Elopements prior to our current epidemic were gaining in popularity and I think we are going to see many more going forward, it’s a great way to cut through the difficulties that large weddings can cause!
Sarah and James had planned to be wed off island in June but with air travel shut down they decided instead to get married on the family property with immediate family present. With such a stunning setting available there was not much more needed, the simplicity of the day worked beautifully. Their ceremony took place in a citrus orchard not far from the house and after they performed the traditional planting of a Bermuda Cedar tree.
For Emily and Michael’s session there was never any question where it would take place, they love being on the water. Heading to Somerset we cruised under Somerset Bridge and into Ely’s Harbour where we had our pick of islands and beaches. You simply can’t access some of the Bermuda’s best spots without a boat and it was a real treat to work in such a unique setting. The second half of our time was a zip across the Sound and into Hamilton Harbour where our backdrop were the properties along Harbour Road.
An evening boat ride with a lovely couple, amazing weather and some champagne, what’s not to love!
It’s May 2020, the world has gone mad with a global pandemic and big, crazy weddings are all but a distant memory. But… Ashleigh and Max had picked a very special day – May 23rd and they were going to get married, no two ways about it. Not only was it to be their wedding day but 45 years ago that same day Ashleigh’s parents were married. While there certainly were some limitations on numbers it didn’t mean they couldn’t have a beautiful and intimate ceremony and instead of their 140 plus guests being there in person, they all tuned in on ZOOM!
Tucked away in a garden oasis in Sandy’s Parish is the amazing Ledgelets Cottage Colony, a small cluster of traditional Bermuda cottages that make you feel like you’re in a time machine from the hay day of Bermuda. As you move around the property you forget that there is bustling island all around. A truly magical wedding that just goes to show Bermuda Weddings really are the best!
Amazingly all pulled together by Emma at Memorable Moments along with Allie at Ledgelets who both worked so hard to make this happen for Ash & Max!
You can’t beat a big backyard wedding, especially when it’s like this one! Tons of details, beautiful locations, hidden pathways, the best band and even home brewed beer, what more could you ask for? Chelsea and Cameron had an ambitious plan that saw us in many locations with several modes of transport, it’s not often boats and horses are featured in the same wedding. All of their extensive planning paid off and what a day it was, certainly one of my wedding highlights of the year.
Planners – All the Trimmings | Entertainment – Working Title | Flowers – Suzan Sickling | Makeup – Afroditi | Hair – Raquel @ Blueprint | Videographer – LDS Multimedia
It’s always a fun session when you have a couple that want to do a few pictures in the water. Kristyn & Aaron were in Bermuda planning their June wedding and what better time to get together for an engagement session. Kristyn had said she wanted to go all in (literally) at their session so I knew that they were down for whatever. As you can see a great energy and definitely high expectations for their big day!
Sandymount is one of Bermuda’s hottest new venues and guest houses. It boasts killer views of the Northshore and has so much character with old its Bermuda charm. Sarah and Brian had already impressed me so much at their session with their easy going personalities and commitment to get the shot! The wedding day truly tested them as the wind was howling and the seas were angry. We knew we’d be ok for the ceremony but heading down the cliffside paths with salt spray and lashing winds were another story. Sarah didn’t even hesitate and off we went into the unknown, clamoring over the rocks (this is why we do hair UP and TIGHT!).
As you can see it was certainly worth it, we got some great shots with some fun people and all made it back in one piece – such great couple!
Sarah left me a very kind review where she describes much better than I do how hard the wind made it :
Flying to Bermuda from Florida, and knowing photos were one of the most important things to me as a future Bride, I was very nervous. We flew down in Jan 19′, met with Gavin, and I immediately knew I could relax. We flew down again for our wedding a few weeks ago (Oct 19′) and he shot our engagement session a few days before our wedding. It was so nice shooting with Gavin. Let’s just say that my husband’s least favorite thing is taking photos and he even had fun! The session helped us both get acclimated to what it would be like on our special day, and seeing how Gavin made our shoot fun, adventurous, and creative… we were now even more excited and relaxed for our wedding day. Our wedding came… along with 30MPH crazy winds and we had to make a few last minute changes. With Gavin being so calm and confident that everything was still going to be amazing, this bride (normally a control freak) completely let go, went with the flow and now I can’t imagine it any differently. He asked us multiple times if we would still be comfortable doing so, but he knew it was very important to me to climb down the rocky stairs of SandyMount, climb on the cliffs/rocks, with the waves crashing around us, and we of course said yes! Dress ruined and all….. his photo delivery (1 week later) was everything we ever hoped and dreamed of! Gavin is a class act, professional, super laid back, up for anything, unbelievable photographer. And his passion for his work is evident the second you meet him. So thankful for our experience with him.
It’s official, my new favourite combo for engagement sessions is the Unfinished Church and Tobacco Bay! The Unfinished Church needs no further introduction as am amazing backdrop for any occasion. Tobacco Bay is super close and has some other worldly rock formations along with a great sunset, truly unique location.
We nailed the timing and the weather for Sarah and Brian. Not all clients are able to visit the island prior to their wedding but Sarah booked me in for the week of their wedding and wanted to give it a look of a trash-the-dress session. It was a great way to get a chance to work together before the wedding and I couldn’t have asked for a more fun couple. Stay tuned for their wedding pics.
While I do typically cover larger weddings there is something very special bout a super small and intimate wedding. Jenna and Wayne had planned their special day well in advance and just because it was small didn’t mean it was lacking any of the special details. Jenna had put so much work into her special day with all sorts of thoughtful touches. Meticulously wrapped presents for all, custom vow booklets and signage galore.
We were lucky to get access to the Residence beach which gave us a sneaky little getaway for some couple shots. Their night was capped off with a beautiful private beach setting for dinner, a truly memorable and special evening.
We worked with Gavin for our destination wedding in Bermuda (September 2019), and he exceeded our expectations from a personal and professional perspective. Bermuda was in the path of a hurricane the week we were initially planning on getting married. Gavin emailed us that Sunday prior to let us know he was thinking of us, and was there if we needed anything. We decided to move the wedding back one week, and Gavin was so incredibly flexible- He helped make that entire process seamless.
On the day of the wedding, Gavin was great to work with. He was calm, gave great direction, and made us all feel comfortable. He also turned around our photos very quickly! He expertly captured the essence/feeling of our day, and got every detail of our decor. Gavin also took amazing candid shots, which was so important to us.
We would highly recommend Gavin- the quality of his work is above and beyond.
September is definitely one of the best months for a destination wedding in Bermuda, plenty of warmth and sunshine yet after the Labor Day holiday when things start to slow down. Sarah and Josh were able to incorporate a traditional church setting along with all of the outdoor elements of a destination wedding. Coral Beach Club has it all as far as settings go, greenery by way of the beautifully manicured wedding lawn and easily one of the best beach settings, to top it off their Longtail Terrace offers dining and dancing with unrivaled views.
We couldn’t have asked for a better day and a better group of proper to enjoy the night with, the dance moves energized by Lamont were the icing!
Planning by Bermuda Event Solutions | Flowers by Demco | Entertainment by Working Title
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