Julianne and Anthony Celebrate a Key West Wedding Weekend

When an adventurous animal-loving couple decided to make their way to the warm and sunny beaches of Key West for their destination wedding, I had the opportunity to serve as their Key West photographer on not just one, but two days! Relive the story in their highlight reel slideshow!

We enjoyed their ceremony on the beach the first day, meeting first in the historic Civil War fortress made of aged red brick, with giant cannons and grand arches. Anthony sat patiently while awaiting to see his bride for the first time.

When it was time for the wedding ceremony, the bride carried her colorful bouquet of flowers, complete with two family members who would not be in attendance that day, but who were very much in the couples’ hearts as the bride started her walk down the aisle, through the path that wound around ancient Australian pines, and toward the beach where her family and friends were excited to see her.

The ceremony space overlooked the Key West harbour, so it was only fitting that a few sailboats and historic schooners be among the guest list, though admittedly at a much more distant seat than those gathered around. The couple said their vows, exchanged rings, and said “I do”!

The couple had a day to rest after the event, when I met back up with them to enjoy some relaxed and fun photos amongst the colorful streets and quirky surroundings of downtown Key West.

Stops around the city included the historic Building 21, the lush greenery around Truman Annex, the colorful buildings of Bahama Village, and the energetic shops of the Key West Bight Marina near Cuban Coffee Queen and Mac’s Sea Garden.

Content with sufficient photos in her wedding dress, Julianne then changed into a spunky and bright tangerine dress that just exuded the epitome of tropical flare. It was the perfect ensemble for photography atop the sea wall and traipsing over the rocky shore line at Higgs Beach.

Married couple laughing with Key West photographer
Bride pops her foot for a Key West portrait on the rocks of Higgs Beach
Couple looking out the telescopes on the walking pier at Higgs Beach
Enjoying a quiet moment together as Key West photographer captures couples portraits
Silhouette of bride and groom on the dock in Key West

As the sun was setting, we enjoyed a few final images on the walking pier, and as we made our way back to the car, one of the fire dancers who can often be seen on the beach, was performing near the Salute restaurant. It was the perfect background for a final shot before wrapping up our Key West photo shoot for the night, and a lovely closing shot after a successful Key West wedding celebration weekend for the couple.

We wish the couple well and are thrilled to have been part of the start of this new chapter in their lives!

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Special thanks to

Planner: Kirsten Corpion
Accommodations: Courtney’s Place
Hair and Makeup: Studio Marie Pierre
Key West Photographer: Karrie Porter
Ceremony Venue: Fort Zachary Taylor Beach
Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bridal Shop: Bridal Beginning
Florist: Mamas Flowers
Officiant: Liz Weinstock
Transportation: Old Town Trolley