little isla, big family

& Anthony

A modern romance centered around family and multi-generational fun, this beautiful trio celebrated love in the picturesque Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.
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First came love, then came...a baby in a baby carriage. Shortly after a whirlwind romance and an epic beachfront proposal on Miami Beach, Anthony and Danica found out they were expecting! The whole extravagant dream wedding thing had to wait until little Isla made a grand debut into their lives.

“It wasn’t planned, but we were so excited to start a family. Once our daughter was born, we focused on her. Priorities changed. The wedding ended up being put on pause,” Danica shared. When they felt it was finally time to tie the knot, they decided to rethink the size and location of their big day. It was the perfect excuse for a tropical destination wedding with their closest family and friends.

“We wanted a big wedding at first, but our family was front and center for us. We both knew that we wanted a celebration that was more meaningful and intimate, to celebrate our love and many, many triumphs.” — Danica

After looking through numerous destinations, Beaches Turks & Caicos in Providenciales checked all the boxes on their wish list, including a great kids program with nanny service, a family-friendly vibe and an amazing beach setting.

“It was important for us to spend quality time together as a family and we created new memories that we will cherish forever.” — Danica

Working closely with their wedding team, Danica and Anthony turned their dream destination wedding into a reality, making sure the week’s itinerary was packed with new adventures each day. To kick-off the celebrations, Danica, Anthony, Isla, and their closest family members boarded a boat and headed to Half Moon Bay’s Little Water Cay — one of hundreds of uninhabited cays and islands that surround Turks & Caicos and is a sanctuary for the exotic, friendly Rock Iguana.

Under clear skies, the group enjoyed snorkeling and a private picnic on the beach to wrap up the day. The boat’s captain-turned-fisherman-and-chef caught conch directly from the sea and served up a traditional conch salad with fresh citrus fruits.

The night before the wedding, Danica and Anthony gathered with their guests under a shimmering canopy of string lights and stars for an evening inspired by classic Parisian romance at Schooners seaside restaurant. Crisp linens, white lanterns and blooming orchids contrasted against tropical greenery to create a timeless look. With a low-key atmosphere, high in style, this fête granted a picture-perfect setting during the Caribbean’s magic hour for an unforgettable rehearsal dinner.

When it came time for the big day, twenty-month-old Isla loved nothing more than playing dress up with Danica’s crystal-embellished wedges and jewelry. Isla was the perfect flower girl— a vision in white and a small piece of both Danica and Anthony, who represented their journey as a couple.

“While our story may not be traditional, it’s authentic. Surrounded by the people we cherish most in the world, in one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean, our wedding reflected the true meaning of love.” — Danica

With a crisp, salty breeze in the air and gentle waves greeting the shoreline the following morning was, quite simply, the perfect beach day for a wedding. Bamboo chairs lined a white-sand aisle and led to a stunning wood arbor adorned with a wispy arrangement of magenta, burgundy and peach florals.

For an intimate, secluded reception setup, the Beaches Wedding Planning brought in an oversized farmhouse table, topped with dramatic, cascading florals and subtle pops of gold. As twinkling candles and the Caribbean’s golden hour set the scene, the newlyweds indulged in filet mignon, baked couscous and flowing wine before sharing their first dance as husband and wife.

After dinner, an ivy-lined staircase led the group to the pool deck below for more dancing. Harmonizing with the pair’s party side was a blazing, club-like atmosphere complete with fire dancers, an open, top-shelf bar, and a DJ who was positioned over the pool.

As the celebrations carried on through the night, the duo reminisced about their incredible journey and toasted to new beginnings with friends and family by their side.