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

My dad’s favorite ‘paradise’ was always Aruba. Choosing Aruba as the locale for our nuptials was a special way to honor his memory and share this day with him.

Raquel Alphonse
Boston