Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Let the Voting Begin

Back in April I told you about a fantastic destination-wedding giveaway sponsored by the Bermuda Department of Tourism. In case you missed it, it was one heckuva prize: Ten lucky couples would win a destination wedding in Bermuda for ten people including a five-night stay at one of ten participating hotels, airfare for the entire party on a private JetBlue charter flight and a dream wedding based on one of ten island-inspired themes (Exotic Cave, Eco-Chic, Magical Sunset, Waves of Love, Moongate, Sunset and Pink Sand, Waterfront, Harborfront, Nostalgic Bermuda and Linked For Life). The catch? Interested couples would have to say, “I do” on October 10 (ten couples on 10/10/10, get it?). And so after careful deliberation the finalists are in—and today is the last day to vote for your ten winners. You can check out the three lucky finalists in each category here, but in the meantime, here are my early picks.

For Eco-Chic I’m going with Kelsey & Jason, if only because they have the support of their local newspaper. For Magical Sunset, I’m picking Tonya & David, because the groom-to-be looks so dapper in that tux of his. For Waves of Love, I’m voting for Takoa & James, because they already have four kids and seemingly no way of affording an experience this extravagant. For Nostalgic Bermuda it’s Holly & Aaron all the way, he being an Iraq war veteran who had to ship off before they eloped in Vegas. For Moongate, I’m throwing my full support behind Kalev & Ananda, because of Reason 4: “Always wanted to name our first born ‘Subtropical.’ If we win it would seem less weird.” For Sunset & Pink Sand, I’m voting for Alexis & Donnie, neither of whom have ever been outside the U.S. For Exotic Cave, I’m going with Jessica & Greg, who have pledged to get in shape for the beach if indeed they win (you go guys!). For Harbourfront, I’m pulling for Casey & Michael who look just adorable with their young son at Christmastime. For Waterfront, I’m voting for Chanell & Brandon, another young couple who’ve never left the U.S. And finally, for Linked for Life, I’m picking Garison & Danielle, who have pledged to name their first child ‘Somers Isle’ if they get chosen. Well done team. The winners will be announced on June 17 (that's in two days for all you counting out there). Now go get voting!

1 comment:

  1. David, Thank you for picking Garison and Danielle for the "Linked for Life" category. We love Bermuda; we have honeymooned there, run your marathon, baked cassava pie on Christmas in Bermuda, Garison was baptised with Bermuda water, my daughter named after a parish, and we gave blood while on vacation when Bermuda had a shortage. While we probably won't win the category, we have won none the less. Thank you for your "vote." Martha/Mom BermudaRun@aol.com