Sandals Grande St. Lucia Wedding Photography || Cyndie & Allen
If you’ve been following us, you’ve probably seen our Travel Blog and know that we are avid travelers. We are so lucky to have work that takes us all over the world (and even luckier when we can extend any time abroad to add in personal adventures). So it was only natural that we would shift our focus with BG Productions to include a lot more destination weddings and intimate elopements. We have talked about this transition on past blog posts. And now you can see why, with Cyndie and Allen’s AH-MAZING destination wedding just last month. Our Sandals Grande St. Lucia wedding photography is one for the books for sure! We had such an amazing time, and even learned some lessons along the way.
The Sandals Grande resort in St. Lucia is just perfect!! I mean WOW – It’s so pretty there it doesn’t even look real. But you’ll have to take my word for it, this wedding really did happen and it was just as beautiful as the photos make it look! Their wedding ceremony took place in a chapel over the water at the end of a pier, hovering over the ocean. The quaint chapel was all white walls with the most amazing view out it’s open doors and windows. It really transported you to a whole other world. And that couldn’t be more perfect, as then the couple could really just focus on each other and their loved ones around them.
Amazing location, amazing couple
Talk about a sweet couple… Allen is a minister and Cyndie is so supportive and kind. Before the ceremony, we took a few moments before their first look so they could say a prayer together. I’m so happy I came up with this idea, it was such a special moment and so them! And then once they finally saw each other, the magic carried on throughout the day.
We were able to get some really cool drone footage of the day. What better way to show the landscape and overall vibe for a destination wedding. It’s a super unique view that not every photo / video team can get for you. But any time we can travel with the drone we do so we can get those killer shots. Keep in mind there are sometimes rules and regulations when traveling with a drone and it’s not always possible. And Al is a certified FAA drone pilot so you can always count on us knowing what we can and cannot do with the drone.
If you look at one of the drone shots of the beach, you’ll see a little white tent. That is where the reception was held on the beached of the Sandals Grande resort in St. Lucia. Literally a tent on the sand, how awesome is that. Everyone could take their shoes off and really connect with the earth and feel the love around them. Slap a dance floor right on the sand, and you’ve got yourself a real party! And a special shout out to Donielle Warren, owner of Elegant Events – she did an amazing job with this wedding, everything was so beautiful!
Party hard but be prepared
Sun, sand, booze, friends, love, good times … what could go wrong? 9.5 times out of 10 absolutely nothing! But we always recommend (no matter where you are) to stay hydrated, stick to shade and take lots of breaks on hot wedding days. We’ve photographed in heat waves, 100+ degree summer days – no problem. We’ve been doing this a long time and know how to stay safe. But this time I got hit with heat exhaustion and it was no joke. August in St. Lucia is serious business. It’s guaranteed to be amazing but please take the steps to ensure you feel good through it. Luckily I was able to get through the day and recovered quickly after. And a shout out to the guest who was a nurse and took care of me!
Thank you Cyndie and Allen for taking us along on your journey of love! And make sure to leave a comment on the blog saying your Fav. photo and WHY and help them win a FREE 8×10 of the most popular!