What a wild and crazy destination wedding weekend for Jay+Jaime! Whisking themselves, along with family and close friends, away to beautiful Key West, they were ready for a relaxed, intimate and FUN wedding! Kicking the festivities off, the Sunset Pier was host to the Welcome Party and refreshing cocktails! Guests received a welcome bag, filled with items to help make their stay in Key West the best!
The morning of their wedding day, we woke to some crazy weather outside – the sky was black and it was storming pretty crazy. The rain was torrential, the roads were flooding, and the lightning so close, I thought I had gotten hit once as I was out on the balcony!! The weather really hampered our plans for portraits before the ceremony, but Jay+Jaime had a “First Look” in the hallway, and was so fun to capture, as Jay turned around to be blown away by his stunning bride-to-be!
As luck would have it, about 20 minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to start, the sky began to brighten, and the rain stopped. Just in time for Jaime’s walk down the aisle, the bright hot sun broke through the clouds, and lit up the deck of the Ocean Key Resort. Keeping the wedding intimate, Jaime’s cousin, Kyle, walked her down the aisle to Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” and their good friend, “Reverend” Dustin, officiated the ceremony. Springsteen lyrics were offered as a reading, and after they kissed, “She’s the One” played as the new Mr.+Mrs. recessed down the aisle.
After guests enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour on the deck, and Jay+Jaime changed into more boat-worthy apparel, the whole party moved down the docks to the waiting Fury catamaran. A sunset cruise, with a 2-man band, good food and plenty of libations, was the most perfect way to celebrate Jay+Jaime’s marriage. Lots of dancing, singing, and laughter filled the air, and the weather remained simply perfect as the sun set on this amazing day. Truth be told – with the relaxed and lively atmosphere, this ranks up there with the most FUN weddings I’ve ever photographed! Jay+Jaime – thank you SO much for allowing me to capture your big day! I wish you nothing but love, happiness, and amazing music to accompany your lives together.
Much Love, ♥ tPoz