After two flights, a wild cab ride, and a ferry boat ride, I finally arrived in St. John. The water is teal blue, the air smells sweet, and the most adorable couple has just arrived in their white jeep to pick me up! It’s Kelly + Dan, the faces to the dozens of emails and phone calls exchanged over the past few months. Calling Kelly gorgeous would be an understatement. She’s the kind of girl you’re drawn to. When she walks into a room, you notice. She’s tall, with long beautiful blonde hair and big blue eyes. She’s incredible. Dan is charismatic, handsome and like Kelly, has a constant smile on his face and welcomes the opportunity for a good laugh.
Kelly and Dan share a love for sailing, in fact, it’s what brought them together. Really, Dan could have just said “I enjoy sailing, will you marry me?” And Kelly just might have agreed. Shortly after I met Kelly and Dan, we boarded the Kekoa boat for a sunset sail. With their entire guest list, we took to the beautiful Virgin Island waters. The views were just breathtaking and it was the perfect way to kick-start the wedding celebrations!
The morning of the wedding, I arrived to Kelly’s villa to find her in a bikini, rollers in hair, and champagne in hand. Perfect! The preparations begun with Kelly doing her own hair and makeup, which I was quite impressed by. After doing a few portraits at their Villa in the Virgin Islands, we headed to Trunk Bay for their Virgin Islands wedding. Surrounded, literally, by those closets to them, Kelly and Dan exchanged vows with the sun setting behind them. When the officiant told the two they could kiss, Kelly threw her hands up in the air (the universal sign of celebration and triumph) and passionately kissed her groom! Following their ceremony we were able to use the incredible backdrops surrounding us at Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands for their portraits.
The reception was held at a local restaurant in St. John, Virgin Islands. The evening was filled with many laughs, a few tears, and some intense celebrating. Just the way we like it! This wedding was a tremendous experience for Katie and I and we truly enjoyed being part of it. Kelly and Dan took such good care of us while we were in the Virgin Islands for their wedding and we’re so appreciative. Lastly, a big thanks to Tim Nosenzo for referring Kelly + Dan to us! It was great to get to know all of you and I know we’ll return to the Virgin Islands again some day!