A Preppy, Coral and Navy Wedding at Southernmost on the Beach in Key West, Florida

Rather than choosing one style, Laura Piper (26 and in advertising) and Matthew Whitten (26 and in business) mixed beach and preppy details for a fun wedding covered in navy, gold and coral. Filda Konec Photography captured every moment of the day, which started with an intimate ceremony at Southernmost on the Beach in Key West, Florida . Laura walked down the aisle in a fun Allure ball gown from the Crystal Bride in Illinois. Tiers of ruffled organza floated along the sand as a Swarovski brooch shined from her sash. Matt waited by the bamboo arch in a navy blazer and bright coral pants. After the couple said “I do,” all took part in a custom unity shell tradition. Each of their 16 guests took a seashell, made a wish for the newlyweds and threw it back into the sea. Then the party began! Guests played corn hole and sang country tunes with local guitarist Jeff Harris; the couple’s planner and florist, Soiree Key West, put natural accents on each navy family-style table. Gold coral-shaped candlesticks, driftwood and white hydrangeas filled the space. For a fun touch, each place setting was met with a sea-sponge-inspired gold charger. Laura and Matt’s wedding cake stood out with a brighter hue. Key West Cakes covered each white tier with a coral detailing and chose a pair of kissing seahorses for the topper. Laura shares a tip for future couples: “Stay calm. Everything is going to be all right. At the end of the day, you're marrying the person of your dreams.”