Meet Shelby and Jake. This fun-filled B+G met on a boat! I mean, kinda makes me feel like a degenerate for meeting my hus in a bar! But, it's been thirteen years, so I guess we're doing something right! Anyway... Shelby was working as a camp counselor for Reef Relief and Jake happened to be working on the same boat. And, according to the adorably cute pic above, sparks were totally flying. They beat the odds and withstood the difficulty of a long distance relationship while Shelby earned her Masters in Marine Biology from the University of Miami. After graduation, Shelby moved to Key West and began her career researching corals, while Jake transitioned from working in the water sports industry to a teaching career.
Bridey, THIS WEDDING IS EVERYTHING! It's so lovely and well designed, but at the same time, supremely relaxed and fun. And you know that I preach how important perspective is during wedding planning and on your wedding day, and this B+G fucking nailed it! The details are stunning AND they are clearly having the best.day.ever. So, scroll down and absorb the vibe and the take in the beauty of Shelby + Jake's kickass wedding!
Are you completely dying over these two pics? This incredible building is The Southernmost House, a historic beachfront Key West boutique hotel. Just wait until you see the backyard!
Lovin' the flowers with the beautiful bridesmaid dresses in the background.
I love this picture. It's entirely honest and beautiful.
Meanwhile as the girls are getting ready... I can't even! LOVE IT!
Jake, you look charming and handsome! He didn't want to wear a tie "because I feel like I am choking!" While I don't wear ties too often, I can appreciate feeling a bit claustrophobic with something wrapped around my neck!
Seriously? It really doesn't get much sweeter!
I love that as somebody who has never met Shelby + Jake, I can clearly see how much they love each other. I can also tell that they have a fucking fantastic time together too!
That is one hell of a swirl! Totally GORGEOUS!
Shelby said that, "The backdrop was simply baby's breath with the deep blue ocean behind it."
I mean... These pics of the ceremony. Sniff, sniff...
Love the Florida Keys map the B+G are using as a guest book!
Photographer: Freas Photography
Equipment Rentals: Prestige Party Rentals
Makeup Artist: Crystal Smith's Theatrical Makeup
Floral Designer: Petals & Twigs
Event Planner: Soiree Key West, LLC
DJ: SoundWave Productions
Reception Venue: Southernmost House
Caterer: Three Fine Cooks
Officiant: Weddings Key West