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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.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Palm Island Private Island Resort

Palm Island is a tropical paradise within the Grenadines archipelago that runs between St. Vincent and Grenada. When you stay at the idyllic Palm Island Resort you literally have an entire island at your disposal. For total relaxation, lazy days on Palm revolve around five superb white sand beaches, incredibly blue, calm sea that offers truly perfect swimming conditions, interesting beachcombing, walks along nature trails, and reading under shady palms or just snoozing in a hammock.

For those who prefer some activity, Palm offers complimentary tennis, croquet, table tennis, casual Palm Island style golf, cycling, shuffleboard and an array of non-motorized water sports. Elegant evenings on Palm traditionally begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the alfresco bar and end with delicious candlelit dinners in the Royal Palm restaurant.

For guests in search of something different, Palm Island also offers two delightful 3-bedroom villas one perched  on  a cliff overlooking the sea, offering complete privacy and spectacular views and the other right on the beach. Palm Island creates a world of unparalleled luxury and tranquility. Couples relax and recharge amid a Caribbean paradise of five secluded powder soft beaches, swaying coconut trees and lush tropical gardens. While some prefer to simply lounge by water's edge, panoramic hiking trails that show off indigenous flora and fauna, including exotic iguanas. Days can also be spent sailing, snorkeling, kayaking or exploring the surrounding Tobago Cays. As the sun sets, lovers savor romantic cruises, cocktails at the bar or dinner for two beachside.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tying the Knot in St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Over the years, St. Vincent and the islands of the Grenadines have become a popular choice for destination weddings. As a result, there are now a number of catering companies and photographers, along with a trusted network of reputable and reliable suppliers, whose combined experience and local knowledge ensure that the couple and their guests have ample time to relax and enjoy these lovely islands, at their leisure.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines possess all of the necessary ingredients to ensure a perfectly romantic wedding day. There are countless venues from which to choose sandy white beaches, a hilltop at sunset, sailing around a picturesque harbor, a lush tropical garden surrounded by colorful blooms, a charming island church, or even a deserted island the choice is all yours.

Isolated beaches, romantic moonlit evenings, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, walks, hikes, island explorations, and island nightlife are but a handful of the possibilities available when you choose a destination wedding in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Abounding in natural beauty, steeped in history and rich in cultural heritage, St. Vincent is still relatively untouched by mass tourism and remains a wonderful place to get away from it all and soak up some true Caribbean culture.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Secrets of a hidden Caribbean island

Island is a romantic word in any language. Almost everyone has dreamed of getting off to an island hideaway. But most of us never do it, and with good reason. Genuine hideaways, with all the advantages of remoteness, usually also have all the disadvantages of remoteness: they are hard to reach and they lack the services and amenities necessary for sustained tranquility. And non-genuine hideaways with jet airports, planned activities and urban night life tend to reproduce the very frenzy you're trying to escape.

Petit St. Vincent is different; this small privately owned island is the resort. Nothing else is here. Almost totally surrounded by white sand beaches, the island abounds with natural beauty and offers the serenity in which to enjoy it. They provide personal, attentive service and good food and drink the comforts of civility without the discomforts of urban civilization.

Over its varied terrain 22 private cottages are scattered some on hillsides, some set into the sides of cliffs, some right on the beach. All locations offer spectacular views, privacy, and proximity to beaches and facilities. The cottages are spacious and open with terracotta floors and peaked ceilings made from Purple Heart hardwood. Each has a living room, a bedroom; flower gardens surround a wooden sundeck with a hammock perfect the lounging, floor to ceiling glass doors slide open, bringing the outside inside.

Is Petit St. Vincent for everyone? No. But it's for more people than you might think. Their guests are not loners; Just people who like themselves and each other, and the beauty of nature unspoiled but accessible. That is probably why they like them so much! This is just as well, because they keep coming back and you will too. Petit St. Vincent is a private island for private people.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Get married in French Polynesia: make your dreams come true!

Say “I do” in paradise what could be more unique and romantic? Make your dreams come true with a legal or traditional wedding ceremony on their islands.

French Polynesia has been conducting legal weddings for overseas visitors since 2010. Couples love the majestic Papeete City Hall, a replica of the former Queen’s palace, the perfect setting for your legal marriage. After the civil union, experience the ultimate traditional and colorful wedding during your stay in Moorea or Bora Bora. A Tahitian priest will bless your union to the sound of traditional instruments and songs while the dancers’ colorful costumes bring the Maohi rhythms to life. They have selected for you various services with idyllic settings:

In Moorea, the islet Maiau Beach Garden invites you to Nature:
The elegance of Polynesian culture, feel the beating heart of Polynesia in this hidden paradise and seal your union in a natural setting. Each service is a privileged moment of new experiences and well-being: a private outrigger canoe trip to explore the treasures of the lagoon of Moorea in the morning, a full-day with a refined and tasty seafood lunch (lobster, coconut crab etc.) or a sunset for an explosion of heavenly colors announcing the arrival of a beautifully romantic evening.

Still in Moorea, Fenua Mata’i’oa, a world apart:
Sophistication, intimacy, tradition, travel, art, exotic, flowers, this little gem is impossible to describe in just a few words. Are you in one of the Old World explorers’ shelters? Or in one of a royal court Lady’s apartments; It’s hard to tell.so just immerse yourself in the Mana spirit of the setting. One thing is for sure: you will not forget a place like this! The daytime wedding ceremony can be combined with a night in a Suite with dinner and breakfast. We recommend you book the latter, as once you get here; you do not want to leave!

Bora Bora the Magnificent:
Specialists in traditional weddings on the island, Maohi Nui has been providing traditional Polynesian services since 2001. From the simplest to the most elaborate ceremony, you can choose between a celebration on board a traditional outrigger canoe on the beautiful blue lagoon or on a beautiful islet of fine sand with the magical silhouette of Mont Otemanu in the background.

Last but not least, Tupai, the heart of Polynesia:
To an exceptional wedding, an exceptional day, from your hotel in Bora Bora or Tahaa, hop on board a helicopter and seal your union in a unique place, free of artifice, with a purity of colors that only Mother Nature can offer: Tupai, one of 5 heart-shaped atolls in the world. Red carpet as you descend from the helicopter, exchange your vows in complete privacy on a beach of fine sand with just the turquoise lagoon and the shade of the coconut palms as witnesses.