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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, December 24, 2010

Spend New Year's Eve in Monaco and Propose

Celebrate the beginning of your journey together at one of our landmark properties that offer distinctive experiences certain to ensure your day is memorable. And as every couple is unique, each Fairmont hotel and resort features authentic touches and special event planning services tailored specifically to your needs.

Whether you desire an intimate setting or an over-the-top experience, Fairmont's Engaging Proposals package will guarantee a great memory to share with friends and family

Last-minute deal for your Monaco-bound clients! At the Fairmont Monte Carlo, New Year's Eve includes a seven-course gourmet dinner with champagne at l'Argentin restaurant, live music with Jeff & the Angels.
Guests can also enjoy:

• Accommodations based on double occupancy, for a minimum stay of three nights.
• A daily buffet breakfast.
• A 7-course gourmet dinner with champagne at l'Argentin restaurant on December 31st, for two people.

This package is available through January 10, 2011, based on availability. Prices start at $1,033 per night, based on double occupancy.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hawaii Honeymoon Cruise Package

A new Hawaii honeymoon package that promises exclusive, private experiences for newlyweds is part of American Safari Cruises' offerings aboard its soon-to-debut 145-foot, 36-guest yacht Safari Explorer. The company will begin inter-island cruises between Maui and the Big Island in December.

The romance package includes one of two top-deck balcony suites that feature a living room with a large, flat-screen TV, master bedroom with king bed and Tempur-pedic mattress, refrigerator stocked with the couple's favorite beverages, and bathroom with heated tile floors and Jacuzzi tub. They also will receive a private helicopter tour of Volcanoes National Park (other guests will fly with up to five others), and be honored at a honeymoon celebration one night at dinner.

The couple will be welcomed with Dom Perignon champagne on ice; a platter of chocolate-covered strawberries, fine cheeses and grapes; a rose-petal strewn bed; and two personalized keepsake pillows. They will have first choice of complimentary massage appointments, and their preferred wines will be stocked in the yacht's wine library. The honeymoon package begins at $7,395 per person and includes from-yacht activities, shore excursions, private transfers and complimentary premium spirits and fine wines. Guest-crew ratio is 2-to-1.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fall in love with Cyprus

Cyprus is where Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born from the waves. You will experience picturesque villages, swim in the warm blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, wonder at Greek temples, byzantine churches and ancient artifacts thousands of year’s old, dance the night away at one of the lively taverns, visit small wineries and taste world renowned wines or enjoy the Cypriot cuisine at a local tavern overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

Here are just a few resorts to consider sharing your destination wedding with family and friends:

Coral Beach Hotel and Resort in Paphos situated on 500 meters of natural sandy beach, the 5-star Resort offers absolute relaxation and spectacular sunsets.

Aeneas Hotel in Ayia Napa is a unique low rise five-star Resort Hotel, covering 14 acres amidst beautifully landscaped gardens and built around what is probably the largest free form swimming pool of Europe.

St Raphael Hotel in Limassol the 216 room resort stands in 37,000 square meters of landscaped gardens a complete oasis of leisure with a golden sandy beach and its very own 227 berth marina.

Grecian Park in Protaras set in a lush protected country park, just minutes from Aiya Napa and Protaras is a multi dimensional complex of luxury accommodation.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

England’s Top Destination Weddings Locations

Following the news that Prince William and his long-term girlfriend, Kate Middleton, are getting married, a date and a place for England’s royal wedding was announced. The nuptials will take place on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, where Prince William’s grandparents and great-grandparents were also married.
Visit England, the tourism body for England, is recommending their top 10 spots around the English countryside as alternative locations for destination weddings:
1. In London, the HMS Belfast can accommodate 350 guests with plenty of space for speeches and dancing and views of Tower Bridge and the London skyline.
2. The Eden Project offers eco-friendly weddings with food sourced from local suppliers. Couples can choose from a ceremony among the lush foliage at the very top of the Rainforest Biome or in the gallery overlooking the grounds; in the evening the Mediterranean Biome can be lit with low lights that create the illusion of thousands of stars across the biome canopy.
3. The Brighton Pavilion, built for the extravagant George IV, offers weddings in the Red Drawing Room, while photos can be taken outside in the Regency gardens.
4. The Fleece Inn, a 15th century inn in the Cotswold’s, offers a ceremony in a 16th century thatched barn, with a traditional English pub for the reception.
5. The Holy Island in Northumberland and the castle of Lindisfarne can serve as a backdrop for any ceremony, steeped in history and once owned by Sir Edward Lutyens.
6. A wedding located at Highclere Castle in Kent offers the options of either a marquee in the grounds, or a ceremony inside the house with a dramatic staircase for the bride to sweep down.
7. Denbies Vineyard, in the Surrey hills, can arrange weddings surrounded by 265 acres of vines, with drinks held in the atmospheric candlelit cellars.
8. Pendennis Castle was built in the 1540’s on the orders of Henry VIII, and has protected the Cornish coast from invasion for five centuries. The circular fort is a spectacular wedding location, set high on a headland with views across the sea and several different room options, holding up to 160 people.
9. Dungeness Lighthouse in Kent is an unusual venue for a wedding, with space for 30 people at bridge level and just 10 in the Gallery.
10. At the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship Wisley in Surrey, wedding guests can have a private tour of the garden and an evening reception in the Conservatory.