A Ritz Carlton Destination Wedding

Traveling had never been this fun! As photographers, there is nothing more exciting than a bride on these spectacular views that the Caribbean brings to us. 

It all started with just a few guests, but the more their friends heard about the beautiful location they had chosen to get married, the more people signed up to join Hesam and Mahsa on their celebration of their wedding day.

And for any of you planning or even thinking of having a destination wedding, here is to the perfect calendar of events at a destination wedding!

Day 1

Welcome Party

Connect with friends and family to the St. Thomas Virgin Islands, US. Between an amazing dinner with fresh Lobsters and other seafood deliciousness, a live band, a few performances and toasts by some of their dearest family members opened up the weekend of celebrations.

Day 2

Island Hopping

Gather all your guests and take them Island hopping with the help of 9 private charter boats and jump from the different excursions that the islands offer on that season of the year. There is everything from Snorkeling on the deep seas, fishing, swimming with dolphins or manta-rays, etc. Then meet at the best restaurant along the marina, better known as Foxy's at the Jost Van Island and enjoy some legit fresh catches of the day.


Day 3

Wake up slow to a beautiful wedding day with the views of tranquil big blue sea.

Our couple woke up early in the morning for a romantic walk along the beach, and hand picked shells for their guest name tags. They wanted each guest to know how special and how valuable their friendship is to them, and these shells were just a little something to remind them that they are all unique and cherished to them, all on their very own ways.

The ceremony began at around sunset, and took place right on the beach with a beautiful big tree, that symbolized the beginning of their own family tree. This over the top romantic ceremony, with violins and a traditional Persian service was immediately followed by a super fun cocktail hour at a deck overlooking the beach, with a live slow motion booth, drinks and tropical music.

The wedding reception featured a grand entrance with sparklers and an awesome performance by their DJ, toasts and a super fun cutting of the cake dance, lots of dancing and a ridiculous amount of delicious food. 

Day 4

Farewell Breakfast

Make sure you don't start it too early, but your guest will love meeting again for a farewell breakfast. Don't expect too much energy out of your guests, but expect long conversations with them as you recap the last couple of days you've spent together. Let the hotel worry about the logistics, and don't worry about decor. The island itself and the vibes of the caribbean will do for this occasion. Some of your guests will probably stay a few days enjoying the trip on their own, and some may just take off. Just make sure you and your hubby get some good rest and that you get to have some time alone.