Yes, I’m still doing a little bit of work even while we’re away on our “babymoon”. I can’t help it! I’ve been looking forward to blogging the wedding day pictures of Kim and Josh.
This wedding I hold very closely to my heart. Not only because I absolutely adore Kim and Josh, it’s because they left me and Giant leaving with a bigger heart and lots of fond memories of them, their friends and families, and of course the British Virgin Islands. After two days of island hopping for their engagement session that you can view here, we’re now onto their wedding day. Kim and Josh chose the Bristish Virgin Islands for their destination wedding. About fifteen of their closest friends and families joined them as they sailed from island to different islands for an entire week leading up to their wedding. The wedding day started off very sunny and super hot and humid. I was a little bit worried because the time they were scheduled to wed was the time when the sun was at it’s brightest. For photographers, it’s a nightmare because most of the time, you’ll be photographing everyone with harsh shadows and their eyes are all squinting like they can’t see or read. An hour before the ceremony, the clouds gently rolled in and the temperature miraculously dropped 10-15 degrees. When you go from 100 to 85, it’s Godsend. It poured right when the ceremony was starting and we were all worried but again, miraculously, it stopped five minutes later. The weather was perfect right after the downpour. The ceremony was funny, emotional, and quick. Giant and I then whisked Kim and Josh away for their couple’s portrait session to the private villa we were staying at called The Frenchmans. Giant and I had already walked the entire villa and found lots of spots for Kim and Josh’s session. We loved how we basically had this entire place to ourselves and we took our time with Kim and Josh. On times when we’re not shooting, I can see from the corner of my eyes both Kim and Josh were absolutely glowing. It was the cutest thing!
Destination Wedding Photographer
I adore Kim’s dress against this bamboo fence. Perfect spot for to show off this tropical island!
This cute little ring bearer called all the girls his girlfriends. He even has some favorites too. I unfortunately didn’t make the “favorites” cut. 🙂
Kim’s wedding bouquet that she never got to use because she ended up leaving it behind in her room. Lol!!
This crowd were hysterical. When Kim was about to walk down the beach, the DJ had a hard time playing music so they all starting humming to “Here Comes the Bride”. She then walked out to their humming and everyone started cheering. Lol!
The rest of the wedding portraits was taken at the Frenchmans Hotel and Resort.
P.O. Box 3169, PMB 318
Frenchman’s Cay, Tortola BVI
When Kim booked me, she told me they planned their wedding date around Bomba Shack’s infamous full moon party. People and tourist from all over the world has come here just to party every full moon.
We made it back to Cane Garden Bay for formals and to catch the sun setting. Could you believe this sunset?? It was unbelievable!!
So it never rain again until the reception and it poured. It actually felt good when it poured because we all had a nice cross breeze. And then…blackout!! It only lasted a few minutes but it was so funny because everyone was counting the seconds before the next lighting show appeared and when it did, the entire place cheered.
And this is after the blackout.
When things started to wine down, Josh wanted Giant and I to retire for the evening because he knew we had quite the ride home in our jeep because of the rain. He also knew we had to drive through really steep hills with nothing but the moon above and our headlights to light the street. After we bid farewell to them, the DJ unexpectedly started playing their song for their first dance. Of course I wanted to stick around for this. Halfway through the dance, Josh was so worried about us that he cut his first dance short just to tell us to once again, retire for the night and drive back to our villa safely. I was so touched by this. It was probably the sweetest thing a groom has ever done for us.
Sorry for this ginormous of a blog post. I had such a great time at Kim and Josh’s wedding. I seriously can’t thank you enough for allowing us to be apart of this big day of yours. Your love for each other was so evident. You both are the real deal and you both are going to have a lifetime of fun together! Never stop laughing. Thanks so much for the unforgettable week! Love you both!
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