We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.
-Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Hilary and David may live in California but their love has roots in Florida. They had such a great sense of their own style yet were open to new ideas. This gorgeous Valentine’s Day wedding was the perfect marriage of Old Havana meets Hollywood Glamour and featured a design that highlighted their love for literature. Hilary wore a delicate gold lace gown, designed and personally fitted, by Claire Pettibone, and David channeled a 1920’s gentleman effortlessly in a tuxedo featuring a white dinner jacket.
Their ceremony featured a reading from one of David’s own short stories and Hilary recited her vows in Spanish, to honor his Cuban heritage. They recited their vows in Key Biscayne overlooking the Lighthouse at Bill Baggs State Park and partied all night long at the Lighthouse Cafe, with signature his and hers craft cocktails served by Bar Lab, a whole roasted pig, and assorted desserts by Earth and Sugar complemented by homemade rice pudding made by the grooms’ grandmother. The beautifully styled reception came to life with farmhouse tables, lounge arrangements and vintage china from Unearthed Vintage paired perfectly with floral design vignettes featuring palm fronds, vintage books, and a variety of blooms by Julia Rohde Designs.
The celebration came to an end after a set of Beatles’ songs was performed live by the grooms’ brother’s band, the Jacuzzi Boys. These two danced the night away into the wee hours, extending the party with their guests at the nearby Boaters’ Grill. Everything was captured beautifully in these dreamy photos by Luke + Katherine of Max and Friends. The energy of this day (and night) live on forever in the films created by the talented Wade Koch and his team from Shark Pig.
Video by Shark Pig Weddings