It’s day two of our “day after” wedding shoot on Grand Cayman and today our darling bride and groom models get wet! Cristin and Dave braved the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and swam with the stingrays, wedding dress and all! They were such amazing and willing participants and the stingrays were hamming it up for the cameras too! Trash the dress takes on a whole new meaning when wild animals are involved! But these unusual creatures quickly became more like pets (they meet several thousand people a week so they are quite tame). And don’t worry, no people or rays were harmed during our shoot!
To start, we dropped anchor on the Cayman Elusion out in the ocean off the coast of Grand Cayman. Then our beautiful couple took the plunge, literally, right into the breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean waters. The talented and thrill-seeking photographer, Laura Grier from Beautiful Day Photography captured it all sitting on a Sea-Doo in the choppy waters nearby.Once Dave and Cristin “trashed” their couture, we took a quick ride over to Stingray City, a sandbar in the Cayman Islands where stingrays and tourists alike congregate and mingle. But brides and grooms? Now this isn’t something we see everyday! Both bride and groom were very, very brave for this shoot!Our photographers jumped right in with the rays, some with underwater video equipment (videos to come later) and otherwise, their wedding cameras were just above water as they hoped not to get them wet! Well, the rays got a little playful and a splash or two made it onto a lens, but otherwise all parties were a-okay by the end of the shoot!The rays are so accustomed to people, you can even feed them and give them a little kiss. Though at times they looked like something from another planet, they acted like they were part of this new family. Talk about a photo to hang up back at home!What do you think? Would you dare something only thrill seekers do for your trash the dress session? Just remember, we took every safety precaution; if you decide to get a bit adventurous with a trash the dress session, be sure to be safe first and foremost!An enormous thank you to Danielle Cococcia of Crystal Blue Weddings for putting together an amazing dream team for a fantastic day out at sea! And to everyone who made this shoot possible…if you’re headed to Grand Cayman, these talented folks are people you should certainly call on!
Cayman Islands Weddings: Crystal Blue Weddings
Photography: Beautiful Day Photography
Wedding Dress: Kirstie Kelly Collection
Just Married Sign: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Hair: Kelly Massias
Makeup: Cristin Alexander
Female Model: Cristin Alexander
Male Model: Dave Connolly
Hair Pin: Maria Elena Headpieces
Crystal Blue Weddings, Beautiful Day Photography, and Laura Hooper Calligraphy are vetted and highly recommended advertisers of Jet Fete and/or The Bridal Bar.