Bahamas Holds Successful Bridal Event in Washington, D. C.

WASHINGTON, DC  (May 1st, 2016 – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s (MOT) Romance Department held its latest Signature Bridal Event at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. today, amid inclement weather.  The event, which was attended by scores of newly engaged couples seeking destination weddings, also featured wedding vendors from The Bahamas, a Junkanoo rush out, Bahamian fashion show and live entertainment by famed entertainer, Preston “Puzzle” Wallace.

The Bahamas made up of 700 islands and cays and known the world over for its breathtaking beauty, pristine crystal clear waters, diverse and unique culture and charming romance, was named the “Leading Wedding Destination” at the World Travel Awards, which was staged in Morocco in December 2015.

Freda Malcolm, Director of Romance for the MOT said, “the Ministry has been creatively aggressive, in getting its romance message out.  It is important that we go into these key feeder markets, like Washington, to tell our story and showcase our beautiful country”.

The MOT has also held other Signature Bridal Shows in Atlanta, Georgia, Orlando, Plantation and Boca Raton, Florida and in Houston, Texas.

Bahamian wedding providers including Hollis Cosmetics & Spa, Jim Whitehead Wedding Planning Events, The Nassau Florist, McKenzie’s Photography & Videography services, Chevette Williamson Jewelry Designs and Bahama Handprints exhibited their goods and services.  They each provided the future brides, a $250 credit voucher toward the purchased of their respective services.

Attendees participated in a Bahamian style “# I Do Wed” game, which quizzed the couples on how well they knew their spouse, The Bahamas and each other’s impression of The Bahamas.

Couples got an opportunity to photograph them selves at the event and tweet their photos to family and friends, on the social media platform, Instagram, a contest, which was won by Chris Hopkins and Nikki Hall of Washington, D.C.

Winning the grand prize award, a complimentary three days, two nights stay for two at the beautiful British Colonial Hilton Resort in Nassau, was Brittany Gomes of Silver Springs, Maryland.

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