ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the sun set on the romantic island of Aruba, Tuesday, Aug. 8, hundreds of lovebirds gathered on the world-famous Eagle Beach to simultaneously renew their I Do's. The chic evening attracted 160+ couples and guests from around the globe – eager to participate in the Caribbean's largest vow renewal ceremony.
"Aruba is a culturally-rich destination, beloved as one of the world's top beach destinations for weddings and honeymoons," said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA). "It felt truly special to showcase our island's defining qualities during this unprecedented ceremony – while sharing Aruba's love and happiness with loyal and first-time visitors alike."
Among the 320+ participants were travel influencers and celebrity couples – including Tamra and Eddie Judge, famously known from Bravo TV's "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
"Aruba is simply beautiful. It meant everything for Eddie and I to be able to 'renew our I Do's' in such a picturesque setting, in the company of our family," said Tamra Judge. "Cheers to a lifetime of love and adventure, from the One happy island!"
The event's romantic décor and chic ambiance were inspired by real on-island weddings, and featured elegant white linen with pops of vibrant Caribbean colors. Couples relished in the opportunity to celebrate their love on the world's No. 3 beach – while enjoying champagne, hors d'oeuvres, local music and Carnival-like festivities.
Aruba's complimentary vow renewal ceremony occurred Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5:30-7:30 pm on Eagle Beach. For more details: www.aruba.com/arubaido.
As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba — One happy island — is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the southern Caribbean outside the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami, a four-hour flight from New York City and boasts year-round cooling trade winds with an average 82-degree temperature. Aruba offers beach-lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation-seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise with breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene of over 300 restaurants with 25+ located ideally on the water, world-famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championship golf, exclusive shopping and signature experiences such as cooling off in Conchi, Aruba's natural pool— accessible only by foot or off-road vehicle. With all-inclusive options, boutique properties in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded resorts in Palm Beach and cosmopolitan city hotels in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for both first-time guests and loyal visitors.
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