Linny & Greg’s Big Day

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This laid-back and fun-loving couple’s adventure began on the high seas. Gregg, a cruise ship captain, married his love, Linny, in January at a sunset beach ceremony with a reception at Old Town Manor.  Photos courtesy of Fotos By Freas

 

The weekend’s festivities began with a Welcome Party hosted by the Conch Republic Seafood company restaurant. A fantastic location in the heart of Key West Harbor.

 

 

Guests gathered for meet-and-greets along with toasts to kick off the weekend!

 

 

A feast of oysters and other seafood dishes were enjoyed by all while overlooking the Historic Seaport.

 

 

Guests offered “well-wishes” to the couple with colored markers on smoothed river rocks.

 

On the wedding day, the couple, along with their guests, were escorted aboard the Conch Train. The Conch Train is a terrific option for guests to travel to and from Old Town Manor to a Ceremony on the beach.

 

 

A bamboo archway frames the Altar with accents of greenery and green cymbidium orchids.

 

 

Flowers of blue hydrangeas, hot-orange ranunculus and tropical protea, green cymbidium orchids, with a collar of variegated pittosporum. Charms of photographs serve as a memorial to those family members who were there in spirit.

 

 

It was a beautiful day for a beach wedding!

 

 

When the couple began their journey into entertaining a Key West wedding, the couple jokingly send a picture from a shop on Duval Street wearing novelty Squid-shaped hats to their family, proudly stating that they found their wedding attire! Carrying the joke to fruition, Linny’s Mom provided each guest with a surprise squid hat at the ceremony under each chair at the ceremony! A surprise for the couple as well; the officiant gifted the hats before pronouncing them husband and wife!

 

 

What a great squid hat inspired group photo!

 

 

Fort Zachary Taylor has various ceremony locations and is a beautiful backdrop for a beach wedding!

 

 

Sunset always offers the perfect backdrop for many keepsake photos!

 

 

Centerpieces of candlelight, driftwood, seashells, accented with miniature life rings welcome the guests to their seats at the Reception!

 

 

A fun fest was the theme the reception accented with striped table cloths! An assortment of food stations were festive in nature: a guacamole and taco station along with hotdogs, hamburgers with french fries with various types of dipping sauces.

 

 

Fun props were passed around for guests to entertain themselves.

 

 

The Wedding Planner and OTM’s Venue Manager sharing a laugh with the props!

 

 

We love happy wedding guests!

 

 

Key lime pies to for dessert to round out the evening. And you guessed it, the topper was handmade ceramic squids!

 

 

Cheers to Linny & Greg! We wish them well.

Dreaming of your own Key West destination wedding? Check out Old Town Manor’s lodging and event packages here!