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Destination Wedding : Barbados : Caroline + Mark : Day 2
For a destination wedding photographer, like myself, being asked to photograph a Barbados Wedding really is a dream come true. This small Caribbean island is a tropical paradise, and a great location for a destination wedding. It has it all. Succulent tropical flowers, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches through to vibrant colourful backdrops. It’s easy to see why Caroline and Mark chose it for their small intimate wedding with their closest family and friends.
Destination Wedding : Barbados : Relaxed Fun
Destination Weddings generally have a totally different atmosphere to larger weddings back at home. Everyone seems generally more relaxed and the holiday vibe seems to take the edge off the stress levels. Caroline, is possibly one of the most relaxed brides I have ever seen on the morning of her big day. Even though the morning started off overcast; the first day it had been in 2 weeks, it didn’t stop her and her family from getting up, having a cooked breakfast and a swim in the sea. I’ll never forget asking where the bride to be was. Expecting to hear she was getting ready, I was led out to the decking. There, I see her splashing around, laughing with her family in the sea. It set the tone for this very special intimate wedding. Relaxed and fun.
Destination Wedding : Barbados : The Blue Lagoon Villa
Mark & Caroline chose The Blue Lagoon Villa in Barbados, in which to have their blessing. This stunning villa, with a sundrenched terrace, beautiful decking overlooking the beach and sea was amazing. Not that i am jealous, but it has it’s own small private cove to boot too. It really is a dream location. The decking had been lined with fairy lights, and paper lanterns, and looked spectacular. When, Caroline finally got out of the sea, she greeted me with her usual warm smile, laughing when I said she only had an hour to get ready.
Barbados Wedding Photographer : A favourite image
There is always an intimate beautiful moment with a bride, when it dawns on her, that it’s actually her wedding day. She will be beginning a new chapter in her life. These moments happen at anytime throughout the day. More often than not though, it is when they put on their wedding dress and see themselves for the first time. They are often one of my favourite moments to capture
Barbados Wedding : The Blessing
Caroline had decided she wanted a first look with her dad, prior to the blessing. I’m a massive fan of the first look as regular readers of my blog will know. An hour and half later than planned, and with a very jolly and relaxed officiant sat enjoying a drink and chatting with guests she finally descended the stairs. Holding her daughter in her arms you could see and feel the emotion between her and her father. Walking out of the villa and down the aisle there was a gasp from the guests as she stepped out into what was now bright sunshine and the bajan heat. I don’t think I’ve heard so much laughter during a ceremony. The most noteworthy highlight being when Mark & Caroline’s daughter interrupted the officiant, because she wanted to be part of it.
Destination Wedding : Barbados : An Intimate Wedding
As you will see from the photographs below this really is an intimate wedding. With only 12 guests and myself, it made organising the group photo’s a breeze. Walking along the beach we were met with cheers, people clapping, and wishing the bride and groom the best of luck. We even had the offer of a trip on a catamaran for the couple.
Destination Wedding : Barbados : Party Time
A Calypso drum performer, got everyone in the party mood, playing modern music with a caribbean twist. As the sun began to set, this small intimate wedding party carried on dancing and laughing until the early hours of the morning .
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Mark & Caroline, your wedding was truly special. Your family welcoming, and your hospitality second to none. A pleasure to be part of your special day as your Barbados Wedding Photographer I wish you all the best.