November 28th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
Who needs bouquets when you can carry an adorable puppy down the aisle? Bride Jamie Geesaman and groom Herb Johnson, from Gorham, Maine, chose to honor a cause near and dear to their hearts by sharing the spotlight on their wedding day with dogs and puppies from Animal Rights Aruba and New Life for Paws Foundation—both local, non-profit foundations that promote awareness and foster/adoption programs for stray dogs and cats.
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October 20th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
Aruba boasts the highest repeat ratio of visitors in the entire Caribbean. New York couple Dana and Christopher are no exception—having visited the island five times prior to their wedding here, as well as getting engaged on the island. “We love the people, the culture, and the weather,” shares the bride. The couple’s familiarity with the island prompted them to choose two venues to celebrate their nuptials—the iconic beach setting of Palm Beach for the ceremony and the dramatic views and sophistication of the clubhouse at Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf for the reception.
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October 18th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
Sorry single ladies, these bouquets are just too beautiful for brides to toss away! Our local florists create hundreds of bouquets every year, both for local brides and those who have chosen Aruba for their dream destination wedding.
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October 17th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick

Nathalie Emanuele, a native of Ecuador, has always dreamed of a destination wedding.  As fate would have it, Nathalie came across some images of The Ritz-Carlton Aruba while assisting her mother’s company with marketing and social media.

Her mother's company sold bricks for the then under construction hotel in Aruba, and Nathalie knew this would be an ideal spot for her destination wedding one day.  “My hopelessly romantic self started planning something without a boyfriend at that time,” she amusingly explains.

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September 15th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
Hand-crafted cocktails are lively additions to any event, and these liquid artisanal pleasures add a unique component to island weddings. Aruba’s reigning Iron Bartender, Danny van der Linden, shares a recipe for Lemonade Serenade, created for Liquid Craft Bar Services by Hollywood Smokehouse. The refreshing libation, with hints of fresh cucumber and ginger, is popular for catered beach wedding receptions.
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August 5th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
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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August 4th, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
New Jersey couple Stephanie and Richard marked two of the most important days of romance as a couple on the island of Aruba. Richard surprised Stephanie with a proposal at Chalet Suisse with a dessert asking “Will you marry me?” drizzled in chocolate, caramel, and raspberry syrup on the plate.  One year later, the couple sealed the deal with a beach wedding and reception on the shores of Aruba’s Palm Beach...
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May 23rd, 2016 // Author: Tina Causey Bislick
A delicious (and healthy) local drink that will add refreshing authenticity to your island wedding is coconut water. Sipped fresh right out of the coconut, you and your guests will love this local tradition weaved into your wedding celebration.
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What our brides are saying

I would highly recommend a destination wedding in Aruba to everyone. All of our guests expressed to us how much fun they all had and what an amazing time it was. Who wouldn’t want to get married surrounded by all the people that love and care about you while being on vacation? It doesn’t get much better than marrying the person you love while standing in the sunset in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Angela Morico
Massachusetts