Put a ring on it! Take four – Wedding ring photography idea for the beach

As you know, I love seeing pictures of wedding and engagement rings on vacation.  Think Where’s Waldo with jewelry!

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In case you missed it, here’s a recap of some Globetrotting Bride around-the-world wedding ring photo inspiration and tutorials:

Put a ring on it!  Take one – Wedding Ring Photography – Mexican style in Mayakoba

Put a ring on it!  Take two – Wedding Ring Photography – Arizona style in Sedona

Put a ring on it!  Take three – Wedding Ring Photography – Caribbean style in Anguilla

Tips from the Pros – How to take amazing engagement and wedding ring photos

I saw this photo on Pinterest and it was too cute to not pass along.  If you’re traveling to a beachy honeymoon spot or having a beachy destination wedding, you’ll want to get one of these shots.

Globetrotting Bride - Wedding Ring Photography

Globetrotting Bride – Wedding Ring Photography

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Simply make a handprint in the sand, insert your wedding rings onto the appropriate fingers and snap away!  Add a “Save the Date” or “Just Married” caption and you’re ready to share the news with the world!

If you have a great ring on vacation photo, send it over.  I’ll be compiling a list of my faves.

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Free Mexican Getaway, anyone??

Want to win a free getaway to Los Cabos?  Of couse you do!

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Just head over to Origins and enter their “Leave it all behind” sweepstakes.  The grand prize includes two roundtrip tockets on Continental Airlines and a three-night stay at the Marquis Los Cabos beachfront resort.

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You’ll also enjoy two rejuvenating spa treatments AND the entire collection of Origins Gloomaway products (citrusy cleansers, mists and soaps!).

This would be a great bachelorette getaway or honeymoon!  Deadline for entry is August 31, 2008.  Good luck!

Honeymoon Dexox Anyone? Unlimited Spa Treatments at Secrets Resorts, Mexico

Wedding planning is exhausting! What could be better than a pampering all-inclusive honeymoon with unlimited spa treatments???

To celebrate the opening of its new spa, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, the adults-only, all-inclusive, honeymoon haven in Mexico, is offering the Unlimited Spa Package for guests visiting now through December 23rd. Yeah, there’s fine print (four 25-minute treatments per day per person) but still, this is an awesome deal. You’ll choose from an array of specialty massages and hydrotherapy treatments at the brand new Secrets Spa by Pevonia. If your guy isn’t the pampering type, just grab your bridesmaids and make it a bachelorette getaway.

Have you scanned any travel experiences on your bridal registry lately?

Here’s a great bridal registry idea for Globetrotting Brides and Grooms!

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has launched the Hyatt Gift Registry, where couples can register online for a host of amenities, services and accommodations at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide – think tropical honeymoon, destination wedding, spa treatments, scuba diving, golf lessons, romantic dinners, wine tasting, etc. Much more exciting than toasters or china if you ask me.


Guests make a contribution towards Hyatt Gift Cards (redeemable at Hyatts in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean) or Hyatt Check Certificates™ (redeemable at Hyatts worldwide). Best of all, there are no expiration dates or blackout dates so any extra honeymoon credits can go towards future vacations – think anniversary trips, romantic weekends, babymoons, etc.


Just like traditional registries, you can sneak a peek as the gifts arrive and you’ll also get an email notification so you can confirm your honeymoon activities. It’s an ideal option for any couple and I can guarantee your groom’s eyes won’t glaze over when you’re selecting spa treatments.


And if you’re planning a destination wedding, couples who wed at a participating Hyatt property (in the U.S., Canada, Cancun, Mexico or Aruba) by June 30, 2010 will receive up to five complimentary nights towards their honeymoon.

Have you scanned any travel experiences on your bridal registry lately?

Here’s a great bridal registry idea for Globetrotting Brides and Grooms!

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has launched the Hyatt Gift Registry, where couples can register online for a host of amenities, services and accommodations at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide – think tropical honeymoon, destination wedding, spa treatments, scuba diving, golf lessons, romantic dinners, wine tasting, etc. Much more exciting than toasters or china if you ask me.


Guests make a contribution towards Hyatt Gift Cards (redeemable at Hyatts in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean) or Hyatt Check Certificates™ (redeemable at Hyatts worldwide). Best of all, there are no expiration dates or blackout dates so any extra honeymoon credits can go towards future vacations – think anniversary trips, romantic weekends, babymoons, etc.


Just like traditional registries, you can sneak a peek as the gifts arrive and you’ll also get an email notification so you can confirm your honeymoon activities. It’s an ideal option for any couple and I can guarantee your groom’s eyes won’t glaze over when you’re selecting spa treatments.


And if you’re planning a destination wedding, couples who wed at a participating Hyatt property (in the U.S., Canada, Cancun, Mexico or Aruba) by June 30, 2010 will receive up to five complimentary nights towards their honeymoon.

Celebrate Romance – Trends for Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

Yesterday I went to a fabulous Celebrate Romance event sponsored by Destination Wedding & Honeymoons. It was at New York’s Plaza Hotel (yes, its just like in Bride Wars) and there were dozens of representatives from luxury hotels and tropical destinations showing off their honeymoon and destination wedding offerings.

Randy from Say Yes to the Dress, Darcy from Martha Stewart Weddings and celebrity wedding cake designer Ron Ben-Israel were all in the house. Here’s Ron about to cut one of his colorful creations with Susan Moynihan, editor in chief of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons.


After lunch, there was a “State of Romance Market” panel discussion where I learned about the latest trends in destination weddings and honeymoons. Here are some interesting findings from the Destination Weddings & Honeymoons reader survey:

– Despite the recession, destination wedding budgets are on the rise (up from $19,800 in 2006 to $20,600 in 2009).

– Destination couples marry sooner! Average engagement is 10.8 months vs. 14 months.

-Warm-weather locales top the list of wedding and honeymoon destinations. For international weddings, the Caribbean (51%) and Mexico (21%) are most popular while Florida (17%), Las Vegas (11%), Hawaii (9%) lead domestically.

– The average number of guests at a destination wedding is 48.

– More than half of destination couples pay for their own weddings.

– The average total honeymoon cost for destination couples is $8,200 vs $6,124 for traditional wedding couples.

– Honeymooners consider location (hello beachfront room!) and weather most important.

Stay tuned for some tropical destination wedding and honeymoon suggestions over the coming weeks…and be sure to visit Destination Weddings & Honeymoons for planning tips and ideas.

Celebrate Romance – Trends for Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

Yesterday I went to a fabulous Celebrate Romance event sponsored by Destination Wedding & Honeymoons. It was at New York’s Plaza Hotel (yes, its just like in Bride Wars) and there were dozens of representatives from luxury hotels and tropical destinations showing off their honeymoon and destination wedding offerings.

Randy from Say Yes to the Dress, Darcy from Martha Stewart Weddings and celebrity wedding cake designer Ron Ben-Israel were all in the house. Here’s Ron about to cut one of his colorful creations with Susan Moynihan, editor in chief of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons.


After lunch, there was a “State of Romance Market” panel discussion where I learned about the latest trends in destination weddings and honeymoons. Here are some interesting findings from the Destination Weddings & Honeymoons reader survey:

– Despite the recession, destination wedding budgets are on the rise (up from $19,800 in 2006 to $20,600 in 2009).

– Destination couples marry sooner! Average engagement is 10.8 months vs. 14 months.

-Warm-weather locales top the list of wedding and honeymoon destinations. For international weddings, the Caribbean (51%) and Mexico (21%) are most popular while Florida (17%), Las Vegas (11%), Hawaii (9%) lead domestically.

– The average number of guests at a destination wedding is 48.

– More than half of destination couples pay for their own weddings.

– The average total honeymoon cost for destination couples is $8,200 vs $6,124 for traditional wedding couples.

– Honeymooners consider location (hello beachfront room!) and weather most important.

Stay tuned for some tropical destination wedding and honeymoon suggestions over the coming weeks…and be sure to visit Destination Weddings & Honeymoons for planning tips and ideas.