If you’ve ever dreamed of frolicking on pristine, isolated sandy shores, with a handsome man and armful of blushing botanicals in tow, then this, my loves, is the inspiration shoot that dreams are made of. Photographer Melanie Gabrielle captured every last piece of pretty to perfection, and this gallery will have you daydreaming of an elopement in your own tropical paradise in no time.
From Melanie Gabrielle…I have always loved the idea of elopements. Just two people who are crazy in love, a faraway land full of adventure, and a promise to love each other for the rest of their lives. What an absolute dream!
For this shoot, I really wanted to provide brides who are thinking of eloping with inspiration. To show them that just because you’re eloping, doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream details or a small picnic on the beach. It also doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot to have a beautiful ceremony or dinner setup. We wanted to inspire these brides to use the surrounding nature to help bring their dream wedding to life.
This couple eloped on the beach a few months prior to our session, so it brought an extra meaning to the day! Roxanne Bellamy Events put together the most darling picnic on the beach with french pastries and baguettes to pay homage to our French groom, while Ever After Floral Designs put together one of the most stunning, yet simple ceremony space using one of the unique palm trees on the island. We had so much fun exploring the island and dipping our toes in the ocean. And the islands didn’t disappoint with a breathtaking pastel sunset.
Photography: Melanie Gabrielle | Photography : Melanie Gabrielle | Styling: Melanie Gabrielle | Floral Design: Ever After Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Revolve | Hair and Makeup: Ivanna Medina for Carolyn Jones Makeup | Venue: The Moorings Village | Planning and Styling: Roxanne Bellamy Events