Our Destination Wedding

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Given that I am a fiercely passionate traveler and we both love the Caribbean, when it came to planning our day, we ultimately decided on a destination wedding. We could not have been more happy with how everything went, down to every last detail.
We had been planning a wedding for years and could never settle on anything. It was either too expensive for the number of guests we wanted to have, not available, wrong time of year, not doable – you name it, it was not happening. We had initially decided on a destination wedding but got some resistance from our families. After a couple years of doing research and trying to find a place, we ended up revisiting the idea. I have to say, the stress was instantly gone once we picked the place we would get married at. I cannot stress enough how easy it is to plan a destination wedding with Beaches Resort. They gave us beautiful options and we selected from there. We had a wedding planner the entire way to assist us with legal documentation, room bookings, decisions on food, flowers, and decor – it was so easy, anyone could do it.
The resort is all-inclusive and the food is gourmet. Beverages, including alcohol and wine were also included! Once our guests booked their rooms, all they had to do was show up and everything else was taken care of. Bonus for our guests: it was a mini vacation!
The deciding factor on this resort for our wedding was their ability to make gluten free food for my now husband. He is a Celiac and he gets very sick from gluten, even cross contamination. They took fantastic care of him.
Here are some photos from our day:

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Guest Bags

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Details

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Plane cuff links – a gift from me to Matt

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My deceased grandmother

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Getting ready

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The earrings

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Matt’s gift to me, an “S” representing my new last name

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The shoes

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Maid of honor and I

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Maid of honor and I

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Matt getting ready

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Matt and his Best man, his brother Jeff

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Emily

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Waiting for the wedding

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Before the wedding

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A seashell cross from Matt’s parents

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Matt waiting for me

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Walking down the aisle

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Matt’s first glance

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Our Wedding

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Our Wedding

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Getting the blessing

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Wedding

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My brother reading the program

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The rings

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Our first kiss

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WE ARE THE SUNDERLANDS!!

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Making it official

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WE DID IT!

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Happy

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Us

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Me

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Me

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Matt

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Matt

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Guest Book – a record of our first dance song

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Kissy Kissy

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We snuck away to get a whiskey

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Our favorite wedding photo

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Those who couldn’t be here for our day <3

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Matt with his family

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Us with my family

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Us with his family

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Some more kissy kissy

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He’s trying to make a break for it

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Everyone

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Overlooking the water

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Dinner table

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My place setting

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Matt’s place setting

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First dance

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These two think they are so funny

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Maid of honor speech

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A toast

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Best mans speech

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Matt’s parents

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My mom and brother

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Salad

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Steak

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Mahi Mahi

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Our Cake with the states we are from

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Our cake knife

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Doesn’t he look dapper with those flowers

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I hope you enjoyed the extensive list of photos from our wedding. Our first anniversary is coming up and I have a great surprise for him. <3
 
Details from our wedding:
Shoes – Valentino
Earrings – Oscar de la Renta
Photographer – Yeoman Photography
Location – Turks and Caicos at Beaches Resort
Dress – David’s Bridal
Cake Knife – Michael Aram
Cuff links and charm – Tiffany’s
Gift bags, hanger, cake topper – Etsy
Men’s Suits – Ralph Lauren
Bow ties – Nordstrom
 

4 Comments

  1. Anisa
    June 2, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I love the ones of the two of you on the beach!

    • June 2, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you! I lost my head piece when the water swept it away lol

  2. June 3, 2016 / 5:32 am

    How beautiful! You, the setting, the ceremony, the pictures, everything! Congratulations!

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