Kim Ngo and David Woodward, who first met in August of 2011 and got engaged in February of 2015, knew they wanted to tie the knot on the most beautiful beach in the world. So they did a little research and kept finding the same winner: the Seychelles. The twosome found Banyan Tree, a gorgeous tropical resort with an unbelievably beautiful beach that was perfect for the intimate elopement they had dreamed of. "The color of the water and the sky was something we loved," Kim says. "The traffic in the area was low and it seemed like it would be just Dave and me on the beach."
On September 25, 2015, the pair exchanged vows in a private ceremony, with just their officiant and photographer Coco Tran in attendance. But that doesn't mean the duo went light on details. From a gorgeous dress and beautiful flowers, Kim and David's elopement was nothing short of spectacular.
"Our backyard was the entrance to the beach, so we would wake up every morning and have the ocean to ourselves," the bride remembers of their time in the Seychelles. With a backdrop that stunning, it's no surprise that this couple wanted an island wedding. Kim's diamond engagement ring fit in perfectly with the natural beauty of the locale.
The bride chose a light and airy wedding dress that fit perfectly with their relaxed wedding location. She accessorized with a pair of Badgley Mischka peep toe pumps and pearl earrings.
She embraced her tropical location with a bright, lush bouquet of native flowers. Bold pinks and oranges were balanced with white blooms and plenty of greenery.
David's look exemplified island-chic style. His paired his fitted navy suit with a white shirt and no tie for a more relaxed vibe.
The duo exchanged vows on the magnificent beach without a single witness, which was in stark contrast to the tea ceremony and reception the newlyweds shared with guests back home in San Francisco. There, 86 loved ones gathered to be part of the second half of Kim and David's celebration.
After they were formally pronounced husband and wife, Kim and David took advantage of the epic locale and posed for pictures around the property.
Looking for more elopement inspiration? Then watch another couple tie the knot in private in the video below.