One of the best things about destination weddings such as Laura and Spencer’s in Anguilla is taking some extra time both on our own as well as sometimes with our AWESOME couples to explore a new place and just relax.
Our first night in Anguilla we headed to a local tapas style restaurant on the beach – open air deck sitting over the sand, we wathced Anguilla’s national sport of sailing finishing a race before our eyes as the sun dropped below the horizon, the humid and warm carribbean air reminding us that we are outdoors and loving life, relaxing and enjoying a cocktail as our plates start to be set in front of us.
Anguilla offers not only an amazing setting for weddings, but mind blowing skies, food, drinks and Crayfish!!! If you haven’t had Crayfish, you owe it to yourself to hop a plane to Anguilla ASAP – it’s basically lobster but way more creamy and less crunchy, let’s call it sushi meets lobster.
We visited the ViceRoy in Anguilla both before and after Spencer and Laura’s wedding to enjoy some great cocktails, relax and read a book, and smoke a cigar or two and sample some local sushi. The great thing about Anguilla is everything is within a 15 minute drive.
If you’ve traveled much, it’s likely you’re familiar with the ViceRoy brand – their properties are consistently modern, beautiful and friendly. Anguilla’s Viceroy proved to offer the same that we’ve come to expect in our travels and we hope we can make it back for a ViceRoy Anguilla Wedding in the future!
One “must-do” trip when visiting Anguilla for your wedding or honeymoon is a visit to Sandy Island. A short boat ride off the Anguilla coast, this island offers a fun experience with some great eats and drinks. I’d suggest planning to spend about two hours on Sandy Island and then heading to one of the many other great beach locations around Anguilla.
Spencer and Laura really know how to have a good time and look beautiful while doing it, so we didn’t even hesitate to plan our trip to Sandy Island at the same time.
I’m not even joking about the Crayfish. Anguilla knows how to do them right and I had a good amount of crayfish both before and after the wedding! (Yes, and I even had crayfish the night of the wedding!!)
Any excuse to spend some time outdoors is a good excuse, so visiting Anguilla, photographing a beautiful wedding and just relaxing and enjoying it was right up our alley and something we can’t wait to do again.
We had such an awesome time at Spencer and Laura’s Anguilla wedding, that we couldn’t stop their photography with just the normal beach pictures, so we joined them the day after their wedding at Little Bay which was featured on the Bachelor in Brad’s season (yeah, we watch that).
We started out with some cliff jumping with some of their closest friends, and then headed back to the beach for an intimate portrait session on the sand and in the water. Have we mentioned how much we love Anguilla?
The turquoise water of Anguilla in Little Bay was a great contrast to the sandstone cliffs.
Be sure to check out Laura & Spencer’s Anguilla wedding photography as well.
Spencer and Laura blew our minds when they flew us out to Anguilla to photograph their wedding at the CuisinArt Resort. We had an amazing time not only photographing their day but hanging out with them around Anguilla for a few days following their wedding.
We started the night before the wedding with the rehearsal dinner on the beach at the CuisinArt Resort. The candles looked so elegant mixed with the simplicity of the sand and shells. The turquoise vases accented the vibrant turquoise Anguilla water alongside the CuisinArt perfectly.
The sky in Anguilla made photographing this wedding so much easier and made the photos all the more beautiful.
The grounds of the CuisinArt offered up limitless backdrops for Spencer and Laura’s wedding photos.
The CuisinArt Resort’s wedding lawn may have looked good on the Bachelor but even better on Spencer and Laura’s wedding day.
The beach was the obvious location for Spencer and Laura’s wedding portraits. The sand was like nothing we had ever felt between our toes.
Featured on the Bachelor the CuisinArt Resort was all that it was cut out to be and even more.
Be on the lookout for two more blog posts from our time in Anguilla, including an awesome day after session as well as our own side trip.
Also be sure to check out more of Laura & Spencer’s Anguilla Wedding Photography.
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