Archive for October, 2007

Sail Away Weddings on the Water Key West

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Fantasy Fest ended with the big parade on Saturday night. We strolled Duval Street in the afternoon, checking out the costumes (or lack of…), then retreated to the quiet of our home for a nice dinner. Once again I can confirm that Fantasy Fest is the place to be if you want to see your grandparents naked!

We had Sail Away weddings on Thursday and Friday night. Thursday was rainy most of the day. The forecast wasn’t looking good. We debated re-scheduling or considering an indoor option but our couple, Robyn and Louie, were determined to have their boat wedding and wanted to go “rain or shine”. Being Floridians, they understood the ever-changing weather in the “sunshine state”. It sprinkled for about the first half hour, so we all stayed under the cover in the cockpit. Then it stopped long enough to perform the ceremony on the bow and take some nice photos. There was even a little color in the sky at sunset! Luckily, Friday night was cloudy but no rain. We had a beautiful Key West sunset.

Fantasy Fest and Weddings in Key West

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

The first parties began Tuesday night. We attended the Green Party at Finnegan’s Wake – the Irish pub here in town. It was mainly locals since the tourist don’t usually arrive until today or Friday. Lots of creative costumes. Then we headed over to the Green Parrot – one of the oldest bars on the island – for the Plaid Party. Once again we confirmed our feeling that the people in this town are crazy!

These past two weeks have been a bit rainy but luckily our weddings have all been okay. However, last Saturday night was close! It was pouring rain when we were heading to Smather’s Beach. Luckily, when we arrived it was a light sprinkle. I performed the ceremony under the pavilion. After the ceremony, the rain stopped long enough for Gary to take some posed photos. After about 20 minutes, it became dark and started raining again. Whew!

Our Vacation From Key West

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

santorini.jpgWe returned 2 weeks ago from our annual September trip to Maryland and New Jersey to visit family. During that time, we took a 2 week vacation to Greece. What a blast! Our favorite place was the island of Santorini. Gary tooks lots of great photographs which we hope to publish soon (we’ve had lots of weddings since our return to Key West!). Santorini is actually a very popular place for destination weddings Check out this web site. and honeymoons. Not a surprise because it’s very romantic. As soon as we publish our photos, I will post the link.

This is Fantasy Fest week so Key West will be very crazy and crowded starting Wednesday and ending Saturday with the parade. Everyone will be ready for a rest on Sunday.