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~ Couple to exchange vows in romantic wedding at Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall in wedding organised by CTO and  ~


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (14 May, 2012)  For John Gordon Andre Millard and Tricialouise Gurley, a Caribbean wedding has been a fantasy. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Marry Caribbean ( are about to take the couple – whose first meeting was virtual – from the land of make-believe and turn their fantasy into reality.

Millard, from Montreal, Canada, and Gurley, from Baltimore, Maryland, USA, will say “I do” in a “live” romantic Caribbean Wedding during Caribbean Week in New York next month. The two, who met on the internet dating site, in July 2011, were selected after a contest promoted, the internet’s most complete listing of Caribbean destination wedding and honeymoon resources.   Couples were required to write an essay about how they met and why the Caribbean was their dream honeymoon destination.

“Getting married is both a goal and a dream that John and I are looking forward to, and the thought of spending our honeymoon in the Caribbean is a fantasy we share at the moment,” Ms. Gurley wrote. “I am hoping  you would see fit to choose me as this year’s candidate so that John and I can fulfill our dream of happily ever after.”

For the two, “happily ever after” begins when they exchange vows in a live Caribbean wedding at Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday 6 June. Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors to the “Big Apple” are expected to witness the ceremony – the romantic element of the Caribbean Travel and Cultural Fair, Wedding & Vacation Mart organized by the CTO’s New York office. The wedding is also being planned by Marry Caribbean.

“Ms. Guyley and Mr. Millard are in love, they are excited, and they are looking forward to this event.  The exuberance, the graciousness, the excitement, the many thanks were punctuated by screams of delight when they received the good news,” said Jacqueline Johnson, the president and CEO of Global Bridal Group (, the parent company of

The vows will be administered by Judge Sam Walker, while the Master of Ceremonies will be Mar Jennings, the lifestyle expert, author and Fox TV host.

The Caribbean Wedding is being supported by:                                                                –  Tuxedo for the Groom

Steve Lang, CEO, Mon Cheri, LLC                               –   Gown for the bride

Abena Amory-Powell                                                        –  Soloist by St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Anguilla Tourist Board                                                    –  Officiant (Judge Sam Walker)

Brenda O’Neal of This Ring Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Travel Agency

British Virgin Islands                                                      –  Flowers  

Hermian Fraser                                                                  –  Make up & hair

Jamaica Tourist Board                                                  –  Anniversary trip (Jewels Dunns River Resort & Spa

                                                                                                           Spa/Island routes Lovers Rock Catamaran Cruise)

 Marry Caribbean/CaribbeanWeddingAssociation      – Day of wedding activities/gifts

GrayCliff Hotel & Restaurant                                 – Cigars/Gift Basket

St. Kitts                                                                                – Honeymoon & Cake (Marriott Hotel & American Airlines)

Curacao                                                                              –  Photographer


The wedding ceremony begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 6 June, 2011, however, the Fair runs from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

For more information on the Caribbean Wedding, the Caribbean Travel and Cultural Fair, Wedding and Vacation Mart, or for the full Caribbean Week in New York programme, visit

Caribbean Week in New York is sponsored by: Anguilla, Barbados,  Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Islands, Cititech Solutions, David Williams Funeral Home, Fine Fare Supermarket (233rd Street, Bronx) Global Bridal Group/, Golden Krust, Grace Foods, Invest Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, The Wall Street Journal, and World Travel Market, World Travel Market Latin America.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization 

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados and marketing operations in New York, London and Toronto, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency and comprises membership of over 30 member governments and a myriad of private sector entities.

The CTO’s mission is to provide to and through its members, the services and information needed for the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of the Caribbean people.  The organization provides specialized support and technical assistance to member countries in the areas of marketing, human resource development, research and statistics, information technology and sustainable tourism development.  The CTO disseminates information on behalf of its member governments to consumers and the travel trade.

The CTO’s New York office is located at 80 Broad St., Suite 3200, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511;; CTO’s London office is located at The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail:; CTO Headquarters is located at One Financial Place, Collymore Rock, St, Michael, Barbados; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail: For more information, please visit or www.onecaribbean.orgGet the latest CTO updates on Twitter at Connect with CTO on Facebook at











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