Bride Experience


“I had the wedding of my dreams thanks to Marva at Chic Bahamas Weddings! I started planning about a year before my wedding and she kept me on task and made the planning seemless for me. Everywhere from her choice of flowers, to her attentiveness, she was PERFECT. My guests continue to tell me it was the best wedding they have ever been too. It was the best day of my life. Chic Bahamas Weddings is the only way to go if you want a destination wedding.” – Crystal

Simply the Best

“Our family has had the privilege of working with Marva on two occasions. First, the wedding for me and my wife which came just after a hurricane had hit the island, and with multiple challenges facing her, the island and the resort she proceeded to coordinate one of the best days of my life all in stride.

The second occasion was when our family returned for a wedding for my sister in law, and yet again Marva did a first class job. If you are wondering if a destination wedding is right for you, if you hire Marva I promise it will be, she is simply the best!” – Matt

We Cannot Thank You Enough For Giving Us The Most Amazing Wedding

“We cannot thank you enough for giving us the most amazing wedding we could have ever imagined. Everything was top notch from the flowers, staff, DJ, lights, food, bar and especially YOU, Marva. All of my guests have commented that our wedding was absolutely perfect and I totally agree!! We could not be happier with how everything turned out and we are truly grateful for all of your help. I am so glad we have so many pictures so we can relive it over and over again. We would also like to thank Mr. Harcourt Rolle for taking such great care of us at our wedding reception, you have such an amazing team at Pelican Bay. I would recommend anyone planning a wedding to let Marva and her team take charge and you will not be disappointed—unbelievable!!” – Mark and Lauren Watson

A Night That We Will Never Forget

“We just wanted to take a moment to write you and express how grateful we are for all that you did to make our wedding day special. You were so helpful through every step of the process, it made our lives much easier during a very busy time in our lives. And what can we say about the actual wedding day? Everything turned out perfectly from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and the reception. You truly did an amazing job and it was a night that we will never forget. You went above and beyond, exceeding even our greatest expectations. Thank you again and we hope to see you when we come back to visit on our anniversary :)” – Liz and Brad

Great Service And Attention To Planning Our Event

“As my personal wedding planner, Mrs. Munroe provided great service and attention to planning our event. Being a destination wedding, communication is vital to achieving the desired outcome. She partnered with us throughout the yearlong planning process with frequent updates and suggestions. Her professional manner and knowledge of event coordination and planning made our day seamless and special. Our wedding experience was a great success as a result of her diligent work.” – Erin Young

We Had A Wonderful Experience

“Aaron and I are truly grateful for all of the hard work, planning and organization that you put into our wedding. Because of your care, we had a wonderful experience that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We thank you and our family, friends, and guests thank you and Pelican Bay for such a great time!” – Aaron and Kerry

Everything Was Just Perfect

“I just wanted to thank you again for helping us with such an amazing wedding. We couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect day and the memories will be with us for the rest of our lives. We could not be happier with how everything turned out. From the food to the decorations to the music, everything was just perfect. The flowers were gorgeous, the DJ was unbelievable, the musicians were amazing, and all of the servers and employees who worked the reception were fabulous.

We are truly grateful for all of your help and have been receiving compliments about how great everything was from everyone that was in attendance. You made sure that everyone had the time of their lives and we are just thrilled with how it turned out. We will definitely be returning to Pelican Bay in the future.” – Christine and Brad Johnson

Every Day – The Perfect Prelude To The Next

“It’s been about 2 weeks since the wedding and we have just settled back into “normal” life again. I want to express our sentiments and recap our experience. Where do I start? Let me start at the end.

The wedding was Excellent, the accommodations were Excellent, the rehearsal BBQ dinner was Excellent, the food was Excellent, the service was Excellent, and the entire week was Excellent. That isn’t just our sentiment, that is what ALL 150 GUESTS had to say—and are still saying 2 weeks later. Everyone is talking about the “best wedding ever”. This is NOT just a ‘Yeah, that was the best wedding blah, blah, blah’ I truly mean it. I cannot tell you how many people have told us, “I have been to ’10s of weddings’ or ‘dozens of weddings’ or ‘so many weddings’ and this was by far the best wedding and most fun we have ever had…” My only problem is that my remaining daughter is worried that she’ll have to have her wedding on the moon to top this one! (Don’t worry, when her time comes we will talk again.)

Marva, you and the entire staff at Pelican Bay exceeded our expectations. Your calm, soothing, assured and powerful demeanour was just what we needed to get us, Lauren and I, through planning and executing a destination wedding. As you know by now we are ‘control freaks’ and you were the perfect medicine for us. No matter what type of challenge we presented, you and the Pelican Bay staff had the perfect solution. No one was ever flustered and always exhibited exceptional professionalism and a desire to please all of us and our guests—24/7. The level of hospitality touched everyone.

Not only that, but everyone you connected us with—be it transportation, excursions, Our Lucaya, local distributors, air freight—everything exceeded our expectations. The local Bahamian people were always more than gracious and kind. Everyone always felt safe and secure and comfortable.

We arrived on a Monday and left Tuesday afternoon a week later. During that time our guests starting arriving each day totalling 150 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. You guided us towards successful activities every day. Aside from the actual rehearsal dinner on Friday night, the wedding on Saturday, and our Sunday Brunch—other highlights definitely included the local fish fry on Wednesday night and Junkanoo, including the bonfire, on Thursday night. Every day was the perfect prelude to the next.

Thank you Marva and our thanks to all at Pelican Bay.” -Gene Esnes

Forever Grateful For My Wedding Planner Angel

“I miss you already! Words can’t begin to express my gratitude for making our special day so incredible. It was the most perfect, beautifully executed event ever!! It was the wedding of my dreams and I can’t thank you enough for making sure my vision was brought to reality. It was more breathtaking than I ever imagined. Every detail was minded to and you truly are a class act. Your dedication to us over the past two years planning this event is so greatly appreciated. Marva, I don’t think words can really express how thrilled we were with our nuptials and reception. The flowers, lighting, food, music, everything was just so perfect, I honestly get tears in my eyes when I think about that amazing day. All of my guests loved their stay at Pelican Bay and I know many of them are going to be returning. I know we definitely will! – Michelle

An Incredible Caribbean Wedding Destination

“When we decided to plan our wedding in the Caribbean, we quickly determined that a big “wedding factory” resort wasn’t the right fit. We sought out Pelican Bay based on their reputation as an intimate wedding destination capable of personalizing our experience—ensuring that our 75-guest wedding was both uniquely tailored to our vision and flawlessly executed. At Pelican Bay, we were the only wedding booked over New Year’s Weekend and their outstanding staff treated our friends and family as if our happiness was their top priority. Many of our guests opted for Pelican Bay’s elegant State Rooms. These unique suites set Pelican Bay apart from the other resorts we considered and the complimentary pastries and plush four-poster beds left our guests feeling pampered—a wonderful perk and a reflection of a hotel that offers its guests an extraordinary value.

We opened our weekend with a poolside wedding rehearsal and a reception for all of our guests. Sabor’s excellent barbecue and cocktails were a perfect tropical welcome and Pelican Bay’s main pool was a wonderful setting for a fun, casual evening.

Our sunset “beach bliss” wedding ceremony was beautiful and our reception at the Canal House was both elegant and relaxed—a perfect blend of island atmosphere and the sort of attention to detail one would expect from a high-end resort. From the beautiful tropical flowers and the ‘surprise’ personalized dance floor tiles to the phenomenal Bahamian hors d’oeuvres and buffet produced by Sabor’s enormously talented kitchen, our wedding reception exceeded our expectations on every count.

Lucaya’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display accompanied by cocktails and a champagne toast at Sabor’s open-air bar provided the perfect end to a magical night.

No review of Pelican Bay would be complete without mention of Marva Munroe, Pelican Bay’s extraordinarily talented in-house wedding planner. Marva brought her extensive hospitality experience to bear in working with us to design and execute our perfect wedding weekend. When we asked for a selection of tropical flowers to complement our color scheme, Marva took charge and produced a collection that had our guests posing for pictures with our centerpieces. When our shipment of gift bags was accidentally routed to Nassau, Marva hopped on a plane and retrieved them, no questions asked.

When a blizzard forced us to arrive three days later than we had planned and caused more than 10% of our guests to cancel, she was an invaluable resource—providing expert guidance and a steady hand as we tried to manage our own travel and our last-minute wedding logistics. Marva made our wedding a success.

It is our pleasure to recommend Pelican Bay and its extraordinary staff—an incredible Caribbean wedding destination.” – Mike Pierce

Marva Is An Amazing Wedding Planner

“Marva is an amazing wedding planner. Our wedding was absolutely perfect, down to every detail. She was helpful, extremely professional, detail oriented, and a pleasure to work with when planning a wedding. She listened very carefully to our vision, and on the day of the wedding it was more than we even dreamed of. The setup of the wedding was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the staff was so nice, and Marva was there making everything perfect, every moment of the wedding. We absolutely love her and couldn’t be happier to recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding. Our wedding was flawless and PERFECT!” – Andrea