Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St Barths Wedding that went off with a big SPLASH

I just got home last night from St Barths having shot a really wonderful wedding for a fun loving couple from Paris. Charlotte and Stephane spend most of their lives in airplanes traveling from Paris to where ever work takes them both in their busy lives. Somehow they found time to get to St Barths with 40 of their close friends to enjoy warm weather, great beaches, fantastic food and each others company.
Staying at The Eden Roc Hotel http://www.edenrockhotel.com they hired Karine Bensa from DK Events http://www.dkeventsbh.com to help arrange all the logistics of the wedding.
After the ceremony in the Anglican Church in Gustavia the excitement continued. The guests were all given clues to a secret location and were told to follow the colored balloons to find the treasure. It was so fun to watch the women in their high heels take to the street racing towards what would become a sunset cruise back to the Hotel.
Once at the 4 boats the guests took of their shoes and scrambled on board. We then motored to Colombier Beach where the boats were tethered together for champagne and potato chips. Who dosen't love a salty chip washed down by some bubbles
It did not take long for people to start jumping into the water. Charlotte was concerned about taking off her dress in front of her guests and making people feel uncomfortable but a few seconds after her new husband Stephane took the plunge she jumped in dress and all.
As the sun set the boats headed to St Jean and The Eden Rock for cocktails on the beach followed by dinner in the Sand Bar.
On Sunday the bride and groom and guests met up for brunch at La Plage which is an easy walk from the hotel. Karine and her staff had decorated the tables with pink flowers and there was a white straw hat with a pink ribbon at everyones place setting. The guests all showed up in white and enjoyed a lunch of fresh grilled local caught fish , salad and lots of chilled rose.

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