Written by Gabrielle Boyer. Photography by Amanda Temple.
Always a favourite family vacation spot, Bermuda was an easy choice for Megan and Tyler’s destination wedding.
What began with a Moscow mule on a rainy Memorial Day weekend in Nantucket, culminated in the merging of two families that shared a love for Bermuda. “We met through mutual friends in 2013. I saw Tyler from across the room and told a friend of mine, ‘I’m going to marry that kid,’” said Megan. “Both Megan and I had grown up vacationing in Bermuda. Within the first three minutes of meeting, we were sharing our stories of the island and it was evident how special a place it was to each of us,” added Tyler.
“I knew I wanted to ask Megan to marry me in Bermuda and after about a year and a half of dating, I knew it was time,” said Tyler. “We were in Bermuda at Megan’s parents’ home for Christmas and New Year’s. We lucked-out with unusually warm weather for that time of year and had an exceptionally crystal clear day on the day before we were due to go back to New York. My favourite time of day in Bermuda is when the sun is setting low on the horizon, so I asked Megan to come to the beach with me to enjoy the sunset. We went down to Mid Ocean where, after several minutes of nerves, I told her that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her and asked her to marry me.” Of course, Megan said yes. “It all happened so quickly but it was the happiest day of my life—except for our wedding day.”
The couple settled on a casual, simple yet elegant wedding on the shores of Bermuda. “We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are as people and who we are as a couple. Bermuda is an important place for the two of us and our families. Sharing the same love for the island made it an easy choice.” Not living on the island full-time, Megan and Tyler knew they needed expert help with planning their nuptials and enlisted the aid of Nikki Begg of Bermuda Bride. “We visited Bermuda at least seven times (maybe eight or nine times!) during the course of planning our wedding, but Nikki was the most valuable resource we had. She was our saviour and we couldn’t have planned a more beautiful wedding without her,” says Megan. “Nikki advised us not to check the weather during the week of our wedding, but we’re human and I checked the forecast at least 400 times! The day of our wedding turned out to be the most perfect, most beautiful weather I have ever seen in Bermuda.”
With 148 family members and friends in attendance, the couple wed on June 11, 2016, at Holy Trinity Church in Bailey’s Bay. “The church is so beautiful and with such an incredible view. Our ceremony was short but filled with love and family and was everything we could have dreamed of and more.”
The bride wore a breathtaking Oscar de la Renta gown with a sweetheart neckline, and carried a bouquet of mixed white and cream flowers. The groom kept it casual in khaki pants, a collared shirt, Hermes tie and navy blazer.
After saying, “I do,” the newlyweds and their guests were transported to Rosewood Tucker’s Point where a beach-side seated reception awaited them. They dined on a summer salad, surf and turf and a simple but impressive four-layer vanilla wedding cake. “We were blessed with the most incredible weather,” recalls Megan. “I remember looking around at the dance floor and couldn’t believe how unbelievable it was to be with the love of my life and all of our family members and friends in our favourite place. It was perfect.”
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