A Green and Pink Beach Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Naples, Florida
Arienne Bistany and Ben Rubenstein worked with the Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Naples, Florida, to put a tropical twist on classic wedding details, and the result was gorgeous. The couple started their day with a Jewish ceremony, which was officiated by a family friend on the beach. Bright flower petals led the way to a white fabric chuppah as green orchids cascaded over the canopy and each post. The venue’s florist even designed a matching bouquet of pink calla lilies and green orchids for Arienne. Each bloom added a welcome pop of color against her classic, white lace wedding dress. After Arienne and Ben exchanged vows, their celebration moved to an indoor reception. Each of their 80 guests found a place card nestled between sand and seashells while entering the room. Gold chiavari chairs and pale green linens accented each round table as bright white and green orchid centerpieces served as accents. One standout detail: the wedding cake. The venue’s pastry chef designed a four-tier round confection covered in thick frosting. Each tier was decorated with white and green orchids and pink calla lilies to match the day's florals. For a whimsical touch, the couple chose a cake topper that included a groom holding his golf bag and a bride with her arms crossed. Tonya Malay Photography captured every fun pink and green accent, below. Arienne advises future couples to remember one thing: “It’s not about the food or the decor. It’s about family, friends and becoming husband and wife."