An Iridescent Caribbean Wedding Inspired by Prisms


Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

It was an iridescent bridal skirt covered in delicate mirrored sequins that started it all! Emma + Rob wanted their Caribbean wedding to be laid-back, beautiful and full of unique and memorable details. They absolutely pulled off that vision with the help of The Prism House! Who better to plan a “prismatic” wedding as they described it?? They all headed down to RhumbLines in St. John- U.S. Virgin Islands with crystals, pampas grass, and beachy vibes in hand! E shares more about their vision:

Our inspiration was a beachy boho vibe with an edge. We wanted something dreamy, colorful, and magical, and we got it alllll. We were fortunate enough to work with The Prism House who really understood our vision. They knew we weren’t looking to do what was simply “on trend” at the time. We wanted the design to feel fresh and moody with an insanely beautiful color palette. Every detail truly represented us as a couple and it’s something our guests remind us of to this day.

Lindsay Vann Photography was there to capture some seriously dreamy images! Let’s go!

All in the Details

beach inspired invitation
E + R brought the prism theme into every detail of the day- even down to these stunning Lulu and Roo invitations featuring a hint of sparkle that matches E’s bridal skirt.

welcome basket
A perfect idea for a destination wedding? Welcoming your guests with gift baskets ensures they get a taste of the local culture upon arrival. From The Prism House:

We curated and designed every element of the wedding week with elaborate welcome bags featuring rum cocktails, iridescent hangover kits, snacks, maps, and more.

floral robes
E and her girls looked like bronze beach goddesses thanks to hair and makeup by Sugar and Spice Salon Spa.

Seaside Ceremony

triangle backdrop
The ultimate in Caribbean wedding flair! The Prism House designed all of the flowers for the day, and even built this custom geometric ceremony backdrop featuring iridescent glass panes. Add some pampas grass, baskets of phalaenopsis orchids and bamboo seating and you’ve got the ultimate beachside bash!

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Saying our own vows to each other at the ceremony will forever be my favorite thing about this day.

gray bridesmaids

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: “All of Me” acoustic violin & guitar by John Legend

Recessional: “Let Me Love You” acoustic violin and guitar Justin Bieber

First Dance: “You & I” by John Legend

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

The Newlyweds

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

This setup is TOO DREAMY!!

gray bridesmaids
E’s bridesmaids looked gorgeous in soft grey gowns paired with fluffy bouquets of pampas grass. You know we’re suckers for some pampas grass!!

pampas grass bouquets

floral tie groomsmen
The gents were the perfect mashup of classic and laid-back with their floral ties and smoking slippers.

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

Caribbean Wedding Style

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding
Who wouldn’t go ga-ga over E’s incredible Chosen by One Day bridal skirt?! Total boho bridal perfection! She shares:

I have always wanted a non-traditional wedding look while still keeping it elegant. I felt there are no rules to follow for a destination wedding which is why I had so much fun creating this look. The skirt is made by chosen by one day bridal and was purchased at Lovely Bride in NYC. I designed the top myself and had my seamstress make it. She even added beading from the skirt to tie it all together. It was more than I could have dreamt up for a wedding day look.

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding
You could never imagine by looking at these pictures, but E + R wed in St. John right after two devastating Category Five hurricanes, Irma and Maria, ripped through the area. One thing the The Prism House described and we absolutely love it, is that E + R’s wedding shows the resilience of the St. John area and community.

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding
Want to steal E’s look? We’ve gathered up some sparkly inspiration below!

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Don’t be afraid to get creative. This day is yours!

Bungalow-Style Reception

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding
A beach house paradise! E + R took laid back beach party to a whole new level with lots of cozy seating, open-air dining, hanging flower clouds and of course, traditional Caribbean food and music.

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding
They continued their prism theme into the reception by incorporating iridescent glassware and dinnerware. We love that hint of color and how they pulled that into the soft pastel flowers as well!

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

wedding signage

orchid wedding cake
Dreamy orchids draped over the cake and dessert table to create a muted tropical oasis. Autumn Nomad provided all of the confections for the reception.

orchid wedding cake

Prismatic Caribbean WeddingDreaming of your own Caribbean wedding day, but worried about the current state of things? Check out our feature showing how You Can Still Get Married Abroad!

Prismatic Caribbean Wedding

Sparkling and spectacular!! Congratulations Emma + Rob! Your Caribbean wedding day has us dreaming of the ocean breeze! The GWS team is wishing you both the very best!

See the day in action with this dreamy video captured by Ryan Denning!

photography: Lindsay Vann // venue name: RhumbLines, St. John, US Virgin Islands, USA // event design: The Prism House // planning: The Prism House // florals: The Prism House // wedding dress: Chosen by Oneday // hair stylist: Sugar and Spice Salon Spa // makeup artist: Sugar and Spice Salon Spa // videography: Ryan Denning // paper goods: Lulu and Roo // calligraphy: Lulu and Roo // catering: RhumbLines // cake: Autumn Nomad // desserts: Autumn Nomad

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