St. Lucia is one of the most magnificent destinations in the world, so it’s no wonder and Tracy and John decided to escape to the island to say “I do.” Their St. Lucia elopement at Jade Mountain was designed to highlight the contrast between the organic nature of Soufriere and beautifully luxe wedding details. Photographer Matt Lien captured the effortlessness of the day, including the couple’s intimate vow exchange inside 18th century remains of a nearby plantation and their sunset dinner on the shore.
Tracy and John
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
While we eventually had a more traditional wedding stateside, we decided to elope to celebrate our love in a more intimate setting. I love contrasts and wanted something beautiful, luxurious, but at the same time simple and rustic. Jade Mountain and the surrounding town of Soufriere certainly fit my vision. And no wedding would be complete without an amazing photographer to capture all our moments. We were so fortunate to find Matt Lien and that he had these few days free in an otherwise packed year. As they say, the stars aligned.
As I mentioned above, I love contrasts and wanted something beautiful, luxurious, but at the same time simple and rustic. Jade Mountain and the surrounding town of Soufriere fit my vision. We were able to enjoy the luxuries of a private in-room infinity pool, butler, insane architecture and James Beard restaurant (we love good food!), but at the same time our room had a natural vibe as it was open to the elements (no air conditioning, plenty of birds). And in beautiful contrast surrounding the resort itself were the enchanting ruins of Anse Mamin (an old sugar plantation) and the colorful town of Soufriere.
Our photographers were amazing! The pictures speak for themselves. We actually saw some of Matt’s photographs on Junebug and he was top of our list for photographers. Since this was a last minute elopement, he was pretty much booked up except for the few days we requested — so we knew it was meant to be. We loved working with Matt because he was so easy-going and was open to non-traditional shooting locations, but was professional, understood our vision, and captured our vibe perfectly. We look back at these photographs, smile and say “wow” thats us, what a magical time. Actually, everyone we know who has seen these pictures, has said “wow, that looks amazing!”
Our favorite moment happened the following day in Soufriere when many people called “congratulations” as we walked around. Two men even wanted a picture! When we returned to the hotel one of the staff members told us he had seen us on Facebook as his friend was one of the men we took a picture with. Everyone’s happiness for us made the day even more special.
The Wedding Team: