BdaBlues5Written by Gabrielle Boyer. Photography by Gavin Howarth.

Catrina Sims and Tim Sharman married on October 10, 2015, on the upper lawn at Grotto Bay Hotel, overlooking Castle Harbour and Ferry Reach. The ceremony was followed by cocktails and a Caribbean-style buffet dinner and a rousing time on the dance floor.

The couple chose early on to adopt an easygoing attitude towards planning their nuptials. “We didn’t want to lose the focus that the day was about us and our love, not the wedding planning. We can all get caught up with the details being perfect and lose the true meaning of the day.”

With that in mind, they decided on a no-fuss outdoor wedding with a strong emphasis on a grey, black, white and blue colour scheme. “Tim is severely colour blind so we chose our colour theme based on the colours that he can see.”

Despite weather threatening to ruin their wedding plans just days before the wedding, the skies on October 10, 2015 were breathtaking, lending themselves beautifully to the couple’s Bermuda blue colour scheme and fulfilling their hopes for their special day.


Wedding Cake: “The cake, by Ariel’s Cakes, was a three-tiered cake of chocolate and vanilla with a buttercream icing in a royal blue to white ombré. I had a special topper made for Tim as a surprise, which referenced a game he plays with his friends online, Clash of Clans.”

Flowers: “My bouquet comprised white roses, blue hydrangeas and lots of greenery. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were simple and contained only baby’s breath.”

Attire: “My dress was a white, full lace with a strapless, sweetheart top and a light mermaid bottom. Tim wore a light-grey three-piece suit with a micro-patterned royal blue, black and grey tie. The groomsmen wore charcoal grey pants, vest and shirt with the same tie as Tim. The bridesmaids played into our colour scheme and wore royal blue or navy blue dresses of their choosing.”

Advice: “Don’t get caught up in the minor details of your wedding; they really don’t matter at the end of the day. The two of you and your love—that’s what truly matters and that’s what the day is all about.”

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