Food52 Wedding Week

Food52 Wedding Week

It’s Wedding Week on Food52!  New Ideas, invitations, flower arrangements, what to serve, how to cook for 120 guests, make a great toast and lots more.  Don’t miss this site: fun and informative.

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Windjammer Landing at Night

LABRELOTTE BAY, Saint Lucia – Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort (, located on the north coast of Saint Lucia, provides the ideal setting for a vacation featuring luxurious seclusion for private moments as well as a full-service resort setting offering fine dining, a full roster of active pursuits as well as opportunities to experience the island. Offering an extra touch of romance, The Spa at Windjammer Landing features a menu of treatments designed for couples to enjoy together for the ultimate in romantic relaxation within an intimate couple’s suite.

Following are a selection of wellness experiences that can be enjoyed in solitude or as a couple. Prices and availability vary by treatment. A wellness coach for couples is available upon request for an additional fee.

Signature Couple’s Retreat (2 hours)
An experience unlike any other, the Signature Couple’s Retreat inspires laughter, playfulness, connection and true relaxation. Couples begin with a mineral wellness bath in a Japanese soaker tub and then enjoy some alone time with a palette of fresh, all-natural body scrubs and full-body mud bath. After rinsing off in the private outdoor rain shower, the retreat continues with a side-by-side sixty-minute couple’s massage in the seaside suite using warmed bamboo and polished stones in conjunction with an all-natural essential oil blend and locally harvested ingredients.

Complete Serenity, Private After-Hours Spa Experience (3 hours)
This romantic wellness experience allows couples to begin the evening with the Signature Couples Retreat or Wellness Kur Therapy and Massage. Upon conclusion of all spa treatments, couples enjoy a private candlelit dinner under the stars in the spa garden.

Traveler’s Reprieve Retreat (3 hours)
The two-day retreat is a therapeutic and restorative blend of three treatments: The Traveler’s Reprieve Massage, Magnesium Massage and Natural Facial. Designed with wellness in mind, all treatments help restore hydration, and bring the body, skin and emotional state back into harmony.

Signature Retreat (2 hours)
The Signature Retreat includes three signature therapies: body treatment, massage and facial. Warmed bamboo and polished stones are woven throughout the series of treatments in conjunction with an all-natural essential oil blend and locally harvested ingredients as well as a restorative 16-point acupressure facial massage. Signature beverage pairing and a healthy snack are also included.

Wellness Kur Therapy and Massage (2 hours)
Windjammer Landing’s holistic couples experiences are comprised of four nourishing phases: bathing, moor mud wrap, private outdoor rain shower and hydration massage. Kur Therapy draws upon rich natural resources such as thermal mineral water, purifying algae, mud, essential oils and herbs to rejuvenate the body.

Mineral Wellness Kur Ritual: Hand-harvested, concentrated mineral crystals contain a rare balance of 60 essential minerals and trace elements to promote overall health and reestablish the essential mineral balance of the body. A nourishing bath for two is followed by an organic moor mud wrap, and then a full-body application of a mineral-rich crème mixed with an organic revitalizing body oil. A restorative 16-point acupressure facial massage completes this luxurious couple’s experience.

Herbal Kur Ritual: This treatment is based on an old European natural remedy – bathing in an herbal bath to soothe the body and mind. Couples immerse themselves in an aromatic herbal bath of their choosing, eucalyptus to ease stiff and aching muscles or Heublumen Wildflowers to promote balance and deep relaxation. Next, the couple experiences a gentle chamomile body scrub and a massage with a hydrating chamomile body lotion.

For specific pricing or more information about spa services, contact The Spa at (758) 456-9585 or

Beyond spa treats, couples will enjoy all-inclusive offerings including luxurious accommodations; all meals and beverages at five on-property restaurants and four bars; the luxury of six swimming pools (most of the villas feature their own private, residential or plunge pool); a 24-hour fitness center; water sports, including waterskiing, snorkeling and windsurfing; complimentary Wi-Fi resort wide; a weekly Manager’s Cocktail Party; and the conveniences of a mini-mart and boutique shops.

Room-only packages are also available. All rates vary according to plan, selected accommodations and travel dates.

The Spa at Windjammer Landing - Labrelotte Room

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is a 60-acre beachfront property renowned for its welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, extensive activities, and signature all-inclusive vacation.

Ideal for couples, families, multi-generational travelers, singles and groups, Windjammer Landing offers 322 sleeping rooms among 190 units, including villas, suites and standard hotel accommodations. Guests can enjoy “Barefoot Luxury” with the perfect balance of culture, health and wellness, entertainment, romance and adventure for vacationers of all ages.

As a testament to the resort’s reputation, Windjammer Landing has earned the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the last six consecutive years.

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort recently invested more than US$42 million into resort enhancements, including the completion the first phase of its expansion project including the addition of four North Pointe Villas. These new luxury villas are part of a US$33 million expansion project at the resort which included a major beach expansion and the creation of The Spa at Windjammer Landing. In addition, the resort has embarked on a US$9 million renovation project upgrading existing rooms.

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, which welcomed its first guests in 1989, was designed by Barbadian architect Ian Morrison to look like a Mediterranean village. Brick paths meander through more than 60 acres of lush landscaping, scented gardens, sparkling pools, covered walkways, and hand-painted tiles.

Windjammer Landing is 32 miles from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) and five miles from George F L Charles Airport (SLU). Sample flight times from major cities include three-and-a-half hours from Miami, four hours from New York and five hours from Toronto.

For more information or to make reservations, call (877) 522-0722 from the U.S. or Canada. Find Windjammer Landing on Facebook, Instagram and at

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains, tropical rainforests and one of the world’s unique drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Saint Lucia is also home to world-class cruise and yachting facilities.


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La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa Now Featuring Wedding QuickQuote

La Torretta Lake Resort & SpaListen up all you Houstonians! La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, is now featuring the Wedding QuickQuote on their website.

“When it comes to planning that special day everyone is on the net looking for the perfect wedding location. La Torretta is known for its natural beauty, personal service and attention to detail. We wanted the search for wedding information online to be fun and easy for a visitor. Placing a described inquiry form (RFP) on our website seemed the best way to go and providing an instant reply  in a proposal format was the icing on the cake.” said Mike di Leone, Director of Sales & Marketing. “Come on out to beautiful Lake Conroe and allow a member of our experienced team to show you why the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is the ideal location for both you and your wedding guests.

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Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia Now Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

Hotel Moncao, PhiladelphiaSpring is in the air and the Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia is blooming with new ideas!

Their wedding page is now providing a Wedding QuickQuote any time: day or night. All a future bride or groom has to do is pick-and-click from a selection of wedding packages and amenities. Fun to use, this app will ignite the engaged couple’s imagination as they plan their own special day, and then receive an immediate response.

Janet Karchner, the Hotel Monaco’s Catering Director, knows first-hand the value of interaction.  Building a personal relationship to better serve our clients is a priority,” said Ms. Karchner, “and utilizing QuickQuote as an inquiry platform is like having our first meeting We are thrilled to be an innovator in this highly competitive market.

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Dream Wedding Spot!

Windjammer Wedding BannerThe luxurious secluded Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in Saint Lucia offers an ideal escape into paradise. Find out how to receive a magnificent wedding package FREE. Details

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South Florida Bridal Expo

South Florida Bridal Expo

The Largest Event of its Kind!

~ Free Admission
~ Free Parking
~ Free Food Sampling
~ Interactive Sessions

Win Two FREE Tickets to India

Brides & Grooms, Families & Visitors
All are eligible to win
Register Online!

Destination Wedding Pavilion Booths Available

Live Video Streaming of Destination Wedding Pavilion

This Bridal Expo isn’t just for brides and grooms!
If you’re planning any kind of event, attend this Expo

~ Booth Decoration
~ Reception Table Decoration
~ Cake Decoration
~ Flower Decoration
~ Hair and Makeup

Fashion Show Sponsorship Available
Fashion Show Models Needed

Email your profile and picture!

Attention Exhibitors: Reserve Booth Today
Platinum, Gold, Silver Sponsorship Available

~ Free Admission and parking
~Free Food Sampling
~ Interactive Sessions
~ Wide Variety of Vendors
~ Designer Runway Fashion Show
~ Mehndi, Hair & Makeup Demos
~ Meet Best Wedding Professionals from all over the world
~ Sign up all you wedding/event vendors in one day
~ Taste scrumptious appetizers and wedding cake
~ Find creative ideas and designs for all you events
~ Interview multiple Vendors in one afternoon
~ Take advantage of Show Discounts

Platinum Sponsors

Bonaventure Resort & Spa
(954) 389-3300

The National Association of Wedding Professionals, Inc
Miami, Dade and Broward County Chapter
(305) 607-3251

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Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2016

2016 Saint Lucia Jazz & Art Festival

Welcome To Jazz On the Beach 2016 at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, who, in addition to offering a great hotel deal for the festival, also offers an ideal escape into paradise. This goes double for couples looking to wed in total peace and turquoise waters in lieu of the traditional, and often frenzied, wedding ceremony.

Revamped, redesigned and with a broadened artistic direction, the Caribbean’s premier cultural event — the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2016— will attract thousands to Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia. Cultural enthusiasts, festival lovers and music aficionados will be wooed by over 50 world-acclaimed entertainers and artisans over the nine-day festival, April 29-May 8, 2016.

Featuring world-renowned musical guest Chris Standring, a dazzling soul infused groove-laden jazz musician, Chris is a British born, L.A. based hit maker, a powerhouse jazz guitar player and improviser.

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2016 Wedding Showcase at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

La Torretta 2016 Wedding Showcase

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to bring your wedding party and start planning the wedding of your dreams.

Vendor Showcase

Meet with local wedding vendors and planners with special offers.

Venue Showcase

See La Torretta’s Ballrooms decked out with different themes and styles. Enjoy COMPLIMENTARY menu and drink tasting.

Special Offers

Couples who book their wedding during the event will receive 10% off the total wedding value!

Door Prizes

Dozens of giveaways every hour including a two nights stay, 50 min Swedish massage and dinner for two at Lakeside Bar & Grill.


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Origins of Wedding

BridelopeAccording to Wed, the Old English word for the wedding cereomony was bridelope, which literally met “bridal run.” The word “wed” derives from the Proto-IndoEuropean base wadh, meaning to pledge or redeem.1

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Eyebrows in the Orient


From Wedding Ceremonies: Ethnic Symbols, Costume, and Rituals: because eyebrows are considered intensely alluring in the Orient, historically the bride’s eyebrows were shaved entirely, rendering her powerless to attract a man.1

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