Parrot Cay is always one of our favorite places to photograph destination wedding. There is always an extra level of excitement from couples, families and friends as they arrive by boat on this private island. It’s a special place; a retreat. it’ doesn’t have the feel of a ‘resort”. With a wedding ceremony on a remote beach and a reception at a small intimate villa Carolyn and Damian’s wedding reflected there desires for a personal event.
Not even a few clouds could dampen the spirits of Jennifer and Rick as they celebrated their wedding at the very lovely Veranda Resort & Spa a couple of weeks ago. Rick was so keen, he almost beat me to the ceremony site! Jennifer was calm, great to work with and the whole event was a joy to be a part of as they simply enjoyed this special moment in Turks and Caicos.
Amidst the furious wedding season that is upon us I was delighted to help Jo and Natalie and three year old Rebecca with a quick early morning family photo shoot on the huge beach right in front of the Sands Resort. Rebecca was a true “star” and was simply having a wonderful time playing with mum and dad as we worked our way through the lush tropical gardens and down to the beach. The early start meant that the beach was virtually all our own as we ran, jumped and played in the sand. What a great way to start the morning off !
There is a different “vibe” for weddings that involve resident’s of Turks and Caicos as opposed to a strictly “destination weddings”. Ellen and Michael own a condo here and visit frequently and so it felt like helping “old friends” with their special event. Add in the mix Lou and Doug (Ellen’s cousin) who are a “fixture” on Provo and it was always going to be fun! With Island Harmony coordinating and the Gansevoort serving as a lovely backdrop it was a delightful time.
With a combination of five boys aged between and 13 and 6, grandparents and Frank’s sister’s three kids too – this was a real family affair…
Despite a cloudy day and some late rain that was on again, off again, it was a great wedding with fun moments, the boys playing their part and both Frank and Lucinda looking fab.
Every wedding we do is a destination wedding. Every wedding whilst following a similar pattern is also different. Each has a unique set of people, with different backgrounds and different stories. April and Geoff’s wedding was a family affair. Just them, no fuss, no entourage, no cohorts of bridesmaids. Add a “stage” as wonderful as Grace Bay beach and the remarkable setup created by the Grace Bay Resort for the dinner on the beach afterwards and it was simply a wonderful afternoon….love it.
Along with weddings this is also a great time for families to visit Turks and Caicos and one of the most popular resorts is the Veranda as it’s one of the few “all-inclusive” resorts in TCI. It’s also fabulous as a photo shoot location as its buildings are low rise, have lots of little pathways and private pools. With a one year that had just woken up and was teething and a two year old who wanted to go and play with his cousins down the beach we had our work cut out. Add on that some rather “so-so” grey weather, gusting wind…it wasn’t the usual “tropical family shoot on the beach”…but with lots of great help from Rosy and Kam – we managed to get some great moments..