Pier House Resort, Key West provided the perfect setting for such a romantic getaway and wonderful destination wedding ceremony on the beach for Reggie and Michael.
From the moment I was contacted by Reggie and Michael I was very excited to be a part of their wedding day. It's amazing to see that marriage is now a universal right for everyone in the U.S. Love is love. Reggie surprised Michael (who was preparing his own surprise proposal in Paris) with his proposal at their favorite spot in Lincoln Park Zoo. While blindfolded, Reggie led Michael through the park to the lit sign that said, "Marry Me?" held up by their friends and family. Michael of course agreed. With Chicago skyline as the backdrop it was the perfect location to get engaged.
Our day started early with a beautiful drive around the island for pictures in various locations. We visited Bahama village with all the pretty murals on the walls, Fort Zachary Beach Taylor for the beach and park, as well as the well known Key West post card mural at the Cuban Coffee Queen. This was followed by their whole family gathering before the ceremony for photos around the beautifully landscaped Pier House Resort.
Reggie and Michael’s ceremony included some heartwarming traditional Filipino rituals such as presentation of the veil, rope and coins. Family is very important in a Filipino wedding. Instead of the bridal party, there are sponsors. They are close friends or family and are similar to the best-man and maid of honor. Sponsors are chosen by the family and the couple.
The three items symbolize unification between them, two becoming one. What a pleasure it was to be there for this especially wonderful wedding day. We wish you the happiest of marriages and look forward to seeing your love grow!
Thank you Reggie and Michael for sharing your love with us!