Karen & Jason | CANEEL BAY Part II

As a follow up to Part I of Karen and Jason's portraits from their wedding in St John, I am thrilled to share the story of their celebration in paradise!

On June 5th Karen and Jason, along with nearly 40 of their closest friends and family, celebrated their union at the spectacular Caneel Bay resort. The day was absolutely perfect in every way. The ambiance of Caribbean ease gave the couple an event to remember. Even with busy careers and Jason being in the middle of touring as the concert lighting director for Brooklyn-based indie rock band, The National, they created the perfect destination wedding.

The day following their wedding, Karen and Jason found out their wedding was announced in the coveted New York Times publication! You can read their feature here! How cool!

(Custom made ring dish by Elm Studio). The "Save the Date" boarding pass designs, by Marit Hanson Weddings, set the tone of the event for all the guests months before the wedding with aqua elegance.

All of the paper material for the wedding was created by various sources and all stemming from the same ocean-inspired theme of aqua and cobalt. The wedding invitations were expertly assembled by the bride and groom and the embossed programs were created by Papel Vivo.

On the morning of their wedding, Jason relaxed on thier ocean-view balcony and played his guitar while Karen spent time getting pampered at The Grapevine Salon in Cruz Bay.

I loved her Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, Carolina Herrera gown and heirloom brooches. Visual overload for a photographer!

Karen's gift from her sister and Matron of Honor, was a handwritten book of compiled marriage advice from the many women in her life.

Their "first look".

After the ceremony, sun began to drop over the perfectly decorated patio where guests enjoyed a relaxing time in the good company of close family and friends.

The ocean-inspired aqua theme was carried out with collection of details pieced together by the design savvy bride, including selected elements from Etsy and The Knot, handwritten calligraphed table place cards, and a hand-painted canvas that hung above the mantel.

And finally, the celebration!

After the Reception at Caneel Bay, the guests traveled back into the town of Cruz Bay for an after party!

Congratulations, Karen and Jason! And thank you for welcoming me to document your amazing celebration in paradise!

You can catch The National now on their World Tour, and be sure to say "Congratulations" to the guy with the shiny new wedding ring, controlling all the amazing lighting!