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Paradise Perfected: Ally + Andrew’s Tropical Green Florida Wedding

The sun, the sand, the lush greenery–the feelings of the Keys bring warmth to all, and Ally & Andrew’s green Florida wedding did just the same! I am thrilled to share this sweet duo’s wedding day with you all. Ally and Andrew treated me like family from the start. The pandemic brought on many changes during the planning of their wedding. But being as united and loving as they are, they faced it all flawlessly. Moving their celebrations from Indianapolis to the Florida Keys brought the two of them and their loved ones a paradise day. Sweet Ally shares all the details on their love story and wedding day below. Read along, and prepare yourself to fall in love with these two!

Tell us about you two! When did you meet?

“Andrew and I met at Purdue University in 2010 and like any good start to a relationship, we were friends first! We didn’t start dating until 2015. Andrew had moved out to Denver after we graduated while I was still in Indiana. We kept in touch the year after graduating. He came back to Indy a couple of times, and I visited Denver. I decided to move out to CO in the summer of 2015. We pretty much started dating right when I moved out :).”

Green Florida weddingHow did you want your guests to feel on your wedding day? What overall vibe were you hoping for?

“We were supposed to marry in Indianapolis in May of 2020, but with Covid we had to push back to 2021. It took us awhile to figure out when and where our wedding would be. I am a nurse and was/am working with Covid patients. I truly wasn’t sure when things would lighten up. The vaccine becoming available to the public weeks before our wedding was a game changer! After the year everyone had in 2020, we figured both ourselves and our guests could use a vacation! Key Largo is absolutely beautiful and was the perfect get away for our wedding.”

Green Florida weddingWhat was your favorite moment of the day?

“It’s hard to pick a moment from the day as my favorite, because the whole day felt like one perfect moment that flew by. Since we did not do a first look, our favorite moment was finally getting down the aisle and being able to say hello to each other for the first time on our wedding day. I was so nervous walking down. I don’t like people staring at me! My dad had to keep telling me to slow down because I was walking so fast. The second I was done walking down the aisle and able to hold Andrews hands and look him in the eyes, my nerves were completely gone.”

Green Florida weddingGreen Florida weddingGreen Florida weddingWhat advice would you give to brides currently planning a wedding?

“My advice to current brides is to look at the big picture and not stress small things, even though that can be tough sometimes. Remember what the day is about, marrying the love of your life and best friend is really all that matters at the end of the day! Laugh if something goes wrong, and have the time of your life celebrating with all of your friends and family! We sure did!”
“We couldn’t be more grateful to all of our vendors, especially Olivia for introducing us to ALL of them. We are so thankful to Anna and the rest of the baker’s cay staff for making our dream wedding finally happen. We could not have done any of this on our own and highly recommend everyone who worked so hard to make our day so special!”
Ally and Andrew, you two are a GIFT! I cherish you both and send you all the love, light, and laughter in the world. Cheers to your amazing forever together!
Gratitude to fellow South Florida wedding vendors:
Event Rentals: Keys Audio
Live Acoustic Music: Leah Sutter
Live Painting: Canvas and Confetti
Florals: Studio South
Videgraphy: CJF Films
Bridal Gown: Grace Loves Lace
Love & Light,
Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
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