Get to Know Your Wedding Planning Team!

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Kwanza Clay Bowe

The Exuma Bahamas Destination Wedding Expert™

Photo by Rob Parham

Hello! I am Kwanza and thanks for dropping by today.  I just want to tell you a few things about myself before you read on to the“official bio”, where it lists all kinds of stuff to let you know that I am “qualified” and “worthy” of planning your destination wedding.  And if you are a good bride doing your proper research, I am sure you have (or are going to) read a ton of these standard type backgrounds that all sound…blah, blah, blah.

So first the fun stuff…

I am passionate about my husband, children, sushi, good red wine, our regular guests who have become close friends, music and am a longtime fan of Sting.

I am a mother of a son and a daughter and fundraising momma of two teenage boys who lost both their parents way too soon.

I am a Leo, love Internet shopping, summer dresses, okra, capri pants, Via Spiga sandals (although now I have to wear Orthaheels), and  designing T-shirts.

I like Pilates and trying to learn (and hopefully to love) yoga.

I dislike chipped nail polish and disorder.

Some of my hobbies are reading, entertaining friends (I really do like to throw parties) and indulging in wedding, lifestyle and cooking blogs, magazines and TV shows.

Growing up, I lived in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, Atlanta and Houston. And no, my parents weren’t in the military, they were divorced.

I think living all those places gave me the travel bug and the ability to talk to people pretty much about anything. I always have lots of questions, so be prepared:-)

I have traveled extensively throughout America, Europe, South Africa and the Caribbean.  I love meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. In the future, I would like to visit South America, the Mediterranean, India and Asia.

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I believe there are no coincidences and my life path was destined to be exactly where I am.  So really, there’s no place I rather be than right here, right now, having fun in the love and happy business! I invite you to come join me. Please also check out an “INTERVIEW” with me to see what it’s like to work with me.  I am sure it will answer a bunch of questions!

So, let’s chat! Coffee, tea, red wine, Goombay Smash, skype, lunch, email or old fashioned phone call.

I’m “EXCLUSIVELY EXUMA,” based on Great Exuma Island, but will plan weddings all over the 365 islands and cays that make up The Exumas, including Sandbars, private islands, Compass Cay and Staniel Cay. That’s why I’m known as The Exuma Bahamas Destination Wedding Expert™

Photo by Glen Johnson

Danielle Scott

Experience Coordinator

Experience Coordinator Danielle Scott is A Wedding Breeze’s “resident mermaid.”

“She’s a fish out of water,” A Wedding Breeze Founder Kwanza Bowe says. In addition to being A Wedding Breeze’s experience coordinator, Danielle is also a dive instructor and has been a boat captain for the past 15 years.

“I live on the beach. I work on the beach. It’s a pirate’s life, man, but I love what I do” Danielle says.

Originally from the Bahamas near Nassau, Danielle moved to Canada for college because she wanted something completely different from what she had grown up with in the islands (her high school class had 12 students).

But the island breeze called her back and she couldn’t resist.

“Living in Exuma is some of the best living anyone could ever imagine,” Danielle says. “I go for a walk on the beach every day before work. You can leave your keys in your car and sleep with the doors unlocked. Every day is beach day.”

A mother to two daughters, Danielle knows the protective power of love and compassion. She’s a passionate animal advocate who volunteers with animal charities on the island. Her inspiration – a Boston terrier named Ziggy – is a regular visitor to the A Wedding Breeze office.

Danielle says her favorite part of working with brides is that it keeps her believing in true love. Plus, it’s helped her figure out exactly what she’d want at her own wedding if she ever meets “Mr. Right.”

Her advice for brides – “Your wedding is for you and nobody else. It’s not about making auntie happy.”

When she’s not helping Kwanza organize and execute incredible island weddings, Danielle loves to cook down home meals for her family, including her favorite – conch and rice.

You might also catch her singing karaoke at Charlie’s – the best karaoke spot on the island – to her favorite band, Guns and Roses.