Don and Brittany planned a truly memorable and unique rehearsal dinner for March 17th—a sunset cruise for all 38 of their guests on a beautiful Cool Runnings catamaran in Barbados.
Brittany is a wedding and event planner for the Burlington Country Club in Burlington, Vermont, so it was little wonder that this whole dinner was a perfect example of a well-planned party. My second shooter (and husband), David, and I met up with the group at the marina downtown. This was a great chance for all the guests to get off the resort and truly experience the island. It was a perfect event for a Barbados wedding, and I know it was certainly a highlight for many of the guests to be able to see the island from the water.
All the guests were dressed in white for not only the dinner but the dance party, with food catered by a local company and an after-party at a local fish fry in town. At one point, Don even hooked up with a local jet ski vendor to take off into the ocean from the boat, cruising into the sunset and making for some great photos.
Of course, it was also a blast to be able to photograph the ocean scenery. The sunset was amazing, and a distant rain shower created an amazing rainbow—both fantastic picture opportunities.
It was wonderful to be part of this 5-day trip to Barbados with Brittany and Don and to get to know them better and better as the trip went on. I’m so thankful that I got to be part of their wedding celebrations—and even more thankful that we all live near each other, as I truly feel that we have become friends during this weekend together!