I met Donna and Patrick months before the wedding for an Around Key West Session. Amazing people on the inside and the out. The kind of people you just feel good around! The two met on Chemistry.com and decided to meet for a coffee. Well, they have been together since that coffee eight years ago! The two decided on a destination wedding here in Key West and we are sure glad they did! Only a month after clean up of Irma, they kept their wedding plans!
Donna has worked at the University of Maryland for the past 22 years and their mascot is a terrapin which is "really just a big turtle!" So when checking out possible wedding venues, the turtles at Hyatt Centric were a sign and they planned for a wedding the following year! Their oceanside ceremony on November 4th, 2017 was performed by a close friend and the reception immediately followed at the Marquesa Room overlooking the famous Key West sunset. There were so many thoughtful little touches at this wedding. Visualize Entertainment set up a large screen with photos of each guest and how they met. It was a very kind gesture by the bride and groom to include everyone, and something I had not seen at a wedding before. The couple also opted to have guests pose at the outdoor photo booth! The M&M's in the vintage bottles, the top notch food selection, and the array of florals and decor were well thought of. The reception was just a blast! Everyone danced.. I mean... everyone! Scott, the DJ kept everyone shaking until the very end where guests scooted on down for a unforgettable sparkler send off! A perfect ending to a perfect wedding day!
I enjoyed creating with these love birds especially since Patrick has a background with a camera. Donna, your vision really came to life! Congratulations to you and your families!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Assistant Photographer: Jessica Paar Robb
Wedding Planner: Patrica with Say Yes in Key West
Wedding Gown: Designed by Danielle Caprese Kleinfelds New York
Wedding Shoes: Silver Metallic sneakers by GunMetal at DSW
Florist: Karro Events
Hair & Makeup: Studio Marie Pierre
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Site: Hyatt Centric
Officiant/Close Friend: Ramsey Jabaji
Rentals : Eventfully Yours
DJ/Lighting/Photoboth: Scott Gerke Visualize Entertainment
Cake: Key West Cakes