Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Today, I bring you AMAZING (and I mean AMAZING) locations in Europe. There is something about Europe that has always fascinated me. There are so many luxurious places in Europe...you have Paris, Rome, Venice, Madrid, London, and the list goes on and on! It's obviously very difficult to hit all locations, but here are a few that I fell in love with!
A. The St. Regis ~ Rome, Italy
Located in the heart of Rome, The St. Regis is located within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish steps. There are many Italian and Mediterranean cuisine restaurants located inside the hotel, in addition to their famous Di...Vino Private Wine Cellar. The hotel offers wedding packages, as well as proposal packages. The Salone Ritz (pictured to the left) is the main ballroom in The St. Regis and can accommodate up to 540 guests. The hotel has an experienced wedding coordinator staff that can assist couples in planning their wedding day. In Italy, there are relatively few marriage requirements unlike many other countries in Europe that require lengthy residency requirements. For information regarding legal requirements, please take a look at the U.S. Department of State's website: http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_754.html
For more information, check out The St. Regis website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/property/meetings/fas_detail.html?propertyID=71&fasXRefId=1000446511
B. Island of Mykonos (Greece) ~ Santa Marina
Now if this location isn't breathtaking, I certainly wouldn't know what is! The Island of Mykonos, is one of the Greek Islands and is one of the most picturesque locations in the entire world! The Santa Marina hosts wedding ceremonies as well as receptions. This hotel actually has a traditional Greek church on-site for Greek Orthodox religions. Ceremonies are held just outside the entrance of the church on a secluded lawn and for other religions, "blessing" weddings are also held. For non-Greek Orthodox U.S. Citizens, civil ceremonies are held as opposed to religious ceremonies. These ceremonies are still considered legal; however, are not recognized by the couple's church.
For more information and an amazing photo gallery, check out their website directly at: http://www.santa-marina.gr/site/content.php?sel=90
C. The Westin Excelsior ~ Florence, Italy
Located in the heart of Florence, Italy this hotel is surely to give you the wedding of your dreams! There is nothing that says romance quite like Italy in my opinion! The hotel features spectacular ballrooms to host your wedding receptions with several cathedral churches near by available for wedding ceremonies. Please view the link above for more information regarding the legal requirements of having a wedding in Italy.
Here is also a link directly to The Westin Excelsior's website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=43
Since it is so very difficult to cover all of what Europe has to offer...check back soon for more destinations in Europe!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This resort is truly located in a tropical paradise! The resort is secluded in it's own private cove and faces the Pacific Ocean. The resort features several championship golf courses, private beaches, fitness centers, tennis facilities, and numerous restaurants. The resort offers three main wedding packages. The first, "Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package" $769 (USD) includes ceremony location, wedding cake & wine reception for up to 10 guests, bride's bouquet, as well as other necessary items. The second, "Dreams of Love Wedding Package" $1,980 (USD) includes everything in the basic package as well as preparation of the wedding gown, cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres for up to 20 guests, and make-up/hair styling for the bride. The third, "Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package" $2,650 (USD) includes the same items as the second package as well as floral centerpieces, 50 full color photos and wedding album, video of the ceremony, live Mexican music trio, and many more items! They also offer additional a la carte services and packages that may be purchased in addition to the above packages. The same marriage requirements apply as noted above; however, in this location, couples must arrive 4 business days prior to their ceremony date.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The Atlantis hotel located in Nassau offers two main wedding packages: The Mystical Wedding package that includes 10 + rooms or The Treasured Wedding package for 9 rooms or less. The Mystical Wedding is for larger events where the bride and groom can customize their wedding details...much like you would if you were having your wedding right here in town. An on site wedding coordinator is available and included in the package cost to help with vendor selections. The Treasured Wedding is tailored for more intimate gatherings and includes a wedding cake and champagne reception for guests. However, for an additional cost the couple along with their guests, may upgrade to dine at one of their on-site restaurants from a pre-selected menu. This package also includes an on site wedding coordinator.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
This up-do is perfect for a spring or summer wedding and is very simple, yet very classy!
This up-do is perfect for any time of year and just radiates class and poise! The jewel hair brooch gives this hair style a little something extra!
This classic up-do is also perfect for a spring or summer wedding and would go great if you're having an outdoor or garden wedding!
Nothing says romance quite like these romantic curls! This is a great option if you want something other than the traditional up-do.
This up-do is simple, yet timeless! Perfect if hair accessories aren't your thing.
*All images unless otherwise noted are from The Knot.