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#21 GrandCayBride

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    Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:48 AM



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    Originally Posted by Starfish0512 

    We are looking at a guest list of 30, expecting around 20-25. Because our guest list is on the smaller side (just how we wanted it) and due to the requirements of the caribbean club to hold a ceremony there, I spoke with my FMIL, she agreed that perhaps the best way to handle the guests would be in single rooms i.e Grand Cayman Beach Suites...  spoke with Marina again and she has us penciled in for May 25, 2012.   Unfortunately the 26th was booked already but i'm fine with a friday wedding!  Needless to say GrandCay Bride - I will definitely be looking forward to all the wonderful reviews you will have from your wedding!!!



     



    #22 GrandCayBride

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      Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:50 AM

      Sorry this site is not working properly....was trying to say we are both having same size wedding.....manageable number of people.....so that we can spend time with family who are taking their vacation time to be with us.



      #23 Starfish0512

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        Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:21 PM

        So.... what an amazing island! I have to say I've traveled the Caribbean a bit so has my FI, and we both agree this is by far the cleanest island either of us have ever been to!  Everyone there is so friendly and helpful!  We were fairly busy with meetings everyday except Sunday but got alot decided on and very excited for moving forward!  We've completely switched things up and decided it's our wedding so...  Caribbean Club it is, beachfront condos, dinner and brunch (Sunday) by Luca, flowers and rentals by celebrations, will most likely be using Creativent for the day of coordinator and our rehearsal will either be at tiki beach or ortanique.  Thinking of cooking a family style dinner Thursday night - may have it catered, not sure...  just need to confirm an officiant and a violinist for the ceremony. 

         

        We also got our engagement pics done with Rebecca Davidson, the session we won thru crystal blue wedding studio (she blogged about it if you want to see some).  Rebecca is amazing to work with!  We've never done a session like this before so we were both a bit awkward at first but she made it so easy and got some great shots!!  Booked her for the wedding and a TTD session the next day, can't wait!!!!!  Is it May yet? 

         

        @ls415 - you are going to LOVE Caribbean club!  We walked down the beach our first day and hands down it is the perfect spot for our small family gathering...  The food at Luca is to die for, far best meal we had on the island - Ortanique coming in second...

         

        I do have one negative comment and that is surrounding the Wharf.  It is so unfortunate that it has gone down hill, "a tired owner" quoted by the locals, been there done that, etc.  The location is wonderful well kept for the most part - looks far better than grand old house - but the food is not acceptable for the price.  Just my opinion but wish I had asked around a bit before we sat down to eat.  That was going to be our spot for our RD until we ate there, then the search was on... I'll get some pictures up eventually - trying so hard to get all loose ends from our trip wrapped up and STD's ordered so we can sit back and relax till next year! 

         

         



        #24 ls415

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          Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:10 PM

          Thanks Stefanie-- you have me so pumped!!  I am sooooo glad to hear that you checked out Caribbean Club and Luca and you loved them -- that makes me feel so much better about our choice (sight unseen).  We are planning a visit in late July to see it ourselves too... we decided that we needed to ease our anxiety (ok, MY anxiety) before the big day in November.  I'll check out the other place you mention for rehearsal dinner.  And I wonder why you chose Creativent for wedding coordination instead of Celebrations?  I was thinking of doing something similar, and I wonder if it is for the same reason.  I'd also love advice on officiants if you find a great one.  That is such an intimate role to play at the wedding, it is weird for me to pick someone I don't know.  I'm going to interview people when I go there for our visit. 

           

          As for your photos, I saw them on Crystal Blue and thought "Hey that is the girl from the forums!"  It was so cool to see the pictures after you mentioned you won the contest.  They are beautiful, congratulations. Thanks again for the update.



          #25 ls415

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            Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:15 PM


            Hi GrandCayBride, could you let me know who your Steel Drum player is?  Hope all is well for you, your big day is getting close!!

             

            Originally Posted by GrandCayBride 

            We are having ceremony on the Beach with a Steel Drum player......... cocktail hour at Hemingways terrace with Shellfish bar......then Dinner at Turtle pool Terrace.....Limited Hemingways menu.  We are having Mainstream a Jazz/Raggae band play at reception.   Should be fun.  I will definitely let you know how it went.



             



            #26 Starfish0512

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              Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:40 AM

              There was not a single thing about the Caribbean Club that we didn't love... Best property on the beach by far.  Because we are having such a small gathering we didn't need the services of a larger hotel like marriott or grand cayman beach suites.  We wanted private, inclusive, and it offers just that. Its amazing to me that it is on the busiest beach on the island yet it feels like you have your own beach! 

              We haven't definitely decided on Creativent, but Celebrations classic package just offers more than what we need.  I have most of the vendors booked so far - working on the officient, would love to hear who you meet with I agree entirely on your statement above!  I just need someone to take the reins 2 weeks before, confirm the vendors and be there on the day of for coordination.  To take care of collecting the rentals so I dont have to do it.  I haven't had this convo with them as of yet but I think it is completely doable.  Celebrations has been fantastic thus far and still plan to use some of their services, just not all...  what are your thoughts?  pm me if you'd like...

              I heard the grand old house has excellent food - we wern't thrilled with how it looked and oestra bay was to die for as well - it was a bit too "creative" for menu selection for our families but can't wait to hear about your trip!!!  When are you going?

               

              Thank you for the kind words about our photos!  We had a blast with Rebecca!! She makes it very easy, we were both a bit akward at first but quickly relaxed... we now know what to expect for our wedding photos!! 

               



              #27 GrandCayBride

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                Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:04 AM


                His name is Michael Lemay.  Yes the big day is 8 days away!!!  I can't wait.  I pick up my dress on Saturday.  I am taking it on the plane with me.  Afraid to get it there any other way.

                Originally Posted by ls415 


                Hi GrandCayBride, could you let me know who your Steel Drum player is?  Hope all is well for you, your big day is getting close!!

                 



                 



                 



                #28 Starfish0512

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                  Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:18 AM


                  You must be so excited!!!!!!  How long are you staying for? Are you doing a rehersal and dinner?  I can't wait to hear all about it!
                   

                  Originally Posted by GrandCayBride 


                  His name is Michael Lemay.  Yes the big day is 8 days away!!!  I can't wait.  I pick up my dress on Saturday.  I am taking it on the plane with me.  Afraid to get it there any other way.



                   



                   



                  #29 GrandCayBride

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                    Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:33 AM


                    Super excited.  11 days!!! WOOHOO!!!!!  We are having rehearsal dinner at Regazzi, it is across the street from our hotel so it will be easy for us all to get there-No transportation costs  :)  Marina our wc said it was very good with excellent wine choices.  I will let you know! 
                     

                    Originally Posted by Starfish0512 


                    You must be so excited!!!!!!  How long are you staying for? Are you doing a rehersal and dinner?  I can't wait to hear all about it!
                     



                     



                     



                    #30 GrandCayBride

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                      Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

                      Well I am back.......had a wonderful wedding thanks to our wedding coordinator Marina Flynn.  Rain just cleared up right before the ceremony. 

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