Florida Keys

Florida Keys bride and groom Andrew and Olivia said “I do” on a wondrous winter day last December. Working with them granted a joy that still puts a pep in my step when I think about them and their day! I could not wait to share their story with you. Who better to tell that tale than the lovely new Mrs. herself? Below, bride Olivia shares their story and all the details on their beautiful Baker’s Cay wedding day.

What made you select the Florida Keys as the beginning of your forever?

“I  had recently moved back to Indiana and moved in with my parents while I figured out where I wanted to live. Andrew lived about 4 minutes away from my parent’s house. However, we actually met on a dating app. Our worlds would have never crossed if it weren’t for technology and for that, we are very thankful. We immediately hit it off and were forced into a couple of weeks of FaceTime calls as we were both traveling or out of town. We were finally able to meet in person and have been inseparable ever since. He truly is my best friend. 

We had decided that we would like to do a destination wedding after visiting some venues in Indiana and nothing had really peaked our interest. We wanted to choose a place where we would want to visit again and again. Andrew suggested the Keys, and I had honestly never even been. He has always been a dreamer, and I liked the idea of a wedding on the beach, so we decided to fly down to Florida. We toured venues for 3 days straight, and eventually decided on Baker’s Cay due to the uniqueness of the property. It was beautiful and gave me all the feels when we toured the property.”

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How did you envision your Florida Keys wedding day?

“We really wanted a romantic and intimate wedding. We knew we were going to have a smaller crowd as this was a destination wedding, so we thought something more intimate would be perfect. Therefore, I leaned more towards soft pink, white, blush, and cream colors. I think both reception spaces (lol, thanks rain) turned out beautiful and matched the vision we were going for.”

What was your favorite part of the big day?

“The first look! I know a “first look” isn’t the most traditional thing to do, but I have never really been “traditional”. It was important to me to see Andrew before we walked down the aisle to get those final nervous butterflies to go away. I only wish I had seen him earlier in the day so I could have eaten! 🙂 It was so nice to spend a few moments together prior to the ceremony, and he even brought champagne with two beautiful glasses in an engraved wooden box with our wedding date carved into it. Now we have that box in our home to remind us of our special day.”

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Where did you find your gown, groom + groomsmen and bridesmaid dresses?

“My mom and I decided to randomly go dress shopping one day at Luxe Redux Bridal Boutique in Indianapolis, and I tried on about 10 dresses and decided that this was the one. I cried when I put it on, and thought it would match our romantic vibe perfectly. I have not really seen many dresses like it! Bridesmaid dresses were purchased through Birdy Grey and I highly recommend them. Such great customer service and very affordable dresses. The groomsmen were traveling in from multiple different states, so we rented suits from Men’s Wearhouse.”

What advice would you give to couples currently planning a Florida Keys wedding?

“2020 was a year for all of us! There are so many things out of your control with the pandemic, but this honestly was one of the best days ever! Nothing is ever going to be perfect! Did it rain? Yes. Did we have to move inside and not get to use our farm tables and chairs? Yes. BUT, I got to marry my best friend and at the end of the day, that was all that mattered. Plus, Olivia made sure everything went smoothly and I knew we were in great hands if things couldn’t go exactly as planned. Enjoy every moment because it seriously goes by so fast!”
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Cheers to you and your “I Do” day, Olivia and Andrew! Thank you so much for choosing me to walk beside you on this most wonderful day. Wishing you endless love & light–now and always.

Thank you to fellow Florida Keys wedding vendors:

Venue: Baker’s Cay Resort

Photographer: Jannette De Llanos Photography

Florist: Floral Fantasy

Rentals: Keys Audio Party Rentals

Wedding Planning by yours truly: Frond & Feather Events

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