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Maria + Todd | A Wild yet Elegant Bahamas Wedding | Graycliff, Atlantis and One & Only

Bahamas Wedding Photography: Heather Carey Photography
Bride and Groom Prep: The Villas, One & Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
Ceremony: The Cloisters, One & Only Ocean Club
Reception: The Versaille Gardens and The Lily Pond, One & Only Ocean Club
Officiant: Lester Cox
Decor: Wildflowers Bahamas
Entertainment: Gianni Russo (solo singer)
Entertainment: Jessie’s Girls from Atlanta
Videography: Brett Davis of Frangipani Films

Maria and I first met much earlier in the year when she was on island meeting with potential vendors. As luck would have it (for me!) Todd had missed his flight and Maria prefers company to being alone so our quick breakfast meeting turned into an awesome day of chatting, eating and cocktailing around the exclusive Cain Pool at The Cove, Atlantis. We hit it off like a house on fire with so many interesting and unusual things in common that we both just knew this was a match for the wedding weekend.

Maria has mad skills when it comes to events and design so I just knew there would be a whole lot going on that both the videographer (Brett Davis of Frangipani Film) and I would go crazy shooting. The four day event began with an “intimate” (let’s say 50) dinner at The Graycliff Restaurant with one of Maria’s favorite entertainers flown in from NYC (photos will be under a separate post), the incredible Gianni Russo. Day 2 was the welcome reception at the Atlantis for the 150+ guests who flew in from all over the U.S. Day 3 was the big wedding day and as you can see from the sneak peak photos below, this day just kept on going. Day 4 was a departure brunch for all of those who got a few hours of sleep the night before!

The wedding day began with bridal prep at their luxurious oceanfront villa – the perfect setting for any photographer to capture those amazing images from detail shots of the dress and shoes to the bride writing out her vows and finally quiet moments in her stunning dress. Ceremony at The Cloisters, cocktails at the Lily Pond and then the reception in the mind-blowingly huge and stunning air conditioned glass tent provided by Wildflower Design – our island’s premier event planning company. The details, decor and the custom designed dance floor were the talk of the party! And finally a full stage setup for the 12+ piece national party band Jessie’s Girls flown in from Atlanta, GA. I look forward to photographing the anniversary parties!

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