Thursday, February 7, 2008

Real Wedding: Meredith & Joe










Seventy-five family members and friends from every corner of the USA joined Meredith & Joe for their destination wedding weekend. The fun-filled events kicked off with a Pub Crawl at the Lucayan marketplace, followed by a rehearsal dinner at Stoned Crab, along with golf and a boating excursion the morning of the wedding.

The ceremony took place around the Neptue Pool with Meredith carrying an array of peonies, roses, freesia and mini calla lilies. All of the d├ęcor and centerpieces were reflective of her classic flowers and love for the Caribbean. Placecards were adorned with starfish and rested on a bed of sea glass welcoming the guests to the celebration in the charming Ferry House where linens of taupe and champagne pink accented the tables along with sprinkled sea glass and orchids. Their wedding cake of lemon and strawberry was accented with seashell designs. “Every single guest had nothing but the most wonderful things to say about the wedding, from the food to the band, to the flowers to the ceremony location-everyone just had a blast. Everyone felt included in the event!”
Click here to read more about Meredith & Joe's Pelican Bay Wedding!
[photos courtesy of award winning photographer Claudia Cebrian]

Pelican Bay Hotel: A Caribbean Gem





A mixture of Caribbean island flavor and European architecture combine to create the Pelican Bay Hotel and Suites. Our unique Bahamas hotel and suites, accompanied by our renowned hospitality and attention to detail, will ensure your stay in the Bahamas will be memorable. Located within steps of our resort are over 30 restaurants and bars, including Sabor Restaurant and Bar in the garden overlooking the marina/bay at Pelican Bay, shops, live entertainment, the Dolphin Experience, scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and so much more! Just across the street are two miles of white sand beach, a full service spa, all four "Grand Slam" surface tennis courts and a casino. Pelican Bay at Lucaya hotel is where visitors find the finest combination of Caribbean and European architecture and service. Awarded the prestigious "Small Treasures of the Bahamas" designation by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Pelican Bay at Lucaya hotel and suites are both charming and intimate. We look forward to welcoming you!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Real Wedding: Danielle & Rush




Dreaming of a casual, intimate celebration with their closest family and friends around them, Danielle Rodriguez & Rush Twilley searched for the perfect venue in their hometown of San Antonio, Texas. “The sites were gorgeous but did not feel like either of us. I threw out the idea of having a beach wedding…and thankfully, Rush was thrilled.” They quickly began their internet search and discovered Pelican Bay Hotel. The photos and real wedding stories sealed the deal. “We read about how pleased past guests were with Marva and could not wait to meet her and use her services.” And because of Marva, Danielle was able to plan stress-free and relax, “because Marva took care of everything!”

Gathering at Pelican Bay Hotel over Thanksgiving weekend 2007, Danielle & Rush hosted a dinner feast to welcome everyone and enjoyed quality time with their guests snorkeling, swimming and taking in all that Pelican Bay has to offer.

Click here to read more about Danielle & Rush's Real Wedding!

[images courtesy of David Appel]

Monday, February 4, 2008

Rave Reviews

Absolutely the best part of the job is knowing you've made someone's dreams come true...

"I again want to express my gratitude toward Marva and Katie for making our wedding perfect. Rush and I made the right choice by having a destination wedding with Pelican Bay, and we would do it over again in an instant."
-Mr. & Mrs. Twilley

"Thank you Marva and Staff!!! Our friends and family are STILL talking about the wonderful time they had, trying to convince us to return yearly for a reunion, and we just might! Thank you, thank you, thank you for our magical week in the Bahamas with Pelican Bay!"
-Mr. & Mrs. Frazer

Friday, February 1, 2008

Real Wedding: Brittany & Matthew



Brittney and Matt wanted an intimate destination wedding surrounded by family and friends, but more importantly, wanted to be respectful of their guests' budgets. "Pelican Bay was the perfect size for a 50 person wedding - big enough for everyone to have their own space and vacation time, but small enough for two families to get to know each other in a couple of days time. Since most of our guests were flying in from Atlanta, it was an easy flight and moderately priced." Click here to read more about their events that included a bridesmaid luncheon at Ferry House, Rehearsal Dinner in Freeport, a romantic beach ceremony and a reception under a tent of twinkling lights reflecting off the blue sea!

[images courtesy of Michel Berda]

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Weddings Bahamian Style: Junkanoo!





Pelican Bay Real Wedding: Erika & Steve




We just loved hosting Erika & Steve's wedding recently! This charming couple from Scottsdale, Arizona married with 34 of their family memebers and closest friends by their side with the warm sun shining down on all. Click here to read more about their destination wedding experience!

[images courtesy of Michel Berda]

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Island Inspired Trends at Pelican Bay




Welcome to the New Pelican Bay Hotel Wedding Blog!


Hello and welcome to the new Pelican Bay Hotel Wedding Blog! I am most excited to begin sharing all of the news, inspiration and ideas from weddings at the Pelican Bay Hotel on the island of Grand Bahama! Pelican Bay is a quaint and sophisticated boutique hotel, chosen by discriminating destination wedding couples looking for island inspired events of style and distinction. It is with great pleasure I invite you to view some of the latest Real Weddings, hot happenings and the latest updates from our Caribbean paradise!

[image courtesy of Michel Berda]