Much has transpired over the pandemic. While the public health Gods have not been kind, the publication Gods have made up for that. Thank you to weddings and travel editor Carrie Goldberg at Harper's Bazaar Bride for the wonderful feature of Morgan and Harry's Bahamas wedding. It truly was the ultimate beach wedding inspired by the bride's family vacations on this favorite little island, Harbour Island, Bahamas and its neighboring island Eleuthera. The perfect destination for island loving couples, the multi-day wedding celebration showcased the best of this perfect destination wedding location. Here's just a glimpse of this special weekend we planned alongside Sarah Winward with the incredible support of our friends at The Oceanview Club. The photos by John Dolan will make you feel as though you were there so head on over to Harper's Bazaar to see more. Pulling off a wedding on a tropical island is no joke. Our experience planning weddings in the Bahamas make us the "go to" destination wedding planner for Harbour Island. We are experts at pulling off the perfect Harbour Island and Eleuthera Bahamas destination wedding. Don't leave home without us!
I am optimistic that we'll be back to planning destination weddings like this next year and it will be more important than ever to enlist the help of an experienced destination planner to navigate the new post-Covid world. Whether you're thinking of a mini destination wedding experience or including 150 of your closest friends, if you are planning a wedding in the Bahamas or Caribbean we've got you!
Sarah Winward created this chic wedding bouquet that was the perfect compliment to Morgan's custom gown created by Hermione De Paula which was truly extraordinary.
The couple exchanged vows on the shores of Pink Sands Beach in a ceremony officiated by a childhood friend of Harry's. Sarah Winward created a subtle and chic altar that accented the gorgeous aqua backdrop of the Western Atlantic ocean. Morgan processed down the aisle accompanied by her Father serenaded by an ethereal version of Sea of Love performed by singers from The Shrines who traveled to the island for the occasion.
It was important to Morgan that we incorporate the many sea treasures that she and her Dad had collected over years of beach combing on the island. Rather than bring in flowers, Sarah Winward created beautifully curated collections of sea fans and shells from the bride's collection A beautiful sea inspired collection of chandeliers and foliage hung over the dance floor.
The couple danced to Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones to kick off the festivities. Oceanview Club served up a traditional Bahamian feast which guests enjoyed while listening to hilarious reflections on the couple by their closest friends and family.
The whole evening kicked up a notch when the Junkanoo Band arrived to bring everyone on to the dance floor.
All that dancing on the dance floor called for a swim! You know it's a good party when the groom swaps out his linen suit for a pair of lederhosen. We are so grateful to this couple for entrusting us with their destination wedding weekend of fun on Harbour Island. We are also so thankful for the amazing team at Oceanview Club for their incredible food and extensive support while on the island. Planning an island wedding certainly has its challenges but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. We love the wonderful people of Harbour Island and can't wait to go back again soon!
Through her namesake company, Rosemary Hattenbach produces spectacular celebrations.