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Updated Grand Cayman Weddings Thread

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Congrats!!! I haven't been on in quite sometime, been up to my ears in last minute details... Anyways, I am also using Reverend Myers, Rebecca Davidson and Focus Salon (review?)  I have worked with Rebecca beofre but how was your service and your hair/makeup?  I think I am working with hannah from Focus... How was La Dolce Vita?  Where is that?  We are looking for a Sunday night dinner spot...

 

So happy everything went well for you, congrats again!!!

Originally Posted by chitownbride View Post

Hi all - I just got back from our wedding in Grand Cayman and it was AMAZING!! If anyone has questions I'm happy to help.

 

Here is a run down of our vendors.

 

Welcome BBQ - catered by Chef John (local who has a BBQ on the public beach - he is amazing)

Rehearsal Dinner - La Dolce Vita

Wedding ceremony and reception - The Wharf

Planner - Mary Ann at Celebrations

Photographer - Rebecca Davidson

Minister - Reverend Donovan Myers

Rentals and Flowers - Celebrations

Hair and Makeup - Crispin from Focus Salon (came to my condo)

Accommodations - Harbour Heights (condos)

Transportation - Tropicana Tours

Welcome bags - brought beach bags and koozies from the US and went to Cost U Less and Blackbeards for snacks and beer

 

I will say, one of the most helpful things was that all of these vendors work together all the time and get along really well. They worked with each other on a lot of the logistics so I didn't have to get involved. For example, it rained all day on the day of the wedding, but Mary Ann worked with The Wharf to set up our "plan b" ceremony layout and Rebecca adjusted our timeline and let Mary Ann know where we would be. By the time I arrived at The Wharf, everything was set up and was absolutely perfect - all I had to do was walk down the aisle! And the sun came out right before we started!

 

I have to give a huge shout out to The Wharf. They were amazing! They have a private beach for weddings that is adjacent to a patio that is tented with white tents (that you do not have to pay for). They are very flexible and can accommodate as few or as many guests as you have. The service is excellent and the food is amazing. And there is no food and drink minimums. Celebrations brought in the rented tables, chairs and linens, as well as centerpieces. The website for The Wharf does not do it justice - it is the perfect beach-side wedding location and one of very few restaurants right on the water with private space. With such a pretty location and amazing views of the beach and water - you hardly need any additional decor! We were supposed to get married on the beach, but with the weather they moved it to the upper deck of the restaurant and it was still amazing - looking right over the water and the suns

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Hey Ladies!!!!

 

I just got back from our destination wedding in the Grand Cayman! It was absolutely amazing!!!! Everything went off without a hitch. We couldn't have asked for anything better.

 

Rehearsal Dinner - The Grand Old House

Wedding Ceremony & Reception - The Grand Old House

Wedding Officiant - Rev. O. McLaughlin

Photographer - Aaron Rebarcheck

Hair and Make-up - Rock Gorgeous Hair

Accomodations - Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

 

The Grand Old House was amazing. It is very different than your typical wedding venue on the Island. It is an old plantation house and they have done a fantastic job keeping the gorgeous original character. The food for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception was out of this world. There was not a single complaint (trust me there usually is from this group). Our wedding officiant was very funny and well spoken.

 

Our photographer, Aaron, was so accomodating. He came to our hotel the day we arrived to touch base. After the ceremony, he quickly brought us to 2 different locations right down the street to get even more shots.

 

Rock Gorgeous Hair.....not many people have heard about them....but they were exactly what I was looking for!! Tanja did a fabulous job on all of the girls make-up. Jeanie did wonders with our hair. She owns a salon in LA and has done weddings in Laguna Beach. I wanted Kim Kardashian hair. She did exactly that (well thank goodness to my clip in extensions).

 

Let me know if anyone wants pictures. I can e-mail them to you.

 

~Diane

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YAY!!!  Congratulations Diane!  I've been thinking about you actually!  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me pics and any info that would be helpful.  How was Desiree?  I am SO glad you liked ROCK Gorgeous!!!  I know that is where I will be going now!  :)  My email is kkb4987@hotmail.com.  Thank you SO much dear!!!!!!

 

Kristin

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Congratulations!  Sounds like a perfect wedding!

 

Where does Chef John do his beach BBQ?  Is there a website?

 

Everything sounds like it was amazing! Thanks for all the vendor recommendations!

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We have been here in Cayman since Thursday and it's been raining everyday . Our wedding was scheduled for today but we moved to Wednesday hoping the rain will settle by then. Just poured all day today!!! The Island is so quiet. Hardly any tourist. Maybe 1 cruise ship a day. Gas is $5.95 CI so over $7 US. sticker shock when we went grocery shopping. Seems everyone closes shop early on Sat. Nothing open Sundays except some restaurants. We've been staying at The Reef Resort East End and love it! 1bd with living room and full kitchen. All rooms are face the beach and are Just steps from the water. Fun thing to check out is the Shoe Tree on Southsound rd. I'm leaving my wedding flip flops there before we go home. Shoe tree is on Facebook for info. Watch out for the mass invasion of crabs on the road near the Blow Holes. You'll dodge at first then realize there is no way around them. So crazy! Praying for a peak of sun for Wed. Initially we wanted a sunset wedding with TTD tomorrow but now we probably won't see a sunset so going to do wedding in afternoon and do TTD same day. Rain or Shine!

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Congrats to you for your Cayman wedding!! 

 

I'm getting married there in July and wanted to know if you could email me pics of your wedding hair & makeup? 

 

Thanks!

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Congrats to you!!

 

I'm getting married in July and wanted to know if you could email me pictures of your wedding hair & makeup from Rock Gorgeous? 

 

Thank you!

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Just found this forum and we are getting married April 2013 in the Cayman Islands where we've been twice and fell in love with.  Just got engaged this past weekend so hoping to get some ideas on where start here.

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We got married on the 24th.  Used Simply Weddings Cayman Islands.  You can find them on facebook with hundreds of wedding pictures.  Stayed at The Reef Resort booked using VRBO.com  Rained every day and even had to move our wedding from the 21st to the 23rd due to the storms.  Here is a photo of my husband and I at Smith's Cove.MariAbePhotography-8851.jpg

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what a beautiful photo CaymanBride0512!  

 

I have inquired with Simply Weddings to get information about using them for our April 2013 wedding. Sent an email through their website a few days ago and have not gotten any response.  In the mean time, I am in contact with Marina from Grand Cayman Beach Suites and also Molly at Creativent.  I am trying to get an idea of what a budget would look like for a wedding with about 20-25 guests. 

 

Anyone on the boards getting married in Grand Cayman later this year or in 2013? This board needs another revival!

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