The Bahamas Make Wedding Dreams a Reality
PHOTO: Imagine getting married here?! (Courtesy Bahamas Ministry of Tourism)
So many details go into planning the perfect wedding, from flowers to food to seating arrangements that it can make a bride's or groom's head spin. And when it comes to destination weddings, perhaps the most important detail of all is the destination itself.
Beyond the questions of beach or mountains, domestic or international, there's the question of budget. With more than 16 unique wedding experiences on offer, couples need look no further than the Bahamas, which is not only convenient to the United States but offers a host of experiences to suit every taste and every budget.
Golden Grove Romance (Acklins). Nature-loving couples and those seeking to spend one-on-one time surrounded by peace and seclusion will want to start their married life on Acklins, which is home to miles of pristine beaches, limestone cliffs and stunning coral gardens.
Love in the Deep BLue Sea (Andros). As the largest and most sparsely developed island in the Bahamas, Andros is ideal for ecotravelers and couples who enjoy outdoor activities. In addition to numerous opportunities for bird-watching, kayaking, and snorkeling, Andros is the Bonefishing Capital of the World.
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Lost in Your Embrace (Bimini). Literary couples can say "I do" in Ernest Hemingway's hideaway. Just off the coast of Miami, the tiny island is known as the Lost City of Atlantis.
Top Of The World (Cat Island). Named after the infamous pirate Arthur Catt, this island boasts near perfect year-round temperatures thanks to its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer.
Seashell Beauty (Crooked Island). One of the Bahama's best guarded secrets, this island is prized for its natural surrounds and sparsley populated settlements, which harken back to early plantation lifestyles.
Barefoot Lovers' Bliss (Eleuthera). Eleuthera boasts a casual sophistication and is home to spectacular pink-sand beaches and pineapple plantations. Couples looking to discover the heart of the Bahamas will find this the perfect location to start married life.
Enchanted Encounter (Grand Bahama Isand). For a truly memorable occasion, couples can hold their ceremony either underwater or in the open ocean with a special dolphin encounter.
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Pink Sand Paradise (Harbour Island). Named the Best Island in the Caribbean by Travel & Leisure, this island offers up quaint charm and epitomizes chic island glamour.
Tropical Dream (Long Island). Straddlng the Tropic of Cancer, Long Island has two different sides--dramatic cliffs and caves along the Atlantic coast, and a sandy gentle coast, which is home to Dean's Blue Hole, the world's deepest blue hole.
Birds Of Paradise (Inagua). Bird-watchers can't find a better location to exchange vows, thanks to the 80,000 flamingos that call this island home.
Color Me with Love (Nassau). Festival lovers will want to have Junkanoo dancers at their ceremony, just one of the ways to celebrate a wedding on Nassau.
Royal Bliss (Paradise Island). Sophisitication abounds here thanks the abundance of 5-star resorts, casinos and designer boutiques.
Landfall Elegance (San Salvador). A destination that has been likened to the Grand Canyon because of its vertical coral walls and diving adventures, this island is perfect for the thrill-seeking couple.
Light Up My Life (The Abacos). One of the world's most famous lighthouses will be the backdrop to a wedding ceremony held on The Abacos.
Nautical Love (The Berry Islands). Sugar-white beaches and striking tropical birds wll provide a stunning backdrp to any marraige ceremony held on The Berry Islands.
Seaside Serenade (The Exumas). Sapphire blue water, footprint-free beaches and ultra exclusive resorts – it's no wonder it's the getaway choice of celebrities and anyone wanting to celebrate in style.
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