Bahamian Escapes Magazine Fall/Winter 2016 - Page 52

DE ST INAT ION WE DDINGS destination wedding In The Bahamas BY J E SSIC A F. Nowadays, weddings are not just a single day event with a short ceremony followed by a dinner. Instead, they have become intimate occasions that last for a couple of days. In order to make weddings more blissful, joyous, and memorable, couples are searching for fresh, more creative, and heartfelt ideas. One of the most popular ways of rejoicing their togetherness and presenting guests with an extraordinary wedding experience is a destination wedding. From the exotic locations of the Bahamas and Hawaii to traditional places like Jaipur in India, every couple has a different fantasy for their dream wedding location. Since the Bahamas is a famous honeymoon spot for newlywed couples, many of them also prefer to execute their wedding event here in the presence of all their family and friends. Last year, the Bahamas was declared as one of the World’s leading wedding destinations by the 22nd World Travel Awards. The nomination was not very surprising because the place is exceptionally beautiful. 52 BAHAMIAN ESCAPES Especially when it comes to a destination wedding, what else could be more spectacular than an azure-blue sea backdrop, turquoise sky covered with clouds, soft pinksand beaches, and floral décor? Not only this, in the Bahamas, there is a wide range of exclusive destination wedding packages, offered by renowned hotels, resorts, and wedding planners, which help couples save a lot on their budgets. With over 700 magnificent islands spread over 100,000 square miles, the Bahamas has the best beach variety for destination weddings. However, couples are always recommended to visit their chosen location before finalising it and making any payments. Depending on your preferences and budget, you can either choose a resort island or book a private island, where there will be no one else other than your guests. Some of the most appreciated locations for a destination wedding in the Bahamas are the Nassau Paradise Island, The Cove Eleuthera, One&Only Ocean Club, The Cove Atlantis, Pink Sand, and more.