Since their engagement session with me last year, Ashlea and Eric moved from Virginia to Kansas. A destination wedding is something that they had wished for since they started planning. As they felt comfortable with me and had loved their engagement photos, they flew me out to Providenciales in Turks and Caicos to shoot their wedding! I was nicely surprised to be included in all the wedding events: welcome dinner, rehearsal dinner, bridal tea and bachelorette party!
It was awesome to already be on location: I didn’t have to worry about traffic or finding the venue! The morning of the wedding, I was able to go to the beach and relax before it started... Something unheard of!
Ashlea and Eric had planned an intimate wedding with 25 guests. As we had hoped, the weather was fantastic, and the surroundings were beautiful! The ceremony site overlooked a beach of white sand and teal water. The bride had involved her brothers in the ceremony: she was walked down the aisle by her big brother Don, as her father was unable to come to Turks and Caicos. Her other brother Jonathan facetimed the ceremony for him, so that he wouldn’t miss it. And Ashlea’s 3rd brother David did a reading during the ceremony. We were a little behind on schedule (as it’s often the case at weddings), we didn’t have as much time for bridal portraits before the reception. But we were still able to go on the beach for a few minutes, and we got some beautiful portraits. The reception was at the French Village in an elegant setting. The groom surprised the bride with a choreographed dance, assisted with his groomsmen.
It was a lovely wedding! I had heard so much about their friends and family that it was so nice to finally being able to meet them. I just love weddings: yes, they’re beautiful with all the details and attires, but what I truly love is to witness 2 people who love each other so much that they are willing to take vows in front of the most important people in their lives. And that was the case at Ashlea and Eric’s wedding <3