Damion and Carlene’s sunshine wedding featured a must-have bamboo arbor, and brilliant pops of yellows and lights to create the garden theme they envisioned.
We loved the shoes.
The bride was resplendent in a strapless, A-line dress, accented with beads and chiffon roses; but it was her shoes that she was most excited about. She spotted the perfect pair of shoes with bright yellow bow at dsw.com.
We also loved the round, yellow cup cakes.
The couple was adamant about these: both chocolate and vanilla; they did the ceremonial cutting on a 6-inch round chocolate cake.
Jenga Blocks Guest Book!
One of the most imaginative things at Damion and Carlene’s wedding were the huge Jenga blocks created by their friends Josanne and Chris. These amazing colour-coordinated blocks were placed on tables, along with Sharpies, so that guests could write their wishes for the couple. Now, the newlyweds keep the blocks at home and have great fun playing with them, especially at “limes”, while reading the heartfelt notes from their loved ones.
Inspired by the elegant peacock, the coupled used shades of blue and purple throughout, reminiscent of its feather. Think blue and purple Chinese lanterns, sea-blue table runners, and purple orchids with aubergine accents.
The bride envisioned a bamboo canopy decorated with billowing fabric and accented with pebble and vase centrepieces with mirrored platforms.
The bride carried a purple orchid bouquet, whilst the groom and groomsmen wore one orchid flower complemented by a peacock’s feather (amazon.com).
The bride wore a slim fitting, mermaid designed dress, from Leggenda Bridal Boutique (Miracle Mile), paired with flats. The groom wore a black linen Perry Ellis suit, and a purple shirt with lilac tie from Express.
The couple opted for a four-tiered fruitcake with peacock motif, accented with flowers and seashells.
Fun and sophisticated, the colour coral is pink’s half-sister that’s quickly becoming very popular at weddings. The peachy-orange tones add versatility to let you pair this colour beautifully with almost all others. We especially love it with turquoise, ivory, or chocolate! For a romantic theme, try a gentler shade of coral, and for a high-energy feel, go for a brighter hue.
Alternatively, emerald and mint are also hot on the fashion runways and are hitting the wedding world hard. Emerald, is the colour of fashion this year, and is symbolic of growth, renewal and regeneration, according to Pantone Inc. who creates colour standards for the fashion industry.
Photographer: Brilliant by Tropical Imaging: www.brilliant.tc
Wedding Planner and Coordinator: Island Harmony: http://www.islandharmony.com
Venue: Grace Bay Club Resort: http://www.gracebayresorts.com/gracebayclub/
Florist: Flowers by Environmental Arts: http://www.flowersbyea.com/home.php
Cake: Cakes to Di For: http://cakestodifor.webs.com/
Island is Providenciales Turks & Caicos, British West Indies, The Caribbean
The couple met online through a mutual friend while they were still teens. Their first date was a movie “lime” at Alydia’s house. Luckily, their parents knew each other and consented.
Brad planned a vacation in St. Lucia which included an all day catamaran cruise. The couple had a lovely trip to the sulphur springs, went snorkeling and had lunch at a plantation. When they got back to land Brad started talking about how lovely the sunset at the hotel was (he had been there before on a boys’ lime); he was worried they were going to miss it as the shuttle was dropping off at their locale last.
When they got back to the resort Alydia opted to refresh before going onto the beach. As soon as she was dressed, Brad literally dragged her out of the hotel room and onto the beach, got down on one knee, and asked her to marry him. Alydia responded, “Are you serious?”The look of sheer terror on Brad’s face told her that he was.
Alydia was totally surprised because Brad always rolled his eyes and shrugged off any mention of marriage. Brad gave her the ring his grandfather used to propose to his grandmother and his dad to his mom.
Alydia wanted her wedding to be soft, yet elegant, with a hint of romance. Pink, she says, is the colour of true, sweet, innocent love.
The reception venue was adorned with flowers in light pink and fuchsia gerberas, star-gazer lilies, white spider mums, white asters, light pink and fuchsia spray roses, purple chrysanthemums, leather leaf and rice fern.
Cake (and cake table decor)
The couple opted for an ivory and cream cake with decorative sugar flowers and a light dusting of iridescent glitter on the detail. The cake stood on an etched glass stand and was accented with flowers such as pink and fuchsia gerberas.
The bride wore an Alfred Angelo Piccione Bridal Gown in diamond white. The gown is silk taffeta with a ruched base, metallic embroidery, crystal beadings and a semi-cathedral train. The dress was originally a halter but was altered into a sweetheart neck. It was French bustled for the reception.
Accents included an Alfred Angelo ivory veil, pearl and diamante silver earrings, and a keepsake tri-string pearl wristlet with diamante detail.
The groom wore a black pinstripe suit (locally purchased); his tie was handmade by a family friend, from a David’s Bridal watermelon satin sash.
The bride opted for variegated fuchsia pink roses with leather leaf base, lightly dusted with silver glitter and embellished with silver based crystal drops and crystal string beads, and hand tied with sheer fuchsia ribbon.
The groom wore a variegated fuchsia pink rose and ivory tuberose with leather leaf base wrapped with light pink satin ribbon and embellished with crystal. His groomsmen wore mini spray roses in light pink and fuchsia.
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer
The flower girls wore Alfred Angelo dresses; the ring bearer wore a Lords and Lads suit with ring pillow from A Wedding Showcase and More. Previous Page: (clockwise from left to right): couple with wedding cake; Relate Studios photobooth; photobooth with props; little girl with photobooth props; fuchsia pink roses bridal bouquet; ivory table napkin folded into a simple star with a pink gerbera.
Photography: Juma Bannister, Relate Studios, relatestudios.com
Decor and Flowers: The Flower Garden Limited, (868) 653-1789
Cake: June Peters, (868) 798-0162
Accessories (baskets, ring pillow, unity candle): A Wedding Showcase and More, www.aweddingshowcase.com
Hair: Hair by Giovanni, (868) 657-3666
Make-up: Amy Webster (868) 350-6003