bride and groom on a pier

A wedding is a joyous occasion. It’s happy, bright, full of beauty and well wishes. And because the bride and groom should be focused on nothing but each other, on that day of all days they shouldn’t have to worry about the details. Our job at Simply You is to let them relax into it.

Kate and Wes were so relaxed. All they needed was to get dressed – not stressed – and everything else would be taken care of.

It started with a gorgeous Monday morning at Little Palm Island. Tables and chairs were already being set up for the evening’s festivities. The beach was combed and cleared of debris and other distractions. The reception included a single table to seat 12 with rich mahogany chiavari chairs, surrounded by tiki torches.

white floral centerpiece

Floral arrangements were created by Milan Event in Key West, 3 medium revere bowls with white hydrangea, white and cream roses with green cymbidium bloom accents and an assortment of mercury glass votives. Gorgeous white cake flowers were also provided.

Katie's wedding dress

Little Palm Island’s own spa rendered hair and makeup services for Kate. A day on the beach called for a hairstyle that would endure. A sleek updo would do the trick. Likewise, Kate’s makeup adopted a natural look that would be complemented by the beach setting, so that she wouldn’t appear washed out in fully lit photos or become too rosy under the sun.

Michael escorts Kate to the ceremony

Kate’s style now completed, the guests gathered on the beach where the bride was escorted by her father to nature’s altar by the seaside. Reverend Steve Torrence wed Kate and Wes under a bright southern sun with the Atlantic Ocean stretching into infinity behind.

beach wedding ceremony

Photographer Stacey Ambrosio captured wonderful scenes throughout the day and into the evening as guests proceeded to the cocktail reception. Butlered hors d’oeuvres were served of crispy crab cakes with chipotle mayonnaise, conch fritter with mango remoulade, and smoked salmon mini clubs with micro greens and chive cream cheese. After a delicious dinner by Little Palm Island, the coup de grace – a fabulous Key Lime cake with raspberry filling.

wedding reception at Little Palm Island

You can see the pure joy, the release of being completely looked after and having only one thing – one person – as the center of all their attention. As ever, we were only too happy to serve. Congratulations, Kate and Wes. Way to relax into it.

Bride and Groom under the moon

Simply You thanks our partner vendors, Little Palm Island, Milan Event, Ambrosio Photography, Rev. Steve Torrence, Florida Keys Transportation, and Cakes by Karol.

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