Cruise ship elopes are so much fun! I love that, of all the places a couple will venture on a cruise, they choose our island to join their union. What a treat! Julia and Arron were wonderful to work with! Cindy Clearwater of Sun Celebrations took the lead on planning and made sure every detail was accounted for and in place for this elope wedding at the Palms Hotel. I know I have said it before, but I love elopes because it gives the couple an opportunity to think outside of the box. For starters, elopes can happen at anytime. Because Julia and Arron were cruise ship passengers, their wedding began at 11:00 am. The colors you get here in the morning are so vibrant. Most of my clients are obsessed with sunsets and I get it. Yes our sunsets are unmatched, however, for me nothing beats 10AM on St. Croix, but I digress.
Julia wowed her groom with a stunning blush colored gown. The mermaid cut of the dress accentuated her shape and transitioned to the ground in a flood of soft, flowing ruffles. Photographing Julia and Arron within the palm groves against the aqua blue Caribbean ocean seemed almost unreal. The ceremony although short was emotionally heartfelt. Following the ceremony, cake and champagne, Julia, Aaron, and I had a blast taking photos on the beach. I use this time to learn even more about my clients. During our time together I learned Julia and Aaron were avid Detroit Tiger’s fans. In the last set of shots they broke out their Detroit hats to create a playful memory.