Last September I styled for an Indian wedding at Villa Bella Vita (recently famous due to a Housewives episode). Apologies for these images, after nearly a year of requesting photos from the photographer and couple I have given up and resorted to using my snapshots!
Such a shame as it was a beautiful couple and featured some lovely details! The largest challenge with this wedding was the mandap which I wanted to look like this but there was a little . . . .well let’s say big surprise to consider.
In an Indian wedding the grooms entrance is the grand event and this wedding was no exception. We have no elephants in Turks and Caicos, and prince charming on the white horse has certainly been done, so here comes the helicopter! I suppose from watching films I was certain the helicopter landing was going to execute hurricane force winds which would rip the mandap to shreds and cover the guests in a blanket of salty sand. I kept the mandap draping minimal for damage control and stood way back (as you can see from the above I-phone photo) and closed my eyes when it hovered over the ceremony spot. Much to my surprise, no whipping winds, no flying sand, no problems . . . whew! Will know better for next time, if there is one.
Nov 16, 2014 marked the day for these two lovelies to tie the knot. These gorgeous images are attributed to international photographer Helga Schaefer.
What a show shoe shot! Say that three times fast!
I always arrive early to build this driftwood arch and as I am most often contracted through a wedding planner, I rarely get to meet the couples. It’s great fun to have the opportunity to view their weddings and see how our handiwork spent the day interacting with these couples during some of the most memorable moments of their lives. So thank you planners and photographers who share your work with the world! It’s special not only for family and friends afar, but also for the contributing vendors.
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Brilliant Studios Nov 16 wedding at Grace Bay Club
November 16th, 2015 was an unusually pale and blustery day in Turks and Caicos. Melissa and Chris didn’t let the lack of sunshine put a damper on their big day! Sometimes a moody sky and sea allows for a most beautiful portrait, don’t you think? I love this Brilliant Studios capture of the newlyweds under our driftwood arch.
Tropical DMC planned this gorgeous May of 2014 wedding in at the Gansevoort resort. TC Millwork built the driftwood chuppah which Environmental Arts did a beautiful job decorating with climbing ivy and pale pink and white bougainvillea.
David and Anita at Brilliant Studios did a phenomenal job capturing Ashely and Michaels big day, the image below is one of my favorites of this arch! Isn’t it magical? Head over to their blog to see more on this big destination wedding.