about bride: Casey works in government contracting in Bethesda, MD as a Proposal Manager. For fun, I love playing with my dog, Finley, traveling, watching football and photography. I love summer, sunshine and relaxing by the beach.
about groom: Kevin is an Emergency Room Nurse in Silver Spring, MD. He loves doing CrossFit, watching sports and playing fantasy football. He LOVES the NY Mets!
how did you meet: We actually met four years ago in Key West, Sloppy Joe’s to be exact. Kevin was on a bachelor party and Casey was on vacation with a few of her girlfriends. Kevin lived in Florida and I lived in Arlington, VA (just outside of DC). We met and connected over our love of the NY Jets and realized after a few minutes that we were actually both born in the same small town on Long Island, NY. So crazy! After dating long distance for over a year, Kevin decided to move up to the DC area to live with me!
who proposed and how: My girlfriends and I took our annual trip to Key West and decided to rent paddleboards for the day. As we made our way around one of the big mangroves, Kevin came paddling over, got on one knee and proposed!
wedding theme/inspiration: laidback, tons of fun and tropical.
why Key West: Because we met in Key West and got engaged in Key West we thought there was no better place to get married. It’s one of our favorite places on earth.
why Filda Konec Photography: his work speaks for itself. I loved the vibe of his pictures. He really embodied everything we loved about Key West.
what’s planned for the future: traveling, spending time with our families and hopefully starting one of our own.
best moment of your wedding day: Everything! I can’t pick just one moment, it was all unbelievably special.
advice you would give to future brides who are planning a wedding/elopement in Key West: Take advantage of all Key West has to offer and make it a part of your wedding. It’s a beautiful, fun, unique place! Oh, and hire Filip!
bride’s dress: Stella York
something borrowed: handkerchief from Mom
something blue: garter
something old: handkerchief from Kevin’s mom
something new: shoes
groom’s suit: Banana Republic
wedding colors: Fuchsia and navy
first dance song: Stand by Me
ceremony / reception venue: Audubon House
wedding planner: Soiree Key West
ceremony officiant: Casey’s Dad
wedding cake: Key Lime Pie
caterer: Catered Affairs
ceremony / reception music: Soundwave
hair: Ocean Wellness Spa
invitations: Forever Fiances
gift/favors: Caricatures by Digital Caricatures Live
lighting: Prestige Party Rentals