Monica + Galo | Hyatt Centric | Key West Wedding Photographer
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Monica + Galo | Hyatt Centric | Key West Wedding Photographer

I have shot many weddings at the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort, and every one of them is different.  Last weeks blog post was exactly one day before the wedding that you will see in this post.  You will see completely different setups, and completely different weather.  Its our responsibilities as wedding photographers to capture each one, and have it as a true representation of the day.  This wedding again I had Ken Pak Photography working alongside me.  I spent more time on this one shooting and using the encouragement that Ken gave me to create lasting images.

Regardless of how the weather is, you have to give it your all.  This wedding day was interesting in weather patterns.  Periods of rain, then the blue sky comes out, then you see the rain coming across the harbor, which allows you to get the guests to a dry spot.  All of the vendors came together, went above and beyond, and gave Monica & Galo a memorable day.  The wind was howling, the towels were soaked from wiping the chairs multiple times, yet everyone had a smile on their face.  This Hyatt Centric Key West wedding will be one that I will never forget!

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Monica used the board room of the Hyatt Centric Key West to get ready.  It gave us a bit of room to work with.  We were able to get different angles while the hair and makeup artists worked their magic.  It also gave Monica a view of the ceremony areas where she was able to get a few sneak peeks of everyone as they arrived.  Ken and I worked with mirrors and creating angles that worked with many different elements of the room.

Galo and his men got ready in the suite.  It was a birds-eye view of the ceremony area.  The lighting was perfect to give the mood that we were going for in the imagery.  Mirrors, long halls, and deco styled lighting.  It also gave us a view of the weather which helped provide drama to their Hyatt Centric Key West wedding.

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We went though a few different "trial runs" of the ceremony.  Guests would be seated, then here comes the rain.  The staff of the Hyatt along with the other wedding vendors were grabbing pool towels and drying off the chairs.  We also did some figure skating competitions over the dance floor that was placed over the beach.  The ceremony originally was slated for the dock, but was moved to the beach.  Thanks Hurricane Irma!  The ceremony was beautiful.  Clear chairs, a driftwood arch, and the turquoise waters of the harbor as a backdrop.  The couple said their I-do's, and were wed under cloudy, but clear skies.  The wind really added some drama with Monica's veil.  The crowd cheered and the two became one!

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We took the couple after the ceremony to an area of the Hyatt Key West that placed us out of the wind.  This allowed us to get some creative portraits of the two of them, but also use a certain hallway as a wind tunnel to get some natural movement in her veil.  Galo noticed the Christmas lights on the tree and we were able to incorporate that for him, as he loves Christmas lights!  Me too!

After the couples session we went upstairs to the Marquesa Ballroom for the reception.  The ceiling was draped in white, with magenta accents.  DJ YAS from Miami was the MC/DJ for the night and kept the dance floor packed the entire evening.  The toasts brought tears, the dance offs brought laughs, and the night was unforgettable.  Thank you Monica & Galo for having Ken and myself as a part of your day.  We are truly honored!

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Getting Ready & Reception:  Hyatt Centric Key West

Wedding Planning:  A Modern Romance

Hair/Makeup:  Beauty by Arlette

Florist:  Karo Events & Floral

Strings: Pavla Houdkova

Officiant: Pastor Luis Escoto, Miami Vineyard Community Church

Ceremony - Reception Entertainment & Lighting:  DJ YAS

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Michael Freas Photography provides Destination Wedding Photography for couples looking for a creative edge and a natural representation of their day.  If you are planning on having your wedding in the Florida Keys and Key West, be sure to contact us through our contact page, and we can be your Key West Wedding Photographer.   We provide wedding photography for full day and weekend coverage.  If your wedding is somewhere other than the Florida Keys and you are interested in photography services for your wedding, please contact us HERE

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