Sam and Samm, Key West

When Sam and Samm of Dallas chose Key West as their wedding destination, they found the Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria resort the perfect venue: It offered them an intimate location with its boutique-hotel feel, as well as the sophistication and comfortable amenities desired. The couple chose to hold the ceremony on Flagler Beach, the largest private beach in Key West, and the reception in the resort’s Flagler Ballroom, which holds up to 300 guests.

For the invitation, Sam and Samm chose a charming light blue ribbon to accentuate their ivory cardstock with gold lettering. They carried blue throughout the wedding details with the bridesmaids’ dresses, reception tablecloths and table runners, with an accompanying color scheme of gold, peach, forest green and fuchsia. Our team placed large gold planters filled with palm fronds as the sole décor at the ceremony altar, choosing an understated-yet-elegant look that mirrored the towering palms overhead. Palms carried into the reception, as well, with potted fronds in each of the corners. We placed candlelight on the reception tables to reflect the candles overhead in the venue’s unique light fixtures, creating a truly romantic atmosphere. Gold-rimmed plates and ivory candlesticks added allure and glimmer to the enchanting scene.

For this couple with a zeal for life and love, our team enjoyed adding fun, colorful touches amidst the fancy décor. For escort cards, we spread a variety of cheerful Key West postcards over a blue backdrop.

A bright confetti bar at the reception incorporated the groom’s endearing and whimsical tradition of sending his bride a confetti cake from New York’s Milk Bar every year on her birthday. We placed multi-colored metallic balloons on a confetti backdrop and arrayed the table with funfetti desserts and the wedding cake in order to creatively tell this aspect of the couple’s story. To work with a couple so over-the-moon in love and celebratory in spirit makes our job all the more delightful and the best reward seeing Sam and Samm’s wide smiles and abundant laughter throughout their special day.

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