So, I kind of want to steal this wedding. And when I say “kind of,” I mean I most definitely do. Because this is the kind of day that you think only exists in your dreams, until you see it in all of its gorgeousness in the full gallery captured by Jen + Ashley. I’m talking the perfect mix of preppy and island chic with bursts of billy ball bouquets from Milan Events, a stunning Casa Marina backdrop (where the bride and groom were engaged!) and a fun-filled reception boasting late night treats (sliders and grilled cheese). See it all in the full gallery.
From Jen + Ashley… Karen and Jeff got engaged in Key West, so it was perfectly fitting for them to say their personal vows overlooking the same pier where he proposed. With the gorgeous Casa Marina Resort and the ombre sea as backdrops, it was everything they had dreamed of when they decided to have a destination wedding. Both living in Washington DC, they knew their guests would jump at the chance to spend a few days in paradise while winter raged on back home.
Surrounded by 110 of their closest friends and family, Karen and Jeff celebrated exactly how they wanted: with an elegant and classy reception with a fun and low-key Key West vibe. Focused on good food, good drinks, and the vibe of the island, Karen and Jeff’s main concern was that their guests feel like they were enjoying a great vacation while a wedding happened to take place. Both the bride and groom are fun-loving, easy-going people, so it was important to them to hand pick vendors that would carry out their vision from hundreds of miles away, without stress or worry.
With a fun color palette that was a contrast to the pastels and colors of the sea, the bridesmaids dresses, billy ball bouquets and succulent boutonnieres added a touch of whimsy and East Coast preppiness to the island affair. With a perfect sunset ceremony, a few minutes together on the same pier where he proposed, late night grilled cheese and hamburgers sliders and a band that kept the energy up and people dancing all night, Karen and Jeff 100% accomplished everything they wanted to with their wedding. We were more than honored to have been a part!
Wedding Photography: Jen + Ashley | Wedding Venue: Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West, Florida | Event Design: Jennifer Levering from We’ve Got The Keys | Floral Design: Milan Events | Catering: Reina Todd from Casa Marina | Chairs, Up Lighting, + Linens: Prestige Party Rentals | Wedding Cake: Key West Cakes | Band: Robert Williamson Band | Wedding Dress: Demetrios Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Glint | Bridesmaids’ Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen Attire: Timmy Tuxedos Key West | Hair+ Makeup: Kimberely from Beauty Boutique