Key West Beach Wedding – Simple and Fun!

February 1st, 2014

We want your Key West wedding to be enjoyable and stress free.   After all, you are choosing to have a tropical, island wedding.   Hopefully, your friends and family will join in the fun! Nicole and Ron, along with their friends, had a great time on the beach and continued celebrating after the wedding at Latitudes on Sunset Key.

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Key West Beach Wedding

Pisces Key West Fine Dining – Key West Wedding Blog

January 15th, 2014

Another year passes and here we are in 2014.   Helpful local advice is a big part of our service.  After all, we will spend about 1-2 hours together for your wedding but you will be in Key West for days. We want to be sure you enjoy your island honeymoon.   Choosing a restaurant for your wedding dinner is an important part of the planning.  Of course, I like to share my experiences and look for any opportunity to “test” a new restaurant or revisit an old favorite.  Pisces was the perfect choice for our 20 year “day we met” anniversary.  Of all the fine dining restaurants in Key West, I think this one really fits the description.  The atmosphere is intimate and service is superb.  If you crave cavier and fois gras (my tastes are that sophisticated), then this is the place.  Not to worry, there are plenty of other choices on the menu.  We talked about the crab and lobster bisque for days!  Good grief, they even give you sorbet for a between course palate cleanser.

Key West Vow Renewal on the Beach

June 24th, 2013

Ivo and Mary-Ann, along with their 3 young sons, celebrated 15 years of marriage with a vow renewal ceremony on the beach.  Vow renewals are a perfect opportunity for family photos.  Also, I like to include the children in the ceremony.  Ivo and Mary-Ann read the Sand Ceremony on my website and asked if I could incorporate it in their vow renewal. I modified the wording to make it more appropriate for their family celebration.  During the ceremony, the family filled a glass box with sand from the beach.  They later added shells and a shark tooth from their Florida vacation. “Just as these grains of sand are joined together, your hearts are forever joined as a family, never to be separated.”

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Family Sand Ceremony in Key West

Renew Vows Key West

June 19th, 2013

Yvonne and Edwin celebrated 25 years of marriage by renewing their vows at Smathers beach in Key West.  They flew from Michigan to Fort Lauderdale and enjoyed a leisurely drive through the Florida Keys. During their beach ceremony they recited personal words to each other.  We spent about 45 minutes taking photos around the beach.  Gary finished the photo shoot with this great shot of them standing in the surf with the sunset colors behind them.  Afterwards, they headed to the Conch Republic Seafood Company for a fun dinner and live music.  Happy Anniversary!

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Standing in the Surf at Sunset

Casual Key West Wedding

May 3rd, 2013

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A Morning Beach Wedding
Gary typically spends about 45 minutes taking posed photos after the ceremony.  Most shots are of the bride and groom together but he also takes a few solos.  Since the groom doesn’t have a bouquet to hold, we give him a palm tree.  This groom struck a great casual pose.  And his white linen clothing with panama hat were perfect for a Key West beach wedding.  It was a lovely, sunny morning on Smathers beach.

Nikki and CJ Celebrate Their Key West Wedding

April 27th, 2013

I love performing wedding ceremonies.  Gazing into happy, sometimes nervous faces.  There may be laughter and some tears.  Perhaps a little trembling.  The best moment is when I pronounce them “husband and wife”. The tension melts away. There’s a sigh of relief.  A look of joy. Then the kiss.  And maybe, like CJ, the groom will lift up his bride.  Yippee!

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CJ and Nikki Celebrate!

A Blue Wedding Key West

April 23rd, 2013

Darryea and Rick arrived in Key West on a Carnival Cruise.  Their simple wedding took place in the shade of a palm tree at Smather’s beach.  The groom’s shirt was blue.  The bride’s bouquet included light blue hydrangea and dark blue delphinium.  They used blue sand along with sand from the beach for their Sand Ceremony.  Gary captured this great ceremony photo of their sandals in the sand…with plenty of blue sky and blue water!

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Blue Beach Wedding

Key West Beach Wedding – Groom’s Attire

April 11th, 2013

We pay a lot of attention to the bride’s wedding dress. What about the groom?  Many guys are reluctant to wear color but I think it looks great.  Especially for a beach wedding.  Sure, you can play it safe with khaki pants and a white shirt but why not add a little color?  Tony wore a pistachio linen shirt which was almost a perfect match to the green orchids in Christy’s bouquet.  It also added a splash of color to their wedding photos.

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A Splash of Color for the Groom

Conch Republic Days Key West

April 5th, 2013

The Conch Republic Independence Celebration is at the end of this month.  It’s a 10 day festival with lots of fun events for Key West locals and visitors.  The Bloody Battle is one of the highlights. Be sure to bring a raincoat or watch from a safe distance. Click to view the event schedule.

Gary G.’s Key West Wedding Photography

March 30th, 2013
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One of Gary’s Wedding Photos

I love working with Gary.  He is a great photographer and works hard to capture special moments for our wedding couples.  Also his laid back personality really makes them feel at ease.  Which is important for good photos.  Oh, and he’s a wonderful husband.