Sara + Brian’s Destination Wedding, Ocean Key Resort, Key West
Sara and Brian’s destination wedding was nothing short of fabulous. With their constant smiles and classic sense of fashion you could feel the energy just buzzing around them. We’re all about making memories and Simply You was privileged to be a part of that energy for them.
Simply You’s Erica made sure no detail went unattended. It all began with the wedding rehearsal at Ocean Terrace the day before the wedding. After a day in the Key West sun, Sara and Brian hosted a warm get-together with a rehearsal dinner at the Oldest House. Dinner featured boiled shrimp, potatoes, corn, sausage and barbecue. Guests enjoyed the meal among cylinder vases of Green Fuji mums, Queen Anne’s lace, white lisianthus, pink hypericum berries, white limonium and pink orange snapdragons by Love in Bloom.
Sara and Brian’s wedding day began with set up at Ocean Key Resort. Chandeliers were hung beneath the tent and a classic black and white checkered dance floor laid out. Love in Bloom delivered bespoke wedding florals for the wedding party, including a natural hand tied bridal bouquet with white satin ribbon featuring exotic hydrangea, white calla lilies, white dendrobium and green cymbidium orchids. Meanwhile, Sara and her ladies were met by the professionals from Casa Salon for hair and makeup.
Once everyone was dressed and ready, Sara and Brian met with photographer Christy Transier for a fun and energizing first look shoot. Sara wore a stunning lace down well Brian wore a smart yet casual cream suit with light green pinstripes. You can see from their smiles that there is no place they would rather be and no one with whom they would rather be. By 6 PM everyone was in place at Ocean Terrace before two iron pedestals topped with gorgeous floral wedding arrangements.
Day gave way to sunset and also the cocktail reception. Butlered hors d’oeuvres were served including öyster Bloody Mary shooters, mini conch fritters with Key lime mustard aïoli, Mojo pork with manchego cheese and guava barbecue empanadas, and braised short ribs with pickled red onion, crème fraîche and cilantro on a wonton crisp. A short time after Key West’s famous sunset, dinner was served amidst lanterns and orchids with ferns on the surround creating a sense of intimacy. Baby green salad with hearts of palm led the way, then a pasta station with over a dozen fresh ingredients, full grill and a guacamole station with all sorts for nibbling guests later on.
Sara and Brian looked like they couldn’t be more in love. We hope the memory of this magical day will feed the flame for years to come.
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Special thanks to our stupendous vendors:
- Ceremony/Reception Location – Ocean Key Resort Ocean Terrace + Sunset Pier
- Rentals – Ocean Key Resort
- Officiate – Rev. Steve Torrence
- Flowers – Love in Bloom
- Photographer – Transier Photography
- Ceremony and Cocktail hour music – Courtney Henry
- Reception Music – Sound Wave Key West
- Hair/Makeup – Casa Salon
- Welcome Party – Oldest House
- Welcome Party Food – Low Country Catering, Erica Davis