Key West Casual Weddings
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    Welcome to Key West Casual Weddings!

    and Beautiful Key West, Florida

    Whether you are a first timer or repeat visitor to our mystical island; a party of two to one hundred; wearing simple bathing suits to formal tuxedos; planning for next year or looking for last minute perfection; whether you choose my services or not, thank you and Welcome to the Keys!

    Dan Leatherman of Key West Casual Weddings specializes in simple, stress-free casual weddings and has performed ceremonies all over Key West including in the water, on boats, at the beach, the top of the Lighthouse, Mallory Square, Martello Towers, Butterfly Conservatory, Bahia Honda, Fort Zach., Sombrero Beach and many more.

    Dan is a Notary and Photographer. After performing the ceremony, he will photograph you and your wedding party using a 5d Mark 111 or with back up camera, 5d Mark 11.

    You can easily obtain your marriage license at the Monroe County Court House. If you are a Florida resident, there is a three day waiting period including weekends. For more information on Marriage Licenses, please click here.

    For more information, the best way to reach me is through email: or you can call me at 305-849-1179.

  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions

    About getting married in Key West

  • Key West Casual Weddings

    I would like a beach wedding and/or a sunset wedding, is that possible?
    Yes, Key West has several beach locations where weddings may take place featuring beautiful sunrises or sunsets along with the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys.

    Do we need witnesses?
    No, Florida does not legally require them so they are welcomed but not necessary.

    Can I write my own vows?
    Yes, I do have a format in which the wedding ceremony is presented and will be happy to send you the vows we use so you can always personalized them in any way the Bride and Groom choose. You may include singers, live music, readings by family and/or friends.

    I would like a wedding on a boat, is that possible?
    Yes, I can provide excellent recommendations for some of the many fine boats we have in Key West.

    Do You Have Packages?
    I specialize in intimate, affordable ceremonies and do not have prepackaged prices however, I can customize anything you would like so you will receive exactly what you want.

    What are your fees?
    The basic cost for officiating, vow renewal, commitment ceremony and filling of paper work is $150. Photography afterwards is $150.00 for 30, $250.00 for 60 and $350.00 for unlimited photos, photographers choice, edited and transferred to a personalized, painted CD. Flowers and or full service planning can be added at an additional cost. If there is anything that you would like that I have not mentioned, just ask and I will be more than happy to accommodate you.

    What is your cancellation policy?
    You may cancel at anytime for any reason and receive a full refund less 30% of the total price.

    Do I own the photos?
    Yes, you have full ownership of the photos, you can make as many copies as you like.  However, Key West Casual Weddings reserves the right to freely use any photographs taken in promotional advertising.

  • Testimonials

    About Key West Casual Weddings

    If you are looking to get married in Key West I would recommend you look no further than Dan Leatherman. I spent an endless amount of hours searching online trying to find someone to perform our wedding. I wanted to make sure that we were able to have a ceremony that was unique and personal and did not feel so manufactured.

    I came across Dan's website and was immediately intrigued. I loved the flexibility he offered that allowed us to personalize our ceremony and I loved his photography. His photos were so unique and natural. I checked with my hotel and they also recommended Dan so I decided to make the call. I knew immediately upon speaking with Dan that I had made the right choice. He was professional and organized but most importantly his warm personality put me right at ease.

    Not being familiar with where to have our ceremony we took Dan's suggestions and were not disappointed. Dan performed an absolutely beautiful ceremony that touched us both. He was so easy going and allowed us to have fun. Even more amazing he had our photos ready the next day! I could not have been more thrilled with them, not one bad picture in the whole bunch. He captured every moment I can't stop smiling every time we look at them. We truly enjoyed meeting and getting to know Dan. I cannot say enough good things about him. He helped us make our wedding day exactly what it was supposed to be one the best day of our lives. The whole experience was nothing less than perfect!

    Thank you so much.
    Audrey and Nick Venute
    Springfield, Mo

    We were married by Dan Leatherman on the beach, and he was extremely nice, patient, funny, and fun to be around. He took into consideration what we wanted and how we would like the pictures and the ceremony to be, and accommodated our every wish.

    Our pictures came out wonderful. We couldn't have asked for better shots, or a better person to share the day with than Dan. Really,we cannot say enough good things about Dan and the experience we had with him.

    Thanks for everything,
    Jamie and Zach
    Tampa, FL

    Dan is a very friendly person and a wonderful photographer. His services were recommended to us by a person involved in preparation of our wedding ceremony. He is very reliable and easy to contact, he checks his email regularly and responds quickly. He is flexible in organzing the details (time and place of meeting/ceremony, locations of photo sessions).

    We also found out he came to see the property where we were getting married even before we arrived. Dan made us relaxed the minute we met. There was no pressure or judgment. He had excellent suggestions how to pose but forced nothing on us, left decisions to us and accepted our wishes.

    We are very satisfied with the pictures. They are modern and have aritistic touch. Dan's presence at at our wedding was a very nice part of the whole experience.

    Thank you very much,
    Iza and Marko

    Our wedding at Smathers Beach was a dream come true. Simple and sweet — just the way we wanted it! Dan was wonderful, making us feel extremely comfortable from the start and finishing it all by arranging a fairytale dinner at Latitudes immediately following our ceremony. Oh and we would be remiss if we didn't mention that he gave us this royal treatment ON HIS BIRTHDAY!!! Thanks Dan for making our special day absolutely amazing! We will never forget you!

    John and Rachael Roder

    We loved the pictures and of course the wonderful ceremony. We have shared the video and pictures with all of our friends and relatives and many commented how beautiful your words were. We will never forget this special moment and of course we will never forget the wonderful ceremony and gorgeous pictures. Michelle and I still talk about the vow renewal almost every day. You made this an even more special day for us with your kindness and we sincerely appreciate everything that you did for us.

    Al and Michelle Parker

    My wife and I cannot thank you enough. From the beautiful ceremony, to the locations, to the tour guidance, to the excellent pictures. On top of that you were a most gracious host of Key West. It was a most memorable celebration for us and our friends. We just love the candid shots you got of them, the multiple shots, and effects you did. We appreciate all of you help and hard work.

    Once again Thanks
    Walter Bear

    Hi, Dan. I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that we finally got to look at the beautiful pictures you took at our vow renewal ceremony. It was the first thing we did when we got back home today. I cannot tell you how much we love them! They are absolutely perfect, and so are you. You made our special day even better. Thank you again for your help in making our vow renewal a wonderful experience. I can't wait to show everyone the fabulous pictures you took. I will recommend you to anyone heading to Key West. You are truly the best!

    Susan & Jason Yingling

    Dan planned, coordinated, orchestrated and officiated our wedding on Smather's Beach. We were more than pleased with our experience with Dan. We'd never been to Key West and relied on his expertise and suggestions and were blown-away by the results. Dan answered all of our questions, even the ones we repeated. We threw him curves but he was able to adapt and accommodate our changes. His concierge service was invaluable, as we were able to do so many things while we were there (jet-skiing, para-sailing, skydiving, snorkeling, scootering, etc). He suggested several restaurants and they were delicious.

    Dan is truly a craftsman and an artist. His friendly demeanor and laid-back 'can do' attitude put us at ease, after we arrived and met him two days before our wedding. His coordinated services were on-time and professionally carried out. The beach location was beautiful. The floral arrangements were fabulous and delivered on-time. The chartered trolley was perfect to move the wedding party, and the photography was impeccable. And the sunset dinner cruise was the perfect ending to a most wonderful day. We couldn't have been more pleased.

    Our wedding was beautiful, and we have Dan to thank for it.

    Obra & Shebra Hackett