When I got an inquiry about a destination Bahamas wedding, I had no idea what I was in for. I lived in South Florida for a couple years, although I never made it to the Bahamas, I always envisioned the Bahamas as very commercialized. Boy was I wrong!
Hope Town is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It’s also the most remote place I’ve been to. I flew into Nassau, then flew to Marsh Harbor, from there I took a boat to Hope Town. There are no landlines, no cellphone service, and only a few cars. You travel by golf cart, and communicate with radios. The island was settled in the 1700’s and a lot of the original cottages still stand. The views are breath taking and the citizens of Hope Town are the sweetest.
Hope Town holds a special place in Lauren’s heart. After hearing the story behind Hope Town, its a no brainer why Lauren and Don chose it as their wedding location. Approximately 150 of their friends and family made the trip. It was a fun filled weekend celebrating Lauren and Don’s love.
The next few photos were shot on 35mm film. The photo of the Bohemian flag was taken right outside my little cottage. Lauren spoiled me by booking my stay at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge.
Hope Town is famous for having one of the last manual light houses in the world. I climbed to the top of this light house, while pregnant, but I HAD to see the views.
The view right outside my cottage.
I love Lauren’s style and I love that she chose a dress that wasn’t “beachy”.
This is where the ‘First Look’ was suppose to take place. Right behind this cottage is a beautiful view of the ocean. Lauren and Don accidentally saw each other before the ‘First Look’. Oops! They were such a mellow couple and just went with it. We never got take to photos by the ocean because a storm was coming. The winds were crazy that day!
I was obsessed with all the color!
Lauren and Don chose to have their ceremony at the only church in town.
Lauren has the best laugh. Its contagious.
Its rare that I have a couple who want more photos of their guests, than themselves. I get it though. Being in front of the camera is awkward. But I had to get a few more with famous light house in the back ground.
The reception was located at the beautiful Abaco Inn.
The Abaco Inn’s view.
I don’t care what anyone says, I love the cake smashing tradition and I hope it’s here to stay!
Lauren and Don surprised their guests with a Junkanoo band! It was so fun to be able to see these men and women perform. You can’t help, but dance when you hear the beats.
Special thanks to this guy for carrying my bags and for being my golf cart driver.
Photo was taken while we were exploring Hope Town.