Planning the Perfect Honeymoon

On Wednesday evening, August 14th, Trilogy Event Design hosted travel professionals from C'est Chic Vacations and JetSet Pilot Travel to discuss how to plan the perfect honeymoon!  

Poster design by Trilogy Event Design Designer, Teddy Nguyen

The evening started with Mattie Johnson of C'est Chic Vacation giving a presentation regarding the benefits of going to an all-inclusive resort. With eye-popping photographs of the popular Sandals Resorts' honeymoon destinations, our guests were tantalized with the prospect of taking their very own helicopter ride as a means of transfer from the airport in St Lucia to the amazing grounds of the Sandals Grande.

Attendees at Trilogy Event Design watching a presentation about Sandals Resorts

Our attendees then heard from Brian Podvia, owner of JetSet Pilot, regarding the importance of purchasing travel insurance for your honeymoon as well as setting up your very own honeymoon registry. Not every couple needs to register for pots and pans or other household knick-knacks for their weddings, so a honeymoon registry provides a fun alternative wedding gift. Instead of that frying pan, perhaps someone will want to gift you a candlelight dinner on the beach or that helicopter transfer!

Trilogy Event Design Co-Owners Michael and Francesca at Sandals Grande St. Lucian in November 2011

After the main presentations, Chief Event Planner Randi Martin and General Manager Michael Magro Jr facilitated a panel discussion and Q&A for our attendees. Several important highlights of the discussion:

  • Randi advised brides not  to change their last names until after the honeymoon is over because your ID and travel documents have to match
  • Michael advised couples if the main goal of your honeymoon is relaxation and romance, then wait until you reach your destination before booking excursions
  • Using a professional travel agent shouldn't cost you a penny as most are paid a commission by the resort/cruise line
  • A travel agent adds personal benefits you can't get from booking your trip online

We'd like to thank Mattie Johnson of C'est Chic Vacations and Brian Podvia of JetSet Pilot Travel for taking the time to speak with our attendees. If you would like to set up a free travel consultation with them, please click on their names above to email them directly.  

If you are interested in speaking with Trilogy Event Design about your upcoming wedding for planning or design, email us at or call us at 800-941-2770 for a free consultation.

Our next workshop is on October 9, 2013 entitled "Unplugged Weddings: Storytelling Thru Photography" featuring Casual Candids Photography. For more information about our upcoming events and to register for free tickets, visit us at