Mekenzy and Collin are just wonderful people. Anyone who is around them, just falls in love with them and the connection they have with each other. They met in high school through friends but never became super close friends until January of 2014. "What I did not know was that he wanted to be more than friends, and I thought he was crazy...But fortunately not long after he told me he would marry me one day, I fell for his charm!" They became officially a couple on January 4th, 2015!
In September of 2016 Collin, his Mom, and Dad took Mekenzy on what she thought was a spontaneous trip to Coronado. While on the trip, Mekenzy wanted photos on the beach of the four of them not knowing what was in store for her! Before dinner they headed to the beach where Mekenzy picked out the spot for "family photos". Collin's parents were not far behind. Mekenzy explains, "He put his arm around me and told me how much he loved me and that he had wanted to spend the rest of his life with me...I looked at him and said awwww and I saw his eyes full of tears without them falling. That’s when I knew something was wrong and when I asked if he was okay he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was completely in shock and could barley say yes because all the tears of joy so I just shook my head up and down!"
She heard people around her clapping and cheering Collin on and that’s when she realized HE had hired the photographer to capture this special moment! She cried again!
Mekenzy and Collin with their adventurous spirit decided to say their I Do's in Key West on a stop off the cruise ship! Though the morning started off a little rainy, it turned in to a picture perfect island day at the stunning Reach Resort! Nothing but blue skies for these two! The details were so well thought out. Beth and Mekenzy didn't miss a beat on what to include! Everyone danced to the beats, ate wonderful food, drank from their Yeti cups the bride and groom gifted, and smoked a hand- rolled Cuban cigars. They had a blast and so did we!
After the wedding and reception, the couple and their closest friends and family were delivered back to the Royal Caribbean where they sailed off to Nassau, Bahamas. Great party, right!!? :) Then once the couple got off the ship in Ft Lauderdale they went to the Exumas and spent their honeymoon!
Congratulations to you and your families!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Assistant Photographer: Labriska Ligon
Videographer: Joanna Cooper Soundwave
Wedding Gown: Bonny Bridal
Planner: Nika Soiree Key West
Ceremony and Reception: Reach Resort
Transportation: Old Town Trolley
Flowers: Milan Event and Floral
Cake: Cakes by Carol
Music: Jimmy Cooper Soundwave
Wedding Favors: YETI
After Party: Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas