Author: Sandy Malone

The Most Famous Spot to Honeymoon in St. Lucia

Have you started planning your honeymoon yet? I hope not. Because you should totally consider this spot. Truth: I’m slightly in love with Marigot Bay in St. Lucia, and I’d love to do my second honeymoon there. I get fascinated by remote destinations where famous moments in history, or in movies, have taken place. In this case, it’s all about the original Dr. Dolittle movie in this secluded spot. Complete with a restaurant that carries the theme and some literal artifacts. There are plenty of cute venues for your wedding and reception in Marigot Bay, but to me, it’s...

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My Very Favorite Boutique Hotels on Vieques Island

This blog was FUN to write because I am absolutely in LOVE with some of the boutique hotels I wrote about in this blog for Caribbean BlueBook. I get to visit lots of different places and see all different kinds of wedding venues, but I also get to see amazing spots that make romantic vacation and honeymoon destinations, too.  The Bravo Beach Hotel in this list of my top five is an excellent example of that – while they don’t have a space big enough to have your wedding on the property, they’re nearby the recently-renovated historic lighthouse, and...

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A Private Caribbean Island Real Brides Can Afford

Most travel-savvy couples who are fans of the Caribbean are familiar with the very famous Waldorf Astoria’s El Conquistador Resort on the eastern end of Puerto Rico. It’s known for its golf course, cliff-side views, and the tram that takes you down to the ferry to the hotel’s private Palomino Island. You may have heard that the beaches in Puerto Rico are not private – and that’s true. But Palomino Island is private up to the high water mark, and by sunset, any random day-trippers on private boats have hauled anchor and are headed back to the big island. That...

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Don’t Try to DIY Wedding Gown Cleaning

Most brides are pretty horrified by the condition of their wedding gown when they take a close look at it after the wedding. If you were fortunate enough not to get any actual spots on it from food, wine, lipstick, makeup or whatever else you encountered, the hem of the gown is still going to filthy. Even you if you didn’t drag it through anything gross in particular, it probably got stepped on by dirty shoes many times on the dance floors. Do not try to DIY the cleaning of wedding gown unless you are willing to live with...

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Bride Makes Amazing Toast to Police Officer Husband

I’m slightly in love with this bride who married a police officer. I only discovered this video today (thanks to Wedding Island fan Robin Bowling!), and I just gasped. I thought we had it all going on with our Krispy Kreme groom’s cake at my wedding reception, but this bride did it even better. Times have changed. I got married in the wake of 9/11 – and we actually held our back-home reception in DC at the National Press Club on September 11, 2004. When I asked my husband, a police captain, what he thought of doing it on...

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