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@atrigler  I am having my florals done via Cayman Beach Suites wedding planning.  It's included in my package for the most part. I am not sure who their external vendor is at the moment.  I think we may go with One World for music but not sure yet as it will really depend on how many folks decide to come to the wedding but if it's looking like 20 or more, it will be worth the money.  Did they also do the music for you walking down the aisle?  I was thinking of going with the steel drum player for that.  

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@uhura56 - Craig from one world is arranging a guitarist and a drum player for us for the ceremony and the cocktail hour - he's not charging us a referral fee or anything and recommended them based on what we asked for - he wasn't sales-y or anything about them.  Have you decided about hair and make up yet?

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@GOH Bride - we're actually having our rehearsal dinner at Deckers- the company that owns them owns a few places on the island and they are flexible, accommodating and have been really great so far!  One of their places might be great for casual drinks!

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@atrigler  I think I will shot Craig an email from One World.  As for hair and makeup, I am going to book stephanie ford-ramoon.  Friended her on Facebook and we've been in contact. I may be doing a trip over to Grand Cayman in October to smooth things out before the wedding, so I will do a trial with her at that point.  As for hair, I am sort of a stylist myself.  I am doing some experimentation with my hair but my whole look will be 1940's pinup girl style. Anyway between myself and my MOH who is also a stylist, I probably won't be hiring anyone to do my hair. 

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So it's been a bit over a month since my wedding on GCM, have been awaiting my pro pics but simply can't wait any longer for a quick review for those getting married later this year or next.  Despite our arrival 5 days early into the worst rain they have had ever, we made the best of our trip.  Our guests arrived Thursday, still raining and we didn't care.  Small wedding just 18 of us total, family only.  We stayed at Caribbean Club, held everything there on Saturday afternoon, dinner at Luca and words can not explain how perfect everything was!  I have high expectations and everything exceeded what I had hoped for!  Molly from Creativent is AMAZING! She is so detail oriented and organized, thought of everything I might have forgotten, like markers for my signing map and lighters for the chinese lanterns we lit off Sat night.  Beyond the little details, she is just a pleasure to work with.  Hannah at Focus Salon did my hair and my sister's hair.  It came out beautifully! Flower Dell took care of our florals and used Massive for rentals - again exceeding my expectations!  We had Kate Allenger play the violin for the ceremony and cocktail hour, Rebecca Davidson was our photographer and had Reverend Myers as our officiant.  We also did our Rehersal Dinner at Ortanique - supposed to be outside but it was still a little soggy so they were very accomodating to bring us inside.  I had said from the moment we arrived, that we were there on the island, together with family with the end result being us getting married.  I absolutely didnt care that it rained for thefirst 5 days because the mornign of the wedding it finally broke and the sun came out during our ceremony.  The following Sunday was GORGEOUS out! Truly a special time for all of us!!

 

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Hi everyone!  I've loved going through this thread - pictures are gorgeous, tips are fantastic!  I've FINALLY narrowed my options down for a destination and we're thinking Caribbean Club/Luca late June 2013.  Hopefully we'll be able to book something in the next few weeks.  For CC brides who have hosted a welcome BBQ - can you give me an idea of the per person cost?  Would love to do that, but already worried about budget.  Thank you!

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@Starfish0512  WOW! You look absolutely beautiful!  The cake, your dress and hair..just lovely.  Did you guys have music and dancing at your wedding? Your flowers look really nice!  Did they ask you what colors you wanted or was it just a choice of having a tropical bouquet?  Looks like you guys really had a wonderful time! Congrats!

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Originally Posted by agm04 View Post

 

Hi everyone!  I've loved going through this thread - pictures are gorgeous, tips are fantastic!  I've FINALLY narrowed my options down for a destination and we're thinking Caribbean Club/Luca late June 2013.  Hopefully we'll be able to book something in the next few weeks.  For CC brides who have hosted a welcome BBQ - can you give me an idea of the per person cost?  Would love to do that, but already worried about budget.  Thank you!

Hi there! We too we concerned with budget going into theplanning stages and had originally thought of doing a family style cooking event on Thursday night as the welcome party.  Last thing I wanted to do when we got there was cook and couldn't have been happier with our choice to cater in Thursday night and Sunday morning brunch.  We did simple finger foods, pasta salad, potato salad and a ceasr salad.  It was delivered to our suite and cleaned up promptly the next morning.  I think it was around $36 USD a head... so worth it for the welcome party so you can socialize and not be bound to the kitchen.  Laura at LUCA is great to work with!

We did stock our suite with breakfast foods, lunch stuff and drinks, beer wine etc... We use our suite as the "host" suite as we were on the bottom floor beachfront so easy access for everyone! I wouldn't ahve done it anyother way, CC is truly a special place and they certainly take care of their wedding parties there!

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Originally Posted by uhura526 View Post

 

@Starfish0512  WOW! You look absolutely beautiful!  The cake, your dress and hair..just lovely.  Did you guys have music and dancing at your wedding? Your flowers look really nice!  Did they ask you what colors you wanted or was it just a choice of having a tropical bouquet?  Looks like you guys really had a wonderful time! Congrats!

Thank you!!!  We chose not to do a formal reception, dancing, dj band etc.  We did our cake cutting at the beginning of our dinner so if there was chance of susnset pics we could get them but that didn't work out either.  We did the toasts at LUCA and as a way of wrappuing things up we had chinese lanterns for each person to set off from the beach. Our families had never seen them before and we so amazed by them also loved the thought of sending off wishes for Shaun and I.  I had Molly orchestrate the florist for the best prices as there are a few on island.  She worked with Floer Dell before and loved her work.  I send a number of pictures as to what I wanted, changed things up on her completely a month before the wedding and she nailed it spot on! Loved all of her designs, there is so much more that I don't have shots of, the decor at Luca, patiently awaiting my pro pics!!!

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