Born and raised on Long Island, NY, Marguerite is a sarcastic New Yorker who joined the Air Force at 18 to see the world. Her travels lead her to places like, Panama, Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Miami, and finally ending up in VA where she was fortunate enough to run into the groom.about groom – born and raised in the Washington DC suburbs, Ryan is a happy go-lucky kind of guy. After college in PA, Ryan returned to the DC area and worked on pursuing a successful career in government contracting, until he had the fortunate luck of meeting his future bride.how did you met – It was in the mountains of Nelson County Virginia and a music festival that happened to be at a brewery.
We met at a music festival. The grooms version- we met a bar, but in the end the bride offered to share her fries with the would be groom and it was love.who proposed and how – Ryan took Marguerite out to a Romantic French restaurant. After dinner the family (fur kids included) went on a walk on the beach during a sunset in Surfside FL. It was simple and gorgeous! wedding theme/inspiration – We decided to let Key West and the keys be the theme/inspiration for our wedding. The tropical colors, flowers, perfect sunsets, dive bars and the old world laid back charm of Key West.
The bride did throw in some of her DIY skills with some maps flowers and map themed items.why Key West – We had made a trip to Key West for our second Thanksgiving together and the place has it all. Key West has always been just a relaxing, fun, come as you are type of location – just like we like to think of ourselves as a couple. We wanted to pick a location where all of our friends and family from every walk of life would feel comfortable and have a great time.
We visited Filda’s website after a recommendation from our Wedding Planner and really liked the photos. He brought out the use of natural light. We also were able to meet with Filda before we made the big decision, and just felt really relaxed and comfortable around him and that is exactly what we wanted on our wedding day. Our next step can go in many directions but at the moment we recently moved back to the Washington DC area for our careers. But we will always hold Key West in our hearts and now that there is a non-stop flight from DC, we will be definitely be back regularly. best moment of your wedding day.
It was the end of the day, as we were changing out of our fancy clothes to get ready and head out on the town. The day was just so fabulous and she realized she loved her new husband even more than her before. For the groom – It was waiting for the bride at the front of Old Town Manor. I had so many feelings happening at the same time. It was a special moment for her and I to enjoy with no one else around. We were in our own world.
Advice you would give to future brides who are planning a wedding/elopement in Key West – I recommend hiring a wedding planner. She was so helpful in all aspects and really knew those details that make a wedding run smoothly that those of us that have never done it would not even think to ask.
Photographer: Filda Konec Photography
Dress Store: Alfred Angelo
Makeup Artist: Casa Salon Bridal Hair Makeup
Caterer: Catered Affairs of Key West
Cinema and Video: Filda Konec Photography
Cake Designer: Key West Cakes
Reception Venue: Old Town Manor