I was recently invited to attend the wedding of two close friends. Actually, when they told me of their engagement several months ago I suggested that they have a Bahamas wedding. They jumped on the idea with exuberance and immediately started planning it.
They chose the Exumas, having been there once before and remembering it as the “most beautiful place on earth”. It was a late afternoon ceremony on one of the most stunning beaches I have ever seen. There were just seven guests and a small local band. The ocean was a brilliant blue and the sun was just low enough to cast that sweet golden light that makes everything so beautiful.
The bride wore a long simple, strapless gown and the groom was in chinos rolled up to his knees with an untucked shirt. Both had bare feet, in fact so did I, enjoying the soft white sand between my toes.
The hotel had supplied a lovely gazebo decorated with palm leaves and colorful bougainvillea flowers, which matched the bride’s bouquet. They had also put together a remarkable beachside reception with tiki torches and delicious island fare. The band kept playing long after sunset. It was a beautiful ceremony, and a memorable night.
I flew back to Nassau the next day, but the newly married couple are still in Exuma for another week enjoying a romantic honeymoon in paradise.