Wedding Planning + One Couple’s Final Night Out
Tuesday brought our first day of vendor meetings. We spent the entire time in Anguilla casually scouting out spaces and items for our big bash next year, but we specifically outlined a few meetings for Tuesday to keep us on our toes. Our first stop was a morning meeting with the florist to figure out flowers and talk about the event set up. Following that, we made our way down to the church to check it out. We had gone to an actual service on Sunday morning, but I didn’t have time to really explore the grounds during that adventure. This time, we examined the outside to figure out potential spots for awesome pictures.
After our stop at the church, we headed to our final meeting at Geraud’s to discuss dessert. I had emailed Geraud a few thoughts on our potential dessert ideas, and he came prepared with a slew of delicious options for us to check out.
We probably shouldn’t have eaten lunch beforehand because we couldn’t get through half of the desserts he presented. So much goodness all around. We made it back to the Frangipani by early afternoon, providing us plenty of time to lay out, swim and generally be lazy. (It’s easy to do with a gorgeous beach at your feet.)
We mustered up the energy later that evening to head to Blanchard’s Beach Shack for one of the couples’ last night in Anguilla. The beach shack had been on our agenda since day one (well, on mine at least), and we finally were able to venture out to this fabled place with great food and affordable pricing (I was excited to hear that such a place existed). Everyone seemed very happy with their orders (the mahi rice bowl is superb), and the prices were definitely reasonable. The majority of orders were around $10 – $15 and the well-lit, umbrella-lined picnic tables were the perfect place to post up and enjoy.
Afterwards, we went to Dune Preserve for a rum punch before calling it a night. We ended up chatting with Bankie Banx to discuss a few wedding thoughts and then got a tour of the space from his son. The Dune Preserve is probably one of the coolest places of life; it’s like a real life tree house. In some ways, walking in makes me feel like I’m in a Pirates of the Caribbean ride, but the adult version.
All in all, it was another amazing day, despite it being the last night for one of the couples; extremely fun and fairly productive. With Wednesday marking the departure of two members of our group, we capped off their trip with a spearfishing and snorkeling adventure! Check back for some awesome underwater shots.