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Casual + Elegant Island Wedding in the Florida Keys

If you’re looking for a classic affair with a relaxing vibe look no further because this beachside soiree is about to be your jam. Blooming with Parrish Designs florals and a barefoot dance party, this island celebration is sure to inspire. From the casually elegant ceremony to the rip roarin’ reception, Kallima Photography snapped it all in THE VAULT!

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Summer
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Beach Resort

From the Bride… Tom boy, soccer player/CPA nerd meets tough guy/hockey player, with a soft side through mutual best friend, and the rest is history. T and I live in Chicago, but always wanted a warm-weathered, beach-chic, destination wedding, where the nights are long and hot and flip flops are always welcome. My family has been visiting Islamorada for over 50 years, and it seemed like the perfect spot; laid-back island vibe, with fabulous accommodations and dining, and even better views. We wed at Pierre’s Restaurant, on the beach at 6pm, with the sun still high in the May sky. A solo guitarist played the processional, our life-long friend married us at the edge of the ocean, all the bridesmaids and I sang along as our friend played Bob Marley’s Is This Love on the trombone. It was perfect. The food at Pierre’s was phenomenal (it always is). We danced the night away to Clint Wiley’s None Other, the dance floor was packed from start to finish; a jubilant, sweaty, barefooted dance party that rocked. Kallima Photography captured our night perfectly, every detail, special moment, friends and family. We are forever grateful for all those that made our special night so wonderful!

The weekend was full of love, laughter and fun activities – beach cocktail party at Cheeca Lodge, softball at the Islander, Rehearsal Dinner on the patio at The Islander, team golf on Cheeca’s par 3 course, wedding at Pierre’s, and Sunday Brunch on the Sunset Room and Deck at Cheeca. Guests fished, kayaked, paddle boarded, and sunned; it was the best weekend ever, and we wish we could do it all over again!

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Photography: Kallima Photography | Wedding Planner: Bash events | Floral Design: Parrish Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Bob's Bunz | Ceremony Venue: Pierre's | Reception Venue: Pierre's | Bride's Shoes: Tory Burch | Band: None Other | Getting Ready Venue (Bride): The Moorings Village | Getting Ready Venue (Groom): Cheeca Lodge | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Intimate Island Elopement Inspiration

If you’ve ever dreamed of frolicking on pristine, isolated sandy shores, with a handsome man and armful of blushing botanicals in tow, then this, my loves, is the inspiration shoot that dreams are made of. Photographer Melanie Gabrielle captured every last piece of pretty to perfection, and this gallery will have you daydreaming of an elopement in your own tropical paradise in no time.

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Summer
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Beach
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Whimsical

From Melanie GabrielleI have always loved the idea of elopements. Just two people who are crazy in love, a faraway land full of adventure, and a promise to love each other for the rest of their lives. What an absolute dream!

For this shoot, I really wanted to provide brides who are thinking of eloping with inspiration. To show them that just because you’re eloping, doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream details or a small picnic on the beach. It also doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot to have a beautiful ceremony or dinner setup. We wanted to inspire these brides to use the surrounding nature to help bring their dream wedding to life.

This couple eloped on the beach a few months prior to our session, so it brought an extra meaning to the day! Roxanne Bellamy Events put together the most darling picnic on the beach with french pastries and baguettes to pay homage to our French groom, while Ever After Floral Designs put together one of the most stunning, yet simple ceremony space using one of the unique palm trees on the island. We had so much fun exploring the island and dipping our toes in the ocean. And the islands didn’t disappoint with a breathtaking pastel sunset.

Photography: Melanie Gabrielle | Photography : Melanie Gabrielle | Styling: Melanie Gabrielle | Floral Design: Ever After Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Revolve | Hair and Makeup: Ivanna Medina for Carolyn Jones Makeup | Venue: The Moorings Village | Planning and Styling: Roxanne Bellamy Events | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

Romantic Oceanside Wedding in the Florida Keys

Escaping the winter for warmer climates is ideal under any circumstances, especially when said escape involves a destination celebration with your nearest and dearest. Which is exactly what this duo opted for. Packing up and heading south, they wed surrounded by surf ridden sandy beaches and Jody Savage Photography captured it all here!

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Winter
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Inn
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Elegant

From Jody Savage Photography…. Claire and Travis flew themselves and family members to an intimate wedding in the Florida Keys from Minnesota – it was beautiful, sweet and such a nice change from the freezing Minnesota Winter.

Photography: Jody Savage Photography | Florals: Fantasy Floral | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Ceremony And Reception: The Postcard Inn At The Holiday Isle | Dress Shop: The Wedding Shoppe | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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