Back in August I headed to Bermuda to photograph EricaLynn & Stephen’s destination wedding. It was such an amazing place! I’m so glad she invited me along to handle the destination wedding photography for her. Oh goodness, I can not say enough good things about Bermuda! Perfect setting for their wedding. You could just feel it as soon as you arrived on the island – you walk out the doors of the airport and you’re immediately greeted by the most incredible blue water you’ve ever seen. Our taxi driver that took us from the airport to the hotel, the Fairmont Southampton, and told us many things about the island on our ride there. The amusing thing was, he kept telling Kelly (my second photographer for this wedding) and I about the local plants – and we kept telling him how we had the same ones in Houston!
To start this off – here are some photos of the island, the plants & the hotel – all so lovely!
On Friday night, the night before the wedding, after a rehearsal on the Lawn where the wedding was going to take place on Saturday, we all headed up to the patio where we had a private cocktail hour. It was so fabulous! The staff took such amazing care of us. I really can’t say enough great things about the Fairmont Southampton!
A cocktail hour or other activity like this is so wonderful at a destination wedding. Sure, a lot of your guests probably already know each other – but this was a wonderful way to get to meet everyone else. As destination weddings are more intimate by their nature, it makes the rest of the weekend more fun as everyone gets to hang out together, see each other around the hotel, and things like that. Plus it gives the couple a chance to catch up with everyone as well!
Stephen walked up to the bar & ordered a Dark & Stormy, a Bermuda specialty drink made with local rum & Ginger Beer. The bartender asked him if he preferred it more dark, or more stormy. Stephen wasn’t sure what he meant, so the bartender demonstrated. More stormy? More Ginger Beer. More dark? More rum. I’ll let you guess which one Stephen picked!
I loved that some of Stephen & EricaLynn’s guests really got into the Bermuda spirit with the dress socks & shorts! (I don’t think it had anything to do with the rum…)
It was so very awesome getting to meet EricaLynn & Stephen in person at last! I can’t wait to share their wedding day with you!
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