Any opportunity that arises to set foot on Parrot Cay is a welcome one. It had been nearly a year since my last visit, a location scout for Self Magazine. We boarded the boat at noon and upon arrival to the island immediately got to work constructing a driftwood chuppah for the ceremony on the beach. Just in time for the island drum band to set-up, the structure and it's fragrant adornment was complete; white confederate jasmine vines meandered their way up each post, large white orchids potted in moss nestled in each empty nook, and hundreds of single stem cymbidium orchids dotted the wildly organic and wonderful structure.
While my assistant packed up, I quickly rushed over to see what Environmental Arts and wedding planners Nicole and Linda from Hopple Popple, had been hard at work on. The reception looked flawless; driftwood took center stage on each table, the worn and sun bleached greys were balanced beautifully with floral arrangements of white blooms, pale pink peonies, and delicate splashes of green and coral colored buds. Fabric lanterns hung in clusters from the timber roof, dark espresso chivari chairs, and embroidered tablecloths added elegance to the simplicity of the space. After these few quick snapshots on my phone, we rushed down the beach, and loaded our gear onboard Beluga. Our dear friend Captain Tim had come to our rescue as we had missed our 5pm boat while applying the finishing touches. Just as the guests began to arrive we were sailing off into the sunset. A great way to end the day.