In 2018, Little Palm Island was decimated by Hurricane Irma. There were a lot of moments during Irma that was awful, but the loss of this resort hit me hard. The owners are true stewards of the land, and the island is truly a piece of old Florida.
I didn’t expect them to restore and rebuild it, but they are, and it’s going to be better than ever. The renovation is in progress and Little Palm Island is back open for business in 2020.
I guarantee that if you are looking to have a wedding there, they will treat you very very well. It’s a special place and perfect for a truly out of the way wedding.
Every evening at Sunset, people gather at Mallory Square to watch the sunset. Just a half-mile away, you can see the island of Sunset Key. Only accessible by boat, Sunset Key has some of the most stunning private homes in Key West.
Secluded island ambiance is the name of the game in Sunset Key. There are no stores, no cars, no bars. Though only an 8-minute boat ride away, It’s a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of Key West.
Many people opt to rent the Sunset Key Cottages Paradise Cottage and have a wedding on the beach and a tented reception. Photographically, it’s a wonder at sunset; the light hits this part of the Keys in a way I can’t quite describe. Maybe it’s the intimate feeling there, but the small private beaches along the shore are some of the prettiest in the area.
KEY WEST WEDDING PLANNERS
I’m not going to sugar-coat it; you need a wedding planner if you are thinking about a destination wedding in the Keys. Planners will save you so much time and stress.
They will help you with logistics, help you with timelines, help with coordinating vendors, and will remind you to use sunscreen and hydrate.
In all the years I’ve been photographing weddings in the Keys, I’ve never had a client regret hiring a planner. 100% worth the money spent.
If you’re planning a once in a lifetime wedding in a place like this, you want to relax and enjoy your day, and these are the ladies you should call.
All of them produce stunning events, and they work all over the Keys; some as far as up to South Florida in no particular order.
KEY WEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
When you are considering a photographer for your Florida Keys wedding, you want to do your research. We’re not all alike!
My style is best suited for couples who are adventurous, creative, and want their wedding photos to focus on moments. They admire visual storytelling and fine art, and they don’t have preconceived notions of what their photos “should” look like.
I’m not comfortable in the role of only being your “vendor,” many of my clients have become life-long friends. When I know you, I can tell your story more accurately.
You might think that’s difficult seeing that most of my clients don’t live here in Key West. But through the magic of technology, we get to know each other to plan the wedding day both by having conversations about the wedding, but also about you as a couple. If this connects with you, let’s talk.
If you have Keys-specific questions about weddings, that I didn’t cover in this article, I’m happy to chat. Contact me at email@example.com