If you ever feel stuck in your planning, or are unsure of a decision on design or tradition - ask yourself, is this timeless? This question answers most hesitation as every couple wants to look back 10 years later and still fall in love with their wedding design and celebration.
Olivia and her mom came to us unsure of their vision for the overall wedding weekend, but knew it had to be tropical, modern and timeless. Olivia also has a very cool and edgy vibe, so we wanted to incorporate her personality.
With Kenny living across country in Alaska, Olivia also wanted to highlight how they met - on a cruise! Coming full circle back to the Ocean's edge for their union felt perfect. And so, they chose the luxurious Cheeca Lodge & Spa for their I Do's!
The design included classic colors, with black & gold lines, and lush greenery to accent the tropic setting.
Stacia Morgan captures on the details below!
The wedding bliss continued with a stunning intimate photo shoot the following day!
It was March 2020 if I remember correctly, when Kaley and Michael came to us with over-the-moon excitement to plan their wedding day - I correct myself - their best day ever. The rest of the world was in chaos, yet they found everlasting light in their love and eagerness to share in celebration. We welcomed their ignited passion and were ready to plan all the details - even though we were over a year from their big day. As planners, we know that day comes too quickly, and jump at any opportunity to begin the creative process.
Kaley's vision was clear: neutral & lush bohemian oasis. And the first step was easy - Largo Resort was an ideal venue for the island-whimsy ambiance of the celebration. And the rest of the vendors fell into place like the confetti over our bride-to-be.
Please take your time to enjoy this special occasion, and in our hearts, everything that wedding day vibes should be!
Photography and video (at the end!) by our very talented friends at La Vie Studios :
Scent-sory Inspiration: gift each other a signature scent for the big day. Anytime you wear it following your wedding, your all the best memories will fill the moment!
Planner Tip: Use social media as place for inspiration. Be sure to include your own style and personal touches. This is your day and it should reflect the two of you.
A sweetheart table allows you to have your first dinner as husband and wife. With so much happening on wedding day, it's such an important time together to slow down and connect as newlyweds. And we love the idea of creating an extra-special design with lux seating and full florals just for your VIP table!
Just us note on how obsessed we are with this ice cream cart. Dessert perfection!
Vendor Applause & Ovation:
Venue: Largo Resort
Planning: Key Destination Weddings
Photography: La Vie Studios
Catering: Dade County Food Group
Florals & Installation: Floral Fantasy
Entertainment: Rusty Lemmon X DJ Buggy
Sparkler Boxes: HNO Productions
Local Rentals:Keys Audio Party Rentals
Specialty Rentals:Elements & Accents
Tent: Sperry Tent
Officiant:Ceremonies by Kat
Beauty: Lashes & Curls Studio / Industry Hair Company
Ice Cream Cart:Key Largo Chocolates
Balloons: The Balloon Faktory
Transportation: Island Time Trolley
Of all seasons, Spring is a time to embrace color and sunshine! Something about the color fuchsia pops just right among a tropical landscape and Caribbean blue water. During our planning sessions, we loved that Jessica & Paul weren't afraid to show their personality while keeping the design for their best day ever truly timeless.
In the theme of vibrant and classic, they chose Margeaux Boles to capture their love and all the details. Her vivid perspective was the perfect pairing - and after two years of waiting to shoot this special day, she absolutely delivered! From the groom:
"She was so wonderful to work with. She kept Jessica and I smiling the entire time. She knew just how to capture the perfect picture. We have since received our sneak peak and WOW!!! Jessica and I are beyond speechless with how unbelievably beautiful these pictures are!!! The quality, the color, the lighting, the amazing backgrounds."
Please enjoy this stunning day, every single second:
Baker's Cay Resort will always have a special place in our hearts, and this elegant ceremony design has become one for the books! Hugging the natural arch of the Buttonwood trees, lush greenery and pops of Phalaenopsis compliment the white sugary sand of this Key Largo coast. Bravo Floral Fantasy on this gorgeous arrangement!
Color us in love! We are obsessing over Jessica & Paul's paradise postcard station! Oh, and that view ;)
Venue: Baker's Cay Resort
Planning & Design: Key Destination Weddings
Photo: Margeaux Boles Photography
Officiant: Ceremonies by Kat
Florist: Floral Fantasy
Beauty: Green House Salon
Steel Drums: Bob Lyons
Welcome Sign: Art by Ginger
Napkins: Keys Audio Party Rentals
DJ & Cold Sparklers: Kiss Me Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Unique D'Lites Custom Cakes
A tropical, simple and stress-free day was the goal for Allison as she planned her Florida Keys wedding with her best friend and husband-to-be, Tony. “We both joke that if it were possible, he would have been my maid of honor and I would have been his best man. I know it’s cliché but we’re really each other’s best friend.”
With that goal in mind, Key Largo was the perfect wedding destination for Allison and Tony. Not only does Key Largo embody this winning wedding combination, it’s also home to Allison’s parents, and some of the most breathtaking sunsets in the U.S.
Including a magical bayside sunset was important to the bride because it was her way to include her grandmother, who passed away in 2018, in her special day. “We used to watch sunsets together on vacation. I felt like as long as we could watch the sunset, I knew I’d feel my grandma there with me.”
Key Largo is also home to newly renovated Baker’s Cay, a beautiful 15-acre bayfront sanctuary. Adorned with an abundance of classic white peonies, lush evergreen garlands and monstera leaf accents, this nature inspired Florida Keys wedding venue perfectly achieved the tropical theme Allison and Tony were after.
Allison and Tony agreed not to sweat the small stuff. Their advice to newly engaged couples is to keep your eye on the prize – a long and happy marriage. “I keep telling engaged couples, that it’s not worth stressing the details. As long as you’re marrying the love of your life, nothing else matters.”
The simple act of hiring a top-notch team of local professionals for their Florida Keys wedding day covered this detail with ease. “Working with Wendy and Carin made the entire day so seamless and I can’t imagine that day without them and the team at Baker’s Cay.”
Mission accomplished Allison and Tony! Best wishes to you both for a long and happy marriage. It was a pleasure and a privilege working with you on your big day!
Wedding Planning/Day-Of: Key Destination Weddings & Events
Venue/Catering/Rentals: Baker’s Cay Resort
Wedding Cake: Maggie’s Bakery
Florist: PCS Events
Photography: Michelle Lawson Photo
Videography: Peach & Orange Films
Church: San Pedro Church
Ceremony Singer & Music: Vic Garcia
DJ & Hora Loca: Event Factor
Hair & Make-Up: Make Up Artistry by Jessie
Live Painter: Canvas and Confetti
An Amazing Year
Hey stop eye rolling - sure, there was certainly some uncertainty but we are still standing and we're grateful for oh-so much! This is what happens when you LOVE what you do. Luckily for you, we have two doses of wedding obsessed planners to keep you moving steadily into the New Year. But before we fast forward, we'd love to reflect on all the celebrations of the last twelve months!
Thankful for the Highlights
Hosted the 3rd Annual Florida Keys Destination Wedding Show
4th Year of the Florida Keys Vendor Networking series
Collaborated & styled 2 Inspiration Shoots
Celebrated 6 Years of Business and 30+ years of experience
Planned celebrations in 6 Cities throughout Florida
Worked with over 15 Different Venues