|Exuma from the air. The turquoise sea and the ridges of sand are so gorgeous|
We left our marvelous week behind yesterday. What a week. 2 sets of parents, 1 set of grands, a pair of family friends and 16 of the most delightful young 20 somethings I've ever met. We all groomed and met for dinner each night, went to the various parties and hotel events, then danced at the club until the elders left the young'ens to it and retired for the night.
Exuma is one of the islands that make up the Bahamas. No designer shops here or beach vendors...just pure simplicity and tranquility. Colourful houses dotted around the island and a few basic shops. Most of the island people are employed the the resort. It is truly a place for the sun and sea. I am so going to miss my midnight dips in the ocean and one of my favourite thing in the world....a hotel breakfast followed by a swim in the sea, a good book and a lounge chair.
A destination wedding is an absolutely wonderful way to have a wedding, but also a great way to get an extended family together, where no one has to cook, plan etc. And it was the perfect way for a bride and groom to forge deeper connections to their friends and family who will support them over the years.
There was a definite sadness at the airport as the Toronto folk said goodbye to the Montreal folk....many hugs and double kisses (French). Next weekend there is a reception in Montreal for the couple...so we need to rest up and get our photos and video sorted so we can celebrate with the rest of our family and friends.