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10 Bermuda Weddings, 1 Day

And It Has to be 'Perfect'
By Glenn Jones | May 13, 2010

A husband and wife wedding-planning duo will be the master conductors in an orchestra of ten stunning weddings on 10/10/10.  The Bridal Suite, partners, beat out a long list of competitors to win the "Perfect 10" contract.  That means wedding planners Carmen and Allister Simmons will oversee a gigantic Bermuda Department of Tourism blockbuster promotion which will bring ten destination weddings to Bermuda on one day -- October 10th, 2010.

"You've got to be married to be able to deal with all this stuff!" said Mr. Simmons.

He and his wife split their time between Bermuda and Canada.  Their son Tyler is part of the family business as well.

"We are in no way daunted by the upcoming challenges," Mr. Simmons said.  "We are not only excited but proud to be the wedding planner winner for the Perfect 10 Promotion."

The Perfect 10 is a contest.  Winning brides and grooms will receive their choice of ten themed six-day, five-night, dream wedding getaways, specifically tailored to Bermuda offerings with titles like Exotic Cave, Magical Sunset, Pink Sand and Moongate.

Contest winners can also choose eight guests to accompany them to Bermuda -- on a chartered JetBlue flight no less!  All the wedding parties will apparently fly together.

Ten Bermuda resorts are housing each of the couples for this unprecedented promotion including partners: Cambridge Beaches, CoCo Reef, Elbow Beach, Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Fairmont Southampton, Newstead-Belmont Hills, The Reefs and Tucker's Point.

"Bermuda's partnership with The Knot, and our continued alliance with participating airline sponsor JetBlue Airways, will strengthen our position in not only the weddings and honeymoon market, but also as we compete globally as a leading tourism destination," said Bermuda's Director or Tourism William Griffith.

Forty percent of destination weddings take place outside of the United States, according to "The Knot Market Intelligence: 2009 Destination Weddings Survey".

The contest launched April 23.  Couples must submit a photo and ten reasons they want to wed in Bermuda.  A panel of judges will choose a collection of finalists.  The public will vote for the ones they like best