January 30th, 2017 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
Many of us played the game of kickball as kids—you knew when the streetlights came on it was time to go home. The nostalgia of the game has led to a resurgence of the game for adults—after all aren’t we all still kids at heart? Fort Worth, Texas couple Yolanda and Jared met in an adult league that provided a casual, fun environment to hang out with friends and meet new ones, too. Although meeting while on opposing teams, the couple’s chemistry blended the two teams together, and love blossomed.
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January 26th, 2017 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
Today’s growing global society puts a spotlight on the diverse traditions of cultures around the world. Weddings are often highlighted by local customs, culture, religions, and traditions, and today’s modern couples are embracing traditions outside of their own cultures and including them in their nuptial celebrations.
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January 23rd, 2017 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
Maria and James Forgione were recently wed on the shores of Palm Beach. The bride wanted every detail to ooze romance, choosing a simple, elegant color palate of white and champagne, which was carried out from the ceremony to the décor at the reception and ballroom dinner.
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January 19th, 2017 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
Who needs crazy Uncle Sal to keep the party going when a photo booth will do the trick?! The photo booth has been trending big at weddings for the past few years, and it seems to be a trend that will continue for quite some time. As one destination bride told me, “…as soon as dinner was over, we opened up the photo booth and BOOM—our reception took on this crazy, fun vibe…even my normally refined and formal grandparents had a blast wearing the props and posing for the camera!”
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January 16th, 2017 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
“True style comes when you follow your own rules.” Those are the words of fashion designer Kate Spade. Massachusetts bride Lindsay Oleson and her groom Mark Dettenrieder chose Aruba as the locale for their destination wedding, but put their own personal stamp on their seaside nuptials, and followed their own rules.
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January 12th, 2017 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
If you have been to Aruba, then you know that the breezy beaches of Aruba would present a challenge for anyone wanting to do a unity candle ritual during a wedding ceremony. The modern, beach version of the unity candle is the sand ceremony.
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January 9th, 2017 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
New Yorker Jessica Grun met Matt Lender, from Connecticut, online. “It seems to be the way these days,” shared Jessica. And planning a destination wedding online seems to be the way to go for many brides these days as well. Jessica and Matt decided to have a destination wedding, choosing Aruba as the locale for their special day.
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January 5th, 2017 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
At the heart of every wedding reception is the cake. Today, just about anything goes in terms of flavor, design, color, and decoration. Aruba’s bakers and pastry chefs are happy to accommodate each couple’s personal taste and flair.
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December 15th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
Personalize your wedding party gifts for bridesmaids and groomsmen with authentic accessories from VADAVAS. At the helm of the local company are three sisters—Valeria, Daniela, and Valentina, who create handcrafted accessories with a social conscience.
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December 12th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
No need for mulling over destinations for their wedding—Aruba was inevitably meant to be. “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,” the bride said.
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December 8th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
If your destination wedding is taking place during the December holiday season, here are a few of our local traditions to consider incorporating into your wedding celebrations here on Aruba.
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December 5th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
For our brides that are celebrating their Aruba wedding during the winter holiday season, a festive, seasonal bouquet in all white is a gorgeous statement.
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What our brides are saying

"Planning a destination wedding can sometimes be stressful being so far away, but the vendors and wedding planners in Aruba made it so easy and stress free. They answered emails and phone calls very quickly. They made the wedding of my dreams into reality. We wouldn't have changed anything…it was the best day of our lives! ".
Christine Castiello
Long Island