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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, 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.