June 27, 2016 7:39 pm Published by Randy
June Wedding at Coconut Cove Resort
Perfect Tropical Atmosphere on Wedding in The Florida Keys
If you are looking for an exotic wedding venue on the Florida Keys, check out this wedding at Coconut Cove Resort & Marina at Islamorada. Coconut Cove Resort is only a 5 hour drive from Tampa, so it is far enough to feel like you are on vacation, yet does not take too long to travel to.
This is the Wedding of Dawn & Dennis Boggs at Coconut Cove Resort. The Ceremony was right on the water, on the Atlantic Side of the Florida Keys. Wedding complete with 6 Florida Girls, a great ring dog that had one Coors Light too many, and a spectacular fireworks show put on by Coconut Cove as Dawn & Dennis danced underneath the moon on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The reception area which features a big covered tiki bar amidst tiki torches provided a great atmosphere for the guests.
A wedding at Coconut Cove Resort provides plenty of great tropical areas that make for great photography & video. We absolutely love the tunnel of tropical trees amidst native vegetation that lead out to a concrete dock as you see in this video. Magda, the cordinator at Coconut Cove was excellent to work with, it was obvious she really cared about making the bride and groom happy. That was here, the bride was trying to stuff a cup cake down her mouth at the end of the video.
I always enjoy shooting weddings on the east coast, theres very little backlighting issues as there are on the west coast of Florida where we shoot many weddings at. The sun is setting behind you instead of in front of you so the light is on your subject instead of fighting the light behind your subject. Ofcourse if you you want the sunset, you can easily walk 1/4mile to the west coast of Islamorada. On the night of the rehearsal there was just a spectacular moon rise over the wedding, which I was excited to shoot for the wedding, however, clouds had covered it. Later on in the evening, as you can see during the fireworks, the full moon did appear for a scene, seeming from a Disney movie as Dawn & Dennis danced on the beach.
Coconut Cove also offers nice hotel accommodations in the midst of a nature preserve, which make it convenient for your wedding guests.
We also shot a aerial video of the Florida Keys (below) featuring the Overseas Highway and the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, Florida.