A Night at the Plaza

A Night at the Plaza
Wedding designed and produced by Elegant Occasions, Inc.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bahamian-Style Wedding

Sometimes honeymoons aren't enough, many couples decide to get married in their chosen destination spot to make their wedding even more memorable. 

Why wouldn't you want to get married at your dream destination, especially if your destination is the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and plenty of palm trees; it's truly the perfect paradise. 

In the Bahamas, you can choose to go with a very elegant style for your theme, but one of the most popular wedding styles is the traditional Bahamian style.  Throwing a Bahamian-style wedding can be very enjoyable since it's very relaxed and easy to engage with your guests.
Choosing the décor for a Bahamian wedding can definitely be more fun and simplistic opposed to the traditional style wedding.  Unless you have a separate theme in mind, then beach decorations are always one of the top choices.
If you didn't want the Bahamian theme for your actual ceremony, the theme makes for a great welcoming party or wedding rehearsal theme to help get your guests in the appropriate island mood.
When it comes to picking a location and theme for each of your events, there is a wide variety to choose from.  When you plan a destination wedding you get to pick the itinerary for the entire weekend.  From the welcome party, rehearsal, ceremony, reception, and any other added events; you have a wide array of different options for each event. 
One of the most common choices for a reception, rehearsal dinner, or welcoming party in the Bahamas is a beach-barbeque theme.  You can add interactive activities for your guests, enjoy the beach, and taste traditional Bahamian cuisine. 
For entertainment why not throw in a little extra to the event with adding Bahamian residents to help wow your guests.  The Bahamian residents are known for being friendly and enjoy entertaining their visitors.
Depending on each separate event, you can get a little fancier and maybe host a semi-formal brunch or an early formal dinner.  The key is that there are plenty of options for each individual event and we're here to help assist you in planning your wedding.

When it's finally time for the big day and the actual ceremony, we will help make that moment to be the most memorable. These are just a few examples of our previous Bahama beach ceremonies.

To top of the perfect ceremony there are plenty of options that you and your partner can take part in together to make the ceremony even more romantic and intimate. 
Just remember having a destination wedding in the Bahamas can be a dream come true and will be something that's unforgettable.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Away in Anguilla

One of the most popular locations for destination weddings has always been in the Caribbean.  Anguilla is one of the biggest hotspots in the Caribbean to have a wedding and there is no secret as to why.  From the miles of white sandy beaches to the famous turquois waters; it'll be a true get away from the normal hustle and bustle of our daily lives. 

Anguilla is effortlessly romantic.  Not only does the tropical location already set the mood, but the famous starry nights are remarkable.  In Anguilla it doesn't matter what time of day it is or where you are at that moment, but the feelings will always be memorable. 

As far as location choices, there are so many options as to where to have your wedding that you may not know where to begin.  Anguilla has many different historical venues, tropical gardens, seaside villas, and even private yachts.  Although, if you are looking for a more traditional approach, Anguilla's beautiful churches are always an option too.


No matter what time of day it is, there is always something to do.  During the day there are various activities you and your guests can take part in.  From the traditional island activities including various island tours, exploring the ocean, searching for wildlife, or even collecting the famous conch shells it will leave your guests as well as yourself with everlasting memories. 

When those romantic stars begin to shine through the open island sky what better way to take it all in then enjoying the night life. Indulge in the candle-lit dining options or maybe just a cozy up for a classic bonfire. There are even night time tours to fit each individual's needs.  Whether you're up for some 'sand mashing' (Anguilla-style dancing) or just looking to 'lime' (hang out); 'bored' is not an option.


When planning an Anguilla wedding, there are so many options as far as décor you can pick to really WOW your guests.  For many brides, this is one of their favorite parts.  Detail is extremely important in any wedding to fulfill the chosen theme.  From all of the previous weddings we have done, we're able to provide you with decoration examples we have used in the past if you aren't quite sure on all of your details.

These pictures are just a few of many examples that previous brides have used in our weddings. 
If you are looking for an island based location for your destination wedding, Anguilla might just be the perfect spot to make your romantic day unforgettable.