The beautiful ceremony took place in the gardens in front of The Little Club, Lyford Cay – notice that beautiful cross? The bride’s parents at that shipped in from the US. It really was a beautiful piece and provided the perfect backdrop. While we moved into the gardens to take the formal portraits the remainder of the guests enjoyed yummy food and cocktails at The Little Club and then they all escorted the newlyweds from one club house to the other as they rode across in their super decorated golf cart.
After an informal food service (I gather in the south for large weddings they don’t do buffet service nor do they do formal plated meals but instead have all of the food out and prepared and people can eat when they want, dance when they want, etc..) during which many of the guests stayed on the dance floor and boogied down to the amazing Bahamian band – Visage – we heard the gentle beginnings of a Junkanoo rhythm and soon the club was full of the sounds of goatskin drums, cowbells and horns. A plethora of colour and crazy hip gyrations had everyone joining in and the guests danced their way over to the Little Club again where the rest of the night was spent dancing to DJ Furze and enjoying scrumptuous desserts and and cocktails.
I left at midnight after a long day of shooting and they were still going strong (yes, I hit the dance floor a few times myself and then snuck away before I had to say goodbye to everyone thus avoiding a waterfall of tears).