The feel of the sand between your toes as you say “I do”. The wonderful touch of the warm tropical breeze against your skin with the soothing sounds of the sea in the background. Imagine the endless blue skies with the occasional puffy white clouds moving overhead. Then there’s the exotic smell of bougainvillaea wafting through the air.
Can you imagine the amazing wedding photographs with the backdrop of the beautiful turquoise crystal clear the Caribbean Sea and incredible tropical sunsets?
Then, of course, there is the option of travelling to Barbados for pre-wedding food and wine tasting and or a spa weekend to make sure you totally relaxed and completely pampered and ready for your big day. So now you have the Dream, all you have to decide on is the location and of course whether to chose a hotel or one of the amazing private Barbados Villas?
Hotel or a Barbados Villa?
I have always considered myself to be a hotel kind of girl. Nothing made me happier than the thought of checking into a five-star hotel and being treated like a princess. Having my bed turned down with a little chocolate before night time. Then there are the swimming pools, the gyms, wonderful food and all of the other things to do in Barbados. All that amazing service that makes you feel like a VIP.
Wonderfully private vacation rentals which have all the luxuries of a 5-star hotel and sometimes even the chocolaty turndown, amazing food but much much more space and complete privacy of course. And why share your wedding with other hotel guests and onlookers when you can have a place which is equally luxurious but also completely private.
Tailor Your Wedding
In addition, because each villa is so unique, there is the perfect opportunity for the bride and groom to tailor-make their wedding to their own personal preferences. For me, villas in Barbados are the way to go and since we have personally inspected every luxury villa in Barbados, we feel we are in the perfect position to recommend some of the best ones for the perfect dream Barbados Wedding.
Since we have been doing a lot of dreaming so far, The Dream villa in Barbados feels like the best place to start.
It is not only one of the best villas on the island; it is also one of my personal favourites. This is the place where you can let your inspiration run riot. The Dream comes fully staffed with a butler, a chef and several housekeepers who all delight in pulling off the seemingly impossible.
There are five bedrooms at the villa so you could either have a small wedding of up to 10 people or if you have set your sights on a larger gathering, it’s fully possible to organize accommodation in some neighbouring villas or resorts. The location is picture-perfect. The beach here is virtually private with very few passersby and the pool area is gorgeous. The living area of The Dream opens right up so there is plenty of space for everyone to sit down comfortably.
The Garden at St Helena
About Alexandra Baradi
Alexandra Baradi is founder and owner of Exceptional Villas. She set the company up in 1992. Alexandra is a hotel manager by background and is absolutely passionate about travel.