Courtesy of Munoz Photography

Who’s Holding the Wedding Rings?

Who holds the wedding rings when there is no ring bearer? We recommend that the ring bearer carry fake rings but you knew that already, didn’t you? Traditionally, the best man holds the wedding rings but it’s perfectly okay to enlist the help of the maid-of-honor. The honor attendants will simply slip the ring on their finger (the maid of honor uses her thumb to hold the groom’s ring; the bride’s usually fits on the best man’s pinky). It’s best to plan this in advance and to clue your best man in as to when he’ll be taking responsibility for the rings. This detail doesn’t seem that critical but it really can be. One of our couples had given their rings to the photographer so he could take his “wedding ring” portraits and forgot to give them back before the ceremony! They had to use a bridesmaid’s and groomsman’s ring for their…

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Epic Wedding Toast

Greatest Wedding Toast of All Time

This left us speechless and we wanted to share… “During Caitlin Hallerman’s wedding last June, sisters Kelsey and Maddie delivered one of the best wedding speeches of all time. The co-maids of honor grabbed the mics and surprised their sister and new brother-in-law with a five-minute-long song medley of classics, complete with custom lyrics that shares their story.” Hilarious… New trend in wedding toasts on the way? What do you think?  

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Anna & Daniel

Unique Wedding Photos

Where are they now? We love the opportunity that Key West affords our bride and groom for unique photo opportunities. Anna and Daniel really took advantage of the character of the island and we can’t wait to share more of their phenomenal pictures from their big day. Ranging from traditional, romantic, and stunning to playful, unexpected, and ultimately cool, you’ll love what you see.  Figured it out yet? It’s the famous “Giant Ballroom Dancers” depicting Renoir’s Dancing in the City at the entrance to the Key West Art and History Museum, commonly known as the Old Post Office and Customs House.  Contact us to help make your destination wedding vision come true. Photos Courtesy of Munoz Photography.  

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Photo ~ Meghan Rowe

Bridesmaid Bling ~ Beach Wedding

  Having a beach wedding? We love one of the things our bride Erin gave her bridesmaids ~ barefoot sandals. They really are the perfect bridesmaid (and bridal) bling for that ceremony in the sand. Such gorgeous foot jewelry ranges from the extravagant to the delicate ~ whatever suits the feel of your wedding. The varieties are endless: pearls, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, all kinds of beads and gemstones in a variety of colors. That got you thinking, didn’t it? We suggest searching for “barefoot sandals” on For more fantastic ideas from Erin & Marcus’ wedding, click on their tag below.

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Anna & Daniel Custom Dance Floor

Wedding Reception ~ Custom Dance Floor

Your wedding reception ~ what will guests remember? Besides the beautiful couple, of course, dinner and dancing are at the top of the list. The dance floor is a perfect spot to do a little custom work. Add to the elegance of that first dance with a unique design of your own. You can go as all out or simple as you wish. Our couple, Anna & Daniel added a hand-painted floral motif. If you’re location doesn’t allow for customization, gobo projection lighting, or monogram lighting,  is a great temporary alternative. Gobo companies can create designs i.e. flowers, stars, etc. to fit within your reception theme. Personalizing your dance floor with custom decals is another way to go. You can usually find them on It’s a great way to save money and add that special detail to your reception. On a tight budget? Build your own! With a trip to the…

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Melissa & Travis ~ Ceremony

Sunset Key Beach Wedding

It’s #WeddingWednesday and we are in love with Sunset Key.  Plan the most important day of your life on your own private island. Melissa and Travis took advantage of the tropical beauty and added their touches of elegance for the most beautiful wedding. More details to come…in the meantime, contact us to make the most special day of your life hassle free and memory filled. Photo courtesy of Junior Gamez Photography.

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Step and Repeat aka “Red Carpet Wedding Backdrop”

We love the idea of giving your destination wedding that “red carpet event” feeling ~ and nothing says special like a “step and repeat.” A what? A step and repeat is a banner with your custom wedding monogram, theme logo, hashtag, wedding date, or your favorite things ~ it’s really anything you want it to be. Guests step in front of the backdrop and get their photo taken and the next guest “repeats” the process. It’s a great way to make your guests feel fabulously welcomed and comfortable getting their picture taken. In a destination wedding they can be used in a more casual environment at the “welcome party” and then again at the reception. On a budget? You can use vinyl material and local printer to print your logo on it. Use PVC pipe to drape the fabric and forgo the red carpet or try finding a sample. Say…

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Melissa & Travis

Tips for the Perfect Wedding Welcome Bag

Chances are your destination wedding is a mini-vacation for your guests and you may not be able to greet all of them when they arrive.  A great way to say “we’re so happy you’re here” is with a custom bag full of goodies! the Want to do the same? Start with a great bag – some kind of carryall that guests will be able to re-use while sightseeing or at the beach. We like canvas which is easily personalized and it’s great after the wedding too ~ a nice (collapsible) keepsake. the Must have items we recommend are: Advil/Tylenol/Aleve (whichever you prefer) a bottle of water sunscreen something savory and sweet (we love sourcing these items from local places at your destination) a map a list that includes the ceremony and reception location and times along with a list of any group activities you have planned. It’s also a great…

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Melissa & Travis Scavenger Hunt

Bridal Party Mixer ~ Southernmost Scavenger Hunt

Destination weddings are an “event” for your out-of-town attendees and bridal party. Planning welcoming get-togethers is essential for your guests to feel comfortable and mix and meet each other. One of our favorite activities for a Key West wedding is the “Award Winning” Southernmost Scavenger Hunt. Make no mistake, this is definitely not your usual scavenger hunt – there’s no searching for obscure or mundane objects here. This adventure combines intriguing clues and riddles highlighting Key West’s unique character that will allow your friends and new relations to meet, mix, and mingle in a fun and lively atmosphere. Melissa and Travis’ bridal party had a blast during their recent adventure. The folks Southernmost Scavenger Hunt are able to accommodate parties of any size to create a private and customized event by including special requests, favorite places, and even personalized clues for your guests. Thier staff will be present to organize and begin each…

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Happy Independence Day ~ Fireworks at Wedding Reception

Today Swivel Group Events celebrates “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” As we honor this great nation we would like to congratulate all of the July 4th nuptials and love the idea of fireworks at a wedding reception. This has become a growing trend and is a special treat for guests and a fabulous way to start a new life together. Check with your venue first to make sure that the pyrotechnics are allowed and secondly, hire a professional fireworks company to handle the explosives. They will be able to cater to how simple or extravagant you’d like your display to be. Enjoy your family today ~ Cheers!

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