Archive for month: April, 2012

Ben & Jerry’s Atlantis Video Contest Helps Charities In The Bahamas

Ben & Jerry Atlantis Video Contest

I just couldn’t help myself when I saw the Ben & Jerry’s Atlantis promotion.  I had to share this with you as it is a way that you can help me help two charities in the Bahamas and its all a really simple…

You see Ben & Jerry’s International is running a promotion amongst its outlets world wide and the outlet that wins gets to give a cash donation to two charities of its choice.  The Ben & Jerry’s Atlantis outlet located at Atlantis’ Marina Village on Paradise Island has selected the Ranfurly Home for Children and the Ministry of Sports & Culture’s  Junior Junkanoo.

The Ranfurly Home for Children is a home that provides shelter for young children that do not have families or homes and while this organization has been around for more than 40 years it is being challenged this year because of the soft economy and faces the possibility of closure. Resulting in these young children having to seek alternate shelter which really do not exist.  So they are really in direr need of your help.

And all you have to do to help is watch this video Ben & Jerry Atlantis Video Contest and encourage your family and friends to do the same. As the Ben & Jerry’s outlet that get the most view wins the competition. So go ahead and watch the video Ben & Jerry Atlantis Video Contest and help the Ranfurly Home for Children.

Destination Wedding in Bahamas Out Islands – Your Ultimate Summer Getaway For Your Best Bahamas Wedding

Destination wedding in the BahamasKen McAlpine in his article entitled “Destination Summer” on the website Celebrated Living give his take on five idyllic summer getaway and listed The Bahamas Out Islands as one of them.

While I thanks Ken for  mentioning the Out Islands and his effort to show their diverseness I must say that these Islands gives you much more than five idyllic summer getaways by themselves as there are more than 600 island besides New Providence and Grand Bahamas making up the Islands of The Bahamas – each with its own unique character and opportunity to excite and thrill you this summer.

And when you think about destination weddings in Bahamas, the Out Islands are not to be overlooked as they give you the perfect opportunity for your Bahamas honeymoon wedding. And your best Bahamas wedding.

Destination Wedding in Bahamas Out Islands

So here are my list of five Bahamas Out Islands that you may want to include in your itinerary this summer.

  1. Andros Island, the largest of the island and the bone fishing capital of the Bahamas.
  2. Great Inagua Island – and all I can say is it is the best kept secret in the Bahamas
  3. Long Island, her you will find Cape Santa Maria Beach which has been recognized by beach lovers and travel writers as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
  4. Eleuthera – the place where you can fill your toes with powdery pink sand.
  5. Bimini- with the reopening of the Big Game resort this island is definitely regaining its prominence as the place for big game fishing.
  6. Exuma – you simply can not find any place else with the boating experience you will get here.

You would have notice my list is six and not five that shows you just how difficult making your choice will be. And all of these island would be the perfect location for your destination wedding in Bahamas, on the beach. And for having your best Bahamas wedding!

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Glenn S. Ferguson is your Bahamas Wedding Planner and Officiant at Bahamas Destination Wedding – Helping You To Create Your Memorable destination wedding in Bahamas out islands. Just email any questions you may have to glenn@www.bahamas-destination-wedding.com or call us directly at 1-242-327-2453 or 1-501-588-4621 USA

Bahamas wedding requirements

Bahamas Wedding Requirements – how to get a marriage license in the Bahamas

Bahamas Wedding Requirements - how to get a marriage license in the BahamasBahamas Wedding Requirements

Here are the Bahamas Wedding Marriage License Requirement  – Couples from around the world are finding out that there is no place like the Bahamas for a dream destination wedding.  As it provides just the perfect blend of sand – sun – sea and natural scenic beauty for any style wedding ceremony desired.

And with the required Bahamian marriage license your marriage in the Bahamas is legally recognized anywhere you happen to reside in the world. So here is how to met the Bahamas wedding requirements to get your marriage license in the Bahamas.

Bahamas Wedding Requirements – how to get a marriage license in the Bahamas

  1. Get your passport and travel to the Bahamas. You can enter the Bahamas without a passport but you may not be able to get back home. So be sure that you don’t leave without it.
  2. Satisfy the Bahamas’ residency requirement of 24 hours before applying for your marriage license. And both of you must be in the Bahamas for this period of time and at the time of application. This is easily done by providing a copy of your immigration card if arriving by air and a letter from your ship captain if by sea.
  3. Provide satisfactory proof that you are who you say you are. A photograph identification issued by your country of residence like a passport or driver license is usually sufficient.
  4. Provide satisfactory proof that you qualify for marriage. To get married in the Bahamas you must be at least age 18 and either single, divorced or widowed. And you must have the appropriate official document to prove your status. If you are single then an “affidavit” by a notary public  or other person authorized to administer oaths in the Bahamas certifying this is acceptable.  United Kingdom and Canada applicants may bring affidavits from their respective countries. And U.S. residence can get an affidavit at the American Embassy in Nassau.
  5. Visit the Registrar General office located at #50 Shirley Street , Nassau any business day between 9:30am and 4:00pm and make your application. Remember both of you must be present in order to make the application and you must have all your required documents and photograph identification.
  6. Pay the Government’s required marriage license fees of $100.00.
  7. Pick up your marriage license the following day. Once issued your marriage license is valid for three month.

Now that you have met the Bahamas wedding requirements, there is no question who will be the Bahamas wedding officiant at your wedding ceremony in the Bahamas.

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Glenn S. Ferguson is your Bahamas Wedding Officiant at Bahamas Destination Wedding, helping you to create your memorable Bahamas Wedding. Just email glenn@www.bahamas-destination-wedding.com or Tel: 1-242-327-2453 or 1-501-588-4621 USA

Wedding Vows

Wedding Vows – How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows

Wedding VowsAre you considering writing your own wedding vows? Well here is some useful advice on how to write your own wedding vows.

As a wedding officiant,  I help persons of different faiths and varied life experiences in personalizing the wedding ceremony that is right for their special day – and whether your choice is formal and traditional or contemporary and casual, your wedding vows makes the day memorable not only for you but for your guest as well.

And while you get to choose from a variety of wedding vows incorporating your own traditions and preferences, more and more couples are opting to write their own wedding vows.

Writing wedding Vows

So if that is your desire here are some tips for you on writing your own wedding vows.

The first bit of advice to you is that while you want your wedding vows to be meaningful you also want to be as concise as possible. By keeping your vows concise you avoid overloading it with redundant and meaningless word which detracts from your intention and overwhelm your guest. 

A short wedding ceremony is always better and I promise, you will get lots of complements from your guest.

Secondly, be sure to allow your wedding officiant or minister to review and edit your vows. It will certainly help with the quality and completeness of the vows.

Let your feeling show.  Your wedding ceremony is the time to let your feeling show as you are declaring to the world your love for each other. So do not be afraid to express your feeling in your wedding vows. 

The good thing is that you can say anything that you want to say that is fitting for your relationship and wedding ceremony as long as you both agree to be married somewhere in the wedding vows.

Review what other have done. We all need some inspiration so feel free to look at what other couples have done and you will be surprised by how closely your feeling relates to others . You can also get lots of insights from wedding poems and songs.

Finally, while you can chose to write your wedding vows together or apart. I recommend that you do it together as it will give you an added opportunity to bond so get together.  And be sure to have plenty of facial napkins as I promise you, there will be lots of emotions!

Here is a great example of what Kim and Sam were able to accomplish when they decided to write the wedding vows for their wedding ceremony at the Atlantis in the Bahamas recently.

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Kim & Sam’s Wedding Vows in the Bahamas

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Glenn S. Ferguson is your Bahamas Wedding Officiant at Bahamas Destination Wedding. Just email glenn@www.bahamas-destination-wedding.com with any questions you may have about writing your wedding vows or wedding ceremony or Tel: 1-242-327-2453 or 1-501-588-4621 USA

Sandals Resorts WeddingMoon Sweepstakes

Sandals Resorts offers WeddingMoon Sweepstakes

 

Sandals Resorts WeddingMoon Sweepstakes

Courtesy Sandals Resorts

 Sandals Resorts announced that it has partnered with Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, one of the most popular bridal magazines to offer Sandals Resort WeddingMoon Sweepstakes.

 And just in case you have never heard of a weddingmoon, it is a name coined by Sandals resorts all-inclusive that combines a wedding and honeymoon, and another name for a destination wedding.

The WeddingMoon giveaway which runs through June 20, 2012, and featured in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons May/June 2012 issue on newsstands now gives you the chance to win your dream destination WeddingMoon at any Sandals Resorts location in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia or The Bahamas.

We are hoping you choose the Bahamas and one of Sandals resorts all inclusive in the Bahamas.

Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma, which opened in 2010 and features 183 villas and suites or Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa resort & offshore island and it recently refurbished Balmoral Suites, located on Cable Beach in Nassau Bahamas.

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Sandals Resorts Emerald Bay in Exuma

Sandals Resorts WeddingMoon Sweepstakes Prize

The Sandals Resort, Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Magazine WeddingMooon Sweepstakes prize includes:-

  • 6-night, 7-day Luxury Included stay in beautiful deluxe accommodations
  • all meals including unlimited gourmet dining, premium brand beverages featuring wines by Beringer Vineyards and El Dorado rum
  • daily and nightly entertainment
  • an array of land and watersports including snorkeling and scuba diving (for certified divers) and more.
  • also includes all gratuities and transfers to and from the resort designated airport.
* Airfare and government documentation fees are not included in the prize and the prize winner must meet all requirements for a free wedding including residency requirements.
 
In the Bahamas, the residency requirement for getting a marriage license is 24 hours and the government fees are $120.00.
 
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Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa resort & offshore island

So go on over to Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine and enter the Sandals Resorts WeddingMoon Sweepstakes today.
 
Should you have questions about Sandals Resorts or Sandals wedding in the Bahamas just call us directly at Tel: 1-242-327-2453 or 1-501-588-4621 USA or email: glenn@bahamas-destination-wedding.co. And if you need help planning your wedding in the Bahamas then check out our Bahamas wedding packages.
 
Win A Bahamas Wedding in Atlantis Sweepstakes

Win a Bahamas Wedding in the Atlantis Bahamas Sweepstakes

Win A Bahamas Wedding in Atlantis Sweepstakes

A tropical wedding in the Bahamas is the rave of most brides and now you can win a Bahamas Wedding in the Atlantis Bahamas Sweepstakes but you must be at least 18 years of age and enter before May 18, 2012.

Bahamas Wedding Atlantis Sweepstakes Prize

 The sweepstakes grand prize is an Atlantis Paradise Island wedding package with an estimated retail value of  US$4,750.00 and includes:[bullets bl=”blue-check-5.png|IDE3ME8JH”]

  • 3 night accommodations in a Deluxe Ocean View Suite at the Cove
  • Round-trip airport transportation from Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau
  • Wedding Specialist to assist with all the planning of the Ceremony for up to 20 persons at your choice of premier Atlantis locations.
  • Bahamas Wedding Officiant to conduct Bahamas wedding ceremony
  • Premium Licensing Services to obtain official Marriage License
  • Bridal Bouquet and Groom’s Boutonniere
  • 1 hour of Photography Service
  • 8×8 Wedding Resort Album[/bullets]

And although airfare to the Bahamas is not included, I think that is a small price to pay for an intimate wedding at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.

We wish you all the best and should you win your wedding in paradise do not forget to call us and let our wedding professionals help you with your wedding ceremony. I really enjoy  officiating at wedding and you can see what I mean at this intimate Atlantis Wedding.

So go ahead and take advantage of your chance to win a Bahamas wedding in the Atlantis Bahamas Sweepstakes promotion by Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Magazines and Atlantis Bahamas.