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.

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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
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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.”

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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
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Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2022-04-16T16:05:39-04:00April 16th, 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!
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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.
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Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2022-01-27T12:18:05-05:00January 27th, 2022|

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
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Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2021-08-14T14:27:13-04:00August 14th, 2021|

Green with Joy: Tropical Green Florida Wedding {Ally & Andrew}

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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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By |2021-06-06T20:05:21-04:00June 6th, 2021|

Dreaminess at Dream Bay Resort: Laura + Jake’s Valentine’s Day Wedding

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Ready for the sweetest couple celebrated on the sweetest day of the year?

Sharing their love story and Dream Bay Resort Valentine’s Day wedding day details, get ready to swoon along with me and hear from the bride, Laura, below!

The Story of Laura + Jake: From Daydreams to Dream Bay Resort

“Jake and I met on a 911 call, in the Winter of 2016.  We happened to work an overdose together, and remained close ever since.  After being friends for upwards of a year, I kissed him and sealed the deal!  We picked the Keys for a couple of reasons.  The first thing we knew is that Jake definitely wanted a beach wedding. The next was that I have a timeshare in Key Largo that has been in my family since the condo was built in the 70’s.  It was truly the perfect combo – we had to pay minimal to stay and could make it our honeymoon too, and there are a bazillion resorts that have beautiful beaches to have our wedding on!  Perfect!”

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“So the date we picked was all because we drove down to the Keys from MA, and were initially set to arrive to Dream Bay Resort on Friday, 2/12.  To have the traditional Saturday wedding, on the 13th, would be just too much work after driving 24+hrs, so we picked Sunday.  Go figure – it’s Valentine’s Day.  So we basically wanted anything BUT red/pink/purple.  We sat and thought for a bit – blue and yellow say chill beach vibes, and it’s not valentines colors!  I love yellow flowers, and dusty blues are a stunning pairing.

Our absolute most favorite details were the flowers on the natural tree under which we got married.  I love how grounded to nature it felt.  Jake and I are not over the top people, so that really hit home.  And then to be able to enjoy the sunset and get stunning pictures during that was incredibly important to Jake.  To be able to have all those memories to hold on to means so much to us.”

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“To anyone getting married in the Keys (or anywhere, for that matter): hire a wedding planner.  100% worth every penny.  I have friends here in MA planning weddings too, and I’ve told them all the same.  A wedding planner has connections to vendors, people, and business owners that no amount of internet research can make for you.  They know things the internet does not.  Trust them. They have done this before.  We were also limited in that we couldn’t travel for the planning, so we placed full faith and trust in Olivia when it came down to the things that it’s usually helpful to touch or taste or sample. It pays for itself when you have a trusted local who knows the local places to get you the best for your money.  A wedding planner can spend your money better than you and can make your perfect wedding come true.  Olivia did all of that and more for Jake and I.  From the bottom of our hearts, we can’t thank her enough for the work she did for us.  She made it feel seamless for us, even though I have no doubt she worked incredibly hard behind the scenes.”
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Laura and Jake, thank you for giving me the sweetest Valentine’s Day! I am overjoyed and extremely grateful to have been a part of your journey to “I Do”. Cheers to your happily ever after! Cheers to YOU!
Hair & Makeup: Elaine Hampson
Floral: Studio South
Bridesmaids Gowns: Birdy Grey
Planning & Coordination: Frond & Feather Events
Love & Light,
Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2021-04-16T17:49:51-04:00April 16th, 2021|

Kissing in Key Largo: A Florida Keys Resort Wedding

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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

Love & Light,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2021-03-21T16:47:23-04:00March 21st, 2021|

Dreamy Key Largo Wedding Day {Chelsea & Duke at Baker’s Cay Resort}

A Kaleidoscope of Light & Joy: Chelsea & Duke’s Dreamy Key Largo Wedding

It was an honor to be a part of Chelsea & Duke’s Key Largo wedding day at Baker’s Cay Resort. Originally planning to have a large celebration in Nashville, the sweet couple postponed and moved their wedding day to host a Key Largo wedding day with a small intimate group of family and friends. Like so many other 2020 couples, their wedding was not what they first dreamed up, but in turn, even better than originally imagined. Good things come to those who wait, and great things come to those who persevere!

Kick It Off with Confetti

Chelsea & Duke processed down the aisle as husband and wife in celebration with biodegradable confetti canons. Talk about taking the phrase “going out with a bang” to a whole new level! Not only did this delight the duo and their guests, kicking off the celebration with plenty of joy, but it also created the most magical photos!

The sweetness continued throughout the evening as delightful details were themed after their fur baby, Riggins. Naming their specialty cocktail after the furry friend & providing themed Riggins cocktail napkins brought the very important pup into their very important day seamlessly. Bringing about an unforgettable golden hour, even the sky seemed to celebrate Chelsea & Duke!

Closing out the evening with a sparkler entrance into their reception, the couple brought their guests as much joy as they bring one another. From the sweetest father of the bride toast, to the dreamiest bridal gown and kindest crew–it was a true joy of a day.

Thank you so much to Chelsea & Duke for inviting me into your incredible story. It was an honor & joy!

As always, utmost gratitude to fellow vendors for making their Key Largo wedding day so special.

Venue: Baker’s Cay Resort

Photography: Finding Light Photography

Entertainment: Carlos Abanto & Philip Bixby

Cake: Maggie’s Bakery

Hair & Makeup: Style Me Elvi

Officiant: Frank Nunez
Looking for another Florida Keys wedding to inspire your dreamy day? Dive into Carrlee & Chris’ bohemian style big day here: Florida Keys Wedding: Carrlee & Chris’s Love Story
Love & Light,
Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2020-12-11T16:00:53-05:00December 11th, 2020|
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