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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.

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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, July 30, 2011

Hacienda Tres Rios

Special Events & Celebrations Hacienda Tres Rios is where Memories begin. There’s something about the Hacienda air, the light, and the legends that makes everything you do here more intense. This is why Hacienda Tres Rios is a special place for life’s special moments.

Whether it's something intimate like a honeymoon, or public and celebratory like a wedding or a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, incentive or corporate event, Hacienda Tres Rios is where memories begin.

Come celebrate romance with Tres Rios is where everything comes together. What better place to celebrate the joining of two lives but here? Where the river meets the sea and the Mayan heavens meet the earth, you can meet your true romance. They attend to the details leaving you to concentrate on what's most important your own special day.

Ceremony locations - choose the perfect place to celebrate within the natural surroundings of Tres Rios

• Cenote Aguila - surrounded by beauty only nature can provide, take adventurous plunge to create a new life together.
• Rio Pajaros - profess your love while you float down the Rio Pajores in a kayak built for two
• Hacienda Tres Rios Beach - Beside the turquoise ocean, make your love official with toes planted firmly in powdery white sand Hacienda Tres Rios
• Ballroom - combine families of any size in out 500 people Capacity Theater

The Maya knew this was a piece of enchantment it can be one for you.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Celebrity's Wedding Experience

A vacation with Celebrity is the perfect way to celebrate any of life's milestones, and no cruise line rises to the occasion like they do. Whether you want to host the perfect wedding for a large number of family and friends, renew your vows in front of a small group, plan a family reunion that unites generations, or commemorate an event like a special birthday or anniversary, in their own incomparable style, they offer a wealth of special touches that can turn your event into the memory of a lifeline.

Custom Wedding Packages - they offer numerous packages and can also custom build around your special day, from an array of offerings.

Saying Your Vows - imagine the romance of being married at sea, or in a picturesque coastal town. On most ships, their captains are licensed to officiate at an onboard ceremony, adding special flair to your nuptials. Of course, if you would rather be married in one of the amazing destinations found on their itineraries that can also be arranged.

Dining - award winning culinary team can furnish you with a wealth of options for your event, including private receptions in specialty restaurants, personalized menus, private buffets, a cocktail reception complete with canapés, and of course, a truly extraordinary wedding cake.

Spa Treatments - it's your day, and their renowned Aqua Spa by Elemis and beauty salon can pamper you in style. Select from dozens of indulgent spa treatments for yourself, or allow them to create a package of spa treatments for your bridal party or other special group.

Special Touches - let Celebrity help you turn your event into a complete experience with entertainment, photographers and videographers, invitations and favors, and onboard formalwear rentals perfectly altered and delivered to your stateroom.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Blue Lagoon Cruises

Island Weddings on Blue Lagoon
Weddings are special, so selecting an exotic private island paradise to get married on with someone else taking care of all the small but important details seem like a dream. With Blue Lagoon Cruises, your dream becomes a reality when you can have a sunset wedding on a secluded beach on our own private island of Nanuya Lailai or on board one of their vessels.

Club Wedding Package
They take care of the license, private car transport, a buttonhole, exotic bouquet, photographer, special wedding album, music and a 20cm wedding cake selected by you. If you book 6 cabins or more, you get the "club wedding" absolutely free!

Princess wedding package
With the license, private car transport, a buttonhole, deluxe bouquet or exotic floral tiara, a photographer, special wedding album a 30cm wedding cake, champagne and later a private picnic in paradise complete with gourmet food and chilled champagne

Royal Lagoon Wedding (Gold Cruise Only)
For the ultimate nuptials, go all out with a two tiered wedding cake, Lagoon Spa Bridal package treatment, arrive as a Fijian queen on a bamboo raft, complete and Fijian warrior escorts to the island after set-up, with a village choir waiting ashore to enchant you with their famed harmonious singing. There's a case of French champagne for a toast with guests afterwards, a relaxed champagne breakfast in bed with a massage and gifts next morning, Later, enjoy a private candlelit dinner with a personal waiter at a secluded point on the island. Book 10 cabins and get the 11th free.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New York's W Hotels Offer 'Right to Unite' Package

New York's new gay marriage law won't take effect until the end of July, but the W Hotels of New York are already offering a Right to Unite package.

The package includes:

* Car service to and from City Hall
* “Right to Unite” Flip Camera to document the nuptials
* Champagne and Custom Wedding Cake
* Suit Press/Shoe Shine OR Dress Steaming
* Suite at one of W Hotels’ New York properties

And for the couple who desires something a bit more lavish, W hotels are offering to plan the nuptials in style at W New York or W Union Square, where the couple will receive two free nights to honeymoon at W Vieques in Puerto Rico. Located in a landmark Beaux Arts building constructed in the 1800s, W Union Square’s Great Room has already hosted many commitment ceremonies and civil unions.

WHEN: July 1st – December, 31 2011

WHERE: All W Hotels of New York:
W Times Square, 1567 Broadway
W Union Square, 201 Park Ave South
W New York, 541 Lexington Ave
W Downtown, 123 Washington St.

*Two night stay at W Vieques is subject to hotel availability, blackout dates may apply. To be eligible for the complimentary nights, guests must book their wedding at W New York or W Union Square by December 31st, 2011.

Friday, July 1, 2011

St. Lucian Weddings, Honeymoons and Anniversaries

Saint Lucia is the perfect destination for Caribbean weddings and honeymoons. The natural beauty of this Caribbean tropical island seems created for romantics. Palm fringed beaches, elegant old plantation houses, the soft tropical air, hypnotic steel band music, and the tantalizing aroma of the cuisine, all combined, make weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries popular on Saint Lucia. Wonderful climate, astounding beauty and friendly islanders make Saint Lucia simply perfect, simply beautiful for your special wedding day.

Enjoy a simultaneous, side-by-side massage in a seaside hut with fragrant oils scented of the tropics, or better yet, learn the secrets of a couples massage as you explore ancient techniques with your loved one. Many of the island's award winning spas recognized for being among the Caribbean's best.

A sunset cruise, champagne on a moonlit beach, a private tour aboard a yacht, lunch for two at a cozy cove beneath the Pitons all sizzle with romance and are just the beginning of the many romantic activities to be enjoyed on Saint Lucia where the tropical beauty alone radiates passion. There are so many reasons to visit Honeymoons, weddings, anniversaries or just make up an occasion to bask in the romance.

What can be more romantic than a beach wedding on a perfect strand of white sand with the soft music of waves accentuated by the rustle of swaying palm branches, all under the clear blue of the Caribbean sky? Enjoy a horseback ride to a picturesque beach, dismount, get married, toast with chilled champagne, nibble on a beautifully decorated cake and then ride back. Alternatively, if you like the horse idea, but prefer not to ride, how about a quaint ride in a flower strewn horse drawn carriage to the beautifully landscaped gardens of Pigeon Island. Rent a yacht for the special occasion and then sail into the sunset. Not adventurous enough: Scuba divers known to take the plunge amidst the underwater wonders of the Caribbean Sea. Mountain bike to the top of the expert tinker's trail and exchange vows while applauding the achievement of getting there. End a hike to the tiptop of piton in an exchange of vows surrounded by the most impressive panoramic views, or how about the rhythmic whirl of helicopter blades as the background music with the mountain ranges of Saint Lucia stretching up to join the celebration.