Carmella and Chris are a one of a kind couple and the connection they have is undeniable! The two met on a fitness dating site called Fitness Singles in 2008 and Carmella proposed to Chris on December 9th, 2008! Nine years to the date the two made it official here in Key West, Florida with their friends and family and fur baby Alex. The day was beautifully surreal. While looking out of the windows of bridal suite one could see the rare site of the local shrimp boats lined up on the horizon. The clouds and a little drizzle only made the richness of Carmella's flowers and lip color pop even more!
The guests and the groom arrived via the City View Trolley at St Mary's Star of the Sea Church where the wedding ceremony took place. In true Key West fashion, Chris received an Atocha coin for good luck from the driver of the trolley who was also a conch!
After the I DO's and a few (very fun) family photos, the bridal party joined the rest of the guests and continued on a wonderful tour of the island. Such a great idea for destination wedding guests because they gain a lot of information and fun facts about the island in such a short time. Even I learned a thing or two on the tour!
The reception set up at the Casa Marina by Erica with Simply You and Milan was fresh, elegant, and classy! Fresh limes acted as name cards, the driftwood, white florals, and candlelight created a stunning contrast with the Casa Marina Ballroom. I hope to see this set up again! Jimmy V certainly knows how to get a party started and all the guests danced the night away only to be swept away for a grand sparkler exit!
Congratulations to you and your families!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Assistant Photographer: Jessica Paar Robb
Videographer: Mark J Pierson Wedding Films
Wedding Gown: Justin Alexander
Hair and Makeup: Studio RK Salon
Planner: Erica Furhman Simply You
Ceremony: St Mary's Star of the Sea
Transportation: City View Trolley Tours
Reception : Casa Marina
Flowers: Milan Event and Floral
Wedding Dessert: Cupcake Sushi
DJ: Jimmy V Visualize Entertainment