A Beach Destination Wedding at The Crane Residential Resort in Barbados

“Our vision was to have a whimsical yet elegant wedding on a cliff overlooking the beautifully blue ocean,” says Kristy John (33 and in digital marketing) about her wedding to Philip John (34 and an account manager). The couple hosted a destination wedding in Barbados, and The Crane Residential Resort was the perfect venue for their celebration. “We wanted a more intimate setting, one where we could really get the chance to interact and take care of our guests -- plus, have a nice vacation,” Kristy says. The wedding included myriad DIY details and vibrant colors, such as in the striped bridesmaid dresses, colorful parasols, Polaroid photo booth, candy bar, program fans and the invitation suite, which was designed to look like a passport. The couple hosted multiple events throughout the weekend to keep their guests occupied during their stay, such as a poolside cocktail party, a beachfront game of rounders, an outing to a local eatery and a private catamaran for the day after the ceremony. Kristy says her outstanding vendors helped make the whole wedding welcoming and full of personal details: “From start to finish, we had amazing help from our wedding coordinator at The Crane Residential Resort, Keisha Yearwood, our floral designer and confidant, Ivie Joy from Ivie Joy Flowers & Events, and our talented photographer, Angelica from Angelica Criscuolo Photography. They each were experts at their craft and respectively provided feedback on the resort’s offerings, floral materials and tips.”