Have I mentioned that I LOVE destination weddings? Beach weddings, too! I guess I'm biased, because I had one, myself, and whenever I get to feature another one, it reminds me of what an amazing time my husband, family and friends had down in Mexico almost a year and a half ago! Today's wedding isn't down in Mexico, but it is down south on Smather's Beach in tropical Key West, Florida. It's a gorgeous beach venue, and when you mix it with vibrantly colored flowers, fun shots of the eclectic town area, and super cool stationery, and you've got one great destination wedding!
On March 17th, Laura and Robert were married in a small, intimate ceremony on the beach with 30 of their closest friends and family. The ceremony was officiated by the bride's grandfather. "I loved all the details of my wedding, but my favorite memory will be that my grandpa married us. It was a very touching and emotional ceremony because it meant so much to everyone involved. He has married almost everyone in my family, including my parents and brother!" said the bride.
After the wedding, photographer Melissa DeJong of Stay Forever Photography took some amazing shots of the couple on the streets of Key West - LOVE that "Greetings from Key West" postcard mural! Guests moved onto the rooftop of the popular local restaurant, The Rum Barrel, for an evening reception that night. Laura's mom picked out every piece of decor used at the reception from estate sales and old family heirlooms, including the antique silver platters and bowls, which date back from the early 1900s. The talented groom handled all of the wedding stationery, including the modern signs, invitations and menus.
Vibrant Beach Wedding in Key West - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Stay Forever Photography
Ceremony Venue: Smather's Beach, Key West, Florida
Reception Venue: The Rum Barrel
Wedding Stationery: Designed by groom and vintage city postcards via Zazzle
Cake Designer: Croissants de France
Dress Designer: Mori Lee
Hair Stylist: Studio Marie-Pierre
Bridal Accessories: Shoes by Steve Madden, hairpiece by Sofisticata and jewelry by Design by Kara
Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein