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Within these pages you will find information, links, answers to questions and, other wedding event resources. In one convenient location you will be able to review a wide range of wedding information.

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Finally you may contact us to engage our services as a wedding planner. We also provide travel arrangements for your out of town guests and affordable honeymoon packages.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Two Connoisseurs of Scotland Hotels Offer Wedding Packages

The Boath House Hotel and the Knockinaam Lodge are offering personally tailored wedding packages. Weddings at these properties are custom made for each couple, with a wide selection of ceremony locations from the shores of the Irish Sea to the halls of a Georgian mansion as well as Michelin-starred cuisine, individually decorated suites, experienced personnel and exclusive use of the properties, couples will be able to create the wedding that they desire.

The acres of gardens and scenic grounds surrounding the Boath House Hotel provide a backdrop for the private ceremonies held within the Georgian mansion. Couples marrying in the warmer months can choose to be wed in a lakeside ceremony or amongst the several thousand daffodils blooming in the spring; locations within the mansion include the pillared hall and large lounges, each reminiscent of the Georgian era in which they were originally designed. The eight bedrooms, accommodating up to 16 guests, include two courtyard suites, each with a private entrance and modern accents, as well as the exclusive Mickle cottage, offering seclusion and featuring its own entrance and garden, two bathrooms, and a bedroom with connecting lounge area. The Michelin-starred dining room offers a setting for the wedding meal -- and comfortably seats 26 people. It has also been awarded 4AA rosettes and is recognized as one of the top 10 restaurants in Scotland. Weddings are booked exclusive use for £4,640 ($7,556), which includes bed and breakfast for all of the rooms as well as the organizational costs of the ceremony; charge for a second day/night for the group is £4,000 ($6,514).

Set within a country landscape and featuring a private beach on the shores of the Irish Sea, the Knockinaam Lodge is also a setting for an intimate wedding. Whether choosing a ceremony on the meticulously lawn overlooking the sea, or on the beach itself, the surroundings lend an air of romance to the affair. The seasoned staff can handle all arrangements, from flowers to photographers, or can provide a full list of local companies for couples who prefer to make the arrangements themselves. Knockinaam’s Michelin-starred restaurant and chef, Tony Pierce, offer a menu featuring modern Scottish fare made from fresh local produce, tailored to the specific desires of the bride and groom. After the ceremony, guests retire to one of 10 individually decorated bedrooms. Exclusive use rates start at £2,350 ($3,825) per night and include afternoon tea upon arrival, dinner, a full Scottish breakfast and VAT for up to 20 guests.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Charleston's Planters Inn Offers Destination Weddings

Planters Inn, South Carolina’s only member of Relais & Chateaux, has developed a one-stop shop Weddingmoon Package for budget-conscious brides. The highly customized experience is carefully planned with the hotel’s staff who together offer more than 30 years of bridal planning experience in a city consistently ranked as one of the top wedding destinations across the country. The all-encompassing weddingmoon, a combination wedding and honeymoon, is otherwise known as a destination wedding.

The Weddingmoon Package at Planters Inn combines a city setting with the exclusivity and personalization of one of Charleston’s premier hotels. The package includes wedding officiate; bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonnière; ceremony music (typically string trio or quartet); photographer; all venue rental fees for both the ceremony and the reception; all-inclusive, three-hour reception including food and beverage courtesy of the Peninsula Grill restaurant, personal flowers, DJ and/or band; and a wedding night suite accommodations for the bride and groom. Rates for the Weddingmoon Package at Planters Inn start at $5,000 plus tax and gratuity for a total of 25 guests. An optional private carriage ride for the bride and groom can also be added for an additional $425. Guest accommodations are additional.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ireland's Dromoland Collection Offers Winter Wedding Specials

The resort properties of The Dromoland Collection, including Dromoland Castle and Castle martyr Resort, are offering value-added winter wedding specials. The wedding offer at Dromoland Castle, available from January to March 2010, includes a mulled wine reception; two nights’ accommodation in the Bridal Suite, including the wedding night; special room rates of 215 Euros (weekend) and 195 Euros (mid-week), including full Irish breakfast (tax and service charge included); one room credit for every 15 rooms reserved; use of the Brian Boru Hall, Drawing Room or Terrace Room venues; a five-course set menu for 66 Euros per person (service charge and VAT additional); personalized menus, seating plan and place cards; and chair covers.

Available from November 2009 through February 2010, the Castle martyr Resort’s winter wedding package includes a red carpet welcome and entertainment by a pianist on arrival; a mulled wine reception; two nights’ accommodation in the Manor House for the bride and groom; a special room rate of 190 Euros, including full Irish breakfast (tax and service charge included); use of the Capel Suite or Kiltha Room; a five course set menu for 68 Euros (service charge and VAT inclusive); personalized menus and a framed table plan; and chair covers and candelabra. Castle martyr Resort is located in Castle martyr, County Cork, Ireland. For more information, call 011 353 21 4219000 or visit www.castlemartyrresort.ie. Dromoland Castle is located at Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, Ireland.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Windows on the Lake

Windows on the Lake offers a beautiful waterfront location, delicious international cuisine and impeccable service by their courteous, well trained staff.

10 reasons to have your wedding with them:

One wedding at a time they will devote all of their attention to you
Spectacular Waterfront Location Endless photo opportunities abound
Beautiful Romantic Sunsets Photos and memories to last a lifetime
Scenic Lakeside Ceremonies Have your ceremony on the water
Manicured Gardens and waterfalls provides a beautiful and natural setting
Floor to ceiling windows magnificent panoramic lake views
Spacious banquet rooms large dance floor with built in ceiling speakers & intelligent lighting
Courteous well trained staff to make you and all your guests feel welcome
Fabulous tasting foods catering to all international cuisines
Convenient location right off the long island expressway 495

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chateau de Challain- for your very own Once upon a Time Castle Wedding

You have decided to have a Castle wedding congratulations. A destination Wedding is a unique experience with many concerns but rest assured at Chateau de Challain your Castle wedding is a day no one will forget. As you step through the doors of Chateau de Challain the story of your fairytale Castle Wedding begins.

Our Brides have no Empire and are not Royalty and have no Court. And yet, on this day, she will have the most memorable of days, she lives in a palace where ladies in waiting carry out her every wish. Hair and Make-up is applied to her glowing face while chefs of the world prepare the celebratory feast fit for a King and Queen but made just for her. So it is easy to see why she can say she is a princess for the day!

For 2 days and two nights everything within the magnificent castle walls are exclusively yours. This is where your personal dreams and wishes are given wings fulfilled by the personal yet discreet attentions of those who strive to make your destination wedding dreams come true. The bells will chime to summon the princess to join her prince some will meet under the hand painted ceiling of the Castles intimate chapel, others will choose the village church and yet more will whisper their "I do's" under the graceful oak trees in the sumptuous gardens but wherever they meet for this wedding day the surroundings will weave a spell upon all that behold them for the rest of their lives.

One reason to have a destination wedding in France is the food & wine. So forth comes the courses of decadent fine food accompanied by wine from the castles wine cellar full of lavish French wines from the Loire Valley. A castle wedding held at the destination of Chateau de Challain will continue for each couple many happy ever after.

Situated on beautiful grounds, the Chateau complex makes up one corner of a small village, which also has shops, a cathedral, and many summer events. The Chateau is now open for both overnight guests and day visitors, and also hosts wedding receptions and other events, your chateau holidays in France.

The Chateau de Challain is located only thirty minutes outside the town of Angers in the Loire Valley, the region of Castles, and only one and a half hours from Paris by TGV (High Speed Train). The Castle is easy to get to from England and Ireland by flying direct into Nantes airport. The Castle is situated at the corner of a quaint village in the western Loire Valley region of France. The ultimate destination for your wedding!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Royal Hideaway Playacar - Riviera Maya, Mexico

This package includes bouquet, champagne, cake, couple's massage and more.

Your Wedding Day is the most important day in your life as a couple. At the Royal Hideaway Playacar planning a Five-Diamond ceremony and reception with exquisite service and attention to every splendid detail is as simple as saying "I Do." Their wedding and vow renewal services & packages surpass expectations because their commitment to flawless weddings is certain, and no other wedding is scheduled on your day. They focus only on you!

The Extravaganza Wedding Package includes:

• Justice of the Peace
• Document arrangements & Marriage Certificate, in Spanish
• Health Certificate & Blood Test
• Custom Bridal Bouquet & Groom's Boutonniere
• Ceremony Table, Venue & White linen-covered chairs
• Floral Centerpiece & Full floral arch
• A bottle of Moet Champagne
• Delicate Wedding Cake
• Post-celebratory Champagne toast
• Dinner reservation, up to sixteen guests
• Mexican trio, forty-five minute set
• Sound system & microphone
• Spa Manicure for bride
• Couple's Fifty-minute Swedish massage
• 15% Discount on SPA Treatments & Salon Services
• Two monogrammed R H Cotton Bath Robes
• Twenty-four Color Wedding photos & album
• Pressing of the bridal gown
• Flowers in room, upon arrival
• Honeymoon amenities & Surprise gift

Valid from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Malliouhana Hotel & Spa

This five-night package includes bouquet, photography, four-course dinner, champagne, sunset cruise and more. An extraordinary 5-night stay in a Junior Suite to lavishly "Say I Do". They will prepare everything with style from your arrival until they say goodbye.

Your stay and your bridal suite:
• Five nights in a Junior Suite or our Honeymoon Suite with daily Continental breakfast
• Welcome greeting at the airport/ferry and transfer to/ from hotel
• A sunset cruise along the coast of Anguilla on the Hotel's private motor launch with your choice of fruit punch or rum punch

Prior to your wedding ceremony, for the bride-to-be:
• Manicure and pedicure
• Hairstyle and professional make-up including a trial

Resort support for your wedding legal requirements:
• Town car transportation to/from registrar's office
• Services of minister or justice of the peace
• Marriage stamps and certificate

For your wedding ceremony:
• Beautiful wedding tent overlooking Turtle Cove beach, Meads Bay beach or in the gardens overlooking the ocean, or any other location of your choice
• Petals pathway with flower arrangement
• Bridal bouquet and boutonniere
• Guitarist and singer
• A photographer (36 exposures including negatives and album)
• A bottle of French champagne

Your wedding dinner reception at The Restaurant:
• A four-course wedding dinner for two chosen in advance from our à la carte menu
• Wedding cake for two

On your wedding night:
• Wedding night turn down service with petals on bed
• Complimentary in-room spa (bath, essential oil)
• Champagne and seasonal fruit dipped in chocolate

Before we say good bye:
• A romantic sunset cruise along the coast of Anguilla with a bottle of champagne

Valid from November 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Perfect Start Getting Married in St. Lucia

Coconut Bay is the perfect place to begin your life together offering complete wedding services. Whether you envision a small intimate gathering or a large traditional wedding every detail to suit your needs and make sure your every dream is fulfilled. Choose from a variety of locations, decorations, entertainment, catering packages, photography, and beauty treatments. Whether you desire a steel band or a sunset sailboat cruise, the resort staff will help make the day uniquely yours.

Whether you are taking your vows for the first time or celebrating an anniversary with a renewal of vows, you can enjoy your special day in their beautiful gardens, along the beach, or in their oceanfront gazebo. Coconut Bay provides the perfect Caribbean backdrop for your memorable occasion and will assist with creating a celebration perfect for you!

Beautiful gardens, a beach, and wedding gazebo are all available for ceremonies of any size and the private banquet room is perfectly outfitted for glorious celebrations. Situated on 85 coconut palm-fringed acres, the resort boasts 254 air conditioned rooms, three swimming pools, five bars, four restaurants, fitness center and a full service spa. Amenities at the resort include adults only oasis complete with cabana beds and hammocks.

Each of your wedding guests will find something to enjoy at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa. Couples will experience a relaxing escape while families encounter a tropical playground. While adults are pampered at the spa or in the adult only pool area, kids can let their imaginations run wild in the Kids’ Club or Cocoland water park. With a daily schedule of activities on property or adventures on island, your guests are sure to enjoy their stay.

Choose the Perfect Place to take your vows

Begin your life together on the island voted World's Leading Honeymoon Destination at the resort perfectly placed among the treasures of St. Lucia. Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa offers two worlds in one with an adult oasis on one side of the property and the island's largest water park on the other. Located on the exotic southern coast, the property is situated closest to the international airport and St. Lucia's most popular attractions.

Coconut Bay offers a prominent oceanfront setting on an expansive coconut plantation. With long stretches of beach and many places to enjoy intimate moments, the resort is ideal for the start of your fairy tale. During your stay at Coconut Bay, each day is yours to be as active or relaxed as you desire and the resort staff takes pride in attention to detail guaranteeing you a memorable visit.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Wedding as UNIK As You Are

What defines an unforgettable wedding? For the bride once she has the dress part down it's making sure the setting is perfect and all the details are attended to.

At UNIK Resort on beautiful Isla Mujeres (just a short boat ride from Cancun) we're
all about making sure you have nothing to worry about. At UNIK you'll find gorgeous accommodations including spacious Master Suites with brilliant views, sumptuous linens, outdoor private terraces with Jacuzzis and top-notch amenities. Coupled with the discreet, personalized service, it all conspires to serve up a getaway as unique as it is memorable.

Our exceptional catering services offer gourmet delights for you and your guests,
and our facilities can accommodate a wedding party of up to 200 friends and family
and if intimacy is what you seek, just you and your loved one can exchange vows with a view. The choice is yours and we are ready to make your dreams a reality.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Weddings in Paradise Package

Decorated wedding site overlooking the ocean
Required government fees
Clergyman to perform ceremony
Wedding license & marriage certificate
Roundtrip transfers to license office
Bouquet of tropical blooms for bride
Special wedding gift from the resort
Intimate breakfast for two on balcony of suite the morning after the wedding
Manicure for bride & groom
One bottle of sparkling wine for toasting at the reception
Champagne in room on arrival
Witnesses if required
Attractive one-tier wedding cake
Discount coupons for use Barbados finest jewelry store
10% discount off room accommodaton for first anniversary
$930 optional extras are also available

Barefoot Beach Weddings Package

Beach location
Required government fees
Roundtrip transfers to the licensing office
Clergyman to perform ceremony
Witnesses if required
Wedding license and marriage certificate
Hand-tied tropical blooms for bride
One bottle of sparkling wine for toasting at the reception
Attractive one-tier wedding cake
$697 optional extras are also available

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wedding and Honeymoons in Grenada

For many, the criteria for the ideal wedding setting describe Grenada. Lush mountain waterfalls, glorious beaches, tropical gardens and grand plantation homes are just some of the some special locales that are available on the island. Officiants are available to perform religious and personalized non-denomination nuptials. Local flowers, foods, music and handcrafted wedding favors can help make a Grenada wedding like no other.

Grenada also has resorts big enough to accommodate large groups, plus small initimate resorts and villas in all price ranges. Getting married in Grenada is relatively simple. No medical blood tests are required. Couples must reside on the island for three days prior to applying for their license, so weddings should be planned for the fourth day or later. This leaves couples with plenty of time for pre-wedding outings, either with guests or on their own.

There are many ways to personalize a wedding on Grenada. A catamaran might transport the couple and their guests to a secluded offshore island beach backed by a forest of coconut, sea grape and almond trees, with a floral arch and a backdrop of surrounding islands for the ceremony. A walk through a spice planataton scented with cinnamon and nutmeg which leads into a private garden or on the lawn of an elegant manor house. Couples also might opt to exchange their vows in front of one of Grenada's cascading waterfalls, surrounded by wild flowers and lush rainforest vegetations.

Special local touches can start with elegant locally produced invitations featuring a visual floral theme that might be echoed in the programs and wedding favors. Live steel pan music, special foods, and fragrant local flowers used in floral arches, fresh hair flowers for the bouquet and boutonniere, and petal confetti add local flair to a wedding. Individually sewn, hand-painted spice bags and handcrafted spice necklaces, a traditional local gift, make unique wedding announcements or wedding favors. Gift baskets packed with island made items such as rum, organic body oils, soaps, scents and spices, along with a music CD or guidebook, enhance the happy memories of both the island and the nuptials for the wedding party and their guests.

For couples inviting family and friends to their wedding, Grenanda's rich array of eco-adventures into the rainforest, around and under the sea, and through the mangroves make it eay to turn a wedding into a memorable multi-day reunion. Mountain biking, hiking, sailing and kayaking are just a few of the ways to experience Grenada's diverse natural attractions together. Less active guests might prefer an expertly guided sea tour of the coast in a smooth riding raft. Spa treatments, golf, tennis, and other activities are also available.

Grenada Weddings: The Legalities
Visitors must reside on the island for at least 3 days before applying for a marriage license (minimal license fee).
Couples apply for their license at the Office of the Prime Minister.
Valid passports
Birth Certificates
Sworn affidavit on letterhead from a clergy, lawyer or registry attesting that neither party has not been married previously.
Decree Absolute if either party is divorced.
If widowed, deceased's death certificate
All documents must be in English
If the original documents are in another language, they must be translated into English and certified.

Grenada delivers the Caribbean fantasy, but with a unique twist. Thanks to its volcanic origins, pristine beaches come in white and black sands. Coral encrusted shipwrecks, undersea walls and one of the world's only underwater sculpture gardens delight divers and snorkelers. Guided hikes into the fragrant, mountain rain forests often include a stop to swim under a secluded waterfall or to soak in natural hot springs, surrounded by jungle. Couples can head to a secluded island for a private beach picnic, or pilot an inflatable boak along the Caribbean coast. For some, romance means kayaking out from Grand Anse beach to watch the sunset, and perhaps catch the famed green flash that occurs as the sun sinks into the horizon, or gliding along on a pedal boat in a secluded bay for a sunset toast. The ultimate Grenada experience is a sunset cruise dinner under the stars or on a moonlit walk along a tranquil beach.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Puerto Vallarta's Casa Velas Hotel Presents Wedding Package

At the all-inclusive Casa Velas Hotel Boutique, brides and grooms get a free wedding and upgrade to the Presidential Suite when they "Take Over" the resort's 80 suites for family and friends.

Representing a savings of more than $16,000, the Take Over Wedding package includes three days of wedding celebration including a welcome dinner with live music on the first night; rehearsal dinner; wedding ceremony and reception at the hotel's private beach club, pool or garden area with four-course menu; decorations.

Guests can enjoy Casa Velas' all-inclusive amenities such as accommodations in a Master or Grand Class suite, a la carte gourmet dining, beverages, 24-hour room service, mini bar, taxes and gratuities. Available through Dec. 24, 2009, and from Jan. 4 to Dec. 23, 2010, the rate is $275 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. A minimum of 70 suites for three nights is required.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Taj Boston Offers Six-Night Honeymoon to Wedding Couples

Taj Boston is offering a complimentary six-night honeymoon at sister hotels to couples who marry at the property. All Taj Boston weddings include the services of an events planner, a pampering suite for the bride and her attendants, and culinary choices that can be paired with an array of beverages, including wines and Champagnes. The bride and groom will also enjoy a complimentary Taj Boston suite on their wedding night.

The “Fit For a Princess” honeymoon options include a white marble palace in the middle of Udaipur, India’s Lake Pichola; an overwater palm-thatched villa with plunge pool, sun deck and ladder access into the lagoon in the Maldives; a Victorian townhouse on a steps from London’s Buckingham Palace; or recently renovated The Pierre in New York City. Other destination options include San Francisco, Sydney, Dubai, Mumbai or Taj Boston.

To receive the six-night honeymoon, couples must book their 2010 Taj Boston wedding after Sept. 10, 2009, and spend a minimum of $25,000 on wedding-related food and beverage services (exclusive of taxes and gratuities). Expenditures of $25,000 get a Level One Taj Hotels Honeymoon; expenditures of $35,000 or more receive a Level Two honeymoon.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Destination Wedding St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines fascinating history stretches into the past for centuries. The main island of St. Vincent is home to the oldest botanical gardens in the Western hemisphere. Wide lawns, tropical flowers from around the world, and historical plants like St. Vincent's original breadfruit tree, an event here is a perfect way to infuse the ceremony with the vibrant culture.

Raffles Conouon church is a 17th century Anglican church, brought to the island stone by stone from England in the 19th century. The church now features beautiful murals and stained glass windows. Guests can hold wedding ceremonies in the church. Saltwhistle Bay Club on Mayreau is a boutique style property designed with couples in mind. Set on a pristine crescent beach with a stone and palm restaurant/bar that's open to the ocean breezes, the 8 room hotel puts honeymooners close to spectacular snorkeling, sailing and diving opportunities in the Tobago Cays. Couples with larger weddings or honeymoon budgets can whisk off to Petit St. Vincent for a truly off the beaten path experience. Tie the know anywhere on the 113-acre private island.

Wedding Requirements:
Must be resident for 24 hours before applying for a license.
Parties must reside in the state for a minimum of one day.
License costs 500EC; stamps for license 20EC
License can be obtained one day before the wedding
Valid passports of both applicants, as well as ongoing plane tickets
License is valid for three months from the date of issue
If either party were married before, certified notarized copy of divorce papers
All documents must be in English

Also available are customized wedding packages at nearby white sand beaches, a beautiful local church, or on a sunset cruise.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Verandah Resort & Spa Wedding

There’s nowhere more glamorous than The Verandah, Antigua, its panoramic terraces, scented gardens and breathtaking beaches all suitably romantic venues for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Deluxe rooms, oceanfront dining and an exciting nightlife also await you here ... plenty of secluded corners available for when you prefer to be alone together!

Wedding package is $899 and includes the following:

• Marriage officer and witness (if required)
• Governmental fees, registrar costs, and ceremony charges
• Decorated site for the wedding
• Bouquet of fresh local flowers for the bride
• Boutonniere for the groom
• Wedding cake
• Bottle of champagne
• All taxes and gratuities

Complimentary Wedding Package The above wedding package is free for couples staying 7 nights or more at The Verandah on an all-inclusive basis in the Waterfront Suite.

Optional Extras
Optional extras include photography, videos, hors d’oeuvres, private dinners, additional champagne, beauty treatments and local entertainment such as steel bands. These are all readily available and your personal wedding coordinator will not only discuss your exact requirements, but will also advise current prices on your arrival at the resort. All optional extras are payable locally in cash or U.S. dollar traveler checks (credit cards are not accepted).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lefevre House Elopment Package

They have the perfect package to start your new life together.

Their elopement package includes:

  • A candlelight ceremony performed by marriage officiant
  • Unity candles, used in ceremony, as a keepsake memento
  • A framed photo of the happy couple
  • 3 course dinner for two
  • A bottle of champagne on ice to celebrate the occasion
  • An arrangement of fresh cut flowers in your room
  • Small wedding cake for two with dinner
  • Rose petals and chocolate truffles on your bed
  • A private breakfast the following morning

Price does not include room rental.
Cost: $750.00

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

09/09/09 Say 'I DO' on this memorable day!

Pick your fantasy wedding and tie the know on September 9 in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world, and chapels across the city are gearing up for one of the busiest days of the year. Whether you are engaged and looking for a wedding date, or renewing your vows for the second time, plan on Las Vegas - and plan on 09/09/09 for your special day.

The Stratosphere Hotel has the highest (in altitude) wedding service in the city. The Chapel in the Clouds at the top of the famous tower serves as the ceremonial center of your day, but the 360 degree view from your reception inside the 'Top of the World' restaurant will finish the day off with a spectacular sight! Head to Paris - down the boulevard, for a romantic ceremony in Le Chapel De Paris. Enjoy a panoramic view of the glittering city below from the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

Check out the Little White Wedding Chapel for drive-thru weddings, Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for themed weddings with Elvis and 50's rock n' roll icons, or a regal ceremony at the Canterbury Chapel at Excalibur. There are more than 50 wedding chapels in Las Vegas.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Experience Weddings in Kenya, Tanzania or South Africa

With its striking, untamed landscapes, emotive sights and sounds, and dramatic skies, Africa is the perfect setting for a wedding. Couples can exchange barefoot vows on a deserted island beach off the coast of Zanzibar. Guests can raise champagne flutes to toast the bride and groom on a rocky outcrop overlooking a spectacular mountain range.

We meticulously plan and personalize these cherished occasions, allowing bridal couples to relax and soak up every moment. Be it a small, intimate wedding or a larger ceremony, &Beyond's attention to detail will ensure a perfect experience that exceeds all expectations. We pride ourselves on the personal attention, imaginative surprises and charming African touches with which we pamper our wedding couples.

Personalized planning and attention to detail
Imaginative surprises
Charming African touches
Limitless choice of romantic locations

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Beaches Resorts by Sandals - Grab Your Girlfriends & Go

Beaches Resorts is rolling out the red carpet for you and your friends to kick back, relax and enjoy Caribbean style fun at the Beaches Friends Forever (BFF) Girls Getaways.

Our BFF Gifts to you: Receive a $200 Red Lane Spa gift certificate for the ultimate in pampering, a 10% discount voucher to our specialty gift shops, plus a free 5x7 picture. The best memories are made with your best friends.

Packages start from $1,149pp
October 15-19 2009 {Beaches Turks & Caicos or Resort Villages & Spa}
January 21-25 2010 {Beaches Negril Resort & Spa}
April 29 - May 3 2010 {Beaches Turks & Caicos or Resort Villages & Spa}
October 14-18 2010 {Beaches Turks & Caicos or Resort Villages & Spa}

Exclusive BFF Activities:
Welcome Cocktail Reception
Skincare classes
Island dance lessons
Beach yoga
Sunset catamaran sail away
Chartered Snorkeling
Farewell dinner

Year round Girl bonding! Can’t make it in time for these selected dates? No problem getting away with the girls is easy at Beaches. For girlfriend’s traveling in groups with five or more rooms, Beaches offers customized getaways all year long. So whether you are celebrating a bachelorette party, a girlfriend’s birthday or any other special occasion, Beaches has the girl getaway for you!

Sandals has the Game of Golf down to a tee

Enjoy year round unlimited golf and replay rounds, along with complimentary greens fees and transfers to Sandals Golf & Country Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. As a recipient of a 4-star rating by Golf digest, expect a worthy challenge on this 18-hole par 71 course on Tidwarf Bermuda grass which rises 700 feet above sea level. The Sandals Golf & Country Club also offers a PGA school powered by Nike Golf plus unlimited use of a driving range and a 10,000 square yard short game area. Endless golf is also available in simply beautiful St. Lucia at Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa on an executive-style, 9-hole par 33 course which promises beautiful vistas of the Caribbean Sea and cool breezes.

Play Paradise Golf Package (only $395pp)
Available year-round at the Sandals Golf & Country Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica package includes:

One day PGA golf school powered by Nike Golf
A club fitting with the Nike 360 fitting system
Complimentary caddie cart use and advance tee times
Lunch daily on course at the authentic Jamaican Jerk Shack
A complimentary bottle of wine off the Manager’s List

Exclusive Play Paradise Golf Weekends
Available at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Golf Resort, Sandals Dunn’s River Villaggio Golf Resort & Spa, and Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club
November 12-16 2009 January 14-18 2010
With 5-day/4-night rates as low as $915pp
Includes Play Paradise package + Weekend bonuses
A welcome cocktail reception and farewell dinner for the group
Poker Night with Cigars & Cordials
2-man Scramble Tournament
$50 Red Lane Spa Credit
10% discount at the ProShop
Palm Drive magazine gift pack

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Carolina Herrera Sample Sale

Carolina Herrera Invites You to the Secret Sample Sale of the Season! Saturday August 8, 2009 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

• 30-70% off Select Carolina Herrera Bridal Gowns
• Collections through Fall 2009
• Many sizes and styles available
• Mother of the bride and select evening wear 50% off

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bride & Groom Stay Free

Brides can say "I do" with their toes in the sand, or have a wedding in the sky at El Dorado Spa Resorts and Hotels and Azul Hotels, by Karisma. Luxurious Bridal Suites, Brides can say "I do" with their toes in the sand, or have a wedding in the sky at El Dorado Spa Resorts and Hotels and Azul Hotels, by Karisma. Luxurious Bridal Suites, 35% off private functions and up to 20% off group room rates and an exclusive Justice of peace are just a few of the many amenities they provide.

Book now thru December 22nd, 2009, Travel December 23, 2009 - December 22nd, 2010. Free Stay – Room category for the wedding couple’s free stay is based on the groups average number of room nights and category booked.

Couples Moonlit Massage on the Beach – Includes an exotic and romantic massage on the beach for two enhanced by a chilled bottle of champagne. Time: 50 minutes, Value: $292. Can be reserved upon arrival to hotel and will be placed on wedding detail sheet as complimentary.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Destination Weddings

The perfect couple, wedding and honeymoon all in one beautiful destination!

A wedding day should be absolutely perfect, with dear family and friends on hand to witness sacred vows in a breathtaking location. Destination Weddings from Travel Impressions bring all of those elements together in one magical place and time.

In addition to great packages, the bride and groom will receive a $250 air credit per couple and a $250 American Express Gift Cheque.

Booking Window: July 1, 2009 - August 15, 2009 Travel Window: November 6-30 2010

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

First Look at Laura Mercier's Colour Collection

Join Henri Bendel for a first look at Laura Mercier's fresco colour collection

August 4 -8 at Henri Bendel
712 5th Ave

Don't miss out Book an appointment with Angela Hicks top Laura Mercier Makeup Artist, and receive a complimentary mini nude tinted moisturizer.

To reserve your appointment today, please call 212-904-7965 or visit the Laura Mercier counter at Bendel's 5th Ave flagship.

The new Fresco Collection layers cheeks and lips in rich autumnal hues while eyes are softly diffused in earth tones with a pop of teal.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Plaza Colon in Granada

Granada is the oldest colonial city in Nicaragua and the entire Western Hemisphere. Museums have opened, including one of the finest in the country, the private Mi Museo, and new hotels and restaurants are increasing at a fast pace. Most of Granada's streets are quite narrow due to the city's layout before the advent of motorized vehicles.

Hotel Plaza Colon is located right in front of Parque Colón, known as Parque Central in the historical city of Granada. The hotel is set in an elegant antique colonial house that has been restored to its original style and architecture, with external courtyards and balconies overlooking Central Park and the Cathedral.

You can take a horse drawn carriage right at the front of the Hotel and tour the city around. Don Simon Cafeteria, just aside from the Hotel, will offer you a typical breakfast and a taste of the best Nicaraguan coffee. Granada has a cheerful night life full of bars and lounges.

Laguna de Apoyo is a volcano crater lake that can be seen from Mirador de Catarina. Only a half-hour drive or bus ride away from Granada, you reach the mirador by going through the village of Catarina, known for its nurseries of wonderful flowering plants and for local crafts.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Bridal Garden Sale Up To 75% Off Retail

The Bridal Garden currently has hundreds of dresses with over 60 top designers represented.

Designers include Ulla Maija, Lela Rose, Angel Sanchez, Elizabeth Fillmore, Judd Waddell, Birnbaum & Bullock, Junko Yoshioka, Morgan Le Fay, Eugenia, Marisa, and many more.

Proceeds benefit education for disadvantaged children of New York City.

By Appointment Only 7/27/2009 - 8/16/2009
Mon-Fri 12pm-8pmSat & Sun 11am-7pm
54 W. 21st St.(btwn. 5th & 6th Aves.) Suite 907
New York, NY 10010
(212) 252-0661


Friday, July 17, 2009

Celebrate in Paradise the Wedding of your dreams

Park Royal Cozumel - Package $1,150

Special room rate from 85.00 per person per night double occupancy, all inclusive
Welcome Drink during the check in
VIP Treatment for the Bridal & Groom
Free upgrade Presidential Suite
2 T-shirts in couple’s room
10% off massage service
20% off Cozumel Country Club Golf Course
20% off food & beverage service (Wedding banquet)

A specially appointed area for your ceremony on the beach
Ceremony table linens and set up
All document arrangements
Registration Fee
Marriage License and Certificate
Judge Fee
Wedding Translated into English
Floral top wedding cake for up to 6 people
Bridal Bouquet
Groom’s boutonniere
Domestic Champagne for a toast
6 covered ceremony chairs

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mandalay Bay's Minus5 Ice Lounge

Minus5 Ice Lounge an all-ice indoor bar and lounge. Nearly everything in this 2000 square foot space is made of ice, from the walls, tables and hand sculpted figures to the benches and glasses.Most people only last 30 to 45 minutes in here, a loaner parka comes with paid admission. However there is a $20 fur-coat upgrade which seems like a good investment.

Nightclubs periodically redecorate to keep decor fresh, the lounge plans to update its look frequently. Every six months, the walls will be refilled with fresh ice. Every six weeks, sculptors will create new figures.

Marketing focus has been on small events, small-group meetings and even weddings. At the far end of the lounge is a chapel like area built from ice stained windows and pews, ice sculptures and an ice candelabra. Hosting parties price varies, but the cost of admission $30 which includes a vodka cocktail. The lounge also features a $70 VIP experience that includes two cocktails, a fur coat upgrade, a 5x7 framed photo and souvenir Eskimo hat.

Adjacent to the Ice Lounge is the Minus5 Lodge, its warm, inviting counterpart. Ironwood beams, leatherseats, an open hearth and artifact from famous explorers convey a rustic feel, as if stepping off the slopes into a camping lodge in Aspen. Available for group functions and private parties, the lodge seats 150 in a cocktail style seating.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jamaica's Half Moon resort offers Alluring Wedding Package

Allure, its latest all-inclusive wedding deal.

The ultimate affordable destination wedding package priced at $19,000 is available through December 14 at the 398-unit, 400-acre property.

The Allure package covers wedding planning services, a ceremony and a reception for as many as 50 guests, as well as extra services.

For the ceremony, guests booking the Allure package are provided a marriage officer; marriage license with certified copies; tropical bouquets for the bride and three bridesmaids; four tropical boutonnieres for groom and groomsmen; two corsages, for the mothers of the bride and groom; tropical flower decorations; and a violinist, guitarist or saxophonist.

Half Moon offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites a major consideration in a tropical destination such as Jamaica where rain can materialize unexpectedly.

Allure receptions include six tropical table centerpieces; votive candles; four-hour open bar, including post-ceremony cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres; buffet dinner or three-course plated dinner; disc jockey (four hours); and a three-tiered vanilla wedding cake.

In addition, couples enjoy three hours of photography service, with 60 5x7 prints; professional make-up at the resort salon for the bride; the services of a wedding planner; and wedding location set-up to include chair ties and a public address system.

Couples can customize the Allure package with additional options to suit individual needs and tastes.

Wedding guests on even tighter budgets who opt to stay at less expensive resorts near Half Moon still enjoy free access to the property on the day of the ceremony and reception

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Marriage of Food & Wine

A growing number of couples are planning their special event around wine and with good reason.

A wine focused reception is fun and exciting. The long stemmed glasses set an expectaton for something a little more elegant. And like you and your betrothed, food and wine make a beautiful couple.

Even non-wine drinkers can get into the spirit. Most people like trying new things, so those who generally don't drink wine may drink it a wedding. Having some well chosen wines will give those people a unique experience to take away with them.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Kate’s Paperie Bridal Brunches are back!

Let Kate’s wedding professionals give you the inside scoop on designing the perfect wedding invitation, from the type of paper to the method of printing. Plus, you’ll receive a special discount just for stopping by!

Here’s a list of the dates and locations:

Each session is from 10am – 11:30am.
March 22nd - Soho
April 19th - 3rd Ave
May 3rd - Greenwich
May 17th - 57th St
June 14th - Soho
July 12th - 3rd Ave
August 9th - 57th St

Admission to this event is $10 per attendee. Each person will receive a $10 Kate’s gift card.

In addition, whether you are ordering your wedding suite, business cards or social stationery through Kate’s Custom Printing Department, you will receive a Kate’s Paperie Giftcard for 15% of your total (custom printing) purchase through May 7th. It’s Kate’s way of celebrating the New Year and thanking you for your custom stationery purchase. *Note: This gift card cannot be used toward initial purchase.

Reservations required. To reserve a space, please call Judy at 212.630.0710 ext. 304.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Venetian Wedding Lasting Love 9-9-9

Venetian Weddings Lasting Love September 9, 2009 package {$3999}

Two Night Suite Stay {consists of a luxury suite with check-in on September 8 and check-out on September 10}
Private Use of the Chapel for one hour
Custom designed Bridal Bouquet
Matching Groom's Boutonniere
Professional Photographer for one hour
Twelve color 5x7 prints
Canyon Ranch day spa pass for two
Continental breakfast in bed
Champagne gift set
Venetian photo album
Marriage certificate frame
Two tickets for a Gondola ride
One hour limousine service {either pick-up or drop-off from the airport, tour of the strip, or roundtrip from the Venetian to obtain your marriage license}
Celebrant to perform your wedding

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bimini Bay Fall 2009 Promotion

This promotion is only valid for those weddings that take place September – December of 2009.

The Sapona Package will be discounted by $30 per person, making it only $170 per person now this package includes:

- Ceremony and Officiant, along with assistance in obtaining all legal marriage documents
- 5 unlimited butler passed hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour
- Veuve Cliquot champagne toast
- 4 hours of premium open bar
- 3 course sit down dinner
- wedding cake compliments of Ana Paz

Along with the package discount, bride and groom will enjoy a third and fourth night stay complimentary in a one-bedroom two story treehouse ($400 per night); while wedding guests will be welcomed to take advantage of room discounts at 25% when they stay a minimum of three nights.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Gran Caribe Real Cancun opens Roman Catholic chapel

Real Resorts has opened Cancun's only consecrated Roman Catholic resort chapel on the grounds of the 477-suite Gran Caribe Real Cancun.

The chapel is available for weddings, First Communions and other religious services and is the latest in the all-inclusive chain's growing list of romance-themed facilities and services, which also includes beachfront weddings and vow renewals, private Lear jet transportation to add from the U.S. and Canada, limousine transfers, nine nuptials packages, honeymoon deals and a la carte wedding arrangements.

The all-glass, beachfront Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Chapel was dedicated in April. There's no other resort in Cancun with a Catholic chapel consecrated by the local bishop. It's also unique in that the hotel can offer marriages on Sundays, when priests usually are not available.

The chapel is available to couples staying at the family-oriented Gran Caribe Real Cancun and the adjacent, adults-only the Royal Cancun. Real Resorts also offers Jewish, Protestant, civil and with its Mayan Experience wedding package shamanistic ceremonies at its five all-inclusive properties in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Real's nine wedding packages are the Free Wedding, Romance Wedding, Classic Wedding, Classic Catholic Wedding, Royal Catholic Wedding, Mayan Experience, Eternal Romance Wedding, Luxury Wedding and Ultimate Luxury Wedding.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Spa Treatments to Soothe Pre-wedding jitters

Planning a wedding can be a wonderfully stressful time, and there is no better place to relax than at the spa. Whether you de-stress alone, bond with your fiancee or celebrate with your entire bridal party, spas offer the perfect place to relax before the big day.

offerings for brides-to-be include or bridal party:

• MGM Grand Spa, Las Vegas: Bridal Favorites, a 50-minute pearl body treatment, 25-minute pearl opulence manicure and 50-minute pearl opulence pedicure. Priced at $280, Monday-Thursday; $310, Friday-Sunday.

• The Whiteface Lodge & Spa, Lake Placid, N.Y.: Day Before the Big Day, a 45-minute rose oil manicure, 45-minute rose petal pedicure and 25-minute maple and juniper eye therapy. Price: $165.

• Golden Door Spa at the Peaks Resort, Telluride, Colo.: Bride-to-Be, an aromatherapy massage, manicure and pedicure, makeup application, hair styling and veil placement. $400.
Pineapple Day Spa, Pine Bush, N.Y.: Manicures, $30; eyebrow waxes, $11; and sea-salt body treatments, $55.

• VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, Ariz.: Ninety minutes of belly dancing for 4 to 10 guests. Cost: $250.

• Red Mountain Spa, Ivans, Utah: A Spa Tapas Party with reflexology, bone-density readings and Blackberry hand massages, $50 per person.

Groom- and groomsman-oriented deals include:

• Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, Ariz.: A round of championship golf; use of steam room, whirlpool and cold plunge pool; and a massage. Priced at $235 per person.

• Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa, Corona, Calif.: A 25-minute men's manicure or pedicure. Priced at $29. A 50-minute gentlemen's facial for $89.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dominica Wedding/Honeymoon Highlight Package Offers

Jungle Bay Resort & Spa’s Jungle Bays Escape Weddings and Honeymoons coupon special which deducts $500 off the reservation, valid on reservations booked by Aug. 31. Rates begin at $1,500. When booking refer to coupon code wedding09

Calibishie Cove’s Caribbean Honeymoon package includes seven nights in the Paradise Penthouse, a bottle of champagne, extra flowers, one candlelight dinner, one waterfall tour and a one-day kayak rental to explore Dominica’s coast, river and island. Rates begin at $1,595 per couple.

The Anchorage Hotel’s Honeymoon Package includes seven nights, welcome drink and fresh fruit platter, bottle of champagne, daily breakfast, one five-course private candlelight dinner, airport transfers, one whale and dolphin safari tour and one trip to Screws Sulphur Spa. Rates begin at $1,699 per couple.

Rainforest Paradise’s Couples Package offers accommodations in a river cabin, daily breakfast, and a tour and lunch at the Rainforest Mushroom Farm. For an additional charge, guests can take advantage of their spa treatments and full day tours of the island. Rates begin at $840 per couple.

Crescent Moon Cabins is offering newlyweds a five-night stay in their rainforest cabins overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This special includes daily organic dinners for two and private tours upon request to Boiling Lake, Morne Trois Pitons and any of the waterfalls.

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Cake Show

Join The Cake Show in Toronto for an exhibition of wedding-themed designer cakes created by students and alumni of their school.

Scheduled events also include:Wedding Cake Competition; Cake Decorating Demonstrations; Cake Tasting Contest; and a Cake Design Challenge, showcasing the talents of Toronto’s top cake designers!

Artscape Wynchwood Barns
601 Christie Street @St. Clair
Sunday, May 31 2009 from noon - 6:30pm
Admission $10

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Brides Against Breast Cancer - Nationwide Tour of Gowns

Every year Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation receives thousands of beautiful designer wedding gowns. The foundation is dedicated to helping terminally ill breast cancer patients, Making Memories has received over 40,000 wedding gowns nationwide for the event, plus brand new gowns donated by Brides by Demetrios, Maggie Sottero, Paloma Blanca, Mon Cheri, Alfred Angelo and David's Bridal.

Browse through hundreds of exquisite, name brand and designer Wedding Gowns donated by manufacturers, retailers, designers and individuals valued up to $8000.

To register for an event go to http://bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/

Price of gowns run between $99 - $799

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Samantha Thavasa Shopping Event

For an evening of cocktails, shopping and bag-a-licious style tips

965 Madison ave
between 75/76 Street
Thursday, May 28 2009 6-8pm

rsvp samantha_thavasa@bagtrends.com

Thursday, May 21, 2009

LaPlaya in Naples launches Betrothal Butler program

Nervous grooms-to-be worried about pulling off a successful proposal can get a helping hand at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida with the resort's new Betrothal Butler program.

Priced from $998 through December 31st, the two-night experience includes:
standard resort-package features
deluxe beachfront accommodations
spa treatments, meals and in-room amenities
unique pre-proposal, fiance-tailored services such as proposal wording assistance
a private appointment with Cartier to browse for engagement rings
customized proposal from a menu of five creative options

Grooms are able to plan a proposal that is specifically tailored to the personality of his relationship, making the experience unforgettable. This program allows men to relax and receive assistance on making that special day seamless. The proposal gets a priming with a couple's carriage ride along Fifth Avenue, a couple's massage and in-room Champagne and rose amenities.

If and when the proposal is accepted, the newly engaged couple will enjoy a private beachside dinner with more Champagne, followed by a post-proposal penthouse-suite party to celebrate with any friends and family present. In addition, they get an hour-long engagement-photo shoot, along with a DVD recording, private online album and $50 credit toward prints. Guests who return on the first anniversary of their engagement enjoy 50% off dinner at LaPlaya's Baleen Restaurant and Bar.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kookie Stationery

Kookie Stationery is a fun, creative, and a meaningful card all in one, perfect for seasonal events Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. They also carry everyday moments like get well, happy birthday, and kid specific cookies like frogs, monkeys, and dragons.

Each Kookie Stationery kit includes edible food coloring marker and instructions with each purchase.

Visit their website daily to see what new Kookie Stationery ideas they come up with next.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

St. Lucia's Windjammer Wedding Program

The Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St. Lucia is one of the more popular Caribbean settings for intimate or larger destination wedding with up to 100 guests. When bridal couples book an all-inclusive stay in a one bedroom Villa for 10 nights or more, they receive complimentary weddings worth $899.

Weddings can be performed on the beach, in a chapel, on a hilltop terrace, under a flower-bedecked gazebo, or on a sunset cruise. Customized entertainment and reception menus, including simple fare to the resort’s signature gourmet cuisine, can be arranged, as well as personalized welcome gifts for their guests. Villa accommodations, featuring one bedroom Villas to four bedroom Estate Villas are suitable to gather friends and family together. Many villas come with private plunge pools and multiple terraces, and are spread among 60 flowering acres.

Estate Villas come complete with full sized infinity pools and private chefs. Windjammer Landing features the Serenity Spa, where the bridal party can have a pre-wedding pampering experience or a bride can have a special wedding hairstyle fashioned. The resort features a multitude of tropical excursions and beachfront activities, as well as the Jaquot Fun Club for kids.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Hotel Approach in Austria

Pixel hotel invites its guests to spend their stay in Linz residing in not-your-everyday accommodations but in a Pixel hotel providing a very unconventional sort of lodging.

The individual rooms and suites are dispersed throughout the entire city. All over town, there are interesting but unused premises that are being converted into hotel rooms in conjunction with this urban development and architectural project. They’re in nice residential areas, downtown, industrial zones and working-class neighborhoods.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Phuket opens marina venue for luxury weddings

Royal Phuket Marina, Thailand's luxury lifestyle yachting community, now has a venue for society weddings. Overlooking Phang Na Bay, the new Waterfront Exhibition & Conference Center is Phuket's first such facility.

It can accommodate up to 1,000 guests in its main hall as well as receptions for as few as 20. The daily high rate for use of the facility is $4,230. Royal Phuket Marina, has partnered with Les Anges Patisserie, a boutique bakery on the Boardwalk at Royal Phuket Marina, for wedding cakes made to order.

Yacht cruises can also be arranged for wedding parties by the marina's resident Royal Phuket Marina Cruising Club, with a choice of up to seven luxury yachts available for charter. Prices for a yacht cruise charter start at $3,000 per day; cost of a speedboat rental starts at $700 per day.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

SPA Party for Cinco de Mayo May 5th!!

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Come to Vada Spa for lots of free services goodies and more!

FREE- Laser hair removal- for the Lip OR Chin OR Underarm
FREE- Eyebrow wax OR Lip wax
FREE- Organic Face Mask- Pomegranate Martini OR Strawberry Coconut
FREE- Mini Acupuncture
FREE- Margarita Foot Scrub- Coconut/Lime OR Papaya/Mango

30% OFF on ALL services booked at the party
30% OFF on ALL gift certificates

387 Avenue of the Americas (6th avenue)
(between Wavery Place & Greenwich Avenue)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Military Wedding Package - Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts offers 25% off wedding packages to military personnel.

The discount, which applies to food and beverages as well as the venue, was established in response to a growing number of weddings being planned prior to military deployment, providing an option to those who are uncertain of a deployment date but still planning a wedding.

Discounts apply for all military weddings and events contracted by May 10, 2010. Cancellation fees will be waived for any wedding or military event that must be cancelled or rescheduled due to an unanticipated deployment

Friday, April 24, 2009

Adorn Brides Fine Jewelry

Adorn Brides rents fine jewelry for weddings and other special occasions.

Throughout our their you’ll find elegant wedding jewelry made from genuine precious metals, diamonds and pearls… timeless pieces that will ensure you look your best with the finest bridal jewelry on your wedding day.

To receivie your 20% discount please enter code CV9WMHPI

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Thursday, April 23, 2009


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Five-Day Super-Inclusive “Girlfriend Getaway” Package at Grand Lido Braco in Jamaica Starts at $916 Per Person

Grand Lido Braco’s new “Girlfriend Getaway” package delivers with deluxe Super-Inclusive amenities and fun extras like cooking classes, windsurfing lessons, and pampering spa treatments, all for the starting price of just $916 per person.

Women are greeted with a bottle of Champagne in their “Royal Beachfront” accommodations
A welcome basket stocked with Biodroga beauty products also awaits, before the girlfriends indulge in their complimentary manicures and pedicures, and choice of a 30-minute beachside massage or a basic facial at the Blue Mahoe Spa.

Grand Lido Braco’s “Girlfriend Getaway” package starts at $916 per person, land only, and includes:

meals and premium alcoholic beverages;
30-minute massage or a basic facial;
pastry class on Mondays and a cooking class on Wednesdays;
windsurfing and scuba diving lesson;
personalized golf instruction;
two-for-one island excursions with Chukka Caribbean Adventures, and a welcome basket with Champagne and Biodroga products.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Birnbaum & Bullock Ltd. - Designer Bridal Gown Sale

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Birnbaum & Bullock's couture quality gowns normally retail from $2,500-$7,000, but at this sample sale prices will range from $700-$3,000. Many gowns have never been worn and range in sizes 4-16. Their gowns have also been featured on the In Style Celebrity Wedding show with Niki Taylor and TLC's reality show “The Perfect Dress”Appointments are limited, so call today to ensure your time with Birnbaum & Bullock.

By Appointment Only
4/25/2009 and 4/26/2009
Sat 11am-4pm
Sun 12pm-4pm
151 W. 25th St. (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.)Suite 2A
New York, NY 10001
(212) 242-2914

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nascar driver Michael Waltrip, Best Western looking for All-Star couple

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Nascar driver Michael Waltrip, Best Western looking for All-Star couple

Best Western International, is taking entries from married couples who believe their devotion to Nascar and to each other makes them deserving of an all-expenses-paid trip to the Nascar Spring All-Star Race and a wedding vow renewal ceremony during the race

Winning couple receives:
roundtrip airfare to Charlotte
tickets to the race
local transportation
$1,000 travel card

Couples who are interested must submit their entries by April 27

Monday, April 6, 2009

Maverick Helicopters offers discount on June weddings

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Planning a wedding to the Grand Canyon or Valley of Fire? Maverick Helicopters wants to help. The company will take $400 off the cost of any Grand Canyon or Valley of Fire wedding package, priced from $2,979 to $4,799.
All packages include a minister, a champagne toast, limousine service and hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

At the Grand Canyon, the helicopter lands about 3,500 feet below the rim at Grand Canyon West, approximately 300 feet above the Colorado River. The Valley of Fire landing spot is atop a plateau that overlooks the valley.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bahamas hotel offers free honeymoon with wedding booking

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The Cove on Eleuthera in the Bahamas is offering bridal couples a free, five-night honeymoon, valued at $6,000, when they book a destination wedding at the resort costing $10,000 or more. The special is valid through Dec. 18
Couples have three options for arriving at the $10,000 minimum. The total can come from the wedding ceremony and reception only, from the room nights total only or a combination of the two

The free honeymoon package includes five nights' accommodations in the Point House Suite, the Cove's waterfront penthouse suite with 180-degree views of the ocean. The suite features two bedrooms, a living room with panoramic views and a private, wrap-around deck
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ritz-Carlton - offering a free wedding ceremony

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Caribbean & Mexico is offering a free wedding ceremony, daily breakfast for two and a $100 daily resort credit to couples who book the Reconnect package from April 1 to June 30.

Weddings must be held between May 1 and Dec. 20, and couples must stay a minimum of three nights and book 25 rooms or more for the wedding ceremony. Couples who book the package will receive a complimentary three-night first anniversary stay at any one of five Ritz-Carlton hotels in the region.

Reconnect package is priced starting at $369 a night.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ritz-Carlton 'Bachelorette Party' package

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Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park 'Bachelorette Party' package

One-night, inclusive package for the bride and her attendants and friends, party begins when the group checks into a luxury Club Level Liberty Suite and enjoys a "private chocolate tasting" that includes two bottles of champagne or wine.

The overnight package $599 per person*

*There's a four-person minimum required for booking. The suite sleeps four, and additional rooms can be booked for the remainder of the group

Friday, March 27, 2009

Redbook Beauty Bash

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Kick off the spring with a day of pampering from Spa Chicks on the go.

Free spa treatments including mini manis, massages and more. Sample the hottest beauty products, refreshments, and take home a goody bag!

Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Midtown Loft & Terrace (267 Fifth Ave at 29th Street, 11th Floor)
Cost: Free

Ice Wedding in Canada!

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Why not experience the happiest day of your life, in a chapel featuring fine crystal décor. Hotel de Glace chapel provides a romantic and exotic backdrop to a truly unique wedding or renewal of vows. It’s a day you and your guests will remember for the rest of your lives!

We can make the day you have always dreamed of a reality, pull up to the chapel in a horse-drawn carriage and walk down a red carpet or renew your marriage vows under a hail of fireworks.

Available packages:
$2,199 – A Romantic Wedding
$3,699 – An Exotic Wedding
$5,899 – A Magical Wedding

Underwater Wedding in Key Largo, Florida

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Looking for a truly different way to start your married life, Jules’ Undersea Lodge offers all of the romance and adventure of an underwater wedding combined with the comfort and convenience of a dry setting. The hotel offers honeymoons as well at five fathoms. Guest’s scuba dive to enter the hotel, which has a wet room entrance area, two bedrooms and a common room, which is a combination living-room, dining area and kitchen.
Wedding couple is greeted by romantic music and fresh flowers in every room. The ceremony is usually at 3:00pm by a notary public. A toast and the cutting of the cake follow the ceremony. Dinner offers a caviar appetizer, choice of lobster or steak, salad and dessert, breakfast is also prepared the following morning.

Package $1,750.00
Includes service with notary public, flowers, small wedding cake

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Free pair of earings & win a honeymoon in Mexico

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Interested in attending a unique event to learn more about Mexico as a destination for romance, weddings and honeymoons? If so, please join me in attending "Love Mexico Weddings" on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 from 1:30pm - 6:00pm

Manhattan Penthouse
80 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor
between 13th and 14th street

****Bride will get a pair of earrings and a chance to win a honeymoon at the end of the show!

****not eligible if you come on your own

Bronx Bombers in Brand New Yankee Statium

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YanKee Stadium Party Suite Games - hot buffet, beverages, private restroom, personal valetroundtrip transportation, genuine Yankee Insider tour escort!

Party Suite games are available most weekends

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bachelor Party - Kevin James

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Comedian, Kevin James will be performing at the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage April 10 and April 11 at 10pm

Book your Las Vegas Bachelor Party with www.moongate.globaltravel.com

Fly Through Airport Security

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Company "Fly Clear" has come up with a high tech card that contains your biometric information that gives you access to express security lines at airports across the country. You still have to pass through the metal detector and x-ray but without the long lines.

For additional information on the "fly clear" service go to www.flyclear.com

Bachelor Party - Brooklyn Cyclones

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The bachelor party package includes:
A luxury suite with 22 tickets
An All-Inclusive Alcohol Package
A first pitch for the groom-to-be
A personalized Cyclones jersey
And a special announcement and submitted photo on the scoreboard.

The price for this amazing package is $2,250

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mainstreamaps - Limited Time Special Offer

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Mainstreamaps - Limited Time Special Offer - 100 printed maps with directions for only $55
For additional information on this limited time offer visit:

East 23rd St Yacht Wedding Showcase

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East 23rd St Yacht Wedding Showcase - March 14, 2009
10:30 AM @ NY Skyports marina located at East 23rd st @ FDR drive
To Register call 212-717-0300
Yacht Tours and Food Samplings
Cruise from 12-3pm aboard the “ATLANTICA” dinner yacht

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Have your destination wedding in Nevis and you will be rewarded with the wedding of your dreams!

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Share the love Family & Friends special offer:

Book 1 room Breakfast in Bed, with bottle of French Champagne; Special gift on arrival.
Book 2-5 rooms Romantic Gourmet Dinner for Bride & Groom on the Beach; $50 Bar Credit for each room
Book 6-10 rooms Bride & Groom's Champagne Welcome Reception (for all guests - 45 minutes). Includes:French Champagne, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Candlelight service on the Great House Tea Patio, San Pellegrino sparkling water
Book 11-15 rooms Guaranteed room upgrade for Bride & Groom, 1-day car rental for Bride & Groom, Gourmet 3-course picnic lunch and bottle of wine
Book 16-20 rooms Complimentary Wedding Ceremony Package
Book 21-30 rooms Complimentary stay for Bride & Groom
Book 31-36 rooms Resort exclusively reserved for use of wedding guests only (Based on availability, 5-night minimum)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Travel by train - 8 days for $995

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Welcome to a great vacation at an affordable price. Your Latin America tour includes all meals in Latin America, all activities, all hotels, a great itinerary, all airport transfers, all transportation and excursions. A professional tour director accompanies you for the entire tour. Free bottled water on motor coach.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Celebrate your special occasion with Disney

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Excellent Family Saving!

3 Nights free plus a 7-day disney's magic your way base ticket for the price of 4* - Purchase a 4 night stay and receive the 5th, 6th and 7th nights free.

Book by February 28, 2009 for stays through June 30, 2009

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*offer exclusive through tour operator

Cooking tour in the heart of Tuscany

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Personalized exposure to the heart of the Tuscany region to experience everyday life.

Package includes:
6 night accommodation, Breakfast everyday, 5 dinners, 3 cooking classes, Wine tasting;
Guided visits to San Gimignano, Siena, Florence; Transportation throughout the tour; Professional English speaking guide excort for the excursions; Recipe book; Apron;
Transfer from/to Florence

Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine's Day Evening Cruise

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Statue Cruises yacht romantic dessert cruise boards at 8:30pm on Saturday, February 14 and sails from 9pm - 11pm.

Assorted desserts - tiramisu, mousse, canolies, chocolate ganache layer cake, lemon butter cream cake with fresh berries, cheesecake, fruit kebabs, truffles, chocolate dipped strawberries and assorted cookies - will be served along with an open beer, wine and soda bar

Monday, January 12, 2009

3D/4D Ultrasound

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Take a look at their website for more information