Antigua and Barbuda Welcomes 'June is Romance Month' Destination Wedding Campaign Winners

The on-island destination wedding is the highlight of Antigua and Barbuda’s annual celebration of June as ‘The Romance Month’.

Antigua and Barbuda Welcomes 'June is Romance Month' Destination Wedding Campaign Winners

Antigua and Barbuda’s ‘June is Romance Month’ Destination Wedding Campaign Winners Sheree Steward and Curtis Lambert were greeted by members of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority yesterday.

St. John’s Antigua (June 28, 2017) - The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, has welcomed winners of their 11th ‘June is Romance Month’ Destination Wedding Campaign to Antigua and Barbuda. 

The ‘June is Romance Month’ Destination Wedding Campaign, organized by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, provides one lucky couple with the opportunity to win an all-expense paid wedding in Antigua and Barbuda.

The on-island destination wedding is the highlight of Antigua and Barbuda’s annual celebration of June as ‘The Romance Month’.  During the month special romance packages are promoted for travelers interested in weddings, honeymoons or romantic getaways, with offers also available on the destination’s dedicated Antigua and Barbuda Romance Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/antiguabarbudaromance )

Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, The Honourable Asot Michael said: “Antigua and Barbuda successfully hosts over 1200 destination weddings annually.  We are proud to have been voted the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination in 2015, and 2016. I want to say how grateful we are to all our partners for their continued support in making this niche successful.  You are extremely valuable to sustaining and growing the weddings, honeymoon and romance travel business to Antigua and Barbuda.”

For the Destination Wedding campaign, couples from the USA were invited in 2016, to enter a video competition where they were asked to submit their love story online for a chance to win the wedding of their dreams at Blue Waters Resort & Spa. 

The winning couple Sheree Stewart and Curtis Lambert from Atlanta, Georgia, arrived in Antigua on Tuesday, to a warm welcome within the VIP lounge of the V.C. Bird International Airport.

Tourism Officials and members of the media will greet the couple today (June 28), during an in-store reception at Columbian Emeralds International and be present as they select the wedding bands for their pending nuptials.

CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Colin C. James said, “We are delighted to be hosting the ‘June is Romance Month’ Destination Wedding for the 11th year. We want to cement our place as the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination. Our focus is on highlighting our award-winning romance product.  We want to showcase the ease in which it is to get married in Antigua and Barbuda, and the fact that any bride can feel confident knowing that all the professional services and quality amenities that they would expect to receive in their home town are available in Antigua and Barbuda.” 

Sheree and Curtis, along with over 20 family members who join them to witness their wedding are all visiting Antigua and Barbuda for the first time.  

The destination wedding takes place on Friday, June 30th, 2017 at the award-winning Blue Waters Hotel, who is the official hotel sponsor of the promotion. 

Airline Partner JetBlue sponsored the couple’s air fare and Blue Waters Resort and Spa the accommodation, while local sponsors such as Danz Sweet Dreams Cakes, Exotic Blooms, Staci Makeup and Hair, Watkins Media, Justin Peters, Life Love Memories Concierge services and Event Planning, Colombian Emeralds who are sponsoring the couple’s wedding bands and South Coast Horizons have all come onboard to make this a wedding of a lifetime. Antigua and Barbuda prides itself on being the premiere romance capital of the Caribbean.