Chelsea and Ric’s wedding is quintessentially Key West. The couple selected the Florida Keys as their destination wedding locale so that their guests could experience the lively nightlife and quirky island vibe of the place they spent their first vacation together. The iconic Ernest Hemingway Home housed both ceremony and reception, which was inspired by the glamour of the Hemingway era in Paris, mixed with the southern charm of Key West. Their ceremony was officiated by a close friend and featured several favorite Hemingway readings. Ric owns a yacht sales brokerage and is often referred to affectionately as “Captain”, so Chelsea’s wedding gift to her husband was matching antique brass compasses inscribed by Laura Hooper Calligraphy with “Captain” and “Mrs.” Continuing the special theme, Ric’s wedding band was engraved with the geographical coordinates for Key West. Catered Affairs of Key West created an island-inspired menu with a seafood raw bar and chimichurri steak, and—naturally—dessert was pie from Key West Key Lime Pie Company. The natural beauty of the Hemingway home was accented by centerpieces of dark, wild greenery from Love in Bloom Florist with small pops of color. Each moment is beautifully captured by Nicole Berrett Photography!
Photography – Nicole Berrett Photography | Venue – The Ernest Hemingway Home | Floral – Love in Bloom Florist | Day-of Coordination and Catering – Catered Affairs of Key West | Stationery – Minted | Calligraphy and Compasses – Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Bakery – Key West Key Lime Pie Company | Rentals, Linens, and Lighting – Prestige Party Rentals | DJ – Kiss Me Entertainment | Hair and Makeup – Stephanie Mejia of Blown Away Hair Studio | Bridesmaids Dresses – Alfred Sung from PerfectBridal | Gown – Matthew Christopher from Southern Protocol | Jewelry – Haute Bride | Bride’s Shoes – Kate Spade | Suits – Jos. A. Bank | Groom’s Shoes – Banana Republic | Tie Clip – Brooks Brothers