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…..