Yacht Club Bahamas Real WeddingWords by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of Hunter Ryan Photo
Megan and Christian are no strangers to serendipitous moments. Their first date was set up by a family friend who insisted they were “perfect for each other.” Turned out, that friend was spot on! Throughout their relationship, the two regularly vacation at their favorite island destination in the Bahamas. So naturally, that was also the perfect location for Christian to propose.
“It’s our happy place that now holds a special meaning,” the couple says.
In the spirit of sentimentality, they knew the Bahamas would be idyllic for their destination wedding.“We wanted to share one of our favorite places with our closest friends & family,” the bride says.
Shortly after, Megan and Christian found the ideal venue in Staniel Cay Yacht Club. An all-inclusive resort in every way of the meaning, the couple was able to host the whole weekend celebration in one location! In fact, the resort even owns its own airline guests fly in on (Maker's Air) for a streamlined travel process.
“It was a one-step process for our guests to coordinate their entire stay,” the couple says.
The biggest aid for the couple was their planner, Marva Monroe of Chic Bahamas Weddings & Events. “We did not run into any specific issues with this location, but I do think that is because we had an excellent wedding planner who is Bahamian and knew how to navigate through the hurdles of doing an international wedding,” the bride says.
When the time finally arrived for Megan and Christian to tie the knot, everyone enjoyed getting to stay in one place and party it up for the weekend. On the day of the ceremony, natural ocean blues paired with deep green foliage set the framework for a naturally vibrant Bahamian beach wedding. Reception details (like the carefully curated tablescapes) were all hand selected by Megan with the goal of creating a space that felt elegant and understated.
In true island fashion, after their “I do’s,” the couple joined a Junkanoo rush street parade for jubilant and musical celebrations!
After hosting such a successful event, Megan and Christian impart their wisdom to others in the planning process:
“It doesn't need to be a big wedding to be fun! Focus more on making it the exact type of party you want with the people that are most a part of your daily life.”
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