John Haywood McCown & Andrew Brent Freeman

Photos by Keyhole Photo

Jack and Andy knew they wanted a destination wedding so friends and family could all share in the experience of being on a trip together. The pair took a scouting trip to Harbour Island over Mardi Gras week in 2018 and loved it. They were particularly impressed with the relaxed yet casual elegance and attention to detail shown at the Dunmore and immediately knew it was the place!

The wedding aesthetic naturally followed suit and mimicked the casual surroundings of the Dunmore. For Friday night’s rehearsal dinner, they worked with Jack’s godmother (East Bay Clothier) to put together a casual look that would work for the warm evenings. For the wedding, Andy wanted to wear a modern blue suit he had made by Scabal while on a recent trip to London, so they had one made for Jack in the same fabric.

The couple was married under the pool pavilion, with guests looking on from across the pool, enjoying what turned out to be a wonderfully personal and special ceremony. A pool-side cocktail hour with passed canapés immediately followed, after which everyone moved to the Dunmore’s clubhouse for a seated dinner. Instead of a first dance, Jack and Andy had a traditional Bahamian Junkanoo, which is a processional of dance, music, and costumes (a bit of a nod to Mardi Gras). After dinner and the Junkanoo, the celebration moved to the beach with cocktails and a large bonfire to close out the night and the amazing week in the islands.

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Ceremony + Reception Venue The Dunmore, Harbour Island, Bahamas Wedding Planner Blair Gewin Photographer Keyhole Photo Invitations + Menu Cards Soiree Signatures Florist Jay-Jay Percentie Bakery Arthur’s Bakery Band Highrock Band

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