If the dramatic view from Kimmi and Chad’s ceremony isn’t enough to make you swoon, take a gander at the bride’s drop dead gorgeous red wedding dress custom made at Neiman Marcus. With just a few close friends and family in attendance, this stunning destination wedding in St. Lucia from photographer Justin Mein of C&I Studios is downright breathtaking from every angle.
The Couple: Kimmi and Chad
The Wedding: 9.27.2013 – Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
The Vision: Chad and I wanted an intimate setting and to share this moment with only our closest friends. We wanted the wedding to encapsulate who we are, to have a place of pureness to share the vows we had written to each other, and to be able to spend time with each and every person that flew out to share this day with us. We actually planned the wedding in an hour when we landed in St. Lucia the night before the wedding. We wanted to capture the untouched beauty of nature with a breathtaking backdrop of the great outdoors and blend it with elegance to truly create photographic art. The day was about us and we followed our hearts.
The Look: My style inspiration came from Elie Saab. They are just classic, timeless gowns.
The Dress: When my mother got married, she wore a long sleeve red wedding dress carrying white flowers and in our culture a red wedding dress symbolizes good luck. I wanted to continue that tradition in the family. I searched everywhere for the perfect red dress and in the end I decided to get it custom made. I wanted the dress to have movement and to flow when I walked.
The Advice: Don’t have the perfect wedding, have a meaningful and memorable wedding.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Justin Mein of C&I Studios, with second shooter Sarah Culver
Event Planner: Jade Mountain
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Jade Mountain
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Catering & Cake: Jade Mountain
Florist: Jade Mountain
Wedding Dress: Maria Feito of the alterations and design department at Neiman Marcus, Boca Raton
Bridal Shoes: Chanel
Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Hugo Boss and Christian Louboutin
Hair Stylist: Jade Mountain
Favors: West Elm
Thank you Kimmi and Chad for sharing your absolutely stunning wedding day with us!
Looking for more incredible red wedding dresses? Check out bride Sage’s red hot lace number in her gorgeous bridal style feature!