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Bahamas Wedding by Stop Motion Productions

If your Monday morning is feeling a bit dull, this beauty of a wedding in the Bahamas by Stop Motion Productions will be sure to brighten it up a bit. A beautiful blending of cultures and styles with fabulous pops of coral and turquoise, the DIY bride made sure every details was covered. And how fun is their Moroccan style low table reception? It’s all sure to brighten up your morning, and you can head on over to the full gallery of images for even more!

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From the Bride…Scott and I got married in the balmy Bahamas on June 25th and I’d like to share with you some of the snapshots of our special day. Having grown up in completely different parts of the world, we had a hard time picking a place for the wedding. Should it be in Pittsburgh where he is from, or Singapore where I grew up? We ended up picking the island of Nassau because if there’s one thing we had in common, it was that our families and friends loved to have a good time.

We had a Hindu ceremony on the beach with the color scheme of turquoise, cream and silver. Being a DIY Bride, as well as a bit of a control freak, I spent many hours on the little touches. I used blue wine bottle labels to adorn the cover page of our ceremony programs. I then scanned those in and use the graphic to make smaller tags on a number of things including the buri fans we handed out to our guests. I had help from the hotel (Sheraton Nassau) and my family to make the garlands, and the traditional cloth that was used to adorn my walk down the aisle with my brothers. Overall, it was a small traditional wedding but it was just the way we imagined it to be – with smiles all around.

For the reception, our color scheme was coral and cream with gold accents. This color scheme played out in our selection of bridal party garments as well as decor. As you will see, we went with a Moroccan style low table setting, but played out the same colors. I made butterfly place cards (on the glasses) – I had seen them on Etsy but did not have any budget left to order them so I made them on my own. We had our cake topper made by mudcards on Etsy, and she did a terrific job bringing our hobbies to life through them – Scott is a musician outside of his job, and I am a photography nut in my spare time.

Wedding Photography: Dominic + Ronnie of Stop Motion Productions / Location: Sheraton Nassau / Event Design: Wildflowers / Cake Topper: Mudcards / Wedding Planner: Weddings Romantique / Priest: Vimal Rawal

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Bahamas Wedding by Lyndah Wells Photography + Chic Weddings Bahamas

Say hello to a whole lot of gorgeous and goodbye to those mid-week blues, SMPers, because this charming Bahamas affair by Lyndah Wells Photography is just the pick me up we needed (and more) this lovely Wednesday morning.  All planned by Marva Munroe, this sophisticated meets beach chic soiree is boasting a vibrant red color palette, fabulous stylings by Chic Weddings Bahamas and one insanely gorgeous hair piece (swoon).  There isn’t a single detail that I don’t absolutely adore, so I’ll be in the gallery soaking in all of the pretty.  Join me there for even more!

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From Lyndah Wells Photography Michelle & Roy wanted a destination wedding far from their native New Jersey residence. They chose Island of Grand Bahama, in The Bahamas for their destination wedding and flew down with 70 guests. Their wedding date, February 19th 2011, fell just after Valentine’s day which made it perfect to carry along the theme of love. 50 red roses filled the bridal bouquet whilst rose petals dotted the aisle & seat ends of the beach ceremony & reception venue.

On a perfectly sun-filled day, a barefoot Michelle said “I do” to Roy on the pristine white sands of Spanish Main beach and while the guests returned to the reception venue on a ferry, they couple travelled back in style in a limousine. After the first dance, the speeches and dinner, all the guest were thrilled with an amazingly vibrant performance from a local Junkanoo group. Playing drums, horns & dancing. They experienced a TRUE TRUE Bahamian tradition!

Wedding Photography: Lyndah Wells Photography / Flowers: Native Flower / Event Design: Chic Weddings Bahamas / Event Planning: Marva Munroe / Wedding Ceremony Location: Spanish Main Beach / Wedding Reception Location: Pelican Bay Hotel / Wedding Clutch: The Bride’s Grandmother’s / Wedding Jewelry: Nadri / Groom’s Shoes: Sperry / Wedding Dress + Veil: Priscilla Of Boston / Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla Of Boston / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groom’s Accessories: Salvatore Ferragamo / Wedding Rings: Custom Made

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The Lyford Cay Club Wedding by Ben Jamieson Photography

Sometimes (ok, all the time) I crave travel to a tropical location like other people crave chocolate. It’s one of the (many) reasons I LOVE the Destination blog. It’s my daily dose of destination goodness, and keeps my cravings at bay a bit. So I can promise you that this Bahama beauty by Ben Jamieson Photography is where my imagination will be for the rest of the day. With its beach meets traditional meets gorgeous vibe, it makes for a gallery of images worthy of your best destination day-dreaming.

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From the Bride…Lyford Cay in the Bahamas is a very special place not only to my family, but also to Mac and me. It was there in the sea that Mac proposed on New Years Eve day 2009 as we waited to go snorkeling with my three brothers. I had my goggles and flippers in hand making my way toward Mac. As I drew closer, he knelt on one knee in the water until he was chest-deep, and then he pulled an opened ring box from the pocket of his board shorts. I cried and laughed at the same time. There was no doubt in either of our minds that The Lyford Cay Club would be the location for our July 2, 2011 nuptials. My grandparents had lived there since 1960, and it became a second home to my family; in fact, my brothers and I were all christened at the Church of St. Christopher’s. As a little girl, I remember sitting in church counting the number of pews and people that could fit into each pew. This would dictate the maximum number of guests who could attend my wedding – 98.

Since July in the Bahamas can be toasty and the ceremony took place in a unairconditioned church only “cooled” by paddle fans, we left straw fans with ribbon ties in the pews for the guests to use. Also, at the reception, rather than a guestbook, I found some really neat and unique “Well Wishes” tags with a starfish print on it which we asked our guests to write a “well wish” for the newly married couple. Alongside the tags, there was a Polaroid camera so the guests could take pictures of each other as they walked in. Ideally, Mac and I would then match up the pictures with the well wishes to create a sort of scrapbook (we have yet to get to that!). Naturally, our intention was to incorporate as much local influence as possible. Our color scheme reflected and included the natural landscape of our surroundings. We used green, white and silver accented by shells and flowers of the Bahamas. We encouraged everyone to enjoy the laid back Caribbean feel, while still offering them an elegant and traditional evening. We wanted to stray from the barefoot, beach wedding vibe and leave that for the after-party. We opted to use all local vendors: Ben Jamieson Photography, Wildflowers, Visage (band), and Anne Lever (cake). And, our menu boasted local catch of the day and conch prepared every which way. The real icing on the cake – pun intended – was a surprise appearance by a costumed Junkanoo band that Mac and I planned for all the guests. During Visage’s set break, we had a Junkanoo rush, which gave everyone a true feel for a Bahamian celebration. And then the band returned… There was not a single guest left dry from all the dancing!

Both our families were so instrumental in planning our wedding. We are incredibly appreciative of their constant love and support throughout the process. In addition to my mom, each of my brothers contributed by designing invitations, creating a “Save the Date” video and a wedding “highlight” video, planning a fishing trip, and shipping large packages to Nassau for me. A large contributor to the flawlessness of the evening, though, was The Lyford Cay Club. Not only is it a beautiful venue, but the food is also wonderful, and everyone involved was so helpful and accommodating. It was a perfect location for our wedding. Looking back on the evening, there is not one thing Mac and I would change. We are so grateful to all of our family and close friends who flew to Nassau to help us celebrate.

Wedding Photography: Ben Jamieson Photography / Flowers: Wildflowers / Band: Visage / Wedding Cake: Anne Lever / Hair + Make-up: Anna Berardelli-Knowles at The Albany / Ceremony Location: Church of St. Christopher’s / Reception Location: The Lyford Cay Club / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone / Bridesmaids Dresses: twobirds Bridesmaid via Gilt Groupe / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groom + Groomsmen Ties: Collared Greens / Additional Photography Credits: Cam Brooks

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