Destination I Do
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Real Destination Wedding in Beautiful Elbow Cay

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Captured by Kate

Alexis vacationed at Elbow Cay as a child, so when she and Jon got engaged she knew that the small island was just the place for her dream destination wedding. Elbow Cay is a 6-mile long island located in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas. Its infamous lighthouse, built in 1863, was part of the backdrop for Alexis and Jon’s wedding.

The couple rented a house for the week and invited 30 of their closest friends and family. Because there are so few cars allowed on the island, the couple treated each of their guests to rented golf carts.

The week of the wedding was laidback and intimate. The morning of the wedding, Alexis’s family took the party out on her father's sport fishing boat for a quick cruise through the Atlantic. The ceremony took place at a small church in Hope Town. The white washed chapel and pale yellow shutters radiated the feel of the tropics.

The couple traveled from the church to the reception site in a personalized golf cart with a “just married” sign and tin cans trailing behind them. The reception took place at the Abaco Inn with stunning views of the turquoise Atlantic.

The bride and groom went non-traditional when it came to designing the boutonnieres and bouquets by using shells instead of fresh flowers. When it came to the gown, however, Alexis went with a classic—Vera Wang. The gown had tropical-shaped detailing and the bridesmaids wore Lilly Pulitzer.

Alexis and Jon wanted a meaningful destination wedding that all of their closest friends and family would love. That’s just want they found in Elbow Cay. We at Destination I Do wish them all the best.

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