Not wanting to leave their destination wedding to chance, Thy and Ben personalized their St. Lucia wedding with DIY elements handcrafted by friends and family. The tropical wedding began with an emotional ceremony at Tamarind House before the newlyweds headed off into the beautiful Soufriere with Nordica Photography for an incredibly romantic photo shoot.
Thy and Ben
Tamarind House, Soufriere, St. Lucia
We wanted everything to reflect our tastes and only our tastes so we made all of the decor ourselves with help from friends and family in New York and at the venue in St. Lucia. The venue was basically a beautiful blank canvas with an amazing backdrop of St. Lucia’s Pitons. We wanted subtle pastel accent decor to compliment the white floorboards and decking of this amazing villa.
Since we are based in New York with family and friends from all over the world, we decided that a wedding holiday would be so much more fun. When we started planning our wedding, our requirements were pretty simple — to have an awesome party in an amazing location. We chose St. Lucia in the Caribbean for the stunning scenery and laid-back vibe. Forty of our nearest and dearest were able to join us from as far as Alaska, England, Ethiopia and Australia for our wedding in a private villa. Our wedding had a huge DIY element to it, we brought all our decorations in our luggage and created our own photo-booth set up. This gave the venue the exact aesthetic that we were looking for and it was great to have our personal touch all over the villa. The view from the villa was otherworldly and made the perfect backdrop. Our wedding was more fun than we could have ever anticipated.
Having the villa to ourselves, guests jumping in the infinity pool while others danced on the deck above, the amazing local St. Lucian staff that we hired to DJ and cater the event, bad karaoke, great food and drinks and some of the most amazing photos to remember it all by.
The Couple Recommends:
We were really lucky to have Jakob from Nordica photograph our wedding. Photography is very important to us and we could not have asked for better results. Nordica were very professional and easy to work with and it was a pleasure to have Jakob with us. He did an amazing job of capturing the gorgeous scenery and the moments that really mattered. We have so many beautiful photos to remind us of our best time ever and the stunning setting in which it happened.
It was also a pleasure working with the local St. Lucian vendors who were so much fun. Everyone was amazing.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Nordica Photography
Ceremony Venue – Tamarind House
Reception Venue – Bananaquit House
Floral Design – TLC Events
Catering – Jacques Waterfront Dining
DJ – Soul O Bliss Entertainment
Wedding Dress – Ivy & Aster
Groom’s Apparel – J.Crew
Rings – Sarah Perlis, Bario Neal
A special thanks to Thy and Ben for sharing their DIY St. Lucia wedding with Junebug! For more destination wedding inspiration from Nordica Photography, check out Antonella and David’s elegant Tuscan wedding at the beach.