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Caribbean Beach Wedding photographed by Melissa Wolfe

I had the pleasure of capturing Mindi and Chris’s Caribbean beach wedding recently at the Westin Grand Cayman.

How did you meet?

We met on eHarmony (dating website) and were inseparable from our very 1st date. We met for dinner before a concert he was taking me to and got so caught up in each other that we forgot to order our food! It was love at first sight.

Why did we choose the Cayman Islands?

We researched so many Caribbean destinations when planning, but the pictures of the Caymans (water, vibe, beauty) truly encompassed everything we wanted for our special day and for the pictures that we would have to tell our story for the rest of our lives. 

The highlight of working with Melissa on our big day was her amazing energy! From the moment she walked into the hotel room to begin our session/my bridals, I felt like I was in the company of a friend. I’m not a fan of staged photography, and without her even knowing that, her artistic eye captured so many beautiful moments I would have never remembered and even put together quite a few posed shots that were absolutely stunning. We were able to be 100% us because she made us feel so comfortable. I was so happy she was just as excited as I was to take shots with my wedding dress in the water! If I would have thought to schedule more time, I promise I would have had her do a complete romantic trash the dress session in the sand…but…that just gives us a reason to come back & celebrate our 1 year anniversary!!


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Wedding Westin Grand Cayman by Melissa Wolfe

Thi and Mike celebrated their love with a wedding  Westin Grand Cayman.

We asked Thi tell us a little bit about her engagement and her Cayman Destination Wedding:

After a year of dating, Mike had secretly asked for my mum’s permission for my hand in marriage during our Christmas visit. Both our families knew and kept the secret from me for months. Having known that traveling to Paris was a dream of mine, we finally planned and booked a trip there. Everything I could ever have dreamed of happened in Paris! During our dinner, with the Eiffel Tower in the background, Mike led me outside on the balcony and dropped down on one knee and proposed! It was beautiful, magical and surreal.

I have always wanted to get married on the beach. With our perfect proposal in Paris, we wanted to find the place for our dream wedding to occur. After researching different island, Cayman offered the perfect combination of location, convenience and spectacular sunsets! We fell in love with the Westin and Seven Mile Beach and the rest is history!

Planning a destination wedding can be extremely overwhelming and stressful. However, Melissa was professional, organised and put any of our concerns to rest. She understood the venue, lighting and timing to capture our special moments.

We loved every moment of our wedding and we can’t thank Melissa enough! For years to come, we can re-live and celebrate our special day through our photographs!


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Gudrun and William met in 2002 at Vanderbilt University where both attended college.  They were friends for a couple of years and started dating officially in 2004.

After graduation their careers took them to different locations across the US – Gudrun went off to Boston then Los Angeles then to New Orleans while William found himself in Louisville then Austin, TX and then Milwaukee.  Wanting to give their relationship a real chance they both moved to Chicago.

Ten years after they started dating at college they got engaged in 2014 after a weekend away at a beautiful resort in Geneva, IL.  Their daughter Sunna Wu was born in January 2015.

For their wedding they eloped to the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Gudrun says: “We choose Grand Cayman for our wedding because we both vacationed there as children and have been returning together for the past 3 years.  We visit Grand Cayman once every year and plan to do so for many years into the future.  It holds a special place in our hearts as it is where we decided to start trying for a baby and discussed for the first time getting married.”


venue: Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

I love taking a few minutes with the bride before the wedding ceremony for some bridal portraits. The bride looks stunning with her make up and hair all beautifully done.  Carleigh was no exeption and had the most amazing dress for her wedding to go with it all. Just stunning!

I love spending time on the beach around sunset … the best time for family photos. It is especially if I am allowed to hang out with a smiley baby like this one.

Jennifer and Mitch chose the beautiful beach at the Westin Grand Cayman Beach Resort for their wedding. I had such a fun time with those two and their friends. The bridal party was a riot they went along with all the crazy photo ideas. Such fun!

Venue: Westin Grand Cayman Beach Resort 

I love all the details of Brachla and Keith’s wedding beautifully orchestrated by their wedding planners Parfait Cayman. Brachla’s hair and dress were stunning and the gentlemen look thoroughly handsome with their lime bow ties.  The Villas of the Galleon was the perfect setting for their island wedding followed by culinary delights from Mise En Place at their reception right on Seven Mile Beach.

Venue: Villas of the Galleon, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Wedding Planner: Parfait Cayman

Catering: Mise En Place

As a dog owner and dog lover, I felt so honoured to be asked to photograph Andrea and her loyal friend Monte. She has a very special bond with the beautiful golden Labrador:

“Monte was given to me after Hurricane Ivan. I never had a dog before and he turned out to be the most amazing dog.  He taught me how to be a dog owner.  He has all the best qualities of a Labrador Retriever and could easily have been a service dog with his intelligence and calm demeanour.  He turned 10 this year and is starting to fade unfortunately.  I thought I was going to lose him in and around the time these photos were taken.  With some good medication and lots of patience, he is hanging in there.   We will treasure these photos forever!”