Brooklyn Meets the West Indies Destination Wedding
August 19, 2016
Classic WeddingsBeach WeddingsReligious Institution
Although Celeste and Chris hail from Brooklyn, they chose to swap sand for skyscrapers and wed in paradise (and honestly - can we blame them?). Inviting Jamie Mercurio along to capture every Caribbean detail, it's tropical meets timeless and we've got it all in The Vault!
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From Jamie Mercurio...As I sit down to write a bit about this incredible island wedding, I am (as usual) struggling to find words to describe how truly amazing this day was. The colors! The views of Mount Nevis and St. Kitts! The gorgeous family and friends that surrounded Celeste and Chris...The love! So, so much love.

Celeste and Chris hail from Brooklyn, New York, but Celeste's father is from Nevis, so she grew up traveling to the gorgeous Island and her family has a home there. The two decided to hold their wedding celebration on the island, and it was simply magical. Their ceremony was held at at Cottle Church - a gorgeously historic church built in the early 1800s with dramatic views of Mount Nevis in the background. The wedding was officiated by Celeste's father, with beautiful spoken pieces woven in by other family members - but I think my favorite part was watching Chris watch Celeste walk down the aisle. These two have so much love for each other.

After the ceremony, we took some portraits with the sun setting behind Mount Nevis, and headed to Paradise Beach for an incredible party. Dreamy twinkle lights surrounded tables and a dance floor was set up in the sand beside the bright blue Caribbean ocean. Guests toasted the couple with heartfelt speeches, enjoyed a beautiful dinner, and danced the night away to the most fun band I've ever seen. Beach bonfires and late-night swimming were the perfect way to cap the perfect night.