Within the Caribbean, there is a select group of bridal designers that we are incredible honoured to not only know, but to work with, support and call friends. They are all exceptional artists who represent couture, brilliant design and an insatiable desire to create pure magic for their brides from around the world. 

Over the years, one such designer has transformed the bridal fashion industry with her bespoke wedding dresses, intricate detailed beadwork and use of gorgeous pearls and crystals.

“Jaye Applewaite left here career as a professional civil engineer to follow her dream of building a wedding and lifestyle empire. Jaye is inspired by beautiful Caribbean destination wedding venues and the desire to translate brides’ emotions, style and overall vision for their wedding day into the perfect dress.”

We have and continue to fall head over heels in love with her designs, and are so excited to showcase one of her beautiful pieces in this Styled Elopement in Barbados. 

Keep scrolling for the full shoot and get ready to hit “save”! 

Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings

FROM THE BRIDAL DESIGNER JAYE APPLEWAITE:

THE INSPIRATION

Destination elopement along the West coast of Barbados at the stunning Tides Restaurant at sun set. It was absolutely beautiful. The focal point was the gorgeous contemporary restaurant setting, the contemporary dress, and having everything tie seamlessly together.

THE COLOUR PALETTE

The restaurant provided a gorgeous backdrop and colour palette for the shoot. The restaurant is very gorgeous and doubles as an art gallery. The decor is contemporary, with tropical nooks boasting lush greenery.

White and green bouquet – very natural and fresh. We wanted to keep the bouquet green and white to blend in with the gorgeous scenery. We did not want to introduce any new colours, so just kept it clean, classic, minimal.

THE VENUE

A beautiful contemporary restaurant. Perfect for a young modern, contemporary couple. The venue is modern and along the beautiful west coast of Barbados. The venue is full of character and provides a wide variety of gorgeous spots for photos: the lush greenery and the adjacent boardwalk overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea.

THE WEDDING DRESS

I wanted to keep the dress minimal and contemporary to tie perfectly into the setting. The lines (neckline and silhouette) were kept clean. The chosen colour was white as opposed to ivory, in keeping with the clean fresh aesthetic. The plunging neckline is sexy but classic, and the A-line skirt is a beautiful shape. The train adds a bit of drama. A classic corded lace with dense floral and leaf motif was also chosen, as it provided subtle delicate texture and pattern without being overpowering.

MAKEUP & HAIR

They were kept clean, simple and natural – in keeping with the overall aesthetic of the shoot and venue.

ANY FINAL THOUGHTS?

It was a pleasure to explore this venue. The décor and landscaping are amazing, and the sunset views are stunning.

Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings
Styled Elopement at Tides Restaurant Barbados, Photography by Sofie Warren, Designer Wedding Dress by Jaye Applewaite for Luxury Destination Wedding Blog Adriana Weddings

Jaye Applewaite is a Barbadian wedding dress designer who designs and creates bespoke wedding dresses. Visits are by appointment only – please email jaye@jayeapplewaite.com.

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CREDITS

Photography: Sofie Warren | Wedding Dress: Jaye Applewaite | Venue: Tides Restaurant | Hair & Makeup: Sarah Lambert | 

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