Mark & Paul Say I Do

August 5th, 2016

Chicago couple Paul Lebron and Mark Morton Lebron vacationed in Aruba back in 2014. 

“We had the most wonderful experience on the island and  because we enjoyed the experience at the Marriott so much, it was a no-brainer to celebrate our wedding and honeymoon at the resort, explained the couple, who stayed at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

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Paul and Mark worked with Marriott’s wedding planner, Corinne Willemsen. 
“Corinne did an outstanding job identifying and coordinating with all the local vendors,” the couple shared.

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  • Attire: “We selected colors that compliment the blue water and neutral sand. We went with a "Hamptons" look - one that was polished, yet summery and casual. Most importantly, we wanted to dress appropriately for the warm weather of Aruba--hence the shorts and short-sleeved shirts.”
  • The Menu: Guests enjoyed a sunset cocktail hour on the beach with hors d’ oeuvres that included mini chicken quesadilla with cilantro-Monterey and avocado, and shrimp tempura sushi rolls. A sit-down dinner followed, featuring a choice of prime filet mignon or freshly-caught red snapper.

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  • The Theme: The couple wanted a colorful, “beachy” feel with a fuchsia and coral color scheme.
  • The Planning: “Corinne Willemsen, Jessika Panneflek, and the entire Marriott Resort Events & Banquets team expertly handled every last detail of the reception—from the food to the decor to the flower arrangements, and even included the most beautifully-strung lights. We had very high expectations for our big day and the Marriott Resort actually exceeded our expectations!”

[Notes from the Couple]

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“Overall, we enjoyed a fairytale, magical wedding experience on the island and would recommend Aruba to any other couple considering a destination wedding! We had a total of 30 guests--many of which traveled to Aruba for the first time --yet all of our guests agreed that they're already looking forward to their next Aruba vacation.”
-Paul and Mark

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Wonderful Wedding!

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 Kucherov
New York