Winter weddings can get chilly, so why not opt for a destination wedding like Kevin and Gillian did? Keep reaching for more of their beautiful wedding below in the blue seas of St. Thomas.
Details Chosen with a Love for the Water
The couple fell in love while serving the country, and their love of water convinced them to host their friends and family for a wedding on Villa Serenita in St. Thomas. Every detail of their wedding matched their destination so well.
Tropical inspired wedding stationery set the tone for their entire day. Gorgeous tropical plants graced their clean white wedding invitations, and their save the date was designed to look like a luggage tag – what a fun way to share your date with guests!
Gillian chose adorable ‘I Do’ wedding sandals which were perfect for their beach wedding.
Her wedding accessories were nothing short of stunning, they added a traditional touch to their tropical wedding day.
Tropical inspired favor boxes greeted and thanked guests for sharing their special day with the bride and groom.
The bride’s bouquet was full of colorful blooms and sweet greenery. The unique florals used were a perfect match for their destination.
Gillian was beaming as she got ready for her big day – her shirt says it all!
Each bridesmaid was gifted a gorgeous floral silk robe to get ready in – they made for beautiful photos of the wedding party getting ready together!
Her girls helped her get into a beautiful wedding gown, which had a stunning lace overlay and crystal beaded belt.
The photographer captured a photo of the bride writing her vows, a special memory she’ll treasure as she looks back on her big day.
The flowers for the centerpieces were just as lovely as the bride’s bouquet. Gorgeous oranges, pinks and greens came together to create some stunning arrangements.
This wedding had a modern twist with acrylic signs that really made the greenery and flowers shine. Guests had the option to keep an adventure awaits luggage tag as they entered.
Flower balls hanging from the rafters brought this beautiful theme full of flowers together.
The stunning ceremony overlooked the ocean and was the most perfect place to exchange vows.
A Gorgeous First Mate and Her Captain at their Destination Wedding in the Bahamas
The bride and groom exchanged their first look at each other on a balcony by the water.
Kevin waited patiently for his beautiful bride to come out so he could see her in her gown.
A first look can’t get any sweeter than a groom in tears as he sees his stunning bride. The couple shared a special moment together before their vows.
They took time to capture a few photos before the hustle and bustle of their wedding celebration began.
What better setting is there for wedding photos than being surrounded by tropical plants and the ocean? The couple was on cloud nine while they spent a little time together pre-ceremony.
They held onto a few sweet moments before they retreated back to their respective getting ready rooms before the ceremony began.
Next, it was time for the bride and her bridesmaids to have some fun! The bridesmaids’ bouquets came in handy as photo props.
They were all smiles as they celebrated the bride on her big day.
The groom and his groomsmen couldn’t contain their excitement for the day to begin, either!
After a few final touch ups, it was time for the ceremony to start.
The groom made his way to the front of the ceremony space to await his stunning bride.
Gillian looked so happy as she made her way down the aisle.
St. Thomas was truly a picturesque setting for a vow exchange, and it was the perfect spot for two people to begin their lives together.
After a few photos with family and friends, it was time for the reception fun to begin!
A Seaside Reception
The reception was just as beautiful as the bride and the ceremony!
Guests snacked on gorgeous displays of fresh fruit, cheese and charcuterie while they waited for the party to begin.
Each table had glass lanterns filled with flowers and greenery.
The couple used macrame table runners as the perfect base for their beautiful food display.
The table centerpieces were glass vases filled with fresh flowers and cut fruit. Imagine the beautiful aroma the space must have been filled with!
The acrylic signage was the perfect modern touch for a tropical wedding day. With white lettering, the signs allowed the colors in the flowers to shine.
The bride and groom cut their tropical floral topped cake and shared a sweet slice with each other.
A seaside reception was the perfect way for this captain and his first mate to celebrate their love, surrounded by friends and family. They will cherish their wedding vows and moments by the ocean for years to come.
Calligrapher: The Brumby Nest | Shoes:Style & Co. | Dress Designer:Essence of Australia | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Transportation:Doug Walters Taxi Service | Reception Venue: Villa Serenita | Floral Designer:Celeste Ortiz | Floral Designer: Roses Too Flowers | Event Planner: Island Style Weddings | Officiant:Pastor Nelson | Caterer: Passion Fruit Catering | DJ:DJ Patrick | Hair Stylist: Sugar and Spice salon spa | Cake Designer: Island Sweet Stuff | Photographer: Savanah Loftus Photography
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