Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stay, Save and Say "I Do" With the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba

All Inclusive Wedding and Honeymoon Packages

Aruba Bound

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – (December 17, 2013)– Couples planning a destination wedding who want a picturesque tropical island setting for their vow exchange and honeymoon that’s also easy on the budget are sure to fall in love with the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives Wedding and Honeymoon packages. When booking the Divi Aruba All Inclusive or Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive for their matrimonial ceremony, newlyweds will receive an added gift of savings.

Once their wedding party reserves a minimum of 10 double occupancy rooms for at least five nights at either of the properties the newlyweds will receive a FREE honeymoon stay for up to 7 nights including:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Flash Mob Pre wedding Jessica and Adam

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Grows Global Portfolio With The Opening Of Its Newest Luxury Resort In Aruba

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba Unveils Unparalleled Luxury Experience to the Island of Aruba

Aruba Bound

MIAMI, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After much anticipation, today The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. introduces its sixth luxury resort in the exclusive Caribbean & Mexico portfolio with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. Situated on the island's pristine Palm Beach, the eagerly anticipated oceanfront hotel officially welcomes its first guests while ushering in a new level of luxury travel experiences to the beautiful island nation.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Green Weddings The New Match For Romance In Aruba

Aruba Bound

White weddings remain a strong tradition but couples planning an overseas ceremony or honeymoon can go green in the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. With its year-round sunshine, Aruba is an ideal wedding or honeymoon destination. It is a major part of business for many of its resorts, a number of which have adopted an adults-only policy or have couples-only floors or wings to create the right ambience for those looking for the perfect honeymoon, a romantic or celebratory break.

One of the most popular is the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, the first of its kind in Aruba – a luxury boutique property catering exclusively to adults and couples. With just 104 guest rooms/suites, the hotel, located on majestic and spacious Eagle Beach, is also acknowledged as one of the Caribbean’s pioneering green resorts.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tim Dodd Photography

I recently found the work of Tim Dodd through his documentation of the life of America's hero Taylor Morris.

Dodd's wedding photography is beautiful and I wanted to share it with you.

Tim Dodd Photography - "Through the viewfinder" from Tim Dodd on Vimeo.

Link: Tim Dodd Photography

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Wedding Planning, Ideas & Etiquette | Aruba Vacations - Aruba Hotels

Aruba Bound

Everything you need to know about the most popular destination in the ABC islands.

Link: Aruba Vacations - Aruba Hotels | Wedding Planning, Ideas & Etiquette | Bridal Guide Magazine

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Aruba's Croozephotography on Flickr

Beautiful Aruba wedding photos

Aruba Wedding Photography

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wedding Deal From Divi Resorts Makes Caribbean a Hotspot for Tying the Knot

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Divi Includes Free Anniversary Stay in Destination Wedding Package

Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:18am- Add deals and discounts to the reasons to do a destination wedding in the Caribbean. Beautiful beaches, balmy weather and perennial status as a dream vacation have made the Caribbean region a coveted wedding destination. Now, many betrothed couples are sure to say, “I take thee” to the big savings and lavish extras in Divi Resorts’ new Divi Destination Wedding promotion. The special treatment includes free accommodations for the betrothed, an amenity-laden vacation for them and their wedding party and a free seven-night stay for the newlyweds to return for their one-year anniversary.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

How Many Nights for a Honeymoon?

First off you would need to consider your budget.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tom & Jenn's Aruba Wedding Movie

Wedding at Renaissance Island

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ritz-Carlton Aruba

Aruba Bound

The Ritz-Carlton Aruba will begin welcoming guests in December 2013. Reservations for the new resort are expected to open in October.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hyatt Romance Package

Aruba Bound

Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino. There you will find an unforgettable setting and all the romantic touches.

With the Romance Package, you will receive:
  • Daily Breakfast for two
  • One bottle of Champagne upon arrival
  • Welcome Amenity (Chocolate Covered Strawberries) upon arrival
  • One 50 min. Couples Massage per stay
  • One Footprints Dinner for 2 per stay

Offer Detail

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts Has Travelers "Pinning to Win"

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In a New Contest New Pinterest contest to award customers with chance to win dream vacation

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 20, 2013- Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts is encouraging travelers to plan the ultimate beach vacation through the use of stunning images and social media. With the launch of its first-ever “Pin Your Dream Vacation” contest on Pinterest, the hotel collection is giving away a customized grand prize trip for one lucky winner to one of the eight tropical resorts in the Marriott Caribbean & Mexico Resorts collection.

Beginning on May 20, 2013 and lasting until June 21, followers of the Marriott Resorts' Pinterest Page,, have the opportunity to create a board on their Pinterest profile named “My Marriott Resorts Vacation” with the chance to bring the board to life through this special contest. Users that repin one image from each of the five categories (resorts, destinations, activities & amenities, dining and shopping) on the “Pin Your Dream Vacation Board,” located on the Marriott Resorts Pinterest page, will be automatically entered in the contest. Entries can also be submitted via Facebook on the Marriott Resorts Caribbean and Mexico Facebook page. The winner will be chosen randomly and receive five nights’ accommodations for two at the resort of their choice, daily breakfast for two and a $200 resort credit.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

One Happy Honeymoon Program 2013

Aruba Bound

For honeymooners, the Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA), several tour operators and more than 15 island properties have partnered on this "One Happy Honeymoon" program.

Participants Receive

  • Bottle of Champagne upon arrival.
  • A Romantic Pillow Gift (for example: strawberries with chocolates and an aloe product).
  • A free night upon return anniversary visit (minimum 5 night stay)
  • Preferred check-in service

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Top 10 Tropical Wedding Destinations

Aruba Bound

Another great article by Susan Campbell

Link: Top 10 Tropical Wedding Destinations

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beautiful Sunset Wedding for Isabella & Pedro, at Pure Ocean Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

Aruba Bound
PALM BEACH, ARUBA May 8th, 2013- Isabella Oropeza & Pedro Cardenas from Maracaibo Venezuela enjoyed a beautiful sunset wedding at Pure Ocean surrounded by over one-hundred family members and friends who joined them on the water’s edge for the happy occasion of their nuptials. The lovely ceremony, and the exchange of vows under a flower-decorated canopy was followed by a cocktail hour, with several carving stations, a colossal fresh seafood display and trays loaded with imported cheeses and fruit.

Guests also enjoyed a lavish buffet dinner with assorted salads, just-caught coconut fried grouper, sirloin steak, and marinated chicken breast, escorted by roasted potatoes, and Rivera bean mix.

The spectacular dessert display prepared by the legendary pastry chefs of Window on Aruba, added a sweet and irresistible finish to a much-enjoyed banquet.

Guests ate, drank and danced to the music of Tsunami, and DJ Jesse, of Swingmasters, late into the night.

Over the past few weeks Pure Ocean had the pleasure of organizing a number of spectacular parties for couples south of the border, mainly from Maracaibo, Venezuela, where society movers and shakers have discovered Aruba and the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort as the premier destination of choice for tropical weddings.

Story Courtesy of Aruba Daily

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bucuti Beach Weddings Estimator

Aruba Bound

Estimate the cost of your wedding, ceremony and all extras at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba's Adult-Only Beach Resort

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Honeymoon Bliss - Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Aruba Bound

Celebrate your special anniversary in Aruba's ultimate indulgence: the Tradewinds Club.

Rates from: $544 - $811 USD
Valid Through: December 20, 2013


What's this?

Honeymoon Bliss grants you the perks and privileges of Tradewinds Club:

• Deluxe Ocean View room accommodations
• Exclusive access to the Tradewinds Club lounge
• Breakfast in bed, one day room service
• Champagne and strawberries in your room upon arrival
• Dinner one night at Simply Fish - reservations required
• Late check-out (based on availability)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Secret to Romantic Getaways: a Trip to Aruba

Planning your next trip or honeymoon? See why couples gathered in New York's Times Square to sound off on why the secret to planning romantic getaways are found on One Happy Island — Aruba.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Affected passenger flow at the airport: Challenging passenger processes for flights departing to the US

Link: Affected passenger flow at the airport: Challenging passenger processes for flights departing to the US

AAA advises passengers departing to the US to be at the airport at least 4 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of their flight at the airport, in order to ensure a timely boarding process.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Beautiful Marriage Proposal

Vera Wang LOVE, Exclusively at Zales

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Aruba's Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort I

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Room at the Radisson Aruba

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tips for Getting Upgraded at Your Favorite Hotel

Radisson Aruba Blogging to Aruba
Tips for Getting Upgraded at Your Favorite Hotel

"Sometimes, the stars all seem to align—you arrive at your hotel, weary from your travels, and check in at the front desk. The smiling clerk announces you've been upgraded, and you make your way up to your newly assigned suite, enjoying its luxuries for the cost of a standard double.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Passions on the Beach at the Amsterdam Manor

Romantic Caribbean sunsets & dining experience
on Eagle Beach at the
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort's Passions Restaurant

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Tripadvisor Names Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts A "Top Hotel in the Caribbean" & "Top Hotel for Romance"

Aruba Bound

EAGLE BEACH, Aruba February 22nd, 2013– TripAdvisor has announced the winners of the 2013 Travelers’ Choice hotel awards, which identifies the world’s top properties, and Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is pleased to be honored among the top 25 hotels in the Caribbean, the only resort in Aruba to receive this distinction. Additionally, the resort was named the number two out of 10 in the top hotels for romance in the Caribbean category. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Aruba Carnaval 2013 Aftermovie

Aruba Tivoli's Lighting Parade &
Aruba's Grand Carnaval Parade

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"No Kidding" Package in Aruba

Aruba Bound

No Kidding around at the exclusive Tradewinds Club at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Where grown up can escape and renew....
Rates from: $539 - $549
Valid Through: December 20, 2013

The Tradewinds "No Kidding" package features top amenities and attractions for grown ups

• Tradewinds Club Ocean View room
• Exclusive access to the Tradewinds Club lounge
• Reserved pool cabana at the brand new H2Oasis adults only pool for one day
• Beachfront dinner and bottle of wine for two at Simply Fish
• Catamaran Sunset sail for two with Red Sail Sports
• Surprise welcome amenity

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Aruba's Beautiful Beach & Spontaneity Led to Surprise Wedding at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts

Aruba Bound

EAGLE BEACH, ARUBA February 6th, 2013– What began as a childhood friendship would lead to a surprise proposal and a whirlwind ceremony for newlyweds Carl and Cecilia Johan of Stockholm, Sweden. As the couple enjoyed their last romantic dinner of their vacation under the stars at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in Aruba, Carl proposed to a very surprised Cecilia, who excitedly responded with a yes. The couple has been dating for five years but met as children spending their days in swimming school and summer vacations on the Swedish archipelago, Sandhamn. After many years they met again and fell in love as adults.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Warm Your Hearts On Aruba's One Happy Island Valentine's Day In Times Square

Aruba Bound

The Countdown to Love Begins

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The countdown to love has begun. In just three days, New York residents and visitors will have the chance to warm their hearts and toes on Aruba's One happy island - right in the middle of Times Square.

This Valentine's Day, Aruba invites couples to lounge and relax on a heated pop-up beach in Times Square, where they'll enjoy hourly trip giveaways to the One happy island and photo opportunities under the destination's signature Fofoti tree from noon to 5:30 p.m.

Monday, February 11, 2013

De Palm Aruba Valentine's Day Specials

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Djamella and Raymond said a wholehearted `Yes’!

ARUBA Feb 1st, 2013- How a `no wife, no dogs and no kids’ motto can result in a spectacular wedding !! Life is sometimes funny – just when you think you have everything under control, it makes you stop and think. Listen to this story, which puts bride Djamella Wagemakers and groom Raymond Kempen in the spotlight.

Yesterday was their wedding day, and what a day it was: filled with love, laughter and a few tears, as the perfect wedding should be.

Raymond, manager of MooMba Beach and Hadicurari, is the man, who vowed never to get married, never to get a dog nor children. Today he is married to Djamella and they have two dogs called Nera and Gayo. Two out of three ain’t bad!

Six years ago Djamella worked for a while on Aruba, at Perle d’Or, to be exact. Once back in the Netherlands, Djamella started working at Raymond’s restaurant in Rotterdam and before long there was a twinkle in his eyes whenever he looked at gorgeous Djamella. The twinkle evolved into something more and soon the couple was living together. Their motto: have fun, don’t get married, no dogs and no kids. But a super cute puppy made them reconsider part of this motto and Nera came to live with them.

After a few years in Holland, Djamella was homesick for the great weather on Aruba, and she convinced Raymond to go on holiday to CuraƧao and Aruba in November 2010. Once here Raymond fell under Aruba’s spell, and the couple moved to Aruba on 31-1-2010, exactly three years ago. Raymond started working at MooMba Beach and Djamella found a job at Divi’s Aruba Weddings for You. Soon Nera got a local friend: another lovely pup called Gayo.

last year, on January 1st, 2012, during the MooMba New Year’s Dive, Djamella received one of the biggest shocks in her life, when Raymond spontaneously asked her to marry him. For him it was as much a surprise as for her: he asked a passing-by photographer to take a picture, he sang `Stuck on You’ by Lionel Richie through the DJ’s microphone and a bottle of champagne was at hand to be poured. Raymond thanked Djamella for being so wonderful, making his life so full and rewarding and asked her to be his wife. A choked-up Djamella could only say `Yes’!

So yesterday, on 31-1-2013 (so many 1’s), Raymond and Djamella were married in the company of 24 family members and friends, who flew in from Holland to be present at this wonderful occasion. Djamella’s brother Lorenzo and Anouk, Raymond’s nephew Alain, parents Anton and Joke, Sjaak (75) and Wil, sister Joanna, uncle Ewald and aunt Gabrielle, cousin Nick and Laura, best friend Jocelyn and Jacco, who got married last year in July with surprise guests Djamella and Raymond being their best present, best friend Linda, brother Arthur, sister Sandra with her husband Anton, cousins Rick and Linda, uncle and aunt Ron and Marjo: they were all there at the civil ceremony, at the spectacular lunch at Marandi, at the paranda bus trip across the island and at the sunset vows as well as at the party at Hadicurari. The guests were rendered speechless by beautiful Djamella and handsome Raymond. `If any two people should get married to each other, it’s them!’ was the verdict.

We hope Djamella and Raymond will have a super happy, great life together, with lots of love and happiness. And remember: two out of three ain’t bad, for now!!

Masha, masha pabien!

Story Courtesy of Aruba Daily

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Hotel Revamps Wedding Website

Aruba Bound

Brides, grooms can tour facilities, seek out special packages with Aruba resort’s new online assistance

Palm Beach, Aruba (PRWEB) January 18, 2013- The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino solemnly vows to raise the ante on romance when it comes to planning and hosting weddings in the perfect Caribbean destination.

Brides and grooms will be able to double down on a blissful adventure while enjoying the most romantic Aruba honeymoon and ceremony. From its world-class accommodations to its wide array of amenities, this truly spectacular site for an Aruba destination wedding sits directly on sandy white beaches overlooking the majestic ocean.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Win A Romantic Getaway to Aruba

Aruba Bound

Link: Aruba Tourism Getaway Sweepstakes

Enter now for a chance to win a romantic trip for two in Aruba!

Enjoy round trip coach airfare valued at up to $1,400 courtesy of Delta Vacations, and 5 nights, 6 days in a garden view room at the luxurious Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino with a welcome amenity upon check in.

Delta Vacations offers the convenience of booking flights and luxury resorts together to help make your wedding the most perfect day of your life and your honeymoon the most romantic. Visit or contact your travel agent.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

Link: Aruba Wedding Published in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine
Some beautiful and unique photos of a wedding at the Radisson Aruba.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton

Aruba Bound

Once the diamond has been selected, the proposal accepted, and the date agreed upon, the next step for a newly engaged couple is often the wedding planner at The Ritz-Carlton of their choice. Create a lifetime of memories with an informal destination wedding on the beach for family and friends at The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica or a gala celebration for 500 in the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park. Consult the creative catering staff in New York City for a reception area which includes a backdrop of the Statue of Liberty for a memorable moment.

Creating weddings that keep the mother of the bride happy and calm is a Ritz-Carlton specialty. Even the father of the bride will be pleased that weddings can be planned for most budgets, depending upon the level of detail. As for the happy couple, they begin married life knowing that their wedding was a perfect start to their new life together.