Cuba, in the Caribbean is only 90 miles from Key West, Key West first named Cayo Hueso (The Island of Bones)..my roots are in Key West but...
....MY family migrated here from Havana Cuba to Key West Florida from both sides. Key West is rich in culture and history and my family has been a part of Key West History for the past 150 years ... Before the Cuban Revolution my Great Grand Parents decided to migrate to Key West to hand roll cigars and in the Vidal generation of Key West Firefighters, we have 150 years of Community Service to Key West and the Florida Keys! My Grandfather Bernardo (Tita) Vidal was on duty the day that Mrs. Ernest Hemingway called the Key West Fire Department to come to the home located on Whitehead Street here in Key West, Florida to fill the new swimming pool with salt water from the ocean.
The history continues... being less than 90 miles from Havana Cuba and the Southernmost Pointe of the Continental United States proves that we are rich with Cuban Heritage Flair and Culture...from the Restaurants El Meson de Pepe historically located at the Old Mallory Square and El Siboney Cuban Food on Catherine Street... Key West People also known as "Conchs" and rich with also Bahamian Influence the food is properly spiced and attractive to all Nationalities and palates!
Being raised and born here at the DePoo hospital (located on Southard Street) Vidal Key West that's me....was in for an education of a lifetime! Well dressed men and woman surrounded the streets and on saturday night families would walk Duval Street (known as the longest Street in the world, one end is the Gulf of Mexico and the other end is that Atlantic) with coats ties...good shoes hats and furs for the ladies...yes I was raised with a sense of pride in the way I looked and presented myself...Getting my foundation in School at the San Carlos Opera House, located on Duval Street, (bi-lingual institute then) I always rememered my Spanish as well as English....it was there that I started to get a love for the arts and culture as well as richness of music and decor...already in my blood, with the opulent Marble stairways, Cuban tile, Grand Architecture and paintings as well as a well rounded education with the poems of famed Jose Marti. My Parents and Grand Parents had always instilled culture and love of the arts so as young as five years old I picked up the camera and started to journalize my family, friends and Key West as if was.
As I progressed through grade school and attended the Basilica of St. Mary's Star of the Sea...I remember the Old Convent and Sisters of the Holy Name in Habits...I continued with the camera and it was at Mary Immacualte High School in my Junior Year that I started a dark room in St. Anne's Hall. Doing work for the Yearbook, photographing and planning school events from Bake Sales, Proms, Homecomings and all it's details and decorations! As I continued through College and started at Florida Keys Community College I knew that I wanted to work with people and events not only in Key West, but from the Seven Mile Bridge to the London Bridge and Paris. I was also the producer of Fashion Shows for local stores at such places as The Strand Theater with over 200 models, local and from New York.
All these dreams continue to come through day to day since 1980...I was Key West's First Event Planner ever, before it was in Vogue, I not only planned the Events, but photographed them....being know for the MOST opulent and themed parties in my own personal life I have something to offer people wanting a real Key West Wedding. I am from Key West, I live in Key West, my roots are in Key West and I know what to offer because I have the connections of all Angels that work in my network from the Caterers, the Florists, Cakes & confections, Lighting, DJ's, tents and band for your Event, you name it..... Vidal Key West is a household name and I dont mind saying that "If you don't look good ... I don't look good!" Being the house photographer for over 15 years at the Casa Marina and helping to plan events as well I have worked with the greats as Calvin Klein, FIAT of Italy, the Discovery Chanel, Dupont Corp.,Con-Agra, just to name a few...
In the political arena my dear close friends as Mary Spottswood and her husband the Senator John Spottswood entertained such greats as The President Kennedy and Jacquie Kennedy at the Little Palm Island, and Wilhelmina Harvey and Her husband Mayor CB Harvey entertained greats such as the President Harry Truman, President Kennedy as well and many many more....I listened to how these events were planned and had hands on knowledge as well as a great education reproducing and restoring antique photos for them from that era! I have helped with endless campaigns in Key West Florida, and I am always amazed at the beaufiful locations we have here in Key West, Marathon, Key Largo, from Pidgeon Key at the foot of the Seven Mile Bridge to Bahia Honda and many lush tropical location such as The Reef Resort. Fort Zachary Taylor is another gem to have events and photograph at ....
In the 1980's when I started, I had to read etiquette books as to who dances with who at the Key West Wedding Receptions and when it's time to cut the cake and so on....so as you see there is so much more to tell but the testimonies since 1980 speak for themselves...for a true Key West Event; Vidal Key West is a total experience that should not be missed. Call today for your exclusive appointment, no Event too big or too Small for Vidal Key West, 305-942-1604. Remember from the Seven Mile Bridge and all Events including Fantasy Fest by Key West Tourist Development Association, Conch Republic Days, Old Island Days, Key West Powerboat Races, Hemingway Days, and so much more Vidal for all your Key West Events. Don't forget Vidal Key West can also turn you on to Key West Florida's best kept secrets such as hidden locatiosn and where to get the best of the best including Key Lime Pie!
It is no wounder that with all of this experience Vidal has become the "Number One Key West Wedding Planner & Key West Wedding Photographer" since 1980 and still going. Being a Key West Wedding Planner entails more than just saying it...you must have experience at giving Events in your own life as well! Buyer beware of those that do not have the experiene. Vidal on the other hand; not only plans your Key West Wedding but also photographs it! Being a Key West Wedding Planner & Key West Wedding Photography is my passion... from the ring on the phone to Vidal, to the ring and the honeymoon...let the true expert help you make your dreams come true! Vidal is the Key West Wedding Planner that adds detail to lighting, make up, hair, flowers, music food and the cake just to name a few! Key West Wedding Planner Vidal gives detail and attention to the mens suits as well as having the gown pressed for the day of .... there is no other Key West Wedding Planner Vidal is the International Award Image Maker so he will set the stage to all detail so that when he lights it and sets all the key points in position your dreams do come true into your Key West Wedding Photography! Key West Wedding Planner Vidal makes sure that with his "team of angels," you will look Red Carpet perfect in person as well as your photographs .... there is no job that is too big or too small!
Key West Wedding Planner, Key West Destination Weddings, Key West Wedding Photographer, Key West Make-up for Weddings, Key West Hair Salon for Weddings, Key West Wedding Cakes, Key West Music, Key West Flowers, Key West Music all these things lead to the man with one name VIDAL, "If you dont look good ...I don't look good! Let Vidal be your Key West Wedding Planner and you will look good!
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