Tonya and Eric take the plunge in Virgin Gorda

When Tonya and Eric's Cruise schedule incurred a sudden itinerary change mid-trip, plans for their wedding ceremony in Virgin Gorda were almost thrown for a loop.. Stopping at another British Virgin Island for the day - Jost Van Dyke , the Sea Dream would not be stopping in Virgin Gorda, as planned, until later that evening.

Whilst most couples would have panicked and called their wedding planner with a last minute cancellation or location change, Tonya and Eric packed up their wedding attire early in the morning and began the trek from Westerly Jost Van Dyke to Easterly Virgin Gorda .

Dropped ashore by the Yacht's tender, in Jost Van Dyke, they jumped aboard a local ferry boat to the neighboring island of Tortola. Tonya and Eric took a jitney bus along the stunning coast road of Tortola's south shore to Road Town where they boarded Speedy's ferry to the beautiful island of Virgin Gorda. Another short taxi ride found them at their planned spot to tie the knot- Savannah Bay. Finding themselves at the beach with time to spare they swam and enjoyed the pristine water and almost deserted beach until myself and the wedding planner arrived shortly joined by Pastor Ricketts. Discreetly climbing out of her bikini and into her wedding gown under a shady gazebo, Tonya looked amazing for her barefoot ceremony.

Happily wed, Tonya and Eric went on to Little Dix Bay after the ceremony for a candlelight dinner on the beach watching their Yacht Sea Dream sail  by underway way to nearby North Sound, Virgin Gorda where they dropped anchor for the night .

Heres wishing you both much happiness together,


Please enjoy a few of their wedding photographs by clicking on the picture below.


Categorized In: destinati | jost van dyke | little dix bay | photography | tortola | virgin gorda | virgin portraits | wedding

New Happenings at The Allamanda Gallery

 The beginning of  a new season is here and we have much planned at the Allamanda Gallery. As well as some great new images in our collection,available as matted and framed prints, we have designed a new set of  note cards and matching gift tags that will be available in November. This new set of cards was inspired by the reaction to our gift tags that were so popular last Christmas and so by popular demand we are producing a new set of 5x7 notecards and gift tags to match.  The ten different designs are comprised of photographs that I think capture the heart of Tortola. As they are blank inside they are perfect for any occasion and of course with Chrismas around the corner these would be great to send to your off-island family and friends. :)


Most exciting of all, l I am proud to announce that we are opening a second "Allamanda Gallery"  in November at "Top of The Baths" Virgin Gorda. We are presently busy painting and fitting out the space which will serve as another fabulous showcase for our collection and retail location for our framed photographs, matted prints, canvases, triptychs and small gifts and cards. We would love to see you the next time you are visiting Virgin Gorda and The Baths. Please watch this space for our opening date and upcoming specials...    Amanda.

"The Coppermine at Sunrise, Virgin Gorda"


Categorized In: amanda baker | gallery | gift tags | note cards | photography | the baths | top of the baths | virgin gorda

Crystal and Scott

 Ok, so it occasionally rains in the British Virgin Islands-and on this particular day it certainly did. Crystal and Scott had planned on a beach ceremony at The Sugar Mill Hotel on the North Shore of Tortola this Summer and nothing was going to stand in their way .. undaunted by the clouds the ceremony took place as planned and Crystal never stopped smiling :) It was certainly a pleasure to meet you both.





Categorized In: destination wedding | photography | the sugarmill hotel | tortola | virgin portraits

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene breezed through the  BVI on Sunday night as a tropical storm and apart from the very sad event at Necker Island no real damage was caused . Here is one of my latest panorama seascapes which I happen to call "Richard's view" it was, of course,taken at Necker Island.


This view, untouched by Irene is still yours Sir Richard, and we wish you good luck in re-building your new "Great House".


Categorized In: necker island panorama | photography | richard branson