REAL WEDDINGS: KELLY + MATTHEW
by / Tuesday, 01 December 2015 / Published in Blog, Weddings

Kelly and Matthew’s love story began in a bowling alley where two co-workers became the best of friends and fell in love. The couple from Bristol, England had a romantic Christmas Day engagement after seven years together. They promptly began planning their wedding, checking items off their to-do list a month at a time. A year later, they marched happily toward their wedding day.

With a small but diverse guest list to cater to, they were pleased to find that Coconut Bay was a popular choice for destination weddings and their mind was made. Thanks to the resort’s diverse range of amenities, everyone from the bride and groom to their youngest guests found something they could enjoy in St. Lucia.

A Classic Style that’s Pretty in Pink

Kelly and Matthew put their own personal touch on their beachside wedding with a timeless palette of ivory and pale pink. The couple’s colours were evident in everything from the sweet pink dresses on the bridesmaids and flower girl to the delicate pink accents on the cake. The stunning gazebo location provided picture perfect memories and just enough space for a wedding of about 20 guests to gather comfortably.

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Keeping with her classic style, the bride carefully selected something old, new, borrowed, and blue for her walk down the aisle. Kelly borrowed a charm of her Nan and Paps from their wedding day, donned her sparkling dress as something new, accented the look with old diamond earrings, and added a sweet blue heart to the nail on her wedding finger.

Their favourite part of the day, however, wasn’t the decorations or even the salty sea breeze as they said their vows. The couple happily reported their most cherished moment was walking back up the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. Sach.

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Custom Touches from Head to Toe

Working closely with Barbara, their wedding coordinator, Kelly and Matthew were able to add their own custom touches to the Diamond Package for a day that was truly their own. The wedding favours included personalized heart sweets, scratch cards, and Yankee candles; also, the cake topper featured a charming representation of the couple. Even the men’s shoes had a personal touch as the groom, best man, and usher wore sandals with the wedding date on them.

The couple was able to streamline some of the wedding prep by choosing their favourite vows from a list provided. However, the music offered something all their own, with a special song included for their first dance.

Kelly and Matthew happily report that their meal was one of the highlights of the wedding day, saying that the “food was wonderful,” and the guests “said it was the best cake they had ever had.” Couples who select the Diamond Package like Kelly and Matthew receive a two tier wedding cake, three course private dinner reception, and standard bar. This was the perfect fit for their group of 20, treating everyone to an elegant dinner after the intimate wedding ceremony.

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Exciting Excursions Beyond the Big Day

Having chosen their destination for its wealth of activities, the couple happily found that Coconut Bay and St. Lucia offered plenty entertainment options for every guest who came to the destination. The wedding party and guests were able to continue the fun together with a Virgin Ahoy trip to the Pitons, which the couple reported “was a great day out.”

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Stunning Style for a Beachside Beauty

Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander sweetheart gown with sparkle added

Groom’s Attire: Linen trousers and shirt with pale pink tie and waistcoat

Shoes: Sandals

Jewellery: Charm bracelet and diamond earrings

Wedding Coordinator: Barbara

Weddings at Coconut Bay hold a very special place in our hearts as each one is unique and very special. If you’re looking for a beautiful destination for your wedding escape, Coconut Bay can offer everything you need for an unforgettable day. A Diamond Package, like the one Matthew and Kelly had, includes everything from the oceanfront gazebo to a decorated reception with floral centrepieces and a DJ. Turndown service and sparkling wine make the wedding night extra special, while a $150 spa credit and private half-day island tour for two provide new memories throughout your stay. Start planning your special day in St. Lucia with Coconut Bay now.

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