Photography by
Gregory Paul Fine Art Wedding Photography


Claire Ryan & Eduardo de Carrete

October 22, 2013. Manalapan, Florida


Location, Caterer and Cake: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Manalapan, FL; Floral Design, Linen, Rentals and Lighting: Xquisite Event Productions Boca Raton, FL; Wedding Dress and Veil: Amsale; Bride's Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti; Groom's Tuxedo: Tom Ford; Groom's Shoes: Louis Vuitton

The bride and groom, considered an example of a “new age” couple of the 21st Century, met and started speaking after being “introduced” by a friend, online. Later they were engaged in the Louvre in Paris. 

The ceremony was held at the beautiful quaint St. Ann’s in West Palm Beach. The doors of the church highlighted two huge floral wreaths made into each of their initials, a beautiful personal touch. The flowers inside and out were romantic, over-flowing arrangements of cream blooms.  After the ceremony the couple exited the church and was driven to the reception in a vintage white Rolls Royce.

Guests entered the Eau Palm Beach & Resort serenity pool courtyard through a dramatic deep hued purple and red floral sea-wood arch measuring eight feet tall.  Fire dancers entertained guests in the couple’s absence to the musical accompaniment of a four-piece band.  At midnight, La Hora Loca commenced with venetian-style masks appearing from under each table as guests were served mini-milk shakes, sliders and strawberry s’more kabobs.  La Hora Loca and friends, from all over the world, were happy to help the couple celebrate the best thing either had ever experienced.