Moana is a Hawaiian story of mystic adventure along sandy shores and dreamy coral reefs. We fall in love with the vibrant colors and sense of magic that the film brings to your heart. When our talented friend Stacia Morgan Photography asked us to join in on the style & design of this photo shoot, it was an easy yes for us!
Our backdrop is one of our favorite hidden gems in Key Largo. With lush scenery, stunning open sunset views, and hand-crafted foreign details, Largo Resort became our paradise Hawaii island for the day. The stellar team created scenes of our own story telling. And the couple modelling made the moments real, with candid laughter and moments of their true relationship.
We hope you enjoy all the creativity and talent packed into this inspiring photo shoot!
Isn't this drift wood arch insanely gorgeous? AND it's included with the venue!
Hand carved furniture imported from Bali create the perfect island vibe for day of "aloha".
Fabulous florals and a three tier tiki cake - all the details came together in perfect harmony!
Like moments from an island dream... we are just swooning over these photos!
Lovely cinematic film by Sky Born Visual:
There's a certain charm to a Florida Keys wedding that you can't replicate. Sapphire ocean, salt air, plush sandy beaches, and breezy palm trees set the ambiance for vows in the sunshine and a celebration under the stars. The string of islands offers everything you could dream of for a romantic getaway.
Cheeca Lodge of Islamorada gives the picture-perfect paradise setting to commit your best life to each other. We congratulate the new Mr. & Mrs. Skuta on their joyous wedding day!
Beautiful photography by one of our favorite teams, Lisa & Greg Poland:
How fun is this confetti cannon? What a great way to celebrate you best day ever!
Toes in the sand, a fun reggae band, and seaside vintage flare. Katie wanted something creative and unique for her day, without going over the top. The day was simply decorated, yet filled with Katie & Nick's personalities. After looking over many venues they settled on Baker's Cay Resort. Mind you, the resort was not yet open so they took a very big risk hoping it would be the venue of their dreams. We knew they would fall in love, as the resort checked off all of their must haves; Beach ceremony & reception under the stars, amazing Florida bay view, eco-friendly and historically interesting.
Their day was complete with sea grape & orchid arrangements, family heirloom accents, and a breathtaking sunset! Wishing them many more evenings together, sipping on cocktails and watching the sun fade into the water. Enjoy the celebration all caught by Margeaux Boles Photography!
Are we in Greece or Key Largo? This entire venue is quite the hidden gem!
A naturally stunning backdrop for Nick & Katie's "I Do's"
On the first of a string of Caribbean islands is a hidden gem full of natural beauty, Largo Resort. Lillian & Brad had booked their wedding oasis sight-unseen, and were taken away by the combined ambiance of imported Bali decor and Florida Keys slow tropic living. They spent their weekend with their favorite people & ever-loved pup, Marie. (Who doesn't love a pet-friendly wedding?!) The now newly-weds wanted an unforgettable experience for the whole group. With simple complimentary decor and fun activities scattered over the entire vacation, Lillian & Brad said I Do forever.
Beautifully captured candid moments and precious details by La Vie Studios, enjoy!
What better way to prepare for the best day of your life than to embrace the Key Largo way of life, a cocktail & cool dip!
We love a fun beach ball exit! Don't worry, Marie was on clean up and no sea life was harmed :)
Jessica's family has been long time friends with our planner Carin, so when she reached out with her engagement news we were over the moon excited to help plan her wedding! Jessica & Travis chose the luxurious historical Biltmore Miami to exchange their vows. The ornate character and charm of the resort that the venue is known for makes any occasion special, but when you pair it with a talented vendor group and a stunning design - you get magic.
The vision was totally unique: powder blue, vivid garden hues, wooden accents. We love a bride who isn't afraid of color and knows what she wants! The florist Anthology Co. brought to life the garden theme with enchanting blooms and custom made twisted trees for add whimsy feel. Special lighting effects transformed the ballroom into another world where love and beauty shined over our couple all night long.
Please enjoy all the details and moments by J Photography, and cinema by Gannon Studios:
Between the love pouring from the groom's expression, and the ladies dreamy blue dresses we're just swooning!
Wooden accent decor for their welcome table, and cake stand were hand crafted by the groom as an added personal touch.
Anthology Co. created custom floral installations that turned this historical building into a whimsical garden wonderland!
Lose yourself in the romantic video created by the cinematic talents of Gannon Studios:
Venue: Biltmore Miami
Wedding Cake: Earth & Sugar
Florals: Anthology Co.
Linens: Nuage Designs
Rentals: Elements & Accents
Photography: J Photography by Jessi Caparella
Videography: Gannon Studios
Officiant: Dr. Kenneth Claus
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Strings Trio: AA Musicians
Reception DJ & MC/Specialty Lighting: Sarz Entertainment
Photo Booth: Mirror Me 24kt
Beauty Team: A’Laison Salon
Jessica & Michael had been friends since childhood. Their friendship turned into a love story as time moved on, and their families became united well before their wedding day. This very special celebration was a long time coming and we are so honored to have been a part of the beginning of their forever!
From our very first phone call with Jessica there was an immediate connection. Something that can be oh-so important when planning a wedding is clicking with your vendors. Finding the right group of professionals who will stand by your side through the process. We scoured the tropical upper keys for the perfect wedding venue, always coming back to Baker's Cay Resort - which easily marked off all of their must haves: private ceremony - check, eco-friendly and nature forward - check, ample guest amenities - check! Jessica & Michael's dream day was now well underway.
With a unique design concept and a talented florist & rental company behind the magic, we turned the wedding lawn into a wonderland of romantic florals, cozy lounge nooks, and whimsical garden lighting. The wedding was a dreamy experience for this long-time couple and all of their guests. Enjoy the beautiful images by Jannette De Llanos Photography & videography from Osiris Photo & Film below.
One of our favorite moments is when the ladies all look so fabulous and they really start to "feel" the celebration - Cheers!
Intimate moments with the couple, and with the immediate family make the day so special for them.
Easily one of our favorite reception designs! With a dining lounge feel, we meshed formal and family-style perfectly!
Magic sparks between Jessica & Michael in this stunning cinematic experience by Osiris Film!
Venue: Baker's Cay Resort
Photography: Jannette De Llanos
Videography: Osiris Photo & Film
Rentals: Keys Audio Party Rentals
Florist: A Lavish Event Design
Ice Cream Cart & Brownies: Key Largo Chocolates
Steel Drums: Bongo D
Reception Music: Russ Ginsberg
Photo Booth: Kiss Me Entertainment
Hair & Make Up: Lashes & Curls Studio
Transportation: Island Time Trolley
"It was always you."
Whether Lisa & Leo knew it or not, their paths crossing in grade school would become their destiny. The best love stories aren't the fairy book 'love at first sight' scenarios. It's the ones that have been tended to over time, that become a trusted friendship, and inevitably a love that lasts forever.
Funny enough, our wedding planner Carin also went to grade school with Lisa & Leo - and it was also destiny for our company to plan their best day ever! Lisa's vision didn't only create a beautiful design for their event, it created a mood of romance, luxury, and paradise. We approached the visionary team at Milan Event to bring together the perfect blend of decor & emotion into their day. Of course it was all beautifully captured by the artful talents of Ashtyn Brooke Photography & Colors of Grace Videography.
Enjoy Lisa & Leo's day of love, it was a long time coming to celebrate!
Aren't Lisa's photos totally Pinterest worthy?! Every bride dreams of the shot below!
"Paradise is when I'm with You"
We loved planning this wedding! An intimate gathering of Sara & Davids family & friends at the ocean front Cheeca Lodge was the perfect setting for a toes-in-the-sand ceremony. With soft white & blush contracting with bamboo tones, it was just the right amount of romance in the tropics. And the cherry on top? A crystal chandelier draped with gorgeous greenery and over-sized phalaenopsis orchids!
TRMV Photo captured all the details, and we hope you enjoy this post as much as we do!
I'm not sure which we adore most: the delicate details & embellishment of the dress, Sara's baby bump, or the sweetest flower girl?!
The most perfect setting in paradise to marry your best friend!
Kristen & Tyler's fall wedding has seemed to set the tone for special events to follow (we've even dubbed the "pinterest-worthy one")! Gone are the days of white-on-white sea shell clad tablescapes and traditional elements. Bring on the vivid gem-colored tropical florals mixed with unexpected romantic blooms, add in some feel-good-silly elements to highlight personality, and have fun with the idea of dessert bar and beach ball toss in lieu of the classic traditions our parents once celebrated.
Meeting Kristen before the wedding day to walk through her vision was so exciting. I could picture the unique formation of festival lighting over simple, yet exotic centerpieces. A breathtaking setting for a barefoot reception under the stars. And on the day of the wedding it was the couple's group of friends and family that really made the day so special. Enjoy all the beauty and fun in the whimsical images by the talented team of Jannette De Llanos Photography:
There is just nothing like the fun-loving feeling of a beach wedding!
Drone footage can create a whole new feeling to your special day! Loving this shot by drone-expert Michael!
When we met Erika & Glenn - they were all nerves! They had big plans for their big day, so they hired us to make sure everything fell in to place and they could enjoy every single second. We can't wait to share every amazing moment with you. When you picture a white wedding with all the bells & whistles, you are brought into this gorgeous and endlessly fun wedding day of Mr. & Mrs. Finlay!
Photo/videography by the talented & high energy team of Michelle Lawson Photography:
Let's kick off this wedding with some bling - Oh my gorgeous luxe accessories!!! Dripping with diamonds as she should!
Sweet heart table magic - just a enough glam, and just enough romance!
The white florals & tropical greenery accenting the rattan lounge seating made this all-white tent feel more like a luxurious ocean-side cabana party!
Talk about an after party! Their roof-top encore was complete with celebratory cigars, late night snacks & sweets, sparkly bottles of Dom Perignon, and a midnight fireworks display!
The perfect way to end their perfect day.
Introducing for the first time - and forever more, we give you Mr. & Mrs. Finlay!
Venue: Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Wedding Cake: Unique D'Lites
Florist: Studio South
Rentals: Keys Audio Party Rentals
Photo/Video: Michelle Lawson Photography
Officiant: South Florida Officiants
Ceremony Trio: Key West Strings
Reception DJ: Vision DJs
Hair & Make Up: Beauty Boutique Glam Squad
firepowerdisplays.com/Fireworks: Fire Power Displays