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.
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