Florida Keys Weddings are so special. They not only celebrate the union of love connecting two hearts, they create an experience – a true adventure among family and friends that generates wonderful memories from the start of each happily ever after.
These islands are surrounded by sparkling seas, and when thinking of a design we were immediately inspired by the reflection of water. Running with the idea we included reflections from mirrors, tablescapes, and the Florida Bay to challenge our photographer’s incredible skills. She was able to capture emotion and beauty with every shot – offering a never before seen perspective on the destination beach wedding. Pairing that with romantic lyrics by Justin Timberlake’s ‘Mirror’ ballad, it all came together perfectly.
Claudia of Claudia Rios Photography initially came to us requesting to collaborate on a styled shoot. We were looking at different venues, and came to the selection of Bayside Inn. Shooting at their newly renovated Key Largo property was the perfect way to show off this hidden gem. They feature a harbor surrounded by two piers for a ceremony backdrop of the famous Florida Keys sunset. Couple’s choice of a poolside cocktail reception or an evening of beach front dining and dancing are available to celebrate with up to 150 of their family and friends. And the best part is everyone can stay on property to enjoy paradise all weekend!
With a venue in mind, it was time to reach out to our dream vendors for this project. Working with a group who are fearless enough to show off their talents, and mindful enough to fall into our vision seamlessly was key. From the coastal floral designs of A Lavish Event Design to the rustic tiered bundt cake from Baked DeBilzan, every detail went towards the final product. We even created a Caribbean themed menu by Blue Thistle Studio featuring the Key Lime Caipirinha, a refreshing signature drink that we often suggest to our clients!
We hope you thoroughly enjoy!
Our models are actually engaged in real life, so when it comes to our favorite moments of the shoot, it was all about their chemistry! Every smile, laugh and kiss were entirely genuine and true reflection of the love they hold for each other. Even the first look was a completely honest moment that they get to keep and cherish forever.
We also loved working with our twin flower girls, another nod to our reflection theme. When they decided posing wasn’t for them, they jumped in the hammock and enjoyed modeling candidly – as kids do!
Overall, we wanted to offer a new look on destination weddings to go along with the new style of planning in the current times. The biggest piece of advice we can give is to work closely with a local planner to make sure you enjoy every single second of your planning and your wedding day. Our mission for this shoot was to inspire couples looking for a destination in the Florida Keys to think out of the box with their designs, and ignite their hearts to create a celebration worth the journey!
Cinematic production of the love put into this day captured by Kyle of Falcon HD Videos:
Venue: Bayside Inn, Key Largo
Planning & Design: Key Destination Weddings & Events
Photography: Claudia Rios Photography
Videography: Falcon HD Videos
Floral Design: A Lavish Event Design
Rentals: Elements & Accents
Signage & Stationary: Blue Thistle Studios
Wedding Cake: Baked DeBilzan
Hair & Make Up: Florida Keys Bridal Team
Bridal Gown: La Vie en Blanc