Some of my readers will know that my husband Sam, and I met at McMaster University in Canada back in 1971. This bride works at McMaster University, so we had a little chat about how things have changed at our alma mater. This couple were on vacation with their little daughter, and also visiting family in Grand Cayman. They planned an elopement, no one knew they were getting married, in fact the groom's sister was told they were coming to Smith's Cove to have photographs taken.
This wedding was scheduled for 4:30 pm, and the couple were lucky to get some nice bright shots, as well as some fantastic romantic shots, which were almost sepia tone the light was so fabulous.
This wedding took place at My Secret Cove, but after the ceremony our photographer took the couple up on the little bluff to get these panoramic shots that every body loves. A bluff is an out-cropping of rock, near the water.
This groom planned a very special "secret dinner" for his Bride at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman. This is how he decribed it to me...
"(We had) a private serving of cool, moist towels and champagne on the beach following our pictures, and were escorted from the beach ...in our transportation decorated in purple and white (the bride's favourite colours). Purple and white rose petals lead a path through the suite to the balcony where we had a private table overlooking the ocean. Out table was beautifully decorated with purple and white rose petals, and had a centrepiece of purple roses and orchids.
A full dinner menu created by the Groom, and prepared by one of the hotel's chefs, included amazing Angus tenderloins and the couple's favourite desserts, cherry cheesecake and bananas foster. This was topped off with more champagne and wine..."
Altogether an unforgettable evening, and a very happy young couple!