An Unconventional Private Island Destination Wedding by Sara Kae Photography

When two Instagram influencers are engaged to tie the knot, you’re pretty much guaranteed a celebration filled with pretty details. While this duo were originally planning a destination wedding in South Africa, they didn’t let a global pandemic get in the way of exchanging vows. They simply pivoted and decided to have their dream wedding on Captiva Island. With only a month to plan, Chynna and Sterling called upon Wedding Hero  to bring their boho vision to life with florals from Tom Trovato Event Floral & Design LLC. The end result? Well, we’ll just let the photos from Sara Kae Photography do all the talking. Take a peek below!

From Sara Kae Photography…Chynna and Sterling, two Instagram influencers, met playing beach volleyball in Tampa and knew they had found “the one” in each other.  Unconventional is what they were from the start.  From a proposal without a ring, to planning a destination wedding in South Africa, Chynna and Sterling pushed the boundaries of traditional throughout their engagement.

 

Being engaged in a pandemic presented challenges in planning their dream wedding though.  After months of trying to plan and assure that their dream wedding would be a reality, they decided together that they didn’t want to wait any longer.  They sat down at the kitchen table, contacted the first private estate on Captiva Island that they found, and arranged to be married by the end of the month.

 

With only 4 weeks to plan, it was critical that they had the best vendors in their corner.  Wedding Hero, Jana Tobey, was ready for the challenge and helped to bring their new dream wedding to life. With a mixture of modern and bohemian being essential to bring their visions to life, emerald greens, golds, blacks and jewel tones design elements were carefully curated for the big day.

 

Ensuring everyone’s safety was top of mind.  With mandatory quarantining and COVID tests for all guests, creating an isolated safe area was the number one priority.

 

The unconventional theme continued on their beautiful day from hanging out all day before the wedding to a toast in the middle of their vows, they ensured that their personalities and principles were carried through every element of their special day.

 

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Ceremony Location: Sea Oats Luxury Estate / Caterer: Paper Fig and Bake’n Babes / Cake Designer: Sassy Cakes / Photographer: Sara Kae Photography / Event Planner: Wedding Hero / Floral Designer: Tom Trovato Event Floral & Design LLC / Equipment Rentals: Something Borrowed Decor Styling and Plithos Rentals / Event Designer: Exclusive Affair Party Rentals / Gown Designer: Rue De Seine / Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Shoes: Cole Haan / Apparel: Milano Exchange / Ring Designer: Westshore Diamond / Hair Stylist: Hair By Leesha Ann / Favors and Gifts: Ella Bing / Other: Illustrations by Carrie Lynn

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