22 August, 2017 ST CROIX LESBIAN WEDDING
Last month we jetted off to St. Croix for Kat & Paige’s brunch wedding on the beach, muddy jeep adventures that left us filthy, endless beverages, casino nights and hours of karaoke. Little did I know some flights would be cancelled, my 2nd photographer would have a severe allergic reaction causing her eyes to close shut, my luggage wouldn’t make it to the island until the day before I was supposed to leave…at that point we just had to have a mimosa and laugh. Sometimes things just don’t go as planned and you have to rally while going with the flow. Things worked out and this trip was incredible! I’m a sucker for an intimate wedding on a beach and this one did not disappoint.
How long have you been together?
Where do you two live? Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.
Lake Highlands in Dallas, TX. We spend a decent amount of time working… we are both career driven. We have 3 dogs who are quite needy and command a lot of our attention. And we love lazy nights cuddling with them!
What is the first thing you remember about the other when you first met? Where were you?
Kat: When I first met Paige, I was truly out of my element. Soccer is Paige’s talent, hobby and love. And I have no foot-eye coordination.
My first memory of Paige is her scoring off of some World Cup type move at indoor soccer. I vividly remember saying “what is this.. the damn World Cup!?”. It wasn’t long after that Paige asked me to have beers and we talked all night.
Paige: I saw her in line with the same color uniform as me and hoped she was on my team, because she was cute.
How did the proposal go down?
Check out details and photos from the proposal HERE.
Was there a memory from your wedding that sticks out more than others?
Our first look was such a memorable moment. Hearing the other without seeing them was the most nerve racking moment but so worth it.
What is one piece of advice that you would give to other couples planning their wedding?
Focus on the big items… don’t get caught up in the tiny details that cost too much money and are usually unnoticed.
At the reception, both of you take a step back away from everyone and take it all in. Feel the happiness and joy from everyone there. It’s a serene feeling you’ll never be able to replicate.
If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be?
We would have made sure the open bar was inside the reception area instead of being slightly separated.
Why did you choose the wedding venue/location you did?
It was the only all-inclusive resort on the island of St Croix. We knew families would be making the trek and wanted the most value for the guests.
Did you run into any issues with vendors who were not gay friendly?
Nope! We are blessed and had the pleasure of dealing with the extremely friendly folks in St Croix.
Top 3 things that make a marriage last?
Communication, intimacy and communication. We cannot stress communication enough! The feeling of 150% trust and comfort to discuss anything is unmatched.
What do you think makes it hard about planning a wedding without the support of your family?
Everything. We were fortunate to mostly have their support and it comes in handy! With a supportive family, you also have folks to chip in for all the time consuming but overlooked things… decor, logistics between parties, bartenders 🙂 and more!
Why’d you choose Steph to document your wedding day?
Here’s a better question: Why WOULDN’T we choose Steph?