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Intimate Saint-Barthelemy Wedding

St. Barths was a big contender for the hubs and I when researching honeymoon spots. Albeit, we chose Anguilla (it’s neighbor), but I’ve still got this beautiful island on my wanderlist—especially after perusing this tropical fete from Erin H. Photography. Complete with a lace-drenched Bride and views like this, you can’t go wrong with a sandy stroll through The Vault.

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From The Bride…We chose St Barths because, for us, there was no other wedding destination option. We took a day trip to the island 2.5 years ago when we were first falling in love and had traveled to St. Martin for the week. The day we spent in St Barths was magical and foreshadowed our deeper commitment; I was wearing a white dress, he picked me a wild flower bouquet, we found ourselves wandering into a small white chapel and separately silently entering into a meditative/contemplative state. Subsequently we came to refer to the day as our symbolic wedding. The island is breathtakingly beautiful but it’s more than that to us.

The most memorable moment was during the ceremony when we were serenaded with Ave Maria. There were so many memorable moments though: Driving away from the church and cruising through town with our “Aprés Mariés” sign on the back of the car. Seeing the exquisitely beautiful reception dinner area lit up by candles and the moonlight as we were taking our first dance. The brief rain shower during reception that wasn’t enough to diminish the beauty of the day, but just to cool us all off before dancing and give us an extra sprinkle of good luck. Dancing after dinner. The brunch at Nikki Beach the day after the wedding and how wild it got, dancing on tables, wedding cake, food. Oh, the food throughout the entire event…

Our wedding planner was Nelly Roussel of Gold’n Guest St Barth and she did an amazing job. Guests stayed at the Manapany Resort and reception dinner was held at the Fellini Restaurant at Manapany. We brunched at Nikki Beach the following day.

If planning a destination wedding you must have a wedding planner who is impeccable, flexible and can see your vision even better than you can. That’s what we had and the result was beyond what we could have even imagined. Finally, have an amazing photographer to document every detail with efficiency and an artistic eye to capture the beauty and magic so you can relive it forever.

From The Groom…My wife said it all! I am a Blessed Soul to call Emily my own, and I, her’s…

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Photography: Erin H Photography | Event Planning: Gold'n Guest | Floral Design: Bloomy | Ceremony Venue: St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church | Reception Venue: Manapany | Catering: Nikki Beach | Makeup: Makeup By Idalmi

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Romantic Turks and Caicos Wedding

Turks and Caicos has long been resting atop my bucket list, and this romantic boho meets modern affair is reminding me that it sooo needs to happen… and soon.  From the sweet little details woven throughout each moment (read: personalized coconuts + a s’mores bar) to the breathtaking scenery to the adorable, baseball loving duo tying the knot.  See it all captured beautifully by Brilliant Studios in THE VAULT.

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From Brilliant Studios… Brittany and Troy combined their individual styles to create their dream wedding at a stylish boutique hotel in the Turks and Caicos. While both the bride and groom have laid-back personalities, as Brittany put it: “I tend to gravitate more toward the Bohemian vibe, whereas Troy is more of a throwback to the midcentury modern days.”

The couple live in Pennsylvania, where they both work for the Philadelphia Phillies (which is also how they met). When they couldn’t agree on a location for their wedding in the States, they compromised with a destination wedding. They looked at locations all over the world before Brittany found a wedding on SMP that took place at the Gansevoort in the Turks and Caicos — a small chain of islands just southeast of the Bahamas. A year and a half later, they were saying “I do” in the same place.

It was extremely important for Brittany to have a hands-on approach to her wedding, so she brought all decorations, gifts and signage purchased from Etsy vendors for the ceremony and reception. All other elements were left to the couple’s wedding planner, Luise Bayley of NILA Destinations.

Details were key to this wedding — from the delicate florals, to the driftwood arch, to the personalized coconuts filled with rum. Brittany wanted the day to be an “airy, carefree affair” — and it turned out to be nothing less. Brittany and Troy exchanged their vows by the sea under their handcrafted arch, with a rainbow for a backdrop. They had an outdoor reception on a moonlit beach, ending the night with a bonfire in the sand and a s’mores bar.

“The memories of dancing barefoot with my new husband, friends and family under the stars on a Caribbean beach by a bonfire is a feeling we all will hold onto for life,” Brittany says.

But there WAS one thing missing: their 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Archie, who Troy and Brittany are rarely without. It was important to the couple that he somehow be a part of their wedding. Annie Lee from From Scratch TCI swooped in with the perfect solution: Cookie favors, with a particular Golden Retriever in mind. One cookie was shaped like Archie, and the other, a little pink heart.

“All of the vendors we worked with were true professionals, but in the end, almost felt more like friends we had made for life,” Brittany says. “This was a dream come true. Literally.”

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Photography: Brilliant Studios | Cinematography: Brilliant Studios | Event Planning: NILA Destinations | Floral Design: Flowers By EA | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Cakes To Di For | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nouvelle Amsale | Hair: Sheque Makeup | DJ: DJ Dayoh | Groom's Attire: Joseph Abboud | Venue: Gansevoort Turks And Caicos | Bride's Sandals: Mystique | Cookie Favors: From Scratch TCI | Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan | Personalized Coconuts: CocoVibes | Reception Music: Jervon Laporte | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Da Conch Shack | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Ties + Pocket Squares: Mrs. Bow Tie

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Top 10 Reasons for a Round Hill Wedding + A Promotion!

Any wedding set against the beautiful backdrop known as Jamaica is tops in our book… and when it comes to choosing the right venue in our fave tropical locale, the always-amazing Round Hill is IT.  From the stunning secluded beaches to the beautiful oceanfront villas to the fab customer service, there are sooo many reasons why a Round Hill wedding is a total MUST.  Here are our top 10.

1. Romance, Romance, Romance – Your wedding day is all about the romance, and when it comes to adding a little bit of Cupid’s magic to your festivities, Round Hill has you totally covered.  Picture love-filled days spent lounging on golden beaches (or paddle boarding in the warm ocean waters), followed by yummy cocktails and candlelit dinners.  YES.

2. Outstanding Service – Planning your Big Day?  Not always easy.  But with the ah-mazing team of wedding experts at Round Hill, you don’t have to worry one bit.  Think your very own dedicated wedding planner there to help you every step of the way, guaranteeing a flawless affair that goes off without a hitch.

3. Amazing Getaway – Destination weddings are awesome for sooo many reasons, but topping the list of reasons you should jet off to Round Hill?  A dream vaca with all of your family and friends.  Think an entire weekend (or week!) spent relaxing in paradise with your loved one… and a whole lot of fabulous memories you can cherish for always.

4. Fabulous Wedding Packages for Everyone – Whether you’re dreaming of a small, intimate affair with your nearest and dearest or a grand 250-person event, Round Hill can accommodate your Big Day plans… no matter the size.  From relaxing dinners seaside to four-course meals that are all sorts of elegant.

5. Fun-filled Nightly Entertainment – Days spent lounging on the beach and nights spent soaking in all of the amazing entertainment that Round Hill has to offer?  Sounds like a dream vacation to me.  From dancing the night away to live Calypso music to relaxing under the stars with romantic jazz as your soundtrack, every night at Round Hill is unique and memorable.

6. Beautiful Venues – Whether your dreaming of saying “I do” on a sprawling lawn overlooking the ocean, on a breathtaking terrace with panoramic views or barefoot on the beach, Round Hill has a plethora of crazy gorgeous settings seriously perfect for you and your Big Day.

7. Stunning Rooms and Villas –  Saying “I do” in style is easy at Round Hill… and so is relaxing in their gorgeous accommodations.  Think sprawling, 2-6 bedroom villas + Ralph Lauren designed oceanfront rooms that are the definition of island luxury.  We love.

8. Luxurious Pampering – And speaking of relaxing… Round Hill’s indulgent spa treatments are just what you and your loved ones will need after each and every one of your fun-filled days.  I’m talking some serious pampering, complete with sweeping ocean views.  Now that’s awesome, lovelies.

9. Award-Winning Cuisine – Impressing you AND your guests with a custom event menu is something that Round Hill knows a thing or two about.  And their on-site organic garden and James Beard award-winning Executive Chef make it all happen in true Jamaican style.  Think insanely tasty options utilizing fresh veggies and herbs and infused with cultural style. Yummy.

10. Unforgettable Memories –  Each weekend at Round Hill is offered to just one couple, which means your that your special day will be totally exclusive.  I’m talking a day completely devoted to your and yours and your breathtaking wedding.  Unforgettable memories, indeed.

Contact Round Hill today to being your journey towards an amazing destination wedding.

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Book your Round Hill wedding by April 30, 2016 and receive a 50-minute couples massage at sunset on the spa pier with champagne and a fruit or cheese platter! (Value $300)

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