Posted by Zuriana on May 21, 2013
Ochi Beach Club at Sandals Grande Riviera
Join us at Smyth Jewelers Bridal Show on June 12 and learn about a Sandals luxury-included honeymoon!
Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica has the stunning Ochi Beach Club with a plush lounge area with fire pits, a beautiful winding grotto pool featuring Balinese cabanas, new gourmet restaurant where you can dine over–the–water and right on the sand, and direct access to Ocho Rios’ most spectacular beach!
Learn more at Smyth Jewelers Bridal Show.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1910 Towne Centre Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
First 50 brides pre-registered online receive a free pearl bracelet and complimentary valet parking!
** Be sure to check out Sandals Resorts Memorial Day sale for extra savings or call 301.358.1818 for personalized assistance!
Posted by Zuriana on May 18, 2013
I love the new Family Suites at Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana! These suites are perfect for an unforgettable bridal shower, bachelorette or bachelor party, a destination wedding, or a family vacation with a 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom Family Suite for up to 10 guests!
Some of the great features of the 2-bedroom suite include a one master bedroom with a king size bed, one double Jacuzzi, a private bath with double showers, a terrace with lounge chairs and a table for four. The adjacent kid’s room area is divided by a sliding door with two double beds, a dining room area, and dining room table for six.
Contact us at 301.358.1818 to plan your destination wedding, wedding party, or dream vacation, and learn how you can receive a $500 Resort Credit**, or book online now.
Posted by Zuriana on May 3, 2013
Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef Australia
Image credit: Conde Nast
While in Australia a visit to the Great Barrier Reef is a MUST. For my honeymoon clients visiting Cairns, Australia we included this incredible tour.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of many jaw dropping UNESCO World Heritage Sites. UNESCO World Heritage sites are places like a forest, mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, or city that is listed by UNESCO as having special cultural or physical significance.
How many UNESCO World Heritage Sites have you visited?
Book your vacation to a UNESCO World Heritage Site now.
Posted by Zuriana on April 25, 2013
Visit the exotic island of St. Lucia and save with Sandals 48 Hour Sale. Enjoy 3 Sandals Resorts for the price of 1 with Sandals free exchange program. With free transportation to the resorts why wouldn’t you explore all three!
I prefer the Sandals Grande St. Lucian for the beach and watersports. This resort is special to me because I honeymooned here!
Be sure to venture off the resort and visit the incredible Pitons (seen above) with the Hiking the Pitons tour. Prefer to relax? The phenomenal Piton Sunset Cruise takes you on a catamaran cruise to Jalousie Beach for swimming and snorkeling at the base of these volcanic peaks, and a chance to view a beautiful sunset.
The Sandals 48 Hour Sale ends Friday, April 26. Book now and save!
Posted by Zuriana on April 24, 2013
Photo credit: Occasional Cakes, LLC
Join us on Sunday, May 5 for Occasional Cakes’ Vendor Showcase.
12:00 – 3:00 pm
5000 Sunnyside Avenue
Experience the taste your guests will continue to talk about long after the wedding is over. Visit with wedding professionals, ask questions from our panel of experts, and enjoy delicious cake samples!
Make reservations for this event or contact the hosts.
This event is hosted by:
- Occasional Cakes, LLC – Janice Harrison – 301-868-3640
- Zuriana’s Elegant Occasions – 301-358-1818
- CarJen Photography –Carmichael Jennings -301-699-8677
Posted by Zuriana on April 17, 2013
Secrets Aura Cozumel Wedding Reception
Destination weddings are a fantastic way to save money and have the wedding of your dreams! Destination weddings are less expensive than a traditional wedding. You will be able to combine your wedding and honeymoon for quite a bit less than what you would pay for a traditional wedding.
Consider this destination wedding scenario: in Riviera Maya or Cancun for $3,000 you can have a beautiful wedding ceremony, some florals, a photographer, videographer, bridal hair and makeup, live music, private cocktail reception with a 1 hour international bar, a sit down or buffet style dinner, and cake for 20 people depending on the resort you choose.
Use the following tips when planning your dream destination wedding:
Pick the Perfect Location
Estimate the number of guests who will attend the wedding, determine if children will attend, then decide on a destination. This will help narrow your property search.
Choose an Outdoors Option
Consider a wedding location with phenomenal outdoor options. Having an outdoor wedding gives you flexibility in the number of guests you can invite, and provides spectacular views. Choose a resort that offers multiple ceremony options…think gazebo, beach, garden.
Plan Your Destination Wedding Early
Set up a room block for your wedding party and guests as early as possible. Send a save the date. Then keep everyone informed. Wedding websites are the perfect way to keep all of your guests informed about your big day.
Make it an Experience
Choosing a destination wedding means you will have time for a mini-vacation and enjoy quality time with friends, family and each other before, during and after the wedding. A destination wedding means a 4 day or more wedding experience instead of a 4 – 6 hour wedding experience.
Plan your destination wedding now.
We Provide Destination Wedding Assistance
Would you like assistance:
- choosing the perfect location
- setting up your room block
- handling guest inquiries regarding the resort
- maintaining your wedding rooming list
- creating wedding guest tours and itineraries
- arranging guest transportation
- and more?
Contact us at 301.358.1818. We look forward to helping you plan a destination wedding to remember!
Posted by Zuriana on April 6, 2013
Sandals LaSource Grenada
Are you ready to experience some of the most incredible natural wonders in the Caribbean?! Enjoy stunning beaches and waterfalls, lush rainforests, and pristine mountain lakes in Grenada, known as the romantic “Island of Spice”.
Grenada is located in the eastern Caribbean just 100 miles north of Venezuela. To the north lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines and to the south lie Trinidad and Tobago. Grenada is known for its spices, unspoiled beauty and friendly people.
Consider staying at the beautiful Sandals LaSource Grenada opening this December 12. Just minutes from the airport Sandals LaSource Grenada offers:
- Luxurious accommodations
- 3 Villages: Pink Gin Village, Tahiti Village, & Italian Village
- 9 restaurants, including a Sandals first – a steakhouse
- 3 pools plus 2 river pools
- Ultra luxurious Millionaire, Rondoval and Skypool suites
- Romantic soaking tubs in all Tahiti & Italian Village rooms
- Exceptional service
- A romantic, authentic Caribbean experience
- and so much more!
Sandals LaSource Grenada is the perfect resort for your honeymoon, a romantic getaway, or a destination wedding. Book now and take advantage of special rates.
Be sure to check out some great tours as well or contact us at 301.358.1818 for assistance.
Posted by Zuriana on April 4, 2013
I’m so excited about this special Xcaret Night Show and Dolphin Swim because you get this incredible “Xcaret Mexico Espectacular” for FREE! After swimming with the dolphins, you will see more than 300 artists on stage that will amaze you with a vibrant journey through the history of Mexico and Mayan culture, bringing to life the colorful and traditional side of Mexico.
The Xcaret Night Show and Dolphin Swim are a MUST experience! Book now.
Note: this package is only available to guests staying at resorts in Riviera Maya.
Posted by Zuriana on March 18, 2013
The new Key West Luxury Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa opens this May!
Turks & Caicos is a beautiful island just a short flight from the DC area. Key West Village is ideally situated offering breathtaking views of white sand beaches and azure waters. I love that the new village offers beachfront villas with up to 4 bedrooms, private pools, and butler service to spoil and pamper you! You can travel with your girlfriends, with your family, with other couples, with your bridesmaids…you get the idea.
Key West Village has its own main pool, and three new specialty restaurants: a fun beach grill, an outdoor dining terrace, and a chic and trendy restaurant with exotic firepits. That’s a total of 19 specialty restaurants to choose from.
Your luxury-included getaway includes:
- All Meals, Drinks & Snacks
- Premium-Brand Drinks
- Championship Golf
- Luxurious Accommodations
- Scuba Diving & Watersports
- and more!
So what are you waiting for?! Book your getaway today while space is still available.
Posted by Zuriana on February 24, 2013
Photo Credit: Sugar Beach Resort
The island of St. Lucia won Travel Weekly’s 2012 Readers Choice for Best Caribbean Destination. I personally love St. Lucia because it is the Hawaii of the Caribbean offering some of the most romantic resorts, beautiful beaches, stunning waterfalls, breathtaking views, the incredible Piton Mountains, and plenty of adventure…all about a 5 hour flight from the Washington, DC area. A couple great resorts include Sugar Beach named Island’s Magazine Best Resort for Romantic Getaways, and Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort named St. Lucia’s Leading Resort by World Travel Awards.
You’ll want to leave the resort and experience the island. The Piton Sunset Cruise is a must. You’ll visit the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the beautiful blue waters at the base of these volcanic peaks.
Another of my favorite tours is the Sugar to Rum Revelation. You’ll visit a museum and learn the history of sugar in the West Indies. You will then sample locally produced rums and liquors at a distillery. Be sure to taste the Coconut Cream Liqueurs…they’re delicious! On your return you’ll experience the beauty of Marigot Bay.
Contact us at 301.358.1818 to plan your St. Lucia dream vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding or book your getaway today.