• casual beach wedding ceremony decor
  • nautical destination wedding decor
  • glamorous beach wedding lounge area
  • Rattan Wedding Invitation with Blue Seahorse Motif
  • Blue-Trimmed Wedding Menu on Burlap Backing for a Seaside Wedding
  • Caribbean-Inspired Teal Guestbook with Fish
  • Cream Cheese and Strawberry Fritters
  • mango rum cocktail
  • glamorous beach wedding cake, wedding cake with silver pearls and shells
  • Chocolate Sea Horse Wedding Favor

Destination Wedding Style: A Glamorous Affair in the Caribbean

Together with a team of top pros, New York City event consultant Claudia Hanlin of the Wedding Library put together this stunning celebration at Aquamare, an enclave of luxury villas on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Bring on the mango-rum cocktails!


For the vows, pick a spot on the beach that has a focal point, such as a row of palm trees, or create your own with a flower covered arch. (At Aquamare, Hanlin used the compound's permanent "dream bed" structure.) A day or two before the wedding, check out the space at the same time of day as your ceremony and think about logistics: Will guests be facing the setting sun—and squinting? Will sand fleas be an issue? Whatever your specific details, a reception on a nearby terrace or deck will make it easier to set up tables, serve food, and avoid those pesky flies.

Location, Aquamare. Draperies, West Elm. Lanterns, Pottery Barn. Large silver balls, Wedding Library. Runner, Customized Wedding Creationos. Pillows, Nuage Designs.