Dream Bay Resort Wedding {Erin & Nicolai}

Dream Bay Resort Wedding {Erin & Nicolai}

Erin & Nicolai’s Dream Bay Resort wedding was as dreamy as the evening’s sunset! These two were a dream of a duo to work with. (Yes, I know I always say that. 😉 but I really am so blessed with the very best couples!). They shared their day with loved ones including their 2 kiddos, Conner and Tati. Tati celebrated in true party animal form—she was sound asleep in Erin’s sling by the end of the night, snoozing as Mama danced and mingled. The day brought high winds, but an unforgettable sky above—perfectly capturing their exciting yet peaceful and comforting love story. It was a wonderful blending of cultures. To lead us through their story, beautiful and thoughtful bride Erin herself shares all the details below!

How did you two meet?

“Ahhhh, there are so many parts to the story, but it’s 100%: right place at the right time. I was working at a beach bar when Nicolai and his friends came by for the day. The forecast wrongly predicted rain, so it was a VERY slow day. I had time to chat/joke and get to know him.”

What made you choose a Florida Keys wedding?

“We love to travel and both just knew we wanted a destination wedding. With Nicolai being from Denmark, it also made sense to us since his family and friends already had to travel. We might as well invite them somewhere fun and warm.”

What overall vibe were you hoping for on your Dream Bay Resort Wedding day?

“Happy and relaxed. A no worries vibe.  I feel that every single person had travel issues getting there that week, and I was just so happy that no one gave up. I truly have good memories with every single guest from that weekend. It wouldn’t have been the same without them. Dream Bay was the PERFECT location to host the weekend/wedding. It helped us achieve our vibe. We had events planned, but it was more or less an open door policy. Our guests were able to come and go as they pleased. On Thursday, our family got together on site at night for a welcome dinner, and on Friday, we invited anyone who was around to come over instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner. Saturday morning, we hosted beach yoga. Saturday evening was the wedding. And Sunday, we had a Farewell Brunch where everyone came over for breakfast, and just hung out until they had to depart back home.”

What was the most memorable moment of your day?

“I cannot choose. Walking down the aisle to Nicolai and my son waiting for me, to ALL of the wedding guests partaking in all the Danish traditions (which there were many), to just seeing everyone laugh and dance and have a good time. It’s true what they say – so much of the day/night is a blur. But when I think back, it’s all the smiling and laughing faces of our friends and family that truly stuck with me most.”

Any words of wisdom to the soon-to-be-wed?

“Hire a planner. 100%. They know the vendors and the area best. They can make a MUCH better timeline for the day. And do you REALLY want to be setting up/taking down all the decorations on your wedding day? No way. Hire a planner. It eliminates so much stress. And if there were issues on my wedding day, I didn’t know it, because Olivia and her Frond + Feather team kept them from me. Her vendor recommendations were top notch. The food was amazing and the flowers were amazing. My hair and makeup was exactly as I wanted. And photography captured memories I will cherish forever.”

Erin and Nicolai, you two are just the best! Thank you so much for trusting us with your best day. We wish you both every happiness in your journey toward forever! Cheers!Vendor Team:

Beauty by Bler | Designs by Darenda | Green Turtle Inn & Kaiyo Grill Catering | LR Entertainment | Leah Sutter | Jannette De Llanos Photography | Keys Audio Rentals |Frond & Feather Events | Bridal Gown: Andria Bird at LoveBird Bridal in Connecticut “I didn’t want a traditional wedding gown, but decided to visit Andi on a whim to try some on and see if she could make me a non-traditional dress. Turns out, the first dress I tried on I just couldn’t get out of my mind – train and all – and that’s the gown I chose. All of Andi’s gowns are made to order, from my measurements, and I liked that it was more sustainable vs overproduced.  Andi set me up with an amazing seamstress, Melissa of deMelis Atelier, .Together, they were my gown dream team.” 

Interested in this gorgeous spot? For more information on the venue, click here.

Love & Light,
Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2022-10-15T11:29:07-04:00October 15th, 2022|

Playa Largo Resort & Spa Wedding {Barbara and Tony}

Playa Largo Resort & Spa Wedding

A Playa Largo Resort & Spa wedding paired with the most generous, thoughtful, and FUN couples? Absolute perfection. Barb and Tony were incredible to work with. Deservingly, they were gifted with a picture perfect day; with clear blue skies, and one of the best Florida Keys sunsets I have ever seen. Imagine *thee* sunset pictured when couples dream about getting married down here. That’s the exact sunset presented on Barb & Tony’s Day! Not to mention the fact that Barb looked like a bride straight out of a magazine–absolutely stunning!
From start to finish, it was a total WIN of a day. It was an honor to be a part of it. To give you the full scope of the day and the duo’s love story, read on below as Barb shares each and every detail!

OK, let’s start from the top! How did you meet?

“We met initially when we were seeing other people. We both happened to become single about a year later. Then we matched on Bumble. I never messaged him though. He then found me on social media. He was persistent, and I’m so happy he was! Now here we are happily married and best friends.”

What made you choose a Playa Largo Resort & Spa wedding?

“We had WAY too many family members and friends back in New York. We were looking at a 350+ people. That’s not we wanted. Our way of getting out of somehow being forced into inviting so many people was by leaving the state!
We tossed around the idea of leaving the country, but then it makes it hard for those who don’t have passports. So we landed on Florida. Narrowing it down, however, was a challenge in itself as there are SO many beautiful places. Ultimately, Playa Largo stole our hearts and had everything we wanted. From the beauty to the outdoor set up, it truly was perfect. We wanted our guests to feel like they were on vacation–enjoying a long weekend of partying and making memories. We hope everyone will remember our wedding forever.”

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

“Stay in the moment. Planning your wedding can be stressful and time consuming and you want it all to be perfect,  but staying present is SO important on your wedding day. Don’t worry about the little things. Hiring an event planner helps so much. We are so happy we did. It put our minds at ease while planning and most importantly on our wedding day! Enjoy your planning, do what YOU want. You do this once. And have some fun – it will be the best ever! Xo”

Endless hugs to you two! Wishing you a lifetime of postcard worthy sunsets spent snuggled up together. <3 Love ya both!

Wedding Venue: Playa Largo Resort & Spa | Florals: Designs by Darenda | Photography: Evan Rich Photography | Acoustic Music: Leah Sutter | DJ: Sarz Entertainment | Photo Booth: Miami Photo Booth | Cake: Unique D’Lites | Event Rentals: Keys Audio Party Rentals | Makeup: Marz Makeup | Wedding Planning by yours truly: Frond & Feather Events | Bridal Gown: Morilee Madeline Gardner | Bridal Jacket: Heirloom Bridal Company | Groom’s Suit: Knot Standard
By |2022-09-19T21:03:47-04:00September 19th, 2022|

Baker’s Cay Wedding {Sophia & Mark}

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What a pleasure to be a part of Sophia and Mark’s Baker’s Cay Wedding day! I feel so blessed as I find myself saying again and again, after each wedding, my couples are the sweetest. And Mark and Sophia are certainly no different! They are the SWEETEST!

Mark treasures Sophia–she is the kindest, gentlest soul with a heart of gold. Mark is from the UK. He had some of his immediate family and closest friends here for the wedding. Their adoration and support of the duo was incredibly moving! Sophia is one of 3 girls, 2 of them being twins, and their maids of honor speeches were THE best, incredibly funny and heartfelt.  The amazing couple and their loved ones enjoyed the gorgeous day with grace and love aplenty. It was an absolute honor to witness! To hear more about their sweetest day, dive in below as Sophia shares all the details!

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Let’s hear it: tell us your Love Story!

“On our wedding day, we were lucky enough to be together for 9 years! We met while we were in college attending Missouri State in Springfield, MO. We met one night out on the town in Springfield at a local bar called Boogie! Mark is from London, England and I am from St. Louis, MO. We always knew we wanted a destination wedding somewhere beautiful. We got engaged at Baker’s Cay in Key Largo, Florida in March 2021 and we fell in love with the resort and decided to have our wedding there one year later! :)”

What overall experience were you hoping for for your loved ones?

“We wanted our guests to have the absolute best time–to feel a blend of relaxation, enjoyment with great company and amazing views–to overall have a great vacation in the Keys! Lastly, we wanted them to feel connected to one another…as destination weddings have the ability to do! You get to connect with your wedding guests days prior or after your big day to soak in all of the quality time. Everyone truly gets to know one another.”
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What was your favorite moment of your Baker’s Cay wedding day?

“For me…walking down the aisle. It was very surreal walking down and seeing all of my family and friends stand up looking at me…seeing my future husband at the end of the aisle. Mark said watching me walk down was his favorite as well.. trying to hold back the tears.. as he was unsuccessful at ;)”

Who designed you and your bridal party’s attire?

“My wedding gown was purchased from a local store near St. Louis, Missouri called Clarice’s Bridal. My bridesmaids dresses were purchased from David’s Bridal. (Very  convenient when you have bridesmaids living all over the US, being a nation wide company it was very helpful for them to get sized and order their dresses)
Groomsman suits were purchased from Next. It is primarily located in the UK. Very affordable and looked amazing!”

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“To be present and have the absolute best time. This day is for you, and only you. You planned this special day to enjoy yourselves and celebrate your love as a couple. Take in every moment..as you will never get these moments back!
My second advice..is to hire Frond and Feather (Olivia & Team) because the peace of mind you will have to plan and execute your big day will allow you to fully be present and enjoy your day with no worries! 🙂 I mean that!”
Sophia and Mark, we adore you both! Sending endless hugs and many congratulations. Cheers to you both!
Saxophone: Lina Saroza
Photography: Endearing Studios
Sweet Treats: Maggie’s Bakery
Planning and Production by yours truly: Frond and Feather Events
Love & Light,
Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2022-04-30T14:57:42-04:00April 30th, 2022|

Islander Resort Wedding {Ashley & Chris}

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Natural & Timeless Islander Resort Wedding

Ashley & Chris’s Islander Resort wedding was the most perfect, effortlessly fun day! The new Mr. & Mrs. are an adorable couple with a true love for the Florida Keys, fishing, and of course, each other! Included in their dreamy day was custom signage and “guest book” made from actual swordfish bills, a seating chart made from coconuts, and endless joy. The day was very tropical and unique, but deeply classy. And the celebrations were aplenty! Once the dance floor opened, it was packed and never slowed down. DJ Buggy and Rusty really got the crowd partying and man, did everyone have a blast! Ashley and Chris are fun, kind and gracious. Truly, they are all the things that make up the “why I love what I do” list 🙂 It’s a joy to share their wedding day with you all. To dive in, read all the details from Ashley herself below!
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Tell us about you two!

“Chris and I met through one of my bridesmaids during Lobster Mini season under a tiki hut in July of 2018. Chris and I enjoy being on the water. We are always on the boat– fishing, diving, or enjoying a sunrise or sunset. Officially becoming Chris’s first mate could not have been more perfect than in Islamorada on the water, surrounded by our family and friends.  We were both so excited for a natural, tropical wedding under the palm trees. I could not wait to have my toes in the sand during our ceremony as I said “I do” to the man I could not wait to spend forever with!”

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“Chris and I wanted our guests to be able to enjoy themselves as they embrace the sights of the palm trees and the sounds of the ocean. We both wanted our special day to breeze on easily. That is exactly what happened on the day we officially tied the knot!”
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“As far as the overall vibe, we really wanted it all to be uniquely ours, from the food to the decor, like the swordfish bills for our guest book + directional signage, to the coconuts used for our seating chart. It was all so special to Chris and I, because it was so personal and reflected us as a couple. We really loved the farmhouse tables with arrangements of palms, plus the touch of coconuts and then being surrounded by bamboo folding chairs. Also, being able to incorporate the natural touches of rattan and wicker was such a special touch.  It was an overall chic island style of a wedding!”
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What was your favorite moment of the day? 

“Too many moments were our favorite. Overall the entire wedding weekend was full of so much love, laughter, and smiles that left your cheeks hurting.”

Islander Resort Wedding Reception in Islamorada, Florida

Who designed all of the wedding day attire?

“My dress was designed by Made with Love from Lighthouse Bridal in Fort Lauderdale. Lighthouse Bridal shop is a DREAM. Megan is so sweet and made the process so fun! She had recommended going to Fiona at The Little Seamstress in Oakland Park, FL for alterations and I am so happy I did. Fiona was so kind and did an amazing job!”
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What is your biggest piece of advice to those currently planning a wedding?

“Try to not focus on the little (or big) things! Trust your vendors and soak in every detail because the wedding day will go quicker than you can possibly imagine. Also, just remember- it is a special day celebrating your love. Planning a wedding incorporates a lot of moving pieces, but ultimately it is about you marrying the catch of your lifetime!”
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Ashley and Chris, thank you so much for inviting us along to be a part of your day. We are so thankful, and wish you every sandy toed happiness in the world!
Big hugs and endless congratulations to you both!
Videography: Kurtis Cinema
Florals: Flowers by Ro
Bridal Gown: Made with Love 
Planning & Production by yours truly: Frond & Feather Events
Love & Light,
Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2022-04-16T16:05:39-04:00April 16th, 2022|

Perks of Aisle Planner

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Aisle Planner: One (of the many 😉 ) Perks of Hiring Frond & Feather Events

Aisle Planner: the software every bride and groom never knew they needed. When I first set out to build Frond & Feather Events, I wanted to cover every single detail. I wanted my care for each client to be as detailed and thoughtful as possible. While being accessible is something I pride myself on, I wanted something that could care for my clients while I was on the event floor or with my family. I had never heard of anything like it–save for cloning myself 😉

I wanted a way for a client to be able to see where I was on each aspect of their specific event–at any given moment. Popping bubbly with besties and want to check in on vendor bookings? Dress shopping with mom and want to check in on where the pending tasting date is at? Daydreaming with spouse to be and want to check on the floral budget progress? The scenarios are endless. I wasn’t sure I would be able to be as accessible as I wanted to be, to be able to answer each question whenever any client desired, until I found Aisle Planner. Dive in below to read more! (And PS: This is not a sponsored blog. This is strictly pure, unpaid Aisle Planner adoration at its finest!)

What Does Aisle Planner Do?

From the Aisle Planner site, fellow wedding planner Dionne Washington says it best: “I always tell our clients, Aisle Planner is us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…just in the form of an amazing software.” In a nutshell, Aisle Planner is there to answer your check in questions whenever we can’t be. It does all of the below:
  • Tracks status of every project
  • Creates and maintains event calendar
  • Build precise timelines
  • Tracks every budget expenses
  • Maintains vendor information and files
  • Keeps a catalog of notes from every meeting and call

And so much more.

OK, I’m in…So Now What?

When you book a full or partial planning service package with us, your event will be created in the software. From there, all of the above and more will be accessible. You will be able to essentially have eyes on my notes as your wedding planner throughout every step. So even if you want to be a hands off bride or groom, sometimes just a little peek at the progress is soothing and fun. And if you desire to be involved in each and every step, you can do so with this access. Without having to book a call, make time for an email, or have an unanswered 3 a.m wonder 😉 you can dive on in to the nitty gritty of your event, right from the comfort of behind your screen. Another planner shares: “My clients love it, and always talk about how professional and useful the tools are. It makes them feel more organized, empowered, and in control.” Sounds like unanimous love to us!

To dive in more, head to their site here: What Every Engaged Couple Never Knew They Needed

To see a recent Florida Keys wedding of ours, head here: Largo Resort Wedding {Katherine & Zach}

We can’t wait to create your event next!

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2022-04-07T17:23:51-04:00April 7th, 2022|

Islander Resort Wedding {Jackie & Jake}

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Incredible + Idyllic Islander Resort Wedding

I have so many things to say about Jackie & Jake’s Islander Resort wedding, and yet no words can quite sum it up well enough! From the planning period to their wedding day, Jackie and Jake left me smiling so hard my cheeks hurt–more times than I can count! Alongside the adorable duo, their loved ones were just as wonderful. Following to the tune of pure joy the couple brings, the whole crowd just exuded FUN. I’m not sure I have ever seen a crowd love the dance floor and the camera so much.  They were all made for the spotlight, and were not afraid to own it! The energy of the entire day, from getting ready to getting down on the dance floor, was so perfect. Everyone, wedding vendors included, had such an incomparably fun time. Smiles and solid senses of humor were abundant! To find yourself enjoying that same Cheeks Hurt From Smiling So Much feeling, dive in to more photos and details of their wedding day below!

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A Determined Flower Girl & Lyrical Best Man

During the ceremony, the littlest flower girl, Olivia, was wanting to march to the beat of her own drum. A gal after my own heart, should’ve known with the matching names! 😉 She was not up for her long walk down the beach to reach the official beginning of the aisle. But the ceremony must go on! I was honored to get to carry her most of the way, clipboard in hand and all, before situating her tiny little flower crown, and sending her off with the others for her moment to shine. Pure sweetness!
During the reception speeches, one of the Best Men closed by sharing a custom rap song he had written for the couple. He nailed it–a truly unforgettable lyrical genius! From the duos adoration for one another, to the groovy dances moves from all and more, it’s safe to say the video footage from this wedding day will be a true treat to watch!
Florida Keys beach wedding ceremony in Islamorada, Florida
His view during the ceremony + her view during the ceremony…love birds through and through!
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Hugs + Happily Ever Afters

I always get so sad when each wedding day comes to a close. It’s an honor to grow close with each and every couple through the engagement season. Watching their dream day come true and being able to feel the joy for them is such a gift. After the big day ends, I find myself missing the couples so much. Thankfully,  Jackie & Jake come to Islamorada often, so we will get to catch up again soon! Counting down the days for a reunion already!
Jackie and Jake, you two are simply wonderful. Thank you both so much for choosing me to enjoy this adventure with you all. Wishing you every happiness–now and forever!
Thank you so much to fellow Florida wedding vendors!
Entertainment: The Music Machine
Sweet Treats: Key Lime Pie Lady
Phootgraphy: Endearing Studios
Videography: CJF Films
Planning by yours truly: Frond & Feather Events
For even more wedding inspo, come see us over on Instagram.
Love & Light,
Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2022-01-27T12:18:05-05:00January 27th, 2022|

The “No” To Say After Your Best “Yes”

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Because we want your engaged life to be filled with nothing but “Yes!” moments, we bring you: the “no” to say after your best “yes”. What so many couples do after getting engaged, is start building a wedding budget. This is beautiful! However, we find that time and time again, the budget is structured in an unsustainable way. Things that the couple is not super excited about is allotted a chunk of change just because it’s “tradition”. This then causes them to cut corners on things that really matter to them! Foodies are having to opt for less than foodie-tastic tastes, view finders are having to select venues less than their eye’s desire, and more. You get the picture!

So what does this boil down too? Not hiring a wedding planner straight off the bat. More specifically, opting to only hire a wedding planner for a month of package. What does this mean and why is it such a problem? Dive in with us below!

Full Service: Full Heart!

Hiring a full service wedding planner is in the client’s best interest for a litany of reasons. But what huts clients most? The budget. This is the number one thing we see get hit time and time again all because a couple opted to cut corners on planning cost. You are the couple to be–not the wedding pros. We invite YOU to YOUR OWN wedding and engaged period. Meaning? Let us take the stress off your shoulders. We can chat through how to structure your budget and get you to a number that is comfortable. After that, we can steer the ship in getting you quotes from local vendors in that price range. We also ensure no unnecessary add ons are being added to your tab (like too much excess uplighting, too many bartenders, etc!)

We steer the ship so you can enjoy the sunset 😉 Hiring a month of planner puts you in a “too little too late” scenario, as by a month out from your big day, the budget has already been set, money has been spent, etc. Everything is signed and sealed, so any problems with vendors or budget have unfortunately already happened. By inviting us aboard from the get go, we ensure no leaks occur. Ready to set sail? Away we go!

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2022-05-19T10:52:45-04:00December 1st, 2021|

When to Book Your Florida Wedding Vendors

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When To Book Your Florida Wedding Vendors

It’s the question most important yet least talked about: when to book your Florida wedding vendors.  Due to the pandemic, studies are forecasting 2022 to be the biggest wedding year since 1984, totaling 2.6 million weddings. Of course, this does not take into account the inevitable last minute elopements, estate weddings and micro weddings. And wow, do our calendars sing this same tune!

Before the pandemic, it used to be quite standard to be able to book your desired venue and vendors all within a year (sometimes even less!) than the day you got engaged. Now, with the many rebooks, reschedules, times have changed. On top of all that, folks are now fully embracing the mentality that life is indeed so short and so unpredictable, so the laid back nature some used to have on getting engaged or married in general has changed. Folks are wanting to live TODAY! And what’s more? Loved ones are excited to get out and celebrate, too. Below we are sharing our advice on how and when to book your Florida wedding vendors.

The Magic Number

As wedding planners, our deepest desire for you is to have the day of your dreams alongside the vendor team of your dreams. We hate to see when a bride books her dream venue and locks in a date, only to then seek out vendors and find so many from her dream list are already booked for the date. So as a blanket number, we encourage you to book two years out. You may be able to get away with a year and a half, but if you are opting for a weekend wedding, we definitely encourage you to think more along the two year mark. If you are wanting to say “I do” as soon as possible, we absolutely recommend a weekday date.

On top of that, when considering a date, do a check with the MUST HAVE vendors on your list for the date you are considering before locking in a venue date. This will save so much unnecessary stress and heartache. And of course, the absolute first booking you need to make is with a wedding planner local to the area you are set to be wed in.

One Last Note…

As a Florida Keys specific note, booking vendors far enough in advance is even more important. This is because top destinations like the Florida Keys have limited supply but immense demand. The incredible wedding vendors are absolutely here–but they are all in extremely high demand on this little spot of land! If all of this is overwhelming you, don’t let it. Let it spur you on to have these chats with your spouse to be and loved ones, get a general idea of what you are working towards in time of year, area, etc. And next? You already know 😉 Give us a call! You’ll be sinking into Island Time in no time. We promise.

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2022-05-19T10:31:35-04:00November 1st, 2021|

Largo Resort Wedding {Katherine & Zach}

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Katherine and Zach’s Largo Resort Wedding was remarkably special–much like the sweet newlyweds themselves. Katherine was THE most organized bride! All throughout the planning process, she was so on top of it, so incredibly beautiful, and equally sweet and kind.  Zach is paired perfectly with her: a teddy bear heart who so clearly is head over heels for his special girl!
Their wedding day vibe was high end bohemian. If that’s not a thing, they certainly made it one now! 😉 It was extremely classy and elegant, yet bohemian and warm.  Their celebration was a gathering of a very intimate group. Surrounded by the closest of friends/family, Katherine and Zach’s day was such a treat. We are honored beyond measure to share their day and their story with you. Straight from the gorgeous new Mrs. herself, Katherine shares all the details below.

Tell us about you two!

“Zach and I met in 2014 while working at the same bar in Des Moines, Iowa. We were friends for a bit before we decided to go on a date. Zach is so easy to love. We both knew soon after we started dating that we wanted to spend our lives together.”

What made you decide on a Largo Resort Wedding?

“It was our dream to have a small wedding that was also an adventurous and fun vacation for our friends and family. The whole goal was to spend quality time with each one of our guests and make memories all together as a big family.”

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“We definitely wanted our guests to have fun, feel taken care of and share a meaningful experience with us!”

Largo Resort WeddingWhat was the best part of your wedding day?

 “Every moment. I wouldn’t change a single thing because my memories of this day are so precious to me.
Some good moments to mention that make me smile:
-When Olivia arrived at the venue, and I could turn my phone on silent and just be the bride, truly.
-Getting ready with my mom, sister, and my two brothers. In lieu of booze and loud music, my brother made a pot of coffee. We sat on the couch while I got my hair done reminiscing about childhood and laughing… totally my family. (Don’t worry there was booze and loud music later).
-Dancing and laughing with Zach through our first look photos.
-Crying and laughing with Zach through our vows.
-Our ceremony was a surprise to us. My best friend wrote the script and my brother did a reading. It was beautiful and very meaningful.
-Everyone’s speeches at dinner and at the rehearsal dinner. I was moved to tears over and over.
-Having memories of my Dad included throughout the wedding. I was touched that he was included and honored by so many.
-Dancing barefoot on the beach.
-Sitting by the pool at the end of the night like a happy mermaid watching all my favorite people laugh and smile.”

Largo Resort WeddingYour wedding day look was show stopping! Who designed your wedding dress? Where was it purchased?

My dress was Martina Liana from One & Only Bridal in Orlando. I went to O&O to check out a Martina trunk show. My wedding dress was the first dress I pulled and first dress I tried on that day. I have a very good sense of what I like and what I don’t like. As soon as I tried this dress, I knew I was off the dress market.

Largo Resort WeddingAny advice to share for currently engaged couples?

“The climate for planning weddings is so different now than it was even a few years ago. And it’s constantly changing! Have grace with yourself and others. If you can figure out your taste and go with your gut, decision making will be so much easier. Lastly, try not to get caught up in the little details. Hire someone to do that. If you and your spouse are relaxed and having the happiest day ever, your guests will feed off of that joyful energy. You set the tone.”
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Katherine and Zach, we send immense gratitude in choosing us to journey toward your big day with you. You are both so special, and your dreamy day reflected your warm hearts so beautifully. It was an honor to be a part of it. We send endless congratulations, many cheers, and tons of hugs for your happily ever after ahead! <3

Vendor Team:

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2021-09-12T17:59:27-04:00September 12th, 2021|

Florida Keys Wedding: Rebecca + Kyle

Rebecca & Kyle’s {Finally!} Florida Keys Wedding

It is truthfully hard to express what a joy it was to plan and produce this duo’s Florida Keys wedding day. From the very start, they welcomed both myself and the whole team in with open arms. The most effortlessly sweet couple to all–with eyes and hearts so deep for one another it makes those around them feel giddy. Rebecca and Kyle faced many hoops to navigate through as the pandemic attempted time and time to dampen their spirits. And yet, they soared through those hoops in each and every change–facing it all with a friendship to last the ages–pandemic and all. It’s an honor to share their love story and Florida Keys wedding day details with you all. Below, dive in and enjoy as we share Rebecca’s take on their much awaited & well worth the wait, dream of a day!

Florida BrideFlorida groomTell us about you two!

“We met about 11 years ago from mutual friends in high school. We have been together for the last 9 years. Every day is still so exciting & full of love with each other. We are each others’ high school sweethearts and number one fans. The Florida Keys is our favorite place in the world, so once we were engaged we automatically knew that’s where our dream wedding would take place.”

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“We wanted our wedding guests to feel relaxed, full of love and happy to be there! We were planning our wedding mid pandemic and had to postpone our first wedding date. Our guests needed this sense of normalcy and fun surrounded by their friends just as much as we did. We were going for the beachy, boho romance vibe!”

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“Our favorite movement of the day was hands down the few minutes we had just the two us of right after we become husband and wife. It was so exciting to be able to celebrate our I Dos in private. Overall the entire day was an absolute dream come true. Every single second was beyond what I could have ever imagined.”

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“Try not to stress the small things, keep in mind that you are marrying the love of your life on this day! Everything else is just beautiful background noise.”
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Cheers to Rebecca and Kyle on the start to their forever! To many wonderful years with gorgeous sunsets, swoon worthy smooches and forever enjoying the “beautiful background noise” together 🙂 We love you two!
Fellow Florida Wedding Vendors:
Planning & Production by yours truly: Frond & Feather Events
Florals: Studio South
Hair/Makeup: Faces by April
Bridal Gown: Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Maid of Honor & Matron of Honor Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Groomsmen Suits: Perry Ellis
Love & Light,
Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2021-08-14T14:27:13-04:00August 14th, 2021|
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