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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, November 24, 2012

Experience the Gulf Coast Castle for your Wedding

Poised on the sugary white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and offering gracious service preserved from the Great Gatsby era of pampering, at the Don CeSar Beach Resort, A Loews Hotel, your picture perfect day will take place with the ceremony you desire. Ceremony options range from a gulf front beach ceremony for two to a service for a few hundred utilizing their expansive beach, which is more than seven miles long. Additional outside venues like the Sunsets Pavilion, Beach Pavilion or the Courtyard provide the ideal backdrop for a romantic setting. More traditional options like the historic Grand Ballroom or the King Charles Ballroom capture the grandeur and glory of The Don and will make your special day one of a kind.

This breathtaking ballroom offers two elegant tiers and gently curved staircases leading to a rich, dark wood dance floor where socialites, dignitaries, and celebrities alike have dined and danced. Glorious arched windows are the crowns to this jewel that offer spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Bask in an environment of nonstop sunshine adventure and indulgence; where you can enjoy the gorgeous shoreline from a lounge chair, the seat of a wave runner or your private guestroom terrace. Rising like an oasis from the sands of St. Pete Beach, Florida's "Pink Palace" is a radiant reminder of what it means to escape the ordinary.

Referred to simply as "The Don" by generations of privileged guests from around the world, this luxury resort is revered internationally for its sprawling, sugar-white beach, unparalleled dining, and fabulous Gulf side accommodations. Every wedding is different, and their team will ensure that your ceremony is one you and your guests won’t forget with memories to last a lifetime.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Paradise that Overlooks the Atlantic Ocean

Imagine a paradise that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and El Yunque Rainforest from a 300-foot bluff; where swaying palms and gentle breezes whisper through lush landscaping and across rolling hills. This paradise awaits you, at El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Resort, is an enclave of private villas that enjoy sweeping ocean views. Hold your romantic destination wedding or special event at El Conquistador Resort a breathtaking oasis surrounded by the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Host an unforgettable wedding or vow renewal at Las Casitas Village, where event spaces can accommodate the smallest to the largest gatherings. Be greeted by warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes in a resort that offers spacious accommodations, entertaining activities and VIP treatment to each guest!

El Conquistador's tropically decorated rooms are at the top, side, or base of the cliff, with views of the ocean or the golf course and mountains. Dine at restaurants offering stunning views of the ocean, El Yunque Rain Forest or the Arthur Hills Golf Course. From a private island to a family-friendly water park, El Conquistador is an ideal destination for your family and guests. Take a short catamaran ride to private Palomino Island. Spend the day on a white sand beach and explore the island and calm waters.  Go snorkeling and be amazed by the brilliant colors of sea life or windsurf in warm waves for invigorating fun. Read a book while lounging on the beach or explore the deep waters through kayaking or sail boating.  Windsurf on the island waters or volley a beach ball while frolicking in the sand.

From oceanfront terraces to grand ballrooms to an island beach, the resort offers beautiful indoor and outdoor venues that accommodate up to 2,300 cocktail reception guests. Select floral arrangements of exotic and colorful flowers to complement your wedding party’s attire. Invite wedding guests to enjoy luxurious accommodations and resort recreation at special guest room rates. Prepare for the ceremony by indulging in luxurious body and beauty treatments at the Golden Door Spa.

Celebrate your next important event in a tropical paradise with breathtaking views at every turn. El Conquistador Resort is surrounded by natural rainforests and ocean vistas. Select this awe-inspiring setting for your next important social occasion. Host your affair in the new Grand Atlantic Conference Center the only one of its kind in the Caribbean.  Go on a deep-sea fishing excursion or sail from the private, 35-slip marina. Experience the true beauty of the Caribbean at El Conquistador Resort an unforgettable waterside haven on the Island of Enchantment. Create memories to last a lifetime during a romantic destination wedding at El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Imagine your Belize destination wedding at ... you pick the place

The weather in Belize is perfect. Resort guests can expect a subtropical climate, Palm trees, Coconuts, Hammocks and the best swimming pool and ambience on the island. Belizean Shores is a favorite among vacationers and has a reputation for its relaxed atmosphere, white sandy pathways and fantastic views.

With picturesque backdrops and amazing weather, Belize combines the perfect elements to create the wedding of your dreams; whether at an ancient Maya temple, in a tropical garden or barefoot on a private island. Palm trees swaying in the cool breeze, pristine white sand between your toes with the crystal clear azure waters of the Caribbean Sea behind you as you gaze loving into your partners eyes.

Wild and exotic or private and peaceful your honeymoon choices range from the luxury of a private island or jungle lodge to the warmth of a beachfront hotel or rural cottage. Belize is a place where nature and nurture work together to enliven your senses a place that will inspire a tingle of romance to make its way from your heart into the arms of the one you love. With picturesque backdrops and amazing weather, Belize combines the perfect elements to create the wedding of your dreams; whether at an ancient Maya temple, in a tropical garden or barefoot on a private island.

Are you looking for that ultimate, romantic, destination Wedding Ceremony, on a private, sandy beach? Just imagine, your toes in the sand, standing underneath a tropical wedding arch, as the sun sets in this magical place, while you promise your lifelong love for each other. Marriages in Belize are legal everywhere in the world and choosing to marry in Belize makes the joy of wedding even more memorable when coupled with a romantic sunset cruise or private candlelit dinner on the beach with the waves lapping at your feet.