I recently had the honor of photographing Caitlyn and Alex’s wedding at the Club at Boca Pointe. It was a beautiful ceremony hosted at one of Boca Raton’s most stunning wedding venues. It’s crazy to think that this spectacular day all started with a right swipe on Tinder!
Caitlyn says she and Alex matched on the dating app but Alex messaged first, sending a funny gif of a Saturday Night Live skit. That animated photo showed Bill Hader’s character Stefon waving hello! After talking for a few weeks (and after Caitlyn dropped several hints), the couple finally met for drinks at 10th Level Tavern. Caitlyn says they hit it off quickly. Several days later, Caitlyn and Alex then had a proper date at Baja Cantina in Boca Raton. Alex would later propose at the same restaurant in front of Caitlyn’s family and close friends. Caitlyn says the sentimental proposal featuring her loved ones was perfect, because Alex “knows how much they mean to me.”
The happy couple chose the Club at Boca Pointe as their wedding venue because they instantly fell in love with the venue’s grounds. This luxurious and sophisticated country club is nestled in the heart of Boca Raton and is the perfect venue for a classic, traditional wedding. You can host an outdoor ceremony on the club’s lush lawns or opt for an indoor ceremony inside one of its many beautiful buildings. You can plan a small affair or extravagant event here on the grounds. In addition two the grounds around the main clubhouse, there are also other great photography locations further on the golf course. Often Bee will have golf carts available so that I can take the bride and groom for a ride to explore new interesting locations.
Caitlyn also spoke with me about Bee Alexis, the club’s wedding planner. The bride says Bee was “unbelievably sweet, accommodating and super organized. We could tell right from the beginning that going with Bee and Boca Pointe was a great choice.” Bee works with all couples to make sure that their wedding is a dream come true, straight down to every detail. Bee will also recommend the best wedding vendors in South Florida. In order to look her best she choose Jaye Goldberg of Ultimate Bridal Beauty for hair and make-up.
The Club at Boca Pointe is located in the heart of Boca Raton, just minutes from the beach. The venue hosts several sporting events in addition to weddings, showers, and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. The venue’s executive chef has a delicious menu to choose from, including plated meals, buffets, or appetizers. There are several ballrooms and event rooms to choose from while planning your event. Bee will work closely with couples to plan your picture perfect wedding. The largest room, the main ballroom, can host 500 guests. However, there are smaller rooms to accommodate small and medium-sized weddings. If your guests are looking for something fun to do the day of the wedding, the venue has golf courses, a fitness center, and a pool.
Once Caitlyn and Alex choose the venue and picked a date, they began looking for a Boca Raton photographer. Caitlyn says she was looking around the venue when she saw a wedding photo with my insignia. She thought the photo was stunning and began her research. After meeting with me, she said she had a really good feeling. During their engagement shoot, Caitlyn said she “felt at ease.” I was happy to make both Caitlyn and Alex feel comfortable with both their engagement shoot and their wedding and take these gorgeous pictures.
The photo below was taken at the club golf course. If you are willing to arrive early and spend some time walking the grounds you will find that Boca Pointe has a huge amount to picturesque photo spots. Because there are beautiful landscaped location that face in every direction you can always make a great image no matter where the sun in. I tend to prefer images that have either soft lighting or back lighting. In this photo I found a shady location with just a hint of backlighting. This is only one of a entire series of photos that were taken in a few seconds. Working quickly I had the bride and groom look at the camera, then I had the bride look at me while Alex kissed her forehead. Following up the forehead kiss, I had him hold the kiss with she looked at her flowers. By having a bunch of poses in mind I could quickly move swiftly from one pose the the next. This gives the couple choices.
Because the Club at Boca Pointe is one of my favorite places to work I have a ton of beautiful wedding photos from this venue. Here is a link to another photo taken by the lake. This had become one of my popular shots because people just love this idea. ( Bride and Groom at The Club at Boca Pointe )
I hope you enjoy looking at Caitlyn and Alex’s wedding photos!
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UPDATED ON 3-18-2020
ABOVE: Several months after Caitlyn and Alex had their wedding, I shot another wedding ceremony in the same location. This day the sun was out and I was able to get this photo before the ceremony started. It was a great day at a fantastic wedding venue. One of the reasons why I love working here has to do that the fact that the catering staff and all the people who handle the weddings are seasoned pros. They all know their way around weddings and are well aware of what it takes to make their wedding couples happy. As a Boca Raton wedding photographer it’s important that the couples I’m photographing are having a great day. Happy Brides and Grooms look the best because they don’t have to worry about any of the wedding details that could be distracting them from enjoying the photography process.