I promise this is the last post on Discovery Shores, lest you think I’m on their payroll. 🙂
Most people dream of a destination wedding, and if you want a beach wedding, I don’t think there’s a better beach than Boracay, Philippines, and Discovery Shores is one of the best hotel/resorts to have it in. As I said in a previous post, Discovery Shores is not only a beautiful hotel, but is also located in one of the best beaches in Boracay.
While lounging on the beach, we saw a lot of activity in front of the hotel: tents, tables, a stage, a sound system, flowers….what was going on? “We have a wedding at 4pm.”, we were told. So we saw firsthand all the preparations that went into a Boracay wedding.
The engineering staff of the hotel was a flurry with activity setting up the tents in front of the hotel. Apparently the ceremony was going to be on the beach (timed with sunset. How gorgeous!!), and the reception (dinner and dancing) was going to be on the beach as well, right in front of the hotel.
Nearby, a gazebo was being constructed. The top photo shows the finished product (with DH and I posing for our anniversary picture).
Simple monoblock chairs were set up facing the water. This was around 1pm, and the ceremony was set for 5pm.
Underneath the tents, the presidential table was being set up. Fine linens and sturdy chairs were used, so at least the monoblock look was only for the outdoor ceremony.
The wedding party hired a band to play, and a stage was also being set up.
Part of a Boracay wedding is a sandcastle made of the famous sand, with the newlyweds’ names on it. Here you see the start of the sandcastle.
Carefully block letters are “carved” out of firm sand.
And the finished product! A very personalized sandcastle.
Stylish buffet tables, ready to be dressed up.
The reception area is cordoned off to ensure no “strays” wander in.
The wedding attendants and coordinators get ready! The sun is starting to set.
All waiting for the bride to arrive!Inside the tent….the finished scene! All lit up and ready to party.