Maria Carpenter and Fred Lacourt, tie the knot at Tierra del Sol

Maria Carpenter & Fred Lacourt, from Milwaukee, WI, came to Aruba for the first time two years ago and fell in love with the island. As the decision to get married was made, they thought Aruba would be perfect and arranged all details with wedding specialist Bonnie Stanley, while booking their trip into the Occidental Resort.

The wedding party, with twenty family members and friends in attendance took place at Tierra del Sol Resort, Spa & Country Club, and enjoyed live entertainment with guitarist Jonathan Sanchez, during the outdoor ceremony, overlooking the California lighthouse, and the beautiful golf course. An elegant reception followed, at Ventanas del Mar restaurant, in the lounge area with Champagne and hors d’hoeuvres. Dinner, a sumptuous three course menu, took off with Crispy Mixed Greens, tomato, pickled onions, Greek Feta cheese, toasted walnuts & honey vinaigrette, chased by a choice of Red Snapper Fillet with Garlic Shrimps or Beef Tournedos with Provencal oven roasted potatoes, veggies, and truffle sauce. For dessert Dark Chocolate Cake with Orange Grand Marnier Ice Cream, concluded the much-enjoyed affair. Pictured here the love-birds and their guests at Tierra del Sol, Resort, Spa & Country Club.