Islamorada Wedding Photographer

There is something about being a Florida wedding photographer that makes me smile. Being part mermaid, I can’t resist shooting a wedding barefoot on the beach. And being an Islamorada wedding photographer is even better!!! I have known this beautiful bride for a few years now. Leo, was actually a bridesmaid in a few weddings I photographed prior to hers. I was so excited when she got engaged and reached out to me. Leo just has this awesome energy. She is sassy, funny, and just as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. Bill scored big time with this one! Their initial plan was to elope to Bimini, Bahamas. They traveled there often and loved the laid back atmosphere of the island. But on their last visit back there, the island had changed. Yes, I agree with them, there is a massive resort now on the north end of the island with plans to continue building and expanding with very little concern for the environment. For that reason, Leo and Bill opted for the most laid back part of Florida, the Keys. There are so many places in the Keys to get married but when they arrived at the Caribbean Resort, they knew this would be the place. These caribbean style cottages provide a very serene setting in the middle of the fishing capital of the world. While most cottages are booked year round, the spacious property makes you feel like you are the only guest. Leo and Bill chose to elope on a Thursday and then have an intimate dinner at Pierres in Morada Bay. ¬†They held a larger celebration a few days later where friends and extended family would join in on the festivities. I absolutely LOVED being a part of Leo and Bills Islamorada elopement. Here are some of my favorite photos from their intimate elopement, and stay tuned for more photos from their reception party in Coral Gables.

Islamorada is the perfect location for an intimate wedding elopementFlorida foliage is so beautifulBanana leaves are natural to the state of FloridaLow tide at the Caribbean Resort in Islamorada FloridaBrown pelicans are a common site in floridaBanana leaves make for a perfect tropical leaf for wedding reception decorSide tendrils for a wedding updo in the Florida KeysBride using her grandmothers purse as family heirloom for her weddingBride putting her wedding dress on in Islamorada FloridaWearing white on her intimate wedding elopement in the Florida Keys Bride and groom have their first look at the Caribbean Resort in Islamorada Floridawedding elopement with Bride and groom portraits at the Cheeca LodgeCouple takes newlywed photos by Florida Foliage native to the Florida KeysBride and Groom walking to their elopement location at the Caribbean Resort in Islamorada FloridaDad walking daughter down the aisle at Caribbean resort Ceremony location for intimate elopement in Islamorada FloridaFlorida Keys wedding ceremony with the water in the backdropIslamorada excitement as newlyweds walk down the aisle together Bride and Groom portraits around the Caribbean resortImage that looks like Carolyn Kennedy on her wedding dayBride and Groom pose in front of lobster traps in Florida KeysCouple Poses in the dock at Caribbean Resort because of their love for the waterNewlyweds dine at Pierres Morada Bay in Islamorada Sunset picture at Morada BayBride wearing chic nostalgia poses in front of iconic palm tree at Morada BayBride and Groom portraits at Morada Bay in Islamorada Florida KeysMorada Bay night time shot

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  • Coral Gables Wedding » StephanieASmithBlog.Com - […] Have you ever been to a Coral Gables wedding? They’re pretty epic. In my last post, you saw Leo and Bill’s Islamorada elopement. They wanted an intimate ceremony with just parents and siblings, but knew that their extended […]

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