i know you guys are about tired of me posting images from turks, but here is One Last Post about our time there! a big reason to take us with you for your destination wedding…. you get pictures of Everything. below are images from our “non-wedding day” time with kristin and brad!
on thursday afternoon kristin and brad’s immediate family and us jumped in a van and headed to a beach near blue haven. we got some fun, casual shots of them together! i highly recommend this because its different than the wedding day which can be rushed and is more formal.
i can only HOPE my kids marry someone who’s family meshes with us like these two families do! and i predict some gorgeous kids in the future!
me. working. well walking in the sand.
LOVE this shot richie got of brad’s parents!!!
coolest pole ever!
friday morning we went on a snorkeling excursion with island vibe tours! highly recommend!
blue haven from way out in the water! #bluehavenforlife
the water was kind of (aka a LOT) choppy but these brave souls ventured out anyway! i did not. #chicken (i am on the boat shooting tho!)
richie (aka the braver one) happily got out in the water and got some underwater shots with our P&S.
main goal: to breathe. seeing pretty fishys is secondary.
we then headed to a beach somewhere nearby.
rum punch! yes please and thank you.
this is conch. whew i got a lesson in conch-retrieval. #toomuchinformation
basically, they stab their brain, wait for them to die, then pull them out.
then someone eats the spinal cord. i am not making this up. supposedly its an aphrodisiac. for the record i spelled that right first try.
lots of iguanas everywhere.
such a gorgeous place!!
while we were venturing, the boat guys make conch salad. i guess it was good. i did not try it. #chickenstill
then we went to a spot where we got to jump off the top of the boat! so fun!!
this was a great tour!! very much recommend!
backing up to thursday night (sorry i posted these in the wrong order). thursday nights in turks is “fish fry” night! EVERYone goes! theres a band and tons of vendors with all kinds of food thats pretty cheap! its the best way to try lots of local food all in one spot! then theres a conch parade with a huge band! super cool experience!
back to friday…. REHEARSAL TIME! blue haven did such a fantastic job with setting up for the rehearsal dinner! loved the string lights they put up! everything looked gorgeous!
this was the setup at the start of the dinner! told you it was pretty!
and everything feels so private at blue haven. i know there are some really nice places at grace bay, but none have the privacy you get at blue haven. no blue haven did not pay me to say any of this, lol. tho i Would take a few room credits to come back! haha!
super cool outdoor bar!
“cakes to di for” did this grooms cake!!! brad loves to scuba so they did a scuba cake!
bonfire by the water!
the food was a TEN!
this is quinton dean. “they” say prince came to turks way a long time ago and found this guy and brought him onto his band! he played with prince many years! (another fun fact: prince has a “small” home on turks he loved it so much!) quinton did a GREAT job with the music!
check out these shots richie got from the top floor of the resort!
it really was a perfectly executed rehearsal dinner. high fives to blue haven and to the sykes who hosted it!
kristin and brad… THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to share this time with you guys! i’m so thrilled for yall that everything was Perfect!
yay for destination weddings! it really is a fabulous way to get married!!! just take us with you.