Was in the Bahamas last weekend for a mini vacation and got to meet with a bunch of vendors! Planning a wedding is so much fun!
Wedding Planner - Anne Marie Williams
I love Anne-Marie, she is super maternal, very detailed oriented and willing to go above and beyond. We were really lucky that she was doing a wedding at the Cloisters and Luciano's the weekend that we were there and we were able to stop by before the wedding to see the setup at both locations. Throughout our time with Anne-Marie, she was following up with the pick up/drop off and other details for the wedding that day which was awesome because it means that she is very detail oriented. She also had the 3 string quartet play for us so that we can decide whether we wanted to go with just the violinist or a 3 string and having 3 definitely makes a difference!
Ceremony - Cloisters - Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. What more can I say? I can't imagine being married anywhere else
Reception - Luciano's - I didnt expect Luciano's food to be so delicious, we were sooooo pleasantly surprised. The Seafood Wellington was unbelievable and we will probably be advising everyone at the wedding to order it. The Coconut Panna Cotta was also very yummy. The staff were extremely accommodative, willing to make changes and checking with us after every course. The outside area is also very spacious. The lights come on after sunset which gives it a very romantic feel, especially when combined with the lights on at the Atlantis across the harbor. Like the Cloisters, I can't imagine a more perfect setting. My fiance was sooo happy with my pick
Cake - Swiss Pastry Shop - We had to pay $25 for cake samples which isnt common in NY, but very common in the Bahamas. Either way, the cakes by Manfred were delicious, but be careful because the cakes he provides at the tasting are whipped cream with sponge cake. If you want fondant, he usually makes it with pound cake which means that it will probably taste different from the cake samples. If possible, I would ask to taste their buttercream and fondant cakes as well.
Flowers - Wildflowers - Can't say much yet but Natalie spent 2 hours talking with us. She will be doing a sample setup for us to see if we like it. Anne-Marie uses Wildflowers for 90% of her weddings. I'll give more feedback on them when I see some samples. However my first impression is that you should know what you want and don't want because they may over recommend
Makeup - Regina - Recommended by Anne-Marie. I paid $100 for a test, but i looooved her. She put eyelash extensions on me and it was gorgeous!
Overall we had a really great experience and can't wait to have our wedding in Dec!