This Florida Keys styled wedding was inspired by the sparkling seas and the reflection of water. The collaborators behind the styled wedding coordinated reflections, shadows from mirrors, tablescapes and of the Florida Bay to bring the shoot to life. To top it off, they paired their ideas and thoughts with Justin Timberlake’s ‘Mirror’ lyrics, and it all came together perfectly.
From Photographer Claudia Ross of Claudia Ross Photography
We were looking at different venues, and came to the selection of Bayside Inn. Shooting at their newly renovated Key Largo property was the perfect way to show off this hidden gem. They feature a harbor surrounded by two piers for a ceremony backdrop of the famous Florida Keys sunset. Couple’s choice of a poolside cocktail reception or an evening of beach front dining and dancing. And the best part is everyone can stay on property to enjoy paradise!
With a venue in mind, it was time to reach out to our dream vendors for this project. Working with a group who are fearless enough to show off their talents, and mindful enough to fall into our vision seamlessly was key. From the coastal floral designs of A Lavish Moment Event Design to the rustic tiered bundt cake from Baked De Bilza, every detail went towards the final product. We even created a Caribbean themed menu by Blue Thistle Studio featuring the Key Lime Caipirinha, a refreshing signature drink that we often suggest to our clients!
Our models are actually engaged in real life, so when it comes to our favorite moments of the shoot, it was all about their chemistry! Every smile, laugh and kiss were entirely genuine and true reflection of the love. Even the first look was a completely honest moment that they get to keep and cherish forever.
We also loved working with our twin flower girls, another nod to our reflection theme. When they decided posing wasn’t for them, they jumped in the hammock and enjoyed modeling candidly – as kids do!
Overall, we wanted to offer a new look on destination weddings to go along with the new style of planning in the current times. The biggest piece of advice we can give is to work closely with a local planner to make sure you enjoy every single second of your planning and your wedding day. Our mission for this shoot was to inspire couples looking for a destination in the Florida Keys to think out of the box with their designs, and ignite their hearts to create a celebration worth the journey!
Florida Keys Weddings are so special. They not only celebrate the union of love connecting two hearts, they create an experience – a true adventure among family and friends that creates wonderful memories from the start of each happily ever after.
Cinema and Video: Falcon HD Videos // Cake Designer: Baked De Bilzan // Dress Store: La Vie En Blanc // Calligrapher: Blue Thistle Studio // Beauty: Florida Keys Bridal Team // Equipment Rentals: Elements and accents // Floral Designer: A Lavish Moment Event Design // Event Planner: Key Destination Weddings & Events // Ceremony Location: Bayside Inn // Photographer: Claudia Rios Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights