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Kelly Hornberger

The Gonzalez’s -i do, i do- (Key West)


August 24, 2012

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Down the street from Ernest Hemmingway, just north of Cuba, the home of Beni’s family, on the ground with Sarah’s dad’s blue sued shoes, there was a BEAUTIFUL wedding at the Audubon House in Key West.

No decor was needed.  It was divine.

It was a small intimate ceremony amongst close family and friends.  Both Beni and Sarah could NOT stop smiling.  Literally the whole day, especially from the moment that they say eachother on.

Sarah is one of the sweetest, most caring people anyone will ever meet.  Her beauty is…well let’s just say you cannot help but look….and cannot look away…she is blessed with beauty…both inside and out.

And Beni…two words: handsome gentlemen.  Sarah is in good hands with him.  He has the most amazing protective presence.  His simple quiet demeanor is so easy to be around…and boy does he love his Sarah!

The crowds all applauded them in the street everywhere we went and the sunset was perfection.

Joe and I were so stinking blessed to be there!  We have come to ADORE this couple…and we CANNOT wait to see how amazing the future is for their incredible marriage.

Some of Sarah & Beni’s memories from the day:
Q. What was your favorite part about the wedding?

A. Turning the corner and seeing my groom standing at the top of the stairs with the biggest grin on his face! It’s like every one else in the crowd disappeared. Just me & Ben

Q. What was one quirky of crazy thing that happened on your wedding day?

A. Three things: 1) we almost got rained out of our wedding ceremony/reception…so that day we had to book another venue down the street in case it rained! 2) my zipper broke on the back of my wedding dress…my maid of honor literally had to take scissors to the back of my dress and cut me out of it when the reception was over! 3) we took our photos in the streets of Key West, and every where we walked we had random strangers giving us standing ovations haha!

Q. What was the most special moment on your wedding day?

A. Hearing Ben say, “my wife and I” when we checked into our room after the wedding. I waited SO long to hear those words!

Q. Any special details you would like to tell us about?

A. All the mason jars, candles, & lanterns used for centerpieces were shipped from our house in TX to Key West! And my favorite aesthetic part of the wedding was my Dad’s blue suede Vans that he wore

Q. Where will you be as a couple in five years? Hopes, dreams, kids, etc.?

A. In five years (by God’s grace) we will be living in a quaint little town (outside of Austin or Colorado??) in a home that we love with a baby on the way, oh, and a dog. My hope, or prayer rather, is that God takes me & my husband down any path He wants us to walk, and that we have the courage to follow whatever that may be.

Q. What do you look forward to the most about being married?

A. Coming home to my best friend every night, Saturday morning breakfasts, Sunday morning worship, and road trips. None of those things we will ever have to do alone again!

In the words of the bride: -vendor love-

Venue:The Audubon House

Planner: Lynne Johnston (from the Audubon House)

Wedding dress: Watters

Makeup: Studio Marie Pierre

Bridesmaids: JCrew

Groom: Jos. A Bank

Flowers: Mama’s Flowers

Cakes: Key West Cakes

DJ: Key West Productions

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