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#71 Kristy!

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    Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:36 PM

    That exactly why I chose Villa Capri. Our immediate families and close friends will be able to stay there and we will have the reception on the deck.

    VC is the biggest villa on the island and most villas are located in the northern end. I guess since Soufriere is quieter and more romantic, there isn't a need for large accommodations. Have you decided on exact locations yet?

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      Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:19 AM

      Hi Kristy,

      Actually I was booked with Windjammer to have my wedding and reception there, but I wanted something a different, so I decided to contact Awesome caribbean. I am very pleased with there service and response. They are giving me so many options to choose from. I actually decided to have my wedding ceremony at a private beach in Pigeon Island and doing a full reception at 1461 restaurant which is right by the water. I am so exicted about it.

      Thanks for all your advice. Hope your plans are going well.

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        Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:27 AM

        Kristy,

        The flowers are beautiful. Nice pick... I having family from NY, CA, and also London. How much are you paying for the tickets? Did you book them already? Right now flights from JFK to St.Lucia is around $700-$780. I was hoping to get them under $600, but given with the 10% discount I don't think that will happen.





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        Thanks. I got engaged in December, so I've had some time to get all this together.

        For the flights, we have people flying from all different cities (New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Vegas, Columbus, and Washington DC), so we didn't block out seats on one flight. We did the wedding discount which is 10% off a round trip ticket from any airport to the wedding destination. It is valid for one week before your wedding date and one week after it. With a little negotiating, I got them to extend that a little bit, so they can be flexible. Just go to American Airlines' website and click on group travel. It's super easy to set up.

        Now let's see, a ginger lily. Ah, here we are...
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        Not the greatest pics, but they'll work. I want to stick with all local flowers and I just fell in love with the ginger lily last year. It's not a typical wedding flower, but that makes it special to me!


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          Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:33 AM

          Hi Trini,

          Welcome... Glad to see there is another St. Lucia bride out there. When are you getting married? I was going to have my wedding at the Windjammer resort, but I decided to go outside the resort. The resort does have a WC, but I wanted something different, so I decided to contact Awesome Caribbean planner. so, right now I am in the middle of planning my wedding at a Private beach in Pigeon Island.

          How about your what are you plans. Where are you getting married and having the reception?


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          I'm happy to see that there are other St Lucia Brides since we seem to be in the minority . I visited St Lucia this year and if you have never visited the island you are in for a treat. It is so beautiful and not overrun by tourists. I am using Awesome Caribbean Weddings as my wedding planner. Is anyone else working with them?


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            Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:51 AM

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            Hi Kristy,

            Actually I was booked with Windjammer to have my wedding and reception there, but I wanted something a different, so I decided to contact Awesome caribbean. I am very pleased with there service and response. They are giving me so many options to choose from. I actually decided to have my wedding ceremony at a private beach in Pigeon Island and doing a full reception at 1461 restaurant which is right by the water. I am so exicted about it.

            Thanks for all your advice. Hope your plans are going well.
            I am SO jealous! I wanted 1461 to cater my wedding, but the morning I was going to confirm with them, another wedding booked.
            Kristy,

            The flowers are beautiful. Nice pick... I having family from NY, CA, and also London. How much are you paying for the tickets? Did you book them already? Right now flights from JFK to St.Lucia is around $700-$780. I was hoping to get them under $600, but given with the 10% discount I don't think that will happen.
            My parents just booked their flights for $638 I think. That's including the discount. FI and I have multi-city itineries (NY to St Lucia to Punta Cana and back to NY) and that was around $860 with the discount. It's unfortunate that the flights are so expensive, but that's how it is everywhere. I just went ahead and booked because I doubt they're going to go down and I didn't want to worry about it anymore. Have you set up the discount with American yet?

            #76 Kristy!

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              Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:53 AM

              By the way, I asked Alyssa to merge all of the St Lucia threads together because we were scattered all over the place. Now we have one nice neat thread to all chat in!

              #77 trini bride

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                Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:54 PM

                What type of food does 1461 restaurant serve? I am looking for a venue for our welcome dinner. We are having our wedding reception at the Rainforest Cafe. I can't wait to go back because their food is so good.

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                  Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:46 PM

                  Here's the link to Cotton Bay Village's website: Cotton Bay Village - Dine With Us

                  1461 is located there. But that's at the northern end of the island, so I'm not sure if that would work for you in Soufriere.

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                    Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:01 AM

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                    What type of food does 1461 restaurant serve? I am looking for a venue for our welcome dinner. We are having our wedding reception at the Rainforest Cafe. I can't wait to go back because their food is so good.
                    Trini bride,

                    If you are working with Awesome Caribbean you can ask them to send you a menu I am sure they can do that.

                    How is everything else going?

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                      Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:30 PM

                      Thanks Kristy for the restaurant info!


                      vluv61109: I need to start getting serious about designing my invitations and sending them out. I am also looking for a photographer. I have looked at all of the local photographers work and I am not very impressed. I have looked at some of the photographers who work in Mexico and there work is so much more dynamic and it tells a story. It just seems that it is difficult to find someone in St Lucia who is able to do the same level of work. I may have to bite the bullet and bring my own photographer which is quite costly.

                      How are you wedding plans going ?




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