Jennelle & Stefan Tropical Wedding

Jennelle and Stefan's wedding in December was tropical themed, full of lush greenery and fun tweaks that reflected this lovely couple. Their dedication to their faith and music was also a pillar of the day, their first dance was actually recorded and sang by the couple themselves! The day before Christmas Eve can always feel like a rush, but this special couple kept calm and shared their day with their closest friends and family. Jenn had the coolest outfit change, while Stefan got down and dirty during the garter toss. It's always so fun seeing the couple enjoy their day together and that's exactly what we did!

Zyreene & Jeremy's Rainy Tobago Elopement

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It's always an honour when I get chosen to do elopements or intimate weddings. There's always such a calmness about the day that is so refreshing and a much needed day in between the bigger, more fast paced wedding days. Zyreene and Jeremy have been doing long distance from Barbados to Trinidad for years and decided to meet in the middle for their elopement. They were married in Pigeon Point, Tobago, under a beautiful flower arch that was moved indoors due to the on and off rain, which in the end made for the coolest day. It's always a pleasure when I get to work with familiar faces, this one especially familiar -- they were married by my aunt Christine and my cousin Caleb serenaded them during the ceremony. One of my favourite planner's Tricia was the best as always, helping the couple be at ease and making my life so much easier! What an amazing way to end 2017!

Jess & Josh's Trini/Aussie Tropical Wedding

My first wedding of 2018 definitely started the year off with a bang! Jess' extremely calm personality was such a refreshing sight, she helped her bridesmaids with their makeup after their hair was perfected by the hair boss Jess Pouchet. Everyone got ready in the same room, family and friends were buzzing around the house speaking German, English, Aussie, Trini slang.  I knew Jess would make a gorgeous bride but when I saw the Suzanne Harward STUNNER hanging up, I got a case of the butterflies for sure. The decor was perfectly suited to their relaxed vibe as a couple. Fresh coconuts as you entered, walking through a stunning tropical leafy arch by the extremely talented Amanda Drew at Flower Bar at Drew Manor.  Huge shout out to their amazing planner Laura Mendes for creating this couple's dream wedding!

Their ceremony was officiated by their best friend Nakita, who couldn't have done a better job, adding her personal touches to an already intimate day. Bougainvillea petals flew through the air as they made their way down their aisle, (THE BEST EXIT EVER!), tears of joy flooded the rest of the day. We walked over to their neighbour's lot of land to catch the amazing afternoon light and basked in the sea breeze from below. To put the icing on the cake, Jess surprised Josh with the band The Carter's, as they had their first dance song to one of my personal favourite Neil Young songs. The speeches were sweet and short, and the night kicked off into a full blown dance party! What an absolutely amazing day. Congrats again Jess & Josh and thank you for allowing me to capture your love!

Ethereal Elven Wedding- Kristy + Marcus

This day.... wow, where to start! What an emotional ride, Kristy... my ethereal princess elven bride, so calm, collected, beaming with smiles all day long. Marcus... the most attentive, loving man and husband, the song that keeps replaying in my mind, the Police, everything she does is magic... Because wow, was this day magic! The legendary Trinidadian designer Meiling made Kristy's dress and even came to help her get into it. Arriving to the church, my stomach started flipping with excitement for these two, I knew how much anticipation for this day they both had. Marcus' eyes filled with tears of joy when his beautiful bride to be walked up the aisle to one of their favourite Lord of the Ring's songs (which obviously had me in tears as well!). Their ceremony was a perfect reflection of their love, a mix of tradition and their personalities. Portraits were done at the STUNNING Roomor House around the Savannah, the last privately owned residence of the Magnificent 7 and my personal favourite piece of architecture in Trinidad. The Carter's band performed a range of songs for the couple, their first dance- a classic Metallica followed by Fleetwood Mac (more tears).. Cannot go on without mentioning Brian Mc Farlane's hauntingly gorgeous decor that transformed a simple ballroom into something out of middle earth, was fully expecting to see a hobbit at the bar. The night ended perfectly with an epic tambourine session including all the guests! I couldn't have asked for a more amazing couple, who made me feel so happy and loved all day long, in the midst of all the chaos, Kristy found time to hug me every single time she saw me in the party, that's what makes the long hours, the sweat and tears all worth it.

Vendors:

Hair- Emily at Cahoots

MUAs- Sarah d'Abadie + Gianna Barcant

Flowers- DM Flower Bar

Dress- Meiling

Wedding Planners- Tailored Events

Decor- Brian Mc Farlane

Cake- Ovenly Bakery

classic ballroom wedding- amanda + alan

I met Amanda years ago, when we were teens, always bouncing up at parties, sharing mutual "South" friends. When we were in Canada for school, the bouncing up continued and every time it was always a great time partying with "Sheba" ;)... Alan just happens to be one of my brother's best friends (was super helpful + fun having David in the bridal party).. So when the two of them got engaged and asked me to shoot their wedding, I knew it was going to be an epic day. And yuppp, it didn't disappoint. I always get a little more emotional when the bride and groom are friends are mine. Everything was absolutely perfect on the day. Amanda's dress was blow mind, Alan's attention to her for the whole day was a dream. Their portrait location.... come on... see for yourself!!! 

"All inclusive fete"- LaToya + Arthur wed

When I met LaToya and Arthur for their engagement shoot last year, we instantly bonded over our love of dancing, feteing, singing and food! Needless to say, their wedding day DID NOT disappoint. They were married in the most beautiful church in Port of Spain that has been recently restored and was so magical I was brought to tears. Of course, October didn't hold back it's usual showers, so after the ceremony we hiked up some serious stairs to the top level of the church and had an amazing 15 minutes of portraits with the couple.

Thankfully the rain held up for the rest of the day and we made the most of the remaining light at Drew Manor. Everything about the night was magical, their choreographed first dance, Arthur's mini concert with his best woman Michelle and full band.. the FOOOOOODD, (they had the amazing G Spot Food Truck cater the whole wedding!) I couldn't have asked for a funner way to spend my Saturday with clients who felt like friends all night.

seaside wedding- melissa + sean

Melissa + Sean both live in St. Lucia, but knew they'd want to get married in Melissa's home of Trinidad. Together with their closest friends and family from all over, they wed in a beautiful church ceremony. The rain didn't stop us from getting some amazing shots at her bridesmaid's beautiful home. The reception was my dream, fairy lights EVERYWHERE and on the water. They danced the night away with little ones, and didn't leave each other's side. 

intimate backyard wedding- kim + kavi

The same place where Kim spent so much of her childhood, playing, growing and learning would be the place she closed one chapter and entered another....with her marriage to Kavi.  Surrounded by their closest family + a few friends, this sweet couple wed in her beloved Grandmother's home.

Simple, heartfelt vows made to each other promising a lifetime of love and honesty, no fuss, just them.

Congratulations again to this beautiful couple!

high school lovebirds- ashley + kareem

These lovers have been together since high school, so it was only fitting they had their engagement session in Kareem's old school, Queen's Royal College. (One of my personal favourite Trinidad Landmarks) We had so much fun warming up infront the camera, jumping up and down onto balconies, playing football and enjoying a coconut at the end of the session. Can't wait for their blended cultural wedding next year!

green backyard wedding- vanessa + allistair

Surrounded by close friends and family, these two long time lovers wed in the most beautiful, quaint church on top a hill. These two radiate love and affection, the moment Allistair saw Vanessa my eyes welled with tears as I saw his reaction to his stunning bride. We were so lucky the rain stayed far away as we had our portrait session at the gorgeous Wild Fowl Trust, their reception on the other hand.... needless to say at the end of the night I was dancing with no shoes on along with a few others in the wedding! What an absolutely amazing way to start their married lives together. Congrats again you two..