Welcome to part three of Beach Wedding – A Beach Of Your Own, where I have compileed a list of 10 dream places to have your beach wedding. I hope you have enjoyed the previous posts I wrote about and thank you for the feedback you have given me.
St. George’s, Grenada Room Terrace.
Looking for a destination off the beaten path? Consider the Spice Island, one of the Caribbean’s lushest isles — and a little-known gem. It’s all about la bella vita at LaLuna, an intimate Italian-owned resort on a private estate in the Morne Rouge area. Set around a scenic cove are 16 indoor-outdoor suites — 15 hillside cottages and one beachfront villa — making it an ideal place for a beach wedding. One of the most picturesque ceremony spots is beside scenic rocks on the beach’s northern end, where staff will set up an arch fashioned from coconut-palm branches and tropical orchids.
After you’re officially husband and wife, stroll over to the open-walled bar outfitted with carved teak daybeds and tiki torches to toast each other with glasses of prosecco and savor antipasto imported from Italy while a calypso or merengue band gets things lively. Under the restaurant’s thatch roof, tuck into a gourmet dinner of Italian specialties with a tropical twist (think steak in a tamarind sauce, pappardelle with nutmeg cream), complemented with a selection of vintages from the all-Italian cellar. Late night, get your sugar rush with mango-andbreadfruit sorbet and glasses of grappa. Rooms from $365; wedding packages from $4,380.
I think you know by now that we have a serious obsession with all things Captured Photography by Jenny. And that serious obsession grows deeper and deeper.
It doesn’t get more Americana than Cape Cod. At Wequassett resort & golf club, a historic 120-room escape spanning 22 acres of the isle, charming gray-shingled cottages are accessed via lantern-lined brick pathways, and wedding parties reach the superprivate ceremony venue by boat. After distributing complimentary pashminas and personalized flip-flops, gather up to 50 guests on the resort’s long wooden pier for the 15-minute boat ride across Pleasant Bay to Outer Beach, part of the protected National Seashore (the other side of the narrow strip is the Atlantic Ocean). Wed amid wicker baskets brimming with local blue hydrangeas, and symbolize your union with a sand ceremony using grains from your favorite beaches. Back on board the boat, pop some bubbly, then continue the New England-style bash in the Outer Bar & Grille or on the Garden Terrace. On the menu: cranberry martinis and Cape Codder cocktails (local cranberry juice, vodka and lime), followed by seafood starters such as clam-chowder shooters, Wellfleet oysters and mini lobster rolls. Dinner options run the complete gamut — go for a formal plated affair or a traditional down-home clambake, no forks allowed. Now would that interest you for a beach wedding? Rooms from $550; wedding packages from $395 per person.