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Bahamas Wedding from Jenelle Kappe Photography

To say I am obsessed with this too-good-for-words Harbour Island wedding by Jenelle Kappe Photography would be the understatement of the century. The bride, who also happens to be the co-founder of Cocotay, an amazing jewelry line out of NYC, put together an event brimming with history, heart, character + beach-perfect color. The couple’s wedding theme of “Black Tie and Barefoot” set the tone for a truly gorgeous, but laid-back fête, and believe me pretties, you’ll be spending some serious time in the full gallery!

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From Jenelle Kappe Photography: Coco, the bride, is a jewelry designer – Cocotay. It is her and her twin sister that run the company. Hence the amazing jewelry that is seen throughout this wedding. Not to mention the Brass Invitation that was sent to everyone of the 100 guests. Coco had her jewelry manufacturer create them, so unique and amazing. Everything took place on the pink sands of Harbour Island, delightfully and magically put together by Ben Simmons, from Little Island Design. Coco (the bride), Ben (the event planner) and Coco’s father (Bruce), they worked countless hours together to create the ultimate, intimate black tie and barefoot wedding for their 100 close friends and family. Coco’s family has vacationed at Harbour Island since 1952, making it more of a second home.

From the bride: For us, weddings are about two people uniting in one journey, celebrating intimately with friends and family at a destination that not only is one of meaning, but one of beauty. What more could a bride ask for? As a young girl I wandered down these pink sand beaches, dreaming of grand adventures. Never imaging, in my wildest dreams, that I would begin the biggest adventure of my life on this very same beach. We fell in love at the White House and vacationed on these pink sands. For us there was no better place to celebrate our love for each other.

As the wedding weekend rush began, the pouring rain served as a wonderful spiritual cleansing of our past lives. The rehearsal dinner danced in candle lights and smashing stories unfolding into the night as we burst with laughter and tears. Sharing both in memories of our past island days and of when my grandparents first arrived on the island at Pink Sands Resort in 1952 in this very same dining room. Rising only to a glorious and calm weathered day, giving us peace and reflection as we spent our morning floating upon aqua waters. It was the perfect beginning to what is our new adventure, love. We all dressed for Black Tie & Barefoot, (celebrating both the glamour and island life in us both) and rose to the occasion with laughter, disco balls and tears, making it memorable and special, not only to us but to our guests. Upon our everlasting commitment to one another, we celebrated dancing to Junkanoo Bahamian Music, sipping mojitos and wandering down our new path together, as husband and wife.

Lounging aside rippling waters, a bonefire, friends & moonlight, I thought to myself “this is what magic is made of, pure magic.” As friends whispered, “I am having the time of my life” Ryan and I glanced at each other, souls entangled, knowing the time of our lives was just beginning. There are no words that describe the intimate, simple and smashing wedding that we shared not only with each other, but with the most incredible family and friends one could ask for, and in a place we consider home – Harbour Island.

Wedding Photography: Jenelle Kappe Photography / Floral + Event Design/Planning: Little Island Design / Invitations: Cocotay + Papyrus  /  Bride’s Shoes: Grace Footwear  / Bridesmaid Dresses: Aidan Maddox from Neiman Marcus  / Welcome Bags: DIY / Jewelry: Cocotay

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Bahamas Wedding by Robin Roemer Photography

It really doesn’t get better than a Caribbean wedding! The warm breezes, festive music, rum and late night soirees by the beach really can’t be topped. And this next wedding is certainly no exception and judging from the description by the bride, it must have been one heck of a celebration! Robin Roemer Photography snapped up all the pretty and there’s a whole lot more to see right here in the full gallery!

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From the Bride… I got married on April 14th, 2012, and it was the wedding of my dreams. My husband Ryan and I got married in Grand Bahamas Island in the Bahamas at the Pelican Bay Hotel. We chose the Bahamas my family is from the island of Grenada and I always wanted a Caribbean wedding. Because my husband’s family is from Iowa, I wanted an accessible Caribbean island. So we settled on the Bahamas. We hosted 115 guests who came from Iowa, New York and Grenada. We had our ceremony on the beach, and it was absolutely beautiful. Since the hotel was on the bay, a ferry transported our guests to a private beach for the ceremony. There was not a cloud in the sky and it was 75 degrees. Ryan’s brother, Matt, conducted the ceremony and my father, Anthony, sang “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music with a violinist. He used to sing that song for me growing up, so it was very touching.

After the ceremony, we had cocktail hour at the pool of our hotel. Steel drummers performed, and cocktails featuring liquor from where Ryan and I are from were served — whiskey from Iowa and rum from Grenada. At the reception, we shocked our guests by inviting a Bahamian Junkanoo band to come play. Junkanoo involves festive brass and drum musicians dressed in carnival attire. They ambushed the party and cranked the it way up! My aunt made my wedding cake as well. I was so honored. Our reception went until 2 in the morning!  Almost every one of my guests told us it was one of the best wedding they have ever been to. It was also the best day of my life.

Wedding Photography: Robin Roemer Photography / Ceremony: A Private Beach on Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas / Reception: Pelican Bay Hotel in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas / Event Design: Chic Bahamas Weddings / Event Planning: Marva Monroe of Pelican Bay Hotel / Wedding Dress: Allure Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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Bahamas Wedding by Sara & Rocky Photography

If ever there was an easy, breezy Bahamas wedding, this my friends, is it. It’s the perfect mix of shabby chic and rustic goodness all tied up with some fabulous florals and a super cute shoe check on the beach. If you’re planning a beach wedding, you don’t wanna miss any of these details! Sara & Rocky Photography captured the gorgeous day perfectly and there’s so much more pretty happening right now in the full gallery.

From Sara & Rocky Photography… Suzanne and Zac were wed on May 5 on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. The island is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen with its pink sand and aquamarine water — there are no cars, just golf carts, and you can only get there by boat. Suzanne, Zac, and their families are some of the most wonderful, gracious people we have ever met. There was a rehearsal dinner Friday night, along with the Junkanoo band (as you can see … it’s a Bahamaian tradition!), along with the wedding on Saturday. The wedding was at St. John’s Anglican Church, and the reception was on Pink Sands Beach. Their wedding was on the night of the fullest moon of the year.

Wedding Photography: Sara & Rocky Photography / Ceremony: St. John’s Anglican Church in Harbor Island, Bahamas / Reception: Pink Sands Beach in Harbor Island, Bahamas / Event + Floral Design, Catering + Wedding Cake: Little Island Design / Musicians: The Brilanders / Paper Goods: Stamped Paper Company / Wedding Dress: Lea Ann Belter / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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