Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Destination Wedding in the Florida Keys

Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Destination Wedding in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys continuously remain one of the most popular wedding destinations in the U.S. and with good reason. With a plethora of delectable eateries, charming stores, brilliant colors, both above and below the sea, vibrant nightlife, breathtaking panoramas, and an infinite amount of stories, both told and untold, it truly is unparalleled. Whether you’re driving over one of its many bridges or swaying lazily in a hammock as the ocean lulls you into a mid-afternoon sleep or taking in one of it’s famous sunsets, there is something magical about the Keys that never grows old, which is why the Florida Keys are one of the best, if not the best place to have your destination wedding. It wasn’t easy but here is a list of the top 5 reasons to have your destination wedding in the Florida Keys. #1 – Postcard Ready Everything Becomes a Postcard in the Florida Keys! And we mean everything! From the Conch Houses of old Key West and the Florida Keys to the flora and fauna native to the area to the picturesque and always memorable sunsets, everything in the Keys is the perfect backdrop to your big day. So don’t fret, your pictures are going to be beautiful. They can’t help but not be! #2 – Hassle Free The Florida Keys are hassle free! Contrary to some other destination wedding locales, what we love about the Keys is that they’re like being out of the country without all the hassle to get out of the country. No need to ask your guests to get a passport or pay to renew their passport....

Intimate Beachside Wedding

This intimate beachside wedding was so much fun to revisit!  Beautiful bride Mackenzie and her now husband Josh met at church after being introduced by Mackenzie’s best friend and well, the rest is history.  They chose Hawks Cay as the stunning backdrop to celebrate their union because Mackenzie’s family has been vacationing there for over 21 years; it’s become their home away from home, so naturally it just seemed like the perfect place to exchange their I do’s.  We couldn’t agree more!  And what made the whole experience that much more idyllic was Mackenzie and Josh chose EvanR Photography to capture the event and he did so just perfectly, capturing the couple so unbelievably happy in each and every image that as I was going through their album, I have to admit, not only was I smiling alongside them and their guests the entire time, but I got a little teary eyed as well.  It was almost impossible not to, as the love and pure joy were overflowing.  When I asked Mackenzie what was her most memorable moment of the evening, she responded, “It was definitely how intimate the party felt!  We felt like we were truly hanging out with our closest family and friends!”  Bravo Mackenzie and Josh!  Because when it comes down to it, that’s exactly how it should be. intimate beachside wedding intimate beachside wedding intimate beachside wedding wedding dress intimate beachside wedding bride wedding invitations intimate beachside wedding intimate beachside wedding intimate beachside wedding bride and groom wedding decor wedding decor bridesmaids intimate beachside wedding intimate beachside wedding Location: Hawks Cay | Wedding Coordination + Design: Destination Wedding Studio | Photography: EvanR Photography | Floral Design: Flowers by J & J...
10 Places You Must Stop During Your Florida Keys Vacation

10 Places You Must Stop During Your Florida Keys Vacation

I just returned from a nine day vacation in the Florida Keys, Key West, and Miami with one of my better halves, my mom, who just happens to be the heart and soul and principle stylist at Destination Wedding Studio.  Together we embarked upon a tour of sorts, staying at some of our favorite hotels, dining at some restaurants, both on and off the beaten path, lounging at our Miami favorite, and as all women love, we had to squeeze in a little time for shopping!  Over the course of nine days we barely saw a cloud in the sky and not until the very last day were we met with a sprinkle of rain.  After our mini excursion, which included a few weddings and a two year old named Chase, and many many years of vacationing (and briefly living) in this part of the United States, I now have absolutely no doubts whatsoever why so many couples choose South Florida and the Florida Keys as their perfect place to say I Do!  It is absolutamente pure paradise!   1. Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa, 601 Front Street, Key West, FL This is how I began my vacation or work trip, whatever you want to call it: a glass of champagne, an ocean view, and a very very very comfortable bed.  No more is needed to be said other than this place does it right! 2. Mallory Square Pier, 400 Wall Street, Key West, FL After a couple hours of working on our balcony overlooking the ocean it felt like time to head out into the wild and crazy world of the Key West living.  We...