Real Weddings Grand Bahamas
The John – DeMey Wedding
Real Weddings – a Spring Grand Bahamas Wedding is featured on the blog today. One of our favorite Spring weddings, this piece is written by Crystal, our bride who was married to Ryan at Pelican Bay Hotel, Grand Bahama Island.
Marva Munroe made my dream wedding become a reality. I started planning my wedding about a year before the wedding date. She was extremely attentive and approachable. Not only answering my “neurotic” emails in a very timely manner but she also put my New Yorker OCD qualities to rest by assuring me she had everything under control.
She arranged a full 3-day weekend wedding celebration for us and our guests, meet and greet party, rehearsal dinner and our wedding. The meet and greet was held at the Sabor Pool at Pelican Bay where our guests enjoyed fresh Bahamian refreshments while swimming and listening to music.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Taino by the Sea, where our 115 guests boarded a ferry to the location, ate authentic Bahamian Barbecue and danced the night away with a surprise appearance of a fire dancer. It shocked our guests and they have never seen anything like it.
Our wedding was held on a private beach. The ceremony was one of our favorite parts of the wedding.
Even with 115 guests, Marva still managed to make it feel very intimate and personal. The reception was held at the Canal
House at the Pelican Bay Hotel. The food was exquisite. True story, I still have dreams of our salad! It was that good!
The room was filled with fresh Hydrangeas and Roses, with votive candles everywhere. It jaw dropping. The Junkanoo band jump started the party and we danced the night away till the wee hours of the morning. Guests were also treated to specially made whisky from Ryan’s birth place in Iowa and rum from Crystal’s birth place, Grenada.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard it was the BEST WEDDING ever! Pelican Bay Hotel is a star rated hotel, the customer service is number 1 and they really put their guests first! The whole weekend was magical! I cannot thank Marva enough!
Photos by Robin Roemer Photography.