Friday, October 2, 2009

Blog Post #2: Unexpected Guests!

This was submitted from a past client of mine, beautiful Amber, who was married at Lime Tree Beach. Her photographer, www.bludoorstudios.com, captured some amazing pictures!

Unexpected Guests!

One of the advantages of hosting a destination wedding is that the chances of having “wedding crashers” is unlikely right?

In the instance that you are thinking of these wedding crashers you are probably right.



As it turns out, on our wedding day in St. Thomas we had none of the above referenced “Wedding Crashers” however we still ended up with a few “unexpected guests”.

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine those moments as you are standing with your significant other saying your vows.

Tears of joy are being shed all around as your closest friends and family are watching the two of you become one. What a wonderful day!

What’s that you hear? Someone sobbing. Oh, no worries it is probably just Aunt Joyce overwhelmed with the emotions of the day. Yet it continues…..

You think to yourself “Wow, we aren’t as emotional as she is, something must be wrong with us”

Then out of the corner of your eye, you see something dart across the ground towards your bridesmaids while in the same moment your entire wedding party and all the guests scatter.

There are screams, tears, and laughter while everyone tries to regroup and figure out exactly what THAT is scampering across the ground?!?!?

Meanwhile, the locals are laughing hysterically at the scene that has just unfolded. To them the “unexpected guests” are merely a part of life on the island.



To you, they are the scariest looking iguanas you have ever seen who also appear to be on a mission. Of course they are, the locals say as they tell you it is iguana mating season in St. Thomas. Not only that, they are extremely attracted to toenail polish.

:Cue the horrified bride and bridesmaids here:




Yes, ladies and gentlemen this was the story of our wedding day. It is one we shall never forget. To this day (almost three years later) the story brings a smile to the face of everyone who was in attendance that day.

Surely, your wedding day in St. Thomas will be memorable in every way even if it does include a few “unexpected guests” along the way!

24 comments:

Miche said...

So fun! I want to do it all over again :)

melissa said...

I love it! Such a fun memory to have.

Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

I laughed hysterically at your story. And the look on your bridesmaid's faces is truly priceless. But everyone needs some excitement on their wedding day!

~Mrs. JMS~ said...

Priceless! These kind of moments make your day even more special. What an awesome memory!

LStewart said...

How funny! I'll remember to not polish my toe nails while in St. Thomas. I would seriously suffer cardiac arrest if one of those things ran across my feet.

Politisaur said...

Funny! At our wedding in Hawaii, we had a giant turtle show up on the beach, which we were told was good luck! Unfortunately, we also had a few beach goers show up in the background as well....

Jaime said...

what a funny story! I was not familiar with bludoorstudios until recently...when I met the owner at a local DFW mommies GTG :) small world! Her work is awesome...

T said...

Great story, nothing like it when it comes to bringing a smile to your face. To be honest, I would have been pretty terrified myself. ;)

Allison said...

Still sad I wasn't there but the video was priceless- should be sent to America's Funniest Home Videos- or YouTube!

emilylavinder said...

Ok, Ok, I'm the crazy bridesmaid that couldn't stop crying. It was terribly scary and no one else noticed for a very long time they were trying to attack us. I tried really hard not to make a scene, well; you see how that worked out. Luckily, the bride and groom forgave me.

Jillian said...

I'm gonna buy Sam a pet iguana just so you can relive this moment over and over and over and over!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, what a great memory, not many folk can have a wedding story like that! Love the faces on the bridesmaids!

Miche said...

Good call Jillian!

Monkeysonmyback said...

Absolutely hilarious! This will be remembered for years to come...

lesray515 said...

He's almost as cute as Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, but I think I would rather have them crash my wedding!

Lisa in Oz said...

OMG too funny! The looks on your bridesmaid's faces...just priceless!

Married2MrWright said...

Love it! What a great photo of your bridesmaids. The only unexpected guests we had during our DW in Kauai was just before it was time to "kiss the bride" we had "paparazzi"...two helicopter tours flew by our little patch on the beach that we had to wait for them to pass so we could hear the officiant. We ended up waving hello to them.

unc00ref said...

Hilarious! I've heard of them being attracted to polish! Yikes!

Ashley said...

Nothing like iguana lovin on your wedding day!

Rob said...

Eek! I love that the bridesmaids' expressions were captured on film :)

Meg said...

What a hoot!!

Mary said...

Expect the unexpected is my motto for weddings. That was so cute and funny. It is what made your wedding unique and memorable though.

The E Family said...

So funny! When we went to St. Thomas we had lots of run ins with them too. My husband loved them - I was terrified of them. That look on your bridesmaid's face is awesome.

jodi said...

Well that's unexpected, huh?! Love that you have photos to remember that moment...Poor Bridesmaids! Glad they can laugh about it now....Happy Marriage :)