Ernest Hemingway Inspired This Key West Wedding

Key West was the obvious choice for Samantha Hammel and Sam Lawrence’s wedding—the bride’s family spent many a vacation there. After the pair started dating in college, Sam came along for the trips, too. “It was very special to share one of our favorite places with our favorite people,” Samantha says. On October 8, 2016, Samantha walked down the aisle in a pair of playful Aquazzura pineapple heels. The reception took on a moody aesthetic—a nod to Ernest Hemingway—with jewel tones and wood accents.

—Gabrielle Asadoor


  • Ceremony & Reception Site

    Casa Marina Resort (Key West, FL)

  • Photographer

    John Cain Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Lela Rose

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Warren Barrón

  • Hair & Makeup

    Studio Marie-Pierre (Key West, FL)

  • Groom's Attire

    Suit Supply

  • Bridesmaids Dresses Designer

    Joanna August

  • Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids

  • Flowers

    Milan Event (Key West, FL)

  • Stationery

    The Detail Department with Emily Clarke Events

  • Calligraphy

    The Left Handed Calligrapher

  • Cake & Desserts

    Key West Cakes

  • Caterer

    Casa Marina Resort

  • Ceremony Music

    Key West Strings

  • Reception Music


  • Videographer

    Cineaverde (Key West, FL)

  • Transportation

    Key West Trolleys

  • Wedding Rentals

    Prestige Party Rentals (Key West, FL)

  • Wedding Planner

    Emily Clarke Events

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