An Ernest Hemingway House Wedding in Key West, Florida

Caitlin and Tim didn't have to go far for their Key West wedding (only four hours!). But it felt anything but destination with the elegance and simpli

Caitlin and Tim didn't have to go far for their Key West wedding (only four hours!). But it felt anything but destination with the elegance and simplicity of the Ernest Hemingway House. The couple worked with the natural decor and just added a pop of color to tie it all together.

The bride chose a bouquet that was simple and popped with color.
The couple kept the purple and pink theme in the table names and rose centerpieces.
The couple served three signature drinks including Hemingway's Tonic, Cuba Libre and Ginger's Dream (in honor of the red-headed groom).
The bride gave the bridesmaids five different dress options. The maid of honor wore a darker shade of purple in order to stand out.
The bridesmaids wore short purple dresses with different necklines, while the guys went the casual route in khakis suits and sneakers.
The ceremony and reception were both at the Ernest Hemingway House. The bride decided to not use flowers or decor because the trees and scenery was enough for her.
Instead of individual cards, the couple had an escort card board to tell people where to sit.
The couple loved the quaintness and elegance of the Ernest Hemingway House. They also loved that they could have the ceremony and reception in the same place.
It wasn't quite a destination wedding since it was just a four-hour drive, but the couple loved getting away to Key West for the weekend and sharing kisses at the southernmost point of the U.S.
The couple had a simple, three-tier cake with a Mr. and Mrs. banner for the topper.
The couple wanted the bride's wedding band match the engagement ring. The groom's band was made from his grandfather's ring, which was melted down and redesigned.