Viceroy Anguilla wedding ceremonies and celebrations are as one-of-a-kind as the couples that they honor. In a resort setting like no other and with service with no limits, destination weddings in Anguilla and honeymoon wishes are readily granted. For an effortless event and an elegant atmosphere, there is no Caribbean wedding destination like a Viceroy Anguilla. From spa bridal showers to sunset martini nights for bachelor parties – and of course the wedding ceremony and reception. They offer comprehensive wedding services and exceptional wedding planners and vendors who specialize creating uniquely perfect events. Melinda Easley is the wedding coordinator for Viceroy Anguilla she has been planning weddings since 2004 and has planned over 300 weddings in her career. Melinda was asked to talk about her experience with couples as they plan their big day at the Viceroy Anguilla.
GO: What is your unique role when it comes to a couple’s wedding day and how does your property distinguish a couple’s experience as opposed to getting married somewhere else?
ME: Destination weddings are definitely an undertaking. Our property does include a wedding specialist that will assist with all of the details that take place on property to ease the planning process for our couples.
GO: From start to finish, what can a couple expect if they choose to get married at your property?
ME: Couples can expect customized service to fit their every need. Our specialist assist with décor, food, beverage, obtaining a marriage license, finding talent, etc. One of the most important aspects for us is to make sure the personality of the bride and groom are always reflected throughout their event.
GO: If you had to describe your property in three words, what would they be?
ME: Stylish, sophisticated and memorable!
GO: What are the unique locations that a couple can host their ceremony and reception at in your venue? Tell me about them and send me pictures.
ME: The sunset deck offers 180-degree views of the water without having to be in the sand. It provides truly stunning views! Couples can also have their ceremony on the beach, with their feet in the sand.
GO: Do you have areas where a couple can elect to take their wedding pictures at your property?
ME: The entire property is available to the bride and groom to take their photos and they range from a Point House staircase that takes you directly to the water to the longest hallway in the Caribbean with our “two faces” at the end.
GO: Do you have customizable packages? Tell me a little bit about them?
ME: We only have an elopement package because all of our weddings are customizable. We want the couple’s wedding to be a unique with an emphasis on putting their little touches into everything.
GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding, tell me about your menus/culinary team?
ME: Our food and beverage team is outstanding, with years of experience in the best kitchens around the world! For Cobà, our signature restaurant that serves Italian cuisine, we have an Italian chef from the Puglia region in the south of Italy. It’s this eye to detail that ensures all of our 5 dining venues serve authentic cuisine with a sophisticated twist.
GO: What is the first thing a couple should do if they are interested in getting married at your property?
ME: Couples can request information on our website or they can call our Miami office directly at 305.668.4689.
Back in January I had the pleasure of staying at the Viceroy Anguilla and it has come to be one of my favorite locations to escape to, so when I saw this wedding I immediately fell in love with it. The vibrant pinks perfectly compliment the Caribbean location, I adore Priscilla’s gown, the bridesmaid dresses are beyond amazing, David is handsome in his suit, the sunset vows and intimate reception—it was all stunning and elegant.
Priscilla Brito and David Burstyn
Married in Anguilla, British West Indies on January 15, 2011
Priscilla and David were destined to share their lives from the moment they first met. She was his perpetual New Year’s Eve date and therapist; he was her Mr. Big. It’s a story that reads like a cross between “Sex and the City” and “He’s Just Not That Into You.”
So different, yet so perfect for each other, it was a South Beach fairytale. Boy meets girl, they connect, travel, shop and dine in delicious style together and enjoy the best life has to offer. Always on the go—and everything in between—from climbing one of the most challenging summits, Ajax Mountain, in Aspen to struggling with Spanish while visiting Priscilla’s relatives in Cuba. It was the excitement that every couple dreams of … which is why, for some, things might go into a holding pattern.
Settling down? Not on David’s agenda. As much as Priscilla cared for him, her free spirit and lust for life kept her at bay. He would lure her into his world and she would reel him right back into hers. But one day, David realized that Priscilla may not be there forever and he couldn’t let her get away! She was the one who showed him how much fun life is outside of work, he could talk to her about anything, and she seemed to always be there for him.
So, he rode in on his white horse, swept her off her feet, and said “not so fast pretty girl; you belong to me.” They rode off into the sunset—to the airport actually—and flew to Las Vegas. Gambling, Rolls Royces and an elegant dinner set the stage for their happy ending. And as David prepared to get down on one knee and handed Priscilla a little box with a lifetime promise of love inside, she grabbed him by the lapels, pulled him to her, and said: “Get up, I’ll marry you!”
Inspiration for their wedding came one year before the proposal when friends took them to the Viceroy Anguilla. While their initial plans of a large wedding kept them from pursuing the venue, they reevaluated, shortened their guest list, and made a three-day weekend out of it. Not only did it turn out to be the best weekend of their lives, but so many others now share the same memories with them. “We would do it all over again and again if we could!” they agree.
Location, Cake and Caterer: Viceroy Anguilla, Anguilla, British West Indies; Florist: Black Orchid Florist, Anguilla, British West Indies; Jewelry: Starvin Marvin Jewelry, Aventura, FL; Wedding Gown: Jenny Packham, London, United Kingdom; Photography: Heather Funk Photography, Miami, FL
We wish you countless years of happiness Priscilla and David and a big thank you to Heather Funk of Heather Funk Photography for letting us share these images with our viewers!