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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]
The color palette was marigold, dusty blue, palm leaf green, blush, and cream.
[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]
When Kristen of KG Events & Design got engaged, she knew she wanted to host a destination wedding at one of their favorite vacation spots, Islamorada! She picked their wedding date based on the full moon (she loves the moon and knows what extra illumination and energy a full moon can bring!), and they included nods to this throughout their print work, decor, and photos. Personal touches were sprinkled throughout, like the rattan centerpieces made by the groom and his dad. Close vendor friends came together to bring her vision to life, and this day came together despite a major hiccup – the couple’s flights were canceled, so they drove for 24 straight hours to get to the venue!
[field title=”Proposal Story”]
We got engaged in October 2020, on my birthday and it was a total surprise but at that point, our 2022 event schedule was already booked up so we knew we had to look at a destination for Winter 2022 and eventually landed in Islamorada. We had started going down to Cheeca Lodge, just Rob and I, the past few years and loved it down there. He’s big into fishing, and it was about as close to the Caribbean as we could get with all of the travel restrictions the last few years.
[board_carousel title=”Getting Ready”]
[board_carousel title=”Bridal Portraits”]
[board_carousel title=”Flat Lays”]
[board_carousel title=”First Look”]
[section title=”The Fashion”]
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[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]
There was one bridesmaid: Kristen’s sister, Meghan. Her dress was from Show Me Your Mumu.
[field title=”Groomsman Attire”]
There was one groomsman and one best man. The groomsmen wore suits of their own in navy. However, the groom purchased their ties and pocket squares from OTAA.
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[section title=”The Details”]
[field title=”Food & Drink”][/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]
We picked our date, March 18, 2022 based on the Full Moon, yes, seriously. I absolutely love the moon and know what an added bonus it is in the good weather and extra illumination and energy around that time. So, there are a lot of moon photos and little nods here and there in our print work and decor, and of course, in the photos you see. Our vendor friends from all over the country really came out to support us and bend over backward to treat us to so many incredible details; it really would not be the same without some very, very dear vendor friends.
[field title=”Wedding Cake”][/field]
[field title=”Readings, Ceremony Music, Reception Songs”]
Our songs: Processional: “Kiss the Girl” Little Mermaid Bridal
Processional: “At Last” Etta James
Recessional: “This Will Be” Natalie Cole
Grand Entrance Song & First Dance: “I Love You I Do” by Jennifer Hudson
Father/Daughter Dance: “Father & Daughter” by Paul Simon
Mother/Son: Mash-up of “Sunrise/Sunset” to “Sitting on Top of the World”
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Rob and his dad made the rattan centerpieces; Rob also made one of the ring boxes in one of the pictures too. He got me an AMAZING piece of artwork as a gift!
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Rob has some fun details in his attire and shoes from a few different friendors (Michael Andrews and Ari of Rafti’s Bespoke worked together for one of his outfits).
[field title=”Special Detail #3″]My little sister from Big Brothers Big Sisters came down to Florida with her mom and honestly was the absolute sweetest and the only “kid” at the wedding. I was matched with her when she was 7 and now she’s in High School and having her there meant the world to me.[/field]
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Photography: Perry Vaile Photography | Videography: Key Moment Films | Floral Design: Morrice Florist | Cake: Unique D'Lites | Bride's Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Catering: Pierre's Lounge & Restaurant At Morada Bay | Hair & Makeup: Michelle at Ciao Bella | Hair & Makeup: Ciao Bella Salon | Band: jordan kahn orchestra | Venue: Pierre's Lounge & Restaurant At Morada Bay | Bride's Dress: Beth Chapman Styling and Consulting | Bride's Dress: The White Dress by the shore | Bride's Dress: Ines Di Santo | Cake Pops & Macaroons: Val Cakes | Custom Walls: The Styled Kind | Day-Of Coordination: Cristen & Co. | Engagement & Wedding Band: Fana | Gifts & Extras: Chappy Wrap | Gifts & Extras: Everybody Water | Groom & Groomsmen Ties: OTAA | Groom's Rehearsal Dinner Wear: Rafti's Bespoke | Groom's Shoes: Gaziano Girling | Groom's Tux: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Illustration: Rabbit Design House | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Linens: Nuage Designs | Planning & Design: KG Events & Design | Print Work: Order She Wrote NYC | Tent & Rentals: Keys Audio Party Rentals | Tent & Rentals: Sperry Tent | Welcome Party Music: Reel Ting