Behind the Scenes During a Casa Marina Wedding Setup

February 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

It was a beautiful day to have a wedding in Key West, as local wedding planning company, A Modern Romance run by Eric Baker and overseen by his fellow Planner Brittany, set up a stunning display for their clients.  

Casa Marina Resort walkwayCasa Marina ResortOne of the most beautiful venues in Key West, Casa Marina Resort welcomes you in style with a grand walkway that leads from this iconic building out to the beautiful beaches, lined with palm trees and reflection pools High heel shoes in sand at casa marina resort weddingShoes In The SandIt's bare feet only when you're saying your vows with your toes only feet from the ocean. Tray of champagne glasses Bubbles A MustLeave it to the attentive staff at Casa Marina Resort to be at-the-ready with a tray of champagne as the wedding party makes their way to the beach.

I was on scene to capture the setup and details of this small family gathering, with Chip Willis from PSAV getting the beach chandelier just the right height, musician Brian Roberts arriving and getting his equipment tuned for the evening's entertainment, and Casa Marina's food and beverage Director / onsite wedding coordinator, Carina, overseeing the crew as they got the table set.   

Brian Roberts musician, photographed by Karrie PorterPlease Don't Stop The MusicLocal Key West musician, Brian Roberts, arrives with his equipment to the beach to set up before the ceremony. Casa Marina Resort crew behind the scenes wedding setupTable for TenCasa Marina crew get the wedding reception table into position Beach bar setupRaise the BarA full array of wine, beer, liquor, and all the necessary incidentals.

One common misconception with island weddings is that just because there are not often as many guests, that the weddings have to be basic setups.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, there are often more options with smaller groups, because more time and effort can be focused on a setup that doesn't don't span an entire ballroom.  This beautiful centerpiece and carefully arranged decor is one such example.

Crystal chandelier hanging above the beachA Certain Pop Song Comes To MindWhen Sia proclaimed she wanted to party all night ("I want to swing from the chandelier"), I wonder if the one she envisioned was held aloft amid swaying palm trees and the sound of the ocean? Flower centerpiece by Milan Event floralsFloral DecorMilan Events brought out these white beauties to adorn the table for this Casa Marina wedding Chevari chair on beach for Key West weddingSun Kissed ChevariThese classic wedding chairs aren't just for ballroom soirees. They make an elegant seaside choice when your wedding reception is under the blue skies of a Key West afternoon.

Before the ceremony, the team joined together to get every grain of sand and piece of decor into perfect position.

Raking sand in front of wedding ceremonyGetting The Sand Just SoA Casa Marina team member rakes the sand in front of the wedding ceremony before the beginning of the event. Musician setup on beach for weddingMusic SetupBrian Roberts Music getting set up on the beach of Casa Marina resort in preparation for a wedding.
Wedding table setupTable setupPlates and silverware being placed by wedding team Florist arriving with wedding centerpieceFloral GloryMilan Event Florals arrives with the crown jewel of the wedding centerpiece, a magnificent arrangement of flowers and perfectly placed greenery.

Milan Event Florals brought in the beautiful floral designs and centerpieces.  There were two big flower arrangements at the altar in silver vases atop white columnts.  For the reception, a tall center clear glass vase meant guests across the table could still see one another, and look up in admiration of the crowning glory of roses and other floral beauties above them.

Ceremony meets ocean Milan Event Florals by Karrie Porter PhotographyMaking A StatementFloral arrangement by Milan Event in Key West, accented by the splash of a wave coming in off the Atlantic Ocean on the shores of Casa Marina Resort Simple floral arrangement on white linenSmall but PrettySmall white flowers in a simple clear glass make a lovely understated but classy look

The couple and their small group traveled all the way from Norway to enjoy a destination wedding on the private beach of Casa Marina Resort, and had a lovely evening to celebrate.

  Key West wedding beach setupHow It All Comes TogetherThe work of planner, venue, florist, and lighting teams to create the perfect look for this destination wedding client at Casa Marina resort in Key West, Florida Table centerpiece setup by A Modern Romance and Milan Event FloralsA Beautiful Way To Close The DayIt's exciting enough to look across the table and see the love of your life staring back at you, but when that view is adorned with roses and crystal and candles and the deep blue of the ocean, you realize the perfect moment has come together at last.

I hope you liked this Behind-The-Scenes peek into the work that went into creating this fabulous look.  To view the full gallery, CLICK HERE

Planner: A Modern Romance 
Venue: Casa Marina Resort
Florals: Milan Event
Lighting: PSAV
Officiant: Family Member
Hair and Makeup: Unknown
Photos: Karrie Porter


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