Real Wedding- Sarah and Forest, Sugar Beach

Sarah and ForestWhat happens when you take two incredibly talented and creative people, surround them with 80 of their nearest and dearest on a deserted beach laden with objets d’art to recreate the look of a wedding using items from a trade ship run aground? This bit of loveliness….

Sarah is an actress on Broadway and screen and Forest is a carpenter (the type who can build the entire house himself).  They chose the secluded Sugar Beach for their wedding celebrations, which was a huge hit with all their guests, since they were far from the maddening crowds during the crazy Christmas/New Year’s holiday week.

The Bouquet Sarah’s bouquet featured white dendrobium orchids, yellow mokara orchids, succulents, yellow freesia and roses in yellow, orange and white.

Table DecorWe wanted to create a unique environment, transporting guests to an ambiance rather than a typical wedding setting. Using our ship theme, we used a plethora of items one might find on a merchant ship, sailing back from the Far Orient. Tables had reproductions of old maps as a centrepiece on which we layered antique silver pieces, beaded votive holders from India, Cuban cigar boxes and Morrocan lanterns. Flowers included a mix of freesia, roses, orchids and eucalyptus. Each table was named after a ship that reflected Sarah and Forest’s zest for life, adorned with the sailing ship from their invitations.

Table DecorationsAntique medicine bottles, found at a New York City flea market, were filled with sand to add a whimsical vintage touch.

Message in a Bottle Seating Cards

Escort cards were a thank you message in a bottle with each guest’s name and table assignment hand calligraphied.

Sand in a bottle

Lace Place SettingChargers were paper doilies on which we handstamped the couples’ names, date and their anchor logo. A craft paper tag with Buen Provecho (Good Appetite in Spanish) added a fun touch to the table setting.

Reception Area

Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Bride's SeatThe Bride and Groom’s chairs were adorned with handpainted wooden signs, again with their anchor logo, and bundles of sweet-smelling freesias.

Floral Arrangements

Hanging ParasolsDancing was on the outdoor patio, under a ceiling of twinkle lights and colourful Chinese parasols.

Ceremony DecorTableau of found objects was featured at the beginning of the ceremony aisle, featuring items like antique suitcases, Indian sari silk, a wooden ampersand, an old globe and parasols to shade the guests.

Dance, Eats Wooden directional signs added a fun touch.

The Programs

Programs, featuring the anchor logo, did double-duty as fans to help folks keep their cool in the tropical heat.

Ceremony SiteAn aisle of leaves, edged with colourful rose petals, was laid before the driftwood chuppah crafted by the groom, the talented carpenter, and even the podium was made from driftwood.

MusiciansLocal musicians serenaded the crowd with Latin music, bringing an authentic Tico touch to the ceremony.

I Do'sBeautiful ceremony in a gorgeous setting!

Party LightingThe dancefloor was packed all night – these folks PARTIED!!!!

The CakeDelicate sugar anemones added the perfect touch to the cake.

Flower Shot

Vintage Decor


Wish LanternsWish lanterns were lit and released just after sunset, the optimal time to get great photos of this lovely tradition.

Mr. and Mrs.Felicidades to Sarah and Forest! What a magical wedding it was!! And what a creative blast it was to dream and plan all the details with you – wish we could do it all again 😉

Massive thanks to Comfort Studio for shooting on behalf of A Brit & A Blonde!

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