Friday, August 30, 2013

I'm a Certified 

Sandals WeddingMoon Specialist !

I'm thrilled to be a Certified WeddingMoons Specialist after completing Sandals' innovative WeddingMoons certification training! 

A WeddingMoon simplifies the expensive wedding/honeymoon planning process by merging the two events to create a relaxing, memorable Caribbean vacation for the bridal couple, their families and friends.

The WeddingMoon couple hosts a group of guests who generally are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses, which at Sandals are all-inclusive -- food, most drinks, watersports and other resort amenites are included. The wedding and honeymoon can both take place at one resort, or the couple can opt to move to a second venue for a more private honeymoon experience.

Gorgeous pool at Sandals Emerald Bay

I loved the training! We learned about trends in Sandals' Destination Wedding options, gathered ideas on wedding planning, island-by-island legal marriage regulations, and insights about new honeymoon and vow renewal options. 

We even joined in a mock wedding rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception to really immerse in the experience! I was also able to meet with many of Sandals' resort managers and wedding coordination staff. This is so important! Now I can pick up the phone to any of Sandals' great staff to personally ensure that my clients are treated as VIPs.

I'm elated to become known as a WeddingMoons Specialist -- thanks to Sandals, their comprehensive training for expert travel agents, and their superb resort facilities that are so easy to sell!

I'll share details of the many perks and extras that bridal couples can enjoy!
or give me a call!


Ellen's travel career spans more than 20 years, 
with dozens of certifications, awards and accolades to her credit.

Read Ellen's story here!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Bridal/Honeymoon Registry at Smiles & Miles Travel!

Smiles and Miles Travel has been honored by Travel Impressions/American Express as one of the country's Top 15 Independent Travel Agents.

We got there by being independent of any one supplier and have built our own brand by providing our clients with unmatched customer service for which we are well-known. See testimonials from just a few of our hundreds of Bridal and Honeymoon couples.

We are delighted to partner with Honeymoon Wishes to offer the convenience of a Bridal/Honeymoon Registry to our website.

In response to client requests, we also now feature Destination Wedding Wear, a selection of resort and special-occasion clothing for bridal couples and their Destination Wedding guests.

Enjoy! And remember to contact Ellen Paderson for a free initial consultation about your upcoming Destination Wedding and/or Honeymoon!