The Little One – Aruba
Dreaming of a fabulous Aruba destination wedding? If you are into the whole vintage wedding concept, you’ve GOT to hear more about
The Little One
A Special Origination Story
The story of The Little One is closely intertwined with the stories of two extraordinary people – Maarten and Jacky. Maarten moved to Aruba in 2016, bringing along his charming red 50-year-old Volkswagen van and 6 years of culinary experience in Dubai, Barcelona, and the Netherlands.
The van – dubbed “LOLA” by Maarten and his father – served initially as a coffee bar in the Netherlands. In Aruba, Maarten replaced coffee with smoothies and acai bowls, quickly receiving all sorts of requests to cater to weddings, parties, and events.
Then, spurred by her shared interest in vintage VWs, Jacky entered the picture – becoming The Little One chef, Maarten’s business partner, and eventually, his wife.
Unique Wedding Concepts
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Over the years, Maarten and Jacky have come up with more and more creative vintage wedding concepts to join LOLA…
LOLA: The original classic red VW van, Lola serves as a cocktail bar where guests can get fresh cocktails, champagne, and smoothies. Lola can pull up nearly anywhere – on the beach, at Aruba’s beautiful national parks, into ballrooms and conference centers, you name it!
BELLA: Looking for a unique way to serve Prosecco and beer on draft? Bella, an ocean blue Italian 3-wheeler, offers a charming place to serve ice-cold drinks. Guests can even stop by and mix their own cocktails!
SUZIE: Sweet Suzie is The Little One’s delightful, pink coffee and ice-cream piaggio. Guests can grab a scoop or two of our four locally made ice cream flavors or a fresh cup of Grand Milano coffee.
OTTO: A versatile concept piece, Otto, the vintage scooter can serve as your wedding cake table, cocktail bar, salad bar, gift table, or even a DJ booth.
BEETHOVEN: A DJ booth disguised as a stunning white grand piano, Beethoven is an crowd-pleaser, making its way to Aruba’s hottest nightclubs, beaches, private gardens, indoor venues, and more!
ROCKABILLY: A classic Wurlitzer Jukebox, Rockabilly is actually the last of his kind, offering couples and guests the opportunity to play everything from decade classics and golden oldies to classic rock and contemporary tracks. Rockabilly will even play your own CD playlist.
LUCY: Another vintage Volkswagen van – painted ocean blue – serves as the PERFECT photobooth for lots of fun guest photos.
It looks like a traditional Aruban house from the outside. But in reality, it’s actually another fabulous photo and video booth, where wedding guests can record heartfelt video messages, share them on social media instantly, and take photos home as a souvenir.
International Cuisine Meets Aruban Classics
From classic family dinners to food stations, walking dinners, and picnic brunch baskets, The Little One’s Chef Jacky is always looking for creative ways to serve guests. The menu features a wide variety choices using fresh ingredients and pulling from both international and local Aruban cuisines. Chef Jacky even offers vegetarian options!
Some of our favorite menu items include…
- Indian Samosa – fried triangles of spiced potato, paisa cheese, & cilantro with delicious avocado cilantro allioli sauce
- Salmon Cones – smoked salmon smothered in physalis crème & mustard dill, stuffed in a savory cone with black sesame seeds
- And for dessert… Banana Walnut Rum Cake – scrumptious homemade banana cake with sweet roasted walnuts and silky banana crème
NEW: Picnic Aruba
Interested in a luxury pop-up picnic for your special occasion? Owned and managed by the same family who started The Little One, the Picnic Aruba concept has been a big hit!
Picnic Aruba offers couples a chic, romantic (and small-scale) way to celebrate their proposal, wedding, vow renewal, or bachelorette party. Just choose your menu and decide whether you want to picnic on the beach or have a basket delivered to your home, hotel, or vacation rental.
The Little One Wedding Amenities
No matter your unique style, The Little One can transform your vision into reality, offering its services for any of the following events:
- Rehearsal dinners
- Welcome parties
- Destination Weddings
- Wedding Ceremonies
- Wedding Receptions
- LGBTQ Weddings
- Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties
- And even, Vow Renewal Ceremonies!
For more information about The Little One wedding concepts, visit their website , give them a call at 297-745-5008, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them an information request through their website.
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