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INSPIRATION

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LAURA & JASON - CAYMAN ISLANDS MAIKE & BARRY - BARBADOS STACEY & BRIAN - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO MEERA & MATT - CAYMAN ISLANDS GREER & FAYEZ - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO KEISHANNE & NATHAN - BAHAMAS LAURA & BENJAMIN - MEXICO

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SWEET ADVICE VENDOR GUIDE

COVER STORY Our gorgeous cover is from our editorial, “Atlantis Paradise” that was shot at the luxurious Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Bahamas. It was photographed by STANLO PHOTOGRAPHY of Bahamas.

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EDITOR’S LETTER

I believe in fighting for love. Not the fly by night, chance encounter kind of love, but the authentic, unequivocal, romantic love, that defines us as human beings, and drives our every action in this world. I believe in purpose and the power of the mind - that your thoughts have power, and can change the course of not only your life, but also the lives of those around you. I cherish building relationships, and I know that growth only happens when YOU decide. My belief is that a wedding is truly just the beginning of something great, and that every day thereafter is a precious memory that deserves to be etched. I know that there is no greater power than love, and that it can change the world. But out of it all, I believe that you and I are most definitely a part of something amazing and that we are called to live a meaningful life.

PHOTOGRAPHY: J.AUDAIN.PHOTOGRAPHY | STANLO PHOTOGRAPHY

I started Adriana Weddings simply because of my love for love. Though I had envisioned a very different life prior to meeting my amazing husband, God had a different plan for me, and for that I am eternally thankful. I wake up each day with a grateful heart, knowing that I get to spread love through every article that I share on our Destination wedding space. What I have come to realize over the past few years, is that no relationship is perfect, and that it takes time and effort to make it great. No marriage is ideal, and it takes patience and love to get through the challenging times. But the answer to it all is to have faith, and be relentless in your desire to keep love alive. Creating this publication has truly been a “labour of love” as they say. My team and I knew that we would have enjoyed the process, but never expected to fall in love with it. For the past year, we have cried over your adorable love stories, laughed with you over your fun proposals, and have been blessed to be able to share in your happiness and joy. We now invite you to join us as we officially welcome you to our first Issue - ADRIANA, where we showcase the real love stories of couples, wedded advice to continue to inspire you along your planning journey, and showcase some of the very best that the beautiful Caribbean & Mexico have to offer. All my love,

Elisa

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Based out of Trinidad, Nikki HilaireRoach is a full-service event planner that has successfully grown Weddings with Flair over the past ten years. Nikki began her career in event planning over ten years ago whilst working in the Advertising industry. She has since planned and coordinated celebrations for many couples and written several articles for local newspapers and magazines. Today, Nikki and her amazing team are best known for their exquisite attention to detail. Her bubbly personality helps her clients relax as she helps them make their dreams come true. Her experience is capable of planning and coordinating parties of two to parties for thousands. Nikki is a Certified Wedding Consultant with the Association of Bridal Consultants, and a Certified Sandals Specialist.

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Fuelled by “Flower Power”, Sandy Sardinha is the owner of Daisy’s Flower Shop in the Capital of Paradise – Tobago. With more than 17 years of business experience behind her, Sandy is the highly sought after, Head Designer and Wedding Stylist in their Wedding Department. A member of the Tobago Bridal Association with Certification from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, Sandy is also a Certified Wedding Coordinator (WPICC) and has ventured into Intimate Tobago Weddings, providing couples with a quintessential island wedding experience. Her “To Have and to Hold Collection” -a Fabulous Faux Flower Wedding line allows brides and their bridal party to bask in the beauty of their floral accessories a bit longer. She ensures that whichever island they chose one thing they can rest assured about is that their flowers will be exactly what they’ve always dreamed of as it is shipped throughout the Caribbean. Captivated by her love of fragrance, Sandy has created a line of curated gifts, which include scented candles and bath and body products inspired by the exotic beauty of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Darcel is an exceptional designer from Trinidad & Tobago. she studied at The University of the Arts London, graduated in June 2008 and headed to the Islands of the World Fashion Week [IWFW] in Nassau, the Bahamas to showcase her debut collection in November of that year. Placing as a top-three finalist in every competition category at IWFW really sealed her desire to succeed, so she returned the following year to win the Next Generation Designer Award 2009. She took a break from designing from 20102012 after returning to Trinidad & Tobago to live for the first time since the age of three. In May 2012, she tested the waters with her design skills at the Islands of the World Fashion Showcase 2012 in Nassau once again and knew that she was ready to further explore her talent as an artist. Darcel has created a brand that specializes in custom pieces for women who love classic style with a contemporary feel. From design conception to execution, Darcel and her luxury brand - Van der Vlugt make it truly yours.


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BRA XTON GARDINER Braxton Gardiner is a young, self- motivated entrepreneur in the photography industry in the Bahamas and internationally.

Tube videos and practicing at different school events. This led to me photographing my school mates consisting of over 400 students for our yearbook and over I have been capturing moments for four years now, but only as a 100 students for individual portrait sessions. That experience had wedding photographer for two such a great impact on me that I years. My journey began in my senior year of high school, I want- made the decision when I finished high school, that I wanted ed to make a difference and to really advertise the great activities to make this my career. my high school was involved in. What motivated you to So, I started the first photography club in the school’s history along become a wedding with a few school mates. I knew photographer? absolutely nothing about camerThe way persons react to as, I basically only knew how to point and shoot with my camera photos just brings an inner joy to my soul. When I saw the smile in auto mode. on other’s faces, and heard their Throughout the years though, I commendation to just a portrait learned more by watching YouTell us your story – How long have you been doing photography?

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of themselves, it motivated me to want to do more, and what a better way to capture this feeling than on a wedding day. To be able to bring tears to one’s eyes as they look at their memories in a collection was something I pondered about constantly. What’s your favourite spot to shoot and why? My favourite spot to shoot is at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas. The island of New Providence is small, so locations are limited, but Atlantis provides modern architecture throughout their various towers, offering different scenes: garden areas, beach scenes, hallways,


paintings, bridges, iconic lighting and more, adding to the stimulation of creativity. What’s the best part about your job?

Describe the wedding scene in the Bahamas. Do you believe that it is a popular destination for weddings. If yes, why?

The typical destination wedding I get to travel, vacation and do my is on the beach with the sea job all at once. Not much people breeze blowing and the sunlight in their careers get to do so and shining as bright as ever, over the actually enjoy it, but I can say that crystal-clear waters. The calmI definitely do. ing waves moving inward and outward as background noise, Any advice for couples whilst two people madly in love, seeking a Destination alongside their closest friends and Wedding Photographer in family have gathered together to The Bahamas? celebrate this bond. It is a popular destination for weddings because I advise to never take the least everyone knows the saying, “it’s expensive option. You always get better in The Bahamas.” Everywhat you pay for. If there is a pho- one calls it paradise, and it has tographer that you like, try your some of the best beaches in the best to hire them. I recommend world. booking them at least 6 months before your wedding date. You want every part of your big day to be special. How early in advance should couples book you for both Engagements and Weddings? I recommend at least 8 months in advance, before the wedding date for weddings. Engagements sessions can be done at least 2-3 months before the wedding to make sure that their date is sealed. What are you doing when you are not shooting a wedding? I always say that a photographer’s work is never done. So, I constantly find myself editing other weddings and shoots taken earlier. I watch Netflix, enjoy playing flight simulation, and engaging in sporting activities like basketball occasionally.

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DESIGNER

NEHA KARINA

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Neha Dawar - Neha Karina recently presented her fashion show entitled “RANI DUST - A Fashion Journey To A Royal Wedding�. Patrons turned out in their numbers to support & enjoy the night with all of the celebrities that model. There was Live Entertainment by the Silent Assassin, Dj Din, Dev Saran, & India Playback Singer Ash King! There were also dances done by members of the Prema Shakti Dance Company.

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“The inspiration from my latest collection came from the cross cultures and love stories of our Caribbean community, with Bollywood flair.�

neha dawar, Neha Karina

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Makeup Artistry Alicia Nelson Makeup Sponsor Top Class Distributors Hair Styling Alicia Nelson DĂŠcor Curtech Creation

VENUE Ball Room, Hilton Hotel, Trinidad & Tobago

What sparked your interest in fashion? Neha Karina was always something that I loved since childhood, being an Indian classical Katha dancer by nature, and having diplomatic ties with India. I have always been interested in fashion. My cousin works with a designer in Mumbai and as such, I was exposed to the industry through that. From there, I pursued my Marketing Degree and then finally my BFA in Fashion and Design at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). I have also done many short courses In India and Dubai on Fashion theory and color development, construction, embroidery and jewelry making to be exact.

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How have your designs evolved since you launched your first Collection? My designs have evolved tremendously since the launch of my first collection, as we cannot stick with one trend and pattern. We at Neha Karina always look for the next trend(s) to hit our market to satisfy the taste of our customers, as well as keep true to our classy and regal style.

a bride is an art. It is all about what suits the bride. Here in our small country of Trinidad & Tobago, men and women are limited to selection of Indian Bridal and ninety percent of the time someone else would have the same Indian bridal wear as another unfortunately. I saw it as an opportunity and more so, as a unique market to assist and showcase my expertise in Bridal clothing.

How do you decide on the names of your collections? What made you decide to get involved in Bridal Fashion – specifically Indian Neha collection is always based on the inspiration. From the inspiWear? ration comes the mood, and from the mood comes a story. Our Neha Karina is the first luxury collection is based on a unique brand in the Caribbean to offer, story that we know our brides manufacture and customize Indian Clothing. For me, dressing and couples will absolutely love.

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Our latest collection was called Rabat, (meaning love) which was inspired by a love story of the actual Bollywood norms. What are three phrases or words to describe your brand and style? Lavish Ornamentation, Regal, Original What were the inspirations for your latest collection? The inspiration from my latest collection came from the cross cultures and love stories of our Caribbean community, with Bollywood flair. We aimed to create a big Bollywood wedding affair, bringing down Bollywood sen-

sation singer “ASH KING” for our a particular dress on a friend, official launch in Trinidad & Tobago does not mean that it’s the in September 2017. perfect dress for you. Be unique, take it to the next step, be a Is there a particular dress trendsetter - be it simple or over style that you love the the top. If you wear something most? Why? different you will be a bride to remember. A lady should always dress classy. The classic ¾ sleeve cut What’s next for Neha Kaby the waste with a line flair is a rina? signature Neha Karina cut, as it brings class and elegance to a What is next for Neha Karina is a woman’s look, and also flatters surprise. their body type. What is your one major piece of advice for brides to be searching for their perfect wedding dress? Try not to follow what someone else has. Just because you saw A D R I A N AW E D D I N G S . C O M

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Luxury & Empowerment

La Première Collection  Where Sterling Silver & Nature Meet Luxuriously handcrafted, our Sterling Silver pieces are inspired by the abundant flora and fauna of Trinidad and Tobago.   Each piece is designed, cast and polished to perfection

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TAKE A BITE BAHAMAS WEDDING DRESS

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WHETHER YOU LIVE FOR THE GLAMOUR OR PREFER A MORE SUBTLE LOOK, THE PRINCESS STYLE GOWN IS ONE OF THE BEST OPTIONS FOR THE MODERN DESTINATION WEDDING BRIDE.

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Intimate weddings are cherished at Adriana weddings, and can be held at majestic venues such as atlantis paradise island resort. This luxurious resort offers a variety of ceremony and reception locations that would be perfect for you and your loved ones. You can dine at the ocean’s edge at the cove, or even at the dig deck until the sun comes up. Whatever your heart desires, make your dreams come true at atlantis!

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we chose a glamorous outdoor wedding with a touch of ice! if you’re a fan of lanterns, seashells and an exquisite ocean view, then this look would be ideal for your destination wedding in the bahamas. decor company bahama fantasies simply knocked this look out of the park!

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the cake was actually one of our favourite elements of this shoot, and you can definitely see why. every element was carefully thouht out and executed to create this simple yet elegant design - perfect for a luxurious beach wedding. we knew that it would pop like never before along the gorgeous blue sky, white sandy beach and crystal blue water, and we were right! atlantis paradise island resort offered the ocean view of our dreams, and will be everything that you’ve ever hoped for, for your own fairy tale wedding.

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picturesque setting with a touch of glamour at the cove atlantis, paradise island!

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“i love my ring! It’s absolutely stunning. Simple, elegant, and classic.”

“I’m marrying my best friend, the one whom I want to grow old with, share many more laughs, and build the next chapter of my life with.”

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“I was your typical teenage girl that loved all those love story movies, but I never really attributed those to real life‌ mine just happened to turn out that way.â€?

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Wedding Date: April 20, 2018 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Proposal: Jason proposed to Laura under this beautiful tree covered in fair lights, on a bench right along the edge of the water and the restaurant in Grand Cayman. As Laura says, “Of course, I immediately burst into tears. I wanted to marry him the day I met him!” The Wedding Planning Process: “It’s been a little bit stressful as I live in Canada. The first four months I was essentially trying to be a travel agent and figure out the details for our guests, but now I’m actually getting to shift my focus on planning the wedding. I’m really lucky to have my mother in law involved as she is an interior designer and has a good eye for design, knows trends, and has good taste and opinions.” Wedding location: “At the restaurant where Jason proposed. The ceremony will actually happen right under the tree where he proposed. We chose Cayman as we’ve been going there for over ten years (vacationing and visiting his parents). We love the island, and we wanted an intimate wedding to begin with. The restaurant and exactly where he proposed was just the perfect setting for the wedding.” Wedding Photographer: “Chad Munro from Picture This Studios in Cayman Islands. I had actually seen his photography on Instagram before I even knew him. He had photographed some weddings in Toronto that I had loved. What I love about Chad’s photography is that it seems effortless, timeless, and raw. It is a true capture of emotion and beauty. His photos really are breathtaking.” Wedding Dress Details: “Well I bought my dress the week after he proposed! Since I don’t live in the same city as my mom, I wanted to try on dresses with her, even though I wasn’t planning on buying that far in advance. The first dress I tried on I absolutely loved, and it wasn’t expensive. My mom and sister in law encouraged me to at least try on a few more just so I could compare. Good thing they did, because I fell in love with another one - which I ended up buying that day. To be honest, I’m not that big into following designers, I just knew what kind of style I was looking for. As for my fiancés suit, he didn’t go traditional tux or color and chose a suit that went with our theme and décor.” Advice for other brides to be: “Be open to other people’s opinions and suggestions, but also listen to your heart and gut feeling. Remember that nothing will be ‘perfect’ and to just go with the flow as the most important part of our day is the actual event of getting married. Everything else will all fall into place and work out on its own.”

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each day we are inspired by your love stories. we feel so blessed that we get an opportunity to share in your memories, joy and love. it gives us a sense of purpose, a deeper understanding of our mission, and a vision for what the future holds. we all EXPERIENCE THAT FEELING that desire to find love, become one with another, and to grow in that love. each engagement and real wedding that follow represent this desire. from nathan and keishanne’s garden wedding in the bahamas to greer and fayez’s elegant celebration at the hilton in trinidad and Tobago, and many more. it is our wish that they show you that at the end of the day, all that matters is you and the love of your life, and that the real journey has only just begun.

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MAIKE AND BARRY’S WEDDING WAS A DESTINATION BRIDE’S DREAM. FROM BEING WHISKED AWAY IN A LIMOUSINE TO THEIRBEACH CEREMONY, TO DANCING UNDER THE SUNSET ON A CATAMARAN, THIS COUPLE’S WEDDING WAS ONE TO REMEMBER!

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Wedding Date: October 20th, 2017 in Barbados. How did you meet?: “On the 17th November 2013 my girls convinced me to go out clubbing in a City appx. 70km away from my hometown. We all had some nice cocktails at the bar. Suddenly I saw him dancing next to me. We held eye contact for a while until he finally started dancing with me. We danced without touching. After som nice R&B vibes he asked me for my Facebook name, which I wouldn’t give to him. So, he asked me for my phone number and I told him to put his number in my phone so I could decide if or if not to contact him one day. As smart as he is: he directly called his number with my phone - that’s how he got my number. After that, we didn’t stop calling and writing each other until we arranged our first date.” The Proposal: “It was our third anniversary. We were having dinner at a new restaurant in our hometown in Germany. He took me out on the balcony after our meal, and we enjoyed the view over the city talking about the time we already spent together. That’s when he knelt down on one knee to ask me the question!”
Number of Guests: “We had thirty guests for the ceremony. It was important to us to only be with our loved ones for our special day. We only wanted our closest friends and family to witness our wedding. Also with fewer guests we were able to spend enough time with each individual, so it gave the whole day a nice and personal touch.” Wedding Venue: “We fell in love with Foul Bay Beach in 2014. That was the first time we went there and I directly felt it - that we had to marry there one day. Rough sea, plenty of shade, beautiful environment with stones, palms and white sand.” Wedding Photography: “Our photographer was Ricky Chase from Ricky Chase Photography & Video. I choose him for the wonderful pictures on his website. I liked the uncomplicated and friendly communication with him, which proved to be a very good decision.” Honeymoon: “We went to the Almond Beach Resort as a gift from my in-laws. It was a really nice location, with a wonderful sea view and great activities. We found out that playing tennis is a nice hobby for both of us, and that we will try it out more often back in Germany. The food was fantastic too!” Advice for newly-engaged couples: “Just do what you really like to do. Don’t be influenced by others and just enjoy the wedding. It is not supposed to be a show to entertain other people and even if not everything goes as planned, just enjoy the day to the fullest. We had a few situations in which we had to improvise because they were not going as planned, but those moments made the day even more memorable.”

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“This picture shows best how the wedding actually was. The sea-view, our guests, and no posing. It is one of our first moments as a married couple.”

THE GROOM’S SUIT WAS DESIGNED BY CHRISTIAN BERG. THE EVENT RENTALS WERE PROVIDED BY SILVER MOON CATAMARAN CRUISES.


THE GUESTS STAYED AT VILLA DIOR ST. JAMES, BARBADOS

“as my wife finally appeared and I could see that she was happy, Everything was going to be amazing. I could see the satisfaction in her smile, and it was a big relief for me!”


“I SEWED A BUTTON ON MY HUSBAND’S SUIT WHICH SAID “WEDDING DAY”. I REALLY LOVED THIS LITTLE UNIQUE DETAIL, BECAUSE IT WAS VERY PERSONAL.”

CREDITS PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICKY CHASE PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEOGRAPHY DWAYNE THOMAS PRODUCTION WEDDING DRESS Inspired by Julie Vino, Israel (MADE BY BRIDE’S MOTHER) VENUE Foul bay BarbadoS Silvermoon Catamaran Villa Die-Or (Crick Hill, St. James, Barbados) FLORALS Florals by Patricia’s Exotic Creations CAKE & CATERING Organized by Orwyn Burmeister HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTRY Faces by Ackeem Francis MUSIC/DJ Romaro Greaves -Saxophone TRANSPORTATION D&N RENTALS

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Wedding Date: 30th July 2017. How did you two meet?: “We met in school. Was it love at first sight? Hardly. For the first year of us being assigned to the same training group, we didn’t even take notice of each other, but as time went by we got to know each other slowly. I first noticed that he was very opinionated about everything I did and he always hung around. He says I was always around him wearing cute dresses and fancy shoes with perfectly done toes to attract his attention. Most of our time was spent studying together as were going through the same demands of medical school and we knew there could be no distraction. Love certainly was no expectation, it just happened and we began to grow very dependent on each other for support in every aspect of our lives and our relationship bloomed during those long hours of training.” Decor: “After going to Estado Nuevo with my uncle while visiting from Canada in April 2017, we immediately decided that that was the venue for our wedding. That was the catalyst for planning a July wedding. Filled with lush greenery and poui trees on a wide expanse of untouched land , a casita on the hilltop covered by a large oak tree with a backdrop of tall pine trees and the river flowing through a natural bamboo arched riverside set the stage for the perfect rustic woodland wedding. We had visions for light floral accents with lush greenery to

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add to the aesthetics and flowing water features to keep the area serene and cool and scents of freshly cut wooden logs and bamboo everywhere with romantic candle light and hints of lace for a touch of elegance and long family style table layout to add to the intimacy of the occasion. After securing Tricia as our wedding planner and recognising we had only 10 weeks we knew the only person to make this vision a reality was none other than Brian from Abfab Events Ltd. Thankfully, he was equally excited to create this unique setting. We had set out three separate spaces. Ceremony riverside under a natural bamboo arch, cocktail hour under the poui trees and reception on the hilltop. But Mother Nature crushed those plans sending impromptu bad weather patterns that totally shattered this vision and the reality of a muddy, waterlogged wedding set in. Hence the venue was changed one week before the wedding. Brian was able to repurpose the same materials and recreate a perfect rustic woodland as envisioned at The Anchorage who accommodated us on such short notice.” Advice for newly-engaged couples: “Be realistic in your expectations and choose your vendors based on importance of the detail. For us, food and bar were very important so we spared no expense in getting exactly what we wanted. Expect the unexpected but don’t let it ruin your day. Invest in an exceptional wedding planner. Create an experience for your guests.”


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“I bought my dress in 2015 not knowing a date or any specifics about the wedding. However it matched the theme and location perfectly. It was champagne, tank top design and very simple, and no one had ever tried or bought the dress in that store. it was definitely not what I envisioned. As soon as I exited the dressing room all other bridal parties stopped to look at me and one group started exclaiming in Spanish “La Reina”.”

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“Adrian got me the cutest bouquet charm that said ‘missing you as I walk down the aisle’ and a miniature picture of my dad was placed in the frame.”

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“The wedding cake design was chosen to complement my bouquet with superb sugar artistry work to emulate every type of flower and succulent used. To add to the unique nature of the cake, we chose a pale blue colour and the cakes were layered in an offset pattern to form a spiral. Rope details, antique monogram and succulents just fit right in with the theme. And of course the wooden log table and detail with soft candlelight all around just added to its grandeur.�

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“Adrian was like the artful dodger, constantly evading questions of when he would propose and always making a jo bought a ring earlier that year I had hoped he would propose on this trip. Our motto for the trip was ‘where dream fulfill each person’s wish during the trip. One of my fondest memories as a child was being awoken by my dad at 6am this wish to be fulfilled and began to get frustrated when the trip was ending and I did not go on the hot air ball going, until I reached and saw the balloons. After signing our waiver/ accidental death forms I was in the air reluc Our captain began re-enacting his marriage showing us where they got married and where their first house was an loved each other. We were at 1500 feet in the air when the captain reported he lost control of the balloon and rad before my eyes preparing for my death, it was very scary and then suddenly amongst a line of pine trees his wife was s was on one knee on the balloon basket seat saying “he that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing” and that he was ch It was all planned by Adrian and the captain. We began our ascent again and throughout the air all other balloon we were greeted with champagne from which they made a cute memoir of the champagne cork and metal holder int with the rest of my family wearing “We’re celebrating” pins and me with a Minnie bridal veil. Throughout the park w

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oke of the reply he gave. We planned a family trip to Orlando which Adrian was a part of. Having suspected that he ms come true’. Every family member identified one activity that they could only dream of doing and Adrian tried to every morning in Orlando to see the sky full of colourful hot air balloons at sunrise. I waited in anticipation for loon ride. On the second to last day there he woke me up at 5am and told me get ready. No clue as to where we were ctant to go, and nervous about landing in marsh lands. However it was the most beautiful sight I had ever seen. nd his wife was listening via radio on the ground. They began reminiscing and telling each other how much they dio signal. The balloon began a steep descent, plummeting downward into the marshland below. My life flashed standing with a sign now in clear view as were closer to the ground saying ‘Will you Marry me Stacey’ and Adrian hoosing me to be his and placed this glistening diamond on my finger blinding me in the morning sun. I was elated. ns in the sky began sending radio messages of congratulations and well wishes. It was simply magical. As we landed, to a hot air balloon, which I still treasure. Thereafter I was taken to Magical Kingdom, where we spent a great day we were treated like royalty having just been engaged - Truly where dreams come true!”

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LANTERNS ARE JUST THE PERFECT ADDITION TO CREATE A GORGEOUS RUSTIC TABLESCAPE.

WE CANNOT IMAGINE HOW AWE-INSPIRED STACEY AND ADRIAN’S GUESTS MUST HAVE BEEN WALKING INTO THIS WOODLAND RUSTIC DREAM.

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SE VEN MILE beach | CAYM AN ISL ANDS

Wedding Date: 4th September, 2017 Proposal: “Matt proposed during their first trip to Grand Cayman, which was at the top of both of their lists of places to visit and a place neither of them had been before. Matt arranged the trip over Memorial Day weekend, and kept me from expecting a proposal by making it seem like he still didn’t have a ring. Their first full day on the island was amazing, with Matt joining me in my oceanfront view room for a cozy breakfast on the balcony with the most beautiful ocean view we had ever seen and the peaceful sound of the waves rolling in. We had a great day, having lovely conversations while relaxing at the resort, cooling off in the ocean, and taking long walks up and down the most amazing beach. Then we traveled to a part of the island called lighthouse point for an amazing vegan dinner and even more great conversation. Following dinner, Matt convinced me to take a night walk on the beach to burn off all the delicious food and when he came to pick me up at my room, he had on a pretty stuffed backpack. I asked why he was bringing a backpack and he said he had thrown a few towels in there in case they found a good place to sit on the beach and relax during the walk. They headed out and didn’t get far from the resort when Matt suggested that they had found a perfect spot to sit down for a while. I was thinking that we had barely even walked far, and still needed to walk for a bit more to burn off that dinner, but I agreed to take a break anyway! Matt laid out the towels for us to sit on and while I was sitting down, he quickly pulled out some battery-powered candles that he had brought with him from Dallas and surrounded the towels with them. They were remote controlled so he sat down and was able to light them all up at once! We sat for a bit and Matt told me he

had gotten a gift for me. He pulled out a puzzle and I started to put it together as Matt helped and held the flashlight. I quickly realized that it was a heart-shaped puzzle made from one of our favorite pictures together with the words Matt & Meera printed on it. Matt had removed the final piece to make sure to save it for the end and when he gave it to me, I could see that it said ‘You are the missing piece to my puzzle’. Then Matt asked me if I would like to dance and I agreed, but first he had to put on our wristbands, just like the night we first really connected at the dancehall. Matt had saved the puzzle piece wristbands from that night and reattached them on our wrists. We danced briefly on the beach and then Matt sat us back down and shared a page that he had written in his journal from early in their relationship when he first wrote down how excited he was to have met me and how amazed he was by all the wonderful things about me. He let me know that since that point, things had only gotten better and his love for me had only grown deeper. At that point, Matt got down on one knee, pulled out the ring, and asked me if I would be his wife! I was surprised and extremely happy, and said yes! Matt basically tackled me, as he was overwhelmed with joy! If you’re wondering how I could even see the ring at night, Matt had put the ring in a special box that included a light! The proposal happened a little after 11pm on Saturday, so their life as an engaged couple started first thing on Sunday, May 28. Matt let me know that since my life started on 4/14 and his life started on 1/14, it was perfect for our new life together to start on the sum of the two, 5/28!”

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The bride’s wedding dress was designed by Katie May.

“We had 30 guests. We desired to have a small and intimate wedding with close family and friends. We both come from very large, extended families, so we decided to only invite the friends and family we were closest to.”

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Matt and Meera chose a Beach house theme in line with the Marriott decor.

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“I wore my mom’s old wedding ring. It was important for me to wear because the diamond in the ring once belonged to my father’s late mother and my parents, who have also been married for 45 years so there was a lot of significance.”

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“We wanted a naked cake design and used Pinterest for ideas.”

“We stayed at the Marriott during our trip to Grand Cayman when Matt proposed. While we were staying there we saw other weddings taking place and knew that it would be a perfect spot for our wedding.”

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNA LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE MARRIOTT RESORT

WEDDING PLANNING SACHA ROGERS

CAKE ARTISTRY THE CAKE STUDIO

VIDEOGRAPHY PICTURE THIS STUDIOS

CATERING & BAR SERVICE MARRIOTT RESORT

WEDDING DRESS KATIE MAY

MAKEUP ARTISTRY NICOLA CUDDY MAKEUP

SHOES Golden Shadow Swarovski Barefoot Sandals by Modern Crochet Club

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HILTON HOTEL | TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Wedding Date: August 26th, 2017. How did you meet?: “A mutual friend of ours had actually been trying to set us up for months, but neither of us was interested. It just so happened that one day we coincidentally both parked at her house at the same time to meet our friend at a football match at the Stadium. Parking there meant us walking to the stadium together and this was how we actually met and spoke for the first time.” The Proposal: “It was honestly so romantic, magical even…straight out of Instagram or Pinterest, none of which he had or knew how to use at the time so I was shocked and impressed. He created an occasion and actually obliged one of the many times I’d asked to go out for dinner. He got together a violinist friend of mine, a photographer to capture it all and covered his living room floor with rose petals and 300 tea light candles spelling “Marry me fuf?” (Our nickname for each other). He stalled me several times on the way to “dinner” with the final stall tricking me into following him upstairs to his apartment. After all the tears, the “yes”, the photos and the family getting there, dinner was KFC delivery and I wouldn’t have had it any other way!” Number of Guests: “We had two hundred and fifty guests. We knew we couldn’t get away with a small wedding by virtue of the size of our families, but didn’t want too big a wedding either so two hundred and fifty was a manageable number we came up with.” Wedding Venue: “I think since I started thinking about wedding venues, Hilton was always my first choice. I knew I definitely wanted an indoor wedding because as beautiful as outdoor weddings are, I just didn’t have the personality for it I think. I would have panicked about way too many things so taking all the weather elements out of the way made it easier to narrow down the search and though we considered several places, we ended up exactly where I’d initially wanted so I am really grateful for that.” Wedding Photography: “Jane Decle was my photographer and Russel Dos Ramos was her second shooter. Again, I found her from random wedding stalking long before I was engaged and loved how she always captured real moments and made them look magical. I am so happy that I went with her! Not to mention, she’s such a great person. I think she became and instant best friend during the lead up and especially on the day of the wedding!” Advice for newly-engaged couples: “Everyone told me to enjoy the engagement process, which seemed so impossible sometimes because there was just so much to do all the time. But at the end of the day it’s true, enjoy it! You will look back on those days and love them so much and actually miss the chaos of planning your wedding! I say do fun wedding things as often as you can. Every opportunity you can wear white or have a bride cup in your hand, go for it! On a serious note, prioritize what’s really important to you. Some things you will inevitably have to compromise on, so make sure you decide what you’re willing to or not and you have those important things straight.”

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The groom’s tuxedo was made locally and his shirt, bowtie, cummerbund and shoes were purchased internationally.

Having two wedding dresses was never the plan, but this darling bride just knew that she couldn’t choose between the two. Instead she decided on one for the church, and the other for the reception.

Greer wore the most stunning shoes from Badgley Mischka


Every wedding should have a touch of baby’s breath...it’s just perfection!


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CAKE ARTISTRY ANGELIQUE NAJJAR CATERING & BAR SERVICE HILTON TRINIDAD & CONFERENCE CENTRE BRIDESMAID DRESSES J. ANGELIQUE CLOTHING WEDDING DRESS KATIE MAY BEAUTY MELISSA JONES (HAIR) the atelier (makeup) GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE SHIM’S TAILORING MUSIC DJ RAWKUS TRANSPORTATION BESS MOTORS LTD. FAVOURS & GIFTS PUNCHY PUNCH

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Wedding Date: July 22nd, 2017. How did you meet?: “We have known each other our entire lives. We attended the same church and went to the same school for a portion of our lives! Our families have always been friends.” The Proposal: “I was working in Marbella, Spain at the time on an internship, and Nathan came to visit me. Nathan and I went out to spend the day sightseeing and to explore the city. That morning, we went on a horse and carriage ride around the city and then he treated me to lunch. As the day got later we walked down the beach to watch the sunset with our ice cream and when we headed back to the hotel to watch a movie he got down on one knee behind me and proposed!” Number of Guests: “We had one hundred and fifty guests at our wedding. We wanted a number big enough so that our families and friends could come, but not so big that we didn’t know all of the people that would be attending. We wanted a personal and intimate affair.” Wedding Venue: “We were actually looking all over the island for great spots and then stumbled across Balmoral Club. When we went to the site visit, we were blown away with the scenery and aesthetics of the venue.” Wedding Photography: “Our photographer was Braxton Gardiner! We actually choose him from a recommendation from a friend. We told them that we were looking for a photographer, and they suggested Braxton to us, and we must admit that after looking at his work and meeting with him we were blown away.” Advice for newly-engaged couples: “Your wedding day is about you and your husband, so find out what suits you best. Have a wedding not for other people like your parents or friends or other family members, but exactly what you both want on that day. Finally, the week before your wedding, do absolutely nothing. Go to the spa and hang out with friends and just relax.”

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“I wanted my dress to describe me in a way beautiful, sleek, elegant but with a little bit of spice. so when I found that picture of the dress that was a fitted mermaid style with the back out, I just knew that I had to have it! I emailed my dressmaker and asked if it was possible and she said yes!�


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“We were actually looking all over the island for great spots and then stumbled across Balmoral Club. When we went to the site visit, we were blown away with the scenery and aesthetics of the venue.”

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VENUE BALMORAL CLUB

BRIDESMAID DRESSES SO FIT DRESSES

WEDDING PLANNING WESTRA KNOWLES

FLORAL VANESSA TURNQUEST

GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE CLASSIC FORMAL WEAR

VIDEOGRAPHY RYAN JONES

CATERING & BAR SERVICE BALMORAL CLUB

INVITATIONS/ STATIONERY TENNILLE RYAN

WEDDING DRESS MILANO BRIDE

MAKEUP ARTISTRY Eye Candy Makeup Studios & Rising Star Hair Salon NICOLA CUDDY MAKEUP

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Wedding Date: Mar 18, 2017. How did you two meet? “We met in a limo outside of a NYC nightclub four and a half years ago. It took several times of us meeting (after 4am) through friends before we really connected. We became friends for about six weeks before we started dating. Our story proves that good things do happen after midnight! I think the most difficult phase in our relationship was our transition to San Francisco. We had moved across the country to a new city where we knew very few people. We left behind our jobs and the most amazing friends in NYC. It was stressful and it tested our bond. In the end, we were stronger for overcoming those challenges together - hand in hand.� What are your goals or future plans as a married couple? We want to continue life as an adventure and never stop having fun together! You have to prioritize your relationship since that is the glue that will bond you for life as you inevitably change and grow.

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“Our friend, Eddie, was the most hilarious officiant, so that set the tone. He suggested we do a spin on the Mexican ‘Lazo’ ceremony by taking shots of tequila to symbolize our unity and the joining of our two lives.”


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“For the main event, we had the most amazing DJ, Maga, all the way from France. We heard him at Burning Man and both were entranced by his style of music. We knew we had to have him spin at our wedding”.


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CREDITS PHOTOGRAPHY Quetzal Wedding Photo WEDDING DRESS Rime Arodaky VENUE CASA MALCA MAKEUP ARTIST SARAH GARNIER MUSIC DJ Maga; Camilo Nu, Mariachi CINEMA/VIDEOGRAPHY Gallardo Films FLORAL DESIGNER Xochitl Botanicals


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DESTINATION WEDDING STYLE IS FUN, FREE AND FULL OF LIFE.

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YOUR WEDDING DAY ATTIRE SHOULD REFLECT YOUR PERSONALITY, AND MORE SO THE VIBE THAT YOU WOULD LOVE FOR YOUR BIG DAY! WHETHER HE CHOOSES TO DRESS IN A SHORT PANTS AND BLAZER, OR A BLACK TUX WITH A CLASSIC BOW TIE, LET HIM EXPLORE HIS PERSONAL STYLE, AND BE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE WITH HIS DECISION. PICK AND CHOOSE FROM OUR DAPPER GROOMS FOR SOME SWEET INSPIRATION!

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Page 1 -Braxton Gardiner Photography, Leetung & Thomas Studios, Quetzal Wedding Photo, Lyndah Wells Photography. Page 2 - Jane Decle Photography, Jenna Leigh Photography, Sam Jackson Photography, Picture This Studios, Paige Nelson Photography, Quetzal Wedding Photo

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Sweet Advice For

Newly Engaged couples

Now we know that you have probably heard it all before, since sharing marriage advice is something that every married couple does. It seems like the moment you get married, you become an expert. Right? Well we have a pretty sound idea of how overwhleming it can be when you get engaged, and in as much as some of the advice that you receive will be amazing, inspirational and even just, it’s also important to take a step back and figure things out on your own. Every relationship is unique and that is the beauty of it. But since we’re no strangers to these little details, and we understand how much support is needed during this special time of your life, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite married couples to give their best advice on what truly matters at the end of the day - LOVE.

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“Breathe. On my day, everything that could go wrong, did, but in the end, it was still the most perfect day. And all the near disaster moments only made it better!! Just be in the moment, because it truly is so fleeting.” AMBER, THE UNITED STATES PAIGE NELSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Don’t get so caught up in the details of the wedding that you forget to enjoy your engagement. It’s such a wonderful time and it flies by, so savour every moment. Also, accept help! Friends and family will want to be part of the process, and you will need lots of hands to help you through the planning process!”

LYNDAH WELLS PHOTOGRAPHY

“Wedding planning is fun and exciting, but at times can be stressful. I would advise newly engaged couples to enjoy this tra nsitional period. Go on dates and enjoy each other, not every conversation has to be about your upcoming nuptials. Remember to enjoy your day, It goes by quickly! Hire a good photographer(s) and videographer(s), as it is truly the best present to receive post wedding.” VIJAYA, T&T

MICHAELA, CANADA

“Our advice would be to make your wedding for you! Don’t worry about what people will think or say because at the end of the day it is about YOU! Once you find something you LOVE, stop looking for that thing and move onto something else. Have patience because it goes by in the blink of an eye. Enjoy the planning, be kind, and always remember the best gift at the end is the life you have with the person you walk back down that aisle with.” - LAUREN, THE UNITED STATES CRESTED LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

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“Definitely get a coordinator for the day so you have a stress free wedding day. Someone to handle any problems that may come up in the background. Enjoy the planning process and the engagement period. Remember to have fun with your fiancé planning, and don’t forget that it’s your special day so make sure the elements that are on your must have list are present.” MARIA, T&T

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The Caribbean has always been known for it’s beautiful islands, with lush greenery, gorgeous beaches and sunshine. Sadly this also means that on occasion the region is subjected to the strong winds and unrelenting rainfall of hurricanes. This is not a recent development for the islands and their inhabitants by any measure but being prepared for natural disasters is certainly not an exact science. This year Mother Nature demonstrated with grave finality that sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you prepare, all that matters is that you survive and take care of each other. While not all of the islands were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the people of Anguilla, Dominica,

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Puerto Rico, USVI, Barbuda, and the BVI have suffered substantially to the point that Barbuda cannot be inhabited at this time.

sit here and write this article in sympathy of those who have suffered but are still fighting everyday to rebuild their beautiful islands, there are those that are without Yet within all of these challengfood, electricity and a place to es, we see the resilience and call home. It has not been easy strength of the people and the to watch, far less for experience Caribbean Community that is by our Caribbean brothers and binding together to restore and sisters, but we stand strong rebuild the affected areas. Follow- knowing that one day the sun ing the passage of the storms, will come out, and that the light the outpouring of support for the will shine brighter than it has ever relief efforts has been tremenshone before. dous, with help coming from the unaffected countries, the United Though the Caribbean is not States, the United Kingdom, without its tribulation, it is one France and the Latin American of the most inspiring regions in countries. the world. The Caribbean may be a small dot on the map as The lives of thousands have been compared to other great and drastically transformed by these developed regions, but it is full natural disasters, and while we of diversity, culture and life. While

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the choice for destination weddings and honeymoons is without bounds, the Caribbean still offers a unique sense of love and purity unlike any other region, and we are so honoured to be a part of that. “ Just like the moons and the suns, With the certainty of the tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I rise.� Maya Angelou

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