A Beach Chic Dream Destination Wedding

Having decided she wanted to get married in Barbados while on holiday visiting friends, Jennifer shares the story of her dream destination wedding to husband Alan with brideLIFE Magazine.  It’s one of our favourites.  The photos are just gorgeous ~ what started out as a rainy day turned into a perfect celebration of love, family and friends.   A day they will remember forever.  Over to you, Jenn!

“We chose Barbados as our destination wedding location because I fell in love with The Cliff restaurant when I went to visit friends that live in Barbados. Before my husband and I were even engaged, I walked into The Cliff and said “This is it! I’m getting married here in Barbados one day!”

A rainy day didn't stop this bride and groom's destination wedding in Barbados!

Remembering family members not present; fans to keep guests cool ~ great destination wedding ideas!

We wanted to have first look photos done at Bottom Bay, but it was pouring rain all day of our wedding.  We ended up having our first look photos at The Harrison House. Also due to the weather and incoming tide, we had our wedding ceremony on the balcony of The Cadillac Penthouse at The Lone Star, with the wedding dinner reception in the restaurant.

The first kiss ~ man and wife!  Surrounded by the bridesmaids and groomsmen on the beach!

Just married - those special moments between husband and wife captured beautifully by Chris Glenn.

Our most memorable experience of our wedding was lighting the Chinese wish lanterns. The expression on my grandfather’s face was perfection as he let go of the lit lantern and it floated into the sky! Our photographer captured that moment perfectly and it had become the favorite memory for all of our friends too.

That moment.  That kiss.  Love.

Barbados was special for everyone not just us as the bride and groom.  It was a beautiful adventurous trip for everyone that attended (28 including us) and a truly memorable occasion; Barbados made my father say “I don’t want to get out of the water!” when swimming in the crystal clear ocean.  My father does not spend much time outside or in the sun due to skin cancer, but while in Barbados, he was totally relaxed and happy – this alone was one of the most wonderful things to happen during our destination wedding event!”

Sparklers celebrate the bride and groom on their wedding day!

 THE DETAILS:

Wedding Favors: custom luggage tags with each guest initials and bottle of Bajan hot sauce!
Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal
Wedding photographer: Chris Glenn
Wedding Planner: Tanya Franco
Guitarist: David Collins
Videographer: Luke de Freitas
Ceremony & Reception: Lone Star Hotel & Restaurant, Mount Standfast, St James
Flowers: Simply Flowers
Hair: Tenika Tang
Makeup: Tessa Vaughn
Cake: Beverley Marshall
 
See all the pictures from this destination wedding here.