Hillary and Jeramie were married last November at the Beachside Key West Marriott Hotel.
These two met when Jeramie joined Hillary’s band, the Hillary Keane Project and he became the lead guitarist. She’s the lead singer of this awesome blues-rock band, so you can imagine that music played a big role in their wedding. After all, they spent their time dating singing, playing music, and writing with each other!
After the two of them had been dating for a year, they went on a family trip to Hilton Head, where Jeramie proposed at a Japanese steakhouse dinner. Now, Hillary is a Certified Integrative Transformational Life Coach for teen girls as well as a certified Reiki Practitioner working toward her Master Teacher level. And the two of them continue to perform together and fall deeper in love all the time.
Hillary’s father, Barry, is also a musician, and her mother, Debbie, played a huge role in the wedding planning. One of the best moments of the day, then, was when Hillary walked down the aisle with her parents to a song that she’d written with them. Not only was it an amazing moment for Hillary to share with her parents but Jeramie’s expression when he saw her for the first time was hands down one of my favorite parts of the whole day!
The ceremony was a beautiful blend of Christianity and Judaism that their officiant, Reverend Steve Torrence, pulled off perfectly. They had a sweet sand ceremony as well as a traditional Jewish glass-breaking. What a great way to bring cultures together!
For most of the day, we had beautiful weather . . . until about thirty minutes before the reception was supposed to end. We were hit with a heavy downpour that sent everyone running for cover, but my second shooter, Aramis Ikatu, and I made the best of it. We had still managed to get pictures of the luau-themed décor, and when the rain hit, we captured a couple’s portrait of Hillary and Jeramie under an umbrella.
Speaking of the décor, Hillary and Jeramie had the most amazing luau-themed reception decorations! They had tiki torches, tropical flowers, woven grass fans, tropical leaf print napkins, and adorable gift bags from Kermit’s Key Lime. Even the arch at the ceremony was made of driftwood!
Of course, they also made sure to incorporate music into their decorations, including a black guitar with metallic Sharpies that they used for their guest book. They had guitar cake toppers, too!
Jeramie & Hillary, thank you for asking me to be part of your amazing wedding. I was so touched by the love you share and for the support you have all around you!
Ceremony and Reception Venue / Accommodations: Marriott Beachside Key West
Catering: Tavern N Town
Officiant: Reverend Steve Torrence
Floral Designer: Love in Bloom
Photographer: Mary Veal Photography