Southeast Florida's Intracoastal Waterway is home to a handful of the biggest yachts in the world, is appreciated for its millions of worldwide visitors, and is known as the Venice of America. Bahia Mar is the host of the 2nd largest yacht show in the world after Monaco's. As an event planner that was first and foremost a luxury yachts Chief Stewardess for 4 years, I can safely say that there could not have been a more ideal location for a classic nautical wedding.
When someone mentions a nautical wedding, it can go one of two ways: Key West-styled with anchors and mermaids, or New England class with ropes and hoisted mains. My goal with the design of this wedding shoot was to combine the sophistication and luxury that aligns with South Florida's yachting culture. Drawing in modern design with a champagne lounge on the dock, working with soft woods and wicker benches for the reception, and recognizing the lush down-island environment of the tropics as showcase for our hombre cake was all in the books for this classic nautical theme wedding.
Venue: Bahia Mar @bahiamarftlbeach / Event Planner: Blue Orchid Events & Design @blueorchideventdesign / Primary Photographer: Sweet Memories Photography @sweetmemoriesphoto / Secondary Photographer: Andrea Harborne Photography @andreaharbornephotography / Event Rental Company: Events on the Loose @eventsontheloose / Florist: Posh Floral Design @wmflowers / Cake Artist: Sucrette @sucrettemiami / Wardrobe Stylist: LA Boudoir Miami @laboudoirmiami / Hair Stylist: Fiorella Castro @fiorellacastrohair / Makeup Artist: Kate Blake Artistry @kateblakeartistry / Stationery & Calligraphy: Simply Sianne @simplysianne