Robert and Courtney have known each other for many years. They met in 1998 at Saquish Beach in Plymouth, Massachusetts where their families have beach cottages. When Robert proposed in a hotel room in Aspen, Colorado while dancing to “All I Want is You” by U2, Courtney couldn’t wait to start this new adventure with him.
The happy couple got married on May 13 at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Florida. They embraced the natural beauty and tropical vibes around them and kept their decor simple but elegant. For the ceremony, they had a white wooden arch with purple orchids and green garlands adorning it. For the poolside cocktail hour, there were high navy cocktail tables with white lanterns sitting on top. For the reception, the tables were covered with slate blue tablecloths surrounded by bamboo chairs with pink, green and white flowers as the centerpieces. Their reception decor was finished with a white and black checkered dance floor.
One of the best and most emotional moments of the day was the first look. It was the only time Courtney got teary-eyed all day and it was when she realized she had made the right decision by moving to Key West to be with Robert 5 years earlier. Robert was also thinking he was the luckiest guy in the world and couldn’t believe how amazing she was and that she chose him.
The day started off with Robert relaxing on the beach until 3 p.m. and Courtney paddleboarding with her bridesmaid and maid of honor. Then the couple was whisked away to the Hemingway Home for a first look before the rest of the bridal party and family showed up. Courtney walked down the aisle to “Is This Love” by Bob Marley. It was a short and intimate ceremony followed by cigars for everyone to grab on their way to the reception. Everyone danced, laughed, relaxed, and had a great night.
Photographer | Rachel E. Ligon Photography
Venue | Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Wedding Planner | Simply You Weddings
Cake | Cakes by Karol
Flowers and Furniture Rental | Milan Event
Wedding Dress | Anthropologie
Groom and Groomsmen Clothes | J. Crew
Catering | Great Events Catering
Wedding Rehearsal Party | Nine One Five
Transportation | Old Town Trolley
Hair and Makeup | Key West Hair and Makeup