This weekend I had a terrific time in the Bahamas celebrating one of my oldest friend’s weddings. In case you did not see on Instagram – Gabs and I met in the 5th grade when she was my welcome buddy at my new school. We parted ways for high school but then ended up at the same university and now, many years later, I flew to the Bahamas to be a part of her big day.I had originally booked this trip when I lived in New York City so the travel was a bit more complicated than it needed to be (London to New York and then New York to the Bahamas and back again two days later) but it was well worth it and I am so happy the fickle May weather decided to cooperating for us.
Friday I arrived in time for cocktails and lunch with Georgetown friends I had not seen in years and spent the afternoon on the beach before getting ready for the crazy, over-the-top welcome party complete with an epic buffet feast including some incredibly tasty fresh mahi mahi. The highlight might have been the fire limbo though – the performer was so talented! After that there was a ton of dancing but I bowed out after only an hour because the jet lag hit me very hard.
Saturday it was up early for a delicious breakfast and then a full day on the beach where I rented a paddle board and got a good work out in plus fins and a mask where I got to see the really cool sting rays Lyford Cay is known for. It was surreal to enjoy Pina colds on the beach with groom on three hours before his wedding but the whole experience was great and the 5pm outdoor wedding was short and sweet.
Besides the gorgeous bride and groom I loved the full Bahamian choir who sang a ton of songs and really brought the tropical vibe to life. The wedding went straight in to the outdoor cocktail hour, the seated dinner, and then dancing to the oldies. Then around 11pm a massive procession lead the guests to a different tented location where the hip hop and techno raged until the wee hours.
Sunday I was sad to leave but got up early, trying to stay on London time, and enjoyed a dip in the perfect ocean and got through a few chapters of my book before it was time to head home!
Have you ever been to the Bahamas?