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Sol i Mar

The exquisite Coco Reef Resort sits on Bermudas south shore and offers spectacular ocean views from each of its 64 rooms. Situated on its own private beach and surrounded by manicured gardens, Coco Reef is the perfect intimate resort. Whether it’s a toes-in-the-sand wedding ceremony or an indoor affair in our Sol i Mar restaurant, Coco Reef is the picture-perfect venue for weddings and celebrations.

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Fourways Forever and Always.

Fourways offers the perfect choice of locations around our historic property, from our 1727 restaurant of Bermuda Cedar and coral stone, to our romantic outdoors settings in either the Rose Garden or Palm Garden.

Fourways Catering has been serving Bermuda for over 40 years and is the island’s leading caterer. Combine culinary passion with commitment to outstanding service and you have Fourways Restaurant and Fourways Catering.

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Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Bermuda, overlooking the breathtaking South Shore, Lido Complex provides multiple options to suit any wedding event. Award-winning cuisine, professional service and attention to have always dreamed of.

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For 40+ years, Portofino has a been a favourite with both locals and visitors alike.

We provide the perfect setting for events both large and small. At Portofino our philosophy is simple; We pride ourselves on excellent food and unrivaled service.

Come Enjoy our cozy atmosphere, friendly staff and our delicious food selections, which are guaranteed to satisfy every appetite.

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CONTENTS BERMUDA WEDDING & HONEYMOON VOL. XXXIX 08 Welcome to Bermuda A beautiful destination for your wedding 10 Alana and Kia A spontaneous ceremony 12 Top Bermuda Venues How to pick your perfect venue 17 Melissa and John Summer love 18 Alex and Jarryd From the links to love 19 Rachel and Adrian Bringing heritage into the mix 20 Monique and Matthew Italy meets Bermuda 22 Finding Your Flora The latest in wedding flower trends 24 For the Boys Bermudian buys for the guys 26 Shop Local Find wedding party gifts, wedding day ensembles, and more 28 Della Valle Custom-made sandals for your wedding day 30 Welcome to Your Wedding Tips and tricks for planning your Bermuda wedding 32 Vendor Listings 34 Flower Children Little ones bring extra sweetness to any wedding 35 Bermuda Chic Bermuda wedding guests know how to show up and show out
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Welcome

to this issue of Bermuda Wedding & Honeymoon magazine! This edition represents a brand new partnership between Sunset Media, which has produced Bermuda Wedding & Honeymoon for more than a decade, and Visit Bermuda, a mainstay magazine that has long offered special insight into all the wonderful ways to experience a Bermudaful vacation. In addition to partnering for Bermuda Wedding & Honeymoon magazine, Sunset Media and Visit have created a gorgeous eight-page insert in the 2023/2024 issue of Visit Bermuda, where you can find inspiration for your own wedding day, or simply

enjoy sumptuous spreads that illustrate the stunning backdrop Bermuda offers for elegant, romantic nuptials.

Now, you can experience the quality content you’ve come to know and love with Visit’s new app. The latest info on the island’s best restaurants, shopping, activities, and much more is all available at your fingertips. Search for Visit Bermuda in the App Store or on Google Play for instant access to our favourite accommodations, activities and attractions, business and real estate, dining and nightlife, salons and spas, shopping, and other useful information. The free app also has the inside scoop on all things must-see and must-do in the Royal Naval Dockyard and the Town of

St. George’s. Download the Visit app today and begin planning your best Bermuda vacation.

In this issue of Bermuda Wedding & Honeymoon magazine, we bring you gorgeously sweet stories of love, a sneak peek into the latest wedding flower trends, Bermuda-inspired weddingday ensembles and wedding party gifts, and stunning imagery from some of the island’s best photographers. Let us show you how beautiful a Bermuda wedding can be.

Above all else, we wish you love.

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ALANA & KIA

October 29, 2022

OUR FAVOURITE FEATURES:

The intimate ceremony took place in the newly redecorated courthouse attended by close loved ones. Originally intended to be a private ceremony, the couple’s excitement soon extended to their closest circle of friends.

Alana and Kia have known each other so long they can’t quite recall how or when they met. In 2020, they strengthened their friendship and formed a deeper connection that evolved into their own unique love story. While the transition from friends to lovers was slow, a significant turning point was when Kia adopted a quirky little furball named Theo, and the two found themselves falling in love with the kitten and each other. Two years later, in keeping with the couple’s free-spirited nature, they decided to tie the knot in a casual and spontaneous affair.

Kia and Alana don’t take life too seriously, as evidenced by their exchange of strawberry- and raspberry-flavoured Ring Pops.

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Family members who were overseas were able to tune in to the ceremony via FaceTime. Rachel Sawden (7)

In Their Own Words: “An intimate ceremony and a great laugh with a few close ones was exactly what we wanted to celebrate our wedding day,” says Alana. “We loved how stress-free the lead up was, and how much everyone enjoyed themselves. The weather turned out to be beautiful, and even in late October, we got our pictures on the beach. Now that we are married, we plan to have a ‘Happily Ever After Party,’ a bigger celebration where everyone can have a great time celebrating love.”

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The reception was held at the Beach Club at Rosewood Tucker’s Point, where even more friends joined for the celebration. ALANA’S STUNNING WHITE DRESS WAS SOURCED LOCALLY FROM 1609 DESIGNS, AND ITS CASUAL ELEGANCE WAS A PERFECT FIT FOR THE OCCASION. After the Beach Club closed, the revellers made their way to Rosewood’s Conservatory Bar for an impromptu afterparty with entertainment by Mike Hind.

TOP BERMUDA VENUES

Sol i Mar

Sol i Mar restaurant at the Coco Reef Resort offers a truly unique dining experience. Beautiful floor to ceiling glass windows surround the restaurant,  imparting picturesque views of the ocean. Our menu features creative international cuisine infused with Bermudian flavors and an extensive wine list that includes wines from around the world for an unforgettable culinary experience. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two or an enjoyable evening with friends, our attentive staff will make sure your visit to Sol i Mar is nothing short of extraordinary!

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FROM CASUAL BEACH RECEPTIONS TO ELEGANT INDOOR VENUES, BERMUDA OFFERS A WIDE ARRAY OF SETTINGS WHERE YOU CAN KICK OFF THE NEXT CHAPTER OF YOUR LOVE STORY.

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25 Front St, Hamilton 441-296-3333

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There are several things you should consider before deciding on a venue. Will you want the venue to provide food for the reception, or will you be bringing in your own caterer — and if you choose the latter, is your selected venue open to working with outside vendors?

Bermuda’s favourite watering hole

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Our historic houses, Verdmont and Waterville, provide memorable settings for an unforgettable wedding day.

You’ll want to be certain the venue can accommodate the size of your party, and of course, start shopping early to ensure your dream setting is available on your wedding day. We’re certain you’ll find your dream wedding day destination in Bermuda, where venues range from elegant and modern to quaint historic sites to beautiful beaches.

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The Bermuda National Trust offers beautiful and unusual wedding venues for couples seeking a truly breathtaking backdrop for their special day. Photos courtesy of Fourways Inn & Restaurant (2)

MELISSA & JOHN

February 12, 2023

Melissa and John met through mutual friends in May 2019. Frequent texting led to a video chat when John told Melissa that he was coming to Bermuda and that he’d love to meet her in person. It was instant summer love when the couple came face to face in July. Melissa had children from a previous relationship, requiring a bit more logistics when it comes to travel, so John made frequent trips to the island to visit her. When it became clear that the couple was meant to be, they set to work planning a wedding brunch.

In Their Own Words:

“God brought us together, but faith and a lot of patience got us to where we are today,” says Melissa. “We are grateful and thankful for the sacrifices that we conquered together. We got all that we could have asked for and a little more.”

OUR FAVOURITE FEATURES:

The wedding was pulled together in a remarkable two weeks thanks to the wedding party’s willingness to step up and help. “We can definitely count on them at any time,” says Melissa.

The wedding brunch took place at Fourways Restaurant & Inn, where Melissa and John enjoyed a brunch date on one of his visits to Bermuda. The couple enjoyed the food so much, they decided to have a Fourways brunch wedding.

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A photo of John’s mother, who passed away, was displayed at the venue as a way of including her in their special day. Fotogenik Photography (4) MELISSA’S CHILDREN, AMIYAH AND JAHZIAH, WERE TASKED WITH BEING THE FLOWER GIRL AND RING BEARER. THEY ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE AND DID A WONDERFUL JOB.

ALEX & JARRYD

October 16, 2021

OUR FAVOURITE FEATURES:

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In Their Own Words:

“Getting married in Bermuda, where we were both born and raised, was perfect,” says Alex. “We had all of our family and friends with us, and we were excited to marry each other after 11 years. We now have a beautiful baby girl named Camryn, and we can’t wait for a lifetime together.”

Jarryd and Alex met at Cartridge World, where they both worked parttime while mulling over their futures. Jarryd, a skilled golfer, was deciding whether to go pro, while Alex was trying to determine the course of study she would follow once she started university. Alex had a second job at The Mid Ocean Club, which sometimes had her filling the very divots Jarryd created when he hit the links there. The couple fell in love over phone calls and movie dates.

The couple did a photo shoot at The Mid Ocean Club golf course; in addition to the couple’s connection to the course, Alex’s father was the course superintendent for more than 30 years. The newlyweds took several photos at the tree that was planted there in Alex’s father’s memory.

Alex changed into sneakers with “Mrs. Dillas” printed on the side for the reception. “It was a game changer,” she says. “I highly recommend doing that, especially if you aren’t used to heels.”

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Bermuda outfitted Jarryd and his groomsmen in classic Bermudian style: seafoam green Bermuda shorts and navy blazers and knee socks. Alex spread the love by dancing with all the men in her family, including her grandfather, two uncles, two cousins, and her brother, in lieu of a father/daughter dance.
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RACHEL & ADRIAN

June 16, 2022

In Their Own Words:

“A benefit of getting married in Bermuda is that the vendors have established relationships with one another, making for easy interactions between vendors,” says Rachel. “This was extremely helpful as we planned the wedding from London. A special shout-out goes to our on-the-day coordinator Rochelle Quinn, managing partner of Apex Bermuda Destination Management, for ensuring the day ran without the smallest of hitches.”

OUR FAVOURITE FEATURES: With a history rooted in West Africa, Gombeys are an iconic symbol of resilience and freedom in Bermuda. It was extremely important for Rachel and Adrian to honour this part of their heritage on their big day. H&H Gombeys delivered a dynamic, personal, and deeply emotional performance which ended up being a huge highlight of the day.

Rachel and Adrian are both Bermudians and have known one another since they were young. They were properly introduced at a Super Bowl party in 2014. The two spent time together as part of a group of friends for a few months before Adrian mustered up the courage to ask Rachel out on a date. Love came quickly after that, and Adrian proposed to Rachel in April 2021 at London’s Pergola Gardens at Hampstead Heath.

One of the couple’s first dates was a picnic at Heydon Trust, which became a special spot for the two of them. With almost 300 guests at their wedding, Rachel and Adrian wanted to carve out time for just the two of them, so after the ceremony they exchanged private vows at the Heydon Trust Chapel.

In honour of the couple’s strong, proud Bermudian heritage, Adrian’s wedding band, created by Davidrose, includes Bermuda cedar. Davidrose also designed Rachel’s engagement ring and wedding band.

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MONIQUE & MATTHEW

April 27, 2019

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Monique and Matthew met through mutual friends and began dating soon after. Two years later, in 2010, the couple welcomed son Matteo. After nine years together, Matthew proposed during a family trip to Italy and involved Matteo in the engagement, making it a truly beautiful and special moment in the couple’s favorite place in the world.

Wedding favors were small bottles of olive oil produced by the bride’s parents using olives harvested from their trees in Abruzzo, Italy, where they live and traditional Italian candy was presented in beautiful handmade bags crocheted by Monique’s aunt.

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Monique is half Italian, with Italy’s culture being a prevalent part of her life, and honoring this influence was an important part of the couple’s wedding. The Commissioner’s House lent a nice mix of Bermuda and Italy to the occasion, with Bermuda’s stunning ocean as the backdrop and stone buildings in the keep yard evoking an Italian feel.

In Their Own Words:

“I can honestly say that our wedding day was a dream,” says Monique. “It was one of the best days of our lives, and for weeks after our son asked if we could do it again. We knew that not everything will go as planned, and we wanted to make sure that no matter what happened, we were fully present in the moment, enjoying every minute, and we absolutely did. It’s so important to not get caught up and to actually enjoy your day. Be present, because it does go by fast.”

Surrounded by her bridesmaids, mom, and aunt, Monique had a fun and relaxing morning of wedding prep thanks to her dear friends, Megan Desilva from Blueprint Hair Studio and makeup artist Afroditi Yiovreki, and wedding planner Giuliana Gonsalves of The Traveling Bride, who made sure the wedding party was well fed and their champagne was topped up.

The couple’s son, Matteo, took his role of ring bearer very seriously, before cutting loose and showing off all his dance moves at the recep-tion. He looked dashing in his Italian suit.

Monique says she’ll forever cherish the breathtaking photos captured by Alexander Masters.

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FINDING YOUR FLORA

Flowers are an important element of wedding-day décor. Whether you’re looking for on-trend arrangements or searching for a style that stands out, pairing up with a local florist is the best way to ensure your big day is beautifully accented. Flowers by GiMi’s Head Florist Sally Sedgwick shares her tips for incorporating blushing blooms, verdant greenery, and even fragrant local fruits.

Plan for Every Penny

Get more bang for your buck by using locally sourced greenery or dried flowers, a big trend at the moment.

Incorporate Island Fruit

Sweeten up your welcoming party with fresh, locally sourced fruits, which Sedgwick incorporates into a long runner of greenery and accent flowers.

Subtle Shades

Modern-day colour trends have couples opting for blush tones, whites, and greens. Some couples buck the trend with vibrant, tropical hues.

Call It a Comeback

Just like the fashion industry, where trends come into style again about every two decades, certain flowers that were once considered outdated reemerge as top choices for couples. Over the past few years, baby’s breath — popular in the 1980s, when it was often paired with carnations — has become a top contender. Sedgwick recently styled a wedding where the delicate bursts of blooms were accented by flowers, with gorgeous results.

Just a Pinch of Pinterest

While Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration, Sedgwick advises that couples speak with local florists who can offer practical advice and in-person examples of different flowers or arrangements.

It’s Wise to Compromise

Because of its small size and isolated geographic location, Bermuda can’t support the kind of growing operation required to supply flowers for the many weddings that happen here. Nearly all flowers must be imported, and part of that process includes inspection of every single stem for invasive insects. It’s not uncommon for flowers to be confiscated upon arrival due to pests.

“We advise our brides of the possibility of flowers being confiscated,” says Sedgwick. “We’ll always have something to substitute — and we’ve been doing this for 15 years now, so we know which flowers are high-risk. Ultimately, we want to bring your vision to fruition and create exquisite memories to cherish.”

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W E D D I N G S Specializing in Luxurious Destination Weddings 441-297-4464 | info@flowersbygimi.com | www.flowersbygimi.com HSBC Harbourview Centre, 37 Front Street, Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

FOR THE BOYS

For the better part of a century, men’s fashion in Bermuda seems to have followed the old adage, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” Dress shirt, necktie, blazer, knee-length socks, loafers, and, of course, the iconic Bermuda shorts have long made up an ensemble that’s both comfortable and practical and appropriate for the boardroom, happy hour with friends, and yes, even weddings. Add Bermudian flair to your groom and groomsmen’s wedding-day look and wedding party gifts with advice from island clothiers and retailers on the latest trends.

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www.tabsbermuda.com The Bermuda Suit & Bridal Gifts
Photo courtesy of TABS Bermuda/Gavin Howarth

While you want to look good on your wedding day, you want to feel good, too. Bermuda is a semitropical island with a mild climate. Dress accordingly so you can celebrate your nuptials in style and comfort.

Bermuda-motif jewellery make excellent gifts for groomsmen in the form of tie tacks, lapel pins, and cuff links. Most popular are the Bermuda kite tie tacks, scooter cuff links, dinghy lapel pins, and tree frogs in all forms.

- Walker Christopher Goldsmiths

Shipwreck coins are a popular island relic-themed wedding party gift, set in jewellery for gents or framed in key chains and money clips for those who don’t wear jewellery.

- Walker Christopher

Some grooms are choosing to have each groomsman don a different shade of short. Complementary and contrasting colours always make for amazing photos, so why pick only one?

- TABS Bermuda

Versatile and sophisticated, grey and navy suits are trending in 2023 along with solid colour ties, in muted tones for a refined look, or brighter shades to add a pop of colour.

- Gibbons Company

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Made in Bermuda by Walker Christopher Ltd.- gallery of fine gemstones, antique coins, island motif jewellery and annual sterling silver Christmas ornaments. Longtail en Rose Visit our new location at 3 Queen Street, Enter through wrought iron gate next to The Bermuda Bookstore. Take steps up to 2nd level showroom through double glass doors. Please call or email for further info 441.295.1466 • walkerchris@links.bm www.facebook.com/walkerchrisbda Perfect mementos for bridesmaids and mother of the bride. rose hibiscus charms
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Visitors who don’t want to fully adopt Bermudian style can pair Bermuda shorts with more casual accompaniments, like a loose linen shirt and smart boat shoes. - TABS Bermuda Clockwise from top: Walker Christopher Goldsmiths (2), Gibbons Company

BEST BERMUDA BUYS

Island-inspired finds from West End's Royal Naval Dockyard to lovely St. George 's and everything in between.

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Retailers and high-end brands that rival shopping options found in major world cities are treated with splashes of colour and old-world charm in Bermuda’s quaint towns. From shop-hopping among Hamilton’s candyhued buildings to strolling along picturesque alleyways in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. George’s, indulging in a little retail therapy is a treat for the senses in Bermuda. Contemporary retailers meet the remnants of yesteryear at the Royal Naval Dockyard. Here on the island’s West End, you’ll find the Clocktower Mall, named for the two clock faces displayed on twin 100-foot-high spires.

As a well-established wedding destination, island retailers offer unique items for wedding party gifts, and you can source local ensembles for outfitting your wedding party as well. Whether you’re looking for special treasures to give to your best man and maid of honour as a token of thanks or you’re in search of wedding-day wear with bright colours evocative of Bermuda’s blushing beaches and turquoise seas, you’ll find plenty of island-inspired items to highlight your beautiful chosen wedding destination.

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Handmade in Bermuda

Featuring hand-made sandals, customized to your foot with all Italian leather and materials. Sandals can be ready in one hour!

Spring to Fall open Monday to Saturday. Please contact us for Winter hours. Also available for private appointments and events. telephone 441-236-7263 | email dvsandals@gmail.com

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Having sandals custom-made for you and your entire bridal party is a special experience at Della Valle Sandals, which offers private, after-hours fittings so you and your bridal party can have the boutique to yourselves. Sandals can be ready the same day, ideal for destination weddings. These stunning sandals can be enjoyed well beyond your wedding day, and can also be a bespoke gift for your bridal party.

Della Valle Sandals was started in 2016 by Vincenzo Della Valle and his Bermudian wife, Belinda Barbieri, with the goal of bringing something beautiful and unique to Bermuda. Located at 19 Queen St., the boutique marries Bermuda and Capri, the latter where Vincenzo is originally from and where he apprenticed as a boy in the art of sandal-making.

Sandals are made from all Italian leather, and soles can range from flats to wedges to heels in narrow, wide, and regular sizes. Choose from more than 40 different colors of leather to match your wedding day theme, or a wide variety of sparkling crystal styles. Simple leather styles start at $165 and crystal styles start at $225.

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Come see why so many of our guests return to stay with us year after year!

Our resort is dramatically situated overlooking Bermuda’s southwest coast, adjacent to the Robert Trent Jones designed Port Royal Golf Course. We offer extensive recreational facilities, gourmet cuisine, exceptional personal service, breathtaking ocean views from every guest room and a casual, relaxed atmosphere.

For honeymoon package information and reservations, call our resort’s reservations office at 1-800-343-4155 (toll-free from the U.S. and Canada)

WELCOME TO YOUR WEDDING

Follow these tips for a Bermuda-ful beginning to the next chapter of your love story. From paperwork to party planning, we ’ve got you covered with our insider’s guide.

Bermuda makes a beautiful wedding day backdrop, that much is for certain. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or you’re a Bermudian preparing for your big day on your home island, here is some need-to-know info.

• File a Notice of Intended Marriage form with the Registrar General at least 15 days and no more than three months prior to the wedding day. If you download the form, it must be printed on legal-size paper — 8.5" x 14". Fill out the form and mail it to The Registrar

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT YOUR SPECIAL DAY IS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BETROTHED.

General, Government Administration Building, 30 Parliament Street, Hamilton HM 12 Bermuda, along with final divorce decree or death certificate if you’re divorced or widowed. For more information on this process, visit www.gov.bm/getting-married-bermuda or call 441-297-7739.

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• Civil ceremonies are performed by the Registrar General in a special marriage room at the Registry General Office on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Civil ceremonies require an additional fee of $260. Two witnesses are required for every ceremony. Registry General staff are available to act as witnesses on weekdays, but you must inform the office of your need for witnesses when you confirm your marriage appointment. For Saturday ceremonies, you must bring your own witnesses.

• Get married on the high seas aboard ships registered in Bermuda in a civil

DESTINATION ‘I DO’

COUPLES WHO ARE TRAVELLING TO BERMUDA WITH THEIR CLOSEST FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR A DESTINATION WEDDING SHOULD CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

• Before you create your guest list, decide how big you want to go. Do you want to celebrate with immediate family and best friends only, or will you open up the party to workmates, old roommates, and second cousins once removed?

• For destination weddings, your “save the dates” should be sent six to eight months in advance, with formal invites arriving three to five months before the big day.

• Be specific on your invites. Address them to the names of those in the household you’re inviting, including children if you’re planning a kidfriendly day. Be clear about whether a “plus one” is an option for your single guests.

• Create a wedding website to serve as the main hub of information. This is easy to do even for technologically challenged couples thanks to sites that allow you to plug your info into a user-friendly template. Include dates, times, and details for the ceremony itself as well as other events like rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch. Share tips on things to see and do in Bermuda for guests who want to explore on their own during down times.

ceremony performed by the captain of the ship. Make arrangements through Royal Ocean Events, info@royalwed.com, or P&O Cruises, celebrations@pocruise.com.

• Non-Bermudians who wish to marry in a Roman Catholic Church must meet several requirements. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton in Bermuda recommends planning at least 8 to 12 months in advance. Find more information by visiting www.romancatholicbermuda.bm/ information/international-marriages.

The most important thing to remember when planning a wedding in Bermuda, whether you’re from the island or you’re coming from away, is that your special day is about you and your betrothed. It’s your day to design for you and your partner to have the most fun imaginable. If you’re having the time of your life on your wedding day, there’s a good chance your guests will be, too.

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 IF YOU’RE HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOUR GUESTS WILL BE, TOO. Alexander Masters

ACCOMMODATIONS COCO REEF RESORT

3 Stonington Circle South Road, Paget 441-236-5416

www.cocoreefbermuda.com reservations@cocoreef.bm

CORAL BEACH & TENNIS CLUB

34 South Road, Paget 441-236-2233

www.coralbeachclub.com

Facebook: coralbeachclubbda Instagram: @coralbeachbda

ELBOW BEACH

60 South Shore Road, Paget 441-236-3535 | 800-223-7434 www.elbowbeachbermuda.com reservations@elbowbeachbermuda.com

FOURWAYS INN & COTTAGES

1 Middle Road, Paget 441-236-6517 | 800-962-7654 www.fourwaysinn.com info@fourways.bm

NEWSTEAD BELMONT HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA

27 Harbour Road, Paget 441-236-6060 | 866-706-7801 www.newsteadbelmonthills.com concierge@belmonthills.com

PARAQUET GUEST APARTMENTS

72 South Road, Paget 441-236-5842

www.paraquetapartments.com info@paraquetapartments.com

POMPANO BEACH CLUB

36 Pompano Beach Road, Southhampton 441-234-0222 | 800-343-4155 www.pompanobeachclub.com pompano@logic.bm info@pompanobeachclub.com

PRINCE ALFRED TERRACEVACATION RENTALS

1 Cockburn Road, Sandys 441-516-3855 www.princealfredterrace.com enquiries@princealfredterrace.com

THE HAMILTON PRINCESS & BEACH CLUB

76 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke 441-295-3000 www.fairmont.com/hamilton hal.browne@fairmont.com

THE LEDGELETS COTTAGE COLONY

6 Ledgelets Drive, Sandys 441-504-6962

www.theledgelets.com retreat@theledgelets.com

ACTIVITIES HIDDEN GEMS OF BERMUDA

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys 441-236-1300

www.bermudahiddengems.com info@islandtourcentre.com

LADYBOATS

61 Harbour Road, Paget 441-236-0127

www.ladyboats.com ladyboatsbermuda@gmail.com

BERMUDA TOURISM

AUTHORITY

BERMUDA OFFICE

22 Church Street, Hamilton 441-296-9200 www.gotobermuda.com

CATERERS & RESTAURANTS

9 PARISHES Dockyard Terrace, Sandys 441-535-6463 www.9parishesbda.com orders@9parishesbda.com

SOL I MAR

Coco Reef Resort, 3 Stonington Circle South Shore Road, Paget 441-236-5416

www.cocoreefbermuda.com info@cocoreef.bm

CAFE LIDO

60 South Shore Road, Elbow Beach, Sea Terrace, Paget 441-236-9884 www.lido.bm

DOCKSIDER PUB & RESTAURANT

25 Front Street, Hamilton 441-296-3333

www.docksider.bm

catering@docksider.bm

FOURWAYS CATERING

1 Middle Road, Paget 441-236-6517

www.catering.bm info@catering.bm

NEWSTEAD BELMONT HILLS

GOLF RESORT & SPA

27 Harbour Road, Paget 441-236-6060

www.newsteadbelmonthills.com concierge@belmonthills.com or

PORT O CALL

87 Front Street, Hamilton 441-295-5373

www.portocall.bm

portocall@yellowfin.bm

PORTOFINO

20 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton 441-292-2375

www.portofino.bm

portofino@logic.bm

CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITES

BERMUDA

NATIONAL TRUST

Waterville, 2 Pomander Road, Paget 441-236-6483

www.bnt.bm/hire-a-venue palmetto@bnt.bm

CAFE LIDO

60 South Shore Road, Elbow Beach, Sea Terrace, Paget 441-236-9884 www.lido.bm

COCO REEF RESORT

3 Stonington Circle, South Road, Paget 441-236-5416 www.cocoreefbermuda.com reservations@cocoreef.bm

CORAL BEACH & TENNIS CLUB

34 South Road, Paget 441-236-2233

www.coralbeachclub.com

Facebook: coralbeachclubbda

Instagram: @coralbeachbda

FORT ST. CATHERINE

15 Coot Pond Road, St. George’s 441-297-1920 www.gov.bm/fortstcatherine

FOURWAYS INN & COTTAGES

1 Middle Road, Paget 441-236-6517 | 800-962-7654 www.fourwaysinn.com info@fourways.bm

THE LEDGELETS

COTTAGE COLONY

6 Ledgelets Drive, Sandys 441-504-6962 www.theledgelets.com retreat@theledgelets.com

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA

1 The Keep, Sandys 441-234-1333 www.nmb.bm

Instagram: @nationalmuseumbermuda

Facebook: natmuseumbda

ROYAL HAMILTON

AMATEUR DINGHY CLUB

25 Pomander Road, Paget 441-236-2250

www.rhadc.bm

info@rhadc.bm

ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD

VENUES

441-234-1709

www.dockyard.bm/wedco/

WILLOWBANK RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

126 Somerset Road, Somerset 441-234-1616

www.willowbankresort.com

reservations@willowbank.bm

DESIGN, TAILORING & WEDDING ATTIRE

DELLA VALLE SANDALS

1 Queen Street, Hamilton 441-236-7263

www.della-valle-sandals.myshopify.com dvsandals@gmail.com

GIBBONS COMPANY

21 Reid Street, Hamilton 441-295-0022

www.gibbons.bm

RENEE HILL ORIGINALS

Old Cellar Lane, 47 Front Street, Hamilton 441-232-0154

www.renehillos.com

TABS BERMUDA

12 Reid Street, Hamilton 441-704-8227

www.tabsbermuda.com

hello@tabsbermuda.com

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

HSBC BERMUDA

Main Office: 6 Front Street, Hamilton 441-295-4000

www.hsbc.com

BANK OF BUTTERFIELD

Main Office: 65 Front Street, Hamilton 441-295-1111

www.butterfieldgroup.com

FLOWERS DEMCO/PETALS DESIGNS

14 South Road, Devonshire 441-234-7777

www.demco.bm

demco@northrock.bm

EXCLUSIVE FLOWERS

75 Reid Street, Hamilton 441-238-3331

www.eebermuda.com

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FLOWERS BY GIMI

Retail Store: HSBC

Harbour View Center

37 Front St., Hamilton 441-297-4464

www.flowersbygimi.com info@flowersbygimi.com

GARDINE’S FLOWERS ‘N THINGS

Shelly Bay Plaza, 110 Northshore Road 441-293-4971

gardinesflowersnthings@northrock.bm

GIFTS & JEWELLERY

59 FRONT

59 Front Street, Hamilton 441-279-5429

ALEXANDRA MOSHER STUDIO JEWELLERY

5 Front Street, Hamilton 441-236-9009

www.alexandramosher.com hello@alexandramosher.com

BERMUDA PERFUMERY Stewart Hall, 5 Queen Street, St. George’s 441-293-0627 www.lilibermuda.com info@bermuda-perfumery.com

BROWN & COMPANY

35 Front Street, Hamilton 441-279-5442

www.brown.bm shop@brown.bm

THE ISLAND SHOP

3 Queen Street, Hamilton 441-292-5292

www.islandexports.com sales@islandexports.com

WALKER CHRISTOPHER GOLDSMITHS

3 Queen Street, Hamilton 441-295-1466

www.walkerchristopher.com walkerchris@link.bm

PHOTOGRAPHY

ALEXANDER MASTERS

441-532-6232 www.alexandermasters.com info@alexandermasters.com

AMANDA TEMPLE PHOTOGRAPHY

441-236-2339 www.amandatemple.com amanda@amandatemple.com

FIANDER FOTO

11 Broken Hill Lane, Smiths 441-516-6498 www.fianderfoto.com info@fianderfoto.com

FOTOGENIK PHOTOGRAPHY

3 Store Lane, Sandys 441-331-3019 www.mrfotogenik.com fotogenik.photos@gmail.com

HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. 441-532-3234 www.gavinhowarth.com info@gavinhowarth.com

ZEUDI HINDS PHOTOGRAPHY 441-737-5077 zkhphotography@yahoo.com

SPAS & BEAUTY SPA OASIS

14 Laffan Street, Hamilton 441-297-2347 www.spaoasis.bm spaoasisbermuda@gmail.com

THE SPA AT CORAL BEACH 441-239-7222 spa@coralbeach.bm

TRANSPORTATION

BERMUDAFUL MOMENTS

71 St. David’s Road, St. George’s 441-333-5886

www.bermudafulmoments.com info@bermudafulmoments.com

CURRENT VEHICLES

76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton 441-296-8949

www.currentvehicles.com info@currentvehicles.com

WEDDING CONSULTANTS

ALL THE TRIMMINGS 441-535-9992

www.allthetrimmings.bm katie@allthetrimmings.bm

BERMUDA BRIDE

3 Park Road, Suite One, Hamilton 441-295-8697 or 1-866-912-9115 www.bermudabride.com nikki@bermudabride.com

THE BRIDAL SUITE BERMUDA 441-707-1318

www.bridalsuitebermudaweddings.com bridalsuitebermuda@outlook.com

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