Idyllic “I Do’s”

Wedding Trunk Bay         One month ago today, Coach and I were standing barefoot on a pristine sandy beach in Trunk Bay, St. John USVI. We were there, along with family and friends, to celebrate the wedding of my lovely niece Lindsey & her handsome groom Matt.

Wedding Rings

One can only imagine the difficulty in planning an elegant event such as this from long distance, but absolutely nothing was lost in the details. The bridesmaids wore dresses in tropical shades of pale aqua that took on the hues of the water behind them as the light changed- absolutely stunning! As was the bride in her gorgeous lace gown with a train that literally floated over the sand as she walked.  The groomsmen were in white shirts and khakis, the flowers girls in fuschia- could there have been a more beautiful bridal party!?!?

Wedding Bridal Party

The bridal sisters : )

Wedding sisters

Cute little basket for shoes by the beach.

Wedding shoes optional

It’s a sign of good things to come!

Wedding happily ever after

Palm fronds and shells were the aisle markers for the seated guests. Wedding Aisle markers   The steel drummer played as the guests and wedding party entered the beach cove where the ceremony was to take place.

wedding steel drummer

The setting was idyllic: a seafoam green ocean and gentle waves softly lapping just short of the feet of the bridal party as the couple recited their loving vows. As the sun set, the sky turned a soft pink and glowed with the promise of many perfect tomorrows as the new husband and wife kissed.

Wedding The Kiss 2

Following the ceremony, the guests were taken by the island shuttles (these were all over the island- kind of a hop-on, hop-off deal where you could be taken pretty much anywhere for $3-4 dollars- a steal!!)

wedding island shuttle

The venue was the Ocean Grill, a gorgeous restaurant with an indoor/outdoor grotto feel,

Wedding venue

where the table settings (created and then transported to the island by the bride’s mom), along with the orchids and tea lights set the tone of casual elegance for the evening.

Wedding chevron table runners

The only thing missing was the couple’s three dogs-clearly they couldn’t bring them (although if they had had their way, there would have been three wagging tails on the beach : ) but they got into the act anyway with their welcome sign.Wedding Dogs

Tropical blue drinks were the beverage of choice-not sure what was in them, but they were soooo delish and accented the gray and white chevron table runners perfectly!

Wedding blue drinks

There were flip-flops tied up with bows for the ladies and tiny silver bells for the guests to ring.

Wedding flip flops

A romantic first dance

Wedding venue first dance

a lavish buffet and a rocking dance floor (spearheaded by the groom’s dad : ) kept the party going well into the night. Even a sudden torrential downpour couldn’t dampen the spirits of the partygoers who were there to celebrate with this young couple!

Wedding rain

All in all, a fantastic night weekend that created so many great memories. Our best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness for the new bride and groom! Susan (& Coach)

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