Meet Julia Timmins: Owner, Wedding Planner and Stylist

Blue Water Weddings was established in Islamorada in the Florida Keys by Julia Timmins in 2012.  Helping couples and their families create magical spaces and plan details and logistics drives our passion to help create life long memories.  Julia has been lucky enough to come across talented wedding professionals and is so grateful to have an exclusive team of planners that encompasses the same vision and drive to create and execute successful events.  Meet the team, and become a part of it with us.  We will not only show you the way to a beautiful and successful wedding, but you will immediately and always be a blue water bride, couple and friend.

Learn more about Julia
What do you love doing outside of planning weddings?

Take me to the spa! I’m a poolside, brunch loving, facial please, kind of girl when I have enough free time to do it. Boat rides, paddleboarding and calling my family to catch up when I can.

Current at home passion?

Netflix and chill. Juicing and cooking great food to enjoy with my husband as well as finding new hot spots to eat at. Good wine, and laughing. I love to laugh!

Favorite movies?

Overboard, Beaches, The Saint, Closer.

Favorite places to travel?

Italy and the entire Mediterranean.

Why do you love wedding planning?

I love the idea of bringing people together. Its an amazing thing to be able to orchestrate something so special. Memories last a lifetime and being able to help create those is an honor and very rewarding for me.

Favorite moment of the day?

Father Daughter dances. They get me every time! Seeing it all come together on the day of is my favorite part as well. After all the hard work, precision timing and details, watching it all come to life is an amazing feeling.

Meet Kelli McDaniel, Wedding Planner, Coordinator and Stylist


What Do You Love Doing Outside of Planning Weddings? 

When I am not planning wedding, I am enjoying my beautiful home in the Florida Keys. My astrological sign is Cancer and this crab loves anything related to the water…diving, boating, fishing, I can’t get enough of it! Winter was not made for me. I prefer the hottest day in Summer and wearing my flip flops year round.

Current at home passion?  I love to cook for my fiance, family and friends and am always exploring new cuisines and trying difficult top chef dishes. Some of my favorite dishes to make our rack of lamb, duck, and any kind of risotto. There is nothing better than a glass of wine in one hand and a spatula in the other. When I am not cooking I am deep sea fishing, snorkeling, paddleboaring or doing yoga.

Favorite Movies?  Gone with the Wind, Dirty Dancing, Braveheart, It’s a Wonderful Life, Legends of the Fall, Breakfast Club…there are so many that I love.

Favorite Place to Travel?  The South of France and Monaco.

Why Do You Love Wedding Planning? I love all the amazing people I have met! I also am all aboput the details and when all the planning and logistics comes together to create the perfect day that the bride, groom and family were envisioning, there is no better feeling.

Favorite Wedding Day Moment?  The moment right before the ceremony. Everyone is so excited and has been anticipating this moment for so long, especially the bride & the groom. It is what weddings are all about, that moment when you say “I Do” to your best friend and love of your life. It always makes me so happy.

Meet Dene Roth, Wedding Coordinator

What Do You Love Doing Outside of Planning Weddings? 

Scuba Diving. I’m an instructor and have a huge passion for the ocean, especially any opportunity I can get up close and personal with sharks. Being surrounded by the water makes me happiest even if it’s just hanging out on a boat or relaxing at the beach!

Current at home passion?

Lighting some candles and curling up with a good book or tv show. Right now my roommate and I love watching This Is Us and I’m currently reading Love You by Lorna Jane.

Favorite Movies?

The Holiday, Catch & Release,  Airplane, Guardians of Galaxy…my list is endless

Favorite Place to Travel?

The Hawaiian Islands or anywhere I can experience some great scuba diving.

Why Do You Love Wedding Planning?

Each one is uniquely different and it’s exciting to see the couple’s vision come to life after months of planning. 

Favorite Wedding Day Moment? 

The “First Look” whether it’s with the groom or father I get teared up every time the photographer captures that special moment.