Intimate, Simple, Relaxed, FUN!
Linton and Theresa
I am dreaming of the sea today thanks to Linton and Theresa’s stunning Bermuda wedding held on the 4th August 2019 at The Reefs Bermuda. Their whole day was about having fun, with a great party and in relaxed intimate style. It really is a showcase of how to have a smooth wedding planning process and a very romantic and scenic celebration.
They were married with the sea as their backdrop against a gorgeous flower arch, there were delicate pink flowers all round and stunning attire. The bridesmaids continued the pink scheme with floor length dresses with the groomsmen wearing cream suits and pink ties. Linton was really smart in a blue three piece suit and patterned tie, while Theresa looked beautiful in her lace gown with amazing train. Oh my!
Helen Abraham Photography thank you ever so much for sharing with us these incredible captures of a truly wonderful celebration.
The proposal happened in our home; no video no photos just he and I. It was a Monday, October 8th, 2018, to be exact. I decided to stay at home from work that day because I had a rough weekend and I needed the day to catch myself. Linton gave me a call and told me he would be staying at work a little later that day but to get ready because he wanted to take me to dinner. This didn’t seem at all unusual. As I was upstairs getting ready, I all of a sudden heard my favourite song (First Began-By PJ Morton) start to play through our sound bar that was downstairs in our living room. I was confused because as far as I knew, he was at work still and I was in the house alone. Immediately I got super nervous because I realized something about this moment was different. As I descended the stairs I saw candles on the floor in the shape of a T and as I came down a bit more, there Linton was on his knee with a bouquet of peach colored roses in one hand and a ring box in the other. He began to speak and to be honest, I don’t fully recall every word but I do remember that when he mentioned that he had gotten my mother’s blessing before she passed away months before in April I was a weeping mess. I also never felt more loved. I said YES!
Linton and I wanted our wedding to be FUN! We are fun people and we wanted our guests to also have a great time along with us. We wanted to be married here in Bermuda where we could see the water and we definitely wanted to have everything at one location.
Bride and Bridesmaids Hair : Florence Brown
Make Up: O’Faces Bermuda
Groom & Groomsmen Barbering: Ivorie Dwayne West of Luxury Cuts Bermuda
The Planning Process
The planning process was so easy, thanks to Kathleen Dodwell of Event Solutions Bermuda. I am a relaxed easy going person and her personality fit mine so well. Everything I wanted she was able to get for me with literally ZERO issues. She was open and easy to communicate with. Our meetings were thorough yet timely. Even on the day when there was a bit of an issue with an extra guest she handled it. She never once made me feel like she was not able to do her job. When it came to our wedding party, Linton and I were immediately sure of who we would have and our colour scheme was decided upon very early. Linton told me what the guys would wear and I told him my vision for the ladies. It was all quite smooth and in my opinion executed perfectly.
Your Outfits & Accessories
Linton: Daniel George Custom Suits (Chicago, IL)
Theresa: Anya Bridal (Atlanta, GA) (Dress, & headband)
I won’t speak about the overall budget but I will say that my husband having an eye for photography decided that when it came to our wedding photos he was going to spare no expense. I was very keen about the food, and music and Linton was taking no shortcuts on the photography. When my husband saw Helen Abraham’s website he was sold. May I add that Helen was the best choice we could’ve made! Every time I look at our pictures I am transported back to that day. All that to say, don’t skimp on the photography! You get what you PAY for!
Macy’s Men’s Wear
Ties from Men’s Warehouse
The Reefs Resort & Club, Bermuda
The Readings & Music
1st Corinthians 13:4-8
DJ All Star
Sugar Rush Cakes
The Details & Décor
We took a week-long cruise together.
Honestly our entire wedding day was pretty perfect. When we look back on it we have no regrets. The food was great, the location was great, the flowers and décor were perfect. Our wedding party looked amazing! The music was exactly what we asked for! We had a PARTY and our photographer captured it ALL!
Advice For Other Couples
Do your wedding YOUR way! Your wedding is for you first! You want to look back on it fondly. You want to enjoy it while its happening. Make sure that you get a planner to take some of the pressure off of yourself. Make sure that your wedding party is SUPPORTIVE! Choose people that are willing to stand in the gap for you when need be. Choose people who are able to financially commit to you during this time. My wedding party was all of those things and MORE! It made the biggest difference. Lastly, again, DON’T skimp on the photography!
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Helen Abraham Photography
Bermuda Event Solutions
Sugar Rush Cakes
The Reefs Bermuda
What a location, what a party!
Thanks so very much Linton and Theresa for sharing with us your fantastic wedding story, oh so pretty! xo Lou