Saturday, February 11, 2012

Westin Sets The Stage for “Power Couple” Wedding

Aruba Bound
Recently, the Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba was the host resort for the nuptials and surrounding festivities for Miami-based couple Nick Sarnicola and Ashley Riggs. The bride and groom are part of Compass Productions’ reality/documentary web TV show called “Power Couples” which features couples that fall into the top 1% of wage earners in the U.S., and who also happen to be madly in love!

Nick and Ashley’s fairytale wedding was held here in Aruba on 11-11-11 (a popular wedding date worldwide) and documented for the reality show. The couple chose Westin, one of the top destination wedding and event resorts in the Caribbean.

Some 100 guests from abroad joined Nick and Ashley for the chic affair, which began with a pre-ceremony cocktail hour on the beach with passed hors d’oeuvres including tuna tataki shooters, Brie in puff pastry, and chilled beef tenderloin on focaccia.

A breathtaking sunset ceremony was followed by a wedding feast held at the resort’s Terrace venue overlooking the beach, with a premium bar and live band. After dinner, guests walked over to neighboring beach bar, Bugaloe, for dancing and a celebratory plunge into the sea at 11:11pm. After, guests refreshed and changed at the resort for a wedding after-party held in the ballroom, munching on mini beef sliders, pizza, and desserts until the wee hours of the morning.

The entire menu of festivities was captured on camera for the reality show.