When Michelle Marquis of Dream Island Events called me about Nick and Mads wedding I was so excited. I have photographed a few same sex weddings in the past, but they were all very small, very intimate elopes. I was thrilled to find out that Nick and Mads were planning a grand event with true destination wedding styling and that they wanted me to capture their special day.
I had an opportunity to meet with Nick and Mads before the wedding, which is something I really enjoy doing with my clients. Sitting in the cozy ambience of the Kendrick’s lounge, we got to know each other over a round of light cocktails. Nick and Mads shared their story with me and their long wedding planning journey. After being turned down by other resorts on other Caribbean Islands, they were able to fulfill their dream of hosting a Caribbean destination wedding here on St. Croix. I was happy to find that the Divi welcomed Nick and Mads with open arms. “They (Divi) wanted us!”, said Mads. Additionally, we talked family, traditions, books, St. Croix, Denmark, and yes the wedding. We bonded very quickly.
The wedding day was wonderful and the weather was perfect. Nick and Mads were stunningly handsome in their wedding suits. Surrounded by their parents, siblings, family, and best friends, the grooms were married on Divi’s west beach. The love at the Divi that day could not be measured. The wedding flowed seamlessly. One of the most awesome features of this wedding was the singular dining table that held all 60+ guests. It was lit with strings of clear bulbs and gave the dinner a very intimate, almost candlelit ambiance. Check out Nick and Mads wedding slideshow below!!!