Kim & Brad | Bahama House | Key West, Florida
All weddings are special but there are some that you just can walk in and feel the love in the air. Brad and Kim are one such couple that found each other at the perfect time in their lives, and their dedication to each other was apparent from the moment I arrived. Getting ready at the Bahama House, with its little hidden oasis in downtown Key West, Kim and her daughter attended to all the little details of Kim’s dress, shoes, and jewelry, and Kim got to peek out and watch the rest of the preparations taking place under the veranda of the adjacent cottage, where Brad was relaxing before the big moment.
Having a destination wedding is a great way to keep your ceremony intimate, but sometimes there are still family members you wish could join in. Brad took care of the technical side of things by setting up one set of parents on Skype, and another set of parents on Facetime, and positioned them “just so” on the patio so they could observe the ceremony in real time.
Brad and his girls posing for a beautiful informal family photo before the ceremony got underway.
Kim’s daughter walked her down the aisle, where Brad and officiant Michael from Conch Concierge was waiting to perform their ceremony.
To incorporate all the girls in the ceremony, the family members each had their own cylinders of colorful sand, which they all combined in a beautiful sand ceremony, where the colors combined into a stunning creative mosaic of silica.
After the wedding ceremony, I took the couple around Key West to capture destination wedding photos all around the island. We found colorful buildings, historic sites, and iconic locations to incorporate into their photos!
The Tropic Cinema was a fun stop as the light was beginning to fade from the sky, and the lights on the marquee were illuminated, making for a very cool background for some of their wedding photos.
While I shoot around Mac’s Sea Garden all the time, a new composition I went for included the geometric squares of their display window, positioning the couple so that their kiss would shine through one of the openings. It was a fun shot to set up and I was pleased with the result.
Special thanks to these Wedding Vendors:
Michael Vernon from Conch Concierge
Mac’s Sea Garden
Key West Vacation Rentals - Bahama House