Jennifer & Justin - Destination Wedding Done Florida Girl Style

July 04, 2017  •  1 Comment

As soon as I talked to Jennifer on the phone the first time, I knew it was going to be a great day with her and Justin.  

Getting married at Pier House Resort in Key WestStunning couple accent the skyBride and groom pose for the camera on the beach at Pier House Resort while the deep blue skies of Key West make a stunning background as the sun sets over the harbour.

They are from Sarasota, and being from central Florida myself, it meant kicking off conversations about Gasparilla pirate fests, Ybor City, bike rides along Bayshore Boulevard, scalloping off Homosassa (which I have yet to do, but my husband did so as a kid), and (naturally) divulging my card-carrying, mud-buggy-building, swamp-cabbage-eating, home-grown Florida cracker upbringing.

So when a fellow native "Florida Girl" chose me to photograph her Key West wedding this past June, I was thrilled!

We had lots of great days of planning leading up to the wedding.  I even had the opportunity to photograph Jennifer in a pre-wedding portrait session during one of her trips to the Keys, some of the images from which became a gift for Justin the day of the wedding.  

Bride and groom foreheads together on beach at Pier HouseJennifer and Justin together at Pier HouseAfter getting married on the beach at the Pier House Resort in Key West, bride and groom Jennifer and Justin take a moment to enjoy each other's company with the ocean behind them

The day started out beautifully, with hair and makeup provided by Beauty Boutique and the Glam Squad and the gorgeous flowers arrived from Karro Events, with pink and off white peonies accented by other soft colors and fresh foliage.

Pink and off white peonies wedding bouquet by Karro Events Flower bouquet by Karro EventsBride holds her beautiful bouquet with pink and off white peonies accented by other soft colors and fresh foliage. Pink and off white peonies wedding bouquets by Karro EventsTwo flower bouquets by Karro EventsThe Bride and the Bridesmaid proudly hold their bouquets in pink and off white peonies accented by other soft colors and fresh foliage.

We captured some photos getting ready, and got some excellent portraits of the groom as well before the ceremony got underway. 

Beach ceremony setup at Pier HouseCeremony setup at Pier HouseBeach ceremony overlooking the ocean at Pier House Resort, set up for a Key West wedding with decor by Karro Events Bride and Maid of HonorBride's Best FriendJennifer and her best friend in their satin robes with flowery design.

Lavish Detail of Groom's Tuxedo in gray with pink flower.Lavish Detail of Groom's TuxedoGroom's gray tux with pink rose. The Groom in Gray Tuxedo.The GroomJustin looking so handsome while waiting for Jennifer.

Inner Detail of the Wedding DressDetail of the Wedding DressCloser look of the Wedding Dress. The Elegant Wedding DressThe Wedding DressA-line gown with sparkly beaded details looking so elegant.

The Elegant Diamond RingThe Diamond RingThe very elegant diamond ring of Jennifer  

The Groom and his cool DadThe Groom and his DadThe man behind Justin's good looks in his wedding day.

The wedding ceremony was held at the private beach of Pier House Resort, flower decors and bouquets beautifully made by Karro Events and Floral. The sun was shining, the skies were flawless and the bright decor made everything look refreshing.  Jennifer looked amazing in her A-line gown with sparkly beaded detailing and elegant veil.  The ceremony was performed by local officiant Patti Flowers.

Officiant unites the wedding couple at Pier House Resort Key WestThen they UnitePatti Flowers officiates the unity of Jennifer and Justin with Maid of Honor and Best Man at both sides

The Wedding VowsThe VowsJennifer smiles as she tells her vows to Justin. The Perfect Family Portrait The Family Portrait Jennifer and Justin looking very happy in their wedding. The Bride and the Maid of Honor at the Pier House Resort Key WestThe Bride and the Maid of HonorThe Flowers, the dresses and beautiful make up by Beauty Boutique and the Glam Squad The Groom and the Groomsmen at Pier House Resort Key WestThe Groom and the GroomsmenJustin with his closest family members looking good in their Gray suits.

We were able to also sneak out and get some photos of the Bride and Groom around the island, incorporating the Key West character into their destination wedding portraits.

Kissing with arms wrapping each other in Key WestKissing with arms wrapping each otherJennifer and Justin kissed while holding still around Key West Colorful House of Key WestTrippin after the WeddingNewly Wed couple poses against the yellow-orange house with red doors as their background.

Bride and Groom around Key West"Hold my hand and look into my eyes" poseAs Justin lean and holds Jennifer in a classic building in Key West. Key West colorful buildingsRose Pink colored buildingThe couple loves posing against colorful background in Key West Wedding couples at Key West FloridaJust another Shot around the TownJennifer and Justin blending in this painted wall of Cuban Coffee House in Key West

We returned to the reception, held in the Pier House ballroom, to capture the cake and a few quick toasts and dances.  It was a great day that went smoothly, concluding with lots of kind words from family members, who had nothing but admiration and pride for the newlyweds.  

Two-tier wedding cake.Classic, Elegant & Yummy CakeCapturing this two-tier chiffon wedding cake with real flowers as decorations. Wedding CakeSlice it nicelyJustin trying to slice the wedding cake as Jennifer tells what part of the cake she likes. Kissing couplesA sweet kiss, literally sweet!As the couple eats their wedding cake, guests cheered for one kiss. Swirl around the ballroom of Pier House"Dance with my Father"Capturing the closeness of the Bride with her Father as they dance in Pier House Ballroom.

We join in their congratulations as Jennifer and Justin enjoy their new life together!   Kiss by the shores of Pier House at Key WestWill definitely not the last kiss for these twoCapturing this beautiful kiss by the shores of Pier House Resort. Newly Wed couple at Pier House Beach Resort, Key West, FloridaLovely as the nightOne of my favorite shot this wedding day. Justin seems whispering lovely words to his wife Jennifer by the shores of Pier House Beach with the perfect night sky as their background.

Check out their SNEAK PEEK GALLERY for more photos from this Key West wedding.

 


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Jennifer quinn(non-registered)
Beautiful photos of the stunning couple.. Congratulations Justin and Jennifer
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