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.
We are all self-proclaimed glam lovers around these parts. The higher the heels and the more sparkly the sparkles, the louder the squeals heard round the office. Now take that love of glam and infuse it into a homegrown wedding in Barbados and you have what can only be described as pure destination perfection captured by Jonathan Volk plus a film by Jon Macapodi below.
From the Bride… My husband and I got married at my family’s home in Barbados, where I am originally from. Our ceremony was on the cliff overlooking the ocean, and the reception was held in the driveway in front of the house. Being that Barbados is an island, it’s quite difficult to have everything you want because of shipping etc. Luckily we had lots of help and all of my bridesmaids pitched in by packing candy, tablecloths, and all sorts of accessories! My mum is so talented and she is the one who honestly did everything. She drew what she wanted for the arch we got married under, she chose all the vases for the flowers, the lights, the chandeliers and all of the wedding details. She was absolutely my wedding coordinator! My husband is a musician and is endorsed by DW drums, and our great friend makes the most spectacular wedding cakes and surprised Garrett with one of his actual drum kits. An exact replica!! The ring I wore on my middle finger was the very first diamond ring my grandfather gave my grandmother…and she gave it to me that day! It was the most amazing night under a huge full moon and I just wanted to share the pictures!!
Barbados is pretty much like the land of fabulous. A place where sunny blue skies meet even bluer ocean waves and dream weddings happen every minute of every day. So, jetting off to this gorgeous locale to say I do? A serious no-brainer. As is enlisting the services of the majestic Crane Resort, the always-fabulous Scobey Photography and a plethora of other talented vendors to make those amazing memories happen. Get your pretty on in the full gallery.
From Scobey Photography… His smile ran through her like a breath. The kind of breath that makes you feel brand new again; no matter what else is going on in life. His smile always had a way of bringing her back to what was important – and that’s how she knew that he was The One. Because in a World where things don’t go as planned; in a World where life surprises you all the time, he is her constant and her best friend. Steady as the waves with a love for her as deep as the ocean. And as she walked down the aisle to her soul mate, on a cliff overlooking the sea, he smiled at her – and she felt brand new.
From the Bride… If I could give future brides one piece of advice, it would be to stay focused on what your wedding day is really all about – marrying your best friend! It is so easy to get lost in all the planning and spending and expectations of others. When things get a little crazy (and they will), remind yourself that this is a celebration of your love story and that’s the most important thing!
My favorite part of wedding planning was finding and creating special touches to make our big day memorable. I’m a huge believer in the saying, “Love is in the details” and I absolutely relished finding specialty thank you place cards, whimsical welcome bag items and doing the little things like choosing the paper and fonts for our invitations. It was like a scavenger hunt to find ideas and items that represented our relationship and also let our guests know how grateful we are to have them in our lives.