Later on, they met Lauren's family at a little cafe to celebrate the engagement. There, Lauren found out her dad had been keeping the secret with Joe throughout the vacation…a true test between groom and father-in-law to be.
I first met Lauren and her mom, Jan, about a year ago when they started planning the big event.
I felt an instant connection and knew this wedding would be one for the books. I couldn't wait to be a part of their special destination wedding day in the Florida Keys.
Time seemed to stand still on that magical Saturday in Key West. Lauren and Joe were surrounded by friends and family and I was lucky enough to be caught in the middle of it all.
“We decided to get married in Key West because Joe's family visits the island so often,” Lauren explained of her destination wedding. “We thought it would be a perfect getaway. We love the beautiful architecture and historical appeal of the Casa Marina Resort. Flagler era meets simple elegance like our style.”
Looking back, the couple shared some of the their favorite moments from their wedding day. “The first dance to Doobie Brothers Long Train Runnin’ while the whole crowd was dancing with us. So much energy!” Lauren continued, “Also, the father daughter dance to Edleweiss.”
“My advice to other brides would be to enjoy the moment and make sure you have reliable maid of honor!" says Lauren. “Our future plans are traveling to Greece this summer. Mykonos and Santorini and other little less traveled islands that we plan to explore.”
Congratulations Lauren and Joe to a lifetime of adventures together. Your wedding was full of joy and laughter and We were honored to be a part of it!