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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.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pop the Question in Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim

You need a plan. You’re ready to pop the question, but can’t come up with the perfect proposal. Fairmont Pacific Rim to the rescue. The luxury Vancouver hotel located at the ocean's edge with sweeping views of the mountains, Stanley Park and Coal Harbor recently unveiled the services of a Proposal Coordinator to help you plan a one-of-a-kind experience.

As detailed on the hotel’s blog, there are a number of packages available, along with “amorous a la carte offerings” for a truly unique proposal:

"The Rockstar, for example, offers a night in the Chairman’s Suite (aka “Rockstar Suite”) with an intimate dinner on a stunning private terrace with a serenading musician and a bottle of celebratory bubbly on ice. The Indecent Proposal, teaches a couple to “rub the one you’re with” by providing massage lessons in a private suite. For the brave at heart or for duos short on time, the Shot Gun: Get it Done package wraps it all up and not only assists with the proposal but has the wedding plan in place so the ceremony can immediately follow. The Proposal Coordinator can also provide an array of options whether it’s fireworks or a message in the clouds; the sky’s the limit!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Ultimate Wedding Destination

Come celebrate your dream wedding on one of Fiji's 333 beautiful islands. Experience that romantic feeling in this truly relaxing tropical paradise. Weddings in Fiji are recognized as legal worldwide. In Fiji wedding parties are often able to take over an entire resort for total privacy or just the two of you on a picnic on an exclusive coral atoll. A choice of beautiful locations range from saddlebacks to tropical rainforest, barefoot to ballroom, glass sided chapels to traditional churches on any of our 333 islands. The culture with natural hospitality seeped in fascinating tradition, Fiji is a land of song and dance.

Wedding Requirements
Overseas visitors intending to get married in Fiji are required by law to obtain and sign a marriage license from the nearest registry prior to the ceremony with an average of 36 hours in advance. The couple must provide the following personal documents to the registrar for verification purposes at least two weeks before the wedding:
• Original birth certificate
• Valid passport
• Divorce papers if applicable
• Death certificate if previous spouse is deceased
• Written parental consent is required if either party is under 21 years of age
• A certificate of single status or certificate of no legal impediment must be produced only if:
• Marriage between a Fiji citizen and a foreign citizen
• Marriage by former citizens of Fiji
• Marriage between foreign citizens residing in Fiji
• Marriage applicants from Japan must produce the koseki-shouhon to certify their personal details

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tahitian Weddings

Celebrate one of the most beautiful days of your life in Tahiti, one of the most romantic and beautiful places in the world. You can choose from a legally recognized civil wedding ceremony in Tahiti, Moorea or Bora Bora City Hall or a Traditional Polynesian ceremony which varies by resort. The bride and groom are married by a Tahitian priest in a re-enactment of an ancient ceremony. Vows are exchanged to the songs and dances of local villagers and for an even more royal wedding; the groom arrives in a canoe. Tahitian dances, a romantic lagoon cruise with musicians and champagne add the finishing touch.

Civil Weddings include:

• Administrative paperwork
• Round trip private transfers
• Flower lei for bride & groom
• Interpreter during ceremony
• Wedding certificate

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Most Famous Tropical Island in the World

Bora Bora is one of nature's most inspired creations with a lagoon resembling an artist's palette of blues and greens. Dominated by two magnificent peaks, Pahia and Otemanu, it has an impressive backdrop of a majestic multi-colored lagoon which many consider the most beautiful in the world.

Seen from the air, Bora Bora has been compared to that of a tiny emerald in a setting turquoise, encircled by a sheltering necklace of sparkling pearls. Life here is casual and relaxed; a place of dramatic beauty, warm waters, and gentle climate. For many travelers, the colorful and majestic setting of Bora Bora offers unlimited possibilities.

Honeymooners and romantics from around the world have laid claim to Bora Bora. From the extraordinary scenery to the privacy and amenities of the overwater bungalows, it is unquestionably the most romantic of the Pacific islands.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Excellence Group Luxury Resorts

Get married in all adult paradise, where your suite is showered with rose petals, a horse-drawn Carriage takes you to the chapel and all you have to say is "I do".

Tucked away along the Dominican Republic's eastern coastline is Cap Cana, often referred to as the World's Next great destination. Excellence Luxury resort is easily among the most luxurious and romantic destinations in the Caribbean. This resort offers spacious castle suites, amazing 2600 square foot island suite, with two-level accommodations, ultra modern fixtures and service that borders on the sublime all on its own private island.

Playa Mujeres lies just north of Cancun on a 20-mile peninsula that feels wonderfully remote but is surprisingly accessible. Our oasis of virgin beaches and lavishly appointed architecture exudes contemporary luxury.

Riviera Cancun, on Mexico's fabled Riviera Maya coast, is sun-bathed in the mysteries of the ingenious Mayan culture. If you have a taste for classic luxury, Riviera Cancun is where you belong.

Their resorts locations are celebrated for their spectacular sunrises, their warm waters and breathtaking beaches. Quiet elegance is the hallmark of each of our properties where tranquility and exclusivity reign.