I HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL WEDDING, WHICH EVEN I COULDNíT HAVE DREAMED OF!
I began planning my wedding Jan 2008 for a Nov. 2009 wedding. My mother-in-law, Mary looked at several resorts in Aruba on my behalf, since I have never been to Aruba she did the research for me. Mary recommended the Radisson for the people, the atmosphere and the beautiful landscape they offered. To tell the truth, from the moment I signed the contract with the Radisson I was hoping I made the right decision. After all, planning a wedding via email is not an easy task. Lisa Dammerman, bridal specialist at the Radisson was AMAZING! Everything she promised she not only came through with but exceeded. She was with me the entire step from multiple (I mean multiple) emails for over a year, to being my ďgo to person ďon the island for our entire stay (we arrived on the 31 and married on the 6th). I felt like the only bride on the island. I canít find words to describe the amount of attention and first class style she put into my wedding. We had 75 guests fly in for the wedding and I had shipped 5 boxes of personalized wine glasses (info on shipping carrier below) and brought personalized coolers and koozies as the oot gifts for people, which she had ready for my guests as they arrived with perfection! Lisa also recommended the DJ, Tino. He was perfect and played everything as we had wished. We met with him a few days prior to the wedding and he was fun and happy! At the ceremony she had things down to a science. The wait staff was also amazing. They had so many people available to us, that there was never a line at the bar and the buffet style dinner was soo yummy. The food was amazing and everyone commented on the buffet display setup and the food itself. The reception was the party of the year! Every one of our guests could not tell me more about how this was the best wedding they have ever been to. I credit my girls, Lisa, Lissy and Angela for this!
I had Lissy from Ceremonies and Celebrations for the ceremony and civil ceremony portion of the wedding. I can honestly say she was splendid as well! I know itís so hard to believe, but the crew of ladies who helped me are all tops! She booked my hair and makeup girls, which I was scared of because you never know and I have to say, I have never looked so good in my life. All 7 of my bridesmaids looked amazing and the ladies did their hair and makeup in a style to fit each girl. If I didnít like something they would do it all over, although I liked everything they did right down to the makeup!!!! Lissy was there for the civil and made everything happen as she had said. She helped keep me calm and reminded me to chill and have fun! She kept everyone on schedule the day of the wedding and really, she was awesome! I emailed her a picture of what I wanted the flowers and cake to look like and seriously, they looked exactly as I had wished. The flowers where beautiful and the isle looked like something out of a fairy tale with the lanterns and tropical flowers! Oh, it was just breathtaking! The steal pan player Lissy recommended was spot on with the emotion of a wedding and a beach wrapped in one.
I used Angela from BellaAruba photography for the photos. I just got married a little over a week ago, so I donít have the pictures back, but I did see a few and the ones I have seen are gorgeous. She even captured my 7 month old with smiles, which is not an easy feat! She is personable and listens to what pictures you want while also teaching you about the sunset and how to capture those perfect backgrounds. Advice for me would be donít bring your own photographer. Use Angela, she knows how to get those sunset pictures and pictures in the sun and shade and where to go on the island for the best shots and how to look etcÖ,things your photographer at home most likely will not know. She took some family photos of us a few days prior to the wedding and the pictures are amazing. She is very laid back and knows her stuff! I would highly recommend her for photos whether for your wedding or if you just want family pictures while on the island. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
The entire wedding day was more than I had wished for. All my guests are still emailing me telling me it was the best wedding they had every attended. I highly recommend getting married in Aruba. The people are the nicest hardworking people you will ever meet in your life (from the hotel managers to the wait staff to the cab drivers) they are just really good people. If you want to have the wedding of your dreams use Lisa Dammerman from the Radisson, Lissy from Ceremonies and Celebrations and Angela from BellaAruba photography!!!!!
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The happiest Bride Ever,
Lisa Dammerman, Bridal Specialist Radisson Aruba
Phone: (297) 586 6555 | Fax: (297) 586 1083
Direct: (297) 526 6925 |
Lissy Lampe, Ceremonies & Celebrations in Aruba
Dr. Henriquez Str. # 9, Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel. 297 582 2975 Fax. 297 582 2971USA Direct 321 473 3856 Europe Direct 31-20-890 5464
Angela Munzenhofer, Photographer
Adrian I. Phillip
Quickfinder Group of Services
Caya Solo 42
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
Office: (+297) 588 0273 - Cell 730 7472
Fax : (+297) 582 1472