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Instagram your Valentine's Day proposal and win!

Posted by Kim Wheeler on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Did your Valentine surprise you by popping the question this weekend? If so, we want you to show off your love on Instagram for a chance to win a romantic 7-night stay* for two at the all-inclusive Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! 


Contest Prize:  7-night stay for two adults at the all-inclusive Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (see details below). Does not include airfare. 

Contest Dates: Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 2pm EST to Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9pm EST, 2014.  

For your chance to win, simply: 

  • Follow us on Instagram at @destweds

  • Share a photo that best represents your Valentine's Day proposal on Instagram

  • In the caption section of your photo be sure to use the hastag #DWvdayproposal

  • Tag us in the caption: @destweds

The submissions will be judged on creativity and the overall message of romance by a panel of 4 experts at the Destination Weddings Travel Group.

The winner will be notified via Instagram by 12 pm EST on Friday February 21, 2014. The winner has 24 hours to email and claim their prize. Once accepted, the winner will be announced on our blog and the winning submission will be shared on's social channels.  

*Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for one stay of 7-nights for two people in a double occupancy, all-inclusive package at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Stay must be taken by December 31, 2014
  • Stay is subject to availability and black-out dates apply
  • Prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash

Additional Terms and Conditions

  • This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Instagram. Direct questions to socialmedia@destinationweddings(dot)com
  • Winner has one day (24 hours) to respond and accept giveaway. If the person does not accept via email with signed acceptance notice within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen based on the winner selection process mentioned above
  • To receive name of winner (in addition to notification on blog), send self-addressed stamped envelope to:, 321 Commonwealth Rd, Suite 303, Wayland, MA 01778.

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So She Married a Romantic

Posted by Yasmin Bilimoria on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 @ 01:48 PM

Back in January, we launched a new and exciting Valentine’s Day Contest on Facebook, in which one lucky couple would win an amazing honeymoon at Sandals Grand Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  We asked couples to submit their engagement stories in 500 words or less, and over 100 couples did so! Entries closed in the first week of February and voting opened. Thousands of votes were cast and we announced the winning couple on Facebook!

With hundreds and hundreds of votes, Heather and Chris’ engagement story, entitled ‘So I’m Marrying a Romantic,’ won!!! Congratulations to them and thank you to everyone who entered our Valentine’s Day Contest. Below is the winning engagement story Heather and Chris submitted, how cute!

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"Chris is a true romantic and his proposal was just that. He made Valentine’s Day arrangements but played it off like it wasn’t anything big…until my parents came in with cameras and I saw the limo! He led me out to the limo and inside was wine, roses and chocolate covered strawberries. We set off for Boston and on the way he got down on one knee and made a beautiful proposal, followed by dinner at a hidden restaurant. I felt like a celebrity”

Again, congratulations to Heather and Chris! They will enjoy a seven-day/six-night Luxury Included® honeymoon at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

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Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort looks heavenly, right? Heather and Chris are one lucky couple! To get started on your own romantic adventure, click here!

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Valentine's Day Contest

Posted by Yasmin Bilimoria on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 @ 03:30 PM

It’s less than one month away and you might be thinking of ideas for a special date, an extraordinary gift, a fun outing or something similar. In the past you’ve done dinner and a movie, a relaxed night at home, a weekend getaway, etc. You might have exchanged gifts that maybe neither of you really wanted, one of you might have forgotten about it, or you both decided not to celebrate it. But, Valentine’s Day 2012 could be something totally different!

Imagine if you won a romantic getaway for two to somewhere exotic where just you and your loved one could took a break from reality - no worries in the world, just the two of you celebrating your love at an amazing resort in paradise. Envision deluxe accommodations, gourmet meals, daily and nightly entertainment, activities galore and more! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not!

With the help of our friends at Sandals, we’ve brought you a new and exciting contest on our Facebook page! It’s simple – fill out the entry form and submit your engagement story, tell all of your friends and family to vote for your story when the time is right, and you just might be on your way to Jamaica for the vacation of a lifetime!

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For all of the important details and to enter, please visit us on Facebook!

Brought to you by:

Sandals Resorts – The Luxury Included® Vacation. Visit online at and Visit online at

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