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Prizes and surprises at 29th annual Bahamas Bridal Show
Apr 18, 2017 - 11:19:14 AM

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Bahamas Bridal Show photos by Madistic Photography

The 29th annual Bahamas Bridal Show was held in April at Melia Nassau Beach Resort where Crystal Thurston and Nehemiah Poitier, who are to be wed this November, took home the grand prizes.

Held under the theme "A New Day" and attended by almost 1,000 persons, the bridal show featured more than $30,000 in prizes from 47 exhibitors; wedding games and demonstrations; food, cake and champagne sampling, and a fabulous fashion show by Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear, the event's organizers.

While each of three couples walked away with $5,000 gift certificates by Arawak Homes toward the purchase of homes, the following list of grand prizes went to Crystal Thurston & Nehemiah Poitier:

3-night stay at The Hilton's DoubleTree Tarrytown Hotel, New York, from by British Colonial Hilton

Bridal gown & tuxedo from Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear

2 Bahamasair round-trip tickets

2 iphones from Aliv

Perfec-Tone restoration system for 2

2 customized tumblers from You-Nique Creations

Photo session by Madistic Photography

Picture frame from Personal Touch

$800 certificate from Template Bahamas

Bridal bouquet and boutonniere by Wildflowers Events & Occasions

50% off wedding cake by The Cookie Hut

Bridal makeover by Eye Candy Makeup Studio

Candy/desert buffet by Beyond the Decor

Free wedding planning service by Xa La Mode Events

One case of Birds & Bees wine by Bristol Wines & Spirits

Complimentary teeth whitening and cleaning by C.S.D./Center for Specialized Dentistry

1 Hour photo booth & complimentary charging station by Oh! Paparazzi Photo Booth

For the first time in the show's history, couples were asked to "Make A Wish" in an effort to receive exactly what they needed to assist with their wedding. Below are some of the lucky winners:

Britney Wilson & Corey Williams – Wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses from Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear

Shekyra Joffre & George Lightfoot – Wedding photos by Braxton Gardiner and canopy and  backdrop by Les Occassions

Tia Francis & Daryn King - 3-night stay by Hope Town Harbour Lodge, Abaco

Denterly Penn & Minus Presendieu – $300 gift certificate at Lyn’s Furniture and $500 Saute pan from Kitchen & Table

Samantha Miller & Corey Cartwright – Video Solutions video coverage of ceremony and reception

Simone & Lavardo - $450 gift certificate by Braxton Gardiner Photography

Judy Brown & Orval Stubbs - One-Hour custom photo booth by Digital Kafe Photography, 100 Spandex chair covers by Fairwinds Love & Elegant Settings, SMEG 2-slice toaster, a $300 value by Kitchen & Table

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Bahamas Bridal Show photos by Madistic Photography



Taking off the Garter competitors received:

1st place – Weekend stay at Melia Nassau Beach Resort

2nd place – Engagement photo session by Warren Grant Photography & picture frame by Personal Touch Weddings

3rd place – Pleasure baskets by Beyond the Ordinary

Kissing Competition competitors received:

1st place – Atlantis weekend stay and a case of wine by Burns House

2nd place – Honeymoon basket by De Ja Wedding Specialist and Master Class makeup session by Estee Lauder at John Bull

3rd place - Pleasure baskets by Beyond the Ordinary

During the bridal show promotions, couples were asked to send videos expressing why they should win a honeymoon, and the deciding winners were Deangelo Brown & Kendra Hart. They won a Long Island, Bahamas, weekend accommodations provided by Beyond the Décor, including rental car, meals and airfare. Couple's massage by REMAX and dinner for 2 at Comfort Suites, Paradise Island, went to runner-up Sasha Joyce & Derick Bastian.

Cake Cutting Demonstration couple received:

50% off wedding cake by The Cookie Hut

Server Set by Buttons Formal Wear

Gift Basket by Black Opal

Pretzel Pose Champagne Toast

A case of Sperone sparkling wine by Bristol Wines & Spirits

Champagne flutes by Buttons Formal Wear

Gift basket by Black Opal

Nearly Wed Game contestants prizes were:

1st place – Weekend getaway by Courtyard by Marriott & Master Class makeup session by Estee Lauder at John Bull

2nd place – Engagement session by Seleon Productions & picture frame by Personal Touch Weddings

3rd place – 50% Candy/desert buffet by LUX Events & 50% off photo booth rental & complimentary charging station by Oh! Paparazzi Photo Booth


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