Tropical Bahamas Destination Wedding / Chevita + Leon

July 29, 2015

A tropical weekend in the Bahamas, celebrating Chevita & Leon. The first look took place at The Cloisters, stunning stones and architecture that dates back to the 1920’s. Afterwards, we headed to the ceremony at Compass Point, and the ceremony was on a boardwalk overlooking the ocean at sunset. So dreamy!

This wedding was featured on Munaluchi Bridal, check out the post here.

A few notes from the bride, Chevita…

Describe your wedding dress. How was your dress shopping experience?
I had 2 wedding dresses, a dress for the ceremony and a dress for the reception, I loved them both! My ceremony gown was a Lazaro, style 3415. Wedding dress shopping was fun but since I do not live near my family I relied heavily on FaceTime and photos. One of my best friends went with me to help me with most of my shopping and within 2-3 weeks I selected my amazing ivory/gold Lazaro gown from a sample sale store-this was important because we got married 3 months after our engagement and I needed a gown immediately.

Did you incorporate culture in your wedding?
Yes, we incorporated 2 traditions, when the ceremony ended, we did the “jumping of the broom.”
Our second tradition was facilitated by our surprise Bahamian “Junkanoo Rushout.” We and several of our guests are from Louisiana where traditional second line brass bands are commonplace at the close of wedding receptions. (Second lines also are part of the New Orleans wedding tradition. The wedding second line celebrates the newlyweds as they embark on a new life together. The main line leading the parade for a wedding is made up of the married couple and the brass band.) Our Junkanoo Brass Band and performers were our way to pay homage to our Louisiana roots and to incorporate Bahamian carnival traditions. We even provided vintage handkerchiefs for our guests to waive to the beat of the brass band!

What are your favorite memories of your wedding day?
We have two favorite memories, we loved our first dance, we enjoyed every second of that dance as we moved to the beat of Luke James’ “I Want You” while the sun set with an amazing Caribbean ocean view as our backdrop. Our other favorite memory was our surprise Bahamian “Junkanoo Rushout.” The looks on our guests faces were priceless, sheer excitement!

Venue: Compass Point Beach Resort
Event Planning & Design: Anna’s Wedding Planning Service (Annamae Fox)
Floral Design: Wildflowers Bahamas
Dress: Lazaro. Grooms Tux: The Black Tux
Stationery: Parchment by Dami

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