Updated: Mar 20, 2019
EMMA AND DUSTIN
Caribbean Club Beach Wedding
Venue: Caribbean Club
Wedding Planner: Save the Date | Sarah Parker
Cake Maker: Luca
Officiant: Rev Forrester
Hair and Makeup: Jackie Soriano
Flowers: Flower Del
Decor: Save the Date
Tell us about you…
We have been dating for over eight and a half years before tying the knot. We have grown up and experienced so much together. We graduated college, started careers, traveled, got a dog, moved into a house and have been blessed to be able to do it with one another.
How did you choose the Cayman Islands
Emma grew up coming to the Cayman Islands with her family. Ever since she was a little girl, she said she would get married on the beach there one day.
How would you describe your overall wedding experience?
It was truly blissful and a dream come true. Everything went exactly how we were hoping and we now have some of the happiest memories to last us a lifetime.
Tell me about your dress. Where did you find it, how did you choose it, how did you know it was the one?
It was the first dress I tried on at the first place I looked. I had the most amazing consultant, Paul, who understood my style and picked the perfect match. It came down to two finalist
How did you choose the groom’s outfit?
We chose to have a custom suit made. We were looking for a lighter gray suit and could not find anything we liked off the rack. Getting a custom suit allowed us to have control over the color, the fit and the style.
Joseph Abboud Custom
How did you two meet?
We met in college. We were in the same apartment building only on different floors. Dustin had a group of friends that lived up one story and over from Emma’s apartment. One Saturday morning she was bringing in her groceries and noticed a group of guys partying on her neighbors balcony. There was one guy that caught her attention so she made extra effort to make sure their paths would cross. Dustin soon approached her and asked if she wanted to join him and his friends and party. Without hesitation she joined them and the rest is history.
How did he pop the question?
Emma’s parents had planned a trip down to Austin to spend the weekend doing wine tours and hanging out. The night before they arrived Dustin said he was going to have to work on Saturday and wouldn’t be able to join on the wine tours. Emma and her parents proceeded the next day on their wine stops. After a few glasses of wine, Emma admitted to her parents she thought Dustin was tricking her and was going to show and propose. At which time Emma’s mom quickly said, “well, I would have hoped he would have asked your father first.” (spoiler: he already had!) The trick worked and Emma and her parents continued on their tour to the next vineyard. After a few more glasses of wine, Emma’s parents insisted they tour the grounds. A little ways down the path, Dustin was waiting under a tree, playing their favorite song. Emma was in complete shock and surprise as she walked across the rose petals and Dustin got down on one knee.
How did you feel during your vows or just before you walked down the aisle?
Did you see each other before the wedding? If not, did you like waiting or would you have rather done it differently?
yes! First look shoot was the best idea!