NO WORRY WEDDINGS
It’s not every day you get to party on a private island with the world’s top wedding bloggers!
Earlier this year, that’s exactly what I got to do, as part of the first Aisle Society Corporate Retreat! As if spending a few days with these girls wasn’t enough, being treated to a stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort was the cherry on top of the perfectly iced cake! The team at Sandals made us feel welcomed from the moment we stepped onto the island – and believe me, keeping a group of 20 wedding bloggers with high expectations happy, is no mean feat! They were more than up to the challenge, hosting everything from an exclusive bloggers brunch, beautiful reception lunches, cocktail hours with massages and pampering treats, candlelit dinners on a pier overlooking the Caribbean Sea, to a goodbye party on our own private island! It wasn’t all sundowner cocktails and pool parties (although I’ll admit there were more than a few of those!), it was also a chance to learn about the amazing wedding & honeymoon packages offered by Sandals all over the Caribbean.
For couple’s tempted by the idea of a destination wedding in the sunshine, luxurious all-inclusive honeymoon – or a combination of the two – then I couldn’t think of a more romantic setting! The dedicated Weddingmoons team at Sandals take care of every detail, so from the moment you book your wedding and honeymoon experience are completely worry free. Your only challenge will be deciding whether to sip a piña colado or strawberry daquari on the beach, or maybe the pool?!
Being a bit of a wedding design snob, I’ll admit before I left I was a little aprehensive about the idea of a ‘package’ wedding, but after speaking to – and experiencing – the range of beautiful, totally customisable weddings available I was a total convert. Whether you want to go all out on the tropical theme with conch shells, local florals and palm leaves, favour a more classically elegant style, or want to incorporate the latest trends, the team can deliver – and they do it so well. There’s also so much choice on wedding locations too, from exchanging your vows under a shell-encrusted canopy, to celebrating in an elegant ballroom, or partying on the beach to your very own private island (um yes please!)
As well as being delighted by the service from the dedicated Weddingmoons team, I was impressed by the staff all over the resort. Whether being mixed a cocktail at the bar, or asking for something off-menu at dinner, nothing was too much trouble, and everything was delivered with that award-winning Caribbean charm! Whether you’re content to sit by the pool in a haze of newly-wedded bliss, or perhaps indulge in a couple’s massage or two in the on-site spa, there are also plenty of activities for the more adventurious Mr & Mrs, from snorkelling and scuba diving to sailing and paddleboarding.
And the accommodation? Wow. My giant room overlooked the pool and clear turquoise sea, and was beautifully designed with a Carribean twist and a private balcony too! For the ultimate luxury, take a look at the newly renovated LoveNest villa’s, with a private tub for two and butler service it’s a perfect honeymoon hideaway for two!
I’ll leave you with this short video from our trip while I go back to dreaming about that private island and clear blue sea…
PS. You can find our more about Aisle Society, and how it could transform your wedding planning process in our post here.
*Sandals Royal Bahamian sponsored our stay in the Bahamas. All opinions are the author’s own are not endorsed by Sandals, Aisle Society, or their affiliates.