Bahamas Wedding Favors

If you’re thinking about having a wedding in the Bahamas then you need to think about what type of favors you want for your guests. These can be placed on the chairs as they wait for you to come down the aisle or they can be placed at the dinner table as you’re waiting for your meal. It doesn’t matter what wedding you’re having because favors can really bring it all together and this is especially the case if you are having one that reflects the theme of your wedding in its entirety. When you are planning your wedding favors, a great way to make sure that they match in would be to go with the beach theme. You could have mini chocolate star fish presented in small white buckets instead of boxes or you could even have other themed sweets and gifts instead.  This is a great way to show your guests that you care and it will make all the difference to your paradise island wedding.

Bahamas Wedding Favors: Your Exuma Wedding

Bahamas Wedding Favors

If you are planning Exuma weddings then you may want to give your guests something to go home with. They want to remember this day as much as you do and themed favour boxes can really mean the world to them. If you can’t come up with any themed sweets or ideas, think about having plain boxes with themed stickers or have their name tags decorated on the table. This is ideal if you are having a meal after with Bahamian cuisine and it is also great if you have lots of activities planned after as well. If you want to find out more about how you can make the perfect favor boxes for you and your guests, contact your destination weddings Bahamas planner today to find out more. They will be able to show you the top exotic wedding destinations and they will also be able to help you with your favor boxes as well so there are endless benefits available.

 Bahamas Wedding Favors

Photos: Donna Von Bruening

Summer Beach Chic Bahamas Wedding: Natalia and Doug

A summer beach chic Bahamas wedding was Natalia and Doug’s vision for their wedding. Easy, breezy and a time to bond with relatives and friends were also key words for their special occasion. The south Florida couple visited several Bahamas wedding venues before deciding on Grand Bahama Island for their nuptials.

We started off scouting Bahamas weddings Nassau about a year and a half before event date.  A major resort among others venues were checked out. Specifications such as a venue that offered a beach bonfire and a midnight curfew were top of mind for this couple. The next stop as our search for that perfect spot for their event was Harbour Island. However, proximity to South Florida was a key factor in choosing their Bahamas wedding site.  Being able to take a fast ferry to the island of choice was another must for the couple. Many of their guests chose this option while others flew to Freeport.

Bahamas Destination Wedding Site Visits

The couple followed their Harbour Island scout with two site visits to Grand Bahama Island and decided on that Bahamas wedding location. They chose Taino Beach Resort for Bahamas wedding ceremony and reception sites.  Both were steps away from the other.  We were then set to begin planning their beach chic Bahamas wedding.

Natalia and Doug visited with me so that we had a chance to see the various units Taino offered as well as do a food tasting.  We spent time reviewing flowers, linens, layouts for ceremony and reception.

The months flew by and the big day arrived.  On Saturday, June 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Natalia and Doug said “I Do” before some 66 family and friends.  Natalia chose not to have a bridal party.  Parents served as witnesses.

Beach Chic Bahamas Wedding: The First Look

Summer Beach Chic Bahamas Wedding: Natalia and Doug

Bride and groom blowing petals shortly after their first look photos with photographer Alfred Anderson.

Summer Beach Chic Bahamas Wedding: Natalia and Doug

Vows exchanged at their beach chic Bahamas wedding, Natalia and Doug happily walk down the aisle.

Summer Beach Chic Bahamas Wedding: Natalia and Doug

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First dance …

Bahamas Wedding Venue Taino by The Sea

A nautical beach chic Bahamas wedding theme was chosen.  Very artistic and hands on, the couple made their table numbers, escort sand dollars a DIY project.

Following a beach ceremony, guests moved to the cocktail hour where steel pan strains greeted them.  Passed hors d’oeuvres and beverages flowed.  Guests were later escorted to dinner under the Pavillion at Taino by the Sea Restaurant where a sumptuous buffet spread awaited them.

DJ Ampero played a mix of top 40s and salsa keeping the party on their feet dancing until well after midnight.

Relaxed after the evening’s festivities, Natalia, Doug and guests retreated to the beach bonfire where drank and chatted well into the morning.

Guests enjoyed a Sunday morning brunch hosted by the groom’s father after an amazingly fun wedding.

Beach Chic Bahamas Wedding Review

The couple honeymooned at Fowl Cay, the Exumas.

Upon her return home, Natalia and Doug crafted this Bahamas wedding review: “It is not easy to plan a destination wedding, but Marva and Chic Bahamas Weddings made it fun and stress free. We called many agencies in the Bahamas but when we talked to Marva we knew that we found a winner. From the very start we could tell she was extremely organized, prompt and always answered our phone calls, text and emails immediately. We always felt that our wedding was her top priority. She is creative and helped us craft the image of what our dream wedding would become. She worked tirelessly to cover every detail but always with a smile. We both felt confident that everything was going to be perfect and it was! She made our dreams come true and exceeded our expectations.” Natalia and Doug Laurie

Chic Bahamas Weddings plans events throughout the Bahamas.  The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, Turquoise Cay, Exuma, Rose Island off Paradise Island, Nassau, Valentine’s Resort, Harbour Island and Pelican Bay, Grand Bahama Island are just a few of the Bahamas wedding venues where we host destination weddings.  Contact us today to begin planning your special day.  2016 dates are still available for your event.

Hair-styling: Melonie Ciccolella

Make-up: Gail Does Make-up

Cake: Cindy deGregory

Photography: Alfred Anderson

Catering: Taino by the Sea

Planner: Chic Bahamas Weddings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Honeymoon in The Bahamas

The Bahamas is one of the top destinations when it comes to weddings, but a lot of people don’t put much thought into their honeymoon because planning a destination wedding takes up so much time. If you want to save time and money then why not think about having your honeymoon in the Bahamas as well. There is so much to do and so much to see, not to mention that the hotels and venues in the area have plenty of amenities available as well so you can be sure to find something that you and your partner will be sure to enjoy.

Honeymoon in the Bahamas

Photo credit: Erik Mosvold Photography

The Out Islands of the Bahamas such as the Exumas, the Abacos and Harbour Island and Eleuthera provide a most romantic and secluded honeymoon.  Airlines such as Sky Bahamas, Bahamasair, Pineapple Air and Southern Air all offer convenient short flights from Nassau to the Out Islands.

Spa Days

Honeymoon in the Bahamas

Photo credit: Donna Von Bruening

For your honeymoon, why not think about having a spa day for you and your loved one. These spa days are very affordable and they remain to be a great way to relax after the wedding is over. After your spa day, you could go and drink cocktails on the beach or you could take a boat and sail to the many cays that are in the area. There is so much to do and the Bahamas remains to be a great destination for newlyweds and for those who just want that romantic getaway.

Honeymoon in The Bahamas: Fun Fuelled Adventure

If spa days aren’t your thing or if you want an action packed honeymoon with your loved one then you could go diving to see the many coral reefs that are in the area. You can also go on a tour of the town and many people choose to go hiking or exploring in the beach areas as well so there is plenty to do if you want a fun packed adventure. Or, Swim with the Pigs in Exuma. Why not contact your wedding planner today to see what there is to do. There is something for every couple who loves adventure!

Bahamas Beach Weddings: Michaela + Ryan’s Chic Vintage Wedding

Bahamas Beach weddings are all the rage.  With crystal clear jewel toned waters and pristine powdery white sand beaches spread across 700 islands and cays of the Bahamas, stunning beach settings are not in short supply.

Michaela, a social media manager and Ryan, a technician from Ottawa, Canada chose Grand Bahama Island for their gorgeous vintage chic beach wedding ceremony in the Bahamas and Pelican Bay’s Sabor Pool for low key, but still chic and romantic. Michaela says: “The menu looked phenomenal, and the setting was so unique and personal. We couldn’t have chosen a prettier spot.”

Thirty guests including celebrities  Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the “Little Rock Nine”, one of the first nine black students to integrate an all-white highschool in Little Rock, Arkansas and a motivational speaker, as well as Hisham Tawfiq, a heroic former FDNY firefighter that currently stars in NBC’s “The Blacklist”, joined the couple for their Friday, May 22, 2015 wedding.  Guests came from New York City, NEW YORK, Ottawa, ONTARIO Baltimore, MARYLAND, Cochrane, ONTARIO, Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, Sudbury, ONTARIO.

Guests did not want to leave. They were absolutely THRILLED with the couple’s wedding and said that it was the most fun wedding that they’ve been to and that everything was absolutely stunning.  Michaela and Ryan agree! Bahamas beach weddings are fun and memorable.

Grand Bahamas Beach Weddings: Spanish Main Beach

Bahamas Beach Weddings

A stunning Michaela is pictured at Spanish Main Beach where her ceremony took place. Bahamas beach weddings are best on Grand Bahama Island that is known for its pretty, secluded private beaches.

Bahamas Beach Weddings
Michaela’s wedding dress was completely custom made, and her shoes were by Badgley Mishka.  She wore Kate Spade “Mrs” earrings, and both her necklace and headpiece were Zara pieces.  Bridesmaids wore mint infinity dresses from Etsy.

Bahamas Beach WeddingsA curious flower girl looks on as Michaela and Ryan seal the deal with a kiss.  Ryan (and the groomsmen) wore suits by Banana Republic, custom made ties and suspenders from Etsy, Sperry navy boat shoes, perfect for Bahamas beach weddings.

Michaela & Ryan Wagner May 2015
Bride’s pretty neck back necklace.

Bahamas Beach Weddings: Michaela + Ryan's Chic Vintage Wedding

Michaela & Ryan Wagner May 2015

          Rose petal aisle …

Bahamas Beach Weddings: Michaela + Ryan's Chic Vintage Wedding
The bride sourced or created many of the décor including the candlesticks, which were handpicked from Canadian vintage stores, the beach bucket guest favours, and the shell ring holder. The chair signs were hand painted by an artist in Israel.  The invitation suite/menus were from Wedding Paper Divas.

For their destination wedding dinner, the couple chose a menu of spice-rubbed seared tuna, tequila-cilantro chicken, and bacon cheeseburgers with french fries.  For dessert, warm apple tarts and chocolate mousse cake trifle were served.

Bahamas Beach Weddings: Michaela + Ryan's Chic Vintage Wedding

Ombre blush and light blue vanilla cake with raspberries and cream filling and a buttercream frosting.

Bahamas Beach Weddings: Michaela and Ryan’s Details

Bouquets comprised wild foliage draped with satin and lace ribbons, aisle covered in blush petals and petals spilling out of metallic lanterns, long banquet style table covered in sea glass, vintage gold candlesticks, mercury votives, rose centerpieces, and custom made signs.

Bahamas Beach Weddings

The bride paid homage to her beloved grandmother by carrying a part of her wedding bouquet in hers, and also with a sign on one of the chairs that was specially made by one of my bridesmaids, Kaytie Loucks, who also created most of the signage at the wedding.

Fun Activities and Favourite Memories

The couple held their bachelor and bachelorette parties on the island and they termed them “a blast!” The bride spent the day at Banana Bay with her friends, hopped aboard a boat cruise, where she was treated to a lovely lobster dinner, and then danced the night away at the Smith Point Fish Fry!

Michaela says her favourite memory from wedding day was “when the ferry picked up our guests and brought them to Bahamas wedding venue Sabor and it was just me and Ryan left on the beach with our photographer. I don’t think it could have been any more romantic, strolling along the water as newlyweds.”

Bahamas Weddings and Honeymoons 

A honeymoon in Eleuthera followed Michaela and Ryan’s wedding on Grand Bahama Island. “I have two,” she says.  “My favourite memories from our honeymoon was surfing the waves with a young wild dolphin, and chartering a boat for the day that took us out to the famous sandbars in Eleuthera where we collected gorgeous shells that are displayed in our bedroom! “  

Recommendation

Michaela says,I would definitely recommend a wedding on Grand Bahamas Island, and would absolutely recommend Pelican Bay. Marva Munroe, Bahamas wedding planner, made the experience as easy and smooth as possible, and she nailed my vision completely. The staff at Pelican Bay were so professional and accommodating, it couldn’t have gone better.”

Bahamas Beach Weddings: Best Part of Experience 

The best part of her wedding, the bride recollects, was sharing such an incredible moment with the people she loves most, and marrying her best friend in paradise.

All photos by Bahamas weddings photographer Lyndah Wells.

Hair-styling: Melonie Ciccolella

Make-up: The Set Bahamas

Cake: Cindy deGregory

Wedding planner: Chic Bahamas Weddings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing the Color Theme for Your Bahamas Wedding

Bahamas Weddings – Choosing Your Color Theme

If you want to have a luxury Caribbean wedding but you’re not sure what colour scheme you want then you certainly have a lot to think about. You need to think about what theme you want and you also need to think about what Bahama flowers you want as well. This has never been easier if you have a wedding planner by your side but it does help to have your own colour scheme in mind as well. When choosing your color, you need to think about what dress you are wearing as well as the invitations that you are giving out to your guests. By sticking to the same theme throughout, you can be sure to make your luxury Caribbean wedding one to remember.

Luxury Caribbean Wedding – Your Enhancements

Luxury Caribbean Wedding: Choosing the Color Theme for Your Bahamas Wedding

Photo: Photos Keepsakes

It doesn’t matter what accessories you choose or what colour you want, your wedding planner will be able to sort all of this out for you and it has never been easier. You can also have full creative control over your own colors as well, and this is great if you have a set theme in mind. You could have turquoise and white, purple and white or you could even have red and white as well. If you want to go for a more luxury colour alternative then consider black and purple or go for a slightly darker colour scheme. This is great if you are having your wedding indoors because it really helps to bring the contrast together. If you’re not quite sure what colour to choose and you want to get married in the Bahamas then contact your luxury wedding provider today to find out more. They will be able to help you find everything you need to know without any trouble at all.

Want to start your wedding planning now, contact Chic Bahamas Weddings! We’re more than happy to help you.

 

All You Need To Know About Your Wedding Packages Bahamas

Bahamas Wedding Packages – All You Need To Know

If you are thinking about booking a Bahamas weddings package then you need to know what is included. It might be that you need to book parts of your wedding separately to get the things you need, but most of the time it actually works out cheaper to book your package as a deal so you can be sure to save money when planning your paradise island weddings. If you don’t have a wedding planner, this is certainly something that you should consider. They will be able to help you find the perfect destination, the perfect venue and the perfect decorations, while also ensuring that you get as much as you can in a deal package.

Bahamas Weddings Package: What’s Included?

 

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A Wedding in The Bahamas. What Next?

After Your Wedding in The Bahamas

If you have just had your wedding in the Bahamas, it is understandable that you might not know what to do next. You might not just want to jet off home but you might not know what to do in the area. Believe it or not, your Bahamas wedding planner will be able to help you with this. They will be able to show you what there is to do in the local area and they might also be able to show you how to make the most of your honeymoon. Your wedding planners will also be able to show you how to get discounts on hotels and this is great if you plan to stay in the area for a longer period of time. Take a look below to see some ideas of what you could do after your dream wedding:

Wedding in the Bahamas – Scuba Diving

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Grand Bahama Wedding Planners in the Gardens

Grand Bahama Weddings – Garden of the Groves, Grand Bahama Islands

Grand Bahama wedding planners, Chic Bahamas Weddings, are so excited! Catherine and Rashad are being hitched today – 05/23/2015!  We’re thrilled to have the honour of working with Catherine and Rashad as we stage their Bahamas wedding at the exotic Garden of the Groves, Grand Bahama Island.

This New Jersey couple will exchange their vows this afternoon before family and friends in the intimate St. Francis Chapel, Garden of the Groves.  A replica of the first church on Grand Bahama Island, this sweet little venue is a magnificent setting for this afternoon’s event.

Guests of the couple were welcomed at a dinner last evening in Port Lucaya Marketplace.  All photos courtesy of Erik Mosvold Photography.

Grand Bahama Wedding Planners – Garden Wedding Replica

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Your Dream Bahamas Wedding Planned to Perfection

Thinking about a Bahamas wedding planned to perfection?  If you want to have the wedding of your dreams, then it is very important to makes sure that you have a quality wedding planner by your side to make sure that your day runs smoothly. This is especially the case if you live in another country, because you might not know where to access local supplies and amenities, not to mention that you might also not know where to get the best deals from as well. When you hire a wedding planner, you don’t need to think about your setup, tables, chairs, venue or anything else of the sort, because they will sort it all out for you and this is a huge weight lifted off your shoulders if you don’t know much about Bahamas weddings.

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Your Bahamas Dream Wedding Venue

Your Bahamas Dream Wedding Venue.  Choosing a wedding venue can be really difficult, especially when you have a deadline to meet and several guests that need to be entertained. On top of this, you also have the full-service plated dinner or buffet to sort, the flowers to order and you need to think about what design and decorations you want as well. This can get really confusing not to mention that you need to ensure that your destination weddings Bahamas are planned out to the last detail. If you want to get the best possible result from your wedding, however, you need to make sure that you have a quality Bahamas wedding planner. She or he will have plenty of experience when it comes to planning luxury Caribbean weddings and will also know some of the top venues in the area as well.

Your Bahamas Dream Wedding Venue

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