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

COMPETITION
~ 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

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET
~ 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
www.bonaventureresortandspa.com

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

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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.

GET TICKETS | GET A QUICKQUOTE | VIEW WQQ VANITY SITE

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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

Eyebrows

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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Three Times a Bridesmaid…

Bridesmaids

Something Old, Something New: What You Didn’t Know about Wedding Ceremonies, Celebrations, and Customs informs us “Three times a bridesmaid, never a bride” dates to about the sixteenth century. It was believed that if young maiden who had been a bridesmaid three times was unable to catch the eye of unmarried males, then she never would. But, if she served seven times as a bridesmaid, the spell was broken and the woman was thought to be a sure bet for marriage.1

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Wedding Bidders

Wedding Bidder

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According to Something Old, Something New: What You Didn’t Know about Wedding Ceremonies, Celebrations, and Customs, in England, before literacy rates were high, invitations to weddings were shouted out by “bidders,” who were old men hired to announced the details of the wedding.1

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