quaint & quirky beach wedding!! Looks like it was a blast!

    ~elisa | wedinstyle.com

  9. Kezfee Bridal Jewellery

    The splashes of colour in this wedding make a fantastic element of fun, and me being South African just adds to my love of this special celebration!

  10. Heather T

    Your reception venue looks like it hidden in the jungle! Where did you host it?

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Elaine Palladino

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