Hannah and Travis eloped at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa in St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. They decided to get married with only their immediate family and closest friends. In the planning process, they decided to take along me and Nathan as well, to document this incredibly special day for them. We were floored. We were honored. They were coming from the Portland area while we were traveling in from Southern California. We all had the same layover in the Miami airport and took the same flight into Antigua. It was so fun to be able to stick together while traveling, bumping into them at the resort throughout our long weekend stay, and really just enjoy this experience with everyone who came.
This was honestly my very first time out of the country. I’ve gone all over the states to photograph weddings, and had dreamed of one day heading outside of the United States for a destination wedding such as this one. The entire time we were there, I couldn’t believe that my dream had come true. Nathan and I got to go snorkeling and play in the incredibly warm and vibrant blue Caribbean ocean water. The sand was so soft between our toes. The water along the shore was so calm and inviting. I could have stayed and played forever.
On the day of the wedding, the Sandals Resort staff went above and beyond to make their wedding day perfect and so lovely. We had full reign, photo wise, with no restrictions of where we could go or how long we could soak up the sunshine. It was also a really a great experience being an outside vendor. We felt so welcomed and taken care of. We ended the night with a private wedding dinner on top of a patio overlooking one of their pools. Their family and friends made toasts to them in celebration of this milestone. It was the perfect ending to a beautiful day.
I don’t know how to accurately describe how grateful I am that Hannah and Travis brought us along to document their elopement. Thank you guys so, so much for trusting us. Now, I’ll let these photos speak my words.