Kirsten and Damien : a beachside wedding under the Florida sun

H2O in Islamorada, Florida. The Perfect venue for a beachside wedding
H2O in Islamorada, Florida. The Perfect venue for a beachside wedding

 

 

I met Kirsten and Damien in January of 2013 on a very cold wintery day near Monument, CO,  for a creative engagement session. For this shoot Brian and I had created a bed that could be built under 5 minutes and could be transported in my Mazda 5. The pictures came out as beautiful, creative, and out worldly.

A year after this very cold session, I met Kirsten and Damien again, in an 85 degree perfect weather. On the menu: palm trees, blue ocean and white sandy beaches.  We were in Islamorada, FL.
This dream location was to be our playground for their destination wedding. My hotel was right across the street from their property and we traded our snow boots and hats for sunglasses and flip flops.
Damien and Kirsten’s wedding was laid back, sundrenched and beautiful. Kirsten’s colors where white, coral and gold! With the ocean and setting sun as they backdrop, the groom and bride exchanged their vows and the party moved on to the beautifully decorated tables, set outside under streams of lights.   Brian was second shooting the wedding and Sophie and Sarah stayed for the reception. We ate, danced and even made “snow angels” in the sand.
It was a memorable wedding in every way; it was both laid back and graceful, with the love of Kirsten and Damien’s family and friends surrounding them. We felt part of the family as well and couldn’t have hoped to spend this delightful December night in better company.
H2O, Islamorada
H2O, Islamorada

 

The bouquet
The bouquet

 

The bridesmaids, in their matching robes, taking it easy at the H2O's pool
The bridesmaids, in their matching robes, taking it easy at the H2O’s pool

 

Dress

Kirsten and her Bridesmaids

 

Kirsten and her Bridesmaids

 

 

Giant palm trees on H2O property
Giant palm trees on H2O property

 

The bridesmaids walking with the bride
The bridesmaids walking with the bride

 

 

Beautiful light at the ceremony
Beautiful light at the ceremony

 

Ceremony

 

 

 

groom + bride

 

Romantic couple under the palm trees
Romantic couple under the palm trees

 

Beautiful Wedding cake

 

Center piece
Center piece

 

Nothing better than having a party in the sand, under the stars!
Nothing better than having a party in the sand, under the stars!

 

Our couple in the moon light
Our couple in the moon light

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Annabelle Denmark

Annabelle is a French born Fine Art and Wedding Photographer based in Denver, Colorado,