Venus & Charles
Surprised to find some unexpected but delicious goodies waiting for us......
We have always wanted to visit Aruba so instead of just a Honeymoon, we chose a Weddingmoon. I researched a couple of resorts on the island but ultimately chose Holiday Inn Aruba Resort. After speaking with Eliana Fun, the Groups and Events Manager, we chose the Our Vows and the Our Civil Wedding Packages. What this means is we had two ceremonies in one day! We were legally wed on the morning of April 11 at the civil and then "symbolically wed" on the beach that evening.
On December 28, 2016 my fiance was in a motorcycle accident and suffered a broken leg which required surgery and a surgical halo instead of a cast. Four months later he still in pain and walking with a cane and I was a stressed-out mess trying to get our documents in order and sent to Eliana in time! At one point it looked as though we wouldn't make our April 11 wedding date but Eliana worked her magic and made it happen.
Eric and I want to thank everyone involved in making our Aruba wedding a huge and beautiful success. It was just four of us but it was one of the best days of our lives. We checked into our room and was pleasantly surprised to find some unexpected but delicious goodies waiting for us which included champagne, cheese and fruit and two souvenir t-shirts. From that point on we were treated and felt like family. Eliana and the hotel staff were extremely courteous and professional and went above and beyond all of our expectations. We enjoyed our first trip to Aruba and cannot wait to return!
P.S. I was totally serious when I said I can be the U.S. contact for brides getting married on Aruba. I learned so much about the legal
process and would love to share that knowledge with future brides! Thank you again.
- Venus and Charles (Eric) Lawrence