A Romantic Destination Wedding at Ani Villas in Anguilla
Despite living seven hours away from each other after college, Stephanie Diec (28 and works for LinkedIn) and Andrew Wise (28 and an entrepreneur) only spent one weekend apart in six months. The couple had different ideas of how to celebrate their relationship and marriage. “Instead of having one big wedding, we decided to have two separate weddings, one for just friends and one for just family,” says Stephanie. The couple brought 21 of their closest friends to Ani Villas on the island of Anguilla, a private, ten-bedroom resort with its own private beach, chef, pools and hot tubs atop a cliff overlooking the turquoise blue sea. The couple kept their wedding decor light and romantic with pink, white and nude, all captured by Caroline Ross Photography. The ceremony took place on the grounds just before sunset, and the reception offered a menu of fresh local fare with a unique shot paired with every dish. After dinner, DJ Sugar, an island legend, brought the party long into the night. “Some of the Villa and catering staff even joined in the party and shared some local traditions,” says Stephanie.