The August 2018 Lifestyle Guide
The stationery set featured pelicans and a nautical map
The wedding took place at Caneel Bay Resort on St. John.
The gift bags featured local root beer and rum to make a cocktail upon arrival.
A little snack and a schedule also went into the gift bags.
“ We chose Caneel Bay Resort on St. John as the venue for its timeless beauty and understated charm. It’s pretty clear that we love blue, so the invitations and welcome bags echoed the soothing color! ”
Sophie and Adam are all smiles on the bow.
Maddy and September prepare to board.
Guests enjoyed cocktails as the sun set.
Sophie and all guests get their feet wet.
“ Prior to the rehearsal dinner, we took a sunset sail with the wedding party and family. The captain beached the catamaran in front of the rehearsal venue, and we made the guests get their feet a little wet (sorry)! As you can tell, I’m happiest when knee deep in the Caribbean Sea. ”
“ The seated dinner at Rhumb Lines was very low key. At this cute, Caribbean restaurant tucked away in a charming garden, we enjoyed tropical cocktails, fresh fish, and local flowers. ”
The bride in a Marigot nightshirt and her rose flower crown.
The girls all got a french basket, a gold bangle, and Marigot pjs.
The bride ties her shoes. The simple gold bangle her mom also wore down the aisle.
The simple white and green bouquet of garden roses and fresias.
“ All my ladies got monogrammed Marigot nightshirts, a French basket, and a simple Asha gold bangle. I love gold bangles, and I wanted them to mix the piece in with their own jewelry. I still spot my bridesmaids wearings them! ”
“ I would often sail by this point growing up on the nearby island St. Thomas. Sometimes, there would be a wedding setting up, and I would secretly think to myself how beautiful it would be to get married here, just a boat ride away from home. In the distance, you can even see my neighborhood. ”
“ My dad is quite dapper, so I let him choose what to wear. He chose a full seersucker suit! The bridesmaids were all in custom wrap skirts, and the flower girls in adorable French linen hand-made dresses. They carried their flowers in French baskets. ”
“ Adam’s suit was custom made in D.C. by Read Wall, and his and the groomsmen’s ties are from my favorite tie company, Trumbull Rhodes. I can’t get enough Liberty of London. It must run through my veins... My mom’s bridesmaids wore Liberty dresses. ”
The reception decor.
An eclectic etagere.
The new couple share a moment.
A neutral mix of garden roses.
“ The reception took place in the Estate House, an open-air room with grand arches and stone walls. We took baskets and hung them upside down for makeshift lanterns. ”
“ After the reception, we all danced down to a nearby secluded beach for a silent disco. If you’ve never silent discoed, I’m not going to try to explai, but let me just say it was magical! We ended the festivities as we started them, knee-deep in the Caribbean Sea. ”