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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.

We recommend that you post questions in response to the articles below; answers are posted freely.

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.

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.