Destination Wedding in Anguilla: Mr. & Mrs. Tillman

Anguilla Destination Wedding at the Frangipani Beach Resort

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.

Anguilla Destination Wedding at the Frangipani Beach Resort

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?

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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.

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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?

Anguilla Destination Wedding at the Frangipani Beach Resort

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.

Anguilla Destination Wedding at the Frangipani Beach Resort

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!

August Thursday Beach Party

Private party at the Frangipani Beach Resort

After the madness of August Monday had come to a close, we were gearing up for Thursday’s events. The Meads Bay boat races takes place on Thursday, making the Frangipani the perfect place to watch the races while taking in the energy of onlookers.

In honor of the races, the resort hosted a private party for in-house guests, complete with live music, appetizers from Straw Hat restaurant and a DIY bar to whip up rum cocktails. For many, it was the highlight of Carnival week. Floating in the pool, watching the boats take off, and listening to the Mussington Brothers play while the sun began to set was absolute perfection on every level. Check out this quick video of the Mussington Brothers in action – absolutely incredible:

Here’s another quick clip captured on an iPhone:

Below are some of  pictures from the day’s festivities:

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Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla, BWI

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Were you here for Carnival week? What were the highlights for you?

xo from Anguilla,

Shannon Kircher

Guest Video: An Anguillan Honeymoon

Anguilla Honeymoon Adventure from Forrest on Vimeo.

Though this happened towards the beginning of our season, we wanted to share this incredible video created by two of our guests, Forrest and Ellie. The newly-minted Mr. and Mrs. Smith joined us to celebrate their first anniversary/belated honeymoon in Anguilla and captured shots from their adventures on the island. How great is this?!

A huge congrats and thank you goes out from the entire Frangipani team to Forrest and Ellie! Wishing you all the best in years to come and hoping for another incredible video for our arsenal.

Have photos or videos from your own trip to the Frangipani? Let us know and we’re happy to share!

Scott & Shannon tie the knot!

Mr. & Mrs.

Snapshots from the big day + a vendor list

We are delighted to announce the new Mr. & Mrs. Scott Kircher! Scott Kircher, the General Manager of the Frangipani Beach Resort, and Shannon Falzon, the Frangipani’s Marketing Manager, tied the knot on July 5, 2013 at the resort in front of family and friends. Check out some snapshots from the big day, plus a list of vendors for brides-to-be looking for a magical wedding destination.

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Being announced as Mr. & Mrs. with custom etched coconuts!
Cocktail hour

Tented cocktail area at the Frangipani.

Shannon & Scott entering the cocktail party

Shannon & Scott entering the cocktail party

Sprocka playing the cocktail party

Sprocka playing the cocktail party

Table Setting

Simple, beautiful table settings.

Social

Getting social with a custom hashtag to curate photos from the week!

Wedding Details

Wedding details.

Boss

Boss getting the crowd pumped up!

First dance under the Straw Hat lights

First dance under the Straw Hat lights

Dancing up a storm!

Dancing up a storm!

Taking over the mic!

Taking over the mic!

Dessert provided by Tropical Treats Ice Cream Truck

Dessert provided by Tropical Treats Ice Cream Truck

Grandma hits the dance floor!

Grandma hits the dance floor!

Fantastic shots from the photobooth!

Fantastic B&W shots from the photobooth!

Sending wishes into the sky.

Sending wishes into the sky.

{Vendors & Locations}

Ceremony Site: Bethel Methodist Church, South Hill
Cocktail Hour: Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay
Reception: Straw Hat Restaurant, Meads Bay
Event Decor: Black Orchid Florists
Flowers: Black Orchid Florists
Bartending Services: Garvey Lake, Sunshine Shack
Cocktail Hour Music: Sprocka
Reception Music:
Boss & the Horsepower Band
Dessert: Tropical Treats Ice Cream
Coordination Services: Blue Sea Anguilla
Transportation: Preston Hughes
Custom Signage: Paper Tangent {Etsy}

{Pre-Wedding Festivities}

Rehearsal Dinner: Picante Restaurant
Cocktail Party: Elvis’ Beach Bar
Car Rental: Gumbsie Rental Car

{Accommodations}

Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay
Turtle’s Nest Beach Resort, Meads Bay
Carimar Beach Club, Meads Bay
Meads Bay Beach Villas, Meads Bay

Looking at planning your own wedding in Anguilla? We’re happy to share tips and ideas!