Getting married in the Bahamas? Then consider a Bahamas wedding and honeymoon … a convenient and ideal scenario. With 700 islands and cays to choose from, a destination wedding in the Bahamas followed by a honeymoon at the same location or in a beautiful Out Island of the Bahamas are a great combination and easy to plan.
Bahamas Wedding at the Garden of the Groves
Catherine fell in love with Grand Bahama Island years before she decided to be married here. Visiting a university friend, she decided that this island was the spot to tie the knot and also take in a short honeymoon.
I met Catherine when she came to the island on a pre-wedding site visit. We scouted the Garden of the Groves and Flying Fish Restaurant, the Bahamas top restaurant. The cute St. Francis Chapel at the Gardens was the bride’s choice for an intimate ceremony for up to 50 guests. Flying Fish also perfectly fit the bride’s vision for her private and secluded reception at water’s edge.
The 10-acre Garden of the Groves offers more than one location for your wedding ceremony. Other locations include a waterfall backdrop as well as the Labyrinth. Catherine had a tough time deciding whether to choose the chapel or Labyrinth. She returned home to Boston, Massachusetts to discuss her findings with Rashad, her then fiance. In the end, the couple chose the pretty chapel for their ceremony.
On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Rashad and Catherine were married in an early afternoon ceremony at the Gardens. Festivities continued with a cocktail hour on the Terrace at Flying Fish. A full-service plated dinner was enjoyed by inside the restaurant. Junkanoo and dancing under the stars followed on the Terrace.
Flying Fish is conveniently located within walking distance of three hotels … Pelican Bay, Grand Lucayan and Memories.
The Labyrinth with lush gardens as a backdrop.
Pretty blush tablescape at the Flying Fish Restaurant.
Junkanoo Rush Out
A Junkanoo Rush Out to usher the bride and groom into your wedding cocktail hour is great fun. Or, you may feature Junkanoo to kick off dancing at your wedding reception. Junkanoo is a celebration of music in the Bahamas. Whistles, goatskin drums, cowbells, horns, dancers all make-up Junkanoo. Junkanoo gets you and your guests on your feet as you dance to the music. It’s a great aspect of the Bahamian culture to incorporate into your wedding.
Bahamas Wedding and Honeymoon in Paradise
There are many beautiful honeymoon spots in the Out Islands of the Bahamas. Your Bahamas wedding planner can help you to choose your ideal island. After your destination wedding weekend celebration with family and friends come to an end, it’s time to kick back and enjoy the real Bahamas. Contact us today to start planning your Bahamas wedding and honeymoon.
Photos by Bahamas wedding photographer Erik Mosvold