Mike and Josée got engaged just a few short hours before they found out they would be parents to the adorable little Ivy. They put much of their planning energy into planning for the new addition at first, and started to consider the wedding plans when she had arrived and settled into their home. And those wedding plans involved a relaxing vacation with their closest friends and family in the Caribbean.
The wedding was true to this couple . . . laid back, heart felt, fun, and family friendly. One of the elements of destination weddings that I really love, and that really appealed to Mike and Josée, is all the time that people get to spend together. Whether it's a weekend getaway in a little mountain town, or a week at a beautiful resort in the tropics, having all your beloveds in one place for a few days is an amazing gift. They mix and mingle at their own pace, and you get a chance to connect with everyone, not just give a quick hug in the receiving line. And that was the gist of this particular wedding. Community at it's best.
Loved the barefoot beachy approach to wedding footwear.
Half limo, half golf cart. This guy was pretty stoked to be the one to deliver the ladies to the beach.
Top notch musical interludes by some enthusiastic locals.
Perhaps the youngest bridal party ever. And still going strong at 10pm.
The day after the wedding we tromped down to the beach for a little soak-the-dress session. It was crazy fun, especially for someone like me that can't get enough of the Caribbean. As it turns out, wedding dresses are pretty dang heavy when they're wet. Who knew?