Pilialoha Photography
Island Inspired Imagery
Bonaire16-469.jpg

Blog

Caroline + Matt's Wedding

It's safe to say that we were extremely excited for Caroline and Matt's big day, ever since we sat down many months ago to discuss details. Their engagement shoot was at the same location as their wedding and they were still in the planning stages of it all. Kicking off our summer season here on the island, Caroline and Matt's beach ceremony was everything we imagined, and more! With the turquoise-blue water as a backdrop to the altar, friends and family surrounding the newlyweds as they tied the knot, and a cookout, games, and camping on the beach to follow, this was definitely the most laid-back and lighthearted weddings we've been at. It all started in the early afternoon. Caroline in one room of the beach-side cabin, Matt in the other...

Getting Ready

Ceremony

Matt was blindfolded as Caroline met him from down the beach aisle. Here the tide crept along at their feet, bringing the spirit of the sea into the ceremony. Exchanging rings, giggles, and kisses (as well as a few other Irish traditions) made for multiple touching moments throughout, and as the sun began to dip in the sky, this couple's first moments as husband and wife began to unfold on the beach...

Reception

As the night went on, the grills were fired up and the yard games began! Cake was cut and shoved. Dancing broke out under twinkling lights strung between the trees. A bonfire crackled while s'mores roasted effortlessly. The magical night ended with everyone withdrawing to their tents beneath the myriad of twinkling stars!