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Genevieve + Rob's Wedding at The Hemingway House

June 05, 2014  •  2 Comments

Hello again and Happy Summer to you! So far this year has been a tremendous one and I have so very much to be thankful for and lots of gorgeous weddings to share with you! Lets get started shall we?  


At first contact, I felt like I had known Genevieve for years and knew immediately I needed to work with her! Not only does she have a beautiful, unique name that is also shared with my grandmother but she is a fellow creative with high style. After listening to her tell me her vision for her wedding and the special DIY touches, I was almost beside myself with glee that she had chosen ME to translate it for her visually. I am one lucky girl to have some of THE BEST clients and these two are permanently among them! 

Genevieve and Rob's wedding was incredibly beautiful in many ways! Unique, and styled to perfection, including lots of hand made touches that are unique to them but are sure to inspire other brides as well. 

They were married this April at The Hemingway House and with just one look, you can tell these two are absolutely perfect for each other!



Genevieve and Rob's Hemingway House wedding photo album

Genevieve got ready at The Merlin House which is a lovely property surrounded by lush greenery.  Her grandmother made her gorgeous lace wedding gown and her aunt made her head piece and bouquet too! Check out the bows on their shoes...adorable, right?! 


Brides maids getting ready at The Merlin House in Key West.Bride with her mom before the wedding ceremony at the Hemingway House in Key West, Florida.

Rob got ready at The Lighthouse court right across the street from the Hemingway House. Did I mention that Genevieve's aunt also made Rob's boutonniere too?  

They elected to do a first look and liked the idea of seeing eachother for the first time in their wedding attire at Fort Zachary Taylor.  First looks are always fun but they do present a logistics challenge so having a good wedding planner on your vendor team, like Kate Bentley who was theirs, is essential in ensuring it all runs smoothly.  

First look before the weddingThe first time the bride and groom see eachother on their wedding day was seamlessly coordinated to happen at Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West, Florida.

Who knows, you may even have a few extra minutes to take some photos around town or stop in a local bar, like The Green Parrot, for a quick drink and pic! 

The Banyan trees in Key West are pretty amazing too! They can be used for some fun bridal party pictures and even moody couples portraits. In this case, we had fun with it all!   


Have you ever been to the Hemingway House?  It is such a beautiful property and so full of history you can't absorb it all on only one visit. With the help of their Wedding Planner, Genevieve and Rob's ceremony was timed perfectly to in order to exploit the beautiful light pattern streaming through the dense canopy of trees. Their ceremony arbor was decorated with hand made paper chain using printed off book pages.  Very creative!  Their touching ceremony was witnessed by many of their nearest and dearest, some traveling from  across the country to witness the marriage of these sweet individuals. 

Wedding Ceremony at Hemingway HouseDappled light prevails in the ceremony area of the gardens at the Hemingway House which makes for some spectacular wedding photography!


Some of my favorite images come from the 15 minute period I get to spend with my clients alone for their couples portraits. They're relaxed, the pressure is over, and they radiate love! How much more perfect can conditions get? Okay, throw in a few cute kitties and you get the proverbial cherry on top! 


Lots of books, candlesticks, and candles covered in book pages, hearts made with "book shreds" and cute cats all came together to create the perfect ambiance. 

Sushi bar for cocktail hour? OH YES!!!  Catered Affairs = Awesomeness!   Romantic first dance? You betchya!  (Anyone else been watching Fargo? I find myself repeating many sayings from it)

As if there isn't enough inspiration to plan your own literary themed wedding already, how about adding a vintage typewriter as your guest book?  Don't forget to add lighting if you are planning an outdoor reception too! It will add more than you think to the look of your  soiree. 

This is such a great idea! Genevieve and Rob had a "Decorate Your Cupcake" theme dessert table! Start by choosing the flavor of your cupcake and then add on as much or as little in any combination you want...brilliant!  Oh, the fun that was had with this! 

Dessert Table for wedding at Hemingway House in Key Westkey west wedding photography by Mary Veal of a dessert table set up for a make your own cupcake table at the Hemingway House and Museum.

Congratulations Genevieve and Rob! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and a complete honor that you chose me to be the visual story teller of your wedding day!!! Thank you for putting your faith in my talent and believing in my vision when I didn't have any images from this venue to show you. (This was my first wedding here!)  I hope you love these memories of your day and will look back on them with fondness for the rest of your lives! 


PS- I've created this post in an album type format, so please, leave me a comment telling me if you prefer seeing the images this way or the way they appear in previous posts.  


Vendor Details:

Photography: Mary Veal 

Photography Assistant: Cierra Grein

Wedding Planner: Kate Bentley, Kate Bentley Events

Hair and Make Up: Southernmost Glam

Venue: Hemingway House and Museum

Officiate: Marcela Morgan

Catering: Catered Affairs

Cupcakes: Sweet Savannahas

Rental Company: Prestige Party Rentals

Florals: DIY


Fotograf Nunta(non-registered)
Such an emotion in your photographs!

Thanks for sharing!
Genevieve Adkins
This is wonderful Mary! I really like the layout of the pics too. :)
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