December 16, 2009 09:00 ET Named #1 Destination Wedding Agency in the United States Named Top Destination Wedding Agency in the United States by Sandals Resorts

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - Sandals Resorts honored as the top Destination Wedding Agency in the United States. The award was announced at Sandals "Best of the Best" awards conference in Puerto Rico. The "Best of the Best" awards honor experts that led the way within the destination wedding industry.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from Sandals," said President Quentin "Bud" Carmichael Jr. "We are proud of our success to date, but are more excited about our plans for growth in 2010. The key to our success has been our dedicated in-house support/IT staff and talented destination wedding planners who continue to go the extra mile for our couples and their wedding guests. We do over 1,000 destination weddings per year, and we are honored to be a part of every one."

Destination weddings have continued to grow, and appear to actually be recession-enabled. In today's economy couples are able to save upward of $10,000 by having a destination wedding, and get to share their vows in a unique and memorable way. Before the economic downturn destination weddings had crept up over 16% with growth continuing throughout the year, leading to forecasted record numbers for 2010.

About ( provides full-service destination wedding planning for couples across the globe. combines the strong personal service of over 150 certified destination wedding planners, along with the technology of their website (, to offer couples the only true full-service one-stop shopping for destination weddings.

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