Friday Vendor Spotlight

Explore Charleston

EVERYTHING YOU HEARD IS TRUE…

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Photo credit: Charleston CVB

Charleston boasts dozens of tourist attractions, famous museums, authentic plantations, and gorgeous gardens.  In addition, there is plenty of high-end shopping, as well as sports and recreational attractions.  There is never a dull moment when you go out and #ExploreCharleston!

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Photo credit: Charleston CVB

Come discover the southern authenticity and historical charm of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Photo credit: Charleston CVB

 

Antigua & Barbuda Tourism

If you need to #GetToHappy look no further than Antigua & Barbuda for your destination wedding and honeymoon!

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Photo credit: Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Board

Located in the heart of the Caribbean, the twin islands of Antigua & Barbuda are the perfect location for your special day.  Breath-taking beaches, warm locals, and tropical landscapes make for the perfect escape.

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Photo credit: Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Board

With the best prices and deals in the Caribbean, it is no wonder so many couples chose Antigua & Barbuda to find love.

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Photo credit: Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Board

 

Florida Keys & Key West

Whether you want a beach ceremony, and underwater ceremony, or even a ceremony involving dolphins, look no further than The Florida Keys and Key West.

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Photo credit: The Florida Keys & Key West

Every year dozens of couples come to The Keys to get married because of the easygoing and informal atmosphere.  Your wedding day is going to be stressful regardless of what you do, so why not let the excellent professionals at The Keys help you plan a tropical paradise getaway while still staying in the United States.  There are several diverse packages and The Keys’ wedding planning staff will help you make the best and easiest choice for you and your partner.

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Photo credit: The Florida Keys & Key West

COME FIND OUT WHY EVEN THE BEACH BOYS SANG ABOUT THE #FLKeys!

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Photo credit: The Florida Keys & Key West

 

LUXE Destination Weddings

YOU ALREADY FELL IN LOVE, NOW #FallInLuxe

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Photo credit: LUXE Destination Weddings

LUXE Destination Weddings is a full-service travel firm designed to ensure that each and every destination wedding they plan is as unique as the bride and groom.  LUXE has a professional and competent staff of experts who specialize in planning destination weddings at the world’s most exclusive hotels and resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.

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Photo credit: LUXE Destination Weddings

You are just five easy steps away from setting up your dream getaway wedding and honeymoon, so contact a LUXE team member today to start your complimentary consult.

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Photo credit: LUXE Destination Weddings

 

Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos are made up of pristine beaches; snorkeling and diving adventures in deserted cays; swimming in sparkling turquoise waters; laying out in the refreshing breezes; and watching the stars with the love of your life on the beach at night.

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Photo credit: Turks & Caicos Tourism Board

Here, weddings are more than just celebrations.  They are extravagant gestures of love, accompanied by champagne on ice, music and dancing, and happy friends and family.

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Photo credit: Turks & Caicos Tourism Board

Turks & Caicos will not only be the best location for your destination wedding and honeymoon, it will also offer the best and most unique experience to your guests.

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Photo credit: Turks & Caicos Tourism Board

 

Aruba Tourism Authority

Discover why so many couples choose to have their weddings and honeymoon in Aruba, and become a part of #OneHappyIsland.

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Photo credit: Aruba Tourism Authority

White-sand beaches, cooling trade winds, and warm friendly locals will make the perfect ambiance for your destination wedding.  Not only will you fall in love with Aruba while you fall in love with each other, but you will continue to visit for years to come!

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Photo credit: Aruba Tourism Authority

 

Puntacana Resort & Club

Let the white-sand beaches pick up on the white in the flower girl’s dress.  Let the clear blue water, pick up on the blue eyes of the ring bearer.  And let the purple ombré sunset highlight your better half as they walk down the aisle.

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Photo credit: Westin Puntacana Resort and Club

Once you book your destination wedding and honeymoon at Puntacana Resort and Club, you will understand why Puntacana is, annually, one of the most highly visited destinations in the Caribbean.  Puntacana is easily accessible from all parts of the globe and most airlines offer direct flights to the islands.  Impressively, Puntacana is one of the world leaders in sustainability efforts, and has even won awards for it in the past.

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Photo credit: Westin Puntacana Resort and Club

 

Jamaica Ministry of Tourism

TYING THE KNOT IS A PIECE OF CAKE ON THE ISLAND OF ALL RIGHT!

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Photo credit: Jamaica Pro Artistic Photography

Instead of the hassling with different companies for each thing, rely on our Island Guru, Wendy, to help you plan a faultless nuptial.  With easy-to-book wedding day and honeymoon packages, you and your future spouse can plan with confidence knowing you are getting the best of the best.  Let Jamaica show you why they are the Island of #OneLove.

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Photo credit: Visit Jamaica – Jamaica Ministry of Tourism

 

L&S Travel

A premier, full-service travel agency, with ZERO services fees, and NO booking fees?!  You must be dreaming of L&S Travel.  Started by a mom-and-daughter duo in 2008, L&S Travel is a family-owned business that takes out the stress in #StressingForTheWedding.  Let specialists, Lindsay and Sue, take the wheel and plan the perfect getaway for you and your beau, whether that includes an island retreat or a week on a cruise fleet!

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Photo credit: My Caribbean Life

L&S Travel has earned over half a dozen accolades for their superior service and unrelenting attitudes to make sure you have the best experience possible.

“WHEN YOU BECOME A CLIENT OF L&S TRAVEL, WE ENSURE THAT YOUR DREAM VACATION COMES TRUE!”

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Photo credit: Luxurious Magazine

Let L&S Travel guide you with their top-of-the-line expertise.  And L&S Travel’s staff will be with you every step of the way- before, during, and after your trip, to make sure every detail is set.  Welcome to stress free wedding planning that is actually stress free.

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Photo credit: Huffington Post

 

Los Cabos Tourism Board

Known as the “Land’s End” for being located at the tip of southern Baja California, Los Cabos is a magical land filled with breathtaking views, warm-bodied seas, and awe-inspiring mountain-scapes.  Whether by land, air, or sea, #LosCabos welcomes you and your wedding party for your wedding and honeymoon.  Offering over 40 different hotel and resort choices, there is bound to be a combination that is perfect for your budget and your style.

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Photo credit: Pinterest

TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO EVERLASTING MEMORIES AND SAY, “I DO” IN PARADISE.

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Photo credit: Signature Mexico

 

Mexico Tourism Board

Since your first date, being together has been an adventure.  So, it is no surprise that you two choose Mexico for your destination wedding and honeymoon.  With over a dozen fun and lively locations, there should be no problem finding something to fit your personalities.

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Photo credit: Visit Mexico

Locations such as: Cancun, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, Chiapas, and Oaxaca offer top of the line venues, as well as engaging attractions that will keep you and the wedding party busy.  Everything from parasailing and snorkeling, to mountain climbing and deep sea fishing is available!

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Photo credit: Visit Mexico

WE KNOW MEXICO IS RIGHT FOR YOU, BUT IT IS UP TO YOU TO #LiveItToBelieveIt!

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Photo credit: Visit Mexico

 

Puerto Rico Tourism Board

They say you should never judge a book by it’s cover… and by the same token, you should never judge an island by it’s size.  Puerto Rico may be a small island, but it is surrounded by 200+ miles of some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.  With year-round beautiful weather, Puerto Rico makes the perfect location for your destination wedding and honeymoon.

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Photo credit: Ruffled Blog

Spend time relaxing with your other half.  Or sail away on a deep sea fishing adventure with the groomsmen.  Go horseback riding with the bridesmaids.  Or just play in the turquoise waves with the entire wedding party.  With so many beaches, there is certain to be a beach that is right for you.

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Photo credit: Elcon Resort

WHATEVER YOUR FANCY, IT IS TIME TO #FallInLoveWithPR!

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Photo credit: Wedding Location

 

Sandals Exclusively Honeymoons

LET THE HONEYMOON BEGIN!!

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Photo credit: India Hotels

After your picture-perfect wedding, it is finally time to relax and have some one-on-one time with your one and only.  Why not spend that precious time at a Sandals resort; some of the most world-renowned resorts made for love.

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Photo credit: Offbeat Empire

Staying at a Sandals Resort is the best way to unwind after months of preparation and anticipation.  Every day do something different and personalize the details of each experience to reflect your lifestyle.  Romance abounds at Sandals Resorts, and you will find endless ways to enjoy each other’s time and love.  So fulfill your #HoneymoonGoals and book today!

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Photo credit: Brag Lab

 

Savvy Navigator

Savvy Navigator is not just a global network of destination planners.  They are also a group of highly dedicated and efficient travel advisors who specialize in how to give you the most extravagant destination experience imaginable.

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Photo credit: L’Amour de Paris

ESCAPE THE HASSLE AND LET THE EXPERTS BOOK YOUR LUXURY EXPERIENCE

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Photo credit: Big Day Weddings

If you are seeking authenticity with an easy escape to luxury, look no further than: London, Cape Town, Singapore, Paris, and New York City.  Savvy Navigator understands luxury and value; so let them show you the way towards your fulfilled dreams.

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Photo credit: Expat-US

 

SunSwept Resorts

The BodyHoliday

Do as little, or as much, as you would like.  At The BodyHoliday SunSwept Resort, the choice is all up to you.  This all-inclusive resort is dedicated to well-being and rejuvenation of the mind, body, and spirit.  Based around a philosophy of relaxation, #TheBodyHoliday challenges guests to, “give us your body for a week, and we will give you back your mind”.

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Photo credit: BodyHoliday

Surround yourself with five-star restaurants; relaxing views; beach yoga; and calm swims in the ocean blue.  Enjoy an entire vacation designed by you.

LET YOURSELF REJUVENATE, RECHARGE, AND RELAX.

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Photo credit: BodyHoliday

Rendezvous

SunSwept Resorts in Saint Lucia also boasts one of the most relaxing resorts, set on Malabar Beach, right at the edge of the Caribbean.  Let the cooling breeze flow over you, as you lay out in the balmy island sun.

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Photo credit: Island Magazine

It has been called a place of #StolenTime, because it is a place where you can get lost in each other’s eyes, while you get lost in the adventures you share.  No schedules.  No interruptions.  Just the sun, moon, and stars to guide you throughout your day.

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Photo credit: Rendezvous

 

Sonesta Resorts

Sonesta Resorts offer three facilities in gorgeous St. Maarten; as well as a cruise line on the exotic Nile River.

Great Bay Beach Resort:

Great Bay Beach is a limitless all-inclusive Sonesta Resort that overlooks the Great Bay and sparkling sea.  It is located just a 10-minute walk from Phillipsburg, capital of St. Maarten, so this resort keeps you involved with local flare when you want to be, but still gives you the exclusivity of a resort.

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Photo credit: St. Maarten Auction

Maho Beach Resort & Casino:

What better way to feel the culture of St. Maarten than to stay in the heart of the Maho Village, the entertainment hub of St. Maarten.  Duty-free shopping, casinos, and a bustling nightlife scene are calling your names!

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Photo credit: US Venere

Ocean Point Resort:

Also located near Maho Village, is the Ocean Point Resort.  Maho Beach boasts 10 unique beaches, including one of the top three beaches in the world (as voted by TripAdvisor).  And no need to worry about a language barrier, because this resort is located on the Dutch side of the island, which primarily speaks English.

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Photo credit: Expedia

Sonesta Cruise Collection – The Star Goddess & The Moon Goddess:

With a variety of stay combinations available, ranging from three nights to eight nights, either ship you choose is a ticket to relaxation.  Fall in love with the Egyptian way of life as you float effortlessly along The Nile River.

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Photo credit: Memphis Tours

 

Tryall Club

EXCLUSIVE LUXURY ON A PRIVATE BEACH…

What more could a couple want?  At Tyrall Club, all of that (and more) can be yours.

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Photo credit: Dwayne Watkins

With your family and closest friends, amidst the exquisite natural beauty of Jamaica, utter those precious words, and devote yourself to your sweetheart.  Choose from the historic Great House, private beaches, luxurious privately-owned villas, or the lush countryside for your venue and activities.  The Tryall Club team of wedding designers is here to help you build the perfect occasion.

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Photo credit: YouTube

 

Empire City & Casino at Yonkers

Whether small, or large, or somewhere in-between, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway can accommodate your wedding party and event.  One of the hottest places in New York to have bachelor/ette parties, Empire City Casino offers a variety of spaces and VIP lounges to meet your exact needs.

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Photo credit: Architectural Record

Top-of-the-line menus, elegant dining spaces, an exceptional service team, and of course over-the-top and interactive games to keep you and your party engaged throughout the entire night!

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Photo credit: Jacks and Aces Events

Montage Kapalua Bay

YOU LET LOVE HAPPEN, NOW #LetHawaiiHappen!

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Photo credit: Montage Kapalua Bay

Destination weddings and honeymoons are special events, so it is important to have them at special venues.  The Montage Kapalua Bay embodies the true spirit of Hawaii.  Set beachfront atop picturesque Kapalua Bay, this 24-acre Maui resort is the ideal destination for you and yours to say, “I do”.

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Photo credit: Montage Kapalua Bay

After the ceremony, take time to really let go and relax.  Let the staff at Montage Kapalua Bay help you achieve pono – a true sense of balance and harmony.  With so many all-suite accommodations, five-star cuisine, endless water sport activities, and a championship golf course, you may find yourselves staying longer than anticipated!

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Photo credit: Montage Kapalua Bay

 

Sterling Hall at The Hyatt

Charleston, South Carolina: an out-of-the-ordinary location that happens to be the ideal destination for you and yours.  Recently ranked by Travel + Leisure as the “No. 1 City in the World” and the “No. 1 City in the U.S. & Canada” for 2016, Charleston is the place to be!

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Photo credit: Charleston CVB

The Sterling Hall at The Hyatt is in the heart of Upper King Historic District and offers nearly 200 spacious rooms to choose from.  Wake up to a complimentary breakfast, and jump start your big day.  With hundreds of attractions and historic sights to see; festivals to attend; and award-winning restaurants to dine in, it is no wonder Charleston is one of the hottest places in the Western Hemisphere.

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Photo credit: Wedding Wire

Marmara NYC

The Marmara is here to be “your home in New York”.  Regardless of your length of stay, The Marmara offers some of the finest luxuries in New York City.  The richly historic building evokes the spirit of innovation, the subtle elegance of the interior gives spirit to the old walls, and the impeccable style and comfort The Marmara offers gives you a place to relax without a care.

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Photo credit: The Marmara

Being “at home” means you can call The Marmara your own.  May your stays be peaceful; your dining experience, upscale; and your room, tailored to your every need.

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Photo credit: The Marmara