Alyssa and Brian knew as soon as he popped the question that they wanted to have a destination wedding in St. Thomas. They've been on vacation a hand full of times there and couldn't envision walking down the aisle without the ocean behind them. Alyssa also knew that she wanted to do a tropical trash the dress, so it all made sense.

They gathered their closest friends and family at the gorgeous Villa Serenita and said I do. Their wedding was absolutely stunning. You could tell all the thoughtful details that went into the planning because it was perfect. From the beginning of the day getting ready, to the end of last song, it was one of the most fun weddings I've ever been to.

What I loved most about their wedding was that it was theirs. They took others opinions into consideration, but ultimately did what they felt was right. It was their wedding, and they truly did an amazing job remaining it that way. This is something I feel strongly that every couple should remember when in the process of planning their one and only day.

Oh, I forgot to mention. I was a bridesmaid in the wedding, so I got to have a few cocktails and dance the night away. But I got lucky, I got to capture her trash the dress session.

Trash the dress

A few days after basking in the sun, we drove down to the beach to do a trash the dress session. This trash the dress was extraordinarily special because Alyssa used her moms wedding dress from decades ago. The simplicity of the dress and the flow of the bottom made it the perfect one to run into the ocean and have a make out session with Brian in. We ran down the ocean, ran in the ocean, played in the sand and finally Alyssa went and jumped off the dock. We had such a blast and made me newly obsessed with these types of shoots, especially ones in foreign places. As a result, I will travel to wherever your heart desires with you!

Kelsey Converse Photography adventure elopement photographer

Hey, I'm Kelsey!

A New Hampshire based adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer for the adventurous souls. I travel throughout New England and worldwide, empowering you to create the most beautiful, adventurous day and give you the memories you'll be able to look back on for all the years to come.


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