(Location: Paradise Island, The Bahamas)
In 1999 we were married in the Bahamas. Fifty friends and family joined us at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island.
We chose to get married in the Bahamas because our friends and family are all over the US (and it is much more interesting than Cary, North Carolina – where we were living at the time). A destination wedding was definitely the way to go (not to mention, we’d get a vacation out it it!). We’d visited Atlantis when we were in the Bahamas the past Christmas and knew it would be the perfect setting.
Our ceremony was held at the Cloisters, and the reception was at an outdoor terrace at Atlantis. The food was great and there was plenty of it. If you’re planning a wedding in the Bahamas, or anywhere in the Caribbean, you have to adjust your expectations and set your mental clock to island time. The funniest parts of our experience were all the flowers we didn’t order, the string quartet at the ceremony (which was two people) playing “Strangers in the Night”, and the missing wedding cake (which, I give them credit for baking one during the reception, and though it looked funny it tasted great).
All in all, we wouldn’t change a thing.