Showing posts with label Tropical Wedding. Show all posts

Wedding Weekend in Barbados

Hi everyone! I'm officially back in action after spending the past several days in Barbados for a friend's wedding. We had an amazing trip and I plan to post a "Guide to Barbados" next week. Just a little late but I'm joining Biana for her Weekending linkup to recap our (long) weekend trip.

K and I arrived in Barbados late on Wednesday night so we had just enough time to grab some dinner and hit the sack before waking up super early on Thursday to head to the marina where we took a catamaran cruise around the island. We enjoyed the crystal blue waters around Barbados' coast and went snorkeling where we saw a ship wreck, tons of beautiful fish, and also swam with some friendly turtles. I wish I owned an underwater camera to capture our snorkeling adventures.

Thursday night was girls night with the bride-to-be, her bridesmaids, mom and other ladies in the family. The bridesmaids cooked up a local fish dinner, and we had some wine and just hung out since we had to be up bright and early on Friday to start the hair and makeup process. 

Friday morning came quickly and we got started at 8am at the wedding venue which was a beautiful villa that sits on Barbados' west coast. The girls spent the day getting prepped and hanging out with the bride.

It was then time for the ceremony, which was at a beautiful church cathedral and the reception was back at the villa. It was one of the most beautiful weddings I've attended to date and the bride looked stunning!

On Saturday, a friend of mine who lives in Barbados took us on our own private tour of the island. We stopped off at The Crane resort which looks like something out of a magazine to have lunch and check out the amazing views.

We drove around the east coast and checked out a few other beaches and lookout points. Barbados is definitely in my top 5 list of most beautiful Caribbean islands. The color of the ocean and scenery is incredible.

On Sunday we hit the beach by our hotel super early for one last swim and lounge on the beach before meeting up with some family for breakfast/brunch and then packing up to head to the airport.

As I always say after vacation - it was way too short!! But we packed our days and nights full so we didn't waste a minute of Barbados' beauty and spending time with family and friends.

I'm looking forward to catching up on some blog reading this week and getting back into my regular routine.