Aruba: One Happy Island
Aruba truly deserves to be called One Happy Island.
With top ranked beaches, endless days of sunshine, cooling breezes, a bounty of international cuisine, countless land and sea diversions and some of the friendliest people in the world, it's a sure bet for travelers in search of effortless fun in the sun.
Our Aruba Weddings
It's no surprise that many discerning couples choose One Happy Island as the place to celebrate their One Happy Day.
In fact, we were one such couple.
In 2009 we scoured travel reviews and advice from experts in search of the perfect location for our Caribbean destination wedding the following year. Aruba emerged as the clear winner when we factored in bang for your buck, something for everyone and the "wow" factor of hosting our beachy chic wedding on a secluded island (Renaissance Island) at sunset.
Two years later, we returned to Aruba for our first biennial vow renewal. The officiant from our wedding presided over our small ceremony on a secluded strip of Eagle Beach with a few close friends and family. Unlike our initial wedding, it was simple and sweet. But just like the first, it was magical.
If the third time truly is a charm, we weren't willing to risk the chance of missing it when Aruba Tourism announced its groundbreaking Renew Your I Do's when Aruba Tourism event.
While the setting sun cast its final rays, the mistress of ceremonies gave a hearty welcome to the sun-kissed participants and invited renewing couples to converge behind a bedazzled arch of driftwood and crystals.
Initial cheers of excitement gave way to whispers then quieted to a hush as the exchange of vows began.
As the officiant spoke words of humor, wisdom and encouragement smiles and kisses were shared. It was a powerful event, bringing some couples to tears.
Once the final I Do's were exchanged in unison, the crowd burst into cheers.