But in any case, Lauren and Justin decided they would tie the knot in Anguilla – a familiar piece of paradise that’s always held a special place in their hearts. I was simultaneously happy and sad when they asked me to come along to capture this beautiful day for them. I was deliriously happy because I was getting a few more stamps in the ol’ passport, but a bit sad because I was going to be nowhere near beach-shape by their wedding day (and of course, I would be away from the wife and kid for 3 days and 2 nights…sniff, sniff). This brings us to the ultimate conclusion where I would be the fully clothed guy on the beach wearing a camera and a sexy farmer’s tan. OHHH YEAH!!!
Upon arrival at the CuisinArt Resort & Spa, I almost kinda half-expected my room to be filled with small kitchen appliances. However, I was surprised to learn that Lauren and Justin had generously set me up in a gimungo suite with this amazing view. I suppose this’ll do. I thought to myself :).
I rendez-vous’d with the rest of the guests who were already at the beach, throwing sand balls at each other.
I’ve never seen sand do that. Have you?
The bride-to-be makes her grand entrance with her adorable little daughter Sophie.
There’s actually a funny story about how a Mexican restaurant ended up in Anguilla. Some tourist guy was in the mood for a taco, but couldn’t find one on the island. Long story short, he opened one up. BEST FISH TACOS EVER!
And of course, the groom :).
It was finally time to eat, drink and get married :).
But of course, all evenings must draw to an end. And what better way to end a night than with some live music from a local legend? But alas, this was just the appetizer for the main course to come. In the mean time, to view these photos and more, please visit us at www.facebook.com/benlauphotography (and please “like” us while you’re there!). I hope you guys enjoyed Part 1 of Lauren and Justin’s wedding extravaganza!Have a great weekend everyone :) ~ Ben