Destination Wedding Spotlight: St. Lucia

Bay Gardens Beach Resort Wedding on the Beach

Come to St. Lucia and it will not take you long to see why the island became known as the Helen of the West Indies – and why the French and British empires spent almost two centuries fighting to possess her. The island’s French legacy can still be heard in the local patois, seen int he many Gallic place-names and enjoyed in the irrestistible French Creole cuisine to be found in hotels, restaurants and bistros.

St. Lucia is large enough to provide visitors with breathtaking contrasts and small enough to ensure that those who want to laze their days away in peace and quiet can do just that. The climate on the island is tropical with temperatures ranging from 70 – 90 Fahrenheit. The rainy season is June – November, but don’t expect a constant downpour; rather, there are numerous short but incredibly intense showers. Trade winds provide breezes year-round, regardless of the season.Perfect for a day at the beach!

You’ll see banana and cocoa plantations, the crater of a dormant volcano, bubbling sulphur springs, mineral springs where visitors can bathe, 18th century forts and sleepy coastal villages. And could you really leave St. Lucia without seeing the Pitons, the massive twin volcanic cones that have become the island’s signature image? Lovers will search out secluded beaches, night-owls will find entertainment in the hotels, and bars, and yacht crews will find dozens of safe harbors, from small coves to an 83-acre marina and the large natural harbor, once the world’s 14th busiest port, which is overlooked by Castries, the lively capital town where French Creole houses can still be seen. Divers, snorkelers, hikers and golfers will all find happiness on St. Lucia.

St. Lucia is the perfect destination for Caribbean weddings and honeymoons. The natural beauty of this Caribbean tropical island seems to have been created for romantics. Palm fringed beaches, elegant old plantation houses, the soft tropical air, hypnotic steel band music, the tantalizing aroma of the cuisine all combined to make weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries popular on St. Lucia. St Lucia offers you the freedom of having your wedding just the way you want it. Wonderful climate, astounding beauty and friendly islanders make St. Lucia simply perfect, Simply Beautiful for your special wedding day.

Here is a list of the documents that you need to obtain a marriage license in St. Lucia:

* Valid Passport & Original Birth Certificate

* Divorce Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)

* In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required

* If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required

* If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of a consent of parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public

* Residency requirement of 2 business days unless an express fee is paid

* If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available

Now is the time to all Carter Elite Travel to assist in making your Destination Wedding/Honeymoon come true. We are Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoons Specialists and truly enjoy assisting our couples to make their dreams come true.

Call one of our Romance Experts to get started at 310-722-3099 or send a email to DW@carterelitetravel.com!

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British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

 

Walk in the footsteps of pirates, dive among lost shipwrecks, and sail off to your own deserted sanctuary in the British Virgin Islands,  peaceful refuge of lush landscapes, nature, and vivid history.  

A distinctly nautical flavor suffuses the British Virgin Islands (BVI), which lay just 50 miles from the shores of Puerto Rico. Not surprising, as the territory’s 60 islands, islets, and cays are lined with powder white beaches and tranquil turquoise waters, surrounded by extensive roster of shipwrecks, and dotted with protected anchorages and harbors filled with yachts, charter boats, and windsurfers. Ahoy, adventurers, romantics, and escapists!  

The largest island in the chain, Tortola, is where you’ll find accommodations from quiet hideaway villas to luxury resorts with every imaginable amenity, none of them taller than the palm trees that line their secluded beaches. Road Town, the capital city, is the place for shopping; local spices, jams, rums, soaps, handcrafted jewelry, silk-screened fabrics, and local art provide the best bargains. Cuisine reflects the island’s rich cultural mix, and centers on sich delicacies as fresh lobster, conch, spicy goat, curries, and Johnny Cakes.  

Only ten miles long and two miles wide, Virgin Gorda is ideal for vacationers who long to spend day after day lounging amid quiet stretches of sand, rocky-ridged mountains, and The Baths, where huge granite boulders create mysterious grottoes and saltwater pools that are perfect for a day of exploring, swimming, and snorkeling. Gorda Peak National Park entices hikers with a set of trails that lead to an observation point on wooded Gorda Peak, the highest point on the island. And for wildlife lovers, Little Fort National Park is a 30-acre sanctuary containing the remains of a Spanish fort.  

Stake a claim to your own blissful sanctuary in the British Virgin Islands.  

Some of our suggestions:  

* Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas  

* Rosewood Little Dix Bay  

* Biras Creek Resort  

* Bitter End Yacht Club  

Give us a call today to book your vacation to The British Virgin Islands at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com  

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Top 10 Reasons to have a Destination Wedding

Barcelo Maya Palace Wedding Gazebo

1. Save Money – Traditional wedding can cost several times the amount of a destination wedding 

2. Do Something Different – Forgo a typical wedding in favor of a unique and memorable experience 

3. Have the Best of Both Worlds – Combine your wedding and honeymoon into one beautifully planned celebration 

4. Crowd Control – Bring along the whole family for a fun celebration, or make it just the two of you 

5. Stress-Free Planning – Your Travel Consultant will work directly with the resort’s wedding coordinators 

6.  Perfect for Second Marriages – Scale it down the second time around and go somewhere special to wed 

7. Neutral Setting – Instead of getting involved in potential family drama, choose a neutral setting 

8. So Much to See and Do – With the many on-site activities at resorts, plus off-site fun, your guests will keep busy 

9. Celebrate Longer – Traditional weddings last 5 hours while a destination wedding fun can go much longer 

10. Expand on a Theme – Incorporate your love of the beach, the snow, your heritage, or something else special to you 

When you are ready to get started planning your beautiful Destination Wedding, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or send us a email at Info@carterelitetravel

 We are certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists, so we treasure each and every bride we have the opportunity to assist in making their wedding a dream come true! 

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