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This is Where You Tie the Knot in the Florida Keys

There’s saying “I do” in paradise, and then there’s saying “I do” at Morada Bay in the Florida Keys. The former is always awesome, but the latter? It will rock your wedding world. From the crystal blue ocean backdrop to the uber-talented staff to the laid-back charm that bursts from every moment, this is a place where celebrating your nuptials is the epitome of dreamy. Scroll to learn more.

Located in the heart of Islamorada, Florida, Morada Bay is the sort of casually elegant resort you and your special someone have been looking for. From their amazing restaurant options (hello, Morada Bay Beach Cafe and Pierre’s Restaurant & Lounge) to their talented staff to their luxurious accommodations you’ll never want to leave, Morada Bay is that sweet locale where everything you’ve ever wanted really and truly becomes reality. I’m talking “I do’s” with your toes in the sand followed up by a seaside reception with the salty breeze in your hair. It’s absolute magic.

Whether you dream of a small, intimate celebration or something much larger, Morada Bay can accommodate you AND your guests with their stunning venue options and talented staff that happens to know everything about hosting the world’s most fabulous wedding. They’ll even refer you to the perfect vendors to make your day come together, plus walk with you step by step on the day-of to guarantee a celebration that goes off without a hitch. Oh, and did I mention the amazing weather and activities you can find in the Florida Keys? Sooo fun.

Contact Morada Bay TODAY at 305-664-8414 or events-catering@moradabay.com to start planning that wedding meets vacay of your dreams.

A Destination Wedding that Embraces Bold, Island Color

Winter makes for the perfect time to escape to Southern warmth. And this couple did just that; planning an intimate destination wedding on Islamorada that fully embraces the palm trees, seaside calm and the bold color of this Florida island. With florals by Anthology Co. and imagery by Still55 Photography, take a little vacay with even more in the vault.

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From the Photographer… Rose and Nile escaped the chill of their home in Texas to celebrate their love in the warmth of Islamorada this past Decemeber. Their vision for a intimate, fun and heart-felt day came to life with the flawless execution of top tier vendors. The Morada Bay design team created the illusion of effortless luxury for guest. The Moorings Village and Pierres provided the couple with ideal settings to create the unique look they envisioned. Rose curated a beautiful array of bold island colors from her bridesmaids palm skirts to their watercolor suites they tied the understand elegance of Islamorada into their day seamlessly. They wanted their guest to experience the true beauty of Islamorada in an intimate way without things feeling forced or contrite. This wedding is the perfect inspiration for a couple destined for a tropical day with their friends and family.

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Photography: Still55 Photography | Floral Design: Anthology Co. | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Invitations: Karli Strohschein and Rachelle Youd Designs | Brides Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Katie Kime | Catering: Pierre's | Band: L.R. Entertainment | Band : Ghost of Paul Revere | Grooms Attire: Ralph Lauren | Groomsmen's Attire: Collared Greens | Venue: Pierre's Lounge & Restaurant At Morada Bay | Bride's Cottage : The Moorings Village | Grooms Location: Cheeca Lodge | MUA: Asteria Makeup Studio

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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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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: Bobs Bunz | Ceremony Venue: Pierre's Lounge & Restaurant At Morada Bay | Reception Venue: Pierre's Lounge & Restaurant At Morada Bay | Bride's Shoes: Tory Burch | Band: None Other | Getting Ready Venue (Bride): The Moorings Village | Getting Ready Venue (Groom): Cheeca Lodge