Doree and Tony’s Little Palm Island wedding was brought to me by Julie Shrek of Simply You Weddings. Julie and I had worked together many times over the years that I lived in Florida, and even though I had since moved to New York we continued to work together (albeit not as frequently as I’d like!). When Doree and Tony were planning their Little Palm Island destination wedding Julie thought we’d be a good fit – and she was wrong. We were a GREAT fit from the start, and it was with great anticipation that I flew to Florida for their three days of wedding coverage. From the welcome party at the pool to the rehearsal dinner, the entire wedding day to the day after brunch, every moment of every day was infused with love, laughter, light, and indescribable joy.

No pets. No children under the age of 18. No telephones. No televisions. Sound relaxing? It is. Little Palm Island, located just off of Little Torch Key in the Florida Keys, is a quiet, understated, luxurious getaway unlike any I’d ever experienced. There is a reason it was named a “Gold List” Number One Resort in Florida by Conde Nast in 2013, “Extraordinary Perfection” by Zagat, one of the best honeymoon locations in the US by Brides Magazine, and many, many more. Doree and Tony rented out this private island for a long weekend getaway, providing their guests with tours, trips, sunning, dancing, and exquisite dining.

Little Palm Island Wedding
The only way to get to Little Palm Island is by boat. No cars, no bridges, no traffic, just peace and serenity. When I shot this image within fifteen minutes of arriving to the island for the weekend I knew we were in for some good weather and beautiful light.
Little Palm Island
The ambience on the island is just unbelievable. Tranquil, luscious, and gorgeous.
Little Palm Island Wedding Pictures
Doree’s engagement ring and wedding band completely blew me away. I had never seen such a flawless stone of that size. Large and dramatic, the set was surprisingly delicate and perfect for Doree’s long, slim fingers.
Little Palm Island Wedding Rates
Avant Gardens was responsible for the beautiful floral decor. Based out of Miami, they brought their beautiful arrangements all the way to the Keys for the wedding weekend.
Bride at Little Palm Island
Studio Marie Pierre from Key West came to Little Palm to create Doree’s wedding day look. I’ve worked with Marie Pierre several times and each time she does such sweetly flawless work. Besides that, she’s a dream to work with, always right on schedule and sometimes even early!
Little Palm Island Wedding Photographer
Having been a Florida-based wedding photographer for eight years, I sometimes do miss that gorgeous southern light!
Wedding Ceremony at Little Palm Island
Everything about Doree’s look was flawless, from her delicate gown to her understated makeup, her simple hair and quirky clutch.
Wedding Photos at Little Palm Island
See? I told you the light was gorgeous.
Wedding at Little Palm Island
Since Doree and Tony bought out Little Palm Island for the entire weekend, the only people on island were family and friends of the couple. It made for a wonderfully intimate vacation for everyone.
Little Palm Island Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony was just at sunset. It was a deeply emotional, moving experience. The entire ceremony was so honest and pure, I was honored to be there to witness it.
Little Palm Island Wedding Photographers
Doree is grace, kindness, sweetness, and light. It’s no wonder that everyone there adored her fully – myself included!
Little Palm Island Outdoor Wedding
Thanks to the team of Simply You weddings for the perfect day-of timing. It ensured that we were photographing the bride and groom in the most beautiful light of the day.
Outdoor Wedding at Little Palm Island
What words can be used to describe the genius that is Julie Shreck of Simply You? Every time I work with her she outdoes herself. The timing is always impeccable, the schedules always run on time, the decor is out of this world, and the whole day is managed with a huge heart and massive smile. Julie is the best of the best.
Little Torch Key Wedding
So elegant, so delicate, so perfect for both the clients and the setting.
Little Torch Key Wedding Photographer
Doree danced with her father to the same song I danced with my dad to at my own wedding – Georgia On My Mind by Willie Nelson.
Wedding Photographers at Little Palm Island
The Private Stock Band kept the party going all night – and into the next day!
Little Palm Island Wedding Photos
It was also a joy to work with the cinematography team at Cineaverde. Very nice people and very lovely work!
Little Torch Key Wedding Photos
Cakes by Karol provided the lovely cake, which was as gorgeous as it was delicious!
Wedding Photographer at Little Palm Island
One of the most wonderful aspects of the entire day was the emotion. It overflowed from each part of the day and no one held back their tears.
Wedding Reception at Little Palm Island
I absolutely love this image of Doree dancing with her father.
View of Little Palm Island
Little Palm Island is clearly beautiful both during the day AND at night!
Wedding Pictures at Little Palm Island
Doree and Tony, thank you so much for bringing me down to the warmth of the Keys from the freezing cold New York winter!

This wedding can also be seen on the Simply You wedding website  as well as on the cinematographer’s site.  Enjoy!