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Mar 8, 2017

Antonina + Brian | A Destination Wedding in the Caribbean

One year ago, today, I was recovering from an incredible wedding I photographed with my husband, Michael, down in the beautiful island of Tobago (As in Trinidad and Tobago). If you are not familiar with this country, it is the last two islands in the Caribbean closest to South America! We were honored to have been chosen to document the wedding of Toni and Brian! They are an super sweet couple from Northern Wisconsin and found out about us through my awesome cousin Barb and her husband Joel.

We had a whole group of amazing people traveling down to Sandy Point Beach Club for the big event and lucky us, we were able to stay for 5 days. Since the wedding was on the second day, we basically had a mini vacation afterwards. Even with all the stresses of travel and carrying with us thousands of dollars’ worth of camera equipment, it was still one of the most amazing trips I have ever taken in my life.

On the wedding day, I started out taking getting ready photos of Toni in her room. She had quite the in room salon going! Everyone was so friendly and talented. Anya of Mariposa Bride even helped me out with my unruly humidity ravaged mass of hair in between. The men were down in their suite on the beach hanging out! We had the best time walking around Sandy Point taking photos of everyone and the first look was priceless. The look on Brian’s face is a look of awe, love, and happiness.

The ceremony took place at the famous Pigeon Point Beach. It was a perfect day. Blue sky, puffy clouds, sunset to die for. The steel drum player was a perfect touch to a beautiful Caribbean wedding and there was so much joy and laughter. You can see how happier both Brian and Toni were on their faces and in their smiles.

The evening continued on back at Sandy Point with a beautiful reception design by Asha Mars at Perfect Weddings and Events. They did such a great job and everything looked so lovely. Once the bride and groom cut their Batman and Bride topped cake, the party was really ready to roll. Jonny James and the Hall of Fames also flew down for the wedding and played at the reception. These guys were so much fun and played so many great danceable tunes. Everyone was on the floor showing off their moves.

At the end of the trip, we were sad to go but also happy to come home to our little boy and normal life. I love the ocean and would love to do more destination weddings, or just go visit that big beautiful blue expanse of bliss just a few more times.


Vendors: Ceremony: Pigeon Point Beach  //  Reception: Sandy Point Beach Club  //  Hair: Mariposa Bride  //  Makeup:  Makeup by Jodi Balfour //  Wedding Planner: Asha Mars of Perfect Weddings and Events  // Caterer:Juliet Beresford of Mamasan Home Products //  Band: Jonny James and the Hall of Fames