Aruba Renaissance Private Island Wedding: Michelle and Andreas
Michelle had always dreamed of a beach wedding, and after Andreas popped the question, she started searching for the perfect location. The couple initially hoped to tie the knot in Hawaii, but didn’t want to subject their Swedish guests to a 22-hour flight. However, they also knew that they didn’t want bystanders at their beach wedding, which can be common at Caribbean resorts. After discovering the Renaissance Aruba and its private island experience, the couple settled on Aruba for their dreamy celebration.
The Renaissance private island gave this couple the best of both worlds: the beach wedding of their dreams, and the intimacy of being surrounded by the couple’s closest friends and family without the chance of bystanders walking by. The only interruption to their private ceremony was a sassy flamingo, who strutted into the aisle with a cheery, “Honk!” and then continued on his merry way.
At this wedding, I served not only as on-site stylist and coordinator, but also as second photographer for Tracy Enoch. This unique opportunity to be behind the lens gave me a whole new appreciation for the teams that I work with every wedding day. It was exhilarating to feel the pressure of getting “the shot” during the ceremony, and enlightening to learn more about the challenges of different outdoor wedding lighting scenarios and elements (like Aruba’s famous wind). If you’re planning a wedding in Aruba and seeking a wedding planner and designer who can bring your vision to life, contact me to get started!
Wedding Styling and On-Site Coordination: Meggie Francisco Events
Photography: Tracy Enoch
Venue, Floral, Entertainment, Catering and Cake: Renaissance Aruba Flamingo Beach
Stationery: Shutterfly (formerly Wedding Paper Divas)
Gown Designer: Martina Liana
Hair and Makeup: JenniVe
Groom’s Clothing: Men’s Wearhouse
Meggie Francisco is a Columbus wedding planner and event designer. She is well versed in guiding clients through challenging event design and management goals, and has successfully executed corporate events, social occasions, and destination weddings around the world. Contact Meggie today for a complimentary consultation for her wedding planning or event planning services.