{destination wedding} ~ waverly & david ~ harbour island, bahamas

I know I’m breaking some sort of rule here, because when you find a place as special as Harbour Island, Bahamas, you’re not supposed to share it with others, you want to keep it to yourself. But Harbour Island did something to me. It’s not all that easy to get there. You have to fly a propeller plane from Miami to Eleuthera, Bahamas, then jump in a cab to the harbour and then travel the last bit by taxi boat.

As soon as I set foot on Harbour Island, Waverly came up and hugged me.

We had only talked once on the phone, and then just in a conference call with several others, so I didn’t know her and David at all. But as soon as we arrived, all that changed. Waverly and David made sure we were part of their family and friends, invited us to their dinner parties and treated us like guests. Maybe it’s a Texan thing, Waverly and David live in Dallas. I don’t think I’ve heard people say “y’all” that much in my entire life.

“Y’all are family now”.

“Y’all call us when you’re in Dallas. Don’t you dare not to”.

“Y’all having a good time? Let us know if you need anything”.

Add the perfect planning by Stefanie from Yifat Oren & Associates and the absolute bliss of Harbour Island to that and our five days there was some of the most fantastic in my career, if not my life.

Good times with beautiful, sweet, sweet people.

Be still my heart.


For the camera nerds. This wedding was shot on both digital and medium format film. The film was scanned and developed to perfection by Richard’s Photo Lab in Los Angeles.

Today’s wedding is also featured on Once Wed. Head over there for more details (here and here)

Planner: Stefanie Cove from Yifat Oren & Associates

Friday: Catering by Little Island Design
Saturday: St. John’s Anglican Church, Reverend Russell and Rev. Paul Rasmussen of Highland Park United Methodist Church – Dallas, Texas
Saturday: Hair and Make up: Karen Catalyn of the Island Spa
Saturday: Cocktail Musicians: Rocky and Ersly
DJ: Daddy D (Devon Sawyer)
Saturday: Florals – Little Island Design


Welcome Reception – The Dunmore
Brunch – The Landing
Wedding Reception – Pink Sands
Church – St. John’s Anglican Church
Bridal Breakfast – Ocean View Club



I am crazy about this wedding! Candy for the eyes and heart.
Well done, sir!

Splendid pictures! Well Done!

That looks like the most amazing wedding! You must be very proud with the justice you have clearly done it. The shots of the musicians are particularly special!

wow.. what an amazing wedding, and a beautiful record of the day!

good job

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beautiful color, sir!! awesome..well done..! :)

Bilderna med musiken=MAGISKT. Fan vad bra du är, blir så grymt imponerad!

I really enjoyed the Photos of Beach Breaks, they are awesome, thanks.

I once visited Harbour Islands. It is a great place for vacation. Thanks for the Photos.

Great photos! Why did some of the night shots come out with squiggly lines?

check this bossis

i just need to say love your website and work


Looking into a destination wedding at ideas

WOW!! what a beautiful example of how a destination wedding story should be told, amazing work Jonas! V.

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Congratulation Waverly & David and thanks for choosing to have your wedding in the Bahamas. Your pictures shows that you and your guest has a wonderful time on Harbour Island.

Thanks Jonas, for sharing this wedding with us…

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