Aleksei & Katherine :: Married, Grand Cayman Island Destination Wedding

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To say Aleksei & Katherine’s Destination Wedding week was a blast would be an understatement!  I met Katherine while she was still living in San Francisco after she saw photos I did online from her friend’s wedding.  We met in person, it was love-at-first-site and she asked if I would fly to Grand Cayman Island and photograph her wedding day, “um, YEAH!!”  Well, the day finally came where we flew to the beautiful Grand Cayman Island and WOW oh WOW!  The whitest sands we’ve ever seen and the clearest water we’ve ever swam in.  If it wasn’t for our kiddos at home with Grandma we might not have ever gone home!  The day after we arrived we met most of their family and friends for their Boat Day.  The day started with some snorkeling amongst the gorgeous reef and tropical fish.  Then we moved to a sand bar in the middle of the Ocean where stingrays come to hang out, eat out of tourists hands and crash into legs of the un-expecting!  After hanging out with the stingrays and just lounging in the waist deep water we moved over to Starfish Beach where you can see Starfish hanging out in the shallow sand before they move to deeper water to find food.

Their wedding day was just as amazing.  Despite the weather calling for rain and thunder storms, we were hopeful for nice weather, and that we got!  Not even a drop of rain, and we had the perfect sky with gorgeous puffy clouds.  We really couldn’t have asked for better weather!  Katherine got ready at the Marriott Grand Cayman with all of her girls and it was the perfect setting for the beginning of the day!  Aleksei and Katherine decided to do a First Look and I was so excited they did because I had scouted THEE PERFECT spot, a dock not too far from the hotel.  It was a very hot and muggy day, according to locals it was the hottest day they’ve had all year, go figure, right?!  So we made our time very efficient and as quick as we could outside so we could all get back into the air conditioned limos.

They chose The Wharf Restaurant to have their Ceremony and Reception, and as soon as we walked in we could see why they chose it.  The Ceremony was on the white sand beach just outside of the restaurant, and the Reception was on their deck right at the water’s edge.  It was really the perfect setting, and according to their coordinator, Solange of Celebrations it’s really one of the best wedding venues in the Cayman Islands.

Their wedding day was filled with so much fun, laughter, tears and then more FUN at the Reception.  We stayed until the end of the night for a surprise Fireworks display over the water and then a sparkler exit (talk about a GRAND exit with fireworks and sparklers?!).  Yes, their wedding was epic!

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June 5, 2015 - 5:59 am

Courtney stunning! Congratulations

June 5, 2015 - 6:03 am

Domina Kat- these are so amazing!! You are such a beautiful bride, person, soul and these pictures DO you justice!!! Your photographer is amazing!

June 5, 2015 - 7:05 am

Rob These are incredible. Can’t believe she managed to make Alek look so classy. CONGRATS!

June 5, 2015 - 7:47 am

Sadie Gorgeous! Totally perfect 🙂

June 5, 2015 - 9:32 am

Jenna Wooooowwwww!!!! No words. These pictures are unreal and capture everything about this incredible wedding!!!!

June 5, 2015 - 9:55 am

Diane Cikanovich The pictures are gorgeous, but the subjects certainly helped, although you really captured the joy we all experienced during wedding week in the Cayman’s.

June 5, 2015 - 10:37 am

Kasey Baldwin You captured all the beauty of the weekend. Pics truly brought me back. Such a beautiful wedding, so many beautiful memories! Thank you!

June 5, 2015 - 10:53 am

Isabel These are so awesome!!! What beautiful memories you captured for this couple. Great work, Jackie!

June 5, 2015 - 11:39 am

alla leuice i liked her style, the way she worked and how lovely and friendly both jackie and her husband were. i had NO idea what beautiuful photos were going to turn out. the pictures are magnificent – so happy to be there and witness the great event in person. perfection

June 5, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Chris the MC The pictures are gorgeous. Almost as gorgeous as the bride. Fantastic job Jackie.

June 5, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Margot Fulmer These pictures are so amazing. I got choked up and teary looking at them. Well done, Kat, for all your selections.

June 5, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Kenzie Gorgeous photos! Such beautiful keepsakes for a gorgeous couple. Congratulations Katherine. I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

June 5, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Alena Amazing!!! The pictures truly capture how much fun the wedding was.

June 5, 2015 - 4:43 pm

Lacey Always outdoing yourself Jackie!!

June 5, 2015 - 8:10 pm

Marissa These photos are amazing! Katherine- seriously you are a stunner. Absolutely beautiful. Dance floor pics are great. Jackie- great job on not making us look as sweaty as we all were, magic. Love them all!

June 5, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Elaine Taylor Such a gorgeous bride and groom, captured beautifully!

June 6, 2015 - 9:35 am

Dionne Amazing! What beautiful photo’s!

June 6, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Rebecca So beautiful the wedding brought me to tears! And then I got to the dance party pics, and thought now THIS is how it should be! Beautiful pics, I hope you all had a marvelous time!!!

June 6, 2015 - 5:07 pm

Jackie This was by far the best wedding i have attended. And these photos capture the magic of the entire experience, Because it was indeed an experience. Epic wedding: accomplished.

Great job Jackie! Impressive.

February 11, 2017 - 3:25 pm

Lorraine DeMicco The gorgeous bride and her handsome husband captured beautifully
Congratulations on your fantastic wedding and the birth of your brand new baby boy.

October 13, 2015 - 4:51 am

SWEET DESTINATION WEDDING IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS BY CELEBRATIONS | Celebrations Ltd. […] We just LOVE these photos that Photographer Jacqueline captured from the adorable and fun wedding of Aleksei & Katherine. The talented Photographer even wrote a piece about the wedding, how she met the bride and her impressions of Grand Cayman – worth the read! Check it out below or visit the official post for the full album of photos from the wedding! […]

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