Michael and Melissa share a love story that many photographers desire to capture. Between his smitten affection for her and the constant vibrancy she has, adoring his personality, there was perfection lingering in the air. There are some people that are undoubtably made for one another and these two walk in that very definitive statement. They hosted the wedding of a lifetime at Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria resort tucked between perfection and serenity in Key West, Florida. We arrived in Key West and were greeted with 80 degree weather and breathtaking scenery. Just when we thought the trip couldn’t get any more beautiful, their wedding day arrived and modeled perfection.
Michael & Melissa chose to have their first look on an exposed rock formation in the middle of the water, accessible from the private beach at Casa Marina. The serenity of the ocean, a barefoot bride glowing as she awaited for her groom, and a teary-eyed groom standing in the tropical sun awaiting his forever…it was a beautifully intimate moment. After their first look and waiting upon guest to be seated, Melissa strolled in beauty to her groom, meeting him at the edge of the American coast. Supported and surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues the couple exchanged vows and a kiss and then celebrated with champagne and tears of joy.While their guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, Michael and Melissa slipped away to enjoy the sunset together and breathe in the moment, making irreplaceable memories. As the sun set with deep oranges and reds the night roared with celebration. The food was exquisite, the atmosphere inviting, and the love was overflowing.Heartfelt speeches, cheerful toasts, classic dance moves…the love that was shared between Michael & Melissa and their family, friends, and colleagues was evidenced in the smiles on the faces and the tears running down their cheeks.Michael and Melissa, thanks so much for having us along to photograph your day! We made great memories in this adventure and we hope you will treasure these moments forever.
Thanks to Michael & Melissa’s AMAZING vendors:
Wedding Gown – Maggie Sottero
Wedding Coordinator – Peggy Russell // Destination Wedding Studio
Hair & Makeup – Amanda Robinson
Florist – Mama Flowers
Catering – Reina Todd // Casa Marina Resort
Cake Artist – Key West Cakes
DJ – DJ Innovations