What’s New In The Florida Keys

Couples with an “Ernest” desire to marry can opt for a ceremony performed by “Papa Hemingway” himself at Key West’s Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, 907 Whitehead St. Hemingway look-alike and licensed notary Bob Orlin is now available to perform ceremonies in the landscaped gardens of the home where the legendary author lived and wrote throughout the 1930s.

An artist by profession, Orlin has spent the past decade following in Hemingway’s footsteps, sharing his lifestyle and adventures from billfishing in the Gulf Stream to an African safari. He is an avid collector of Hemingway books and memorabilia, and has competed for 14 years in Key West’s annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.

The Papa Wedding Package, a daytime package allowing up to 30 participants and guests, includes the services of “Papa” Orlin to perform the ceremony, a tropical bridal bouquet and boutonniere, CD music, chairs for the ceremony, and an hour’s use of the Hemingway Home’s gardens for wedding photography. Cost is $1,495.

Orlin’s services also are available in conjunction with other Hemingway House wedding packages.

For information, visit www.hemingwayhome.com or call Linda Mendez at (305) 587-4282.

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