Bethsarim van Koetsveld (Beth)
Beth is part of the EDW Team and creates Aruba Extraordinary Destination Weddings. She will serve you as the regional planner on Aruba that deals directly with the local vendors and ensures things get done locally. You can have peace of mind as she will be your ambassador while your wedding wishes and dreams get executed. Whether you are coming from the U.S., Europe, India, Canada or China, Beth is ready to team up with your originating EDW planner back home, to make sure your wedding is an absolute success!
Beth was destined to become a Wedding Planner from a very young age when at the tender age of 14, she assisted her soon to be Uncle get to the Cunucu House (Town Hall) in Curacao in one piece for his wedding. As she tells the story, “He was so nervous almost losing his way, nearly forgetting his tie, and sweating up a storm.” With Beth’s help however, he made it to the ceremony on time and was as cool as a cucumber by the time he arrived. That ability to manage an exciting and emotional time in a person’s life is in part why there are Wedding Planners on this planet.
Beth has been a resident of Aruba for the past 21 years and if you ask her what she loves most about the island, she will tell you that it’s the sugary white sand beaches that must be experienced in order to be fully appreciated. Having worked in Aruba’s tourism industry since 2005, with a focus on presentation and décor, opening her own wedding planning firm was a natural next step and ultimate goal of Beth’s. Coupled with her background in the stage arts and Psychology, Beth has the perfect skill set to handle even the most complicated of weddings.
Best Reasons to get Married in Aruba
1.Sugary white beaches, unique and beautiful sunsets, cool salty breeze and beautiful turquoise waters that encircle this island I call home.
2.There is a constant feeling of calm and serenity, where our island becomes your backyard to explore and enjoy, that combined with the beautiful beaches lends itself to being a very romantic place indeed.
3. Arubans can be so friendly and welcoming, when you get married here, you share it with 90.000 new friends. Let us know that you’re here for your wedding and we instantly get excited for you.
4. Aruba is rich with traditional architecture like the Fort Zoutman building or our beautiful Town Hall, where your civil wedding will take place, to more modern and seasoned venues that may be the ideal fit for more modern couples, Aruba offers something for everyone.
5. Cuisine is so versatile and varied Aruba offers taste treats for everyone. One of our leading caterers has developed desserts that are unique to our island’s traditions and use locally sourced fruits and our indigenous products.
6. You can choose to have a small private beach wedding, and have a little piece of white sand all to yourself or choose from the many excellent resorts in Aruba.
7.And the pictures of your wedding are guaranteed to be amazing!