St. Lucia is the focus of the autumn/winter issue of the prestigious travel magazine Islands Weddings and Honeymoons. The island is the backdrop for the magazineå‘s well-known Bridal fashion file showcasing the latest in bridal fashions.
The series of photographs feature wedding couture from designers such as Vera Wang and Claire Pettibone, and were photographed in the picturesque town of Soufriere at the Jalousie Hilton Resort & Spa as well as the Anse Chastanet Resort.
Islands Weddings & Honeymoons magazine arrived in St. Lucia
earlier this year to conduct the shoot along with camera crew, stylists and models. St. Lucia was chosen for the shoot because of its dramatic natural beauty. The magazine, which is one of the most prestigious in the travel industry, delivers information on planning dream weddings in destinations around the world with a heavy slant toward tropical weddings.
At last year’s World Travel Awards St. Lucia received the honour of being named the “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination”. Over the years the island has developed a thriving niche market in the area of weddings and honeymoons.
Visitors from St. Lucia’s two major markets, the United States and the United Kingdom are increasingly interested in tropical weddings and honeymoons. In 2001 over eighty-five thousand visitors to the island came to be married or for a honeymoon. In the following year (2002) that figure increased to more than eighty-six thousand. This area of the tourism market is expected to grow even further in 2003.
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