Kate + Tyler | The Ocean Club Bahamas Wedding
Kristin of Kristin Ashley Events contacted me about shooting this Ocean Club Bahamas wedding and I immediately googled the venue and my jaw hit the ground and my answer was a resounding YES with one small detail – I had to meet the lovely bride. To say I was nervous to get her approval was a complete understatement but the moment we met I felt like I was having lunch with an old friend.
Kate was as genuine as they come and I adored everything about the way she talked about Tyler. She talked about him as though he was her best friend in the world but also someone she completely admired. We chatted over amazing Mission Tacos subsequently sealing the deal! Their engagement session was so much fun and the best way to get to know them together. He is so sweet with her and encourages her in all that she does.
The Wedding Day
All the stars aligned for Kate and Tylers incredible wedding day in the beautiful Bahamas. It rained the days before and the morning of and the winds picked up just before the weather cleared suddenly just in time for the two to see each other before saying their vows.
The morning of the wedding Tyler entrusted me with a green box to give Kate after she got her dress on and was ready for jewelry. Her best friend Krystle handed her the box and instantly Kate read the name on top Simon’s and she knew. She had seen a stunning pair of earrings months back that she never did get but she loved. He found them and hid them from her on the trip for her to open on their wedding day. It was the perfect something blue.
Their first look set the stage for the whole day. She was magnificent and the look on his face was priceless. The laughed together as she adjusted his pocket square and lovingly combed his hair through with her fingers. We made a pit stop at their hotel room so Kate to present him with a privately commissioned Jane Waterous painting. She is an internationally renowned artist living in the Bahamas who has her work displayed in the lobby of the Ocean Club and they had fallen in love with it the year before when they visited.
The rest of the day went off without a hitch. The most amazing team at Kristin Ashley Events was sure to make certain nothing was missed. Every single detail throughout the day was amazing. The ceremony was breathtaking at the Cloisters. They are the remains of a 12th-century french augustinian monastery now on beautiful paradise island and I can’t imagine a more gorgeous location to say your vows! Guests were amazed at the beautiful gardens where the cocktail hour was held near the lily pond. The reception boasted the most beautiful table with cafe lights strewn overhead. They toasted to their love with the most hysterical stories of their childhoods and young entrepreneurial adventures. The day was the most incredible start to a wonderful life together for the two of them and I was thrilled to be there to witness.
Venue – The Four Seasons Ocean Club Bahamas
Wedding Planner – Kristin Ashley Events
Florist – Wildflowers
Invitations – On Three
Band – Rock With U
Ceremony Musicians – Jackie Peterson
Wedding Dress Designer – Carolina Herrera
Hair – Aseel
Makeup – Regina McCook
Bridal Boutique – Berrybridge
Bridesmaids Dresses – Bill Levkoff
Bridesmaids Boutique – Simply Elegant
Jewelry – Simon’s