One and Only Ocean Club, Bahamas

Melissa and Jonathan live in Miami, and growing up as a kid, Jonathan and his family would often take their boat over to the nearby Bahamas. So when it came to pick a place to be married, choosing a spot with so many family memories brought a wealth of importance to an already happy and emotional week. And it also brought a party. For the reception, they asked Miami songwriter Brendan O’Hara to come along and perform his song Palindrome for their first dance (it’s also the song for their slideshow below). And they brought in a Junkanoo band as a surprise for their guests, which created the wildest 10 minutes I have ever photographed at a reception. After a long day and a crazy, sweat-drenched night on the dance floor, Melissa and Jonathan were right back with me the next day for some sunset portraits around the island. They are off on their honeymoon now in Jackson Hole skiing before spending a couple weeks in Mexico thawing out.

Authored by: Photographed by: Ben & ErinCategory:  WeddingsTag:  beach wedding; destination wedding; romantic weddingDestination:  BahamasSetting:  Island WeddingVenue:  One and Only Ocean Club