The Bahamas consul general in Atlanta is congratulating Mayor Kasim Reed on his recently announced engagement to Sarah-Elizabeth Langford, a developer and former Miss District of Columbia.
The mayor, 44, confirmed Monday that Ms. Langford, 35, agreed to marry him while they were on vacation in the Bahamas last weekend. He also confirmed to the media that they are expecting their first child.
“I could not feel more blessed that she agreed to marry me, and we look forward to building a family together in the greatest city in America,” the mayor said in a statement March 31.
Randy Rolle, who represents the Caribbean nation in the Southeast, said his country is proud to have played a role in the proposal.
“As Atlanta and the Bahamas advance in partnership, I am honored that the islands of the Bahamas have been a part of such a momentous occasion,” Mr. Rolle said in a statement.
Mr. Rolle, a former hospitality executive who is working to build ties between Atlanta and the Bahamas in the film and hotel industries, was in the Bahamas at the time of the mayor’s vacation, a spokeswoman told Global Atlanta.
“We thank Mayor Reed and his future bride for visiting the Bahamas. The entire island is excited; we respect their privacy and wish the happy couple well,” Mr. Rolle said in the statement.
The Bahamas Press broke the story when it spotted the couple dining at the Dune Restaurant in the Ocean Club Resort in Nassau.