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How to Make the Most of Your Wedding Weekend (Hint: Beach Bonfire Rehearsal Dinner!)

Gabrielle Hurwitz

Yesterday, we shared Barbara and Dane's wedding weekend kickoff: a sunset sail around the islands of Bermuda followed by a tropical, al fresco dinner party under the stars. And today, you're in for a treat, because we're continuing the festivities with fabulous bridal party funny and a beach bonfire in the sand, all captured by the one and only Jose Villa. A former British colony, Bermuda still maintains touches of British charm throughout, like these authentic phone booths, where the bride and groom met up for a quick kiss before separating with their bridesmaids and groomsmen for a day of fun.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

While her groom went off with the boys, Barbara and her bridesmaids headed to Coral Beach & Tennis Club for a round of croquet and high tea. Over macarons, petit fours and a Pimm's Cup or two, the girls reminisced about the past and dreamt about the future.

Guy Time

Meanwhile, Dane and his friends headed to Woody's, a local institution known for their delicious fish sandwiches and dangerously good Rum Swizzles.

One Last Hurrah

After a day of fun, the couple reunited at The Reefs Resort & Club for a rehearsal dinner under the stars. With their toes in the sand and the ocean steps away, the couple and their guests toasted the soon-to-be newlyweds. But the highlight of the night was s'mores by the bonfire, where Barbara surprised guests with an outfit change that featured sequined pants and feather earrings!

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Cinematography: Burnthouse Productions | Catering: Coral Beach & Tennis Club | Hair + Makeup: Janet Villa | Venue: The New Woody's Sports Bar | Venue: Coral Beach & Tennis Club | Venue: The Reefs Resort And Club | Bridal Boutique: Mark Ingram Atelier | Bride's Bonfire Outfit: Sachin And Babi | Bride's Day Dress: Self Portrait Studio - Azaelea Red Dress | Bride's Feather Earrings: Sachin And Babi | Bride's Rehearsal Dinner Dress: Costarellos | Bride's Tassel Earrings: Rebecca Little Jewelry | Bride's Tassel Earrings: Rebecca Little Jewelry | Bride's White Top: Atelerie | Bridesmaid's Dress: Atelerie | Bridesmaid's Dress: FH For Him | Bridesmaid's Jumpsuit: Süße Poesie | Bridesmaid's Romper: FH For Him | Bridesmaid's Romper: Süße Poesie | Event Planning, Design + Production: dasfete | Fashion Styling: the stylish bride | Groom + Groomsmen's Attire: FH For Him | Groom + Groomsmen's Attire: TABS | Groom + Groomsmen's Attire: Coral Coast Clothing | Groomsmen's Blazers: The English Sports Shop | Location: Fort Hamilton, Bermuda | Paper Suite: Kitecreative Design