Bahamas beach wedding locations on Grand Bahama Island were top of mind when Michelle and Jeremy set their wedding date. A Grand Bahama Island resident for many years, returning here for her marriage to Jeremy was a must for Michelle. A few beach locations were scouted before she and her parents, Nicole and Greg, decided on Grand Bahama’s Banana Bay, known for its pretty low tides and sand bars. The family chose this location for its privacy.
Michelle and Jeremy of Australia and Canada tied the knot at a charmingly relaxed 4:00 p.m. beach ceremony Monday, February 24, 2014. The ceremony was performed by Reno Smith. Some 80 guests from Sydney, Australia, New York, Florida, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Freeport, Bahamas joined the couple to celebrate their nuptials.
Guests were feted at a welcome reception at the waterfront second home of Michelle’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Holmes. An evening at one of the fun places on Grand Bahama Island, the Port Lucaya Marketplace Square, where a live band appears on weekends, was also included in the Bahamas wedding weekend activities.
Photos courtesy of Mark Da Cunha Photography.
Mom Nicole and her daughter, Michelle.
The bride, Michelle and her parents Greg and Nicole.
Bridal party and flower girl.
Michelle, wearing a Maggie Sottero dress, is escorted down the aisle by her Dad. The groom, Jeremy, wore a Tommy Bahamas outfit.
Bahamas Beach Wedding Locations – Beach Ceremony, Tent Reception
Following a beach wedding ceremony, a striking sunset greeted guests as they gathered on Banana Bay Restaurant’s Deck for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres of deviled eggs, smoked salmon, beef meatballs and chicken skewers. The bride and groom’s favorite Banana Bay memory was their beach ceremony.
Moving to a tent reception at this Bahamas beach wedding location for a sit-down plated dinner, guests enjoyed a meal of bread rolls with butter, fresh mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes and a choice of Chicken, Eggplant Parmigiana or Mahi Mahi accompanied by a choice of two sauces. The meal was topped off with desserts of Tiramasu, date pudding and wedding cake.
Guests later danced well into the evening before returning to the beach for a Bonfire. Everyone sang the praises of a “great wedding with amazing atmosphere, loved the party and dancing all night long.”
Michelle with DJ Steelie.
Celebrating into the Early Morning Hours
Bonfire on the beach to end the evening.
Jeremy, the groom, has crashed!
Michelle, in reviewing her event, and asked if she would recommend the Bahamas beach wedding location Banana Bay to other brides, said “definitely. It’s a beautiful location with options to make it your own. It was easy deal with Danilo, the owner.”
The best part of the bride’s wedding experience was that it was casual, relaxed and no issues on the day or lead up to … there was a great party atmosphere for all the guests.
Michelle said she wanted to say too “how amazing and easy it was dealing with Marva of Chic Bahamas Weddings on the wedding day and the months leading up to the day. There were no issues that we knew of. Everything was handled with ease. I was never stressed or worried about plans falling apart or not going as planned. Marva definitely made our day one we will never forget.”
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Florals: Katybel Taylor
Make-up: Amanda Knowles
Music: Tru Melody Steel Pan – Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
DJ: Earl “Steelie” Neely
Wedding cake: Take the Cake Bakery/Cindy DeGregory
Tent: Solo Rent A Tent and Designs
Food and Beverage: Banana Bay Restaurant
Wedding planning: Chic Bahamas Weddings