Antigua wedding photography
Antigua, famous for its 365 beaches, offers a cool mix of luxury, privacy, and logistical simplicity. This makes getting married in Antigua a breeze. The hotels here are definitely 5 star properties, and the island has a reputation as a luxury escape and breathtaking wedding destination. Antigua is a wedding photographer’s dream location. It’s no surprise that Robin Leach (remember Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous?!) has moved there. Antigua is not heavily touristed, yet its major airport is served by the biggest airline companies: Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air Canada, and many others. This makes it easy for your friends and family to travel to your wedding.
First and foremost, Antigua is about sailing. If you travel through the Caribbean, you will meet many many skippers and yachtsmen who have lived or who are from Antigua. The tiny island is just over 100 square miles, so it’s about the size of a small city in America and has a ton of cool places to do wedding photography – and all of them are easy to get to. About 86,000 people live on Antigua, and its highest point is – drum roll, please! – Mount Obama. It’s pretty easy to get married in Antigua because laws have changed as more and more people pass through on cruise ships. You simply need to swing by the Ministry of Justice in St Johns with about $200, two guests, and your passports. Unlike other countries, don’t have to be on the island for a particular amount of time before the wedding. However, most people will obviously want to have a spiritual, traditional, religious or other sort of ceremony in front of their friends and family, with can be arranged through your venue or planner.
Best places to get married on Antigua
You can’t go wrong getting married in Antigua because of the abundance of wonderful hotels and inns. However, many many people forgo the hotel scene in order to get married in a vacation rental unit. This will yield a great sense of privacy to your wedding. Anyway, here are some of the best places for both weddings and photography on Antigua.
If you are looking for a hotel, consider the Galley Bay Resort in St. John’s, the Hermitage in St. John’s, and the beautiful Rosewood property Jumby Bay near St. Johns. Jumby Bay is absolutely incredible, and is a must-see for discerning couples. Some other incredibly well liked properties are Curtain Bluff Resort, Blue Waters Antigua, the Inn at English Harbor, and the Carlisle Bay in St. Marys. Sandals has a great property called the Grande Antigua Resort and Spa that’s worth a look. Of course, there are many other wonderful options out there. Many couples make a point out of visiting the islands and staying in a variety of hotels to get an idea of what they like.
What to do on Antigua
Some fun things you can do with your wedding party include taking a tour on Fig Tree Drive around the island to visit some of the fun little villages, or get yourselves out to the privatly owned Jumby Bay island. Also check out The Nook, which is gets a lot of press. The best time of year to get married on Antigua is probably April or May, with July tending to be the hottest. There are two huge boat festivals in those months, which are a fun thing to do with your family and friends. There’s also a huge carnival each summer. Also, go scuba diving! If you get married on Antigua, we can bring a scuba diving housing for cool underwater wedding photos!
Dreamtime Verdict: Antigua
If you are looking for happening nightlife and lots of cosmopolitan action, Antigua may not be the best choice. However, if you are looking for an untouched slice of paradise, Antigua is definitely a contender for the most luxurious of the Caribbean Islands. The island is small and does not have the tourist infrastructure that you’ll find in Jamaica or the Bahamas. As a result, the resorts tend to be quiet and very exclusive. They are also not overrun with tourists.