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Today I bring you some images from an extraordinary event I was part of last week.  It was a fundraiser for The United Way held at Mar A Lago in Palm Beach Florida.  The event featured famed Puerto Rican designer Carlos Alberto (gown designer for Miss USA and Miss Universe) and jewelry designer George Wittles, represented by La Casa Hermosa in Palm Beach, and sponsored by Seacoast National Bank.  Event decor was by Jose Graterol Designs, the event was produced by Lauren Malis from Without A Hitch Events.  Photography by Alain Martinez Photography.

Here are some of my favorite images.

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The beautiful ballroom at Mar A Lago

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This dress was something else.  Check out how sexy, sensual and elegant this dress is

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Here’s Carlos Alberto just before the event started.

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Some of the dresses that models were showing off at the cocktail reception.

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below, a beautiful portrait of Cynthia Olavarria, Miss Puerto Rico

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a little steaming of the dresses before the run way show….

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This beautiful model below was the winner of a contest in Puerto Rico to represent Carlos Alberto’s Musa (not sure what that means but I took some beautiful shots of her during prep time)

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Miss Puerto Rico doing the final touches

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a few moments before the show started

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Here are a few of the dresses modeled.

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Below from left to right: Tom Hall, EVP of seacoast National Bank, La Musa Winner, Carlos Alberto

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I hope you all enjoyed these images as much as I enjoyed shooting this magnificent event.  Keep it locked on the blog for more soon…