Written by Katie Stevenson, Photography by Two & Quarter
New Yorkers Amanda Malley and Gary Miller, first met back in 2007 at a local, rustic pub called The Ruck. The two instantly connected, thanks to Amanda’s confidence and “flirtatious skills”, as she puts it. They have been inseparable ever since.
After almost seven years of being together, Gary proposed on vacation in Laguna Beach, California, on their way to Las Vegas. The two were relaxing on the beach, listening to music and enjoying the view when Gary began rummaging in their beach bag. Amanda believed he was searching for some water, but before she knew it he was holding out a ring. After proclaiming his love and asking for her hand in marriage, Gary told Amanda that he wanted nothing more than to marry her on the beach by the water. With no uncertainty, Amanda said yes!
The pair’s destination wedding celebration began in June on a Norwegian Breakaway cruise en route to Bermuda, accompanied by thirteen immediate family members. Says Amanda, “Not only did we get to have them at our wedding, but we got to spend an entire week with them on vacation. It was a blast and a vacation that Gary I will never forget!”
The two were married at The Reefs, with their intimate wedding ceremony held overlooking the ocean at Caso’s Point, and the reception at the Ocean Echo Terrace. Amanda’s romantic ‘beachy-chic’ theme was emphasized by turquoise, pink, and white hues; shell and starfish accents, and of course, the ocean-front view. The cake, company and atmosphere at The Reefs was everything Amanda and Gary had hoped for. Overall, Amanda says it was the most amazing experience and she is so thankful they had a wonderful wedding with her closest family members in Bermuda.
Amanda urges future brides to not get hung up in the stresses of planning, “You won’t remember all the little details, what you will remember is the love that you and your fiancé share and express to one another on your wedding day.”
Video by Keith Steede Video