An adventurous groom and an easy-loving bride shared their wedding day with an intimate group among this beautiful tropical setting in the Florida Keys. Bob Care Photography never missed a beat when capturing Scott and Lisa's love-filled day. Their story is just as sweet as the pie they served...
Scott and Lisa live clear across the country near Seattle, WA, but had visited and fell in love with the Keys several years ago. To make their dreams of a laid back and elegant wedding come true, they searched for a venue in Islamorada and found the Southern Diversion Estate. The lush oceanfront property was the perfect spot to entertain their nearest and dearest friends and family.
A gorgeous rainbow encircled the sun while everyone was setting up for the big day. It was fitting since they decided on a circular ceremony so they could be surrounded by love and support. Love was literally all around them! Once Lisa joined Scott in the circle, they embraced in a lingering hug that still sits as a favorite moment of their special day.
The two met years ago through a mutual friend at the tender ages of 16 and 14. Their first date was a high school football game where the marching band played "Walk Like an Egyptian". After more than ten years of dating, friendship and flirting, they realized they were meant to be together and have never looked back. They are each other's first and last love.
A lifelong singer and performer, Lisa chose to focus on music and poetry as a continuous theme for their wedding. Her bouquet was made of sheet music paper flowers with "Being Alive" from Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company". The song embodies what it means to truly commit yourself to walking through life with another person.
"We have such a shared history and are convinced that the universe conspired long and hard to bring us together."
Back in 2000, Scott was napping in the Gatwick, London airport after a whirlwind trip when another traveler approached him and asked to sit. The two struck up a conversation. Coincidentally the traveler was also from Seattle and they were on the same flight home. He'd even gone to the same high school as Scott's girlfriend. When Scott asked if the traveler knew Lisa, the traveler responded: "That's my sister!" And that's how Scott and Lisa's brother met for the first time. Small world!
Inspired by the natural tones and textures in the Florida Keys, Scott and Lisa chose yellows and greens for their color scheme. They incorporated local foliage from the garden, paper garlands and lanterns, and soft lighting to illuminate the natural beauty and charm. Each escort card had a quote about love ranging from Bruce Lee to Shakespeare and more musical favorites. They ended the night with a good face full of local key lime pie, of course!
Here's to the universe bringing you both together! Congrats, you two!