harbour island, bahamas no.1

love surround me with all your reach
now while we’re here alone
now are bodies are ocean and beach
blessings of waves and stone

- ben taylor

I feel like I’ve been to the moon and back.  We eloped on the intimate Harbour Island – a very small Out Island in the Bahamas… complete with all the rustic charm frequently found with small island living. We stayed in the Cricket Pavilion on Hibiscus Hill…. designed & owned by India Hicks, the Pavilion was perfection.  Just steps from a beach of pink sand and an ocean of turquoise with gentle breezes – it was bliss at every turn.  Even an evening of heavy tropical rain was enjoyed on the porch, by candlelight, with a glass of wine and a little David Gray.

We married in a little pink church – the oldest in the islands – it was beyond words – beyond all expectations on every level.  My husband amazed me and I am forever grateful for what we experienced.  After a very intimate ceremony, he surprised me with an over-the-top dinner for two, back at the Pavilion.  Hundreds of white blooms and candles covered the home, inside and out… and a Bahamian band played as we dined by candlelight on the porch, complete with a British-trained private chef.  Just us.  I would not have wanted it any other way… those moments were ours, and ours alone… I wouldn’t trade any of them for a windfall.

I found it impossible to leave my camera in the bag – I so enjoyed shooting some of our details… more Harbour Island posts to follow.  We were blessed  to have Patrick & Rachel Moyer join us for a couple days – shooting some film & super 8.  I will share some of their work soon…..