Beach weddings.  The perfect fusion of elegant details, stunning ocean views and sunny blue skies – a sweet combo that never fails to leave us breathless.  And this sparkling Islamorada affair is most certainly of the take-your-breath-away kind with its beautiful blooms by Floral Fantasy Weddings, uber-gorgeous couple and beyond lovely blush hues.  Claudia Oliver Photography snapped up all of the pretty and, trust me when I tell you, seaside fêtes don’t get any better than this.  See it all here.

Click here for the FULL wedding!

From the Bride… It was really important to both Braden and I that the vibe of our wedding day be relaxed and fun with a lovely ambiance. Although we met in Chicago, and had spent years together getting to know the big city, there was something in both our spirits that was longing for a beach wedding. When we came across Pierre’s Restaurant in Islamorada while planning our wedding, we immediately fell in love with it. It featured first class cuisine and embodied a picture-perfect, cool — almost Caribbean — vibe, while remaining intimate. We chose light pinks and navy to accent the day, which added a touch of romance. It was also important to us to have many small personal touches on the day, some of which included writing our own vows and custom made jewelry for each bridesmaid. For decorations, we wanted to accentuate the unique charm and beauty of Pierre’s. We kept it simple with many candles and soft pink and white flowers in the dining area to create the ambiance we were looking for. But it was truly all of our close family and friends that were able to attend that made the day so special — the whole event nothing less than the perfect party. Amazing weather helped too! We were also so grateful to our photographer, Claudia Oliver, for her interpretation of the day through her photography. The way she was able to capture the day perfectly will make all the memories that much more special! The way everything came together, it truly was the wedding of our dreams!

Wedding Photography: Claudia Oliver Photography / Wedding Venue: Pierre’s Restaurant in Islamorada, Florida / Floral Design: Floral Fantasy Weddings / Wedding Cake: Bob’s Bunz / DJ: EMS Entertainment / Lodging + Preparations: Cheeca Lodge & Spa / Wedding Dress: Tara Keely / Jewelry: Kiki Designs / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amy Wong Micucci of Swoon

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here