Grand Isle Resort Bahamas Wedding | Take us back! A wedding along the white sandy beaches and clear teal waters of the Bahamas… what a DREAM! A few years ago, Samantha and Drew were planning another trip to Charleston (one of their absolute favorite cities!), and while visiting wanted us to capture their engagment session. We simply adored these two and when they mentioned they were planning their Grand Isle Resot Bahamas wedding and wanted us to capture it, we couldn’t have been more excited!
Passports in hand, we headed to the beautiful island of Exuma, Bahamas. When we tell you when the plane began its decent, what we saw out our windows is what you see in the movies! The tealest-blue waters we had ever seen in our lives that stretched as far as the eye could see. Watch a behind the scenese video from our trip here!
We sandwiched the wedding between a few days for ourselves. We stayed in the most adorable private beach villa. Just off the front porch, right beyond the pool and the hammocks hanging in the palm trees, was a private swing on the shoreline. Pure perfection!
We arrived at Samantha’s bridal penthouse the morning of the wedding, as she was surrounded by her closest family and friends. Not far away, Drew and his friends enjoyed a dreamy private villa of their own. Samantha and Drew shared their vows along the sparkly blue waters of Emerland Bay, and after they sealed it with a kiss, we walked the luxury resort for couples portraits. The entire experience is one we will never forget!
The night ended with a surprise to all the guests, a Junkanoo Band, locals of the island with there colorful costumes and huge floats surrounded by incredible dancers, was incrediable to experience in person! Congradulatioins Drew & Samantha, this was a breathtaking Grand Isle Resort Bahamas wedding!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this Grand Isle Resort Bahamas wedding together…
Venue :: Grand Isle Resort, Great Exuma, Bahamas
Coordination :: Chic Bahamas Weddings
Wedding Dress Designer :: Antonio Gual
Wedding Dress Boutique :: J. Major’s Bridal
Brides Wedding Shoes :: Valentino
Grooms Attire :: Bruce Julian
Brides Jeweler :: Christopher Designs
Grooms Jeweler :: Diamonds Direct
Floral Designer :: Chic Bahamas Weddings
Cake:: Take A Bite Bahamas
DJ :: DJ Zebwein
Junkanoo Band :: The Crusaders
Officiant :: Rev. Franklin McKenzie
Invitation :: Minted
Cinematographer :: Alfred Anderson Weddings
Photographer :: Laura & Rachel Photography
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Together, we have worked in the wedding industry for over a decade, and make up one incredibly unique mother-daughter fine art wedding photography team. We have documented weddings from the breathtaking West Coast, to the historic East, and have had our work published internationally both in print and online. Our wanderlust hearts have taken us all over the country, capturing love stories, and visiting quaint hometown coffee shops along the way, and even though we've spent most of our lives in a nautical California town, we now call South Carolina home, expanding to the low country of Charleston. We are photographers, directors, curators, and most of all, storytellers for your wedding.
And WE can't wait to get to know you!