Thursday, December 23, 2010

Glamorous Wedding in Downtown Oranjestad Aruba

Russia Meets Brazil in Aruba for a Glamorous Wedding in Downtown Oranjestad
August 30th, 2010

Olga Petrovna Doronino from Moldovka, Russia & Jose Moreira from Catanduvas, Brazil were married on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Aruba’s Historic Civil House in Downtown Oranjestad.

After the civil ceremony officiated by Government Civil Officer Beto Christiaans, the couple together with their family continued the ceremonies with an exchange of rings and Christian vows in the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Weststraat in Oranjestad.

Olga, dressed in a long white wedding dress said “I do” together with Jose, witnessed by their family that traveled to Aruba with them and the entire congregation of the quaint little Church.

Story courtesy of Aruba Today
Photos by Julia Renfro

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Toes-in-the-Sand Wedding for Tiffini & Michael

From Boston to Aruba’s Occidental Grand Resort: Toes-in-the-Sand Wedding for Tiffini and Michael
August 10th, 2010

Tiffini Torres & Michael (Mike) Mercier of Boston, MA were married this past weekend on August 7th, 2010 with family and friends as witnesses. Tiffini and Mike chose Aruba because they fell in love with the island while on vacation two years ago and they both instantly knew that they wanted a beach wedding at sunset.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Forever Honeymoon Package at Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

"Celebrate your perfect honeymoon at our intimate resort on Aruba's widest beach. Indulge yourself on the 10 acres white sand beach with tropical cocktails and spectacular sunsets. Our tropical outdoor Caribbean-Balinese style spa facility on the beach, Spa del Sol, overlooks the turquoise Caribbean Sea and takes care of your soul, body and mind.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Aruba Resorts While Traveling With Disabilities

Having a 97 year old grandmother who still loves to travel I know this information on Aruba with disabilities will be useful to someone with disabilities or a family member wishing to attend an Aruba destination wedding with friend or family. Though not comprehensive, it will get you started on your research.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Romance rules on Aruba

"Romantic breaks on Aruba
16th September 2010

A trip to Aruba may be the beginning of the end for Julia Roberts' marriage in her new film 'Eat Pray Love' (out in the UK this month) but for most couples, romance rules on Aruba.

The island is blessed with great stretches of undisturbed sandy beaches shaded by tall, swaying palms; secluded coves off the beaten path with magnificent surreal seascapes; and starry night skies kissed by beams of moonlight - so a great place to kindle love, pop the question, enjoy a honeymoon, celebrate an anniversary or even get married!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Returning to the U.S. from Aruba With Wedding Gifts

U.S. Customs & Border Patrol/ Know Before You Go / Gifts You Bring Back

"Gifts you bring back for your personal use must be declared, but you may include them in your personal exemption. This includes gifts people gave you while you were out of the country, such as wedding or birthday presents, and gifts you have brought back for others.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Honeymoon Packages At the Divi and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Resorts

Aruba Bound

Newlyweds Can Enjoy Their First Taste of Marital Bliss With 2011 Honeymoon Packages at the Divi and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – (October 21, 2010) – Couples who have just tied the knot can start their marriage off right by choosing the Divi and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives’ 2011 Honeymoon Packages for their first escape as husband and wife. Providing excellent value with a wealth of inclusions from an array of accommodations and non-motorized water sports to cocktails or meals at a choice of nine dining outlets, there’s no reason to have cold feet about booking these packages!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Aruba Marriott Earns Fodor's Choice 2010 Distinction

"The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel, the foremost name in travel publishing, as a 2010 Fodor’s Choice selection. This distinction represents a remarkable achievement and recognizes The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2010 year.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Romance in Aruba With Your Soulmate

1. A bottle of Verve Cliquot, only the best for this occasion, at sunset from the California Lighthouse or anywhere else along the beaches of the west side of Aruba.

2. Dinner on the beach at the Flying Fishbone or Passions at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort or on the terrace at the Sunset Grille at the Radisson- here, for more privacy, make sure you request the table on the northwest corner of the terrace. Sunset can be beautiful at any of these locations, we prefer after dark with the tradewinds rustling through the palm trees and moon and stars overhead. But sunset from any of these locations, Passions especially, is nice as well.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Introduces Eco-Chic Weddings

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba’s premier resort for romance, has launched a new Eco-Chic Aruba Wedding Experience for couples looking to go green on their big day. Bucuti has been committed to sustainable tourism for more than 25 years and has incorporated both environmentally friendly and locally influenced elements into its Eco-Chic Aruba Wedding Experience including:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Does It Matter When You Plan Travel Dates to Aruba for Your Wedding?

Airfare to Aruba?

Would you like to save money on flight transportation costs for you and your guests? Consideration of wedding dates may be more important than you think.

It is all about competition. If you live in an area where there is little or no competition, you will pay more. Is there competition at a near by airport which may be a bit further of a drive but could save a significant amount of money.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?



No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.~ General Douglas MacArthur

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Eagle Beach Weddings

Weddings at the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Is there are more beautiful spot in the world?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Aruba Offers Couples A Romantic Beach Escape For Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

"Aruba, the island that boasts year-round ideal weather, world-class beaches and breathtaking sunsets is a picture perfect place for a destination wedding or honeymoon – and offers everything couples need to celebrate the beginning of the rest of their lives together.
Destination Weddings in Aruba
Couples choosing to get married in Aruba generally first have their civil ceremony – the legal part of the wedding – in the morning, followed by a beach blessing in the afternoon or evening. Civil ceremonies always take place in the Civil House, which is a historic, sea-colored renovated mansion in downtown Oranjestad.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cruise Visitors Can Plan Aruba Wedding on ArubaByCruise.com

Aruba Cruise Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino now offer cruise visitors an opportunity to have their wedding on Aruba’s world famous beaches while their ship is docked in the Port in Oranjestad.

Couples who visit our http://www.arubabycruise.com/ site can get all the information they need about marriage requirements in Aruba. Aruba is the perfect wedding destination for couples and their guests when in port.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Welcome Bag Gifts

Your guests are more than likely tired of stepping on and off their home scales to determine how much their luggage weighs. We have had a luggage scale for years and just upgraded to the digital.

You only have to rearrange your open suitcases on the floor of the airport, or worse, pay the overage fee, at check-in to realize how much you need one of these scales. They make great Welcome Bag Gifts, especially for friends and family who are frequent fliers.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Free Aruba Wedding Packages

The Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Aruba now offers free wedding packages which include:
  • Romantic Wedding Location
  • Professional Planning Services
  • Themed Decorations
  • Festive Bottle of Champagne
  • Delicious One-Tier Wedding Cake
  • Garden-fresh Bridal Bouquet & Boutonnière
  • Candlelight Dinner for Two
  • Special Gift on Us
  • Celebrity-style Attention
  • Non-Denominational Pastor
  • Weekday Civil Ceremony , Excluding Holidays
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Documents Preparation
  • 10,000 Priority Club® Points
Email for more information.