Beach Bar, Beach Shop and Destination Wedding Studio on Stocking Island ~ Exuma, Bahamas

Happy Anniversary Steve & Mary!

Aug 1, 2010 | Filed Under Blog, Weddings 

Steve & Mary, July 17, 2004

Steve & Mary were my very first wedding clients at Chat ‘N’ Chill, 7 months after I moved to Great Exuma and I was 5 months pregnant. They threw a fun-filled wedding party spanning over 4 days for about 40 of their closest friends and family.  Since Mary & Steve fell in love while on a sailboat anchored at Chat ‘N’ Chill, they set their plans to have a wedding a Chat ‘N’ Chill.  Before the ceremony, Mary had an “Amazon” cruise where she and her best girlfriends cruised around the harbour in a houseboat that delivered her ashore for her late afternoon wedding.  During a special part of their ceremony, Mary’s son “scooped the sands” where they pledged their vows to preserve as a keepsake.

Scooping the sacred sands

They even “jumped the broom” too.

Jumping the Broom

A hot day it was, most of the wedding guests enjoyed cocktails during the ceremony and half of them stripped of their tropical attire and swimsuit cover-ups and cooled off in the sea immediately following the ceremony.

Fan programs help guests cool off for beach weddings

Everyone partied late into the evening to Bahamian, Calypso and Reggae music played by a local band. From the looks of the photos, Steve, Mary and all of their guests had very memorable destination wedding in paradise.

Beach Wedding Reception

Bubbles Farewell to Newlyweds Mary & Steve

And the crew at Chat ‘N’ Chill had a fabulous time throwing them an unforgettable island party!

Mary & Steve on the Sunset Deck

Unable to make the long trip back to the Caribbean this year, to celebrate their 6th anniversary, Steve & Mary are touring Italy while Steve is on break from his contract in Afghanistan.  Have a fun and safe trip and we look forward to seeing you next year in The Exumas!


  • Jiaull

    Best wedding adventure ever! Thanks for the memories.Has it really been 6 years??

  • Island Mommy

    Can you believe the time has passed so fast? Time for another visit:-)

  • Steve and Mary Griffin

    Thanks for the anniversary wishes.u00a0 Sorry we were not able to make our 7th anniversary there but plan on it next year!u00a0 We may be bringing many of the wedding party!