Christie & Jon tied the knot in beachfront bliss at the Ocean View Club, Harbour Island, Bahamas…
“We decided early on that we wanted to keep this celebration intimate and chose to include only our immediate family and closest friends. With the people there that are already immersed in our day-to-day lives, it allowed us to bypass any catch up time and focus on relaxing and having fun.
A few factors were involved when selecting the location. We wanted a place that we could build new memories together as husband and wife, somewhere we could go back to and celebrate anniversaries and enjoy future family vacations. We also wanted a special location that would overcome the cost and burden of travel for our guests. We chose Harbour Island because it is one of the most magical destinations on earth. On our first visit to the island, we fell in love with the pink sand and pristine ocean — we immediately knew that the Ocean View Club was our place.
When planning, we knew we did not want to import flowers or have huge tablescapes. We wanted everything to be sourced from the island and to feel authentic, and in no way overdone. Our rehearsal dinner was covered in pink bougainvillea and our wedding in local greenery. With the island theme in mind, we decided to forgo shoes on our wedding day. We were getting married on the beach – why would we wear shoes? All of our guests followed suit and ‘checked’ their footwear prior to walking down to the beach for our ceremony. I will say, the ladies were very relieved that we made this decision!
Looking back, we are both so grateful and feel so blessed. Everything went off without a hitch. There was so much love on the island that weekend and it was truly a dream come true.” – Christie
Photographer Jennings King Photography | Ceremony Venue Ocean View Club | Reception Venue Ocean View Club | Event Coordinator Marisha Johnson from the OVC | Caterer OVC | Hair Brian Borg | Invitations Illustrations by Sarah Hanna | Invitations Printing/Paper by Darcy Sang | Calligrapher Sarah Hanna | Wedding Gown Loho Bride | Wedding Gown Brand A la Robe | Entertainment High Rock Band