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A free Bahamas wedding — but there’s just one catch

For those dreaming of holding a wedding on a Bahamas island, with travel by seaplane, a honeymoon suite named for Ernest Hemingway and a ceremony performed by a local sea captain, then the historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina just might have a deal of a lifetime for you.

It’s complimentary — free of charge for the couple — and for friends and family in the wedding party who stay four nights, they will get the next two nights free.

What’s the catch, you might ask? 

Well, the wedding ceremony will be performed in an at-the-dock shark cage, with a front row view of huge, hungry bull sharks, which arrive daily for their feeding.

Several weeks ago, the historic Bimini resort, just 50 miles east of Miami/Fort Lauderdale put out the call for video submissions from couples looking to take on the challenge of a wedding ceremony in a shark cage complete with a local dive captain conducting the ceremony.

So far, there have been few takers, however, resort management has hopes of a last minute rush for more entries.

“It’s totally safe, you don’t have to be Scuba-rated and talk about a unique wedding that will be the envy of your friends and family, “ said Diana Weber, sales and marketing director for the 51-room resort in quaint Alice Town. “We’ve extended the submission program through the end of December.”

According to Weber, all couples need to do is to submit a video to the resort’s Facebook page and make their best case as why they should be chosen. 

The winner will be announced on December 30th based on the most “likes” received on the Facebook video posts. 

The wedding must be scheduled prior to May 16 and the couple needs to file paperwork two days prior to the wedding ceremony in the Bahamas and they must have passports.