A wedding in the UK does not always mean sunshine, even in summer, and no bride wants to wear wellies under her wedding dress. Fortunately the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa in Antigua has collaborated with leading local contemporary artist, Mark Brown, to design two new custom wedding packages that include sea, sand and practically guaranteed sunshine: The Tropical Package, for weddings with up to 50 guests and The Classic Package, for larger weddings.
Couples choosing a Mark Brown Wedding at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa are able to express their own personal tastes by accentuating the aisle with a choice of decorations such as lanterns, sea shells and tropical flowers. They can choose their own colour palette for the sheer fabric that will drape over the gazebo on the white-sand beach which they will be married under, and the dressing for the chairs, where up to 50 guests will watch looking out over the Caribbean sea. Afterwards, the resort’s Hammock Lounge is transformed into a reception venue with draped ceilings and huge vases of tropical flowers.
Mark Brown says “A wedding is a couple’s ultimate personal event, and I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Jolly Beach Resort & Spa to make couples’ dreams a reality. All of my work, in any medium, is inspired by light, colours, textures and lines, and this, with my Antiguan heritage and living in the Caribbean has been brought into my wedding designs for Jolly Beach Resort & Spa.”
“We are honoured to be collaborating with an artist of Mark Brown’s caliber on our new wedding packages,” said General Manager of Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, Vernon Jeffers. “His visual artistry, coupled with the bride and groom’s wishes, cast colourful spells on our beach wedding venue.”
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for a destination beach wedding in Antigua with a mile-long white sand beach that is a dream Caribbean wedding location. A dedicated wedding coordinator and wedding staff see to every detail making a Jolly Beach Wedding a joyous, stress-free celebration. The resort’s welcoming staff makes guests and family feel at home with an array of amenities to enjoy before and after the ceremony. There are non-motorized watersports, children and teens programs, a games room, gym and spa, as well as daytime activities, evening entertainment including The Casino at Jolly Beach owned and operated by King’s Casino.
The Mark Brown Tropical Package is inspired by the tropical Antiguan landscape. The one-tier wedding cake is decorated with tropical accents with the bouquet and the groom’s matching buttonhole done in beautiful tropical flowers.
The package starts US $2,700 for weddings of up to 50 guests.
The Mark Brown Classic Package, designed for couples hosting 50 to 100 guests, includes a consultation with the artist so that the bride and grooms personal vision could be translated into the wedding decor on their special day. This package includes a thematically decorated two-tier wedding cake or cupcakes, a bridal bouquet and the grooms matching buttonhole in the palette of choice.
The package cost starts at US $3,500.
Both Mark Brown Wedding packages include the personal attention of award-winning wedding coördinator, Beverly King, and wedding staff at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, as well as some necessities: the cost of the marriage licence, original Marriage Certificate, legal fees, the marriage officer to perform the ceremony and witnesses, should they be needed. There are also some special gifts for the bride and groom beginning with a $500 with a booking of six rooms with stays of seven nights (or a 12-night all-inclusive stay), a $100 credit for the resort’s Palms Wellness Centre, Spa, Gym and Beauty Salon and a $40 credit on an excursion.
Travel operator info etc. The following tour operators offer weddings at Jolly Beach: