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October 2021




PALM BEACH BRIDES 2021: FOUR LOCAL COUPLES SHARE THEIR WEDDING STORIES At the heart of our Palm Beach Brides 2021 feature section is “Tell Us Your Story,” in which four couples share with us details about their unique wedding experiences — along with a selection of amazing wedding photography. Every couple has a unique story! In this feature, you will meet Sara and James Solomon, Christie and Kyle Finch, Veronica and Javier Munoz, and Rachelle and Casey Williams.


TRADITIONS & TRENDS: MODERN TOUCHES FOR WEDDINGS IN 2021 AND BEYOND Although the institution of marriage is a tradition all in itself, the tradition of how things are done has exploded with creativity over the last few decades. After generations of the same old thing, many of today’s couples opt for something different and unique. Either way you put it together, each couple must make it their very own special day.


PET SUPPLIES PLUS STORE HAS OPENED IN THE SOUTHERN PALM CROSSING PLAZA A new, locally owned Pet Supplies Plus store has opened in Royal Palm Beach’s Southern Palm Crossing shopping plaza, serving the needs of pet parents throughout the western communities. The store is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Jim Beauchamp. The store provides a hassle-free way to find better products for pets, while saving money and celebrating the fun of pet ownership. BY M. DENNIS TAYLOR




LET’S ASK A TRAVEL EXPERT ABOUT PLANNING THE PERFECT HONEYMOON Brides and grooms often describe their honeymoon as among the most magical of moments in their lives.While moments do not last forever, the memories sure do! We spoke with Mark Elie, president of the award-winning Wellington travel agency K&E Travel, to get his must-haves and other important items when planning your dream honeymoon.



FIND THE PERFECT WELLINGTON VENUE FOR YOUR WEDDING CELEBRATION Our Palm Beach Brides 2021 feature section includes a look at some of the amazing Wellington venues available to host your wedding celebration — as well as the people who make it all happen. Learn more about planning an event at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, the Wanderers Club, the Wellington National Golf Club and the Wellington Community Center.



CALLA GENICS OFFERS REJUVENATION, MED SPA AND SEXUAL WELLNESS THERAPIES Calla Genics, which opened earlier this year in the original Wellington Mall, specializes in non-surgical aesthetic medicine.The practice provides clients with the latest in med spa, rejuvenation and sexual wellness treatments. The practice is the brainchild of Dr.Tiffany McCalla, a physician with two decades of experience. BY M. DENNIS TAYLOR


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Sara and James Solomon are among the couples featured this month in Palm Beach Brides 2021. PHOTO BY MARY MCCARTY



12 Wellington Hosts Memorial Event On 9/11’s 20th Anniversary 14 Historical Society Reviews Old Photos At ‘Who’s Who Picnic’ 16 Wellington Art Society Celebrates A Milestone Anniversary

55 WELLINGTON TABLE Home of some of the best wings around, Tree’s Wings & Ribs is a family establishment at heart, filled with locals in the seats and friendly service since 1995. This hotspot is also on the national radar for serving up its iconic chicken wings. BY CALLIE SHARKEY

58 WELLINGTON REAL ESTATE Wellington Real Estate features a newly built home from Stock Custom Homes. The award-winning custom home builder is now offering the Coventry, an exquisite estate in Wellington’s exclusive Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club.


The Wellington Seniors Club has been serving the social needs of older residents in the Village of Wellington for nearly 30 years, creating lasting friendships, fun and entertainment for a vibrant slice of the community’s population. BY M. DENNIS TAYLOR wellington the magazine | october 2021