If you do not live in Cayman then coordinating your dream wedding from overseas is a breeze with the assistance of one of our local wedding planners.
Meeting the right photographer should feel as powerful as finding the perfect wedding dress. No keepsake from your wedding day will be as treasured as your photographs. You'll refer to them time and time again as the years go by, to recall everything from the most significant moments, the kiss, the first dance—to the smaller details (how the delicious cake looked), and you'll rely on them long into the future to bring the event to life for your children and grandchildren. So naturally, it is important when planning your wedding, to choose a photographer who will capture your special day in the style which best compliments your personality.
Some photographers specialise in a formal portraiture style, while others will shoot in a more candid photojournalistic style. While photographers may be visual artists, the most successful collaborations between brides and their personal paparazzi actually depend immensely on verbal understanding.
Photographers’ portfolios worth looking into include:
Cathy Church Photo Centre (Tel: (345) 949 7415 or (888) 690 7072) also provides wedding photography and videography services, highlighting the artistic talents of Tony Mark. He has been a photographer and filmmaker for 20 years, and was formally trained at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and won an Emmy in film editing and several awards in both filmmaking and photography www.caymanphotographers.com.
Picture This Photography (Tel: (345) 943 3686) creates heart-tugging realistic images with an array of photography artists to choose from for your wedding day. Samples of their portfolio can be viewed at www.picturethis.ky with links to each photographer’s gallery.
Other notable island photographers are Creations Unlimited, David Wolfe and Courtney Platt.
There are fabulous island floral ideas to select from when designing your wedding bouquets and arrangements. Floral company, Celebrations (Tel: (345) 949 2044, www.celebrationsltd.com), can create beautiful designs for your Caribbean wedding. Others to try are Every Bloomin’ Thing (Tel: (345) 945 1701, www.ebt.com.ky) or Trisha’s Roses (Tel: (345) 949 2423, www.trishasroses.com) as they both cater to specialty floral designs for wedding events large or small. Orchids and hibiscus are a popular floral choice, given the resilience to the tropical heat and climate. When planning your event, it is best to remember that most floral species will have to be flown in for the event, which can become quite costly.
The hotels and resorts on-Island such as The Ritz-Carlton, The Westin and the Marriott all offer special in-house catering for wedding events. Mise en Place (Tel: (345) 943 2433, www.catering.ky) will provide meticulous wedding catering, cakes and desserts and The Brasserie Market (Tel: (345) 945 1814, brasseriecayman.com) specialises in local organic gourmet catering. The Cake Studio (Tel: (345) 926 4944, www.thecakestudiocayman.com) is a specialised studio for wedding cake designs, flavours and edible creations. They bake unique orders for wedding, showers, birthdays and customised cakes with the use of traditional recipes, personalisation and scanned images. Cake prices range from CI$30-CI$4,000.
When the time arrives to make ‘the big announcement’ and send save-the-date cards and invitations, Studio Two Sixteen (Tel: (345) 938 8363,www.studiotwosixteen.com) creates the most artful designs. Unique announcement cards, invitations, envelope designs, social cards, thank you notes and even party favours are all artfully created to suit your style with detailed dye-cutting, foil stamping and custom premium card stock.
One of many ways to express your personal style on your wedding day is your choice of entertainment and music during the ceremony and celebrations.
Cayman Music School specialises in beautiful music for weddings and memorable occasions. Small instrumental ensembles, solo singers and musicians can be arranged for your entertainment needs. Classical and jazz are popular musical styles for weddings. For more information, call (345) 938 3838, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.caymanmusicschool.com.
This can be a nerve-racking decision especially if you are coming to the island as a visitor and won’t have your usual trusted hairdresser on hand. Luckily Grand Cayman has many professional and internationally trained hairdressers and make-up artists and most will be willing to discuss any questions beforehand as well as receive any visuals in advance. You can find a comprehensive list of the Cayman's hair and beauty salons here.
(Tel: (345) 949 2311 or (800) 422 9626)
Offers discounts to groups of 10 or more, which is beneficial when booking flights for wedding guests. Contact Cayman Airways for details and other booking incentives.You may want to arrange airport transfers for your guests. All of the options below offer a great service. See our Transportation section for more information on car rentals and getting around Cayman.
Tel: (345) 949 5252
Pick your guests up in style with an exclusive VIP meet and greet service. They offer complete aviation services for private and chartered aircraft travelling to and from the Cayman Islands. The service includes full assistance with customs and immigration, luggage handling and chauffeured transportation to or from your accommodation.
Grand Limousine Services
Tel: (345) 943 5466
Offers airport transfers and are available for all special events.
Tel: (345) 949 0944
Offers a full airport arrival and departure service for individuals and groups, plus bus tours.