The real reason we went to Antigua was for the wedding of our friends, Jim and Vicki. They had been engaged for a year and decided they wanted something a bit different for their wedding. They researched various Caribbean islands and finally decided on Antigua. Vicki contacted a local wedding planner in Antigua who took care of everything - the location, minister, flowers, reception, cake, entertainment and transportation for the guests. This was the largest Caribbean wedding the wedding planner had ever seen - 65 guests from all over the world. Jim is American and Vicki is South African but they are living in London now. So friends and family traveled from all over to help them celebrate.
There were coaches which took us to Turner's Beach and Restaurant. A steel drum played "Here Comes The Bride" as Vicki was escorted by her father onto the beach towards her fiance waiting under an arched trellis with bright tropical flowers. The ceremony took place shortly before sunset which provided for some beautiful pictures. The reception was held at Turner's Restaurant where we danced the night away to the steel drum band.
It was such a beautiful wedding. Jim and Vicki were lucky enough to be able to spend the entire week with all the guests unlike most weddings at home where everything is rushed and stressful.