I realize that it’s customary to give your husband or wife-to-be a gift on the day of your wedding but this one takes the cake. According to yesterday’s Bermuda Sun, an American newlywed flew six-time Grammy Award winning artist John Legend to Bermuda to perform for his wife at their wedding, which was held at Elbow Beach Resort last weekend. Says the report, the man shelled out “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to make sure his wife heard her favorite singer on their special day. He also insisted that all wedding guests sign a privacy contract so that no one would spill the beans. The paper goes on to describe the newlyweds as “an ordinary couple with a lot of money.” Ordinary? Considering booking agents estimate that you’d expect to pay from $200,000 to $500,000 plus travel expenses for a private booking of John Legend, I’m guessing this pair orbits in an entirely different realm of the financial sector—which means they should fit in just fine in Bermuda.
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).