A destination wedding in Anguilla is something out of a storybook, and the evening of Mark and Eryn’s nuptials was nothing less than magical. What made the experience even more special? Their friends and family had been here for a few days in advance and would wake up with them as newly minted Mr. & Mrs. the following day.
Pre and Post-Wedding Festivities
With a full buyout at the Frangipani Resort, Mark and Eryn’s group occupied the entire hotel for 3+ nights, where the resort morphed into a private villa dedicated to their experience. Eryn, planner extraordinaire, mapped out events for the three-day itinerary that had guests delving into a range of what Anguilla has to offer, balancing regular activities with a healthy dose of poolside marination.
Most people will tell you that a visit to Little Bay is a must during your time in Anguilla. Accessible only by boat, Eryn and Mark had an afternoon scheduled with Frangipani’s boat, Relentless, shuttling guests to Little Bay to watch Mark & Eryn ‘take the plunge’ from the famous rock at Little Bay. Not a bad way to kick off a wedding weekend, right?
The day after the ceremony (see below for ceremony and reception photos!), Eryn and Mark hosted an awesome beach BBQ on Meads Bay where guests had the option of chicken, ribs or fish for a toes-in-the-sand dinner. To top it off? A bonfire with a s’mores station to cap off the evening.
The Ceremony + Reception
Eryn and Mark’s wedding day was a gorgeous affair; a chic beachy ceremony with perfectly placed touches. The bride walked along the white sand beach, dress trailing in the sand, to the ceremony site. Local musician, Dumpa, played Here Comes the Bride on steel pan while onlookers watched the bride walk down the aisle to the archway, just steps from the water. The duo’s personal pastor came to the island to officiate for an incredibly heartfelt ceremony.
Straw Hat Restaurant provided a gourmet Caribbean dinner which was complemented by Tropical Treats ice cream for dessert. For reception music, Darvin Mussington and Keira got the crowd dancing and kept the energy up until it was time for a send off. Can you beat dancing in the sand with sparklers?
And then there was the wish lantern grand finale, something that is always so fun and mesmerizing to watch. In truth, the setting has to be just right for the wish lanterns to take flight, and this night brought all of the right elements. The Tillmans now hold the record for most wish lanterns to make it into the sky (16!), which means lots of well wishes for the newly hitched duo.
Cheers to a gorgeous destination wedding in Anguilla! We couldn’t be happier to watch these two tie the knot, and couldn’t feel more honored to be a part of their big day. Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Tillman – here’s to a lifetime of happiness!