Archive for 'wedding'

June 02, 2016

Cayman Wedding photographed by Melissa Wolfe

They say time flies when your having fun and Karen and Mike are having a lot of fun together since they first met 11 years ago and certainly during their Cayman wedding. Karen was working as a bartender and caught the attention of a guy who was home from university for the summer. At first both thought it was going to be a summer romance, which then turned into a long distance relationship and in 2007 Spike moved back home to the Cayman Islands.  Their our love and commitment to each other continued to grow stronger with each year passing. Two years ago Mike proposed on Monte Civetta on the top of Dolomites in Alleghe.

I asked KJ what her favourite part of her Cayman wedding day was and she replied: “We both really struggle to pinpoint a favourite part of our day everything was so special, from having my mom to be able to attend the wedding last minute and walk me down the aisle, to us tying an actual knot as a sign of our commitment to each other in front of all those we love and value so dearly to the amazing weather we got with those spectacular waves crashing in the background to the awesome party we had after its impossible to choose!” 

She continues:”We are so pleased we choose Melissa and her team to work with for both our engagement session and our wedding photos. She is kind and caring, willing with her time and advice. She offers a very tailored experience and built an excellent rapor with us to ensure she really knew us and knew how to capture us best in her work. On the day especially during the ceremony we loved how she was invisible, she captured amazing photographs without us every noticing her around.”  

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October 10, 2015

A Seven Mile Beach Wedding captured by Melissa Wolfe

Valerie and Clayton invited their close family to their nuptials on the shore of for their Seven Mile Beach Wedding. They chose the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman for their wedding ceremony.

We started of the photography session in the lobby of the hotel as we made our way to wedding gazebo set up on the beach. The set up was just gorgeous with as the sun was dipping in to the Caribbean Sea.

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venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

September 24, 2015

A Westin wedding and a Grand Old House Reception

Rosie & Will exchanged their vows with their toes deeply buried in the white sand of Seven Mile Beach at the Westin Grand Cayman Beach Resort. After the ceremony the whole wedding party took the festivities to their Grand Old House Reception where Rosie and Will partied the night away with family and friends.

wedding venue: The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort
eception: Grand Old House

September 17, 2015

A Grand Cayman Marriott Wedding photographed by Melissa Wolfe

The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort was the location for My Linh and Paolo’s wedding surrounded by their close family. My Linh looked stunning in her wedding gown perfect for a beach wedding. I especially love the vintage inspired hair wreath she is wearing. Being a true Italian with a smart Italian suit Paolo looked pretty debonair himself. Congratulations to the two of then on their Grand Cayman Marriott Wedding.

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venue: Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

September 01, 2015

The “lightbox magic” of an overcast sky…

It was an overcast day, as sometimes happens during Cayman’s rainy season (June 1st – November 30th).  It rained lightly before and after the ceremony for this Grand Old House Wedding.  Trying to describe overcast light with words is tough, but I am going to give it a try!

The beauty of Cayman’s overcast days is the even light created by white clouds.  Mother Nature provides a virtual soft box.  The warm sunlight becomes filtered and produces a natural studio with gentle light coming from all directions.  It bounces off the sea, the buildings and even the people around.  Light is everywhere.

Chantelle & Sean selected the historic plantation home Grand Old House in Grand Cayman to share their vows and commitment to each other.  They invited their closest family and friends, who all enjoyed how special and memorable a Cayman Islands wedding can be.  The Grand Old House has plenty of covered areas in the event that it does rain too hard to be outside.  Thankfully, this was not the case.  The advantage to such a historic venue is the traditional architecture, which adds a lovely background of outdoor space.

It also helps to have a sunny disposition with creating wedding portraits.  From beginning to end, Chantelle & Sean lit up the Grand Old House.  Of course this made my job of capturing the magic a happy and sunny pleasure.  The other “light and sunny” part of their day was the enthusiasm and energetic participation of their wedding party.  No hurricane or threat could have dampened the spirits of a positive, supportive and outgoing group of friends/family.

The Great Ball of Fire finally did made an appearance at the end of the wedding shoot and sunglasses became necessary instead of the umbrellas.  That is one of the many great things about Cayman…. if you don’t like the weather, be patient with Mother Nature, as she always delivers.

venue: Grand Old House, Grand Cayman