It’s that time of year again….when engaged couples think about destination weddings! There’s something about frost-covered ground that stirs the imagination for palm tree attendants and sandy ceremony aisles. If getting married in a tropical locale is a serious consideration, then you’ll want to consider enlisting the talents of a professional planner such as Something Borrowed, Something New Events, the New England representative for Extraordinary Destination Weddings.
The above video by Happy Gatherings Photography features the destination wedding of Clemmy and Bert in St. Croix, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here is a description of the nuptials from head planner Terri Altergott:
“We have made a commitment to breaking away from the cookie-cutter destination wedding offered at most Caribbean resorts and, in most cases, we take weddings off-property where we can have more creative control. Even though Clemmy and Bert’s wedding was held at the Buccaneer Hotel where they stayed, we completely personalized it and had tremendous support from the property’s wedding team. With that said, our desire to customize certain elements didn’t sit very well with some of the local vendors who were used to having clients select items from a provided list.
“We improvised and had the centerpieces and bouquets made here in Boston – I carried them down to St. Croix myself. We were stopped more than once by people at the airport asking about the bouquets popping out of my purse. I also had an extra suitcase packed with décor items like the white milk glass bowls and containers used on the candy table as well as the cupcake stand and custom-made gold table runners.”
Overall, this wedding has everything you expect of a Caribbean wedding: unadulterated sunshine, playful colors, ocean backdrops and easygoing elegance. I feel warmer just viewing it!
Featured Vendors: Event Planning: Something Borrowed, Something New Events // Reception Venue: Buccaneer Hotel // Florist: Sawin Florist // Photography: Happy Gatherings Photography // Custom Table Runners: Simply Done // Escort Cards and Table Names: White on White Invites