a very special guest post ~ carleth & adrian

carleth and adrian are close friends, and, the cutest couple. as i’ve mentioned before (here), and luckily for me, they got married here in provo. i was flattered to know they had never been in turks and caicos and fell in love with the island through myseastory! i asked carleth to share a few thoughts on their special wedding weekend on island…

My dream was to get married on the most beautiful beach in the world, and it became true on May 26th.

It was a risk to organize a wedding at a place we had never been to, and most of our guests had never even heard of, but like someone once told me before: “with Turks & Caicos, you can never go wrong”. And so we did. We mobilized over 80 people from different corners of the planet, with the promise of paradise.

Grace Bay Beach exceeded our expectations and, on Memorial Day weekend, its turquoise waters created memories that will forever bond our eclectic and multicultural group.

It was a hot afternoon on May 26th, but nobody cared. Sweating on the dance floor of Bay Bistro was the perfect excuse for our friends to cool off in the water under the bright moon.

It was the happiest weekend of our lives, not only because we sealed our love for each other, but because of the wonderful activities in the island: the boat ride, the conch fishing, the snorkeling, the parasailing, the rum punch and the tasty fish tacos at Somewhere Café, all of which printed huge smiles on the faces of our loved ones.

One of our friends asked us if we will return to Provo one day, and we answered yes. “Maybe for our first anniversary” and he replied: “can we all tag along again??”

images 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 by Taurus Studios

images 4 and 6 by David McLean

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caicos dream

i have previously mentioned caicos dream tours (here), but it’s was about time I tell you a little more about it.

here’s the thing, every time we have friends and family visiting we go on this tour -yes, i have lost my count! my first time was on my first weekend on island and last week i got to go again – and i love it every time.

last week we were a ginormous group, so we had two boats for ourselves, but usually they pick up tourists staying at hotels along grace bay beach.

this is perfect for half a day plan and the outing has three different chapters!

first we stop by the reef for some snorkeling, i recommend you bringing your snorkeling material, but otherwise you can borrow theirs. we get to see all sorts of coral and colored fish – sometimes we bring our underwater camera too.

then we stop at a special spot to go conch searching, it is quite tricky as they are very well disguised.

we then stopped at iguana island, learn how to clean up a conch and relax by the beach in search of iguanas.

last week there were loads of eagle rays coming near the shore and we even saw a small shark just when we got out of the water!! can you see it? i know it’s small, but still a shark!

on the way back we get to eat conch ceviche made with the conchs we found and each family can take a conch shell home.

we had a great day out and i recommend anyone coming to provo to sign up! make sure you bring lots of sunscreen!!

see more pictures HERE

caicos dream tour contacts – (649) 231-7274 – a 3hour tour as described costs 89$per person.

snorkeling dream day

last year, when my family was over to visit, we went on a half day tour with caicos dreams – whenever we have visitors we always recommend doing this, and of course we always want to join!

we left turtle cove marina, picking up other guests from hotels at grace bay beach and headed to a perfect snorkeling spot – it was so peaceful, we just didn’t want to get out of the water!

how funny do we look on underwater pictures!

we then went for some serious conch picking and iguana watching – promise to keep u posted very soon.

family weekend in provo

its been a constant party at home this week, with three guests, we’ve had meals in and out, gone back and forth all day, exploring the island, chilling at the beach, snorkeling, diving, kite surfing and shopping too! my visitors will be guest-posting the next couple of weeks, and tell you all about their holidays in provo – so stay tuned!

i took this picture earlier this week on our day trip to iguana island – the weather was perfect, the water was warm and we saw plenty of iguanas.

i’m sad that the week is getting to an end, but i do look forward to next week too – provo -> new york -> lisbon -> london…how exciting!

oh, and in case i’m not around as much, do check me out on facebook, twitter and pinterest – HAPPY WEEKENDING my friends!