Alison and Craig Destination Wedding in Freeport Bahamas

When Alison contacted me about doing her wedding in the Bahamas, I was ecstatic! I couldn’t wait. I was way overdue for a vacation, had never been to the Bahamas… all this and get paid too? WOOHOO!!!!

We had everything set months in advance. Tickets, check. Room, check. Passport, check. Anyways you get the idea……

As time gets closer and closer…. there is a little storm that you may have heard of… Hurricane Sandy…. She decided she would make her own plans for us. I kept getting notifications that our flight had been delayed, then delayed again. I believe we left 3 or 4 days late. Alison and Craig were able to get out of Louisville, but then they got “stuck” in Miami. Once we finally get out of Louisville, through Atlanta, on to Nassau…… we thought we were doing good…. we’d be there soon. After grabbing our luggage, making it through customs, we are looking for the outgoing flights, the one to take us to Freeport. Umm… yeah…. Freeport was underwater and we weren’t going anywhere. The bride and groom still in Miami and we are now “stuck” in Nassau…. For two days. I mean I guess if there is anywhere you want to be stuck, Miami and Nassau are the places to do it. I felt horrible for the bride,  the wedding was supposed to be on Saturday and it had came and gone, it’s now Monday, and we are all just arriving to the island. The place was breathtaking. The resort that they had chosen was Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort .

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August 6, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Bahamas Wedding Officiant - Congratulation Alison & Craig and thank you for choosing to have your wedding in the Bahamas. Your pictures are beautiful!

And thank you Shanna for capturing these lovely shots.

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