Bahamas 16 Islands Wedding Invitation, Wedding No. 2: Mary & James’ Enchanted Wedding Under the Sea!

Mary Gleeson and James Potter of Whitfield, Dover, toyed with the idea of a wedding ceremony on the ocean floor. Pretty unconventional but probably not surprising for a diving instructor! This idea materialised when the adventurous couple won the 16 islands wedding invitation. Upon being told of their dream wedding arrangements, James said ““Having got engaged in the most unromantic of places (our lounge) whilst suffering from thrombosis in 2006, I couldn’t be more thrilled to finally have the opportunity to marry Mary – not only in The Bahamas but in our favourite place – underwater!”
              Source: Erik Russell
Little did they realise that they would have an “Enchanted Encounter”  while saying “I do”. Watch the video below to see this beautiful and unique ceremony, featuring some Atlantic Bottle Nosed Dolphins in attendance- the definition of destination wedding with a difference!
            Source: Erik Russell 

Mary, James and their two guests stayed at the Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama Island, where they also celebrated their underwater nuptial with some colourful land based celebrations! 

          Source: Grand Lucayan Hotel

The Grand Bahama Island is the fifth largest island in the Bahamas and is only 56 miles from Florida. It is surrounded by shallow coral reefs which inahbits a vast variety of marine life making it ideal for diving and snorkelling. It is no wonder that the island was chosen as the back drop to the Bond film “Never Say Never Again”!

Congratulations Mary and James!Tomorrow we will continue our journey round the Islands of the Bahamas where Joanna Wicenciak and Peter Dennis of Scunthorpe will say “I do” on the “Top of the World”.


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1 Comment

  1. by Anonymous on July 4, 2012  2:20 pm Reply

    Nice article. Underwater wedding was facilitated by UNEXSO, including the dolphins. UNEXSO was the world's first dive resort established in 1965.

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