Joe and Rachel
Key West, Florida
March 12, 2006
Last weekend we celebrated with our friends, Joe and Rachel, at their gorgeous waterfront wedding! Mike and Joe are good friends who used to be roommates when they lived in the DC area. We had so much fun at their karaoke rehearsal dinner and oceanside wedding. I only wish we could have stayed longer in Key West.
Congratulations, Joe and Rachel! We are so happy for you, and we can’t thank you and your families enough for the fabulous celebration you hosted.
The ceremony and reception took place at the Southernmost House,
which claims to be the southernmost hotel in the continental USA.
It is a beautiful Victorian house that sits on the oceanside waterfront.
The start of the bridal procession. I love the way that Rachel’s mother
and Joe’s father are looking at Rachel, while Joe’s mother is looking at Joe.
It was a funny moment when they stumbled a bit over their vows.
In this picture, Joe is watching as the photographer takes Rachel’s
picture at sunset. I love the way that he is admiring her.
They had delicious cupcakes! I must confess that I ate two of them.
This was a really special moment in the day for Mike. He wasn’t a
member of the wedding party, but Joe gave him the honor of doing the
best man speech. Mike was great!
The Southernmost was just as pretty at night as it was during the day.
The DJ was set up in the gazebo on the right side of the porch, and we
danced under the stars into the night.
As you must have noticed, the reception took place next to the pool.
It really was a matter of time (and drinks) before the groomsmen decided
to do the obvious.
Of course I wasn’t going to miss out on the fun!
The party gradually shifted into the pool! The groomsmen and bridesmaids
jumped in, fully dressed. Rachel and Joe hurried to their room to change
into their swimsuits. We had a blast!
The party was so good that it even ended with a drunk bunny.