Get Your Bathing Suits On! This Wedding in the Florida Keys Will Make You Want to Switch to Island Time

Islamorada beach wedding

Marisa and Ben are vibrant, fun-loving, and their wedding reflected all that and more! The cute couple are longstanding residents of South Florida and love to frequent Islamorada in the Florida Keys. When it came time to plan their wedding, the sandy, sunny beach was the only venue truly meant for them.

The wedding was held at the grounds of Post Card Inn Beach and Resort, and the day went off without a hitch. To help plan their island affair, the couple hired the experts behind Gina Marie Events and Finding Light Photography. Throw in some flowers by Flormosura, great company, and a whole lot of love, and you’ve got the event of a lifetime!

Island Time

tropical wedding invitation suite

What would your color scheme look like for an island wedding? For Marisa and Ben, orange, oceany greens, and peach were the way to go! Their invitation suite by Nocturnal Press instantly alerted guests that they were in for a fun and colorful treat.

Bridesmaids popping confetti while getting ready

 Marisa and her best gals started celebrating her nuptials by wearing adorable matching robes and popping confetti while getting ready.

Bridesmaids seeing bride for the first time

Father of the bride in pink suit

Marisa and her father shared a tender moment as he saw his daughter as a bride for the first time. Dad also looked absolutely amazing in his pink suit!

First Look On the Beach

first look with pup

Marisa looked stunning in her Daughters of Simone gown while approaching her future husband for their first look.

I saw [the dress] on Pinterest a year before we were even engaged, and I instantly fell in love! I had never thought about myself in a wedding gown or had any vision of what that could look like until I saw this one. I had gone to a few bridal shops but I was still thinking about that gown from Pinterest. Daughters of Simone offers a try-on at-home option, so I opted for that and they shipped a sample to my house. I had a try-on party with my friends at home, and it was so fun, and also much less pressure than being in a bridal shop!

First look on beach with dog

Islamorada beach wedding

Islamorada beach wedding with dog

The couple’s dog, Banjo, held a prominent role in the wedding!

tropical boho bouquet

Fun Fact: Marisa was Flormosura’s very first bride! With a gorgeous bouquet like this one, it’s clear to see why her business has grown so much since.

Islamorada beach wedding

A Long-Awaited Celebration

tropical wedding signage

Like many couples affected by COVID, Marisa and Ben’s wedding did not take place on its originally scheduled date. However, that just gave them more time to plan the festivities! And I mean how fun is this woden sign by The Basic Birch Co.?!

Wedding phone call diary

Guest books are adorable, and this trend takes that idea to a whole new level! This cute pink phone allowed guests to leave phone messages offering their well wishes to the couple. Your friends will love having the opportunity to leave voicemails for you and your spouse to listen back to years after the wedding.

tropical colored arches wedding ceremony decor

The peach, green, and orange theme carried on into the ceremony where the couple would soon say “I do”.

Tropical florals on wedding arch

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Island in the Sun played by Guitar Tribute Players // Here Comes the Sun played by Guitar Tribute Players

Recessional: Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley

First Dance: Wonderful by Eric Clapton

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding

Marisa’s outfit looks like a dream come true on this sandy beach. If you’re looking for the best beach wedding dresses for you, we’ve got you!

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding

Wedding party in floral shirts and tan dresses

It was all smiles and cheers when celebrating the beautiful newlywed couple.

Pup on beach for owner's wedding

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding

Ben looked absolutely enamored with his bride. So sweet!

Tropical colored wedding florals and arches

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding

Marisa couldn’t contain her happiness! Between the flowers, the arch, the beach, and her smile, it’s hard to pick one favorite part of this photo.

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding

Sun’s Out, Love’s Out

tropical colored arches seating chart

Is this seating chart not one of the cutest you’ve ever seen?! It may just make our “Best Of” list for 2022!

tropical boho wedding lounge

tropical boho wedding lounge

It’s all about the little things in life, and these little flower arrangements are no exception. Mini flowers and a tealight candle instantly elevate this already-chic wedding lounge. We’ll take a margarita, please!

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding Reception

These family-style tables are everything. This setup is amazing for couples who truly want to bring both sides of their families together. After all, when you get married, everyone becomes part of one big family!

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding Reception

We’re calling it now: Unique vases are going to be one of the big wedding trends of 2022.

Pink and orange wedding reception decor

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

You don't have to follow the "traditional" wedding ideas if you don't want to. It's your day, so create the magic you want! It truly is the best day ever for you and your spouse, and no one else! Also, I highly suggest working with vendors that fit your vibe and aesthetic because it makes it so fun and easy to work with them while planning, and having them there on your wedding day will put you much more at ease!

pink and orange wedding table number

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding

The sweetheart table was perfectly curated to match with Marisa and Ben’s bubbly personalities.

Vibrant Boho Islamorada Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

There were so many amazing moments but our Top 3 are:

1) Our first look

2) Eating dinner at our sweetheart table because it gave us a moment alone to admire the entire wedding and soak it all in together. It was definitely a moment of bliss seeing it all come together and watching our guests mingling and having a good time.

3) The dance party, of course! We loved seeing all of our friends and family in one place together after not seeing one another for so long due to COVID. Everyone was so happy and enjoying themselves, and that made us both so happy to see!

Congratulations to the happy couple from the team here at GWS!

Post Divider Line

photography: Finding Light Photography // venue name: Post Card Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Islamorada, Islamorada, Florida, USA // planning: Gina Marie Weddings & Events // florals: Flormosura // wedding dress: Daughters of Simone // hairpiece: Flormosura // bride's ring: Heidi Gibson // bridesmaid dresses: The Wandershop // hair stylist: Beautybybler // makeup artist: Luna Lex // groom attire: Bar 3 // groom's shoes: Toms // videography: Wild Light Films // paper goods: Nocturnal Press // cake: Unique Dlites Custom Cakes // desserts: Lovelee Bakeshop // tabletop rentals: Keys Audio Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Unearthed Rentals // music: Rock with U // photo booth: Photobooth Boutique // graphic design: Danielle Yerushalmi // balloons: POPPY + POSH BALLOON STYLIST // groomsmen shirts: Tommy Bahama // peacock chairs: Realm Rentals // bride's jewelry : GYPSET CO. // koozies: Brody’s Bandanas // mini donut truck: Joey Palermo // seamstress: The Little Seamstress Fiona // wooden sign: The Basic Birch Co.