You probably know that we're big fans of Cheeca Lodge & Spa (and Islamorada in general) around here, so when the talented Bob and Mariela of Bob Care Photography sent over this pretty little wedding to us, it put an immediate smile on my face. Holley and Brent wanted a laid-back, tropical, intimate location for their big day... and I have to agree, they chose the perfect place!
Holley shared the details about choosing Cheeca as their venue: We wanted to have a small, intimate destination wedding somewhere tropical but also in the US. We narrowed our location down to the Keys and after some internet searching, Cheeca Lodge was the most beautiful, luxurious and laid back place that was within our budget. Neither of us had been to the property before but heard great things about it. We took a leap of faith and put the details in the hands of the Cheeca wedding experts. They did not disappoint! The property was luxurious but still relaxed which helped to give the entire wedding weekend an elegant but relaxed feel. Our small, intimate wedding with our nearest and dearest was simply perfect.
Spa Island (the resort's beautiful tropical pool area) is one my favorite areas of the property. Wooden bridges over the water, tiki torches, a small sandy beach, gorgeous landscaping... it's such a perfect place for an intimate, casual-chic wedding reception or cocktail hour.
The bride also shared her advice for other couples: Don't get wrapped up in the small stuff. At the end of the day, it is not about guest favors or what shade of pink the flowers were. It is about celebrating one of life's biggest and most beautiful moments with the people who you love. Be sincere, pay attention, don't get drunk, and focus on all the love. The day goes by so fast, you won't remember the details but you will remember the way it made you feel.
Great advice, Holley! Congrats to you and Brent, and big thanks to Bob and Mariela for sharing this pretty, pretty day with us.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cheeca Lodge & Spa | Photography: Bob Care Photography | Floral Design: Floral Fantasy Weddings | Cake: Bob's Bunz | Dress: Brides by Demetrios | Submission: Two Bright Lights