Captured & submitted by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc
Liz Boriskin – photographer for a global beauty brand
Adam Koppel – attorney and professional poker player
We are both from new York but did not meet until we were introduced by a mutual friend 8 years ago in downtown west palm beach, where we have lived together for 7 years with our pet corgi, charlie.
Adam proposed at the downtown WPB waterfront with our dog holding a sign, followed by a surprise party at the Galley restaurant at Hilton with family and friends
Engagement lasted 2.5 years since we had to plan (and postpone) our wedding through covid with many challenges. The venue was closed through most of our planning, but still managed to be helpful and responsive through the process. I couldn’t go dress shopping in person, so I ordered lots of dresses online and did try-ons with my family via zoom.
Since I am a photographer, the wedding photos were most important to me and had to be the best, which is why I hired jeff. I wanted someone i could trust to take control of the day and create incredible images. The venue also had to be unique and picturesque. The moment we arrived at the Mondrian South Beach we knew it was exactly what we were looking for. The venue had creative architectural elements – so many spaces for creating beautiful photos, and the ballroom didn’t look like every other “standard” hotel ballroom. I knew I wanted an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour, and the beautiful waterfront with the Miami skyline as a backdrop was perfect. They also included the cake, chairs, linens & chargers in their package so it made planning the little things a breeze. (We only looked at 2 different venues, our top 2 choices after browsing many brochures online before narrowing down our options).
Flowers – Anna Hess Events (wanted simple – big tropical leaves and white flowers which looked perfect with the venue and room, and a more modern ceremony arch instead of a traditional chuppa)
Cake – Sweet Guilt (loved their unique and creative flavor options and beautiful cakes – we chose creme brulee but the elderflower & champagne was a close second)
Linens – Contempo Linens (they had every color option to choose from and varieties of textures to incorporate. we wanted something elegant and neutral, with accent linens for sweetheart table and cake table)
Day of planning – Mahogany Kirby (made the day so much easier not having to worry about the background tasks!)