St. Vincent and Grenadines wedding photographer
Wedding photography opportunities are endless in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, since the chain of islands has a distinctly castaway feel to it. It’s off the beaten path — way off the beaten path — and I have to say I like its remoteness. Read on for more info, and give a call if you’d like to hear more about how I work or how I price my destination wedding photography services. We specialize in destination weddings, having shot in more than a dozen countries around the world.
St. Vincent is the biggest island in the territory, and it’s a very unique place to get married. Photos here reflect the island’s remote charm and untouched scenery. It’s really no wonder that the original inhabitants of the island called it Hairouna, which meant the Land of the Blessed.
It’s pretty easy to sum up the Grenadines experience. It’s remote, unspoiled, and super remote — so much so that Hollywood chose these beautiful little islands to film Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. They chose it for the miles of empty beaches; gorgeous, thick forests; and the fact that there are no hotels looming on the distant skyline.
There are 600 islands in the Grenadines, yet and only a few are inhabited. The rest are simply beautiful beaches and forests. In fact, one little island has what’s repeatedly been called one of the top 10 beaches in the entire Caribbean – no easy feat!
If you’re thinking about a wedding on St. Vincent or one of the Grenadines, the best bet is to get in touch with the regional tourism offices. They’ll have the most up to date information about the wedding requirements. You can reach the New York office at 1-800-729-1726.
One good thing about the Grenadines is that despite its remoteness, it’s not THAT hard to get to. Book a flight to Barbados, St Lucia or Grenada and take a little puddle jumper over. Flying into Barbados is the easiest option. You can also wind your way through the Grenadines many islands via ferry from St. Vincent.
Wedding Venues in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The best places to get married in the Grenadines include Palm Island, the Frangipani Inn on Bequia, and the Saltwhistle Bay Club in Mayreau. Aside from the inns, you should check out these popular islands: Tobago Cays, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union Island, Palm Island, and Petit Saint Vincent. Also check out Raffles Resort. Other popular places are the Buccament Bay Resort, the Firefly Plantation Hotel, Tamarind Beach Hotel, and the Resort at Carenage Bay. Last, check out the Cotton House on Mustique.
There are a ton of places to get married on St. Vincent, but the top favorites are the Buccament Bay Resort, the Young Island Resort, the Petit Byahaut, the Villa Lodge, and the New Montrose Hotel. A few other popular favorites are the Beachcombers Hotel, the Cobblestone Inn, and the Heron Hotel.
What to do in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent serves as a great base to get out and explore the rest of the islands in the Grenadines chain. If you plan a wedding on St. Vincent, you can take boats out to go scuba diving in many completely empty dive destinations. This enables an underwater trash the dress session. You might consider chartering a boat to go on some cruises through the islands, and you might even consider visiting the Tobago Cays Marine Park, where you can swim with turtles. Also, there’s a strong local music scene with great reggae thanks to steel pans. Get stoked on calypso!
The best thing about the Grenadines is you can just take a break. It’s really that far away, and it feels that far away too. The dive sites are empty, the beaches are empty, the volcano has nobody around it, there are no megaresorts, casinos or high-rises. Many peopel say it feels like the Caribbean of the 1920s.
Dreamtime Verdict: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The Grenadines gets high marks, particularly for the adventurous people. Many places say that people who like Robinson Crusoe and pirate stories will get a kick out of the Grenadines. It’s got black sand beaches, white sand beaches, a big volcano, and countless uninhabited islands to explore. If you want hoppin nightlife, look elsewhere, but if you want a true adventure, consider the Grenadines. The little chain of islands also boasts some of the nicest hotels in the entire Atlantic Ocean – no small feat. Getting married in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an awesome opportunity for fantastic wedding photography somewhere way far off the beaten path. I’m eagerly awaiting the day when I get an inquiry from a couple planning on renting a 60′ catamaran for a week and sailing with 15 of their best friends through the Grenadines until they find an island that sparks their interest — and then they’ll anchor the boat, head ashore, and get married on an unknown beach on a deserted island.