It was Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 6:30pm on Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia. The sun was beginning to set and the golden hue over the ocean and driftwood along the beach was even more beautiful than you can imagine! It was a perfect elopement for Heather Laura Perkins and Bryan Charles Woeste as they stood together and professed their vows of love to each other.
Heather and Bryan are from Florence, Kentucky and drove 12 hours to get here for their elopement on Sunday. Heather was a beautiful bride in her white satin wedding gown with blue satin belting. The gown had a waist length bodice and strapless neckline. There was a swirl of the satin fabric along the front and side. She also wore a below the hip length white tulle veil with tiny pearls scattered as adornment. She carried a bouquet of white roses, lilies, and blue hydrangeas with stems wrapped in white satin.
Her groom, Bryan, wore a dark gray suit and a white rose boutonniere. When his bride, Heather, appeared before him to be married, he was in awe of her beauty and he told her how beautiful she was.
As I began their ceremony, I heard them whisper words of, “I love you, I love you, I love you” and “you are beautiful”. It was as though no one else in the world existed but the two of them.
The wedding vows were spoken, the rings were exchanged, and I pronounced them husband and wife together. As they kissed, the tide rolled in and we scurried for dry land and more photography.
The romance and intimacy of a small elopement or wedding is priceless!
For your own romantic and intimate elopement, please visit my website at http://www.stsimonselopement.com. Thank you to Luke Smith and Stephanie Page of Lone Pine Photography and to Linda Stewart of The Flower Basket.