A Bahamas Destination Wedding


February 11, 2019
Words by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Kristen Weaver Photography

Where do you go if you want an intimate destination wedding with close family members and a weekend long celebration? For Melissa and Joe, it was the Bahamas.

Being a close destination from their hometown of Miami, Florida, the couple was excited to board a quick flight to get to their dream wedding destination at the Resort World Bimini in Bimini, Bahamas. “We chose Bimini because of its proximity to our home town and also [because] we loved the island, their resort and the warm hospitality,” says Melissa.

Having a destination wedding just a short flight away turned out to be extremely helpful to the couple. With all the vendors being from Miami, the flowers, décor and six-tier cake were flown out and arrived intact to Bimini. “It was relatively stress free,” says the couple.

Adding personal touches such as hand painted lanterns and self-varnished crates that were used in the ceremony. The couple is happy with their choice of destination for their wedding, as it allowed for a more intimate and festive event.

With help from a wedding planner and an extremely accommodating resort, the couple had the opportunity to have everything they wanted, while being able to enjoy their wedding day to the fullest without a care in the world.

Because the lovebirds’ wedding was a four-day engagement instead of a one-night event, they are sharing some advice for other couples that decide to have a destination wedding. “[Do] not sweat the small stuff,” they say. “The most important thing to do is relax, breathe and enjoy being with each other and your loved ones.”  

Vendors: Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography Wedding Planner: The Perfect Party Planner Ceremony/Reception Site: Resort World Bimini Beach Club Florist: The Perfect Party Planner Stationery: Sequins By Stephanie Rose Cake: Her Majesty’s Cakes Hair & Makeup: Hair: Adrienne Genus of Shear Genus, The Salon / Make up: Resort World Bimini Serenity Spa & Salon Gown Designer: Camille La Vie Groom’s Clothing Designer: Austin Burke Bridesmaids/Groomsmen’s Clothing Designer: Bridesmaids chose their own gold sequin dresses

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