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Friday, October 11, 2019

Captivating Bahamas Real Wedding

Words by Lauren Marshall
Photos courtesy of Caroline Lima

Having met in an adventurous setting (on a Grouse Moor in Scotland), Stephanie and Matthew could only dream of having an untraditional wedding in the tropical paradise of Eleuthera, Bahamas.

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Their 33 guests were elated to attend the island where Stephanie sent so much time as a child. Luckily, with the help of a stellar planner, Marva Munroe, the couple was able to remain elated along with their guests.

“If we were going to get married in an island setting, it was the perfect place to do so,” the couple says.

On the day of the wedding, the girls stayed in one of the gorgeous villas at The Cove. They enjoyed champagne, getting ready and sharing in uncontrollable laughter. Meanwhile, the men lounged in the bar having a ball playing a mean game of Scrabble. 

With high spirits and perfect weather (the hot humidity blew away to an airy ocean breeze right before the ceremony) Stephanie walked down the aisle focusing on the man she’d meet at the end of it. The setting provided a breath-taking backdrop for the couple and their guests to take in the beautiful joining of two hearts.

After the ceremony, the crew enjoyed cocktails, a photoshoot and later a dinner that overlooked an infinity pool and the ocean. The night led to cake and dancing, but for Stephanie, the moment frozen in time was when her new husband Matthew leaned over and shared a loving word and a look that she’d never forget.

The bride says a piece of advice she got was to wear a watch, “because the day flies by…and, it really does. As a wedding gift my mother-in-law gave me a gorgeous watch that my late father-in-law used to wear. I wore that all day, felt like we had a part of him with us on the day.”

To see your Bahamas destination wedding dreams bloom like Stephanie and Matthew's, recruit the experts at Chic Bahamas Wedding & Events.

Vendors: Photographer: Caroline Lima; Wedding Planner: Marva Munroe; Ceremony/Reception Site: The Cove; Florist: Mauricio Ferrer; Gown Designer: Phillipa Lepley; Groom’s Clothing Designer: Trotter and Deane

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