La Maison Michelle Wedding in Barbados
I photographed Leah and Gary over a year ago when they visited Barbados to scout locations for their wedding. They knew they wanted something tropical, and over looking the ocean, so they decided on the beautiful villa on the west coast of Barbados, La Maison Michelle.
A year prior to their wedding, they loved on each other hard as we drove through the gorgeous east coast of Barbados. And in the year between their engagement session and their wedding, their love grew even more (if it was even possible!)
The wedding took place on the luscious grounds of La Maison Michelle, with Gary’s sweet daughter leading the flower girl arsenal. When Leah walked up that aisle, there was a collective gasp. She was just so beautiful. I turned my camera towards Gary, and the way he watched her walk to him, arm in arm with her father as he was about to give her away, was simply awe inspiring.
After they bounced down the aisle, Gary air-fist-pumping, we made photos with the most important people in their lives – the happiness was electrifying. From laughs with the aunties and cousins, the bride tribe, and of course, to the cutest grandparents I’ve ever seen, it was just a glorious, fun time for everyone, rather than the boring “group photos”.
After the portraits, two pretty darn epic things happened. First, the bride and groom had THE coolest entrance ever – they put on their sunglasses and the bridal party made a tunnel for them to dance through – pretty awesome.
And then the fireworks came. It was like little fairies twinkling in the night-sky for what seems to be long minutes – it was so gorgeous!! The fireworks put a firework in everyone’s bonnet because directly after this, as though the party could not get anymore epic, everyone starting jumping in the pool.. YES. I. WANT. IN.
This wedding was beautiful, emotional and most of all FUN.
Thank you so much Leah and Gary for inviting us in, it was truly amazing.
Wedding Planner: Weddings by Malissa
Hairstylist: Hair by Donna
Makeup Artist: Vandana Chatrani-Maycock
Wedding Venue: La Maison Michelle
Cake: With Love by Esther