Derek Kahn and Lerah Scott were determined to find a special venue for their wedding. “We wanted to get married somewhere that was more than a beach,” says 24-year-old Lerah.
The couple found a place that was not only spectacular – they have also created a little bit of history by becoming the first couple to get married on giant cruise ship Norwegian Epic.
Lerah, from Georgetown, in Ontario, Canada and Derek, 28, from Kentucky, held their ceremony in the ship’s Manhattan Room, the restaurant which is also a venue for the Legends in Concert dinner show. They were married centre stage, with a view of St Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands, as a backdrop through the spectacular two-deck high window.
Any guests who had forgotten to buy a present would have had no trouble finding something, as Charlotte Amalie is the duty-free shopping capital of the Caribbean.
The couple have been “together “for more than two years, although their courtship was mainly at a distance. Derek proposed in February and Lerah was delighted with the shipboard ceremony. “The wedding was perfect, it was absolutely gorgeous,” she said.
Norwegian’s “Onboard Aisles” wedding package includes priority embarkation for the couple and their guests (if the wedding is on embarkation day), snacks and refreshments in the couple’s stateroom on embarkation, a ceremony conducted by a local civil official, music, a wedding coordinator, a bouquet, matching buttonhole, professional photography service for one hour, one 8 x 10 photo, a personalized slideshow to view and order photographs, gifts, favours, a wedding cake, one bottle of private-label champagne and a keepsake certificate. More details here.