St. Maarten Wedding by Trent Bailey Photography
July 26, 2012
Classic WeddingsBeach Weddings
Get ready to be whisked away to the sandy beaches of St. Maarten for a gorgeous destination celebration captured by the super-talented Trent Bailey Photography. Utilizing local vendors and their event planner, Sint Maarten Marry-Me, this bride and groom pulled off a Caribbean wedding planned from hundreds of miles away! The jaw-dropping ocean views at the beachside nuptials were the perfect begining to the couple's big day and some late-night dancing in the rain completed their dream event! Check out the rest of this beauty right here!
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From the Bride... We had a destination wedding in the Caribbean, which I think is completely different from planning a local wedding. Basically, it is a logistical nightmare. As a result, I knew from the start that some things would fall through the cracks, so I wanted to make sure I focused on what I thought were the most important parts of the wedding: make sure all of my closest family and friends had plane tickets and rooms, planning some events outside of the wedding for everybody who made the journey, and getting the right local people on board to help put everything together. The wedding reception was held on the beach of the Royal Palm Resort & Beach Club in St. Maarten. I've always wanted a sunset beach wedding, and my husband's family has been going to St. Maarten for years, so it was an easy decision.

My favorite moment was definitely dancing with all my closest family and friends in the rain as it started pouring towards the end of the reception. It was like something straight out of a movie. To other brides: try to keep everything in perspective. There will definitely be a lot of stress, but don't let it swallow you up. Your wedding will be the quickest six hours of your life. And make sure you have an amazing photographer to capture it all because you will not remember much of it!

Wedding Photography: Trent + Dara of Trent Bailey Photography / Ceremony: A Private Residence in St. Maarten / Reception: Royal Palm Beach Resort in St. Maarten / Wedding Planning: Sint Maarten Marry Me / Catering: Fabulous Feasts / Entertainment: DJ Nachum / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride's Headband + Belt: Kleinfeld Bridal / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair + Makeup: Miguel’s Hair Salon / Bridesmaids' Dresses: twobirds Bridesmaid / Groom's Attire: Custom / Groom's Shoes: Keds