Anguilla Villa Wedding at Ani Villa’s with Stephanie and Andrew
Private beaches. Celebrity Villas. Eloping with friends. Stephanie and Andrew have one of the coolest weddings I have ever seen. To start with, Anguilla is amazing. Even though its a short 20 minute ferry ride from St Maarten, it is the first time, and I have fallen in love. With half the population, this quiet little island is very much the ideal caribbean island that everyone imagines and pictures on postcards. The stunning white beaches, delicious cuisine and friendly locals give this island its unique charm. Nicknamed the New St Barth’s, it is also known for quite a few celebrity spottings too!
Andrew and Stephanie: Andrew knew Stephanie was the one for him when she gave up her high rise apartment in Maimi and move 6 hours away to the tiny town of Gainsville to live in a house with Andrew and 5 other guys. When they had nothing but each other Stephanie was still the happiest girl alive. The couple now live in New York, and made the trip to the beautiful British island of Anguilla, to celebrate one of their nuptial ceremonies on top of stunning cliffs overlooking the turquoise blue sea. Andrew, Stephanie and twenty of their closet friends spent the week at the beautiful private ten bedroom Ani Villas, with its chef, private beach, multiple pools and hot tubs, and expansive views. The ceremony took place on the grounds just before sunset, and the photos were take at that beautiful golden time, just as the sun is setting on the ocean. I wish all weddings could have their photoshoots at sunset! With no parents, grandparents, children or rules, the dance floor was soon wet with spilled drinks and by the end of the evening it was getting a little crazy! Some of the Villa and catering staff joined in the party and made sure everyone was having a ball, and shared some local traditions. The villa was a dream to shoot at, with its modern design and decorations, everything was bright and white, with beautiful large windows… a photographers dream! Anguilla was only a short boat ride from St Maarten, but the difference in the culture, life, and landscape is amazing. In twenty minutes you are transported to a totally different world… a calmer, beautiful, relaxing and quieter island, it reflects Andrew and Stephanie’s personalities and wedding completely.
Ceremony and Reception Location: Ani Villas
Brides Dress: Vera Wang
Bride’s Accessories: Jimmy Choo shoes, Tiffany Victoria tennis bracelet
Bridal party attire: Lulu.com dresses
Groom’s tux: Bonobos, White linen shirt by John Byron
Groom’s Shoes: Swims black velvet loafers
DJ: DJ Sugar
Flowers: Black Orchid
Cake: Geraud’s Bakery
Hair and Makeup: Fanny Richardson