Cecilia Walker & Matthew Heffington

Cecilia Walker & Matthew Heffington

Cecilia Walker &

Matthew Heffington

October 16, 2020

Cecilia Lona Walker and Matthew Curtis Heffington hosted a small, enchanting wedding
on the beautiful British island of Bermuda October, 2020. With a global pandemic
and safety precautions in mind, the couple was relieved that their locale of choice
had only two Covid-19 cases and required pre-flight testing, airport arrival testing and
quarantining before the festivities would commence. The sophisticated island, a favorite of
the Walker Family, welcomed 30 friends and family members with a “In Love and Lost in
the Bermuda Triangle” themed rehearsal dinner on the Beach Terrace of the Coral Beach
& Tennis Club. Guests enjoyed the ocean views, the draped orchids and greenery, Dark ’n
Stormies and toasts that went on into the night. The next day, the wedding took place at the
stoic and historical Unfinished Church - a gothic vestige built in the 1800s ravaged by fires.
The storied building is one of Bermuda’s most alluring ruins filled with white roses, golden
urns and palms for the special day. The bride was walked down the aisle by her older brother,
Deloss Walker, to a live string quartet playing Andrea Bocelli’s “The Prayer.” The bride and
groom rode back in a 1939 Ford to their cliffside reception on Longtail Terrace at the Coral
Beach & Tennis Club. The guests sat under the stars listening to the crashing waves and
dining on delicious local eats surrounded by red ranunculus and roses, beautiful candelabras
and chandeliers. The bride donned several outfit changes dancing with her groom to Duke
Ellington’s "Jeep’s Blues.” The love and excitement carried into the night ending with a unique
keepsake for guests to take home - a piece of original art created by French artist,
Jean-Paul Jacquet. The mural was a beautiful 6 ft x 4 ft tale of the couple’s relationship,
traveling adventures and nostalgic mementos. The following day, the entire wedding party
boarded a sleek 77-ft yacht named the Zara and sailed the Atlantic. After the sail, guests
convened for the final event - a beach bonfire with s’mores and champagne. The couple
hopes to have a larger, more inclusive celebration of their marriage when life normalizes.

Alexa & Matt Penberthy
Caterer: Coral Beach & Tennis Club
Wedding Dress:
Vera Wang, Rasario, Pearl Headpiece
by Mimi Beasley of Amulet
Other Clothing Vendors:
Miu Miu, Hill House Home, Gucci,
Sarah Bray Bermuda, Fox & Cat
Vintage, Century Girl Vintage