A Key West Elopement

You might've read the post about our decision to elope, so I wanted to post about our special day and include pictures and vendor recommendations.

We decided on renting out part of a beach to have our intimate ceremony. We rented out the Southernmost Point (Ft. Zachary Taylor). People do not lie when they say that the sunsets in the Keys are some of the most incredible ones they have ever seen. There was truly nothing better than hearing the waves crashing and the boats passing while we got married with a backdrop of the most gorgeous sunset ever.

Below you will find some photos of our elopement. I found my photographer, Meagan Puett, on Pinterest when I was researching intimate wedding ceremonies in the Keys. She was incredible to work with. If you want to get married or elope in the Keys, I highly recommend her. I also recommend Neuen Films (videographer), if you are looking for someone to capture all of the parts to your special day on film. You can view the wedding highlight that they captured below!

PS - All photos below were taken by Meagan Puett Photography.

All the Details...

We woke up Sunday morning and packed our bags for the honeymoon suite, which was where we got ready. We booked the Pineapple Hideaway suite at the Tropical Inn , and it had everything we needed and more. We had our own little cottage with a dining room, back porch and hot tub. We had our meal catered by A Catered Affair, and they brought a 4 course meal to our suite and set it up on the back porch. The meal was INCREDIBLE, and it was even better because I got to eat an entire meal without worrying about my gluten allergy.

The photo below is outside our suite by the pool, which is where we did our first look. The palm trees were the perfect backdrop for this sweet moment.

We left the hotel shortly after the first look and drove our electric golf cart down to the southernmost point for our ceremony. It was such a fun drive because everyone was cheering for us as we drove by. Once we got to Ft. Zachary Taylor, we took a walk through the forts and Meagan captured some awesome photos.

Our next stop was the beach for our ceremony. We rented out a portion of the beach, so our ceremony spot was a private location. However, we had a crowd of locals gather around the beach, which was such a neat touch. Once the officiant said "you may kiss the bride," the locals cheered so loudly, blew bubbles, and made us feel like true islanders.

We left the ceremony and went over to the rocks for some final photos, and then we went back to the suite for dinner and cake. We spent the rest of the week exploring Key West, which has quickly become our favorite travel destination.

If you are considering a wedding in the Keys, I would highly recommend all of my vendors. I have listed them below to make it easy on you!

My Vendor Team:

Photographer: Meagan Puett

Videographer: Neuen Films

Cake: Key West Cakes

Catering: A Catered Affair

Honeymoon Suite: Tropical Inn

Wedding Coordinator: Royall Events

Florist: Karro Events and Floral

Until next time,

Leah Royall

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