We're wrapping up another lovely week of inspiration here on Style Me Pretty Florida with this fabulous Key Largo affair that's guaranteed to leave you smiling through the weekend. From the outrageously gorgeous ceremony set against an ocean backdrop to the oh-so-pretty color palette to the brilliant images by Haring Photography, this wedding is one part beach chic, one part traditional and all parts perfect. Not to mention those ah.ma.zing bridesmaid dresses from twobirds Bridesmaid that are simply stunning in every way possible. Swoon. With every last detail designed by Divine Design by Guerdy, there's a lot to love in this elegant soiree, so be sure to join me in the gallery for all of the pretty and then stay tuned for more fabulous from Serendipity Studios!
Oh, and there's more. Feast your eyes on this amazing video by Serendipity Studios. Absolute perfection.
From the Bride... JJ and I met in Med School in Miami in 2006. I grew up spending my summers at the Ocean Reef Club, a private community in the upper Keys, and when JJ and I started dating he began to spend summers there with us too. We shared many special moments there, so while we both moved to California a couple of years before our wedding, we knew we wanted to get married at this special place where our relationship first started to grow.
Planning a wedding from the opposite coast has its set of challenges, but after hiring my wedding planner Guerdy Rejouis-Abraira to help coordinate the process became much much easier! Having a bridal party of 11 girls with different body types and scattered across the country, I fell in love with the twobirds Bridesmaid dresses. They were one size fits all and could flatter every figure. I was able to have twobirds custom color the dress to fit the wedding theme that I wanted--- not too matchy matchy, very elegant, very glamorous, but most of all fun.
Most of my other vendors I found on the SMP Little Black Book and on Etsy. There were a few components that we insisted on including in our wedding- we wanted a weekend event so we could be around our friends and family for as long as possible, we wanted a beach ceremony because that is where we both feel at home, and we wanted it to feel elegant without being too contrived. The ceremony took place outside on the beach at sunset. Aside from our wedding canopy, decorated with a mix of spring roses and flowers, we kept the other decorations minimal so that everyone could enjoy the spectacular ocean view. Ocean Flowers and Guerdy transformed this nautical themed ballroom into our dream space, with wall draping, uplights, and a massive upholstered center bar that made sure everyone was having a great time. The band played until midnight when a DJ kept the party going until 3AM. I know a lot of brides get stressed about planning their weddings and I certainly had my moments but over all from start to finish, planning to party I wouldn't change a thing!
Wedding Photography: Haring Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Serendipity Studios / Floral Design: Ocean Flowers / Event Design + Planning: Divine Design by Guerdy / Location: Ocean Reef Club / Invitations: Aileen Invitations / Bride's Shoes: Christian Dior / Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta via Ever After Miami / Bride's Belt: Maria Elena via Ever After Miami / Bridesmaid Dresses: twobirds Bridesmaid / Groom + Groomsmen Suits: J.Crew / Groom's Shoes: Gucci