Friday, August 17, 2007

Reception at the Villa Monte Carlo on Canouan Island

After the ceremony, everyone was transported to the Villa Monte Carlo at Raffles Resort.





The Villa Monte Carlo is high on a hill overlooking the northern Grenadines, with sweeping views of the resort and the reef.



Everyone enjoyed the view and warm breezes during cocktail hour.



(You can click on any photo to see a larger version.)






After cocktail hour, everyone moved into the ballroom for a delicious island lunch. Linnyette Richardson-Hall of Premiere Event Management had everything looking fabulous. Can you believe she brought all of the linens with her?? Isabella said there was quite a bit of frenzied luggage re-packing at the airport to get all the weight distributed proportionally!



I love that she pays such attention to detail. The place settings were beautiful, and she even found pewter palm tree place card holders. The hibiscus was also a running theme for the wedding and beautiful cut-outs of the flower were used on the name cards.



Everyone enjoyed the steel drum music during the reception. These guys were really good!


And of course, what would a reception be without a few speeches? lol



Check out the bling on their cake - the sparkly, pink M was great!


Hahahaha - this image makes me laugh so hard. Synda's mom is very surprised as she pulls a special piece of paper out of her favor box! But - you will have to watch the show Married Away on the Style network to find out what the surprise is.



The Married Away television crew film the family one last time at the reception...



Standing:
Isabella, Brian, and Jay
Seated:
Linyette

Linyette is the owner of Premiere Event Management, and from what I understand, she is the wedding planner in the Baltimore, D.C. area. She has appeared on quite a few television shows including Whose Wedding Is It Anyway and Married Away. Isabella is one of Linyette's interns. Brian and Jay were filming as part of the Married Away crew.


Last but not least, stay tuned for pictures of the happy bride and groom. And...see who ends up in the water!

7 Comments:

Blogger Shara Lana Pisowicz said...

WOW!!! I wished I could have been there too. I can just imagine those breezes and steel drums!!! AWESOME!!!!!!

4:47 PM  
Blogger Steven Kang said...

Beautifl location, beautiful details. awesome.
Thanks for that contest.

12:20 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

These are beautiful, Jill. Can't wait to see you next month in Valdosta. Hope all is well.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Gorgeous shots Jill! I love the pastels and subdued colors, fits the setting so nicely!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Jill Higgins said...

Hey Sha - wish you could have been there too.

Thanks Steven - I haven't forgotten you - I'm going to get your GC when I'm in Charleston on the 1st.

Hey Crystal - Can't wait to see you - it should be fun.

Thanks Mike!

5:38 PM  
Blogger Jay Lavely said...

Thanks for adding these pics of the crew! Great photos! I am in Albany GA now shooting a baseball reality show.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Canouan Island said...

What beautiful pictures from Canouan Island. Very talented photographer!! Check out more information about visiting Canouan Island at:
www.CanouanIsland.com/

3:58 PM  

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