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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.

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.