This Magen’s Bay Elopement shoot was inspired by the neutral colors of coconuts, from their green beginning to the creamy inside, and the shades of brown as the husks age. We also played on the colors of the sands, from the typical tan to the pinky peaches that come out in many Caribbean sands. We wanted to keep the whole setup very simple, while still creating an elegant and whimsical vibe, which is something many brides eloping on a luxurious USVI beach might hope for.
The weather ended up being super cloudy, but this is something very common with a tropical island since evening rain showers are to be expected in St Thomas, USVI. Even with the clouds, the warmth of the sand and the lush greens of the palm trees allowed for a gorgeous glow in these photos.
The bride and groom are island natives who treasure Caribbean roots and even run a successful Caribbean restaurant in Charlotte Amalie.
The coconut grove by the Magen’s Bay beach is still recovering from the recent hurricane damage, but had a Jurassic Park feel that was a really fun place for portraits. The rum barrel bar setup showed off the piña coladas with a Caribbean flare under the welcomed shade of a mangrove tree. We were all very pleased with how each piece of the shoot came together to create such a sweet scene on a stunning US Virgin Island beach lined with coconut trees.
This Magen’s Bay Elopement shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty, see their post here!
Florist: Roses Too
Rentals/Coordination: Events by Krystle
Paper Goods: Magnolia Pen and Paper
Hair & Makeup: Sugar and Spice Salon
Dress Designer: Willowby Watters
Check out another gorgeous USVI portrait session here!
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