Kristin and Sandito's Fall Wedding in Key West, Florida

The Santiago wedding was indeed an affair to remember. The air buzzed with infectious happiness that only comes when two individuals as perfectly matched as Kristin and Sandy pledge their lives to each other.

The couple had eagerly anticipated this day for the joy of tying the knot and the long-awaited reunion with loved ones. In the midst of a sea of formal attire, their 120 guests reveled in the opportunity to reunite, their collective joy creating a vibrant backdrop to the day’s proceedings.

The color palette was a delicate blend of dusty sage, white, and a very light blush, infusing the rustic-ish theme with a soft elegance. The couple’s thoughtful attention to detail was evident in every corner, from the carefully selected wedding hashtag — #MeettheSantiagos— to the memorial table adorned with photos of absent loved ones, a touching tribute to family not present but not forgotten.

The day was a whirlwind of heart-warming moments, all skillfully captured by the camera. The first look shared between Kristin and her father, the written vows exchanged during preparation, and the traditional first dance were all snapshot highlights. Other noteworthy captured moments included the garter toss, bouquet toss, and the sweet cake-cutting tradition.

Speeches and toasts from the Father of the Bride and the Best Man, Sandy’s father, sparked laughter and tears, adding yet another layer of raw emotion to an already memorable day. The couple’s preference for less formal, candid shots made for some truly authentic and beautiful images of people in their element, laughing, crying, and experiencing the day’s joy.

As the night drew close, the couple made a grand exit from the Fort, the sky above aglow with sparklers. It was a magical end to a day filled with love, laughter, and the coming together of two families. This was more than a wedding; it was an unforgettable celebration of love and the people who make our lives worth living.

Couple: Kristin + Sandito

Date: November 6, 2021

Ceremony & Reception Location: Fort Zachary Taylor

Floral & Decor: Duarte Floral Design

Dessert: Key West Cakes

Photographer: Michael Freas  

Videographer: Che + Co.

Ceremony and Reception Music: Jahzilla

Hair and Makeup: Makeup + Giggles

Rentals: Prestige Party Rentals

Event Planning + Calligraphy: Blue Thistle Studio

Catering: Catered Affairs

Tables: Table 7 Rentals