Francesca + Gordon | Harbour Island, Bahamas
When I flip through these pictures so many emotions bubble up. Frankie and GA aren't just a bride and a groom to me. They are dear friends who have been supportive of me creatively, emotionally, and personally for the past three years, but it will always feel like they have been a part of my life far longer. Their relationship gives me goosebumps when I see how they interact with each other, how they talk about one another and how they casually hang out on the couch, legs entangled having two different conversations at once. I've seen the light hearted silliness of their relationship and the real not-so-happy-with-one-another moments. They are each other's adventure and for their wedding day they invited their favorite people to share in that adventure. Every single moment of their wedding weekend was intimate from the tiny airplane ride over to the island, to the morning after when most wedding guests spent their last few island time moments soaking in the salty ocean and huddled around the bar ordering mojitos and Bahamian beer.
For their flowers I didn't want to do anything overtly tropical since the surroundings were lush with tropical greens of every shape and size. Instead, we wanted to play with texture to compliment the unpolished nature of the island. We pulled in bundles of blushing bride protea to hint at the pink sands that sprinkle the shoreline, baby pineapples to pay homage to Bahamian culture, and navy centered anemones for the beautiful blue waters that surrounded us.
It was the best weekend spent celebrating two people helplessly in love. Every moment of that weekend holds a special place in my heart and in case you were wondering whether this is just another mooshy blog post about another couple - I'll leave you with this. After being together for nine years and going through their first major conflict as a married couple, Frankie told GA mid-argument, "I don't think you realize how obsessed I am with you". In the end, that is really all any of us really need and search for. Someone who makes your blood boil but leaves you hopelessly in love and fighting for each other, keeping the adventure alive.