An Island Wedding with Vintage Style

Posted on January 25, 2011 in Weddings | No Comments

When we first met Amy, we knew we were in for something special.  Amy and her fiancé, Michael, talked of their mission trips and their love of travel, so a destination wedding on the beautiful island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands was the perfect setting to celebrate this lovely couple.

From a sun kissed color palette of persimmon, gold, creams and hints of aquamarine to the bride’s vintage inspired dress, every element of the décor reflected a chic island feel.   The vintage style was even reflected in the flora that included anemones, Charlie Brown orchids, roses and white peacock feathers.  For the ceremony, we wanted the beautiful seaside to serve as the décor.  The simple touches of starfish, bamboo and an acoustic musician created an intimate setting for a sunset wedding.

We wanted the reception to be as intimate as the ceremony for the bride & groom’s 75 guests.  Held at The Westin Resort, guests were greeted with island infused music while strings of paper lanterns illuminated the evening from above.  Calligraphied sand dollars served as place cards and favors and a vintage candy bar featured sweet treats.  Delicate, hand-made gum paste anemones were flown in from Austin, TX, to add the finishing touch to the cake.

The evening wouldn’t have been complete without playing up the bohemian side of this couple!  A beach bonfire outfitted with blankets for the guests to stay cozy was the perfect way to end a perfect day.  And, in their spontaneous and romantic style, the happy couple rode off into happily ever after on their island scooter.

Congratulations Michael and Amy!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!

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