The Keys to Wedded Bliss

Hubby and I hit up the Simonton Court breakfast bar first thing Saturday morning.

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They had bread, bagels, french toast, waffles, fresh fruit, toppings, hard boiled eggs, juices, tea, water, and coffee.

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I had a coffee, WW toast with PB, french toast with quasi-syrup (the sickly sweet stuff), and a hard-boiled egg.

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I had an OJ for a fruit serving and some vitamin C.

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We stayed awhile and eventually the bride, Serena, joined us.

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The weather was gorgeous.

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After a shower, I headed to Serena’s room to get ready for this fabulous Florida Keys wedding.

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We had mimosas. Yum!

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Serena got her hair and makeup done up.

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We had Subway for lunch. I had about 2 pieces of turkey sub.

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Soon enough, it was time to head to the church – Mary Star of the Sea.

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The inside of the church was gorgeous.

I didn’t take many photos since I was a bridesmaid, but hubby snapped a few.

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First kiss!

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I loved how they had doors all down the length of the church open.

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We said hello to the guests on their way out.

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Aww….Serena’s all married and stuff! ;)

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Rachel (she has a blog – check it out!), moi, Andrea. Lexi was here, too, but I didn’t get an OK from her to use photos of her yet, so I cropped her out for now. Sorry Lexi!

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We went back in the church for photos.

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Then, more pictures on a beach and then a pier.

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I grabbed the bride and groom to do a couple quick wedding photos of my own. Does this one look familiar?

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Then, back to one of the cottages for a couple cocktails before the reception started.

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New ring!

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The reception was at the famous Ernest Hemingway house.

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The weather was gorgeous…all night long, too!

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Cheese!

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We found a few of the six-toed cats. I didn’t check this one’s paws, but there were a few of them running around.

I snacked on some of the appetizers being passed around.

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Chicken kabob.

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Endive leaf with goat cheese, candied nuts, dates, and balsamic vinegar.

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Brie and jam puff.

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Bruschetta.

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Cocktails!

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I went with mojitos for most of the night.

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But there was also a cool hibiscus flower / champagne concoction that looked really yummy.

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Dinner time!

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The menu.

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Wedding favors – tea and honey.

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Bridesmaids getting introduced.

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The happy couple!

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First dance.

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And as the sun set, it was time to eat. Salad with tomato and watermelon.

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Cuban Ropa Vieja. Omg…soooo good! Loved this!

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Cutting the wedding cake…err…key lime pie!

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I missed the wedding cake, but I enjoyed my slice of key lime pie.

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As night time hit, it was time to dance!

And we danced the night away!

What a fun wedding! Hubby and I had a blast! :mrgreen:

Congrats to Dan and Serena!!!!!!!!!!

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Comments

  1. Marie says

    Congrat’s to the couple! The pictures are gorgeous. I really liked your bridesmaid dresses and that you all had a different colors. I like them because they don’t look bridesmaidy but yet they are very much appropriate and modern! Very, very nice selection and beautiful colors!!!

  2. says

    oh wow! what a beautiful wedding! the weather the food, the location…
    as an aside, the color of your dress is stunning ~ you look great!

  3. says

    It was really comfy but you’re right! Very wrinkly. Still, I loved it and everyone looked great in it! We wore the sangria color and it looked great on everyone!

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