Sneak Peek of TLC’s “Wedding Island” Episode 5: August 8th

TLC Thursday is here. Yep, TLC’s wedding reality show, “Wedding Island” is here for another fabulous episode. It has been a great week here at BHL with all things wedding, but it is nice to take a moment to put up my feet, grab my favorite snack (popcorn!), and travel to an island where wedding magic happens!  If you missed any of the episodes of this show, do not worry, I will catch you up and tell you a bit about this fun wedding reality show.

This show features wedding planner extraordinaire, Sandy Malone and her team as they go through the logistical challenges of coordinating nuptials on Vieques Island, a tiny rock in the Caribbean. Vieques Island is known for its beautiful beaches, incredible and stunning views, and unfortunately, limited resources and supplies.  This island is a perfect destination for any couple who is in love and wants to share their love in the “island” way.  For wedding planner, Sandy who is the only wedding planner on this remote island seven miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, it’s all business. She organizes and coordinates strict schedules, large crews, and endlessly complex details.   Sandy is a wedding planner with determination and wants to just “get it done”. She is the only one who can deliver the most perfect wedding day for her  bride and her groom.  With the current obstacles that exist with this tropical paradise, Sandy and her small team, including her husband,  Bill, must rely on vendors who set their watches to the unpredictable and usually lackadaisical “Island Time”. At the same time,  they have to pray for the weather to be cooperative on wedding day. Then there are the demanding brides-to-be, who will keep pushing until they have the wedding of their dreams.

TLCOn tonight’s episode:

It is time for two fabulous weddings in Vieques Island. Sandy and her amazing team have two weddings to plan for two completely opposite couples.

The first couple is Stephanie and Jared. Their dream wedding? A Mardi Gras themed wedding! They want it all, from beads,  masks, to a motorized parade float.  A total party vibe with high energy and fun. How will Sandy and her team create a Mardi Gras float to “wow” the couple and their guests? You must tune in to find out how this amazing themed wedding turns out!

The second couple is Constance and Elliot and they want a very intimate beach wedding.  The colors are blue and white and that includes blue hydrangeas. The problem? Hydrangeas do not do well in the tropical climate as they need a cool space to survive and be wedding ready. Will these blue hydrangeas make it to the wedding in gorgeous shape? Besides the wedding decor, this wedding is super intimate (less than ten guests!) and loving, and you will really not want to miss this sweet moment.

TLCTune in tonight to find out how Sandy and her incredible team plan and create two totally opposite weddings!

“WEDDING ISLAND” is on tonight at 10/9c. So set your DVR’s, or watch it live tonight! You will not want to miss this episode.

 

 

 

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Sneak Peek of TLC’s “Wedding Island” Episode 4: August 1st

Is it Thursday already? And it is the first day of August? Oh my! As they say, time flies when you are having fun. I guess I been having a ton of fun browsing through gorgeous wedding details this week. To add to all the wedding fun, there is another fabulous episode of  TLC’s “Wedding Island”?  I am ready to take a break and enjoy a little island time. Time to relax and watch some wedding fun happen.  If you missed any of the episodes of this show, do not worry, I will catch you up and tell you a bit about this fun wedding reality show.

This show features wedding planner extraordinaire, Sandy Malone and her team as they go through the logistical challenges of coordinating nuptials on Vieques Island, a tiny rock in the Caribbean. Vieques Island is known for its beautiful beaches, incredible and stunning views, and unfortunately, limited resources and supplies.  This island is a perfect destination for any couple who is in love and wants to share their love in the “island” way.  For wedding planner, Sandy who is the only wedding planner on this remote island seven miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, it’s all business. She organizes and coordinates strict schedules, large crews, and endlessly complex details.   Sandy is a wedding planner with determination and wants to just “get it done”. She is the only one who can deliver the most perfect wedding day for her  bride and her groom.  With the current obstacles that exist with this tropical paradise, Sandy and her small team, including her husband,  Bill, must rely on vendors who set their watches to the unpredictable and usually lackadaisical “Island Time”. At the same time,  they have to pray for the weather to be cooperative on wedding day. Then there are the demanding brides-to-be, who will keep pushing until they have the wedding of their dreams.TLC

On tonight’s episode:

Sandy Malone is planning two fabulous weddings for two couples. The first couple is Suzy and  Tony. Suzy and Tony along with their two kids are wanting a Bohemian rustic style wedding theme. They are both very care free and relaxed, and that is what they are looking for on their wedding day. Are they too relaxed? The villa they made reservations for can not accommodate all their guests. Will Sandy find a hotel for the guests during the high season time of year?

TLCThe second couple is Paula and Buddy and they want an intimate beach wedding with their kids. Sandy is planning a special something to incorporate the kids into the wedding ceremony. But will this special detail go smoothly and in time for their wedding day?

Tune in tonight to find out how Sandy and her incredible team plan and create two beautiful weddings!

“WEDDING ISLAND” is on tonight at 10/9c. So set your DVR’s, or watch it live tonight! You will not want to miss this episode.

Sneak Peek of TLC’s “Wedding Island” Episode 2

I really loved the premiere of TLC’s new reality wedding show, “Wedding Island” which aired last night.  What did you think about the show? Crazy fun right? I loved watching wedding planner, Sandy Malone pull off the impossible and create a perfect wedding day for couples.   If you missed the episode last night, don’t worry because there is another new episode on tonight. Yep, one more episode of following Sandy Malone and her team run around throughout Vieques Island as they put together a dream wedding for two couples. Sandy is the only wedding planner on the tiny island, and that means, she has to work even harder in making sure all wedding planning is on track and executed beautifully.

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 On tonight’s episode: Sandy Malone has booked two weddings on the same day, (12.12.12.), and that means her team must work extra hard to make this happen!  Sandy faces a demanding bride on one side, and on the other side,  a couple who relies on Sandy to be their planner and their minister.
Bride Jessica and her groom want to have their wedding set at a venue with an ocean-view,  details of lace and turquoise colors, and a sunset ceremony. However, Jessica is one demanding bride, and Sandy wants to make this bride happy. Oh, and did I mention there is some major drama like losing the wedding rings? Will they find it, or will Sandy come to the rescue?
The second wedding, the couple wants to get married at 12:12pm, with a hand fasting ritual at the ceremony, and then a romantic lunch following.  They want a simple and elegant wedding to share their love with each other. This couple is also asking Sandy to officiate their wedding.
 So how will Sandy and her team pull off two weddings in one day? Keep in mind there are limited supplies and resources on the island, so how will this all come together smoothly for both weddings? You will have to tune in tonight and find out.
“WEDDING ISLAND” premieres tonight at 10/9c. So set your DVR’s, or watch it live tonight! You will not want to miss this episode.

Sneak Peek of TLC’s “Wedding Island” Season Premiere

I can not believe it is Wedding Wednesday already! How the week flies. I guess when you get to browse through the lovely of lovelies each and every day, the time sure goes by fast. Today on this gorgeous Wedding Wednesday, I have some amazing news! As you know by now, I have a huge crush on TLC and their wedding shows. So much so, that with all the fun we have had with TLC’s “Something Borrowed, Something New”, “Four Weddings”,  and  “I Found the Gown”, another gorgeous show to TLC Thursdays on Bridal Hot List has landed in our laps. Yep, Thursdays just got better here at BHL. The new reality show making its debut is …drumroll please….”Wedding Island”! What is “Wedding Island”?  Why don’t we take a look at what this show is all about!

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This show features wedding planner extraordinaire, Sandy Malone and her team as they go through the logistical challenges of coordinating nuptials on Vieques Island, a tiny rock in the Caribbean. Vieques Island is known for its beautiful beaches, incredible and stunning views, and unfortunately, limited resources and supplies.  This island is a perfect destination for any couple who is in love and wants to share their love in the “island” way.  For wedding planner, Sandy who is the only wedding planner on this remote island seven miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, it’s all business. She organizes and coordinates strict schedules, large crews, and endlessly complex details.   Sandy is a wedding planner with determination and wants to just “get it done”. She is the only one who can deliver the most perfect wedding day for her  bride and her groom.  With the current obstacles that exist with this tropical paradise, Sandy and her small team, including her husband,  Bill, must rely on vendors who set their watches to the unpredictable and usually lackadaisical “Island Time”. At the same time,  they have to pray for the weather to be cooperative on wedding day. Then there are the demanding brides-to-be, who will keep pushing until they have the wedding of their dreams.

Oh my, sounds like an amazing show, right?  I know I am super excited to see how this incredible wedding planner can pull off the impossible, and create a beautiful and lovely Island wedding for couples.

On tonight’s premiere episode:TLC

Sandy Malone has to work extra hard to make sure wedding dreams come true for couples, Wes & Laura and Franco & Tere. However there are some challenges along the way like storms and flower mishaps. Will Sandy be able to create the perfect wedding day for these couples? Or will “Island Time” get in the way of this gorgeous day? What will these weddings look like after all the obstacles that come Sandy’s way? Make sure to tune in tonight and find out.

“WEDDING ISLAND” premieres with a full episode sneak peek tonight at 10/9c, and the second episode airing tomorrow evening in its regularly scheduled time-slot of Thursdays at 10/9c. So make sure to visit BHL tomorrow for another sneak peek.

So set your DVR’s, or watch it live tonight!

Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Today we decided to slip off mainland USA and travel to the quintessential destination wedding location our side of the Pacific: the Hawaiian Islands.  A true tropical paradise, Hawaii is a tantalizing place to say, “I do.” Situated amongst the beautiful beaches and celestial waters of Maui, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua provides the perfect romantic setting for your dream destination wedding.  The resort offers five truly breathtaking ceremony venues plus three additional reception venues.  There really is something for every couple at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.

Just one of the many perks of having your wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is the existence of a Wedding Concierge specifically designed to make your special day memorable and as stress-free as possible.  The wedding concierge is available for every event of your wedding to take care of the details you may not have the time or ability to see to yourself.  “Many of our brides tell us that they are more relaxed than they expected with the wedding concierge doing all of the rushing around for them.”  said Mark A. Malone, CMM, CMP, Director of Meetings and Special Events.  Any special requests or additions you’d like to make to your special day, the wedding concierge is there by your side.  The hotel also offers an array of wedding packages suitable for all types of ceremonies.  More information on specific wedding packages can be found on the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua website.

The ceremony venues at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua are all truly spectacular. With one indoor and four outdoor locations,  there is something to satisfy every bride.  If you desire an indoor ceremony, the Ritz offers the Honolua Chapel.  Once the local church for the community, this plantation style church is perfect for a small ceremony of up to 60 people.  Moving to the outdoor venues, The Gazebo is a sweet, romantic option where the bride, groom and up to 100 guests can celebrate surrounded by palm trees swaying in the gentle island breeze.

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Slightly larger parties might consider the Napili Lawn where your guests, up to 200, can enjoy views of the cliffs while you can exchange your vows against the Honolua Bay backdrop.

If you imagine a large, fantastic wedding with up to 500 guests, the Beach house Lawn is ideal for you with its scenic ocean views great for hosting a  traditional Hawaiian Luau.

The final venue, Lava Point is perfect for the most intimate of couples.  Situated on a cliff top overlooking the crashing waves on the rocks below, Lava Point is designed for intimate and romantic ceremonies of 2 to 4 people.  Say “I do” as the sun is setting over the ocean and share the most intimate of moments with the one you love.

A once in a lifetime celebration on an island paradise is what couples can expect at the Ritz Kapalua.  Embrace the warm Hawaiian culture and add the flare of the island your wedding.  No matter the venue you chose, your wedding will be an event to remember at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.

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About the Ritz Carlton Kapalua….

The AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning, fully-renovated destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, boasting warm-hued wood floors, rich travertine bathrooms, flat-screen LCD televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork.  The Waihua Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, steam, sauna and whirlpool therapies, outdoor couple’s hale (cabanas) and a fitness center and movement studio with spectacular ocean views.  Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program offers all interest levels an array of outdoor activities from land to sea, led by trained naturalists.  The breathtaking island resort also features six dining experiences, enhanced indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children’s pool and luxury cabanas.  The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is nestled on 54 acres and enveloped by the 23,000 acre Kapalua Resort, renowned for two championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants and an historic pineapple plantation.

The HAWAIIAN Way. The emotion that has become synonymous with the hawaiian islands is “aloha” or love…love for the land, love for family, and especially love for each other. It is in this spirit that we invite you to marry or renew your vows at one of our wedding locations on the beautiful grounds of The Ritz-carlton®, Kapalua.

 

Tony & Tina at The Ritz Carlton Kapalua

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Tony & Tina Photography by Sasha Gulish