I am beyond excited and proud to share images from Stephanie and Alan’s Jekyll Island Club Resort wedding. Martha Stewart Weddings published their special day, which took place in Jekyll Island, Georgia. The property’s Spanish moss-covered trees, the couple’s tiny dog, and their love-abundant celebration made this wedding hold a special place in my heart.

Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Welcome bag with popcorn, honey, canned wine, chapstick, sunscreen, and hairties. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Wedding Plan Compromises

Stephanie and Alan originally planned to wed in Cartagena, Colombia, this March but COVID caused Colombia to close their borders just a week prior. While they plan to host a reception there in 2021, they were eager to officially wed and start their family. Stephanie opted for a 21 person elopement at Jekyll Island Club Resort with an entirely al fresco celebration. Mid-June, I flew across the country stocked with my N95 mask, hand sanitizer, and endless Clorox wipes to document their intimate elopement.

Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Custom embroidered handkerchiefs for the bride's mother and father with a message from the bride. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Spanish moss hanging from trees. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Sparkly champagne toned bridal block heels from Badgley Mischka. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyCustom illustrated venue on wedding invitations with coral colored envelopes. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride's wedding rings in a velvet oval ring box on top of custom venue illustration wedding invitation. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride getting into her dress. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride putting on earrings. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride getting into her shoes. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband and all white rose bouquet with greenery. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband pouring champagne with bridesmaids in formal black gowns. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband pouring champagne with bridesmaids in formal black gowns. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

First Look, Portraits, and the Ketubah Signing

Stephanie and Alan had an emotional first look, during which they privately read vows to each other. It was so clear the love they share is strong and deep. I felt honored to have witnessed their vows while capturing their beautiful expressions. Once their vows were completed, we all explored the property for portraits before heading back inside for their ketubah signing.

Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband first look with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband first look with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband first look with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband private vow reading with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband private vow reading with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyPortrait of the bride and groom. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband private vow reading with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Portrait of the bride and groom. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Portrait of the bride and groom. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Portrait of the bride and groom. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Portrait of the bride and groom. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Portrait of the bride and groom. Wedding film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
If you’re unfamiliar with the ketubah, it’s a Jewish wedding contract that is read and signed by the couple and witnesses prior to the ceremony. The one for Stephanie and Alan’s wedding came from Israel and featured a beautiful blush tone.

Intimate ketubah signing with white yarmulke with a banana leaf embroidered. Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Pink ketubah with ivory floral laser cut overlay from Israel. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Intimate ketubah signing. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Intimate ketubah signing. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyIntimate ketubah signing. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony took place on a large lawn surrounded by bountiful foliage. With just 21 people total, the ceremony was intimate and reserved for the closest of friends and family who were able to attend. Those who couldn’t were able to watch the ceremony via live stream and will attend the larger reception next year.

Chuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ceremony favors for guests with white yarmulke with a banana leaf embroidered and custom acrylic drink coasters. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ceremony favors for guests with white yarmulke with a banana leaf embroidered and custom acrylic drink coasters. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyChuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Single violinist under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Chuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Micro wedding with 21 guests. Chuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Micro wedding with 21 guests. Chuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Micro wedding with 21 guests. Chuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom breaking the glass. Chuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom running down the aisle. Chuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom running down the aisle. Chuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom walking privately after the ceremony. Chuppah covered in silver dollar eucalyptus and white flowers under a tree covered in spanish moss. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Bridal Party and Sunset Couple’s Portraits

Stephanie had four bridesmaids in attendance who all donned sleek black gowns. There was one more, very small, member of the bridal party: the couple’s adorable dog!

Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with her mother. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with her bridesmaids in formal black gowns. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with her bridesmaids in formal black gowns. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with groom in black tuxedo and their teacup yorkie. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with groom in black tuxedo and their teacup yorkie. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black tuxedo and their teacup yorkie. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 
Thank you to Stephanie and Alan for having me photograph their sweet and beautiful elopement. It was a joy spending time with them over the weekend and I absolutely cannot wait to meet them again in Cartagena next year.

Bride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in a champagne gown with a floral tiara headband with groom in black tuxedo. Film photography at Jekyll Island Club Resort Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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