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Boho Chic Wedding on the Beaches of Anguilla

If you’ve ever dreamed of a wedding on the beaches of the Caribbean, glistening ocean as the backdrop with sand squished between your toes – take note from this Anguilla “I do.” Destination wedding extraordinaire, Michelle Rago brought her expertise to the table with paper pretties by Cheree Berry Paper, and it all made for an epic day captured by Braedon Photography. This way to sunny skies and so much more.

From Michelle Rago Destinations… The bride’s father has a gorgeous home on Anguilla where we were able to host both the ceremony and cocktails, which created such a sense of intimacy and family. Eliza was able to get ready in her bedroom and walk straight out past the pool and face the sea for their ceremony.

The inspiration was Bohemian Chic for ceremony. We created a chuppah out of driftwood collected throughout the year and adorned with orchids and hydrangea. We also accentuated the aisle with manzanita and orchids.

The reception dinner and late night fun took place at the Malliouhana Hotel, where Eliza and Chris got engaged. We transformed the restaurant which sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

The ceiling was strung with orchids and hanging candles which twinkled and swayed in the breeze. The centerpieces were all white, lush and low. The flowers were white hydrangea and dendrobium and phalaenopsis orchids. We created a lounge for dancing under the stars after dinner and then moved guests up to the pool for late night dance party with fun lighting!

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Photography: Braedon Photography | Cinematography: Hart Pictures | Wedding Planning: Michelle Rago Destinations | Wedding Dress: Naeem Khan | Ceremony Venue: Private Residence | Reception Venue: The Restaurant at Malliouhana | Makeup: Deanna Imerti | Hair: Nikki Avanzino | Music: Asher and Vanessa | Paperie: Cheree Berry Paper | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Dune Preserve | Wedding Design: Couture Concepts

From Umbrellas to OMG Views!

This duo always knew that a destination wedding was in the cards for them so when it came time to pick a place to become Mr. and Mrs. they set their sights on the beautiful Caribbean island of Anguilla. When rain made an appearance at their ceremony, smiles never faded and when those umbrellas were soon put away, stunning views took their place. Alison Conklin captured it all – see it all in our Vault this way!

From the Bride…  Mike and I met in high school through a mutual friend, although romance wasn’t in the cards until 10 years later. Our two groups of friends hung out for a few months in high school, but we quickly faded out of each other’s lives until the stars aligned and we ended up living in the same building in Manhattan after college. An innocent elevator encounter led to some Facebook stalking and messaging, which led to a first date… and the rest, as they say, is history.

We share a love for travel and after attending my best friend’s wedding in Turks and Caicos, we knew that when it was our turn, a destination wedding was the way to go. We had been scouting Anguilla for a potential vacation spot, and after seeing pictures of the Viceroy on Instagram and showing them to Mike, he casually said, “We should get married there”. When he proposed two weeks later in Long Beach Island, NJ, we barely finished our first bottle of champagne on the beach with friends before I had sent an inquiry to the Viceroy.

We were enamored with the chic, modern decor and breathtaking views the Viceroy offered and booked our venue without ever seeing it in person. The Viceroy provided us with a wedding coordinator who took all of the stress out of planning a wedding from so far away. Couture Concepts helped bring our vision of a romantic, candlelit reception to life. I will never forget entering the room and seeing the candles reflecting in the windows, which truly took my breath away.

While the weather the whole weekend was perfect, it didn’t exactly cooperate the day of the wedding, and the sky opened up just as I started walking down the aisle. Luckily, it didn’t last long enough to prevent Mike and I from exchanging vows in front of the picture perfect view that sold us on the location to begin with. Mike’s oldest friend officiated our ceremony in front of 75 of our closest friends and family, which made the day all that more special.

One of the greatest things about having a destination wedding is that everyone is on vacation and ready to let loose, which made our reception one of the most epic dance parties I’ve ever been to. Our guests danced the night away, and ended the night with some mini grilled cheeses and a dip in the pool.

After the biggest weekend of our life was over, we were thankful to have something else to look forward to – receiving our photos from Alison Conklin and video from Jet Kaiser. They didn’t let us down! We couldn’t be more thrilled with their work, which truly captured all the love that was in the air that day and all the small moments that may have otherwise faded into the back of our memories. When we look back at the photos and video, we can’t believe that was our own wedding.

Our entire wedding weekend was a dream come true. We were thankful that we were able to spend so much quality time with our friends and family – something that is truly precious with everyone being so busy. We couldn’t have picked a more perfect place to kick off our married life together – the memories will last a lifetime.

Photography: Alison Conklin Photography | Cinematography: Jet Kaiser Films | Event Planning: Rosina Gumbs | Floral Design: Couture Concepts | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Invitations: Sarah Metzger | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Catherine Maldrino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Keepsake | Hair + Makeup: Viceroy Miami Hotel & Resort | Calligraphy: Minted Feather | DJ: DJ Sugar | Groom's Attire: Theory | Venue: Charnissa Richardson, Viceroy, Anguilla | Rentals: Couture Concepts

Romantic Destination Wedding at Viceroy Anguilla

When a wedding planning pro herself says “I do” we get extra excited with all the goodies coming our way! The owner of DM Events Planning and Design created her own wedding wonderland with the help of a talented team including Face Time Beauty Concierge, Laura Hooper Calligraphy and Paperfinger, and not one, but two fabulous photogs snapping away. Allan Zepeda and Mel Barlow & Co. captured every picture perfect moment, leaving us in absolute awe of this Bride and her beautiful bash.

From the Bride… As a wedding planner and designer, I’ve witnessed countless brides walk down the aisle so I figured when it was my turn, I would be cool, calm and collected. Needless to say, I wasn’t any of those. I think because I have watched “the walk” so many times, I fully understand how important it is. When it was my turn, I was a complete mess! A well put together mess, of course, but a mess nonetheless! All the photos of me walking down the aisle are proof that even a seasoned wedding planner can fall apart on her wedding day.

While planning my big day, the question I was asked the most was, “What does it feel like to plan your own wedding?” Simply put, it feels overwhelming in the best way possible! Cliff and I knew right away that we wanted to have a destination wedding. The venue selection process can be a taunting task but with one sole contender on the list it was pretty easy: Viceroy Anguilla, our first vacation together and our go-to island getaway. There was a major problem, the only date that worked also happened to be Cliff’s birthday. He didn’t think twice and generously agreed to forgo his birthday to let me steal the spotlight ;) I, in turn, surprised him with a Clemson University-inspired birthday cake (his alma mater and obsession) in lieu of a wedding cake.

The wedding weekend kicked off with a Thursday evening cocktail party (hosted by our dear friend and officiant!) followed by a Friday night welcome dinner at our favorite island restaurant, Veya. A destination wedding on an island is not complete without a boat outing, so Saturday we took everyone to Prickly Pear Island during the day making it back to Anguilla in time for everyone to get their beauty rest for the big day on Sunday.

I always tell my clients that photography is the one item you don’t want to skimp on. Knowing this made it even more difficult to choose between my two favorite photographers: Mel Barlow and Allan Zepeda, who also happen to be two of our dearest friends. We, of course, wanted them to attend as guests but selfishly also wanted them to capture our big day, too. What is a bride to do? Beg and plead? Well, that’s exactly what I did and it worked! They nobly agreed to be there as part-time photographers and part-time guests. I will be forever grateful to them for capturing all the moments of the weekend, and sharing the priceless moments with us “behind the scenes” on the wedding day.

When it came to the design, I have to admit, I was in heaven! After all the years I’ve spent creating designs for clients, it was finally my turn to let loose and design for myself. I quickly turned to Paperfinger to help me coordinate all of the paper elements as well as the wedding day goodies. I wanted the invitation to feel warm and timeless, so the letterpress was done in soft shades of grey and blush. I’m also a lover of all things watercolor so we incorporated soft tones of pink watercoloring on the RSVP. I topped off the invite with Silk and Willow hand dyed silk ribbon. Reception goodies also included simple white linen napkins with watercolor-inspired hand-written guest names, driftwood grey and white acrylic signage, and nautical Laura Hooper Calligraphy “our adventure begins” coasters. Then came the flowers! I spend an unhealthy amount of time obsessing over flowers so I knew they had to be perfect, which is not always an easy task when importing to an island. All of the flowers came from St. Martin and they were gorgeous! I designed a lush runner of greenery down the tables featuring oversized garden roses and candlelight. Large driftwood pieces adorned the room with matching runners woven through. The room was aglow and I was ecstatic to see my vision come to life!

After all the hours spent on planning and designing, my absolute favorite moment was when my new husband gave his speech. I’ve heard my fair share of speeches and I may be partial to his, but I must say it was perfection and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world! The night ended with a candlelit serenade from our friends and family to our favorite song. The entire weekend was filled with so much love and happiness that at many times I thought my heart may explode!

Photography: Allan Zepeda Photography | Photography: mel barlow & co. | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Invitations: Paperfinger | Groomsmen's Attire: Hugo Boss | Wedding Venue: Charnissa Richardson, Viceroy, Anguilla | Anchor Tie Clip: J.Crew | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Calligraphy Napkins: Paperfinger | Cufflinks: Saks Fifth Avenue | Drink Stirrers: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Groom's Custom Pocket Square: W.B. Thamm | Groom's Customs Sneakers: Nike | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss | Make-Up Consultation: Face Time Beauty Concierge | Matches: For Your Party | Planning & Design: DM Events & Design | Reception Signage: Host And Toast Studio | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Wedding Coasters: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Wedding/Birthday Cake: Charnissa Richardson, Viceroy, Anguilla | Welcome Bags: Wedding Chicks

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Tropical Viceroy Anguilla Wedding

This tropical goodness from Catherine Hall Studios? It’s exactly what Monday morning deserves. From the fresh ivory palette that lets the island-y blue waters shine through to the wedding’s tiniest (and cutest!) guest, Bacon, the sweet frenchie in a bow tie, it’s impossible to leave this gallery without a grin from ear to ear. Happy Monday darlings!

From Catherine Hall StudiosRadiant and warm, hard-working and humble, devoted to succeeding in life as both professionals as well as a pair: Lisa and Ryan are nothing short of a power couple (An incredibly loveable power couple!) They have worked incredibly hard to support one another’s careers, while loving one another every step of the way. An inspiration among their family and friends, Lisa and Ryan are a singularly unique item.

In a way, it’s only fitting that they found one another on the job–yes, Lisa and Ryan met at work! She is now the Vice President of Commerical Real Estate Group for Deutsche Bank Securities, while he is fulfilling his entrepreneurial dreams as the Co-Founder of Sentry Centers. While one might expect an exotic, drama-packed locale as the spot where Ryan proposed to Lisa, their engagement was actually borne of a sweet domestic moment: Ryan asked for Lisa’s hand in marriage while they were in bed, in their own apartment.

They chose the spectacular Viceroy, Anguilla—a true paradise among the world’s most-beloved destination wedding locations. In this end, this helped simplify much of their wedding planning: with nature so beautiful and an immaculate hotel with an interior created by one of Lisa’s favorite designers, Kelly Wearstler, you don’t have to add-on much to make the moment any grander. All the most important elements for a striking, unforgettable event are already in place.

In conjunction with the talented Charnissa Richardson, the Viceroy Anguilla’s Wedding Coordinator, Lisa left the creative force up to her sister, Nancy. The sisters wanted clean simplicity to shape the day, accented by candles, candles, candles everywhere. Because, of course, everybody looks lovely by candlelight.

In addition to Nancy’s artistic direction for the decor, she also served one of the chief functions of any wedding: as the officiant. As neither Lisa nor Ryan are particularly religious, their chief goal was to honor their friends and family, and who better to oversee this incredibly special ceremony than Nancy, who has been a witness to and ambassador of Lisa’s and Ryan’s relationship since the very beginning.

Naturally, such a family affair required Bacon, Lisa’s & Ryan’s adorable dog (and faithful companion through thick and thin) to be their ring bearer. While Bacon found international air travel to Anguilla to be a tad unusual, he absolutely loved being the center of attention on the Big Day.

The wedding day all came together in the perfect details—like Lisa’s stunning Marchesa gown and Prada shoes, accented by glittering blue-candy mosaic emerald marquis drop earring with diamond chips; while Ryan totally charmed in his Michael Andrews Bespoke suit and Ferragamo shoes, completed by a Paul Stewart pocket square.

It goes without saying that the Viceroy Anguilla provided the ultimate experience, in terms of execution, planning, catering exceptional food and drinks (including a delicious Ginger Collins!) Best of all, their guests literally stayed up partying all night long, dancing their hearts out and celebrating love, courage, commitment and drive. All traits embodied by Lisa and Ryan, who are truly outstanding human beings who have worked hard to create a deep, meaningful life for themselves in the context of a wonderful community of loved ones.

Photography: Catherine Hall Studios | Coordination: Charnissa Richardson, Viceroy, Anguilla | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Ceremony Venue: Charnissa Richardson, Viceroy, Anguilla | Reception Venue: Charnissa Richardson, Viceroy, Anguilla | Grooms Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Invitations And Wedding Paper Goods: Swash Press | Officiant's Dress: Tadashi Shoji | Pocket Square: Paul Stuart | Shoe Designer For Bride: Prada | Shoe Designer For Groom: Salvatore Ferragamo

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Anguilla Wedding from Lime Green Photography

Here is your one and only warning. Shut your door. Turn off your phone. Put an out of office on your email. Because you are about to fall in love. We’re showing you what quite possibly could be the prettiest wedding Anguilla has ever seen, with a bride as lovely and a groom as handsome as ever. Lime Green Photography was the lucky one to travel to Anguilla with this couple in the name of capturing the most amazing memories of their lives (raise your hand if you’re jealous!). And they are all right here.

From the beautiful bride… I stand next to my father, my arm interlinked with his. We step out into the hallway and turn to face the beautiful deck overlooking the ocean where the ceremony will be taking place. I take a deep breath. This is it.

Our music starts and people stand up, cameras in hand.

I push the lump in my throat down as we’re signaled to start walking. I feel like I am floating on air. I have imagined this day and this walk in my head countless times and I didn’t think reality could surpass my dreams. I’m amazed to find that it’s even more magical.

As we make our way down the few steps to the deck and my father steadies me, I push back tears and walk towards Kris at the end of the aisle. His smile lights me up. When I finally reach him, Kris takes my hands in his – and as always, his touch makes me feel safe and I start to feel the nerves slip away.

We decided early on that we wanted a destination wedding and settled on Anguilla as soon as we saw photos of the Viceroy. We invited 80 of our closest friends and family to celebrate with us and were ecstatic that just over half of them were able to join us. From the moment that everyone arrived on Wednesday until they departed on Sunday – we had a blast.

The morning of the wedding was beautiful. About an hour before the ceremony the clouds started rolling in. Fortunately, the rain held off through the ceremony and the cocktail reception. However, as soon as my wedding coordinator told me that we could begin sitting for dinner at the single elegant table on the pool deck, the first rain drop fell. My guests sprang into action and it was beyond heartwarming to watch them scramble to move everything inside. When there was nothing left to move, they were by my side talking animatedly about each of their contributions. Some carried chairs, others organized silverware. My brother devised a new seating chart. When it was all said and done it was even more beautiful than the original set up.

The rain let up long enough for our first dance – which was huge as our dance floor was outside. But even though the rain fell steadily for the remainder of the night, my guests embraced it and we danced and danced and danced.

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Photography: Lime Green Photography | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Jane gown | Rehearsal Dinner Dress: Stella McCartney | Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss | Best Man’s Suit: Jos A. Bank | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Florist: Black Orchid | Bride’s Jewelry: Alexis Bittar | Stationery: Designed by bride, printed by Dandelion Patch | Linens + Table Decor: Black Orchid | Chargers: Koyal chargers | Invitations: Aquamarine Invitation by Vera Wang | Hair: Fanny at Viceroy Anguilla | Makeup: Bride’s friend Lesley | Caterer: Viceroy Anguilla | Wedding Rings: Pave Jewelers

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Mimmo + Naz In Anguila ~The Wedding Film

Mimmo and Naz’s images and films are all over the pages of Style Me Pretty … and with good reason! Their artistry has woven the fine story lines in many a magnificent celebration.  If you’re just joining us ~ we’re in Anguilla with Anita and Bobby and 100 of their friends and family …

The entire weekend was filled with the stunning cultural traditions of their heritage and culminated with a modern ~ equally fabulous ~ white wedding! The film below is just one more example of the incredible sensitivity of mimmo + naz

Super 8mm Wedding Film – Punjabi & White Wedding | Anita & Bobby – Anguilla, BWI | by mimmo+naz from mimmo+naz on Vimeo.

Punjabi Ceremony In Anguila ~ From Mimmo + Naz

We speak of beauty and tradition often ~ we speak of love and marriage always. Today, we will speak very little. We will allow the images from the genius of mimmo+naz to say it all …

“As our plane broke through the clouds what came into focus was breathtaking…
the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of Anguilla welcomed all 100 guests
for a four day weekend that would see Anita and Bobby marry …

Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory measuring some 16 miles in length and 3 miles at its widest point. It has been blessed by some very famous architects and hoteliers who have designed divine yet understated properties that almost magically materialize in their environments. With the majority of their guests settled in secluded private beach houses and villas perfectly coined “castles in the sand” Covecastles seemed more like a dream that we all simply never wanted to wake from. It played one night as backdrop to a perfect evening of cocktails and lush details of all things classic old Hollywood! Sheriva played host for many of the weekend’s more ritualistic celebrations ~ in particular the Mehndi as well their white wedding. Cap Juluca saw the couple’s Indian ceremony perched on top of a green hill overlooking the sea which was beautifully adorned and officiated by Anita’s father. This was a weekend that we all will look back on and smile … the company, the island, the love ~ it all just married perfectly!
– a guest

We will be back shortly with Anita and Bobby’s incredible wedding film from mimmo + naz.  For those of you who simply can’t wait, you can get a sneak peek here!

Anguilla Destination Wedding From Elegant Occasions

Just back from a much needed mini-vacation to Florida ~ what better way to start the week than with the rest of the story from JoAnn at Elegant Occasions ~ Eliza & Jeffrey’s destination wedding on the fabulous Caribbean island of Anguilla …

images courtesy of CLICK photo company Inc.

First ~ a little of the behind the scenes story from Eliza …

The Proposal: Because Jeff works so much, we didn’t get to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the actual day and had to wait until Saturday night. He surprised me with a packed a suitcase and a beautiful hotel room in New York City so we could just relax and spend time together. As we opened the door to our room, I found a path of rose petals leading up to the bed which had a message written in the petals: “Will you marry me?” I was in shock and incredibly happy, but sad that our families would not be there to celebrate with us that night, something he knew was important to me. I called my parents in Boston to tell them the good news, knowing they were at an important benefit for my dad’s hospital in Boston that they had been telling me about for months. They congratulated us and told me they would celebrate with me soon. Jeff and I went to Bar Americain to celebrate, and as we walked in, I saw both of our families sitting at a table! I was SO happy! Even now ~ today ~ I can’t stop smiling just thinking about it.


The Venue: My family and I have been going to the island of Anguilla for the past 14 years. I brought Jeff along with me twice and the third time we went it was our engagement celebration! We had about 10 weddings to attend that year and most were at New York City hotels, so we knew we wanted to do something different! My one concern was the logistics ~ planning a wedding from New York that would be taking place in Anguilla … being that I am very hands-on, I interviewed a few wedding planners and was extremely happy when I found JoAnn from Elegant Occasions. I was immediately drawn to her as she has planned many weddings on the island and I knew right from the beginning that I could trust her.

And from JoAnn

This amazing wedding was held at the serene resort of Cap Juluca. Our vision and inspiration came from the natural elements surrounding us and the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Our color palette included pale blues and whites and set the tone for the entire celebration. We set long banquet tables in the venue of Blue (aptly named). Frosted cubes were taped over to create a patchwork effect. Blue and white hydrangeas plus custom blue linen runners brought from NYC highlighted the centerpieces while white chivari chairs completed the look. Escort cards were attached to starfish and placed in a wooden box filled with sand from the beaches of Anguilla. The ceremony was held on the wedding bluff overlooking the island of St. Maarten.

from Eliza ~ My bouquet was wrapped in a lace handkerchief that was my great grandmother’s. On the day that I was born she wrote a note to my mother that said “please make sure Eliza uses this on her wedding day.” I also pinned my grandfather’s mezuzah that he always wore as a necklace to the inside of my dress.  My mother made my garter belt out of what was left of my grandmothers wedding dress. Although only one of my grandparents was able to make it to the wedding, I felt like I had a part of the others with me the whole day.

Our favors were from Navy & Lavender ~ fans with custom tags for our guests to use (and they did!) during the ceremony! Our beach welcome totes printed with a sandy colored starfish from Navy & Lavender also doubled as wedding keepsakes. It was so incredible to see everyone on the beach wearing them – all our guests knew each other from seeing that starfish! I still use my tote, and it is a great reminder of our magical weekend.

The dress code was island chic, and my bridesmaids all wore dresses of their choice in various shades of blue. Vera Wang makes so many different style dresses in pretty shades colors of blue that most of my bridesmaids happened to pick Vera dresses!

When asked if there were any wedding vendors that she & Jeffrey would like to recognize, Eliza replied…

Navy and Lavender did an incredible job creating our welcome totes and working with our wedding planner to get them down to Anguilla. They created a custom map and itinerary for guests to go in the tote along with sun block, water, and lots of island-themed goodies. Ceci New York made our beautiful invitations that incorporated the sandy starfish from our welcome totes and the blues of the ocean. It was important to me to convey to my guests the feel of the wedding from the very start and she helped me do that!

Also, I could not have pulled this weekend off without the endless help of my wedding planner JoAnn from Elegant Occasions. We were in constant communication everyday for a year and now that it is all over I miss it! JoAnn and her team were so helpful right from the beginning. I would tell her my image of the wedding and she was extremely helpful in giving me suggestions, yet not being controlling. I was so confident in her that once I got down to Anguilla for my wedding, I was able to relax and knew that she would pull the whole together. I was able to literally “show up” to each event and it was set up exactly how I had pictured it.

Click Photography (Che Thomas and Jessy Pagliaroli) certainly gave me photos and video that will last a lifetime. Since they flew down just for us, we have pictures from the whole weekend! Our videographer from Images Weddings shot part of our night with a special 8mm camera that invokes the nostalgic days of my parents’ wedding. He captured the mood of the wedding perfectly.

Our thank and a hug congratulations to Eliza & Jeffrey, JoAnn at Elegant Occasions and CLICK photo company, Inc. for the awesome images from this destination wedding weekend! There are lots of additional photos of the welcome totes and invitations over on Navy & Lavener’s blog.

Destination Caribbean Wedding ~ Anguilla ~ Preview

I am taking a much needed mini-vacation to balmy and beautiful Hillsboro Beach, Florida! I SO wanted to have the post ready from Eliza & Jeff’s STUNNING wedding in Anguilla … but I ran out of time!! So please check back next week for all the exquisite details from Elegant Occasions, Navy & Lavender, CLICK Photo and CECI New York

images courtesy of CLICK photo company Inc.

Have a great ~ rest of the week … wish me good luck in the sun!

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Anguilla Wedding by Grazier Photography, IV

Right when I started my blog, my girlfriend Jill sent me pictures from her girlfriend’s recent wedding. The couple had rented out an island to host their affair (seriously) and the bride, in a HUGE/PERFECT/COMPLETELY AMAZING ballgown was brought up to the dock by a canoe, where her groom waited patiently in his tux. It was beyond perfect, beyond gorgeous.

And ever since I laid eyes on that wedding, I’ve had this thing for fancy, formal affairs on the beach. A tuxedo. A beautiful gown. A city style affair next to such an organically beautiful backdrop. It doesn’t get any better than that.

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Thank you so much to Grazier Photography for spending the day with us and for sharing such stunning photographs. The last one, in the series above, is the reason that I love my job. And, to the beautiful couple…your wedding was absolutely lovely.

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More coming up!

Anguilla Wedding by Grazier Photography, III

If you are just now popping in, we are featuring the photographs from Friday’s incredible Elysium video. The wedding was complete bliss and to see it unfold on camera was such an awesome treat. But the photographs…oh the photographs. They tell the story to perfection and I am so thrilled that Grazier Photography allowed us to share them with you!

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Perfect right? And the best part…the couple was thoughtful, gracious and totally in love. So it was beautiful inside and out! Here are a few more words from Enna

Ashley travelled from St. Martin to Anguilla via ferry a week before the wedding with 30 pieces of luggage… (what I wouldn’t give to have been able to photograph that!) she and her family put together the most thoughtful personalized gift bags and delivered them to each place of lodging before any of the guests arrived.  For the day after brunch, Ashley arranged to reserve the cafe for her guests… AND she arranged for the rental car companies to allow car dropoff there and then shuttle the guests to the airport and ferry.  Seriously, every detail was thought of!

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The wedding planner behind the event was the fabulous Alexis at Weddings by Alexis.  More to come in just a bit!

Anguilla Wedding by Grazier Photography, II

We are showcasing a GORGEOUS Anguilla wedding today…one that will make you so jealous you aren’t soaking up the rays on this amazing island, you’ll hardly be able to stand it! Photographed by the amazing husband and wife team, Matt and Enna, at Grazier Photography…this wedding is all beauty.

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The wedding actually took place on Sunday after a weekend filled with fun activities. Which is kind of cool…the guests really built a vacation out of the visit and the gorgeous bride and groom did everything to make it perfect. They had a pool party to welcome guests on Thursday night, croquet for kids and tennis for adults on Friday, a BBQ on Friday night, a sail for the boys on Saturday while the girls hung out on the beach. Seriously a wedding weekend!

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INSANELY beautiful. It’s the only thing that I can say about all of this. Ridiculously, insanely beautiful. And we have so much more to come!

Anguilla Wedding by Grazier Photography

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We actually scored a few beautiful days in Boston so we took the bubs to the pool, hung out in my in-laws’ backyard, did real Summer things. It was perfect.

So, on to wedding things. Remember the AMAZING video that Elysium shared with us on Friday? For those of you that haven’t watched it you, it really is a must. Anyway, the photographers behind the Anguilla wedding were none other than Grazier Photography…two of my very favorites! And, they are sharing the entire, absolutely gorgeous wedding with us today!

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From Enna Grazier…Oh. My. Gosh.  This was one of our favorite weddings ever to photograph.  Obviously the scenery and setting were a treat, but what made the whole week a dream to photograph was how sweet and romantic and sincere Ashley and Jamie were to each of their guests as well as to us and the other vendors.  They thought of every last detail in order to make the whole trip pleasant and easy for every guest, right down to arranging for EVERYONE to be met at the airport and ferry docks, and then seeing them off as well.

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Sigh. Don’t you wish you were there? We have the whole beautiful affair coming up in just a bit!

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