They fell for each other while living on one glamorous island (Manhattan) and got married on another (Paradise Island in the Bahamas). So it made sense that the wedding of Susan Magrino and James Dunning combine classic New York City elegance with the dreaminess of the jewel-toned Caribbean -- black-tie hues (silver and white) and magical colors (chartreuse and chocolate brown). The couple chose the island because it was a special place for them: They had gone on several trips to the Bahamas, and Jim had proposed there.
For favors, paper boxes contain ocean-themed treasures--seashell soaps and natural sea sponges; the brown-and-white labels, decorated with a ribbon and the same starfish-and-seashell motif that appeared on the menu cards, were printed from a computer and affixed with double-sided tape.
Location and Reception Dinner: One & Only Ocean Club, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Dune, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Event and Floral Design: Michelle White, Floral Arts, Nassau, Bahamas
Gown: Evalina Schmidtke Couture at Bergdorf Goodman
Engagement Ring: Smithwick Dillon, from Bergdorf Goodman
Groomsmen Tuxedos: Hickey Freeman, from Richards of Greenwich, 203-622-0551.
Photography: Donna Newman Photography; Patrick McMullan Photography
Calligraphy: Gail Brill Design, 866-481-2056.
Invitations: hand-engraved in Venetian script, by Mrs. John L. Strong