And then, less than two months later our wed-cation dreams came to fruition.
All we wanted was an intimate evening on the beach, at sunset, on the night of a full moon, with our closest. No frills. This we received.
We found the most incredible location on an island called Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Think hot tub temperature ocean and sand that feels like powdered sugar under your feet. Think smiling faces every day. Think fresh seafood off the fisherman’s boat at 2pm daily. Think driving around with a beer in hand [legally]. Think paradise.
Eleuthera is 100mi long and only 1.5mi wide.
Our backyard. That little white sign says “private property” – we had 70 acres of privacy!
Our home for the week.
Governor’s Harbour at night.
Friends and family came from all over and everyone got along. We pushed everyone to enjoy their time on the island however they saw fit. There were no rules. There were no schedules. We’d explore the island by day and relax by the pool at night with a local Bahamian coconut rum [that I smuggled two bottles of on the way home] in hand.
The view from “Club Pool” at night.
The wedding was on a Tuesday. Some people showed up to swim and hang on our beach during the day. Some people cooked. Some people drank. Some people helped with decorations.
Around 7pm everyone walked down to the beach and awaited our entrance. We came right on time and began the ceremony, once again, led by Master Hooker. Everyone contributed a word they would use to describe us. Then Josh and I exchanged our words of love to each other. Then Hooker introduced us to a Bahamian wedding tradition of Josh and I filling half a cup of sand and pooling it into one. It was perfect. Everyone was tear faced and laughing.
Had some issues putting on the ring.
Everyone and the moon.
We asked all of our guests to contribute a dish for the evening as everyone we invited is an excellent cook and the one person that wasn’t a foodie turned out to be the best mixologist any of us could have hoped for. Viva de piña colada by the pitcher [pineapple free for me, please]! We even had THREE wedding cakes instead of just one. Everyone was in a food coma.
Renee made this with Angela’s and Jenn’s accessories. Stars are Josh’s and my theme for life.
He started it.
After the food we moved onto “Club Pool” and danced in and out of water and set off sky lanterns with wishes of the future. Our incredible guests made sure everything was perfect and that we were happy. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. We, again, are very lucky bitches.
It’s time, once again, for products!
Comodynes BB cream to even out.
Lashes by Lash Republic – whoa.
Yves Rocher Waterproof Mascara didn’t budge once in the countless times I cried of joy.
Manna Kadar shimmer lotion all over.
Make Up Forever Aqua Rouge Red – because it doesn’t come off on ANYTHING. Makeout guilt-free.
Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream hydrated my locks after all the salt lashings of the ocean.
And now you know.
Here are some more pictures because you deserve to see them…
Our rings together.
Just scootin’ around!
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