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!
What a dream it is do love what I do and be recognized for my work. I could not be more grateful to Carrie Goldberg of Harper's Bazaar for including me on BAZAAR's Little Black Book: The Top Wedding Planners in the World. What an incredible honor! Yes, we love stunning outdoor settings, relaxed elegance and great design alongside gracious hospitality and service... Our planning approach is high touch, attentive and down to earth. We love to create experiences with our clients that they and their guests will remember forever.
Thank you to Brides Magazine for including Rosemary Events on your list of Best Wedding Planners in America! We love planning destination weddings in our backyard of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys and at dream wedding destinations across the globe. We are so honored to be alongside so many talented people in our industry. Thank you Brides!!
There is no question that our beloved Sonoma and Napa Valley wine country took a beating last week. It was a heart wrenching and terrifying week for us and many of our friends, loved ones and team. Amidst the madness of smoke and flames we were reminded of how truly special this region is. It is filled with generous, kind and passionate people who gave everything of themselves to help one another and show what really matters... each other. The heroic efforts of first responders who risked everything to protect life and property were nothing short of amazing. It is impossible to appropriately thank them and brave community members for their incredible efforts in the past week. We are so proud to know the good people of Wine Country who showed the world the depth of their character. Our deepest condolences to those families who lost loved ones, homes, schools and precious parts of their lives.
While specific areas of the region suffered, the smoke is lifting, doors and roads are opening and Wine Country is again welcoming its many visitors from around the globe. Despite what some might think from news coverage, MOST IS STILL IN TACT and open for business! To put some perspective on it, of the 500 wineries in Napa Valley, I have heard that under 20 that have succumbed to fire or sustained damage. Beautiful weddings and wonderful wine continue Wine Country and these gorgeous valleys need you now more than ever!
If you are so inclined, there are two wonderful local organizations that are spearheading the disaster relief for Wine Country. The Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief and Sonoma County Resilience Fund. We look forward to welcoming you in Wine Country. This region remains a world class destination and we look forward to seeing you!
Through her namesake company, Rosemary Hattenbach produces spectacular celebrations.