Caitlin and Dorian are the epitome of cool. Caitling is an Actor and Theatre Studies University Professor and Dorian is a Microbiologist/Scientist. I went to higschool and was on swim team with Caitlins older sister who was the one who connected me with these two awesome people. When I chatted with the two of them about what their vision was for their wedding I knew instantly that we were a perfect fit. They wanted an intimiate vibe for their wedding with that old Florida flare. Caitlin said to me ” What I envision for the wedding is to have fun with all the people we love most; enjoying the company of a diverse group of people who aren’t likely to be in the same place again, eating good food, dancing and celebrating our love! Dorian and I’s relationship was built on spontaneity and having fun adventures together- and I want our special day to reflect that”.
Literally everything had meaning when it came to the wedding from the details to the handmade dress Caitlin wore. Caitling hand dried grapefruits and oranges which were salvaged from her parents house after Hurricane Michael last year. The sand ceremony contained sand from Chile, New Jersey, Panama City and Hobe Sounds, paying homage to all the areas that they were from. Their families had a hand in all of the decor and setting up that day, which was awesome to watch! Caitlins sister, Tiffany. designs insanely beautiful jewelry through her company Studio Uribe ( based in the UK) and designed and handmade Caitlins engagement ring as well as both of their wedding bands. Tiffany also hand sewed the skirt to her wedding dress and had to sew Caitlin in it ha! Her shear top was handmade by her friend and Charlie Salvo as well as her sister Tiffany. The embroidery was insane and had different sections on it that told a story of Caitlin and Dorians story. Caitlin sisters and cousins put together the center pieces for the reception tables and Angela from The ALTARnative designed some amazing bouqeuts and flower crowns. Dorian wore a tropical Prada shirt and rocked some awesome white vans.
The whole day was so much fun, full of emotion and lots and lots of dancing. The Bay Kings band rocked it all night and Caitlin and Dorian even got up to play guitar and sing with the band for a few songs. I am so thankful to be a part of these days and get to document these memories. I seriously get overwelhmed sometimes at the amount of love I am shown from my clients and the fact that they trust me with their memories of their wedding days. As we are preparing for Hurricane Dorian here in South Florida I hope that you guys can enjoy these photos and feel the love and emotion of that day through these images.
All Vendors listed below the images.
Venue – The Atlantic Bay Resort, Key Largo, FL
Florals – Bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets and flower crowns – The ALTARnative – www.altarnativedesign.com
Brides attire – Custom dress by Tiffany Hargraves Phillips and Charlie Salvo
Grooms attire – Prada
Rings and Jewelry – Studio Uribe – www.studiouribe.co.uk
Bridal party dresses – Reformation and Stella McCartney for kids
Rentals and Catering – Caribbean Catering – www.islamoradaweddings.com
Band – Bay Kings Band – www.baykingsband.com