Nikki and Matt’s filled boho tropical Florida Keys wedding at Coconut Palm Inn that was filled with laughter and joy from family and friends will always be one of our all time favorites, because of the sweet Florida lazy sunshine and all of the laid-back celebratory waterfront vibes that make the Keys, the Keys. For several months leading up to the wedding day, Florida had basically been underwater with all the rain we’d been having – but for one incredible day, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and we photographed one of the most joyful and tender weddings we’ve ever seen. From the moment I met this duo several years ago at the Surf EXPO, it was clear that this was the kind of couple that just makes sense. They are calm in each other’s presence, and encourage each other to grow professionally and personally – oh, did I not mention that both of them are badass bosses? Yea, say hello to the owners of Blueline Surf and Paddle Co and JIVA Active! With these two living and breathing all things ocean, it’s no surprise that they decided to get married in the Keys, at the stunning Coconut Palm Inn. They had originally planned on getting married in September of this year, but I was beyond thrilled to get the phone call that the date was being bumped up because someone new was going to join the party – and so we all gathered together on May 23rd and celebrated love and life under the sun.
Nikki and Matt expressed the importance to them to have beautiful photos, but to be also able to spend time with their family and friends who had all travelled from far away, and so they opted to have a first look. That long dock was the PERFECT spot for the two of them to meet – I don’t think I’ve seen a spot as romantic as that dock, yet!
Nikki was lead down the aisle to their waterfront ceremony location by her brother and mother, and after the couple exchanged beautiful vows, they kissed under the tree and we had a little bit of fun with the people they call their nearest and dearest.
If the infectious love hasn’t already got you hooked, wait until you see these bride and groom portraits that we took all around the property!
It is literally like the sun gods came down and kissed upon these two. They opted for a beautiful white tent with chandeliers to keep their guests cool and shaded for the sun, where they enjoyed an amazing meal from Caribbean Catering. This laid back reception allowed guests to dance under the palm trees, enjoy the breeze at the dock, take a boat ride, roast a marshmallow, or just hang back and enjoy life.
Thank you so much for having us out to capture your amazing day! It was an honor to be there and I can’t wait to continue to to capture all of the big moments in your life!
Thank you to the amazing team of vendors that helped Nikki and Matt have their perfect day!
- Florida Keys Wedding Photographer: Sara Ozim Photography
- Florida Keys Venue: Coconut Palm Inn
- Coordinator/Caterer: Caribbean Catering
- Florals: Studio South
- HAMU: Elizabeth Arnold Styles
- DJ: Russ Ginsberg
This incredible wedding was featured in POPSUGAR! Click HERE to check it out!