Florida Keys Wedding: Carrlee & Chris’s Love Story

Carrlee and Chris’s Florida Keys wedding has stolen our hearts for good. Embracing the natural beauty of The Keys, the duo’s bohemian style wedding day felt effortlessly striking.

We had such fun with the two of them, and we wanted to feature their sweet love story and wedding day with you all. Get your tissues ready and see below story from dearest Florida Keys wedding bride, Carrlee.

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“We met in Key Largo at a sushi & sake event at Corks & Curds. I actually ended up hitting on Chris’s married friend, whose wife was also at the table getting a kick out of it. They told me, “He’s married, but this guy is single! We’re having a party tomorrow night that you should come to!”

I didn’t realize it was a come & go event, so I arrived right on time with all my nervousness in tow. I didn’t know these people at all, but made enough small talk to get me through until Chris & others arrived. He walked me out to my car at the end of the evening, and we had our very awkward & memorable first kiss.

We both grew up in The Keys, and had always pictured getting married by the water. A family friend’s backyard on the bay in Islamorada was the perfect place!” – Carrlee

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What vision inspired your Florida Keys wedding?

“We wanted a laid back vibe that was still beautiful. I love collecting wildflowers, grasses & greenery, so I wanted most fresh greenery to be collected. We wanted things to be simple & as eco-friendly as possible.“- Carrlee

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What moment of your Florida Keys wedding day was most meaningful to you?

“On our wedding day, my favorite part was our ritual during the ceremony. We chose to incorporate our own spirituality & design our own ritual to represent our union of love.

We incorporated the natural elements of earth, wind, fire & water to represent our connection to nature, lit candles to represent loved ones who had passed, walked in a circle 3 times to take our first steps as a married couple together & included lots of sacred crystals & stones. It was a fusion of various wedding rituals with what felt true & meaningful for us & that made it really special. And something only we knew the true significance of.” -Carrlee

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A little love letter…

“Olivia was beyond incredible in organizing all the details & asking us so many questions way in advance so that we wouldn’t have to consider them the day of. Recently at a wedding where the wedding planner was asking the bride about ridiculous details on the day, I was floored! Olivia made such a priority of allowing me to enjoy the day, not be bogged down by extraneous details that I didn’t even care about by that point anyways!

She stood in the pouring rain to hold an umbrella while Chris & I ate our dinner. Olivia went so above & beyond expectations. Her time & effort goes to the next level & I felt so personally cared for by her!”- Carrlee

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We send our sincerest thanks to Carrlee & Chris for allowing us to share in their unforgettable love story and wedding day. We absolutely adore you both, and have no doubt your journey together will continue to be fruitful of laughter, meaning, and deep connection.

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Special thanks to fellow Florida Keys wedding vendors who helped make their wedding day possible!

First Look Venue: The Moorings Village

Photography: Endearing Studios

Florals: Jacque Barnes Flower Co.

Bridal Gown: Rue De Seine from A&Be Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Entertainment: Assai Event Musicians

Catering: Custom Caterers

Officiant: Leila Dylla

Wedding Planning & Coordination by Yours Truly: Frond + Feather Events

Love & Light,

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