I photographed Craig and Stacey’s wedding two years ago, here in Niagara Falls, at the Sheraton Fallsview. Craig and Stacey’s wedding was one of our favourite weddings for a number of reasons – they are an absolute hoot to hang out with, they are both ridiculously good looking, and their families and friends were so welcoming of us into their special day. When Craig’s sister, Karli, got engaged, she contacted me to photograph her and Stu’s engagement portraits.
We totally clicked at the engagement session and created some really amazing portraits for them. When they told us all about the destination wedding that they were planning, to Turks and Caicos, and asked us to be part of their wedding, we were honoured and excited. Because we already had a great relationship not only with Karli and Stu, but with Karli’s family (from Craig and Stacey’s wedding), we knew how incredible this wedding was going to be.
Unfortunately, Al wasn’t able to come down to Turks and Caicos with me because she is in the middle of her teaching block. I asked a great friend of mine, and fellow photographer, Robert Nowell, to come down as an assistant/second shooter.
This blog post, and the 4 following blog posts will be of the story of Karli and Stu; their love, their friends, their families, and their wedding down in the beautiful Providenciale.
This first blog post sets the scene – these are some of my favourite images from in and around the beautiful Beaches Resort that we stayed at for our 4 days in Turks and Caicos.
The resort had 4 villages – Carribean Village, Italian Village, French Village and the Seaside Village. Each village had a whole slew of restaurants, pools, lounges, bars, and rooms. In total, I think that there were 6 or 7 pools and 16 restaurants. The place was absolutely breathtaking!
To check out the rest of the story:
Part 1 – The Resort
Part 2 – The Rehearsal Party
Part 3 – The Wedding
Part 4 – The Trash-the-Dress
There were shaded lounges all over the place, with wicked-cool outdoor furniture like this. Talk about relaxing!
This is the Spa, where you can get pedicures, manicures, massages, hair/make-up, hot-stone treatments, and so on.
Here are some images of some of the restaurants, patios and cafes in the French Village.
There were also fountains EVERYWHERE!
The pool in the French Village. All complete with three hot-tubs, a swim-up bar, and an outdoor lounge (in the foreground).
Some of the rooms in the French Village
Here is the kids area and pool. You can walk inside this pirate ship and get 24-hour hot-dogs, french fries, ice cream, popsicles, and so on. Delish!
This is one of the (many) outdoor patios for lounging and/or eating your food in the shade.
This was the transition from the French to Italian Village.
Inside of the Italian Village check-in area.
The entrance to the Italian Village.
One of the restaurants in the Italian Village.
And some of the rooms in the Italian Village
The beautiflu pool in the Italian Village