The dream of getting married on a beautiful, tropical island is one held by many couples. Feet in the sand, the sun setting in the background, palm trees swaying as the sweet sound of an acoustic guitar wafts along on the breeze.
That dream can become a reality in the Cayman Islands. Cayman is considered a top international wedding destination; that caters to small, intimate affairs of just a few people, straight through to lavish events that pull out all the stops.
Naturally, beach weddings are one of the most popular choices. Resorts like The Ritz-Carlton, The Westin, and The Kimpton have in-house wedding planners who can handle all the arrangements, including catering, photographers, entertainment, décor, and floral requirements. They can advise on officiants, paperwork, and any of the little things that you might otherwise forget.
Many public and private beaches around Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman are available for weddings, not to mention exceptional wedding planners who can handle almost any request.
For example, Celebrations Ltd., led by planning expert and Creative Director Jo-Anne Brown, has won accolades in numerous international magazines and on several television shows. In fact, she and her company were featured on an episode of CTV’s ‘I Do, Redo’, starring Jessica Mulroney. Brown has also been recommended by brand names in the business, such as Carley Roney, Founder of The Knot, who called her “the Caribbean’s most sought-after wedding creator”.
Local florists can source rare blooms, and décor companies have warehouses of items to rent, from large statement pieces to flatware for the tables. The islands host hundreds of weddings a year, so there is no shortage of available elements to suit every taste. Rustic, modern, classic, casual, whatever you’re looking for, it’s here. Custom-built décor items are popular and often requested for statement weddings.
Local musicians have lots of experience in this particular field. Violinists, harpists, guitarists, steel pan players, pianists all have a significant list of romantic numbers in their repertoire and can take special requests in advance. DJs and bands are also at the ready and are familiar with playing receptions, keeping the party dancing into the wee hours of the morning.
Don’t forget that the beach is not the only location choice for your special day. The Ritz-Carlton’s Great Lawn has seen many grand weddings in its time, as has one of the islands’ most historic sites – Pedro St. James Castle. Pedro is a beautiful location for your wedding, with breathtaking sea views from its craggy south coast.
There are churches in every district, big and small if a church ceremony is your dream.
No matter what you wish, it can come true in the Cayman Islands. If an unforgettable wedding is what you seek, you’ve come to the right place.