We love it when a couple gets to Key West for their destination wedding and truly embraces it. That’s exactly what Amber and James did. From their barefoot in the sand ceremony at Fort Zachary Taylor Beach to their reception at the Ocean Key House with key lime details, Amber, James, and their family and friends really harnessed the Key West spirit. Their wedding spanned a three day weekend with a rehearsal dinner at the Conch Seafood Republic, their wedding day festivities, and a day after brunch at their parents’ rental cottage.
On the day of, Amber and her girls got glam with the Southernmost Glam team.
Meanwhile, James and his boys got prepped the way only boys can!
The two exchanged wedding gifts to one another pre-ceremony without seeing each other by standing on either side of an open guest room door. They also created a memory box with a bottle of wine and love notes to one another to open on a later date and read and enjoy.
The ceremony at Fort Zach was picturesque, to say the least. Mama Flowers created a beautiful arch and we loved the “Lose Your Shoes” sign. Reverend Steve Torrence officiated the ceremony and Mile 0 took care of the music for the ceremony. To get from location to location, Old Town Trolley was at their service, and the bride and groom went by way of pedicab. So Key West!
The reception on Sunset Pier at the Ocean Key House was absolutely beautiful underneath the tent and string lighting from Eventfully Yours. A friend of the bride created personalized stationery for the name cards tucked inside slices of limes. Loved that DIY detail! They also created two signature drinks, margaritas and apple martinis. For party favors, key lime sodas in custom koozies were at everyone’s place settings.
It was a lively bunch and the connection between Amber and James was apparent from the moment we met them. DJ Jimmy Jamz kept everyone on their feet and Studio Julie is responsible for these stunning pictures. For more images from their wedding, click here. Congratulations Amber and James! It was a treat to be apart of your big day!