Photography by Munoz Photography
The setting where a bride and groom exchange their wedding vows creates the first lasting memory of their new life as husband and wife. For Jordana Singer and Michael Perlman, the peaceful combination of powdery white beaches, gentle winds and a breathtaking sunset at The Breakers in Palm Beach was their romantic setting for a wedding in paradise.
“Michael proposed to me at The Breakers,” says Jordana. “He knew it was a longtime favorite spot for my family and that it would make the moment more special. We had a spectacular nighttime view of the ocean; it was incredibly romantic and I couldn’t say yes fast enough.”
And so the planning of turning a dream into a reality began. From finding the perfect dress to tasting several delicious entrée and dessert choices, Jordana worked closely with her mother for seven months to plan her special day.
Jordana knew from the start that she wanted to have her wedding at The Breakers, being that she chose the resort when she was a teenager to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah. “It felt like a normal progression that we would choose The Breakers as our first choice,” says Lauretta Singer, mother of the bride. “The entire resort has this Old World charm and elegant feel to it.”
The wedding festivities began with a rehearsal dinner at Nick and Johnnie’s, a restaurant located down the street from the hotel. “It was a great way to visit with out-of-town friends and family to kick off the wedding weekend,” says Jordana.
Jordana and Michael got married February 19, 2011 in the Circle Dining Room, with its ocean views, stunning architecture, murals depicting Renaissance landscapes and 30-foot frescoed ceilings. This was exactly what the couple had envisioned for their wedding day. To accompany the incredible ambiance, the couple had a string trio that performed throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour.
The ceremony was very meaningful for Jordana and Michael for a variety of reasons. The same Rabbi and Hazzan who performed Jordana’s Bat Mitzvah also performed the wedding ceremony. Jordana’s bouquet was wrapped with the same lace handkerchief her mother used on her wedding day. Following a family tradition, the ring bearer walked down the aisle with a ring pillow that has been used in more than 60 years of weddings in Michael’s family.
“I will never forget the huge sense of relief I felt when I saw my handsome groom smiling from ear to ear as he saw me for the first time as his bride,” Jordana says. “Neither of us could have felt happier at that moment.”
The reception took place in Jordana’s dream location, the Mediterranean Ballroom, where family and friends enjoyed delicious food and a vanilla raspberry cake accompanied with a delectable trio of chocolate desserts while dancing the night away in celebration. Jordana and Michael danced their first dance to “Making Memories Of Us” by Keith Urban.
A Sunday brunch with close family and friends on the beautiful outdoor veranda overlooking The Breakers pool area and ocean brought the wedding weekend to a close.
The entire weekend was a successful one that Michael and Jordana will cherish forever, but Jordana was quick to point out one specific point. “I hope all brides have the same help that my mother gave me; she is the reason the wedding was one of a kind.”