St. Lucia Wedding Photos • Destination Photography • Jade Mountain + Anse Chastanet

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Getting to experience Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain was truly incredible. I had the fortune of traveling to St. Lucia for a wedding press trip with Lauren Grove from Every Last Detail. It was an amazing week and ended with two incredible days at these sister resorts. They’re breathtaking and “paradise” in every sense of the word.

Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

We approached the resort by boat, which immediately piqued our interest. The resorts were organically designed and built into the mountain by architect and owner, Nick Troubetzkoy. He thoughtfully designed Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts with nature in mind from aesthetics to eco-friendly function.Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

Each walkway leads to another singular room at Jade Mountain. Room numbers are indicated at the end of the walkway. The various levels of zig zagging walkways excite your eyes! I couldn’t stop looking at them. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

Each room is assigned a butler for your stay. Ours welcome us with tropical drinks! Lauren was so excited to open the door to our Galaxy Suite, our home for one magical evening. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

A bottle of bubbly was there to greet us and we eagerly showed ourselves around…as I captured our amazing suite.

Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

The multilevels make the suites even more interesting. Check out Lauren, of Every Last Detail wedding blog, lounging on our “lower deck” just beneath the infinity pool. And below is the view Lauren saw looking up towards where I was standing. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

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Everything is open air at Jade Mountain. There is no “fourth wall” so enjoyment of the view and tropical weather can be maximized. You can even relax in the tub and enjoy the view! Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

Lauren and I quickly got into the infinity pool. We were there for less than 24 hours so we let the fun begin immediately. Hanging out in the pool, taking a million photos of the sunset, and watching it slowly sink below the horizon was so calming. It was unforgettable. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

Darkness at the resort reveals another side of its character from the way the walkways are illuminated to the sparkle of the stars in the sky above the island’s famous Piton mountains. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

I’m below, chillin’ in the pool after dinner, having a bit of fun with the camera’s self-timer and long exposures. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

We ordered room service in the morning. It was blissful! The crows were uninvited and unavoidable guests made made for some good laughs as they kept stealing sugar packets from our breakfast table and I happily enjoyed the morning view with the newest The Knot magazine. Fresh fruit sweetened the situation…mango in St. Lucia is truly 10 times better than anywhere else I’ve ever tasted it.Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

We also had the privilege of touring Anse Chastanet beach and rooms. The cost of Anse Chastanet rooms are a bit more affordable than Jade Mountain but the views are equally stunning. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

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Another highlight of the trip was seeing their wedding location options. I just LOVE the light in the image below. I can easily envision a bride and groom framed within the open gate below. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

The resorts make their own chocolate, created from their own cocoa plants on their property. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

The food there is phenomenal. Bently was a wonderful, attentive waiter who really wowed us with his recommendations and wonderful personality. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

Check out the size of the prawn above! iPhone is there for size scalability. 😉 Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.

If you want to digest your meal in the warmth of the sun, a beautiful deck above The Jade Mountain Club restaurant provides comfortable seating to bask in the St. Lucia weather. Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean. Photos by destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige Photography.The colorful glass sculptures around the resort were a favorite of mine – I LOVE color! If I remember correctly they were created by an artist in California with recycled glass.

I can’t say enough about our stay. It sincerely felt like we were in heaven without a care in the world. The staff was incredible, the views were breathtaking, the food was creative and delectable, the architecture intriguing and the amenities both in the room and around the property were exciting.

Expect to pay around $1100 a night upwards of $3,800 at Jade Mountain and $600 to $,1200 per night at Anse Chastanet. While the price tag may be considerable you’ll find it’s incredibly rewarding. For your honeymoon or wedding, potentially two of the most memorable times in your life, don’t you want a luxurious experience of a lifetime to go with it? Jade Mountain has been voted the #1 resort in the Caribbean for the years by Conde Nast Traveler. And of course, if you need a wedding photographer for your destination, don’t forget to contact me.

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Check out Every Last Detail’s post regarding destination weddings in St. Lucia as well.

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