For Immediate Release: Friday, March 2, 2012
Contact: Rita Rich, firstname.lastname@example.org 301.404.9609
Wedding Planners in Blue
Meet Bill Malone and Sandy Malone of Weddings in Vieques and Culebra
Vieques, Puerto Rico-March 2, 2012 — Sandy, a former Wall Street Journal writer, fell in love with this Puerto Rican jewel of an island when she was a media consultant for the Government of Puerto Rico during its effort to kick the U.S. Navy off the island back in the 1990s. When her job was finished, she continued to visit the island, located seven miles off the coast of the main island of Puerto Rico, as frequently as possible.
In 2004, she got married on Vieques and found that wedding planning on an island located seven miles off the coast of another island called for her to use her skills as a seasoned event manager in Washington, DC. The San Juan wedding planner she hired and fired delivered nothing of what she promised, and Sandy and her then-fiancé Bill (a SWAT team commander in Washington, DC) ended up doing all of the work themselves.
Now with almost five years and 400 weddings and commitment ceremonies under her belt, Sandy has become quite an expert on Caribbean destination wedding planning, budgeting, and guest management.
“Not many wedding planners ask their brides if their grooms are going to be carrying when attend their destination wedding. I do. I’ve been there,” Sandy says.
Bill, a firearms instructor for 25 years, says, “My former gun range bag is now the “Wedding in Vieques Official Bridal Emergency Bag, because Sandy says it’s got so many pockets, it’s perfect for all the curling irons, brushes, etc. that a bride needs.”
Sandy explains that police families are special. “The experiences of loving a policeman or woman are those that their significant others may find difficult sharing with other wedding planners. But, I get what goes on in the minds and hearts of the extended family of those who put on the uniform, and strap on the belt, everyday. Not every wedding planner is going to be able to offer practical advice about safely, and legally travelling with a side-arm packed in ones luggage. Not everybody gets why bringing that weapon to one’s own wedding isn’t unusual or unique. I get it.”
Bill and Sandy got married in Vieques on Labor Day weekend, 2004. After he retired from the Metro Transit Police Department, in Washington, D.C. they decided to live on Vieques full time. They are frequent visitors to Washington and its suburbs. The two have family and friendships that bring them back here numerous times a year. One of those times is next week, between March 7th and the 11th. Please consider an interview with Bill and Sandy Malone, of Weddings In Vieques when they are next “home” and can meet with your Washington based correspondent. Or, please schedule an over-the-phone interview with them.
Find out why having a cop’s wife help you plan your wedding is an ideal situation. And, of course, remember, there would be no wedding planning company without the retired man in blue, Bill Malone.
For more information please see: www.weddingsinvieques.com
Hear Sandy Malone in Jim Bohannon’s Off-Beat report by copy-pasting the URL below in your browser or clicking below:
See Sandy on Channel 9, Washington, DC here:
Read Sandy’s blogs on the Huffington Post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandy-malone
Contact: Rita Rich, email@example.com or, 301.404.9609