Ed Pratt was sitting next to his daughter, Jourdan, as they steered a golf cart past a little pink church, its lightly hued walls contrasting against the deep blue Bahamian sky. Throughout the many years that the Pratt family vacationed on Harbour Island, he recalls that upon passing the quaint building, Jourdan would point it out and say: “One of these days that’s where I’d like to get married.”
In fact, because of the family’s love for the island, what had began as a grandfather’s passion for boating eventually led to both of the Pratt daughters hosting their nuptials in the Bahamas. Both weddings were entrusted to renowned wedding planner Mary-Frances Hurt and Hannah Kohler of DFW Events. For Jourdan and Logan's nuptials, DFW Events worked in tandem with Ben Simmons of Little Island Design to ensure the couple's vision for their destination celebration was achieved.
In order to share their love of the island by immersing their guests in its culture, Jourdan and Logan Klein paid the utmost attention to the finer details, heavily imbuing their wedding theme with nods to their Caribbean inspiration. “The theme was introduced in the save-the-date card,” says the bride. These announcements included a custom rose gold motif designed by Jourdan’s mother, who was heavily involved in the planning process. Inspired by the Bahamian crest, Lisa Pratt combined the couple’s monograms with iconic Harbour Island motifs: conch shells, a rooster, and a palm tree.
The majority of the couple’s loved ones had never been to Harbour Island. To ensure a memorable and comfortable entrance, the DFW Events team greeted guests as they arrived by water taxis. Under a navy welcome tent, attendees were given their own golf carts with customized key chains featuring the wedding motif and welcome bags filled with curated gifts and chilled Bahamian beer.
The night was filled with specialty frozen drinks and local fare, including delicious conch fritters. After sunset, the music of Bahamian performers filled the air. “A Bahamian celebration wouldn't be complete without a traditional Junkanoo parade,” explains the groom. “Musicians played their hypnotic rhythms wearing spectacular costumes; it was a thrilling event!” The evening was topped with fireworks overlooking the bay.
On the day of the ceremony, sunlight shone through the mosaic windows, illuminating the afternoon’s proceedings. Arrangements of ivory and blush blooms were affixed to wooden pews and placed on either side of the altar. Bridesmaids wearing strapless rosé gowns and groomsmen with dapper bow ties faced the double-door entrance of the church, awaiting the arrival of the bride.
At last, clutching a soft-colored bouquet in one hand and linking the arm of her father with the other, Jourdan gracefully made her way down the aisle. Her chapel-length veil was neatly placed behind her shoulders, displaying the lace bodice of her ivory dress, cut into a feminine V-neckline. Logan stood in awe, visibly emotional, as he smiled back at Jourdan. Within the walls of that symbolic house of worship, the couple said their “I dos.”
Following the service, guests indulged in all of the beauty of the Bahamian beach outdoors. On the sandy oceanfront, elegantly decorated tabletops were arranged beneath enormous white tents, creating a seaside "ballroom." “Our color scheme was navy and rose gold,” Jourdan illustrates, “playing off the pink sand beaches and the beautiful blue waters of Harbour Island.”
In preparation for the ceremony and throughout the day, each detail was addressed by event professionals considered masters of their fields, specifically chosen by the Dallas couple for their stellar skills. Little Island Design worked closely with the bride, who is a talented interior designer, using their combined design expertise to bring Jourdan and Logan’s vision to life.
Loved ones located their seating assignments from escort cards placed in miniature sandboxes. Sparkling glass tableware embellished with rose gold rested atop variants of sequined tablecloths and deep blue linens. Centerpieces were comprised of large clusters of ivory, blush, and celery-colored florals. Gold metal orbs, designed by the bride, cradling flowers and tall candles were suspended overhead alongside delicate fairy lights strung across the span of the structure.
The adjacent canopied areas housed a stage, alternative seating arrangements, and the grand dancing area. Above the patterned wood flooring, lanterns in shades of blue and alabaster dangled at the center of the tent and at one side rested the towering multi-tiered, rose gold-dusted wedding cake, all of which cohesively tied in with the couple’s theme. “I didn’t worry for a second about the wedding or the planning,” confirms the mother of the bride. “Although there were so many details, it appeared effortless. Everything was synchronized to perfection, with ease and grace.”
At the end of the night, guests sent well-wishes to the bride and groom as they jumped in their getaway car. “It was all so much fun,” the bride shares. She also notes that she wouldn’t have changed anything – except perhaps extending the amount of time for the festivities of their wedding weekend. “Don’t get caught up in the details,” Jourdan advises. “Take a moment with your husband and absorb the essence surrounding the reception. Take in all the love from your nearest and dearest, and the fact they are there celebrating your union!”