A wedding campaign aimed at breaking the Guiness Book of World Records in undersea weddings has been launched at the proposed site for the event next year. In Deep Love Bahamas Limited, a Bahamian destination events management company, has scheduled the event to take place on February 14, 2017 – Valentine’s Day – at the Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahama. Organizers hope to break the standard in the Guiness Book of World Records for undersea weddings, which is currently 34, by having 50 couples participate.
Creator and organizer of the campaign, Alfred Collie Jr., said the event would not only foster destination weddings, scuba diving and ecotourism in The Bahamas, but showcase the waters and bring focus to their conservation.
“We are working to achieve a number of objectives by bringing couples from around the world to marry in the turquoise, crystal clear waters of The Bahamas. We also hope to unite the Bahamian people and the world behind a novel concept that brings immense international attention to ocean conservation while at the same time creating the ultimate wedding photo ops and memories,” he said.
Director of Romance for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Freda Malcolm, said the ministry was very excited about the In Deep Love wedding promotion and fully endorsed it.
“We have already received a huge amount of media interest from around the world, on the coverage of this great event, including news organizations from the United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Canada, and the United States of America,” she said.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization has declared 2016 the ‘Year of Romance for the Caribbean’ and in November 2015, the Islands of The Bahamas were named the “Leading Wedding Destination” at the World Travel Awards in Morocco.