Alex and Jim both met through work several years before they started dating. The best way to describe the fun and energy between these two ... "Close to Perfect - Far From Normal"! They are both horse show judges and met on the show circuit. However, when they first met they were both married at the time. Fast forward a bit, and once both of these guys were single, they started dating during the winter of 2011. At the time they were both working in Wellington, FL at the Winter Equestrian Festival and it was all up hill from there!
They live the horse-show lifestyle traveling the country working as horse show judges. Alex is also a horse show manager so during the winter she works in Wellington and then the rest of the year they travel from show to show as judges. The rest of the time they enjoy time with each other as much as they can!
Key Weird ( aka Key West) is often called the island of misfit toys so it was only natural the couple chose such a fantastic place like La Te Da to say their I Do's. They chose LaTeDa because of their "Land of Misfit Toys" theme. " Since that's how we horse show people are also known as! We're like the carnival but with good teeth, lol!"
The ceremony was very intimate on the top balcony of La Te Da and the ceremony was finished with a Veuve Clicquot champagne toast. Yes, that is before they walked down the aisle! Awesome, right!? After a group photo we headed down for a picture perfect sunset where the couple also stopped and bought some palm roses from the guy making them on the pier. After a few attempts on the saganaki the traditional greek dish and shot officially started the dinner party! The rest of the week their closest friends and family celebrated with activities such as drag shows, dinners, and getting out on the water for boat days!
The two are perfect for Key West and we love you! Congratulations Alex and Jim!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Hair & Makeup: Key West Hair & Makeup
Live Music: Bob MacDonald Band
Florist: Love In Bloom
Ceremony / Reception Location: La Te Da
Officiant: Rich Faver
Sunset Site: Southernmost Beach Resort