As an unabashed fan of all things pink, I immediately fell for this gorgeous, blush pink and gold beach wedding from Kristin La Voie Photography. Add the amazing chemistry between the two lovebirds, a beautiful tropical setting, a bridal party styled to perfection (so awestruck by the fact that the bride and bridesmaids’ foot jewelry was hand made by the bride herself!), one amazing trash the dress session and you have the perfect ingredients for the dreamiest, destination wedding!
Tell us about the two of you and your love story. Zach and I met in high school and we were good friends, we lost touch and began dating in college when we reconnected. We have been dating for over five years, married for almost one! We live in Colorado and have two white kittens- they’re super adorable. Zach is a supervisor of a dairy in Denver, and I am a mortgage underwriter. We spend most days training together at the gym, I hope to compete in a competition next year. Although we love our little family, we can’t wait to have babies of our own some day. Ultimately, he’s my best friend and we make each other laugh all day.
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We chose Jamaica, specifically Negril, because we wanted somewhere with gorgeous white sand but also a laid back Caribbean vibe that our entire family would enjoy. Beaches Negril was the perfect choice. Our wedding day was incredible and the trip is still the topic of every family conversation.
What were some of your favorite planning details? We were engaged for over a year and a half so I had plenty of time to obsess, and that I did. I loved planning the welcome bags to show our appreciation to the guests. They included; Dramamine for a catamaran reception, mini champagne bottles, beach balls, cards and poker chips for the boys, hotel door hangers, activity lists, phone numbers to guest rooms, snacks and other cute little favors. I used Destination Weddings.com for a lot of helpful advice and research.
What were some of the unique characteristics about your wedding that made it your own? We didn’t go with the traditional colors of the Caribbean we wanted soft tones to match the sand, the colors were gold and blush. The bridesmaid dresses looked so gorgeous against the sand. Also, I hand made a 20ft rose petal aisle runner with our initial in the center. I also hand made foot jewlery for myself, the bridesmaids and all the female guests. We had an acoustic guitar player instead of island music. The gentlemen were in full suits, no shorts allowed here! We think all the traditional choices combined with the beautiful, white, sandy beach made for the perfect wedding.
What advice do you have for couples who are currently planning a wedding? The most important piece of advice I could give to a bride would be if you skimp on anything, do not skimp on the photographer. The wedding lasts a day but the pictures will last a lifetime. I stare at mine everyday and I am SO thankful for Kristin La Voie. She knew exactly what I wanted and captured every moment with my same vision. I also loved my makeup! It was so much fun getting my hair and makeup done with all the girls and moms! It’s your day, you should look exactly how you always dreamed. It was so much more work than I could have imagined but it was so incredibly worth it!
Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Beaches Negril | Wedding Dress : Amanda’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: d’Anelli Bridal | Tuxedo Rentals : Al’s Formal Wear | Floral Design: Alexis Grace Designs | Aisle Runner, Jewelry, Welcome Bags, Itenirary, Chair Sashes and Clips: DIY by the Bride | Stationery (save the dates, invitations, welcome letters, door hangers, etc.): Alexandria Lindo | Hair and Makeup: Chasity Artistry by Rashel Edwards