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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Walk down the aisle Bahama Beach Club Style

When you take your vows and raise your glass at the Bahama Beach Club you will know you have found the most idyllic place to begin your life together. Beneath a canopy of fresh wild flowers, on a sugar sand beach, you will find the very spot in which you will say, "I do" Here; you have found the true essence of the Bahamas. Guests traveling afar will enjoy the Bahama Beach Club's luxurious beachfront condominiums, with private lanais open to island breezes and overlooking the extraordinary waters of the Bahamas.

Toasts will be many, stories will be told and laughter and tears will abound a celebration all your guests will enjoy amid the beauty and serenity of a private Bahamian resort. The Bahama Beach Club offers the most romantic, a half mile into a knee deep postcard perfect sea, are delicate white sand dollars literally every other step of the way, the warm winds of the gulf stream keep the water temperature above 72 degrees most of the year, and intimate beachfront setting for a wedding reception.

The fairytale wedding you've always dreamed of, in the exact location you've always wanted, will come to life at the Bahama Beach Club in Treasure Cay. Discover an unparalleled wedding experience in the heart of the Bahamas, pristine secluded beach and luxurious condominium accommodations for your guests.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Live Love Le Blanc

Welcome to heaven on earth Le Blanc Spa Resort located in the heart of Cancun with white decor, is an all-inclusive, adults-only paradise that positively glows against the blue Caribbean Sea. Infinity pools overflow onto Mexico's white sand beaches. A world class spa waits to pamper you indulge in luxe guestrooms, haute cuisine, and personalized service with nearly one staff member per guest. Your experience here will be one of effortless enjoyment.

Imagine your wedding or honeymoon in this dreamlike setting of white sand, blue water and indulgent hospitality. Whether you seek a private service or a ceremony with family and friends, you'll find the perfect wedding and reception package here. If you wish, add the luxurious decor of a Royal Wedding with special touches like rich drapery and elegant floral arrangements to make your day glow. The Zen Garden wedding features a private bridal dressing suite, Zen inspired natural centerpieces and reception. The Signature Wedding, the ultimate wedding experience comes complete with photography packages, solo violinist and reception.

At the adults only Le Blanc Spa Resort, impeccable service and uncompromising attention to detail are celebrated every day. From the moment you and your guests arrive, you know this wedding will be a success on every level. Your guests will revel in the pure luxury of a resort so far above the usual wedding destination Le Blanc is the perfect choice for your most elite groups of 20 - 400.

At the adults only, all inclusive Le Blanc Spa Resort, you'll indulge completely in a truly romantic wedding. Every couple has its own personality, and so will your wedding at Le Blanc. Share a private retreat with your partner or relax with your bridal party. Enter the spa's serene setting and feel any pre-nuptial stress melt away.  You've lived this moment a thousand times in your mind and now its here, even more amazing than you ever imagined.

When you select Le Blanc Spa Resort as your wedding destination, you open the door to an extraordinary collection of life experiences. Gathering with loved ones in a romantic Caribbean setting, exchanging your vows in view of the sea, exploring the majesty of Mayan civilization, dancing to the pulsating beat of Cancun’s lively music, drinking champagne together beneath the stars; Once special wedding one magical honeymoon a lifetime of memories.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Happily Ever After Begins Here

Since Beaches Resorts are designed for everyone, you can celebrate the most special time of your life with the people who mean the most of you. From your littlest niece to your dearest great aunt; your childhood best friends to your colleagues at work; include the ones you love most in the day you'll cherish forever. Best of all, after your magical wedding day, the two of you can slip off to a romantic private honeymoon, and your guests can enjoy their own unforgettable celebration, too.
When getting married means uniting two families, we can celebrate a one of a kind ceremony involving your children from being involved in your vows to making their own wishes while cutting the cake. Incorporate a unity ceremony with sand in as many hues as you have dreams for your family's future. This is where "I Do" becomes "We Do" and Beaches Resorts will make sure that every moment and detail is worry free.

Sometimes it's the little things that can bring a wedding to life. The soft flicker of candlelight, or the twinkle of hanging lights from the treetops, maybe it's the music playing in the background, or the traditions that symbolize your love. Whether it's adding classic touches or whimsical flourishes, this is where your vision really comes to life. Your ceremony may include an aisle of fresh flower petals tossed by your flower girl, or parasols and fans for your bridal party. Dress up your reception with candle votive, glowing lanterns, tiered flower vases, scattered river stones or sea glass crystals. With all of your personal touches, each moment of your wedding day becomes that much more meaningful, and that much more yours.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Vallarta-Nayarit You have to live it, to believe it

Vallarta-Nayarit represents two destinations (Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit) united geographically that live as one. This region is one of Mexico's most popular tourism corridors because of its great climate and incredible diversity. It's this boundless diversity that provides their visitors with such a range of unique experiences too many to describe that you have to "Live It, To Believe It."
Puerto Vallarta is one of the most romantic places on earth. It currently takes fifth place among favorite destinations of the world in which to get married. Vallarta offers a unique combination of classic Mexico world-class resorts, the majestic beauty of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the spectacular Bahia de Banderas, the world's seventh largest bay. This beautiful city has become the perfect setting in which to celebrate love with a unique and unforgettable wedding, honeymoon or anniversary.

Vallarta's prime location at the foothills of the Sierra Madre allows for a picture-perfect wedding along the azure shores of the Pacific Ocean. Whether planning a formal affair or a relaxed, barefoot day on the beach, a wedding in Vallarta is hard to beat.

Riviera Nayarit provides the most romantic resorts, spectacular beaches, superb cuisine and a special attention to all of the myriad details of organizing a wedding. Couples can choose to wed in the exclusive Punta Mita resort enclave, a stylish boutique hotel along Banderas Bay or at a fabulous all-inclusive resort in Nuevo Vallarta.

Riviera Nayarit is ideal for a destination wedding or honeymoon because in addition to these beautiful wedding locations, there is so much to do for wedding guests and honeymooners 192 miles of beaches framed b forested Sierra Madre Mountains, luxury yachts, world class spas, six championship golf courses, great diving and snorkeling, some of the best surfing beaches in the world, many opportunities to commune with nature, shopping and gourmet restaurants in an authentically Mexican, unspoiled setting.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weddings by Palace Resorts

They say location is everything, and with locations on some of the most coveted oceanfront in the world, Palace Resorts offer everything you could ever want in a Destination Wedding. From tranquil, idyllic locations like Isla Mujeres or the laid back charm of Playa Del Carmen, to bustling tourist zones like Cancun or the legendary diving area of Cozumel, there's a Palace Resorts location to fit your style and mood. Simply put, there's a Palace Resorts property for anyone wishing for the ultimate in luxury, comfort and service.

At Palace Resorts food is a celebration, and an integral part of what brings guests back time after time. Break free from the restrictions other all-inclusive resorts and eat what you want, where you want, and when you want. Can't decide between the steak and the crab? You don't have to. It's all inclusive at its best.

Perhaps nowhere else is the full benefits of the signature all-inclusive service of Palace Resorts more evident than when planning a wedding. That's because Palace Resorts fully understands the importance of delivering success while maintaining and managing cost control. Here you'll find an approach to destination weddings that is beyond compare. Best of all, it’s all packaged under one, convenient all-inclusive rate that helps contain costs, provide to the penny estimating, and is able to fluctuate readily should details need to change quickly.

For true bliss, choose from a menu of curated Palace Resorts wedding collections, with immaculately-coordinated color schemes, floral arrangements and much more. Here, no detail is too small. Of course, a Palace Resorts wedding also means your honeymoon starts as soon as you've said "I do". After all, you're already in one of Mexico's most beautiful places, beside the sparkling Caribbean Sea. So why settle for the best day of your life, when it can be the vacation of a lifetime for you and your guests? No wonder so many happy couples join Palace Resorts for their honeymoon and anniversary.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cancun Weddings and Romance

Cancun a modern city with majestic landscapes offers ideal settings for a romantic escape, a unique wedding or that unforgettable honeymoon. Ceremonies are held  on the beach as well as in different locations within the hotels: in ocean view ballrooms, chapels, gardens, terraces, foyers, gazebos and piers with thatched roofs or even on board a boat while at sea, typical Mexican weddings and Mayan ceremonies. Whether you are looking for that unique tropical, exotic atmosphere or a modern and sophisticated style for your wedding you will be pleasantly surprised by the different settings Cancun offer you.

Its natural attributes marvelous scenery the cultural wealth of the area and a vast touristic infrastructure make Cancun a favorite destination worldwide for holding celebrations and enjoying romance. Cancun is the perfect setting for love, pleasure, passion and experiencing unforgettable moments. It is a magical place where you be in harmony with nature while enjoying all the comforts of a large city set in the lush jungle.

You've all heard the expression that one size doesn't fit all, but that doesn't exactly apply to a destination like Cancun. What does apply is the sheer scope and variety of choices Cancun offers that can marry adventure travel with a relaxing spa experience and a day at the beach. It is also one that has the ability to match virtually any travel budget and time frame, something that makes it an option for any potential traveler. A romantic warm and exotic setting awaits the thousands of couples who visit us each year. From fun outings, to fine shopping, to superb dinning and nightlife, Cancun is ideal for both seclusion seekers and activity oriented couples.

How about sunsets and fine wine to end the day? Head to La Europea (a gourmet and wine shop next to La Isla Shopping Center) and their lagoon facing patio. Pop open a nice Malbec, order a cheese plate and relax. You'll find unique wedding venues and plenty of activities to keep wedding guests entertained.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Your Ultimate Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Caribbean

Anguilla - passion for the sea is boundless and superb beaches and coves are unspoiled, uncrowded and recognized by many as some of the world's best. For the more energetic there is horseback riding, tennis, cycling, sailing and golf. Head to Island Harbor a 3 minute ride gets you to Scilly Cay and the best crayfish and lobster barbeque topped off with a rum punch and dancing to a traditional string band.

Antigua & Barbuda - 365 beaches, colonial era historical sites, Georgian naval architecture, St. John the capital offers harbor front shopping, restaurants and galleries; music is integral to Antigua's culture; romantic hideaways and private islands; swim with stingrays, zip through the rainforest or one of the many water sports (windsurfing, kite surfing, deep sea fishing, sailing, and scuba diving); In Barbuda visit Frigate Bird Sanctuary and deserted candy floss pink beaches like River Fort Beach and the stunning 11-mile long Low Bay; Helicopter tour from Antigua to Montserrat is an experience you'll remember for forever. Also night diving expedition beneath the moon and the stars on the beautiful islands;

Aruba - ideally situated outside the hurricane belt; more than 20 dive sites and over 8 shipwrecks to explore; Aruba has something to offer divers of all skill levels; Paseo Herencia Mall an old style plaza with shopping, dining and a state of the art movie theatre features nightly musical performances and liquid firework shows.

Bahamas - variety of vacation styles with some of the world's best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating as well as shopping;

Barbados - white sandy beaches, pastoral landscapes while the east coast wild and untouched is a surfer's paradise; main events food & wine and rum festival, gospel fest; Atlantis XV technologically advanced 48-seat submarine has underwater tours, is a coral island with beautiful beaches, rolling hills, a vast array of gullies and caves.

Belize - Renowned for having the second largest barrier reef in the world; pristine waters, exotic marine and wildlife, lush unspoiled landscapes and superb diving; awe inspiring stalactites and stalagmites inside the caves;

Bermuda - more wreck dives than anywhere else in the world, more golf per square mile, world renowned deep sea fishing, world class spas and distinctive pink beaches; couples seek out Bermuda moongates to steal a kiss. Legend has it that couples that kiss under these coral and stone semi circles will enjoy eternal good fortune and happiness;

Bonaire - 86 official dive sites many of which are easily accessible from the shore or showcase their many topside treasures; paddle through the mangroves or take advantage of the trade winds;

British Virgin Islands - with more private island resorts than any other Caribbean destination, the BVI delights those seeking the ultimate in luxurious seclusion.

Cayman Islands - is a diver's paradise all year round, sparkling turquoise waters, an hour from Miami, and variety of experiences for the discerning traveler, world class attractions and amazing dive spots to pristine beaches and delicious dining;

Cuba - the largest of the Caribbean islands, untouched underwater reefs, towering mountain ranges, miles of beautiful beaches; Topes de Collantes a perfect setting for health tourism with waterfalls, pools and well-marked ecological trails.

Curacao - pearl white beaches and azure blue bays; unique flora and fauna, fantastic nightlife; Best places to enjoy happy hour is a Mambo Beach with snacks on the house between 6:00pm - 7:00pm;

Dominica - nature island of the Caribbean, lush green mountainous landscapes and rainforests; perfect destination for those wanting an outdoor eco-friendly destination wedding or honeymoon; Rivers, waterfalls, sulphur springs and evens a Boiling Lake, are some of the island’s defining attractions. Its unspoiled rainforests and unique diving spots are experiences naturalists will really appreciate.

Grenada - spice of the Caribbean, the wafting scents of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla perfume; A 90-minute catamaran day trip to Carriacou is a must do especially during carnival; a vast array of sea life as well as the world's first Underwater Sculpture Park.

Guadeloupe - untamed nature and marine treasures, countless activities, white sandy beaches, protected by long coral reefs are a delight for beach lovers, divers and hikers alike.

Guyana - a nature paradise provide an interesting mix of comfort; The Iwokrama Canopy walkway is a series of suspension bridges and decks; Kaieteur Falls is an exotic display of nature's power where water thunders 30,000 gallons; Club hopping on the street that never sleeps  "Sheriff Street" try Banks Beer and the El Dorado 21 year old rum.

Haiti - mountainous island, white sand and volcanic beaches, rainforest and landscapes hold much to be admired; many national parks for challenging hikes that exhilarate and provide amazing views; Bassin Bleu a triple waterfall with deep pools, Pic de Macaya Mountain populated by rare orchids and birds.

Jamaica - diverse art, reggae music, Kool Runnings Water Park in Negril, Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios; take a hike up the Blue Mountains and enjoy the expansive views of the North and South coasts;

Martinique - flower of the Caribbean, rum capital of the world; visit St. Pierre the city under the volcano, the little Pompeii of the Caribbean, also climb Mt. Pelee the highest point on the island.

Montserrat - lush green and mountainous island, emerald isle of the Caribbean; a rich and colorful birdlife and the awesome spectacle of its active volcano; offers excellent scuba diving and snorkeling among its fantastic underwater ecosystems and marine life. A unique Bat Cave near Rendezvous bluff houses hundreds of protected fruit bats and provides divers and swimmers the opportunity to view this spectacle under water.

Nevis - sombrero shaped island, tropical rainforests, secluded valleys, and turquoise waters; historic sugar plantations, climb to the summit of 3,232ft Nevis Peak of virgin rain forests.

Puerto Rico - One of the most memorable experiences is night swimming in Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays. The bays are home to large colonies of din flagellates that light up like fireflies and provide the experience of a lifetime as they produce incredible glowing waters. Two of the most spectacular bays are the Northeast’s Mosquito Bay in Vieques and Cabezas de San Juan in Fajardo.

Saint Lucia - Take a ferry across the picturesque secluded lagoon of Marigot Bay to reach the Rainforest Hideaway and experience the delights of fine Caribbean cuisine.

St. Eustatius - Diving among pristine reefs, wrecks, walls and abundant sea life remains a favorite pass time for most visitors.

St. Kitts - is a fascinating island to explore, whether trekking through its lush rainforest, taking an island safari, touring Romney Manor Botanical Gardens, home of the Caribelle Batik or taking a catamaran cruise or fishing trip.

St. Maarten - Maho is the undisputed nightlife capital of St. Maarten, an island known for having the best clubs, bars and lounges in the Caribbean. Cupercoy Beach is arguably one of the most picturesque of St. Maarten's 37 magnificent beaches with its towering rock formations and remarkable sunset views.

St. Martin - beautiful white sand beaches, highly respected gastronomy, nature lovers will marvel at the Natural Reserve, the Loterie Farm and the numerous excursions linked to ecotourism.

St. Vincent & The Grenadines - colonial landscape of cobbled streets, clashing with colorful markets selling exotic fruits;

Trinidad & Tobago - discover prehistoric artifacts, bountiful bird life and soothing mineral pools at the world’s largest natural pitch lake.

Turks & Caicos Islands - don't miss the amazing cave system on the island of Middle Caicos, also home to bats and some fascinating historical artifacts; indigenous rock can be found on Little Water Cay.

US Virgin Islands - grab a ferry from St. Thomas crown bay Marina and escape to the secluded tranquility of Water Island a peaceful, quiet retreat that's ideal for a quick getaway.

Venezuela - saturated with an unequalled abundance of an exotic flora and fauna; visit Angel Falls the tallest waterfall in the world;

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Will you, Marry Me?

Sitting on a beach chair, your toes tickling the sand, a glass of rum punch in one hand and the other entwined with your loves, not a thought in sight. But round about the third punch, an idea began to tickle at you. Oh you think as it dawns on you. You know what could have made this honeymoon even better? We could have gotten married here. St. Kitts and Nevis are a seventh heaven for honeymooners, but they're also a paradise for brides. From newly engaged to blissfully married, the islands are a gorgeous backdrop for this memorable occasion.

Picture this. You walk down old stone steps from the Great House and along perfectly manicured lawns at Ottley’s, a 17th century plantation home, towards your friends and family who are seated under the red bougainvillea. You gaze towards the horizon and out to the deep blue sea, the sky perfectly lit by the warm, Caribbean sun and the trade winds tickling the leaves of the feather palms and your eye catches something even more beautiful, you’re beloved. Or, stand barefoot in the golden sand at Christophe Harbour or Spice Mill, the waves lapping inches away and began a new life with your best friends pampered and happy after their spa day of manis, pedis, facials and hair styling at your side. The waves, the sand, the sun and the sea truly make you wish the rest of your days were as beautiful as this one.

Perhaps the groom would like to married on the 18th hole at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis or at the golf club at Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. Maybe he wants something historic. Hold the ceremony on the rooftop of Brimstone Hill, an 18th century fortress that sits 800 feet above sea level. Or the Botantial Gardens of Nevis. Or one of the lovely plantation homes there.

It's not just a wedding day, it's a party week. Have friends arrive early and stay late. From dancing til the wee hours at Frigate Bay to spa treatments, snorkel, snuba and catamaran trips and luscious dinners served seaside, St. Kitts and Nevis are tailor made for weddings and honeymoons.

Friday, February 7, 2014

An Enchanting Occasion In Paradise

A wedding at the St. Regis Princeville Resort is a celebration beyond expectation. Every detail is attended to with intimate care.   Every moment is a cherished memory in the making.

A sanctuary of refined sophistication awaits you and your guests at the St. Regis Princeville Resort. They invite you to explore their captivating venue sites that celebrate the beauty that surrounds them. Whether you choose to dine alfresco beneath a canopy of stars or host an intimate gathering for friends and family, every moment is a cherished memory in the making. Let them provide all the elements necessary to surpass your expectations and create an enchanting occasion in paradise.

Astor Ballroom - For smaller gatherings, it can be divided into four sections. Soothing earth tones, contemporary cut-glass chandeliers, and sconces make this an ideal location for any occasion, while a custom carpet featuring a Monstera leaf and traditional Hawaiian kapa pattern recall the lush floors of Kauai.

Hanalei Suite - for more intimate gatherings, glass paneled doors open  to reveal the lush tropical landscape of Kauai with epic views of Makana Mountain; A neutral color palette of cream and ivory weave together against a dramatic backdrop of nature's beauty beside the sea.

Nalu Kai - For a more residential yet relaxed experience, the Nalu Kai Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor space in a garden setting where cabanas, torch lighting, and elegant furnishings create the perfect setting for a casual reception or rehearsal dinner.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Forever Starts Here

For occasions that require an address beyond the ordinary, there is the St. Regis Princeville Resort. Events unfold with flawless precision, revealing a remarkable intuitiveness and uncompromising attention to detail. It is a destination for the most privileged of bespoke weddings and events, when nothing less will suffice. Here in this luxurious haven, high on an emerald bluff overlooking Hanalei Bay, every detail is attended to with intimate care.

Romantic moments are unveiled amid mountain waterfalls, lush Hawaii forests, and ocean tide pools. This beauty is enhanced by the loveliness of the culture of Hawaii a special hospitality that welcomes guests with warmth and aloha.

  • Kamani Cove - an exceptional beach lawn site provides an exquisite backdrop, with the ocean framed by Makana Mountain and the striking Na Molokama waterfall. Sheltered by stately Kamani trees, your wedding vows blend with the sounds of the sea.
  • Hanalei Terrace - perched majestically above the ocean, this Cliffside location affords uncompromising views of the Pacific Ocean and lush tropical gardens. The Hanalei Terrace is an elegant location with an open air space for hosting ceremonies.
  • Bay Terrace - offers infinity designed water features that extend its view to Hanalei Bay and beyond. The dramatic waterfalls of Na Molokama provide a majestic centerpiece for your intimate wedding ceremony.

Whether you prefer a barefoot wedding ceremony by the sea or a traditional vow exchange at sunset, The St. Regis Princeville Resort will personalize a wedding ceremony so that it is uniquely yours.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Quintessential Key West

Experience your special wedding day in paradise, Ocean Key Resort & Spa offers the most premier and elegant wedding location in Florida for your dream wedding. Imagine exchanging vows on the beautiful ocean terrace as a soft glowing Florida sun slowly sets over the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether it's your first special day, a renewal of vows or getting remarried, Ocean Key Resort & Spa is the perfect wedding destination offering elegant banquet rooms and suites.

Ocean Key Resort & Spa has the unique distinction of being able to claim Zero Duval Street as its location, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the sunset pier with its famous daily sunset celebration.

If you have ever dreamed of a wedding ceremony or reception on Mallory square, step over to the ocean key for an incomparable level of service and luxury. With ocean key resort & spa located directly adjacent to the famous Key West sunset celebration, you are only steps away from all of the excitement yet your catered event will be completely private!

Be it casual or formal, the beautiful sunset pier lends itself to personal touches. Be Distinct. Be You.

Whether you envision a small, intimate wedding ceremony or a large, formal affair, your wedding dreams can be realized. Create an experience with them that can never be duplicated.

Monday, January 6, 2014

3 West Club

Steps away from Fifth Avenue at Rockefeller Center in the heart of midtown Manhattan, 3 West Club offers the grace and glamour of their historic building, seamless service and first class cuisine. Their fine catering establishment provides the perfect place to hold your wedding or very special event.

The 3 West Club offers you and your guest’s four distinct areas for memorable wedding ceremonies, and glamorous receptions. The grand ballroom warm and inviting decor that features two Austrian crystal chandeliers, soaring twenty foot ceilings, and a beautiful hardwood dance floor. Consider their rooftop  Solarium and outdoor  terrace and views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral or the Lounge with its two marble fireplaces, baby grand piano, antique furnishings and fifteen foot ceilings. Their Grand Salon with picturesque windows, marble fireplaces and high ceiling creates a magical atmosphere for your walk down the aisle.

Whether cozying up to the fireplace in the Lounge, or walking down the aisle in the grand salon, the 3 West Club will make your wedding a memorable occasion for all.