Danielle & Scott’s Wedding!

Friends, do I have a treat for you today!!  I have been waiting to share this amazing destination wedding for Danielle and Scott, and today is the day!!  Many of you saw Derek and I’s travel to the Florida Keys last month, and this was the reason!

Danielle is Derek’s stepsister, and we were so honored to be chosen to photograph her wedding to Scott!  This whole process of their engagement and wedding have helped us all get to know each other better, and they are just the SWEETEST!

Danielle met Scott in Florida when she went down there for school (originally she is from Colorado), and Scott is a “Florida Boy” through and through!  They now co-own the Florida Boy Bar and Grill in Islamorada and live the island life together every day!   (And now with their golden retriever pup Cheeto!)

I knew this wedding was going to be so much fun, but had no idea it would be as gorgeous as it was too!  Danielle and Scott rented an incredible 3-story home on Islamorada with this incredible view of the water for their ceremony.  When I arrived and saw this view, and Danielle and her bridesmaids getting ready in their cute robes, I knew this day was going to be so epic!!  Danielle looked so gorgeous as her best friend and mom helped her get dressed outside on the patio! (It was about 95 degrees and humid, so we chose our outside moments carefully – but it was just too beautiful to be limited by that!)  Then, she took some adorable portraits with her bridesmaids with the gorgeous palms behind them!  And right before the ceremony, her dad (and Derek’s stepdad) came to say hello and of course there were some tears!

Scott arrived with the boys and their guests started to arrive downstairs.  After everyone was seated and walked down the aisle, Scott stood up front and held Cheeto as his beautiful bride entered!  They had a short and sweet ceremony, and before long they were MARRIED and celebrating it!

We took some photographs on the property, the gorgeous dock and palm trees before heading to Angler House Marina!  When we arrived, shrimp was being served by the pool and drinks were being served from the upstairs patio of the marina and came down to the guests via zip line!  (so amazing!)  We took photographs of Danielle and Scott and their bridal party in the beautiful light, and then more of the bride and groom!  I was in photographer heaven!

Then, everyone gathered upstairs under the tiki roof and waited for the bride and groom to make their grand entrance!  They exchanged a sweet first dance, and their friends gave some sweet toasts!  Then the bar opened, and they enjoyed mingling, drinks, and DANCING!  The party really got started!

We snuck a few night photos by the pool, which were so gorgeous with the floating candles, and lights!  So romantic! Then they served their pizza cake – which I loved, such a unique idea!  And there was more dancing until the end of the night :)  Their guests gathered in the walkway from the tiki hut to the pool and blew bubbles at the newlyweds!

Then, Danielle and Scott did something so amazing!! (Which we had planned)  They jumped into the pool together, with dress and suit on, to “trash the dress” at the end of the evening!  Then all their friends started jumping in after them!  There were splashes, celebration…WOW.  Something unlike anything I had seen, it was so much fun!!  What a way to end their amazing day in the Florida Keys :)

I am so happy for these two and hope their marriage is filled with all of this joy and love we witnessed on this day!  Enjoy Danielle and Scott’s story!

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When THIS is the first shot of the day…I was just speechless.

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_02Such gorgeous tropical colors, and I loved the light sage bridesmaid dresses!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_03florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_04florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_05florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_06These girls are so beautiful!!  And what a backdrop!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_07Have to have a photo of Mom and Cheeto!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_08Danielle’s smile is so radiant!

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florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_10florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_11LOVE this one of the girls so much!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_12florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_13florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_14So cute!  Scott sent his bride a sweet morning text to his bride and all the girls were shedding tears as Danielle was beaming reading it

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_15The party was definitely started with these best friends!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_16florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_17Aw, Al’s first look with his daughter was so sweet!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_18One of my FAVORITES!  This view and this light!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_19florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_20So gorgeous Danielle!  Your smile lights up a room!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_21OMG THIS VIEW!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_22florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_23Love these details Derek captured!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_24florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_26florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_27florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_28florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_29florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_30This one of Scott looks like it’s straight out of a movie!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_31florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_32florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_33florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_34I LOVE this one of the guys too!  Derek nailed it!florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_35YES!!!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_36Isn’t this ceremony site just gorgeous?

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_37florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_38Scott waited with Cheeto as Danielle walked down the aisle!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_39florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_40GORGEOUS ceremony view!  The ceremony was fast, so Derek ran up the 4 flights of stairs to get this shot.  Thank you honey!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_41florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_42florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_43Aw love these two!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_44florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_45YES!!  Married!!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_46florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_47Love this one!!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_48A few portraits in the shade never hurt anyone! 😉

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_49florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_50I love their laughter!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_51florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_53florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_54LOVE this one!!  Another favorite!  We captured one this at their engagement session too!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_55florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_56AHH love this!!  The palms all lit up with them, so romantic!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_57Such a great group photo!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_58I love this one!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_59florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_60florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_61florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_62Love that one on the left of the girls!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_63florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_64florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_65florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_66“Take a moment to dance with Danielle” turned into Scott doing his own dance afterward – so fun!
florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_67florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_68This light was incredible!!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_69florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_70Love that one on the right, so much joy!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_71florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_72Love these too under the tiki roof!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_74florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_75florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_76Had to grab one portrait by the pool because, it’s AMAZING.

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_77florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_78So funny that they had bug spray on hand, loved that saying!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_79The zip line order for drinks coming down from the tiki bar!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_80florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_81florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_82florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_83Their adorable first dance!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_84florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_85florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_86florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_87Their engagement album and, 3 tiered pizza cake!!florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_88They had to have groom cake like this because they call Scott “The Florida Boy” and that is also the name of their bar on Islamorada!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_89Such a fun night!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_90florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_91Love this bubble exit!!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_92florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_93AHH these night photos!

florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_94florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_95florida_keys_islamorada_key_west_destination_wedding_photography_96And, they did it!!  What a party!

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This was seriously the most EPIC way to end their evening!  I’ll never forget it!!

 

A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Danielle and Scott’s beautiful day possible:

 

Ceremony Site: Sunset Reef Vacation Rental

Reception Venue: Angler House Marina

Photographer: Kerri Lynne Photography

Ceremony Officiant: Captain Bill Hardy

DJ: Steven J. Hunt

Florist: Floral Fantasy

Hair Stylist: Ciao Bella Salon

Makeup Artist: Ciao Bella Salon

Caterer: The Florida Boy Bar & Grill

Pizza Cake: Whistle Stop

Bakery: Unique D’Lites

 

And a HUGE thank you to Derek, my husband, for being the best second shooter ever in this crazy hot weather and traveling to FL with me for this awesome adventure!

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