Bridgette and Alex

Most sentimental moment

We jumped the broom to symbolize entering a new chapter in life, together as husband and wife, with fertility and prosperity.

Favorite part with friends and family

One of our favorite pre-wedding moments was when my sister-in-law sent us a video of the kids practicing walking down the aisle together! We had already considered them as our flower girl and ring bearer, but she sent us this video anyway as an “audition”! She said they were watching YouTube videos together to learn the moves. Elliot was so excited about the job, and Corinne Eleanor you could see was watching her brother’s every move to get the steps perfect. They honestly ended up stealing the show at the ceremony, too. They walked so slowly down the aisle, milking it for all its worth (lol!)! Either they loved the attention, or they were carefully making sure to get every step right. Either way, it was perfect!”

Our traditions

My mother is from an island called St. Vincent in the Caribbean. I’ve always been proud of my Caribbean heritage: The culture! The beaches! The music! The food! The drinks! The Caribbean is home to the best people in the world–never a dull moment when you’re around anyone from there. I always knew that I wanted my wedding to reflect this. I wanted to be able to share this culture with friends and my new family.

I also wore my natural hair in a natural style!

How we personalized it

We had 4 signature drinks and we came up with names for each one that represented something personal to us. Each drink had a meaning that we wrote on the menu as well. I thought it was a unique way for guests to learn some cool facts about us!

Our honeymoon

We went to Vancouver!

Our Wedding Album

The happy couple


Alex sang me Your Song by Elton John, and  I think it’s important to point out that even though he performed the song for me, he was also singing for our guests as well. That takes courage! It makes him an even more beautiful person for doing it. I appreciated that he was showing love for our guests as well.

Dress

My dress is the “Jacqueline” gown by designer Sareh Nouri. It is a gorgeous ivory, lace, mermaid style dress, since I knew that was the fit that I wanted. There is a full ivory tulle skirt with a train, and a low back with lace illusion. I ordered it at the Sareh Nouri trunk show at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.

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Ceremony

We wanted to frame the altar with Bridgette’s Caribbean elements, so Emilia designed an asymmetric floral arch with Monstera, palm, and other tropical pieces. We loved the natural setting so much, we didn’t want the arch to stand out in any way– it was simply there to frame us slightly.

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Reception

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A few of our other favorites…

 

 

 

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Our Video

special thanks to our pros

Photography: Rebecca Yale
Videography: Grimace Films
Planner: Sweet Emelia Jane
Flowers: The Little Branch
Venue: The Sanctuary Estate