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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Musketcove Island Resort & Marina

Located on Malolo Lailai Island, just off the coast from Nadi, Musket Cove Island Resort offers a variety of choices for a unique island wedding. Take your vows at sunset on the beach with the sand between your toes or walk along the jetty, your own private aisle over the turquoise sea or for a more traditional wedding our chapel is set among lush gardens overlooking the beach.

Wedding Package
• Donation and return transfer for minister/celebrant
• Tropical bouquet and matching button hole
• Choir or Fijian island band for ceremony
• Fijian style arch decorated with tropical island flowers
• Photographer 2 rolls, negatives, prints, album and transfers included
• Romantic candlelit dinner for two at the pier including a three course menu and dedicated wait staff
• Traditional Fijian warriors as escort for the bride
• One hour aromatherapy massages and foot ritual for both the bride and groom in the couple's room at the Mandara Spa

Renewal of Vows
• Donation and return transfer for minister/celebrant
• Fijian island band for the ceremony
• Fijian style arch decorated with tropical island flowers
• Photographer 2 rolls, negatives, prints, album and transfers included
• Romantic candlelit dinner for two at the pier including a three course menu and dedicated wait staff

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hundreds of Dreams, Thousands of Details, Millions of Memories

Imagine exchanging vows barefoot on the beach as you are caressed by warm ocean winds at sunset, with your closest friends and family there to celebrate your special day. The time leading to your wedding is filled with excitement as your special day draws near. With the Westin Resort, Aruba, you can bask in the anticipation, assured that every detail is attended to. Our promise is to make your entire wedding experience absolutely perfect, and to create a truly unique and memorable event.

Sunset Ceremonies
• Arrangement and fees for minister
• Professional photographs in a mini album
• Bridal bouquet & boutonniere
• Champagne at wedding site
• Fresh flower arrangements
• One tier wedding cake
• Bridal hair & makeup appointment
• Caribbean steel pan

Special touches to consider
• Chilled towels after the ceremony to cool everyone off
• One hour of chef's choice of hors d'oeuvres and open bar while wedding pictures are being taken

In order to get legally married in Aruba, couples must first have a civil ceremony in our beautiful historic "Stadhuis" (Civil House) located downtown Oranjestad. After this ceremony, couples may have their unions "blessed" on the sugary white sands of the Westin Resort; Aruba by either religious or non-denominational officiates.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Anantara Hotels Highlights Settings for Wedding Proposals

Anantara Hotels is highlighting its ability to provide memorable settings for marriage proposals. A romantic stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa in northern Thailand begins by boat and concludes with a baby elephant ring presentation. From the nearby historic town of Chiang Saen, a traditional welcome aboard a long tail boat takes the couple along the Mekong River towards a landmark golden Buddha and onto the convergence of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, where passage continues with an easy elephant trek through 160 acres of jungle and countryside.

At Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldivian impressions invite a proposal that seems exceptional even for the idyllic Maldives. Sea, Fire, Salt, and Sky signature dining experience is an under and over water gastronomic concept featuring four remarkable venues, each offering a different cuisine that is as singular as the perspective. Couples descend beneath the waves, where a sole table awaits in an underwater restaurant, and only a circular glass wall separates guests from the marine life of the Indian Ocean. Savor a connoisseur journey that transforms freshly caught local seafood, exotic island produce and rare imported delicacies to be paired with selections from an international wine collection.

At Thailand’s Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa, an hour south of Krabi in Thailand, couples set off early across the Andaman Sea, for the resort’s private Koh Kradan island beach club. The crew drops anchor by a sheer cliff-side; where clients can swim to a cave, and as it becomes a dark channel, torches are turned on to illuminate the journey. Here an exclusive champagne picnic is laid out on the sand, while an abundance of natural hiding places provides endless ideas for where the engagement ring can be concealed.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Princely Wedding Monaco 2011

To celebrate the fairytale nuptials of HSH Prince Albert to Miss Charlène Wittstock, hotels from Monaco are offering several romantic stay packages. The religious wedding ceremony of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock will take place on July 2 in Monaco

Royal Wedding Package at the Fairmont Monte Carlo Valid June 20 - July 10, 2011
Live the Royal Wedding of the Principality of Monaco while experiencing the exclusive Fairmont Monte Carlo located in the heart of this romantic destination, if love is a journey, welcome on board! Rates start from €429 per night

package includes:
- Accommodation for a minimum of two nights in a luxurious room
- A special welcome in your room – a bottle of Champagne, canapés or sweet treats, Fairmont Monte Carlo chocolates, flowers and mineral waters.
- Buffet breakfast
- A special "Princely Wedding" gift

Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo’s Celebration Package Valid through October 15, 2011
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is continuing to set the mood of love and romance in the lead-up to the royal wedding, including a unique collaboration with leading French couture house, Lanvin. Rates start from €958

Royal Wedding Moment at the Monte-Carlo Beach Valid June 30 - July 3, 2011
Mythic Monte Carlo Beach has a wonderful opportunity to enjoy 3 night stay in a double room sea view and buffet breakfast. Rates start from €925.

Royal Wedding Package at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort Valid June 30 to Monday July 4, 2011
Experience a unique moment with a 2 night package valid from June 30 to Monday July 4, 2011. Celebrate the summer season in Monaco and enjoy 2 night stay in a double room sea view with buffet breakfast at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Rates start from €711.

Royal Wedding Package at Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Valid July 1-3, 2011
Love is in the air this summer On the occasion of the wedding of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock, take part in the celebrations with Le Méridien Beach Plaza's Royal Wedding Package! Rates start from €958

Royal Engagement at the Columbus Monte-Carlo from €695
Columbus Monaco is located in Monaco's shopping heart, the Fontevieille district overlooking a beautiful stretch of the waterfront. This package includes 2 nights in a Double Deluxe Room with breakfast, a "Cocktail Grace" served on arrival, VIP treatment, a Wedding‘s gift, dinner for two people. Rates start from €695

The Novotel Monte-Carlo's Romantic Princely Cocktail
The bar at the Novotel Monte-Carlo is launching a new cocktail to celebrate the Prince's upcoming wedding. A selection of home-made tapas accompanies this cocktail, which is named "Alliance" (French for wedding ring) for the occasion. It can be enjoyed from 27 June in the bar of the hotel. This new drink will be served in delightful cocktail glasses. It has a base of cranberry juice, peach liqueur, lychee liqueur and champagne on a layer of white vanilla jelly, to create the effect of the Monegasque flag.