FROM September 23 – 27 Saint Lucia will host a roster of wedding experts during the third annual “Love Elevated” Wedding Symposium.
Island resorts and hotels are providing a variety of savings such as discounts of up to 50 percent off and rates starting at US$75 per night for attendees. Special offers include complimentary breakfast and all-inclusive options.
Priced at US$250 per person, the five-day symposium includes all seminars, social events, site inspections and transportation from select hotels.
New this year, a panel of real brides who were married on the island will share their destination wedding experiences and first-hand advice with attendees. Noted speakers will address the latest trends and topics ranging from “What’s new and trending in the industry,” “Using social media to enhance destination weddings and increase sales,” to “Why Saint Lucia” and “Surviving a destination wedding,” providing insights to planning and hosting the perfect wedding on the island.
Panelists and speakers include Michelle Myers, chief revenue officer and publisher of BRIDES, David Beahm, founder and president of David Beahm Design, Alan Berg a contributing Education Guru for WeddingWire and Andrea McDowell, the founder and managing director of the wedding videography company Shoot it Yourself.
The festivities include unique wedding venues and hotels around the island, a showcase of island wedding vendors, and the opportunity for attendees to observe a sunset wedding aboard the Pearl Tall Ship. A picturesque sunset cruise and cocktail reception from the southern side of the island will provide attendees’ views of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Pitons. To round-out the weekend activities, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa will provide a wedding experience presenting the Platinum and Pearl wedding packages and two new beachfront wedding venues.