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ISLAND WEDDINGS

weddingRecently voted as the Caribbean's Second Best Undiscovered Destination by Readers of Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine, St. Lucia, also known as the Helen of the West Indies because of its incredible beauty, is truly like a diamond in the rough.

Readers of the magazine singled out many of the island's well known hotels for major awards. Among those selected, Ladera Resort, located in Soufriere one of the most picturesque and dramatic areas of the island won the top prize for the Best Hotel with a view. Other prize categories awarded to other hotels included the "Caribbean's Most Romantic Small Hotel," and "Best Hotel with a View."

More recently, personnel from Islands Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine arrived in St. Lucia to conduct a major shoot along with camera crew, stylists and models.  St. Lucia was chosen for the shoot because of its dramatic natural beauty.  The magazine, which is one of the most prestigious in the travel industry, delivers information on planning dream weddings in destinations around the world with a heavy slant toward tropical weddings. St. Lucia was selected as the focus of the fall/winter issue (2003) of this prestigious travel magazine.  The island is the backdrop for the magazine's well-known Bridal fashion file showcasing the latest in bridal fashions.

Now against this dramatic back drop, why would you want to look anywhere else for your wedding of a lifetime? Voted several times as "Caribbean Wedding Island of the Year" and "Honeymoon Island of the Year" by readers of the Caribbean World Magazine, St. Lucia is truly the idyllic spot for your wedding of a lifetime.

Having made the decision to tie the knot here, there are many romantic locations that are available for your wedding. The traditional church wedding is always popular however there are a number of new spots emerging, sparking a different level of interest. Consider a waterfall or forest location; or even a theme wedding, with cuisine to match.

While many of our hotels on island offer wedding packages, our research reveals that Bay Gardens and Bay Gardens Inn, both situated in Rodney Bay, offer an intimate package to satisfy your needs. There is Cara Suites, not just perfect for businessmen and women, but 5 minutes from the Capital Castries, offering beautiful vistas of this city. Or there is Green Parrot Hotel tucked away on the hillside of the famous Morne Fortune, commanding a panoramic view of the capital city Castries, offering another fabulous choice for your wedding of a lifetime. But why limit yourself, when there is still Ladera Resort, described as "the high point of St. Lucia," and as "one of the loveliest, most idyllic spots in the Caribbean," another excellent choice for your lifetime wedding.

Back in the north there is the Rainbow Hotel, in a charming and relaxing environment, it might be the one - "the ideal location for your vacation in the sun."  Or, consider Sandals Resorts - Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort & Spa at La Toc; Sandals Halcyon St. Lucia; Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort - Properties well known for beautiful weddings of a lifetime, where love comes to stay. For a limited time, Sandals offers a Free Wedding Package with stays of 5 nights or longer. Feel free to ask the Wedding Co-ordinator or the Sales Office, about additional services that may be of interest to you that will certainly enhance your wedding experience. Another wonderful option is Tropical Villas. You choose to stay at an exclusive and luxurious private home or condominium, and all of your wedding needs are taken care of.  

As you do your research, ask about the Pigeon Island National Landmark or Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa, and come home to St. Lucia, land of green hills and friendly people. Say your I Do's in a perfect setting of sand, sea, sun, or whatever you fancy! And we'll see you at your wedding.

While each resort offers a unique package, these are some of the services you may ask about: Preparation of Documents; Certified marriage license; Justice of the Peace; Bestman, Maid of Honor or Witness; Wedding announcement cards; Wedding Coordinator; Flower bouquets; wedding Cake; wedding photographs and videography; Candlelit dinner for bride and groom; Taped musical accompaniment; "Just Married" T-shirts; Decorated wedding area and Limousine service. Once you have made your choice, ask for more specifics at the resort that will produce your dream wedding of a lifetime.

Be aware that the Application for Marriage must be made to the Governor General of St. Lucia after two days on the Island. The following original documents are to be produced, which should all be originals: Birth Certificate; Passport; Proof of decree absolute, if divorced; If a widower/widow, death certificate of former spouse is required; If under 18, evidence of consent in the form of an affidavit stamped by the Notary Royal is required.

By the way, feel free to contact Travel Concepts for more intimate information regarding your travel plans as well as your wedding and honeymoon itinerary. Travel Concepts Inc. is your convenient way to information. Email tci@candw.lc.
 


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