Our perfect fall day? Sipping on a piping hot PSL and cozying up in the gallery for some destination dreamin’. We call that living vicariously in the best way possible, and today we’re jetting off to Sandals Barbados for a fun in the sun type of celebration. From the sandy white beaches to the crystal blue waters, it’s THE place to get your wedding on, yummy treats and spa days included.
“We were able to plan the entire wedding by phone from start to finish in about three months, with the help of our Sandals planner. It was surprisingly simple and stress-free.” – The Bride
“With the breathtaking beach of Barbados as our backdrop, we chose to keep the style of our wedding clean and simple so the beauty of our surroundings could be the focal point.” – The Bride
Located in the breathtaking St. Lawrence Gap area, Sandals Barbados is all about filling your wedding weekend (or, let’s be honest, week) with luxurious amenities and inventive accommodations. Think world-class cuisine, an innovative bar and pools that will make your heart happy. Not to mention the seriously stunning suites, aka, a little slice of vaca heaven with breathtaking ocean views, Butler Elite service and private tranquility soaking tubs on most patios and terraces. (Umm… awesome.) It’s beyond everything you’ve ever wanted for you Big Day with the rich history and fun-filled activities of Barbados woven into every. single. moment.
“We took color inspiration from the sea, and tried to incorporate just a small touch of the ocean into the details.” – The Bride
“When our ceremony was over we jumped in the ocean, rolled around in the sand, forgot about the world, and just soaked up every second of our day together.” – The Bride
If your wedding dreams include relaxing in paradise with your loved ones, adventuring around the dramatic landscapes of Barbados, dancing the night away to amazing entertainment or all of the above, contact Sandals Barbados NOW to speak with a talented wedding consultant about putting together your ultimate celebration. It’s going to be awesome… trust us.
Photography: Gina Francesca | Wedding Venue: Sandals Barbados
You’ve found that dress of your dreams and now it’s time to focus on putting the entire look together with hair and makeup. Need help? Well, we’ve got you covered, because today we’re joining forces with Jennie Kay for a quick run-down on all things beauty with tips + tricks on achieving that glam wedding day look, no matter the gown or style you’re dreaming of. Let’s get started.
LOOK 1: CASUAL GLAMOUR
Your style? Laid-back with a big ol’ side of sophistication. Which means rocking a stunning gown that shows some skin and hair + make-up that is just as sleek and glamorous. Jennie Kay suggests pairing your dream dress with a rope braid pony or soft low bun that is dressy enough for a wedding, but is also completely effortless.
LOOK 2: VINTAGE ELEGANCE
You’re a vintage-inspired lady looking to rock that elegant lace number, but still maintain a modern, yet sexy edge. Jennie Kay’s tip? A bright red lip for that much-needed side of sophistication and a stunning updo that frames one side of the face, plus sweeps across the back in a beautiful style that is reminiscent of the past.
“Look at the way you wore your hair at your initial dress fitting. It usually mimics your initial idea on how your hair should be.” – Jennie Kay Beauty
LOOK 3: BOHO BEAUTY
Crave a look that is soft, romantic and free, just like you and your wedding? Then this fab boho look from Jennie Kay Beauty is sooo for you. Simply keep your hair natural in wave and texture and add three gorgeous braids for a little pop of WOW. Want to add a little glamour to the look? Really make those eyes stand out with just the right shade of shadow and mascara.
LOOK 4: SWEETLY CLASSIC
For those of you who want to keep it sweet + classic on the Big Day, Jennie Kay suggests a low twisted ponytail that is equal parts show-stopping and wholesome. Pair it with subtle makeup (like a light pink lip) and a gown that has just a pop of sass and the results are absolutely timeless.
LOOK 5: TOUSLED SOPHISTICATION
Waves are a girl’s best friend and when it comes to a wedding day look that is equal parts laid-back and sophisticated, Jennie Kay keeps those tousled waves down with just a few sweet strands pulled back for a look that is all sorts of romantic. Add some soft pink lips and some barely-there makeup to complete the look.
Contact Jennie Kay Beauty to create a seamless, stunning look from head to toe… you won’t regret it.
I’ll forever be a romantic, but my personal favorite reaction captured in photos? Laughter. It’s the most authentic emotion there is and when you can feel that joy radiating from photos, it just doesn’t get much better than that. Case in point: this engagement shoot by Greg Finck; don’t you want to be best friends with this couple? See all the laughs in our Vault right here!
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From Greg Finck… Yasmine and John have been one of my biggest client crushes! They both live in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and booked me for their wedding, which will happen next October in Charleston, South Carolina. John probably is one of the funniest person I’ve met, and I just could not contain myself behind the camera.
I was traveling to Puerto Rico for a wedding, and that’s how Yasmine and John decided to have their engagement session on the island. I loved every minute spent with this adorable couple. As I’m particularly fond of jokes myself, this was nonstop between John and I, and Yasmine just could not stop laughing during the session. I believe the images speak for themselves, and I just love how the humor and good mood is communicative on them. The day after the session, Yasmine and John just invited me for a day at the beach, where we spent the day chatting about the wedding and paddling… I am just so grateful to have crossed their paths, and literally can’t wait for their wedding in Charleston!
Photography: Greg Finck Photography