Marcela and Caleb are a fun loving, laid back couple who I had the pleasure of getting to know during their engagement shoot in Brooklyn early last fall. I was beyond psyched to hop on a plane, and travel to St. Lucia to document their intimate celebration with their family. It was my first time to this lush, sensuous island and Jalousie Plantation was a perfect introduction. The location was full of history, nature, and stylish luxury. Marcela was kind enough to lend her story, so I'll let her take it from here. You can see more images in the gallery here.
I asked Marcela how she and Caleb chose St. Lucia, and the Jalousie Plantation.
She said, "I love the mountains but hate the cold weather and I always tell Caleb that I want to move to place that has warm mountains. For our wedding, Caleb found me some warm mountains in St Lucia and and found Jalousie in between the two Pitons. It was the perfect location for our wedding, sun and beach between the most beautiful Piton Mountains!"
"All morning long I had hoped that the rain would stop and that the sun would come out. As I walked down the aisle with my parents towards Caleb the clouds opened up and gave way to the sun and at that moment everything was perfect."
"The most important part of the wedding day was the reception - our families had never really been around each other so we were nervous to see how we all interact together especially since we had such a small wedding. It was amazing how we all came together despite the language and cultural barrier. We could not have asked for a better day. "
Photography: Lindsay Hite / Readyluck
Flowers, Planning, and Location: Jalousie Plantation