Oh destination weddings, why do you tease us so? You combine two of our most favorite things – absolutely FAB weddings and exotic locales. A double whammy that leaves us in a wedding and vacation induced haze. Thank goodness we have our Destination Blog, filled to the brim with destination weddings just like this. The couple wed in sunny Key Largo, in an amazing, fresh, fun filled wedding weekend, planned and executed by Pineapple Productions – so you know it was just as good as the photos from Lynne Brubaker Photography let on. Take a holiday and visit the gallery for more!
Stationery from the best – Just Paper & Tea.
From Allison of Pineapple Productions … In keeping with their free spirited and generous natures, Laura and Greg dreamed of a fun, informal wedding celebration that would leave their guests feeling as if they had just experienced a wonderful vacation. They settled on a destination wedding at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida – a wonderful resort Laura had grown up going to with her family.
For the wedding ceremony, guests were invited to a hedged garden overlooking the resort’s marina. Besides the beautiful Florida Keys sunshine and water backdrop, the ceremony featured a very lush cherry blossom arch highlighting the spring season and serving as a subtle reminder of the Laura’s Washington, DC roots. Coral rose petals carpeted the grass aisle, and staked torches pointed guests in the direction of the ceremony seating.
A calypso band played for the ceremony and concluded on an upbeat island note with Bob Marley’s “One Love” as the recessional piece. Following the steel drum player, Laura and Greg led the wedding party and wedding guests through the garden, alongside the marina path to the cocktail reception.
In the ballroom, rectangular and round tables were dressed in sand colored natural linen tablecloths. The table design incorporated other natural touches like dark brown wicker chargers, white coral, black fan coral and nautilus shells. White peonies and phalaeonopsis orchids, mixed with coral mokara orchids and garden roses, were incorporated into the tablescapes. Different blown glass pieces – sea urchin cups, coral shaped candlesticks, pillars of varying heights and oversized fishbowls – were utilized throughout.
Overall, the wedding weekend – its subtly exotic decorative elements and its low-key, fun vibe – celebrated the wondrous natural environment and relaxed entertaining style of the Florida Keys. Laura and Greg, their friends and families left the Ocean Reef Club with fabulous wedding and vacation memories! Everything a destination wedding is meant to do.
Event Planner: Allison Jackson, Pineapple Productions / Floral Design and Lighting: Parrish Designs / Photographer: Lynne Brubaker Photography / Reception Venue & Catering: Ocean Reef Club / Cake: Ocean Reef Club / Band: Right On! from East Coast Entertainment / Cocktail Music: Sir Cedrick Steel Drum Band / Hair: April Smith, Ocean Reef Club Salon / Make-up: Elenne Hurley / Custom Itinerary: Just Paper and Tea / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Amsale / Calligraphy: Arney Walker / Bridal Gown: Vera Wang from The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel