The Florida Keys comprise some of the most romantic locations in the entire U.S. (Remember Bogart and Bacall in Key Largo?), so it’s no wonder that couples from across the country look to the Keys when planning a wedding vacation of their own. From the popular Key West and Key Largo to the lesser-known Islamorada and Ramrod Key, you’ll find a wealth of options for your own tropical wedding celebration:
Underwater: Beautiful, clear, warm water coupled with the country’s only living coral barrier reef provide the perfect setting for scuba and swimming buffs to say “I do.” Each year couples and entire wedding parties don their finery and take the plunge – literally – in an underwater ceremony that’s sure to create memories of a lifetime. For guests who don’t want to jump in, several boat rental companies in the Keys offer glass-bottom boats for easy viewing.
On the water: Few places in the Upper 48 have more boats than Florida, and where better to exchange vows than on a beautiful yacht, tall ship or glass-bottom boat? The Keys have all of these and many more, some so large, they can even accommodate your reception. For the ultimate in casual, consider following up the nuptials with a little fishing or kayaking to a camping honeymoon in Dry Tortugas.
On land: If your wedding is outdoors, plan for at least some photos at dusk so your photographer can capture the Key’s stunning sunsets. The Keys offer some of the most vibrant, colorful and unique tropical backdrops you could hope for, as well as historic sites that make perfect backdrops for your ceremony and reception.
With laid-back, tropical beauty, destination weddings in the Florida Keys offer couples a lot to choose from. The best part: Once the ceremony is over, there’s nothing left to do but kick back and enjoy yourself in Florida’s little slice of paradise.