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A “Fun Palm Beach Glam” Wedding Weekend at The Colony Hotel and The Flagler Museum

By Sara Dial | Photography by 

Erika Delgado

|Planning by 

Your Sparkling Event

As the sun set and snow fell in Breckenridge, Colorado, internal medicine physician Ben Krempley dropped to one knee and proposed to obstetrics & gynecology resident Sophie Green at the base of a mountain. The bride-to-be always dreamed of getting married at The Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, so the pair of doctors promptly reserved the venue and chose Jenna Wittbold of Your Sparkling Event to execute each detail of the spring ceremony. Papel & Co. created a custom invitation suite. 

“I have long thought that The Flagler Museum is the most stunning wedding location on Palm Beach due to its proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway and striking architecture,” Sophie explains. “The aesthetic was ‘fun Palm Beach glam’ with an emphasis on color. We wanted luscious, large tropical greenery, and colorful florals and encouraged our guests to wear bold shades and patterns to each event.” The pair leaned into the citrus of it all, decorating the venue with orange trees, fruit centerpieces, and tangerine escorts beautifully detailed by Carla Hagan Designs.

“As for my wedding dress, I wanted a classic silhouette with simple fabric and a long, dramatic train. The Flagler Museum is elegant and timeless and I wanted a dress to match,” the bride notes. She chose Rosa Clara’s “Bames” dress and paired it with her mother’s pearl jewelry and The City sandal by Margaux from Over The Moon. A colorful cathedral-length veil by Toni Federici finalized the look.

The wedding weekend festivities began at the iconic Colony Hotel. Sophie welcomed guests in the ever-so-chic Elliot lace corset midi dress by Markarian. Photographer Erika Delgado beautifully captured each event on camera. “Erika had a private portrait session with me the day before our wedding, no fuss, just us and my wedding dress. It helped me get used to her camera and set the tone beautifully for the whole weekend!” Sophie shares.

On the day-of, the bride and her wedding party sipped Aperol Spritzes poolside in MASONgrey robes, while makeup artist Kate Blake and hairstylist Cassandra Tichenor of Ivy and Lace created their beauty looks. “I told Kate that I wanted ‘pinky and fresh’ for the wedding day, and she nailed it,” Sophie remembers. “Cassie and I trialed a few different looks for the up ‘do and landed on a soft, natural twisted bun that was perfect for the day into the after-party.” 

Ben donned a custom thin shawl collared black tuxedo and simple dress shoes. The look was complete with a vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual that Sophie gifted him as a wedding present. The bride carefully curated looks of green and blue for each member of her wedding party to create a mix-and-match aesthetic.  

On March 11, 2023, Sophie and Ben headed to The Flagler Museum in a white vintage Roll-Royce. They signed the ketubah in a sun-drenched courtyard, before the bride walked arm-in-arm with her parents down the aisle. Renny & Reed transformed the pavilion into a colorful greenhouse, surrounding everyone with birds of paradise, bougainvillea, palms, ferns, and bromeliads. Rabbi Howard Shapiro married Sophie and Ben under a chuppah created by the bride’s mother. In lieu of reciting vows, a friend of the bride and groom shared a poem that beautifully captured the sentiment of their relationship. “We cried and laughed and felt embraced by the outpouring of love in the room,” Sophie smiles. As the newlyweds left the building, guests excitedly tossed fuchsia flower petals as Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are the Best Thing” played.

Following the ceremony, everyone sat for dinner and viewed a whimsical Palm Beach-esque menu by Audrey Bandopadhaysister of the bride and paper goods extraordinaire. Constellation served a sparkling mimosa salad ahead of citrus snapper, beef short rib, and herbed green vegetable risotto. Then, Sophie and Ben shared a first dance to Alabama Shakes’ “This Feeling” that led right into the Horah. 

“We were literally forced to leave the dance floor for our cake-cutting,” the bride laughs. “I changed into a sequin minidress from Markarian which was perfect for dancing and our after-party. Our cake was a delicious passion fruit, coconut, and guava combination from Johnson’s Custom Cakes!” Rock With You’s six-piece band combination featuring a DJ, vocalist, horns, and drums kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. Trumpet and saxophone players made their way into the crowd while playing spirited jazz classics. Afterward, everyone hopped on a trolley and headed across the water to a lively tiki-bar complete with late-night bites and a celebratory cigar bar. “We couldn’t have asked for a better day surrounded by all of our favorite people.”