Childhood Friends Elope in The Bahamas

Windswept Exuma Sandbar Elopement

Couple: Childhood Friends Elopement

Childhood friends, Dustin and Melissa eloped in the Bahamas at a windswept Exuma sandbar wedding. The childhood friends eloped in the Bahamas! Family friends who grew up next door to each other, the two moved away from home and went their separate ways — each moving to a different state. But, as fate would have it, years later, the two met again at a family affair no less and reunited. The two found themselves living in the same state — Florida. Love ignited. Sparks flew!

Windswept Exuma Sandbar Elopement
Beautiful fresh and dried Bridal bouquet

Initially, the couple planned a big wedding but their hearts were really set on an elopement. COVID provided the perfect opportunity! Melissa contacted me and we set to work. With borders and hotels just reopening at the beginning of November, we set on a February 3, 2021 sandbar elopement date. The tide, weather, et al, were musts in order to host a sandbar wedding. We scheduled November 3, 2021, as the date.

Bride's beauty pampering on wedding day
Karin Knowles Makeup as she pampers bride on wedding day
Windswept Exuma Sandbar Elopement
Dashing groom, Dustin, relaxes just before the First Look

Melissa and Dustin knew the exact place they wanted to stay for their elopement — the charming, colorful, beachfront Paradise Bay! We made those arrangements.

Windswept Exuma Sandbar Elopement

Windswept Exuma Sandbar Elopement
Melissa’s concern over the weather conditions on wedding day quickly subsided as she was assured that her elopement would still take place
Wedding arch
A beautiful white-washed driftwood arch on sandbar

The wedding day arrived. Stormy, windy weather greeted us. Boats were ordered by the Met Office to remain onshore in a safe harbor. Which meant we could no longer take a boat to the middle of the ocean sandbar. So, we arranged for the couple to be married in a sheltered spot with sandbars right off the shore. Everything worked perfectly. We waded in two-inch water to walk to the windswept Exuma sandbar elopement.

Out Islands of the Bahamas bride
Melissa ready to be married!
Bahamas elopement
Amazing! Bahamas Elopement done!
Bride and groom sweet kiss
Sweet kiss!
Great Exuma sandbar elopement wedding
Bliss! Melissa and Dustin are married!

The bride and groom were married just before sunset. Champagne popped. The cake was cut. Melissa and Dustin were content. Their dreams were realized! Chic Bahamas Weddings is delighted to plan your Bahamas wedding! Contact us today!