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Jesse and David "Climb" Their Way into Each Others' Arms

February 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

While their first interactions actually happened online, the first time Jesse and David met in person was a random alignment of the universe, proving even further that there was definitely something more to their then-budding relationship.

Couple married at Sunset Beach in Marathon Florida KeysSmile AisleJesse and David walk down the aisle after their Marathon wedding in the Florida Keys They had discovered that they both were rock climbers, and climbed somewhat regularly at the same gym, Metro Rock in Everett.

Jesse was climbing and saw someone that she thought "might" be David staring at her from across the gym. Unsure, she sent a text to David, at which point he responded that he wasn't at the gym.  At that point, she had already been staring at the other person, who had been staring back trying to figure out why she was looking at him.  Once she realized it wasn't the "real David", she moved to another area of the gym.

Bride adjusting dressBeautiful Bridal PortraitJesse adjusting her wedding gown before her ceremony at Sunset Beach in Marathon Groom posing with ocean in backgroundHandsome groomDavid the groom poses with the ocean in the background

Some weeks later, when she and David went to the gym to climb properly together, they passed the original "mystery man" and Jesse was surprised to find out both her date and the mystery man were named "David"!  

Tying the knotTying the KnotBride and Groom tie a nautical rope to symbolize their wedding

When they're not rock climbing, Jesse and David obsess over their fur-babies. They also enjoy playing boardgames with friends, going out to eat at interesting places, and snuggling while watching TV. Country music is almost always playing in their giant pickup truck.

Reading vowsReading vows to each otherCelebrating their love in the Florida keys Sunset Beach wedding Florida KeysThe KissBride and Groom share the first kiss during their wedding at Sunset Beach in Marathon

When Jesse and I first started discussing her wedding, I had the fortunate experience to get to "meet" her mom over the phone and give input on the dress.  That's not always something a photographer is asked their opinion about, so it was nice to chime in on that little detail.  

Beach wedding family Bridal Party FunBridesmaids and Brothers of the Groom celebrate with a little cheer during family formals after the wedding ceremony Surrounded by loveThe whole crewEveryone smiling and laughing at the bride and groom

 

 

 

The day of the wedding was in late January, which even in the Florida Keys, runs the risk of being chilly.  But Jesse and David were blessed with warm weather and a rain-free sky.  While we did have some ocean breezes to contend with, the ceremony overlooking Sunset Beach in Marathon, Florida was stunning.

Bride and groom on the rocksBride and Groom on the rocksSplashes in sunlight on the rocks in Marathon Florida

Couple get married at Sunset Beach in MarathonBeachfront coupleCouple posing against a blue ocean background

One of my favorite parts of their ceremony was the "blessing" of the rings.  Instead of simply having the officiant say some words, they actually passed their rings around the guests, and each guest had a few seconds to say a silent wish before the rings made their way back up to the couple for them to exchange.  They also symbolically "tied the knot" using a nautical rope, which was a fun "tie-in" (no pun intended) to the locale.  

Couple getting married in the Florida KeysSnuggling on the Seaside DockBride and Groom get married at Sunset Beach and snuggle together on the dock overlooking the ocean Holding each otherSmile with MeCouple nuzzle each other after their Florida Keys wedding

One of the best parts of any wedding is getting to spend time with the bridal party.  Jesse and David made sure to include all their best friends, without the constraints of a typical wedding party.  Jesse had her good guy-friend serve as a "bridesman", and David had his sister stand up for him as a "groomsmaid".  This lively crew were up for anything, and we had the best time traipsing about the beach while the rest of the guests enjoyed champagne and waited for the sunset.

Fun bridal party anticsNo Kissing Allowed!Bridal party have some fun with their couple to keep them from kissing

Grooms admire ringThe guys love the ringGroomsmen admire the groom's stunning ring

The reception, held at Faro Blanco Resort in Marathon, was a lovely sit-down dinner, in which the couple left two seats open at every table so they could rotate around the room and sit with each group of guests.  Remembering how fast my own wedding went by and how few people I got to talk to, I really enjoyed this tradition, and thought it was a lovely way to spend time with everyone.  

Custom clay cake topper from EtsyCustom Cake TopperStar Wars, Harry Potter, and Cats themed cake topper Candle lit dinner at Faro BlancoCandlit DinnerBeautiful warm glow of candlelight at dinner Wedding Dinner Speech by Father of the GroomDad Giving SpeechFather of the Bride gives a speech to commemorate his daughter's accomplishments at their wedding dinner Raise a glass wedding toastCheersRaise a glass to the happy couple during their Faro Blanco Resort Marathon Florida Keys wedding

Both dads gave heartfelt toasts, everyone ate, drank, and was merry, and we even wrapped up the evening with some gorgeous photos with the Faro Blanco lighthouse in the background to guide the couple to a happy close of a beautiful day!

Faro Blanco kissA final goodnight kissKissing with the Faro Blanco lighthouse in the distance

Enjoy Jesse and David's Wedding Day Highlights HERE

 

Photographer: Karrie Porter Photography
Getting Ready Location: Courtyard Marriott Marathon
Ceremony Location: Sunset Beach, Marathon, FL
Reception Location: Faro Blanco Resort and historic Lighthouse
Planner: Bobby Camp with Keys Breeze
Hair and Makeup: Aimee Ortega
Bridal Boutique: Mary and Tux in Nashua, NH
Dress Designer: David Tutera
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Officiant: Ken Thomas (personal friend)
Ceremony Music: Island Time Band
The Rings: Skylight Jewelers in Boston, MA


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