Love sets sail

December 12th, 2016

Sabrina Monserrate and Sasha Kucherov were planning an elaborate New York wedding, but after encountering various speed bumps and, as the bride puts it, “unnecessary drama” that was not in their best interest, a plan B was in order.

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We played with the idea of eloping but knew our parents would be upset, so instead we picked a date that was a mere month away, invited close family and our bridal party, recruited a good friend and wedding planner, Jesse Reingand got to planning,” Sabrina explained.

No need for mulling over destinations for their wedding—Aruba was inevitably meant to be. 
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Aruba was not only our first vacation as a couple, but a place we both visited as children…additionally, 
both his parents and mine wen
t to Aruba on their honeymoon. 
It has been a meaningful place in our lives and seemed the perfect choice."
-Sabrina

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With the help of their wedding planner, Jesse, the couple incorporated a few DIY elements into their wedding. For flowers, Jesse and friends of the couple went to local supermarkets Ling & Sons and Super Food for fresh flowers, making their own arrangements. Sabrina, who formerly worked in the broadcasting industry, made a four-hour playlist, added transitions with an iPhone, and used her iPod. 

Aruba Destination Wedding| Aruba Beach Wedding | Sabrina and Sasha Aruba Wedding StorySabrina’s dress was a lace, vintage-inspired design with a scalloped neckline from Shareen in New York City

 “I always knew I wanted lace but was afraid it would be too heavy for the beach and sun…this, however,
was not the case--my
 dress was not only lace head-to-toe, but very light and airy,
 which made it perfect for the beach", shared the bride.

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The ceremony, coordinated by the Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, was held beachfront at the resort.  

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The reception was hosted onboard the Jolly Pirates sailboat. Sabrina reports that the buffet, set up on the Jolly Pirates and catered by Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant, was amazing. The crew of the Jolly Pirates, Sabrina pointed out, was exceptionally accommodating and made everything seamless.

A standout moment for sure was when many of the male guests partook in a little rope swing fun and did some snorkeling!

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The Details: 

  • Ceremony location: Beachfront at the Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino 
  • Reception location: Jolly Pirates 
  • Photographer: Alicia King Photography (New York) 
  • Videographer: Omar Brown with Across the Waves 
  • Florist:  DIY with flowers from Ling & Sons and Super Food supermarkets 
  • Music: The bride’s playlist 
  • Wedding planner: Jesse Reing (New York) and Marriott’s wedding team 


 I hope you enjoyed reading! :)
Comment below on your favorite part / DIY wedding idea from Sabrina & Sasha's Aruba wedding story! 

 

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I am looking for someone to help me setup a special proposal, we are attending a wedding on the beach at the end of March of this new year. I would love to have a small plane pull a Will You Marry Me banner over the water as we sit on the beach with a glass of wine or as we dine on a special dinner.
Hi Charlie! That is a super lovely proposal idea! The Proposal Planner Aruba can definitely help you execute this and capture the moment on video/ pictures. Send them an email at: hello@proposalaruba.com. They will coordinate with our local establishments so the plan carries out smoothly. Email us anytime at beachbrides@aruba.com if you have more questions. Hope all goes well, take care! :)
LOVELY!
We think so too Carla! :D Thanks for leaving a comment.

What our brides are saying

Aruba was not only our first vacation as a couple, but a place we both visited as children…additionally, both his parents and mine went to Aruba on their honeymoon…its been a meaningful place in our lives and seemed the perfect choice.
Sabrina
New York