Danielle + Jeff married on April 21st at the Casa-Marina Resort Waldorf Astoria in Key West Florida. However, it was almost seven months before that date that I took my wife and packed up for New York, New York for an extended weekend. Danielle, being the outgoing spirit that she is, invited us to meet for brunch on a drizzling Sunday morning. After a wonderful brunch, lengthy beer garden visit and full stroll along New York’s’ beautiful High line Museum, we knew right away Danielle and Jeff wouldn’t be our clients, however rather, our long time friends!
Since that day, I believe we stayed in touch frequently leading up to their wedding day. Of course with all of that anticipation, we were cursed to have overcast and rain! Being the great sport that she is Danielle whisked this off and made room for us and Studio Julie to come in and capture some great work for the lovely couple to enjoy for a lifetime.
When we first arrived Danielle was finishing up her hair and makeup with the team from Southernmost Glam. We then got everyone in place and allowed for Jeff to take a first look at his lovely bride just before the ceremony! This is a highly recommended way to approach your day as it allows for your vendors to setup for an amazing location and reveal of the bride to her groom!
After the lovely ceremony inside the ballroom, the sun poked its way out briefly for a short photo/video session along the beach portion of the Casa-Marina property. Key West is tricky like that and often times is pouring rain one minute and bright sunny the next! While this was taking place, Roberto, from The Flats Band, setup and played for the guest at the cocktail hour.
Finally, it was time to announce the new couple and bring them into the reception into a loving gathering of family and friends. The couple went straight into their first dance and then into the Jewish traditional Horah dance in which family and friends surround the newlyweds and eventually lifting them as the dance continues.
The night went off without a snag as Megan from Swankey Events kept the day flowing smoothly and on time! Which of course, us vendors love! The Flats kept it going all night and eventually even brought the newlyweds on stage for a little impromptu guitar lesson! Enjoy the video below and share in Danielle and Jeff’s wedding day experience!
Location: Casa-Marina Resort Key West Florida
Photography: Studio Julie
Planning: Swankey Events
Floral: Milan Event Floral
Hair-Makeup: Southernmost Glam
Music: The Flats Band