LOVE IS LOVE
SURROUNDED BY THEIR CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BRANDON AND SCOTT RENEWED THEIR VOWS AT THE GORGEOUS HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS ON THE 16TH JUNE, 2018.
We are so honoured to be featuring this sweet same sex couple on the Blog today. We were saving this feature for this special month, and have no doubt that you will all adore Brandon and Scott. Magical, wholehearted and inspirational, this vow renewal is one that we will remember forever! Thank you Brandon & Scott for sharing your love story with us and for being the very first same sex vow renewal feature on Adriana Weddings! 🙂
FROM THE COUPLE:
“We met at a bar in Columbus, Ohio one night. After a few dates, we knew that this was something unique and special. We dated for over 7 years before the proposal. It was summer of 2017 that Brandon surprised Scott with a romantic proposal in Nantucket, MA. He flew in his close friends and family to be a part of the celebratory weekend, which consisted of fun activities, delicious food, beautiful sunsets and endless amount of frosé at the White Elephant. The best part is that Scott is always the planner, never Brandon. So when this happened it was completely out of the norm and threw Scott for a loop!” says Scott.
“The theme for our wedding was simple and sophisticated with neutral tones (gray and navy) and pops of fresh, local greens. Our colors consisted of gray, blues, coral and hits of fresh green. Rather than a traditional style ceremony, we curated the entire weekend to be something special around us. The goal was to put our own spin on some of the traditional events, while ensuring everyone had fun!”
“The ceremony was held on the pink sand beach of Harbour Island. The configuration of the ceremony and guest seating was a semi circle to create a sense of unity and togetherness. The space was decorated in natural wood chairs with sea grass and found wood for the backdrop. Simple and elegant was the theme. We did not want any “stuff” to take away from the natural beauty of the island” mentions Scott.
“The florals were not the main focus of the event, as we wanted the natural beauty of the Caribbean and pink sand to be the backdrop. We used local greens with pops of coral and white for all floral arrangements. Bouquets were simple and the boutonnières were green and natural.
WERE THERE ANY PERSONALIZATIONS?
“Most of the weekend was personalized, as the goal was to ensure our guests had an amazing weekend that they would talk about forever. We kicked off the weekend with a welcome party which was by the beach taking in the beautiful sights of the pink sand beach. The following day was excursion day, which consisted of boat rides to a beautiful sand dollar sand bar in the middle of the sea, cliff jumping, swimming with pigs and other fun activities. The wedding day was phenomenal which started off with a boot camp on the beach by a celebrity trainer. The evening started with a beautiful ceremony, live band, authentic Junkanoo dancers and wishing lanterns to cap off the night.”
“The females in the group wore beautiful simple navy full length summer dresses and the guys wore light gray dress pants with crispy white shirts. Ties and bow ties were in navy. Brandon and I wore light blue suits with pops of navy. The girls had pops of coral in the flowers” says Scott.
THE MOST ANTICIPATED MOMENT
“The most anticipated moment was walking down the long set of steps to the beach for the beautiful ceremony. We were both nervous but beyond excited. We loved that so many of our friends and family made it to such a remote island for this special moment.”
ANY WEDDING PLANNING ADVICE FOR NEWLY-ENGAGED COUPLES?
“At the end of the day, everything will be amazing! There are things that will “go wrong” that are out of your control. No one else will know this, so just enjoy every single moment because it will be over before you know it. If I could do all of the planning and the festivities again, I would! The stress is nothing compared to how much fun the end result is!” says Scott.
Thank you so much to Brandon, Scott and Paola Wells Photography for sharing this amazing vow renewal with us!
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