Lydia Swan and Dusty Rhoads met online through OK Cupid August 2016. " Neither of us loved the world of online dating. Having suffered some terrible dates we had tried to get out of in the past, we decided it best to meet for "just" drinks at The Taft. We arrived at the same time, and fortunately for us we did not want to immediately turn around and run. In fact, we were happily surprised and thanking Ok Cupid for the set up. We did eventually go from just drinks to having dinner, and with neither of us wanting the date to end so we agreed to meet for breakfast the next day. From our first date, we knew this was "the one"."
A few years later, Dusty told Lydia to be ready to leave the house at 6am on a Saturday with a little guidance on what to pack. They then flew to Chicago to see Hamilton, and he proposed while still in their favorite city!
They love to have fun and appreciate each other very much. These two can jet set one weekend, and be on the couch with some great Netflix the following. No matter where they are one thing is certain, they love their family and friends very much! When planning for the wedding they knew it would have to be special for them as well. Key West, Florida sounded like a perfect spot for the children and everyone in Lydia's family flying from Australia.
The wedding day was picture perfect. Not a cloud in the sky where the two exchanged vows on the pier at the exclusive Reach Resort. Guests were welcomed with sunglasses, flip flops, and a cool ocean breeze. Lydia and Dusty made it official under the stunning hanging chandelier while the sounds of the ocean played in the background.
No details were spared for this loving couple and their guests. The evening island breeze and live band set the perfect stage for the couple to celebrate their first evening as husband and wife.
Congratulations to you and your families!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Second Photographer: Jessica Paar Robb
Planner: Jenn Perez Simply You
Wedding Invitations: Invitations by Tango Design
Wedding Gown: Stella York
Bridal Shoes: Vince Camuto
Hair and Makeup: Studio Marie- Pierre
Groom's Suit: Joseph Abboud
Floral and Decor: Milan Event and Floral
Ceremony and Reception Location: Reach Resort
Ceremony Reception Music: Bay Kings Band
Ceremony Officiant: Steve Torrence Key West Officiant
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Karol