It really doesn’t get better than a Caribbean wedding! The warm breezes, festive music, rum and late night soirees by the beach really can’t be topped. And this next wedding is certainly no exception and judging from the description by the bride, it must have been one heck of a celebration! Robin Roemer Photography snapped up all the pretty and there’s a whole lot more to see right here in the full gallery!
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From the Bride… I got married on April 14th, 2012, and it was the wedding of my dreams. My husband Ryan and I got married in Grand Bahamas Island in the Bahamas at the Pelican Bay Hotel. We chose the Bahamas my family is from the island of Grenada and I always wanted a Caribbean wedding. Because my husband’s family is from Iowa, I wanted an accessible Caribbean island. So we settled on the Bahamas. We hosted 115 guests who came from Iowa, New York and Grenada. We had our ceremony on the beach, and it was absolutely beautiful. Since the hotel was on the bay, a ferry transported our guests to a private beach for the ceremony. There was not a cloud in the sky and it was 75 degrees. Ryan’s brother, Matt, conducted the ceremony and my father, Anthony, sang “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music with a violinist. He used to sing that song for me growing up, so it was very touching.
After the ceremony, we had cocktail hour at the pool of our hotel. Steel drummers performed, and cocktails featuring liquor from where Ryan and I are from were served — whiskey from Iowa and rum from Grenada. At the reception, we shocked our guests by inviting a Bahamian Junkanoo band to come play. Junkanoo involves festive brass and drum musicians dressed in carnival attire. They ambushed the party and cranked the it way up! My aunt made my wedding cake as well. I was so honored. Our reception went until 2 in the morning! Almost every one of my guests told us it was one of the best wedding they have ever been to. It was also the best day of my life.
Wedding Photography: Robin Roemer Photography / Ceremony: A Private Beach on Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas / Reception: Pelican Bay Hotel in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas / Event Design: Chic Bahamas Weddings / Event Planning: Marva Monroe of Pelican Bay Hotel / Wedding Dress: Allure Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
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If ever there was an easy, breezy Bahamas wedding, this my friends, is it. It’s the perfect mix of shabby chic and rustic goodness all tied up with some fabulous florals and a super cute shoe check on the beach. If you’re planning a beach wedding, you don’t wanna miss any of these details! Sara & Rocky Photography captured the gorgeous day perfectly and there’s so much more pretty happening right now in the full gallery.
From Sara & Rocky Photography… Suzanne and Zac were wed on May 5 on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. The island is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen with its pink sand and aquamarine water — there are no cars, just golf carts, and you can only get there by boat. Suzanne, Zac, and their families are some of the most wonderful, gracious people we have ever met. There was a rehearsal dinner Friday night, along with the Junkanoo band (as you can see … it’s a Bahamaian tradition!), along with the wedding on Saturday. The wedding was at St. John’s Anglican Church, and the reception was on Pink Sands Beach. Their wedding was on the night of the fullest moon of the year.
Wedding Photography: Sara & Rocky Photography / Ceremony: St. John’s Anglican Church in Harbor Island, Bahamas / Reception: Pink Sands Beach in Harbor Island, Bahamas / Event + Floral Design, Catering + Wedding Cake: Little Island Design / Musicians: The Brilanders / Paper Goods: Stamped Paper Company / Wedding Dress: Lea Ann Belter / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
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