Romance at West Bay Club
Ashlee wanted a truly elegant beach wedding. She chose an earth tone palette to accentuate the gorgeous turquoise water. As the sun set, natural light with many different size candles became the focus. Ashlee and James had a non-traditional wedding but kept prayer a priority. They wanted to incorporate the sand unity ceremony to symbolize the joining of their lives together. They also wrote their own vows, which was very special to them. They made sure to get the best photographers on the island to capture every moment of their wedding day, so they hired Paradise Photography.
Ashlee’s wedding decor was a rustic, “beachy chic” look. The wedding arch was constructed on the beach out of wood and had sheer fabric with white roses within the twines of the “vines”. Below the arch were big hurricane candles. The reception’s theme was focused on light. They had tea lights strung across the dance floor and candles at every table. White and pale pink flowers was the mainstay color palette with a lot of greenery. They had eucalyptus leaves as well, which had an amazing aroma. Growing up southern, Ashlee’s absolute favorite flower are hydrangeas and they were also able to incorporate them. They also had white and pink roses and peonies.
The couple decided to have a band. “The first time James and I visited Turks and Caicos, we went to dinner at Da Conch Shack and heard an awesome band. We decided that we had to have the Island Boys as our wedding band. They did a great job!” Their wedding of 50 guests made the atmosphere very special and intimate.
Ashlee’s favorite part of the wedding was celebrating with those close to us. Her dad passed away a couple of years ago and she kept the seat closest to her down the aisle vacant with a sign that said “reserved for the father of the bride”. As Ashlee walked down the aisle, she dropped a rose on his seat. It was her way of honoring him even though he was not physically there.
For Ashlee’s dress, “I wanted a sexy yet elegant dress that was both beautiful to look at but also comfortable.” Her dress was custom made by a South Carolina upcoming designer – Marie Davies, La Fleur Wedding Designs. The bodice was made with hand sewn lace pieces that matched the lace on the train. The body of the dress was fitted with a high slit in the front. James had a custom made tan linen suit with a white button down shirt.