A Double Dose of Romance in Aruba

August 4th, 2016
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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Stephanie worked with the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino’s onsite wedding planner, Lisa Dammerman, to create a vintage romantic feel to the festivities. 

The bride chose an understated, classic color theme of sage, beige, and white, letting the backdrop of the vibrant aqua tones of the sea, followed by the rose and amber hues of the sunset stand out.

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The bride's all-white flowers were composed of a mix of hydrangeas, lilies, and calla lilies. The bridesmaids carried a simple bouquet of sage.

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Stephanie’s dress was by Mori Lee and featured a strapless sweetheart neckline, Venice lace applique, and English lace with a trumpet skirt.

The bride incorporated sentimental touches:

  • She carried a white clutch that her mother also carried at her wedding.
  • The pearl necklace she wore belonged to her paternal grandmother who recently passed away.
  • The diamond and sapphire ring she wore belonged to her maternal grandmother who also passed away.

For the reception, Stephanie was thrilled with wedding coordinator Lisa’s idea to create a canopy of twinkling white lights over the dance floor on the beach. She also had quaint lounges and cabanas set up for guests.

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Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’ oeuvres, followed by dinner that offered several action stations, including an Italian piazza station with grilled vegetables, a variety of dips, cheeses, and Italian breads, and several pasta dishes; a carving station with roasted tenderloin; a chicken station with chicken Francais in a butter, lemon, and caper sauce with jasmine rice, and a lobster station with lobster tails and potato au gratin.

The wedding cake had a marble cake base with fresh strawberry filling. 

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The couple’s special destination wedding touches:

  • Foot jewelry for bride, bridesmaids, and flower girl
  • Groomsmen and fathers of bride and groom wore cut seashell boutonnieres
  • Groom wore starfish and shell boutonniere
  • Miniature Adirondack chair cake topper
  • Keepsake sanddollar ornaments were attached to the place cards for dinner seating

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What our brides are saying

I am so thankful we had the opportunity to get married in Aruba and that so many of our friends and family made the trip there with us. I have always had a special love for Aruba, but now it is an even more meaningful and special place to me and my husband.
Gorham, Maine