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Wedding Report

“A” is for Awesome Aruba Dutch Caribbean Dream Weddings



ruba’s Once Cool Honeymoon program has long been a huge draw for newlyweds the world over, but since 2002, laws allowing visitors to become legally married here have turned this island into a real hitching hot spot! Palm and Eagle Beaches are the most popular picks for surfside wedding bliss-- two seemingly endless stretches of soft, white sand shoreline dotted with world class resorts, charming hideaways, and classy high-rise hotels. (Think cerulean waters, spectacular sunsets, tiki torches, infectious island rhythms and five-star seaside receptions by candlelight!) Along the Eagle Beach stretch is the Aruba Marriott, capable of hosting huge gala wedding affairs of every ilk; in fact, they now have their own dedicated wedding-only website! Special ceremonies can also be hosted at any one of the Divi Resort properties that include two all-inclusives, a gorgeous golf resort, and the modern new Divi Phoenix seaside towers. Intimate romantic settings and personal attention to detail are the calling cards of Bucuti Beach Resort and Tara Beach Suites on picturesque Manchebo beach. And the Aruba Hyatt-Regency’s glitzy ballroom, or its lush, tropical gardens are also popular spots for extraordinary nuptial celebrations. The Aruba Renaissance offers the option of renting your own private island replete with friendly flamingos for an oasis of wedding bliss accessible by water taxi from charming, colourful downtown Oranjestad. (This is where famed rapper Timbaland tied the knot with his sweetheart in 2008!) The Renaissance also owns the island’s largest convention

centre accommodating up to 1,000 people for massive and classy first-rate receptions. Or how about a helicopter flight for the ultimate newlywed grand entrance to a reception at Tierra del Sol’s five-star dining spot, Ventanas del Mar? The whirlybird option is also an über romantic way to pop the big question! Simply engrave “Marry Me?” on a secluded beach before taking the one of your dreams to hover over the unique proposal below! Anyway you look at it, Aruba is a superb spot to plan a luxurious wedding or renew your vows and enjoy story book honeymoons in awesome style. For more information search “weddings” at: (continue on page --)