A Beach Inspired Wedding at the H2O Villa Estate in Islamorada, Florida
While living in Colorado, Kristen Pitroff, a makeup artist, 31, and Damien Daly, a mechanical engineer, 32, spent three years planning their beach wedding in Islamorada, Florida. Their relationship began when Kristen stole a kiss from Damien one night before she started college. After an eight year separation, reunion at a mutual friend’s wedding and an Orlando Magic basketball game, they were back together. A year later, they were engaged. “We knew we wanted a beach wedding, we are complete water babies and live for the ocean!” says Kristen. Their ceremony was held alongside the reception space with the natural atmosphere serving as the couples main decor. Soft shades of pink and cream accented “the beauty of the ocean in the background and the tropical foliage,” says Kristen After the ceremony, the couple had cornhole and Jenga lawn games to entertain their guests as well as an acoustic guitar player. The cocktail hour had a personal touch to it as the appetizers were prepared by Kristen and Damien’s families. Custom made cozie favors were also given to guests to keep the drinks cold. “Damien and I wanted our wedding to be remembered as just being such a fun time for everyone,” says Kristen.