Harper and Brandon’s wedding was an absolute treat! Seriously, this wedding was a dream of mine! But, honestly, how could a destination wedding in the Bahamas not be a dream though!? I loved working with these two and really getting to know them both throughout the planning process. Spending the time to learn about my couples, their families, and why they’re making each decision allows me to document their day without feeling like a stranger. My couples are able to feel comfortable and like themselves since they have someone there who knows them for who they are.
Harper and Brandon had been waiting for this day for a long time!
Harper explained; “me and Brandon are high school sweethearts. We have been best friends forever, and I’m so excited to finally take this next step.” I was just so thankful they invited me into their love story! Harper made it known that she wanted this day to be private and intimate. By keeping this wedding small and celebrating with their closest family and friends, Harper and Brandon just seemed so comfortable. You could totally tell that everyone there was just SO happy for them!
When they began planning their day, Harper knew she wanted to say “I do” to her sweetheart on the beach, but they hadn’t quite decided on a location yet. So, that’s where Brandon and his family come into the mix! His family vacationed in the Bahamas frequently so they knew more about the area and were able to provide some personalized recommendations. Once they settled on having a destination wedding on Harbour Island it was time to start finalizing the details!
This stunning destination wedding in the Bahamas was brought family all together.
All family and friends who were in attendance stayed on the property for a few days before the wedding so they could hang out with the sweet couple and enjoy a little vacation. Who would ever say no to a few extra days in the Bahamas?! Plus, Harper and Brandon were able to get ready with all their friends and family on their wedding day which I found so special and cool!
It was clear how important family was to these two. Harper’s father had passed away so she wore one of his shirts while she got ready, and her mom also stitched part of his shirt onto her dress. It was a beautiful blue heart so Harper’s dad could still walk her down the aisle — cue the tears! There was not a dry eye in the house. Everyone was laughing and crying, it was the most beautiful and emotional ceremony. Harper and Brandon wrote their own vows and read them during the ceremony making this moment even more intimate while being surrounded by their closest friends and family. To add to the bliss of this day, after the ceremony a rainbow popped out of nowhere! There wasn’t a single sign of rain on the island, and one of Harper’s friends pointed it out and told her it was a sign of her dad being there with her — an incredibly special moment that will be remembered forever.
I was just so honored to be with Harper and Brandon for their destination wedding in the Bahamas! They celebrated as newlyweds at Ocean View Club on Harbour Island, a family-run property made up of tent cottages and beach shacks. It is such a unique and eclectic boutique hotel and was perfect for this wedding, just like every other detail.
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Venue: Ocean View Club @oceanviewclub
Planning/Design: Little Island Design @little.island.design
Videography: Kennidy Nicole @kennidynicole
Dress: @aandbdallas @alenaleena