Gabriel & Angelica – Key West Wedding

Getting Ready – Hilton Garden Inn

Exactly 60 days from the day they were engaged, my brother and his fiancée were remarkably calm as they prepared for each other before their wedding ceremony. Most brides and grooms get pretty nervous beforehand, but these two were very calm and very clear with what they wanted to do that day.

“I just want to be married to him,” she said.
“I wanna be married already,” he said.

Angelica's pearled wedding flats and Gabriel's Navy cover.

Simple silver and pearl jewelry. A naval ribbon and special watch from a Marine.

Custom wedding bands by Jacqueline Pinto and engagement ring by John Greenan & Sons

The Hilton Garden Inn in Key West, FL with it's palm trees, pristine skies, and sea themes.

Angelica getting ready at the Hilton Garden Inn - Key West

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Angelica's wonderful summer wedding dress and veil detail from Coral Gables Bridals

Angelica and her bridesmaids helping get into her wedding dress at the Hilton Garden Inn in Key West, FL

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

The Ceremony – Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea

Their voices weren’t impatient. They were purposeful and happy to be together in a lifetime sacrament. I could see with each button that was buttoned and each zipper zipped, it was bringing them one step closer to each other before the altar. Gabriel and Angelica had their wedding in Key West, FL at the historical and gorgeous Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea on the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Beach Reception – Clarence Higgs Beach

After their wedding ceremony, we headed over to Clarence Higgs Beach for a relaxed beach reception under a full, Blue Moon. I really loved how relaxed and casual their reception was as the now joined families mingled to the sounds of a lone saxophone player and rustling of the sea. To say it was an honor to be entrusted by my brother and his wife with documenting their Key West wedding is an understatement. I wish them the very best.

Wedding cake and delicious wedding catering by Croissant de France in Key West.

The wedding party and guests doing shots of Patron tequila.

A tradition that began with my wedding in 2013, continues with my brother’s wedding. My mother is still not used to tequila.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Gabriel and Angelica had a Catholic military wedding at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Since I was also the Best Man, I had to make a speech as well.

Father of bride making wedding toast at Higgs Beach reception in Key West, FL

Lovely bridesmaids of Gabriel and Angelica's Key West wedding.

Epic wedding kiss under full moon. It was a blue moon at Higgs Beach in Key West.

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