First and foremost, Patricia and I would like to acknowledge that your presence at our wedding is the greatest gift we could have beginning this beautiful life together! Marriage is a powerful covenant, and to be able to share our happiness with you on this momentous occasion, truly means the world to us.....
Powerful memories are truly genuine and unable to be fabricated, and we consider them to be much more valuable than any material item that you could gift us. Therefore, Patricia and I have decided to make our wedding registry the gift of a lifetime: The gift of an ADVENTURE!!
Our phenomenal honeymoon and first trip as newlyweds will be to the Carribbean island of St. Lucia! We ask that you partake in this momentous event by participating in our honeymoon registry, and gifting us the gift of memories.....We will take photographs of the events that you participate in, and it will be almost as if you were right there with us on the sunny, beautiful beaches of St. Lucia. Whether you'd like to become a part of our "scuba diving adventure," parasailing, or simply partake in a bottle of champagne with us; we really appreciate your support and interest in this exciting adventure of ours, and the timeless memories that shall forever be a part of us!
Thank you and we cannot wait to see you all very soon!!!
Love, Patricia and Morad
Saint Lucia i/seɪnt ˈluːʃə/ (French: Sainte-Lucie) is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238.23 sq mi) and has a population of 174,000 (2010). Its capital is Castries. Two Nobel laureates, Arthur Lewis, an economist, and Derek Walcott, a poet and playwright, have come from the island. It is the nation with the second most such honorees per capita after the Faroe Islands.
One of the Windward Islands, it was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French, the first European colonizers. They signed a treaty with the native Carib people in 1660. England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667; in ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times and rule of the island changed frequently (it was seven times each ruled by the French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint Lucia was also known as the "Helen of the West Indies". Saint Lucia has a legal system based on British common law. The judiciary is independent and conducts generally fair public trials. The financial sector has weathered the global financial crisis, but the recession has hurt tourism.
Representative government came about in 1924 (with universal suffrage from 1953). From 1958 to 1962, the island was a member of the Federation of the West Indies. On February 22, 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations associated with the United Kingdom. The island nation celebrates this every year with a public holiday. It is also a member of la Francophonie.
Tourism is vital to Saint Lucia's economy. Its economic importance is expected to continue to increase as the market for bananas becomes more competitive. Tourism tends to be more substantial during the dry season (January to April). Saint Lucia tends to be popular due to its tropical weather and scenery and its numerous beaches and resorts.
Other tourist attractions include a drive-in volcano, Sulphur Springs (in Soufrière), the Botanical Gardens, the Majestic twin Peaks "The Pitons", A world heritage site, the rain forests, and Pigeon Island National Park, which is home to Fort Rodney, an old British military base.
The majority of tourists visit Saint Lucia as part of a cruise. Most of their time tends to be spent in Castries, although Soufriere, Marigot Bay and Gros Islet are popular locations to visit.
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