SOURCE: Bahamas Tourist Office

May 19, 2014 09:05 ET

Wed Like a Celebrity on a Dream Locale in The Bahamas

Bahamas Contest Provides Chance for Couples to Say "I Do's" Celebrity Style

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 19, 2014) - Sixteen engaged couples are being offered the chance of a lifetime to exchange wedding vows celebrity style in The Islands Of The Bahamas. Through The Bahamas' 16 Islands 16 Weddings competition, 16 lucky couples can win the opportunity to join celebrities -- such as former Masters champion Adam Scott -- who over the years have made The Bahamas their dream locale for tying the knot.

Scott created a buzz over the weekend when it was revealed that he was the latest celebrity to wed in The Bahamas, exchanging "I do's" with longtime girlfriend, Marie Kojzar. The list of recent Bahamas wedding celebrities include Mariah Carey and Nick Canon, who were married on Eleuthera in 2008 and Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden in 2010. Also, reportedly, Johnny Depp is planning upcoming nuptials at his private retreat in Exuma, Bahamas.

Freda Malcolm, 'Director of Romance' for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, said, "people of all walks of life, including celebrated personalities are drawn to The Islands Of The Bahamas for picture-perfect weddings. The setting really does it," she said. "You place two people who are in love into an idyllic environment with blue sky, blue seas and a sandy beach, and good things happen. With the right planning, it's very hard to beat a Bahamas destination wedding."

To date over two thousand couples have signed up for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism's major destination wedding contest, now in its last few weeks. The contest 16 Islands 16 Weddings Invitation, allows 16 couples throughout the continental United States to win a dream wedding in The Bahamas. The prize includes air travel, and hotel accommodations for the couple and two guests, wedding dress, tuxedo, rings and a reception. The invitation is open through June 13th, followed by voting and judging.

On January 16th, 2015, the 16 lucky couples will be wed in ceremonies on 16 major Bahamas Islands, hosted at Green Turtle Cay Club, The Abacos; Acklins Island Lodge, Acklins; Tiamo Resort, Andros; Resort World Bimini, Bimini; Pigeon Cay Club, Cat Island; Tranquility on The Bay, Crooked Island; Pineapple Fields, Eleuthera; Valentines Resort, Harbour Island; Sandals Emerald Bay, Exuma; Inagua Ocean Villas, Inagua; Gems of Paradise; Long Island; Riding Rock, San Salvador; Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama; Hilton Hotel Nassau and Atlantis Paradise Island.

In addition to the 16 hotel partners, The Bahamas other partners for its massive wedding initiative include MasterCard®; and Mon Cheri.

Couples may get complete details of the competition and enter for their dream Bahamas wedding at

The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world's best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It's Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jeannie Gibson
    Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
    (954) 236-9292