We are nearing the end of our destination wedding week! A wedding is a very personal event, and I am very grateful that Scott and Chelsea have allowed me to share a few photos of their day. We couldn’t talk about all of the things we did for their wedding without giving you a little peak, right?
PLEASE don’t freak out, dear family, only photos of the bride and groom and few of the bridal party, ok?
Wedding day dawned bright, sunny and warm. Chelsea and I spent some time in the morning getting everything to the wedding location, which was an easy task thanks to the wonderful staff at the Now Sapphire. The wedding coordinator and staff had everything under control and even my control-freak self was assured. The bride and bridesmaids went off to an afternoon at the Now Sapphire Spa for some pampering, hair and makeup. They did a great job!
When I was leaving the spa, I immediately noticed some disturbing clouds starting to gather in the sky. My husband tried to calm me, saying it would most likely be just a brief, afternoon shower…hmm. I was peaking out of the curtains of our room at the bridal party, doing a beach photo shoot and those clouds were getting quite a bit more ominous….
A reminder of this photo.
And this one of the table being prepped for the outside reception.
Well, into any wedding, a lot of rain MIGHT fall. Just as bridal party got under cover, the skies opened up and there was literally torrential rain! The Now Sapphire had huge umbrellas in all of the guest rooms…but guests got soaked making their way to the ceremony. Remember those chair sashes and ribbons I spent hours and hours steaming? They definitely don’t do so well in a torrential downpour!
We thought that the rain would be short-lived, but after waiting, and waiting and waiting…it wasn’t stopping! There was a lovely, lantern-lined hallway at the resort, with a beautiful arch at the end through which you could see the ocean. A perfect ceremony spot. All of the wedding guests lined the hallway and truly, it was quite magical and lovely. The Now staff had moved the reception to an indoor location (the chair sashes were a lost cause) and by the time the ceremony was over, the rain had stopped and we were able to use the outdoor deck for the bar and dancing. It all turned out beautifully.
The lesson here? For an outdoor wedding and especially a destination wedding, always have a back-up plan. Yes, you might have your heart set on I Do’s on the beach, but Mother Nature always has the last word! If you have the people around you who mean the most and the person you love by your side, really, nothing else matters My daughter-in-law, incidentally, took the rain and changed location impressively in stride!
Yes, I might be the tiniest bit impartial, but these two are definitely a gorgeous couple!
I love the photos on the beach! Notice the wedding party all wearing their “Don’t get blinded by our love” shades! The little beauty on the left is my daughter (again, not a prejudiced Mom!)
This photo at the beach bar is hilarious!
My favorite, picture perfect photo of the bride and groom.
We couldn’t use the beach balls actually ON the beach…but when life hands you lemons, hop in a fountain!
A new beginning, sealed with a kiss.
We’ll wrap up destination wedding week next time with a few reflections and a little summary of important tips.
Thanks for your visit today!