We're so excited today because we're getting to share the work of one of our very favourite wedding bloggers, along with the talents of a creative crack team of vendors too.
Burnett's Boards has been a wedding blog that's inspired us from the very beginning here at Bridal Musings, and Sara, the lady behind it, is a visionary when it comes to unique ideas for beautiful weddings.
So, when she told us she'd been working on a destination elopement shoot at stunning resort, The Landings, St Lucia, with the amazing Mikkel Paige Photography, we simply couldn't wait to see it.
With a unique wedding dress, gorgeous locally-sourced blooms, pretty paper goods, and perhaps the most romantic setting in St. Lucia, ( oh, and an epic sail boat backdrop!) we can't help but be tempted by this shoot, to jet off to the Caribbean for a destination elopement.
Scroll down to see if Sara of Burnett's Boards can lure you too, and read her insights into the special details that brought this inspired elopement to life.
From The Stylist
St. Lucia is easily THE most sought-after destination wedding location in the entire Caribbean and it’s clear why!
Not only is it completely stunning with perfect beaches, weather, and everything else you’d want in the Caribbean, but also convenient with direct flights from London and several major cities in the US and Canada.
For this romantic, St. Lucia elopement wedding inspiration shoot I wanted to show that destination, beach weddings need not be the typical, package deals you see a lot of – The Landings, St Lucia can craft your wedding to be exactly as you’ve always envisioned it.
Mikkel Paige of Mikkel Paige Photography flew in from Raleigh to photograph it all and help with the styling of it – she’s just too fabulous and has shot in St. Lucia before.
Plus, she isn’t afraid to take her camera in the water to get ‘the shot!’
The Sequins & The Stationery
The stunning sequin-bottomed wedding dress from Truvelle was just too perfect for a destination wedding (and big bonus – it packs well! I didn’t have to steam it or anything once I got there).
The sequin color also dictated the palette for the wedding invitations from Karla of Written Word Calligraphy.
She used The Landings' architecture as inspiration for the RSVP card, which features pillars seen around the property and the gorgeous view off of the oceanfront villa suites.
A Saint Lucian seal was also used and a hand drawn map of the hotel’s location along Rodney Bay.
The Flowers & The Finishing Touches
The Landings coordinated the florist who crafted a perfectly suited bouquet and centerpiece for a beach wedding, one that mimicked the colors of a St. Lucian sunset.
The Landings also coordinated the hair and makeup via their luxury Soleil Spa and they were absolutely amazing. We went with a soft, naturally beautiful look for makeup and for hair – a bun so our bride could still look chic and elegant with tropical breezes on the beach.
Jewelry was provided Diamonds International – St Lucia and we used jaw-dropping pieces from their Crown of Light Collection.
The Sail Boat
The sail was handmade and features lines from St. Lucian author Derek Walcott’s Nobel Prize winning epic poem Omeros.
The lines speak to the beauty of the island and I envisioned the boat as a ceremony backdrop, the sail showcasing vows.
The prow of the boat is covered in bougainvillea, all of which was available on the property and gorgeously local and tropical.
Super cute side story regarding the boat: we shot this in January and in February the lovely staff members at The Landings sent me pictures of the boat in action, they gave couples romantic rides in the marina for Valentine’s Day!
The Table For Two
The Landings, St Lucia set up a gorgeous table for two on their private beach and served an array of delicious foods (which we sampled, of course, and omg yum!) and crafted the adorable wedding cake.
Elope in Elegance
Destination weddings are the perfect way to either elope or have an intimate time with those closest to you and hopefully this editorial also shows that you can do it with style, sophistication, and a touch of unique whimsy as well!
Oh. My. Gorgeous – how incredible is that sail boat? I can imagine that inspiring lots of coastal couples looking for a unique nautical backdrop. The flowers and paper goods are stunning, and we're a little obsessed with the sequin detail on the gown too – aren't you?
Thanks so much to Mikkel Paige Photography, Sara of Burnett's Boards, The Landings, St Lucia, and the rest of this incredible team of vendors for sharing their unique elopement shoot with us.
Planning your own destination wedding? Check our real weddings abroad for inspiration.