Island of Aruba – This is one of my favorite islands for shooting destination weddings. Located in the southern Caribbean Sea, 27 km north of the coast of Venezuela, Aruba has one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. People here are so hospitable and always have a smile on their faces, that’s why the place is perfectly called “One Happy Island”.
That’s why when Kara and Anthony chose us to document their wedding on this gorgeous island, I was so thrilled and felt like I won the lottery! Check out some of the images from their wedding. Kara and Anthony booked us together with their family and friends at the Westin Resort & Casino Aruba. This was the same place we stayed a couple of years ago when we covered Steve and Valerie’s wedding. We actually recommended the place to them since we were really impressed with how everyone in this hotel was so hospitable and nice. And I am glad they picked this place.
The wedding ceremony was held on the beach at The Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa. Though the sun was all out on that hot afternoon, the blue skies above still made this wedding a colorful one. The wedding reception followed at La Trattoria el Faro Blanco Restaurant, which has a view of the famous California Lighthouse on the hill of Hudishibana in Aruba. Everyone at the reception knew how to party…and it helps when you have a really good local band playing Caribbean music. And talk about “dancing with the stars”, Kara and Anthony just have that kind of dance moves. And one thing I will never forget…love their wedding cake!…it’s one of the best I’ve ever had actually in my many years of shooting weddings.
Kara and Anthony are an amazing couple – not to mention they are both beautiful people inside and out! I thank them for letting me and my wife Bless be part of their special day.