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How We Met

In June 2014, DiCarlo and Alayna attended a party for BET weekend in Los Angeles. They met, exchanged numbers, and went on their first date two weeks later. They connected over their passion for Film/TV and being from Chicago.

After a few months of dating, they fell in love...

Let's Travel The World Together

Over the past nine years, Alayna and DiCarlo have made it a point to travel as much as they can. It started with weekend trips to different places around California and now they have visited many different countries together! Some of their favorite destinations are Jamaica, Hawaii, and Fiji.

Since traveling is a part of the foundation of their relationship, what better way to get married than to have a destination wedding!

The Proposal

On February 12th, 2022, DiCarlo surprised Alayna with a trip to Santa Ynez for her birthday and Valentine's Day. Alayna expected a wonderful weekend of wine tastings (her favorite) but instead DiCarlo asked her to wake up at 5 AM to go on a hike. After listening to Alayna complain the whole ride, DiCarlo parks the car at a local market and says " A man in van will come pick us up." After more complaining from Alayna, they get in a van with 6 other people and arrive in a field with cattle. Before Alayna could complain again, the staff unraveled and inflate a large hot air balloon. This shut Alayna up. During the beautiful ride, DiCarlo waited until the moment the sun hit the horizon and proposed to Alayna. Alayna cried so intensely that she could barely say the word "yes!" He slipped the gorgeous pink engagement ring on her finger and they enjoyed the rest of the ride in complete bliss.

And now it is time for you to witness us start our next chapter of our journey on our wedding day! See you all there!


Love,
Alayna & Dicarlo

WEDDING DETAILS

THE CEREMONY

SATURDAY, MAY 18 2024 TIME TBD

Aurora Anguilla (Beachfront)
Anguilla, British West Indies
Semi Formal Attire

More Details to Follow

COCKTAIL HOUR

SATURDAY, MAY 18 2024 TIME TBD

Aurora Anguilla
TBD

More Details to Follow

THE RECEPTION

SATURDAY, MAY 18 2024 TIME TBD

Aurora Anguilla
LOCATION TBD

More Details to Follow

EVENTS

Welcome to Anguilla

Friday, May 17 6-9 PM

Location: Sunshine Shack
Walk right down Rendezvous Beach from Aurora and join us for an Island Style BBQ!

Kick off our wedding weekend Anguilla style! Wear your best resort wear and bright colors.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Aurora Anguilla (Host Hotel)

All wedding weekend events will take place at the Aurora Anguilla!

We highly recommended reserving your room as soon as possible as spaces will go fast. All guests will receive a special discounted rate on all room types plus the following:

• Complimentary High-speed wireless internet access
• Complimentary welcome drink at arrival (rum punch or non-alcoholic)
• Complimentary self or valet parking
• Complimentary use of non-motorized water sports at both resort beaches
• Beach & Pool chaise lounges & umbrellas at both resort pools and beaches
• Resort-wide shuttle transportation
• Aurora logo’d water bottles (one per person)
• Complimentary access to Aurora’s Entertainment Complex
• Use of Resort Bicycles
• Complimentary 24-hour access to Fitness Center including Yoga and Spin Classes
• Complimentary tours of the Aurora Hydroponic Farm
• Complimentary resort Flora & Fauna Tour

Booking Policies:
To book your stay, you may call 1-800-210-6444 or click the link below. Use group code 2405LTYKWM when booking.

****Please note, if you would like to book a room that is not listed on the booking link, please call in to book your room and receive a 25% discount! Also, if you would like to extend your stay before Thursday, May 16th or after May 19th, you must call in to book or book the provided dates online and call in to extend after booking!****

Room rates will be subject to a non-commissionable daily resort fee of $49 per room per night. A deposit equal to a one-night stay paid upon booking is non-refundable. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date (s) indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the reserved stay. Remaining nights are non-refundable after they are paid 21 days prior to arrival. Until 21 days prior to arrival, individuals would lose more than (1) night and tax if they cancel, but within 21 days individuals will be liable and potentially lose all deposit paid if they had to cancel close to the arrival date. All deposits shall be charged at the time the reservation is made.



**ALL ROOMS MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY MONDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2024 TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED RATE**

Other Accommodation Options

Other hotels in Anguilla

Though we highly recommend that you stay at the host hotel, there are also other beautiful resorts on the island. These are just a few recommendations. Check them out below!

Please note these are just suggestions and we do not have any room blocks set up at these resorts.

Getting To Anguilla

Flights

Recommended Travel Day: Thursday, May 16 2024

There are a few ways to get to Anguilla! You may fly into St. Maarten (SXM) and take a ferry over to Anguilla. You may also fly directly into Anguilla (AXA) on American Airlines. The choice is yours but we ask that you let us know when you RSVP so that we can arrange transportation to the hotel!

Ferry Rides

If you fly into St Maarten, hop on the ferry and head over to Anguilla. The boat ride is about 20 minutes long. We will provide hosted ferry rides on Wednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16th for arrivals. On May 19th, we will provide ferry rides back to St. Maarten for departure.

More details to come!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, WE HAVE THE ANSWER

Q: What day should I arrive to participate in the festivities?

A: We recommend all guests arrive on or before Thursday, May 16, 2024. All events will commence on Friday, May 17, 2024 and we want to get settled in and have a chance to explore the resort before the fun begins!

Q: When should I depart Anguilla?

A: The last event takes place on Sunday, May 18, 2024, however, you are not required to attend. Feel free to depart at anytime on Sunday or stay a few days and enjoy the beautiful island of Anguilla!

Q: Is the Resort All-Inclusive?

A: No, it is not an all-inclusive resort. Guests are responsible for all food and beverages consumed with the exception of our events.


Q: Do I have to book a certain type of room to get the special rate or can I book any room/suite?

A: All rooms are available at a special discounted rate! Some rooms will be more than others so be sure to check the rates when selecting the room type. These rates start at $409 per night.

Q: Are children allowed?

A: You are more than welcome to bring children on the trip! However, children under the age of 13 will not be allowed to attend the ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception so please plan accordingly.

Q: How do I get from the ferry to the resort?

A: If you are staying at the Aurora Anguilla, please note this when RSVP'ing. The Wedding Coordinator will be in touch closer to the date to gather your travel information and arrange transportation to and from the resort.


Q: Am I allowed to bring more than one guest?

A: All guests are permitted to RSVP with up to one additional guest unless given prior approval from the Bride or Groom. Please include their first and last name when you RSVP.


Q: Do I need a passport to travel to Anguilla?

A: YES! You will need a passport to enter both Anguilla and St. Maarten. Please check that your passport does not expire 6 months BEYOND our wedding date! If your passport expires anytime before November 15, 2024, you will be denied access into Anguilla so please plan ahead.
If you don't have a passport, please apply now! The processing times are longer than ever.


Q: What if I RSVP'd and booked my room but can no longer attend?

A: Unfortunately, the deposit paid at the time of booking is non-refundable with no exceptions. If you can no longer attend we ask that you contact the bride or groom and update your RSVP status on the wedding website!

Registries

Looking to send a gift? Click one of the links below to send a gift to the Bride and Groom:

Thank you so much!

Love,


Alayna & DiCarlo