Wedding Planner – Julie of Simply You Weddings
Venue: Casa Marina Resort
Florist: Milan Events
Hair & Make UP : Studio Marie Pierre
Steel Drummer: Key Lime Pirates
Officiante: Steve Torrence
Music: Destination Entertainment
Jessica and Michael were married in a beautiful ceremony this spring on the beach at the Casa Marina Resort, with a reception in the Flagler Ballroom.
This stunning venue is in Key West, where I shoot quite a few weddings every year. I’m lucky enough to be able to go there often, where the toes-in-the-sand feeling of the weddings I’ve been able to photograph truly bleeds through into everything I’ve done over the last 15 years. Nothing beats a Key West sunset on your wedding day, after all!
Unfortunately, with the recent devastation of Hurricane Irma, this venue has been closed while everyone recovers. I miss the warmth and joy that comes from the tropical vibe of this venue, and I wanted to blog about this wedding in particular in the hope it will send some positive vibes their way so they can reopen soon. I’m really looking forward to my next wedding in this amazing island community.
Of course, for as wonderful as the location itself was, the couple completely outshone everything else with the true joy that they shared. Without a doubt, these two knew how to make each other laugh and knew how to live in the moment.
One of my favorites moments was when I was able to capture the pure emotion on Michael’s face during the ceremony. It was obvious he couldn’t quite stop his feelings from pouring out, and I made sure to snap a picture to preserve that simple elation.
I also loved walking through the neighborhood with these two. We were able to capture that perfect Key West vibe, with white picket fences and beautiful bougainvillea trees. It was honestly fun just to spend the time with the bride and groom enjoying the glow of their wedding day.
Jessica & Michael, thank you for asking me to be part of your beautiful wedding day. I’m so glad that I could capture these lasting memories for you!