WANTED – 16 BRIDES FOR 16 ISLANDS - Wedding Dress, Rings and Ceremony Included

6 September 2011, London:  Today the Bahamas Tourist Office issues the ultimate romantic proposal – the 16 Islands Wedding Invitation. 

Brides-and-grooms-to-be looking for wedding inspiration should take a couple of minutes in front of a camera to tell us why they would like to win a free wedding in The Bahamas. Sixteen couples will each win a luxury wedding - including a designer dress, rings and wedding ceremony on one of the main 16 Islands of The Bahamas.  And all they have to do is choose their island, switch on the camcorder and tell us why that island is the one for them.  We will then select the 16 couples who will marry simultaneously on 16 May 2012, at 16:00 hrs on 16 different Islands of The Bahamas. 
All 16 lucky couples will fly out to The Bahamas next May and take two wedding guests with them as witnesses.  Nassau, Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, Harbour Island, Eleuthera and The Abacos are probably the best known of the 16 islands but our amazing offer includes the islands of Andros, Cat Island, Bimini, The Berry Islands and Long Island plus, further south, The Exumas, San Salvador, Mayaguana, Acklins and Crooked Island.
As well as a personally tailored Bahamian island ceremony, each bride can choose any designer wedding dress from the Tia range by Benjamin Roberts plus wedding rings up to the value of £500 courtesy of Goldsmiths.  See the full details of each wedding package on bahamas16weddings.co.uk
All weddings include:
  • Marriage Officer including marriage licence and documentation
  • Bouquet for the bride and boutonnière for groom
  • Videographer
  • Wedding Cake & Wedding Toast
  • Flights and transfers; seven nights accommodation and meals for each winning couple, plus six nights accommodation and meals for their two guests

Each of the 16 weddings will be unique, from barefoot-on-the-beach ceremonies, to marrying on the ocean floor with dolphins in attendance.  An iconic candy-striped lighthouse is the backdrop to another ceremony while 14th century cloisters will lend regal elegance to another.  Junkanoo costumes, colours and music will accompany one couple and seashell wind chimes will play for a more subtle service.  Each island offers a special opportunity to experience the unforgettable ‘big-day’ of a lifetime.

To accept the 16 Islands Wedding Invitation, couples must visit bahamas16weddings.co.uk and explore all 16 different wedding and island proposals.  They simply need to upload a short video, or photograph and statement, conveying on which Bahamian island they would like to marry and why.   Next spring they could be enjoying one of 16 glorious weddings in The Islands of The Bahamas, along with their two wedding guests. One of the 16 weddings will be chosen by friends and family through weddingtv.com as they text 88833 to vote for their favourite couple.  The couple with the most text votes will win one of the weddings.  By becoming online wedding guests, loved ones will be entered into a prize draw to win a seven-night holiday for two to The Bahamas and by visiting www.goldsmiths.co.uk/dreamwedding will have the chance to win £1000 worth of Goldsmiths jewellery. Family and friends can also book special packages through Kuoni to join their lucky couple.

The winning couples for the 15 remaining island weddings will be chosen by a panel of judges and notified on 5 December 2011. The panel of judges includes Bahamas Tourist Office, Kuoni, Goldsmiths, WeddingTV.com, You &Your Wedding magazine and Travel Trade Gazette.
For further information visit bahamas16weddings.co.uk

For press information and images contact Julie Angove julie@angove.co.uk
Office: 01582 762132, Mobile: 07958 941809  


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