Real weddings

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 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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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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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 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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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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