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!

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“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|

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.”

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“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
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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
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Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events
By |2020-12-11T16:00:53-05:00December 11th, 2020|

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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It’s all about you two. Tell us your story!

“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,

Florida Keys Wedding Planner Frond + Feather Events

By |2020-04-22T17:59:53-04:00April 22nd, 2020|