Adriana Weddings Magazine | Destination Weddings | Issue V

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FIVE PIECES OF ADVICE FOR THE WEDDING MORNING

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WEDDING PLANNING IS A MARRIAGE REHEARSAL

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TOASTING FROM AFAR

EXPERT INTERVIEWS

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CARIBBEAN LOVE

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TREENA & KAMALI - JAMAICA TARYN & JOE - ARUBA LISA & CHRISTIAN- JAMAICA NIALA & CHRISTOPHER - T&T SALMA & DOMINIK - ITALY

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LUXURY HOTELS & VILLAS TO LOVE FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING

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SETTING THE TABLE

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BRIDAL FASHION - BERTA BRIDAL

KIMBERLEY & DWAYNE WATKINS

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NOTES FROM THE EDITOR... Hi ADRIANA Lovers, I am so excited that you are here, and I truly cannot wait for you to dive into this year’s sweet Issue. As with everything in life, change is inevitable. In just a few months, our community went from designing the grandest 400-person events to crafting luxe intimate affairs for couples seeking to tie the knot. The “pivot” was incredibly hard in some areas, and yet essential in others, and we are all still trying to come to terms with what took place in the last two years when it seemed as though time stood still.

HERRO STUDIO

Two years…could you imagine?

Love our Cover Couple!

At the end of it all though, if there is one thing that I can say with absolute certainty is that this industry…this community…this family of destination wedding professionals cannot be broken, and for that I am eternally grateful and hopeful for the years to come. I want to personally thank every single couple who decided to choose love at a time of uncertainty. I want to send my love to every single wedding professional, venue owner and company who persevered. I want to thank you, our fans and readers, for always supporting, encouraging and inspiring us to continue sharing, creating and loving what we do in this world. The pages of ADRIANA (Issue V) are filled with so much love, authenticity and passion. Enjoy every precious wedding or elopement, take note of the expert advice from a few of our favourite colleagues and remember that things are going to get better and that 2022 and beyond is going to be out of this world amazing!

Chrystal and Aspen

Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year Everyone.

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FEATURES dwayne & kimberley watkins “I would say the uniqueness of Jamaica is that we offer a full rounded experience for couples who want to get married here. There’s sun, there’s sand, there’s mountains, beautiful green spaces as well as historic ruins and churches.” Meet the power couple behind the brands Dragonfly Experiences and TeamDWP Studios.

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RedCarpet Wedding & Special Events Invitations Award winning Stationery Designer Jalene Jacob shares her top tips for “Toasting From Afar- How to Keep it classy during Covid”.

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DARCEL DE VLUGT Top Bridal Designer Darcel de Vlugt from VdV dishes on why “Wedding Planning is like a Marriage Rehearsal” on page 28. Dive right in for some sound advice from this amazing creative. @ddv_vdv

ABOUT OUR DESTINATION WEDDING FAMILY Adriana Weddings is an online network of wedding planning inspiration geared specifically toward luxury destination weddings in the beautiful Caribbean & Mexico. We offer meaningful letters of love from newlyweds who hosted their amazing weddings in the Caribbean & Mexico, words of encouragement to those seeking a little assistance at this precious time of their lives, fashion advice for the modern bride and hope for those who are just as in love with marriage as we are. Our mission is simple – to inspire. (PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAGDISH)

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Kimberley, an amazing event planner and owner of couples for over 10 years to plan their dream desti Lead Photographer, TeamDWP Studios has worke years, beautifying our world with his exceptio

In a candid interview, this superb duo reveals how why destination weddings in Jamaica mu PHOTOGRAPHY: TWO MANN STUDIOS

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pores raise. We cannot explain it, but those words ways that are truly indescribable. Kimberley and couple, and are tremendously inspirational, o make your wedding dreams come to life.

f Dragonfly Experiences has assisted hundreds of ination wedding and Dwayne, Creative Director & ed within the wedding & event industry for over 20 onally creative eye and passion for his craft.

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Tell us a little bit about your story – How was your love for the wedding world born and how long have you both been working in the wedding & event industry? Dwayne: I’ve been working in the wedding & event industry for over 20 years. When I started out in photography, I actually started doing commercial shoots with female models, but I soon realized it wasn’t as fulfilling as I thought it would be. I got the opportunity to shoot my first wedding and the joy it brought was indescribable. I spent hours editing to ensure their memories would last forever and that’s a feeling I can never get tired of. Knowing that my work can impact their lives forever is one of the greatest joys I can experience. There are so many aspects of photography, and shooting weddings is absolutely the most difficult and challenging type of photography. There are no second chances or “do overs”. Every client is different, and every wedding is different. It’s the most stressful, but the most rewarding job because I am capturing memories of one of the most important days of their lives and the images I capture can sometimes fuel more passion in people’s lives. Kimberley: My love affair with weddings specifically started when I was the flower girl for my parent’s wedding. I was 7 years old and remember vividly being in awe of my mother in her wedding dress and the joy it brought to our family. Over the years, we had lots of weddings at our home and always hosted guests. I decided to pursue my bachelor’s degree in hospitality, and I majored in Travel

& Tourism Management which fueled my passion for bringing people and cultures together. I always loved watching wedding shows and helping family and friends with their weddings so when I moved back to Jamaica 10 years ago, I decided to go “all in” and open my wedding and event business. You have done so many weddings & events together. What do you love the most about it? Dwayne: Being able to find love and being able to use the love between Kimmi and I on their wedding day, is just beautiful. Kimberley: I love our dynamic on a wedding day. We have so many personal experiences to share and we simply love...LOVE. So being able to share ourselves and to give our all to our couples is why we love what we do. We treat our couples how we would want to be treated and I think that’s what makes everything so special. Our clients become our friends because we take our jobs very personally. Based on your amazing experiences over the years, is there any specific event that will always be near and dear to you? If yes, please explain why. Dwayne: It’s not about a specific event. It’s the enthusiasm and joy that I hear from clients who I’ve shot years ago, and they call or message to say how much they love the images I’ve captured. When I get a review from a couple and feel the emotions they experienced, that’s what makes it all worth it.

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Kimberley: This is such a tough question to answer because every wedding or event comes with its own set of emotions and experiences, but if I had to pick one, I would say our wedding. Having to plan your own wedding and choose a photographer when your husband is the most talented ever, was one for the books! We had a blast! What is the personal touch that can never be missed in any of your weddings/ events? Dwayne: Our service. We aren’t just photographers. We’re your counsellors, confidante, production assistant, weatherman, best man, maid of honor, pseudo planner – we are your everything on your wedding day. The pandemic has helped people focus on basics and be more creative than ever before.

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always calm for my couples. No matter what is happening behind the scenes, my couple’s moods are always my priority. For a once in a lifetime experience, it’s critically important to ensure my clients enjoy every minute! What do you love the most about destination weddings in the Caribbean? Dwayne: Being outdoors, beautiful white sand beaches. Simply put – Paradise. Kimberley: For me it’s the weather. No matter the time of year, Caribbean weddings always offer timeless beauty. What have been your favorite trends for Destination Weddings in the past year? Dwayne: Elopements! Intimate weddings – being able to truly have more intimate photography with couples without the


“fanfare” of a typical wedding day.

can experience something new each day.

Kimberley: Definitely smaller weddings, more attention to detail and less formalities.

What have your experiences been over the past year and a half having to manage your clients and events during this uncertain time?

Destination weddings in Jamaica are just incredible. What would you say makes weddings in Jamaica stand out from weddings in other Caribbean islands? Dwayne: It’s hard to put this into words because Jamaica is truly unique. I’ve shot in many other Caribbean islands and while love has no boundaries, Jamaica will always be home, so it just feels more special here. Kimberley: For me, I would say the uniqueness of Jamaica is that we offer a full rounded experience for couples who want to get married here. There’s sun, there’s sand, there’s mountains, beautiful green spaces as well as historic ruins and churches. No matter your wedding theme, Jamaica most likely has a location to match it. And before and after the wedding, guests

Dwayne: It’s been the most chaotic time in our lives. Postponement after postponement and scheduling conflicts have been very challenging. But there have been some breakthrough moments like when a couple decides to elope but still want a 4-hour shoot, that makes it all worthwhile. Kimberley: The stress of the curfews and gathering restrictions. It’s been an extremely emotional time for all, and the pandemic has exaggerated every emotion a couple could possibly go through. As a planner, it’s been extremely difficult to juggle the constant changes and emotions of not just the clients but also the vendors who feel helpless with the changes.

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“JUST DO IT! EVEN IF IT’S JUST THE TWO OF YOU - DON’T DELAY LOVE.”

What advice would you give to couples who may be interested in having their destination wedding/ elopement in the Caribbean, but are a bit nervous due to Covid-19, etc? Dwayne: Just do it! Even if it’s just the two of you – don’t delay love. Kimberley: For me – just live. We have to find the balance of moving forward and being safe. Be on top of the protocols, hire reliable and reasonable vendors and enjoy every moment you get. What’s next for you both? Dwayne: We’re so excited about what 2022 and 2023 have in store. It’s clear that people are getting back to their lives and we’re so grateful to be a part of it. Kimberley: So much! I’m so excited about the future as I do more international events and get exposed to even more trends, vendors and teams. 2022 and 2023 are coming, so you better be prepared!

If you would like to work with Dragonfly Experiences, then contact hello@dragonflyexp.com. Instagram: @dragonfly_exp

If you would like to work with TeamDWP Studios, then contact info@dwaynewatkins.com. Instagram: @teamdwp

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WEDDING MORNING

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BOOK A PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY TEAM. EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY BE ABLE TO DO IT YOURSELF, THESE magicians TAKE AWAY SO MUCH STRESS AND ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY.

TWO WORK OUT THE BEST TIME FRAME WITH YOUR WEDDING PLANNER . HICCUPS may OCCUR, SO ENSURE YOU PLAN AHEAD AND ADD IN ENOUGH TIME TO COVER ALL THE LITTLE DETAILS, EG. FIRST LOOK SHOTS.

THREE MAKE A PLAYLIST OF YOUR FAVOURITE TRACKS FOR GETTING READY. YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE ANXIOUS AND excited FOR THE BIG DAY, SO PUT ON SOME FUN TUNES AND ALLOW THE MUSIC TO CALM YOUR NERVES.


FOUR GIFT YOUR GIRLS A LITTLE MEMENTO TO REMEMBER THE SPECIAL DAY. YOU CAN ASK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER TO capture THE SWEETEST SHOTS OF THEM OPENING UP LETTERS & GIFTS AND SHEDDING A FEW TEARS FROM YOUR LOVING WORDS.

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the amazing ways in which wedding d their services and products and e some of the most creative work we e challenges of sourcing and s aspects involved in putting together regardless of the size. I wanted to ourage my colleagues within the epped up to the plate, rather boldly, resources and time to execute have sed, while client expectations have yone reading this to understand how we have been, and take a pause to round of applause to those

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“THE FIGHT OR FLIGHT EFFECT THAT THIS PANDEMIC HAS HAD ON MANY WON’T BE GOING AWAY ANY TIME SOON.”

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ST HELP PEOPLE GET RE ALSO MARRIED TO K THAT WE DO.”

behind-the-scenes saints who make magic happen for couples, and who do a bloody good job of making it look easy. So, well done to you if any or all of this applies. As I wrote my notes and made my points, it dawned on me how much of what I say to my brides in the studio rings true across the industry at this time. We don’t just help people get married; we are also married to the work that we do. We aren’t just executing your vision; we are walking examples of qualities and characteristics and lessons you should be taking into marriage when our time with you is up. The kind of dedication, persistence and drive found in an individual or team who works in the bridal industry is quite unmatched. It’s commitment. Commitment to show up, push through, make the budget work, take the knocks, celebrate the wins, solve the problems, communicate the needs and stand against the elements - sometimes quite literally - to see it through to the end. If the rain falls, we are right there holding your hand while organising the umbrella. We aren’t just planning your wedding, brides; we are showing you what marriage is like, and what it looks like to show up in a partnership. I meet far too many brides who are unnecessarily concerned with what shade of rose pink their toddler flower girl’s sash should be… and while some might say it’s somewhat inconsiderate to let you know that nobody actually cares, not even said flower girl, it’s still worth asking: While we are so busy preparing this wedding perfection, are we as focused and diligent about preparing for the same excellence in marriage? What happens after “I do”? The pandemic brought a number of things into perspective for us: the importance of family and relationship, the value of life, how fleeting time can really be, and understanding the privilege of the things we so often took for granted before this all began. I remember a bride saying to me earlier this year, when new lockdown regulations came into effect the night before her wedding day: “The marriage is more important than the wedding. We’re doing this.” Even through the tears, she was able to discern what mattered most. Needless to say, whenever I have encountered a bride with this type of disposition, it proves to be one of the most beautiful and successful weddings I have ever worked on. I’m sure other vendors would agree. Her wedding day was beautiful. Things are bound to happen when planning your wedding, no matter how micro you manage or how perfectly you anticipate and mitigate the hiccups. ADRIANAWEDDINGS.COM

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Wedding planning tests your strength, your stamina, your willingness to compromise, your perseverance when obstacles arise, your ability to pivot and have Plans B, C and D in place… and your commitment when morale is low, whether it’s budgeting, bad news or delays. How one deals with stress when decision-making over flowers or hairstyles reveals a great deal about how issues of more epic proportions will be handled.

“GIVE ME MEMORABLE AND MEANINGFUL OVER “PERFECT” ANY DAY.”

Should everyone have the perfect wedding day? I suppose the correct answer would be “yes, absolutely”, but perfect wedding planning does not always equate to a perfect wedding day, and vice versa. Being more concerned with your soul than you are with the shade of your table linen, I would much rather lean towards a bride and groom getting the type of wedding planning experience that strengthens their resilience, their foundation and their unity as a couple. Give me memorable and meaningful over “perfect” any day. Let me have the discernment to be concerned with the things that will matter five, ten, twenty years from now. If it won’t, then let’s just have some fun. Life is way too short. Wedding planning is really a marriage rehearsal, my darlings. You charge us with creating a beautiful wedding, and you trust that we will handle it. We are rearing to go. As we head into a new year, ripe with possibility and yes, a degree of uncertainty, I want to remind you that you have been charged with building a beautiful marriage. How you deal with the ups and downs on the way down the aisle will be a good indicator of how you handle what life is bound to throw at you once you get there. I fully trust that you are rearing to go, and yes! - you gorgeous being - you will handle it.

Darcel de Vlugt is the creative, mother, writer, poet, and Bridal Designer of Van der Vlugt. She is based in Trinidad & Tobago and is extremely passionate about life, marriage and love. Instagram: @ddv_vdv

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COVER STORY

Being with her favorite person surrounded by the jungle and the loud sound of the waterfall was the bride’s fondest memory. She said that she felt so deeply present and in love with life and her husband Aspen.

The rings were purchased from Catbird.

“On our anniversary, Aspen planned a full day of activities that represented different aspects of our relationship. We went go-kart racing because we love to be playful with one another, planned a special picnic in a beautiful park because we love to be outside, etc. Then after checking into a historic hotel in Los Angeles, he took me to a rooftop bar as the sun was setting and to my surprise my closest friends and sister were all there! That’s when he popped the question!”

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COVER STORY

We absolutely LOVED the bride’s shoes for their adventure elopement in Costa Rica!

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Reading their vows to each other was one of Aspen’s fondest memories from their special day, and we can see why.

The couple decided to elope because they wanted to do something that was just for them that would allow them to be present and their most authentic selves. It ended up being one of the most exciting, joyful, adventurous, and loving days of their lives and neither of them thought that they could have captured all of those feelings had they done something bigger.

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The groom got his amazing suit from The Black Tux.

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“I picked Reformation for my wedding dress, because I love that they are an environmentally conscious clothing line. I chose the specific dress because it felt timeless and as soon as I tried it on with my friends, my heart burst and they all cheered!”

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“After we eloped, we adventured arou Rica and it was such a romantic adv delicious food, and had

Though many couples had to change their plans due to the pandemic, thankfully Aspen and Chrystal did not have this experience. In fact, they said that “if anything, the pandemic made it easier for us to do what we wanted in our hearts: to elope!”

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und the beautiful country of Costa venture. We met amazing people, ate d the time of our lives!”

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Chrystal and Aspen chose Papaya Wedding as their wedding photographer. They absolutely loved Maciej and thought that he did such an amazing job with all of the photos! We could not agree more...this elopement was so dreamy!

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“our advice for other couples would be to do it!!! It is the most stress-free, intimate, and exciting way to get hitched. All the money you’d otherwise spend on a venue, catering, etc. can be poured into having the adventure of your life with your best friend! For those who want to include their families/friends as we did, consider a small legal ceremony or post-elopement reception so that you can have the best of both worlds.”

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La Fortuna Waterfall was the couple’s chosen venue for their elopement. They couldn’t think of a better place to say “I do” and to be honest, we completely understand! OMG to this magical spot!

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“For some reason I suspected it so I made sure I was prepared. We had finished our premarital counseling and he told me he wanted to take me on a date but it would have to be at the end of the month because of work. The end of the month was February 29th, a day that only comes around once every 4 years. I know Kamali likes to do things like propose on the leap year day, so I ensured I went to the salon and got my nails and hair done. He picked me up and started taking me all the way up in the mountains to some place I had never seen before. The drive was so long and scary that I started to wonder if after 4 years I dated a kidnapper and didn’t know it! Lol! We finally got to a cold dark cabin (the electricity went) but nonetheless, we weren’t about to turn back after having come so far. We were also the ONLY ones at this restaurant but we ordered dinner and as they brought our food out, Kamali said he wanted to pray and bless the food. All of a sudden, he pulls out a bottle of olive oil, anoints my ring finger and gets down on one knee, with candles and a phone light in the background, gives this wonderful speech and pops the question!”

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The gorgeous rose gold sequin bridesmaid dresses were purchased from Fashion Nova.

The groom’s suit was purchased from Spokes Apparel.

“our lovely planner, tricia, who was also with us in the beginning of our courtship, put all the other pieces together for us. i found our videographer and photographer through Instagram and their work spoke for itself. my mua is well known and sought after but it worked out because she was available for our date and i decided to go with her after she did my trial – she was on time, professional, pleasant and offered to do a second trial for me free of cost!”

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Treena’s stunning hair was styled by Cadey Clark from Lux Beauty Concepts Ltd.

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The couple decided on Stepping Stones Villa for their dream wedding venue. After searching for quite some time to find “the one”, they knew when they went to the property to check it out for themselves that the peace that they felt in the space was perfect for them to get married.

“The groom wore a 3 piece green tux with a plaid vest for the wedding ceremony, and a Green African style jacket for the reception. both were designed by Spokes Apparel. He then complemented them with brown Florsheim shoes.”

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The bride’s stunning wedding dress was rented from Bliss Bridal Jamaica.

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“the decor was ethereal boho glam chic – ok so I know that’s a bunch of different themes combined but I’m not a cookie cutter kind of lady! i knew that we both wanted our wedding to be a symbol of our faith, and we got the impression that it was supposed to be heavenly, hence, the ethereal vibe. boho glam chic – because I’m a little bit of all three combined!”

The beautiful bridal bouquet was created by Knotts Landings.

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Being together in the garden was one of the bride’s fondest memories from their wedding day. That time alone to bask in their new reality was so precious to her, and we could feel it from this photograph!

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Jacqueline Vazquez is the CEO Lifetime Events by Jacqueline | Planner | Speaker | Mentor | Educator | Author. With 20 years of experience she has mastered the techniques of executing wedding and event logistics effortlessly. Jacqueline’s key ingredient is based on building a strong platform of professional and invaluable relationships worldwide. Destination Weddings & Events For the past 10 years Lifetime Events by Jacqueline has grown their destination wedding and event services to become a “Trusted Brand”. No matter the event size or destination you will be in good hands from beginning to the end. The “Boutique Wedding Experience” Throughout the years of building these global relationships, in 2019, Lifetime Events by Jacqueline decided to create a curated platform for clients looking to have more of a boutique wedding experience, anywhere in the world. They have formed a collaborative alliance, in order, to bring this experience to its full potential. Here is a glimpse at a few of the locations: NYC, Caribbean, Italy, Mexico, Ecuador, Southern California, and Africa. No matter the location: metro city, European, palm trees, or the center of the world – the vision and the experience is yours. www.lebjv.com

Photo Credit: Jochy Campusano Photography | Design: Lifetime Events by Jacqueline | Florals: Gentle Events & Florals and Event Design | Table Rental: Jai Event Rentals | Stationary: Laura Damiano Designs

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“We met in nursing school, at Southern CT State University. The first day of the program we all introduced ourselves. 3 Sarah’s introduced themselves in a row- then it was Joe’s turn. He said “Hi, I’m Sarah”- the entire room laughed. I thought then, oh boy. Little did I know... He is always making me laugh, even from day one. We went through the program as friends for almost a year and then once we were nearing the end of the program, we started to date.”

We love this photograph! It’s so sweet and fun and truly showed the bride’s joy on her wedding weekend.

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All the love for Taryn’s Blush by Hayley Paige wedding dress. She looked like a goddess.

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Our obsession for “first look” photographs will never end. They are just the best!

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“The Hilton included their wedding planning services as part of the package! It was great. Lisa Dammerman was our planner, and we loved her. I’m not sure she has the same to say about us, but she really was great. We took a trip about 6 months prior to finalize wedding plans, walk the grounds and taste the food. The Chef and entire staff were just so accommodating and welcoming, it felt like home.”

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“We always knew Aruba would be the place we got married. Actually, take a step back...We always HOPED. From the first trip there, we fell in love. Then our second trip, we can vividly recall siting by the water on our towels at sunset talking about what a dream it would be to get married here- in actual paradise. We weren’t even engaged at this point, but we knew. The hard part was picking the actual venue, because there’s not one bad venue on the Island and we were so familiar with so many places. We ultimately decided on the Hilton because of the relaxed and private vibe we got from the ceremony and reception location. It was on the beach, just as we wanted, but more secluded than other venues had to offer. The food choices were amazing, and they were so friendly to work with- Lisa our wedding planner was incredible.”



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“We went with a very simple classic beach theme for our decor. We added some greenery, blues, whites and a few pastel pinks thrown in here and there. It was perfect. I am not crazy about flowers- shocking for a bride I know- so our centerpieces were comprised of pineapples, beautiful string lights and candles along with some palm fronds. It couldn’t have been better.”

The romantic decor was done by the team at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.

The gorgeous florals were done by Shar’s Flower Shop.

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The bride’s boho beach hairstyle was done by Vlad Orozco and the makeup artistry was done by Marta Collell.

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This family photograph after the Ceremony is one of Taryn’s favourite photographs from their special day. Group shots are always so much fun! We highly recommend this for every couple.

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“There are so many touching moments from our big day - The 3 first dances- Bride/groom, father/daughter, mother/son- were so special each for their own reasons. my father battled cancer and Joe’s mother continues to fight every day- so it was incredibly special and emotional for each of us respectively and a moment we will forever cherish. My dad’s speech really tugged at our hearts- he is a man of few words, and mentally and physically quite possibly the strongest person we know- so it was a rollercoaster of emotions that meant so much to us. To end on a laughing note, seeing the 3 little kids at the wedding dance with their great grandmothers was so incredibly special and gives us chills thinking about it...we will remember everything forever.”

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“We had just moved into our new home together. Christian was going to make dinner and had bottles of champagne chilling. Before dinner, we were sitting outside when Christian said he would be right back. He returned with a small box and popped the question pre-dinner. I said yes, and we spent the rest of the night hanging out, having drinks, and making plans for our new home and future together.”

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For special hierlooms - Christian’s late mom’s broach gifted to Lisa by his dad was worn on her bouquet, and Christian’s wedding ring was made from the gold of one of Lisa’s late dad’s rings. The groom’s ring also has their initials engraved on the inside.

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“With the wedding being on a farm, we really wanted a natural countryside vibe that was casual and easy, where guests could relax and enjoy being outside in a beautiful place. We also wanted something different and stayed away from the more predictable colour palettes. For the florals, we went with a mix of greens, whites, pinks and peach tones blended together so that no one colour was the most prominent.”

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The lovely decor was creatively designed by Pussbackfoot.

“Winefield Farm, located in the cool hills of Claremont, St. Ann, is owned by Lisa’s aunt and uncle. Lisa has always loved it, not just because of how beautiful it is in the countryside, but because of the feelings of peace and being at ease that you get being on the property. It is a blackberry farm and is also the home to sweet animals including horses, goats and sheep. We love animals and planned to have them incorporated into the day, but ultimately it was not possible due to the inclement weather.”

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The divine naked cake was made by Justine.

We’re huge fans of groom attire, and loved Christian’s suit which was designed by Carlton Brown.

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“I knew I wanted something different and unexpected, and while I had an idea of what that looked like, nothing that I was trying on was really working. When browsing, nearing the end of what was shaping up to be a disappointing appointment, the consultant pointed out a dress with a floral print that fit the silhouette I wanted. I hesitated at first asking if it came in white, but once I tried it on, and spent some time in it, saw the sweet reaction of my mom, sister and one of my best friends, I made the decision that this was my dress with everything I was looking for - it was perfect for me, the wedding I was planning and I knew Christian would love it.”


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“Chris had suggested that we do something different that year and start a new tradition of going to dinner on Christmas Eve. He picked me up, rose in hand and we headed to dinner. After we were finished, I was told that we were headed to an event. However, he had conveniently forgotten the tickets at home. He parked at the front of the house which he never does and insisted that I come out and said good night to his parents. “Strange”, I thought but made nothing of it. As he opened the front door, I stepped into darkness and the only thing I could hear was the lyrics to “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts. I finally saw some light emanating from a candle lit pathway with dozens of roses and pictures of us over the years. He took me by the hand and walked me along the pathway stopping at each picture to remind me of the amazing memories we had made. The pathway eventually ended and we were in front of the Christmas tree. I was asked to turn over an ornament on the tree which had our names and read, “will you marry me?” Before I knew it, he was on one knee and my heart was thumping harder than it ever did.”

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“Growing up Catholic, the last thing I envisioned was my bride dressed in red. Experiencing a traditional Hindu wedding and seeing Niala for the first time in weeks as she made her way down the aisle decked in red and embellished with gold, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Definitely a moment I’ll always remember.”

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The incredibly rich decor for the temple was designed by Curtech Creations.

Niala coming down the aisle in gold & red was awe-inspiring for the groom and for us as well! This picture is pure magic.

“In Hindu weddings and many others, the guests are asked to throw rice on the couple as a symbol of their blessings. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, our guest list was significantly reduced to include immediate family and very close friends. Looking up and seeing the people that matter most in our lives gathered around us at the altar, giving us their blessings and prayers is the moment that resonates with me the most.”

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This beautiful couple has us beaming! We love every single photograph, but this one is a favourite!

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Niala knew that she had hit the jackpot with her wedding dress when her mom started crying. After about the seventh dress, she had found “the one”. Throwing on the veil just sealed the deal for her. She was absolutely in love with every detail of them both.

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Niala’s hairstyle and makeup were both stunning! Her makeup was done by Valene Maharaj and hairstyle from Shanti (June) & Chelsea Sam for the Mehndi, Maticoor Night and Reception.

Love the blush for the bridesmaids! These were purchased from Judy’s Bridal.

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The couple chose Photography by Jagdish as their wedding photographer. They had stumbled upon his page on social media and his style really stood out to them. It was captivating and unique. They loved how easy going and down to earth he was, and how he made everything really easy for them and their families. Most importantly, he made them feel comfortable. Today, he’s actually a close friend of the couple.

The groom was outfitted with an indigo blue suit, burgundy bow tie and brown shows all picked out at Suit Supply, New York.

“We spent hours on social media looking at countless videos and pictures of wedding professionals, trying to narrow down our options while also taking into consideration recommendations we got from friends and family. we absolutely loved our team.”

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“choosing our wedding venue for the reception, was probably one of the easiest decisions we made. Apart from it being one of the more popular and used venues, Roopnarine Grand Marquis Conference Center was the most convenient for all of our guests.”


“Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our DJ cancelled last minute and it was tremendously difficult to find a replacement. To our surprise, one of the groom’s relatives who works in the entertainment industry gifted us DJ Marcus and Dominic Williams, two of the top DJs in Trinidad & Tobago. We had no idea what was going on until we heard Marcus’ voice hyping the crowd.”

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Niala and Christopher had such a blast at their wedding. As they said, “there’s nothing we love more than partying with our family and friends and boy, can they party! Staying until the music stopped was definitely a must.”

The couple wanted something a bit different and loved this cake design. The exquisite cake artistry was done by Safran Patisserie.

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“Our advice to newly-enaged couples would be... don’t take anything too seriously. Have fun and enjoy the process and the start of your lives together. Everything works out in the end and if you have as much fun as we did, everything will probably be a blur.”

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“my fondest memories were his vows & the party. I was speechless after his beautiful words which i did not expect. Then, the party at the moment when everybody was dancing and having the best time of their lives.” The groom was decked out in a classy eco-friendly suit designed by Yoora Studio.

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“I had the best wedding dress designer in the entire world. Zuzana is not only extremely talented but she is also a perfectionist. She made me feel comfortable every step of the way! I wanted something special, delicate and modern at the same time. I tried on the original design of this dress, and I fell in love with it. I knew it was the one because I couldn’t stop smiling when I looked at myself in the mirror. Originally, it was made with a different fabric, a bit heavier with some texture. Zuzana suggested a beautiful and lighter fabric and slowly added details that were fitting better to my body shape and style, like the open leg on the skirt and the beautiful bow on the back.”

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“Our wedding rings are quite special and unique, since they are made out of recycled gold from my father. He passed away some years ago and I wanted to honor him and make him part of this special event. He loved Dominik and I know he would be super happy about us being married.”

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“We were looking first in Tuscany for venues but they were all very big and we wanted something that would feel more cozy. We had been in Puglia in summer so I remembered the beautiful Masserias. I searched online and found Masseria Pilano. We took the virtual tour, talked to Sarah and Pierpaolo (who are just the kindest, most professional people) and after looking at their catering menu, we knew this was the one.”

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The couple had been following Daniela, the photographer, on Instagram for about 5 years. The bride had loved her content and photography style! As Salma mentioned, “she had contacted me once when she traveled to Europe, to see if maybe we could meet for her to take some pictures of Dominik and me but in the end it didn’t work out. I was looking for photographers in Italy of course but none of them gave me the right feeling, so I thought we should contact Daniela to give it a try. We had a videocall and we just clicked! We knew she was the right person to capture the perfect moments.”

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This bar setup looked so perfect! The couple were so happy with the service from Ivano Bar.

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“I always had a dream of a rustic but elegant kind of wedding. Nothing too pretentious with lots of natural shades. I wanted wood to be predominant but with a delicate touch, something that would feel comfortable but also special. The venue we chose was more than unique, the trulli set the tone for a cozy and elegant atmosphere.”

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Where do you begin? The first step is honest communication with your guests. While many persons have gotten the vaccine, some guests may be uncomfortable with or unable to receive this public health intervention. Work with your partner to create a plan on how to accommodate everyone’s situation, even if it means that some guests celebrate with you virtually. One common question lingering in the minds of engaged couples is how to ask for vaccination status or COVID-19 test results from their guests. Each of your guests is going to have their own opinion about vaccination, the science behind the spread of COVID-19, and getting tested. As a couple, remember that this day is about you. If you are more comfortable only allowing vaccinated individuals to attend your nuptials in person, then that’s okay. If you want every attendee to bring a negative COVID test upon entry, no problem! Stay true to yourselves and embrace what makes you feel comfortable during this extremely demanding time.

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“As a couple, remember that this day is about you. If you are more comfortable only allowing vaccinated individuals to attend your nuptials in person, then that’s okay.”

the virtual wedding If there’s anything this pandemic has taught us (besides religious hand washing), it is the power of technology. We’re fortunate to live in a digital age where information is at our fingertips, video chat is on our screens, and wedding planning is possible from the couch! Many engaged couples aren’t letting the global pandemic or social distancing get in the way of their marriage. Instead, they are finding creative ways to make their wedding plans happen—from Skype consultations with vendors to Zoom bridal showers. For many couples today, a live stream event has proven to be an excellent option. With that in mind, the next question is, how do you best communicate these details to your guests who would not be granted the honor of witnessing the event in person?

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A great way to make guests who won’t be at the wedding in person feel appreciated, is by upping the wrap on your invitations. How about sending their own invitation accompanied by a small bottle of champagne with your event details so they could toast virtually to your union. Or how about a souvenir showcasing your wedding style and location? Your creative options are endless as there are many ways in which you could get your guests in the wedding spirit, even from afar.

what are your options? The right words can stray away any string of emotions. With the right wording, your invitations can still give the guests a feeling that they are a part of the event, even if they are toasting from afar. Acceptable wedding etiquette denotes that your prospective virtual guests should be invited in like manner as your intended in person guests. Therefore, before texting them the live stream link on the wedding day, first INVITE them. RedCarpet has been greeting prospective virtual guests in many exciting ways. Their invitations include greetings such as: ‘We’re going viral’ ‘You’re invited to view our wedding virtually.’ ‘Would you be our virtual guests?’ ‘Would you toast on this day with us?’ An optional photo of the couple from their engagement shoot could be incorporated on the card, or would often be seen draping the inner lining of the envelope flap (envelope liner). In addition, if you choose to host your wedding away from home, our destination wedding suite include Passport and Boarding Pass style invitations with wedding details for both types of guests. We could also include your wedding website, or the virtual link for your live stream. Also if you’ll like monetary gifts via bank transfer, that information could be included.

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Sample Invitation Wording for a Virtual Wedding “With concern for the spread of Covid, we have chosen to do an intimate ceremony, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be present. Please don your finest threads and enjoy a glass of champagne as you watch us take our vows from the comfort of your home. We look forward to featuring your online greetings along with the other viewers. Virtual event details for joining our special day are detailed below.”

Sample wording for your Details Card “With COVID-19 infections still a concern, we ask that all guests provide either proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test to enter the venue so that we could all ‘boogy down’ on the dance floor together, virus-free! We can’t wait to see you on our big day!”

Other sample wording on covid tests “As much as we want everyone to be able to celebrate in person, we do ask that if you are feeling ill, received a positive COVID-19 test, or have been exposed to COVID-19 within two weeks of the wedding, please toast us from afar.” With many options available, there is no reason why you can’t plan and still keep it classy during COVID.

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If you would like to work with RedCarpet Wedding & Special Events Invitations, then contact redcarpetinvitationstt@gmail.com. Instagram: @redcarpetinvitationstt

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ELISA CLARKE

SETTING

THE TABLE

The secret is officially out, I am obsessed with luxury table settings. Let’s face it, our homes are now filled with polyester, tulle, romantic candles, tablecloths, napkins and other whimsical decorations to beautify our tables. I cannot control myself, and to be honest, I am so thrilled to say that as I get older, my interests have slowly but surely changed from fashion ONLY to decorating my home. “Tablescaping” as they call it has become the new “in” thing, as can be seen from the millions of posts on both Instagram and Facebook, and I am definitely here for it! But if I’m being completely transparent, my obsession with tablescaping began quite some time ago, 12 years to be exact, when I first met my husband and found out that he was the Managing Director of an event rental company. Just my luck, right? Today his company Gasp!! Events Ltd. is now one of the most respected event rental companies in Trinidad & Tobago and curates some of the finest linens, dinnerware, cutlery and glassware for both home and events. So, you can only imagine what our day to day looks like - a lot of cloth haha...

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but also a considerable amount of beauty and magic. Beautifying my space and entertaining have always been important to me, and as I get more involved in my husband’s business, any and everything table setting excites me! I love to set a table and make it look amazing with gorgeous napkins, table runners, elegant tablecloths, fancy glassware and of course a centerpiece to finish off the look.

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As such, I wanted to share a few tips to help you style your tablescape for your next dinner party, engagement party or even your special day! So here we go…

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Start with a colour scheme, print or style

I love to begin with a particular colour scheme in mind. I am a huge fan of neutral tones, so my eyes are always drawn to sand, stone, ivory and rust coloured items.

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But of course, you can have a lot of fun with this and select a colour scheme that matches with a particular Season, eg. Fall or Winter. This is your time to shine, so have fun choosing colours that really light you up, create a mood and tell a story.

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Select your linens

Choosing the perfect linen is an art. With so many colours, fabrics and sizes available, you truly need expert advice sometimes to steer you in the right direction. This is where companies like Gasp!! Events Ltd. really come in to play. In order to get the polished and stylish look that you would like for your event, you need to ensure that it matches your colour scheme or mood; is the best quality fabric and will not look cheap on the table; is the right fit for the table(s) that you have in mind; complements the room or space that you will be having the event and really makes an impact so that when your guests walk into the space, that they are blown away. *Tip: Sometimes less is more. In some instances, you may not need to rent tablecloths, napkins, chargers, etc. Depending on your theme, you could even look into renting just napkins and table runners or just tablecloths and napkins. Consult with an expert and see what they recommend depending on your venue, the type of tables being used, etc.

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Charger Plates can be a sweet addition

Charger plates are not only amazing for collecting any bits of fallen food from your plate, they are also an amazing accessory to add to your luxe tablescape. I absolutely LOVE charger plates and cannot recommend them enough to my clients when looking for that little extra something to pop their table design. They are truly decorative and can be used for various events.

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Fancy Dinnerware is always a good idea

Now once you have sealed the deal on the colour scheme, mood, linens and charger plates, you can dive into the fancy dinnerware. This area is so special to me, and one that I have the most fun with. Layering is your best friend, and I don’t mean layering your clothes to battle the cold weather! What I mean is - Layering your dinnerware. You can rent sets or can even look into mixing up different types of plates with patterns to complete the look.


This will include 3 items: a dinner plate, tea plate and a salad or soup bowl on top. All are essential to complete the look, and omg will it be divine.

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Cutlery – but with a luxe twist

Cutlery is just the best! I cannot tell you how giddy I get when I am researching new cutlery ideas and trends from around the world to share with my husband. My Instagram feed is filled with posts and inspiration from Canada, France, Portugal, Germany, Brazil, the list goes on. There is something so magical about these pieces, and I definitely encourage you to play around with styles and colours to make your tablescape perfect!

Gasp!! Events Ltd. recently launched their gorgeous onyx cutlery and I cannot wait to use them at my next dinner party or at a stunning event. They are so unique and truly pop on your table. Based on your menu, you could look into renting a dinner knife and fork and a dessert fork and spoon to match.

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A stunning centerpiece to finish it off

This piece will be in the center of your work of art, so please ensure that you select something that will complement the overall tablescape. If you’re not really into florals or it doesn’t match your theme, then you can opt for something with more greenery or pampas grass if it’s a bohemian style you are going for. Play around with different ADRIANAWEDDINGS.COM

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ideas and opt for something that will blend well and make your guests swoon. The reality is that due to the pandemic, many of us have had to adjust our normal routines quite a bit, and for some that may have included going out to fancy dinners and events every single month. Now we find ourselves attending more intimate events, dinner parties and micro-weddings, so why not dress yourself and your tables to the nines! We are all looking for a bit of an escape from reality, and I can assure you that getting lost in something as beautiful as this could only bring joy and love. Seek moments of lightness wherever you can, and get creative with your events. You can rent beautiful linens, dinnerware, cutlery, glassware and charger plates from Gasp!! Events Ltd. now, so what are you waiting for? Happy tablescaping love!

Get in touch with Gasp!! Events Ltd. to book your beautiful event rentals. Contact gaspevents@hotmail.com Instagram: @ohgasp_events

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BERTA BR I D A L Montefiore Collection

While pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity, the new BERTA F/W 2022 couture collection - Montefiore - is a memoir of the old days, combined with the new for the bride who wants to feel like 18th century royalty, yet sophisticated, glamorous and modern. There are so many gorgeous, bold statement pieces in this collection that will blow you away. 3D appliques, flowers, and endless amounts of lace are IN and here to STAY. See a few of our favourite pieces from the collection now.

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We decided to go with a beautiful vibrant red and complement it with baby pink in both the florals and the linens. Red is such a statement colour in decor, so we knew we had to tone it down a little bit and decided to use baby pink instead of ivory or white for this shoot. The end result was pretty spectacular and the florals by Abfab Events were amazing!

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“Don’t sweat the small things. Focus on what truly matters. It’s not about the wedding, it’s about the marriage. Make sure you enjoy every moment!”

“We decided to have a pre wedding photoshoot with photographers Celeste & Reece. We didn’t refer to it as an engagement photoshoot; we decided that we’d focus our finances on planning the wedding and therefore purchase the ring much closer to the wedding. As I had made all the arrangements with Celeste, Jian did not have their phone number and sent a request to them on their website to get in contact with them.”

KIMBERLEY & BRANDON

ROMALA & JIAN

“Make the investment and hire a wedding planner…you won’t regret it! This definitely took the stress off of wedding planning and made the process so enjoyable.”

ALYSSA & JERARD

BRANDON KARI PRODUCTIONS

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VENDOR GUIDE

THE BAHAMAS

BARBADOS

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEOGRAPHY

Braxton Gardiner Photography www.braxtongardiner.com braxtonjgardiner@gmail.com

ADDISONN CUMBERBATCH www.weddingsinbarbados.org addisonn@weddingsinbarbados.org

BOYKO STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY www.boykophotography.com info@boykophotography.com

LYNDAH WELLS PHOTOGRAPHY www.lyndahwells.com hello@lyndahwells.com

CAKE ARTISTRY

MILAN PHOTO CINE ART www.milanphotocineart.com milanphotocineart@gmail.com

MARIO NIXON PHOTOGRAPHY www.marionixon.com PD Photography www.phyliciaduncombe.com info@phyliciaduncombe.com stanlo Photography www.stanlophotography.com stanlophotography@gmail.com

with love cakery www.withlovecakery.com shop@withlovecakery.com

VENUE STARFISH DISCOVERY BAY www.starfishresorts.com weddings@starfishresorts.com

BEAUTY

BEAUTY

I HEART MAKEUP BARBADOS Ihrtmakeup@gmail.com

FAB FACES MAKEUP ARTISTRY www.fabfacesmua.com khandisesmith@hotmail.com

SIGNATURE STYLES BARBADOS leann.signaturestylesbb@gmail.com

SARSHA LEPECHE MAKEUP ARTIST www.sarshalepeche.com sarsha@oohlalepeche.com YEISHA FORBES BEAUTY www.facebook.com/skylinemua forbesanika@gmail.com

WEDDING PLANNING CHIC BAHAMAS WEDDINGS www.chicbahamasweddings.com marva.munroe@chicbahamasweddings.com

CAKE ARTISTRY TAKE A BITE BAHAMAS www.takeabitebahamas.com jessicatlfox@hotmail.com

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE FIVE SEASONS BRIDAL www.fiveseasonsbridal.com tennille@fiveseasonsbridal.com

WEDDING PLANNING EVENTS BY LEIGH www.eventsbyleigh.com info@eventsbyleigh.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY CHAD MUNRO PHOTOGRAPHY www.chadmunro.com chad@chadmunro.com

BEAUTY MAGDA RICCARDI MAKEUP ARTIST www.magdariccardimakeup.com magdariccardimakeup@gmail.com

VENUE CASA DE CAMPO RESORT & VILLAS www.casadecampo.com.do vacationplanner@ccampo.com.do SANCTUARY CAP CANA www.sanctuarycapcana.com info@sanctuarycapcana.com SUBLIME SAMANA HOTEL & RESIDENCES www.sublimesamana.com reservations@sublimesamana.com VIVA WYNDHAM V SAMANA www.vivasamanaresort.com events@vivaresorts.com

WEDDING PLANNING

GUY WALLER PHOTOGRAPHY www.guywaller.com Guy@pinkpalmstudio.com

EVENTS BY ANA POLANCO www.eventsbyanapolanco.com info@eventsbyanapolanco.com

CAKE ARTISTRY

JENNIFER C. WEDDING & EVENT AGENCY www.jennifercagency.com info@weddingseventsjenn.com

CAKE STUDIO CAYMAN www.thecakestudiocayman.com thecakestudio@gmail.com

COSTA RICA PHOTOGRAPHY PAPAYA WEDDING www.papayawedding.com hello@papayawedding.com

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GRENADA VENUE LALUNA www.laluna.com


JAMAICA

PUERTO RICO

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

MATTHEW KHOURY PHOTOGRAPHY www.matthewkhoury.com matthewdkhoury@gmail.com

NINA MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY www.ninamartinphoto.com ninamarphotography@gmail.com

VIDEOGRAPHY THE LUNAR LAKE www.thelunarlake.com rheikann@thelunarlake.com

WEDDING PLANNING DESIGNS BY NISHY www.designsbynishy.com info@designsbynishy.com DRAGONFLY EXPERIENCES www.dragonflyexp.com kimmi@dragonflyexp.com

WEDDING PLANNING LIFETIME EVENTS BY JACQUELINE www.lebjv.com contact@lebjv.com MARIA LUGO www.marialugopr.com marialugo@gmail.com

TURKS & CAICOS CAKE ARTISTRY CAKES TO DI FOR cakestodifortci@gmail.com

EVENTS BY TRICIA eventsbytricia@hotmail.com WEDDINGS WITH FLAIR www.weddingswithflair.com nikki@weddingswithflair.com

VIDEOGRAPHY HERRO STUDIO http://www.vimeo.com/herrostudio rizeaboveproductions@gmail.com

VENUE DREW MANOR www.drewmanor.com info@drewmanor.com THE ANCHORAGE www.anchoragett.com VERONIQUE’S EVENTS www.facebook.com/VeroniquesEvents/

DECOR & FLORALS

MEXICO

VENUE

WEDDING PLANNING

TRITON LUXURY VILLA www.tritonluxuryvilla.com

ABFAB EVENTS LTD. www.facebook.com/AbFab-Events abfabeventstt@gmail.com

NABIA WEDDINGS & EVENTS www.nabiaweddings.com info@nabiaweddings.com

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

BOUGE EVENTS laura@thebougeway.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

BAR SERVICE

ADATTO STUDIOS WEDDINGS www.adattostudios.com sieyon@adattostudios.com

ACE BAR SERVICES www.acebarservices.com info@acebarservices.com

CELESTE & REECE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS www.celesteandreece.com contact@celesteandreece.com

MACKNUN EVENTS www.macknunevents.com info@macknunevents.com

PHOTOGRAPHY COSSU PHOTOGRAPHY www.jonathancossuphotographer.com info@jonathancossuphotographer.com DANIELA VILLARREAL WEDDINGS www.danielavillarrealweddings.com/mexican-photographer hello@danielavillarreal.com DREAM BELLA PHOTOGRAPHY www.dreambellaphotography.com amanda@dreambellaphotography.com GUSTAVO ALVAREX FOTOGRAFO www.gustavoalvarex.mypixieset.com gustavoalvarexfoto@gmail.com QUETZAL PHOTO www.quetzalwedphoto.com info@quetzalwedphoto.com RUBEN CHAN PHOTOGRAPHY www.rubenchanphoto.com hello@rubenchanphoto.com

FILM & PHOTO BY LUVO www.luvocinematography.com luvocinematography@gmail.com JANE DECLE PHOTOGRAPHY www.janedecle.com jane@janedecle.com KYLE ARCHIBALD WEDDINGS www.kylearchibald.com kylearchibaldphoto@gmail.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAGDISH www.photographybyjagdish.com info@photographybyjagdish.com

EVENT RENTAL GASP!! EVENTS LTD. www.facebook.com/gaspeventsltd gaspevents@hotmail.com

HAIR STYLING STYL BAR stylebartt@outlook.com

BEAUTY MARIPOSA anyadasilva@gmail.com

VENUE

RAJ/V WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY www.rajivsamaroo.com book@rajivsamaroo.com

THE MUA HOUSE www.themuahouse.com themuahouse@gmail.com

PALACE RESORTS www.palaceresorts.com/en

CAKE ARTISTRY

USVI

DEBBIE CAKE ARTISTRY https://www.instagram.com/debbiecakeartistry/ debbiecakeartistry@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

VILLA LA JOYA www.villalajoya.com hello@villalajoya.com

WEDDING PLANNING ASHA MARS WEDDINGS www.ashamars.com asha@ashamars.com

BLUE glass photography www.blueglassphotography.com photos@blueglassphotography.com

FLORALS ROSES TOO FLOWERS www.rosestoo.com

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vendor & venue guide


LALUNA DESIGN HOTEL & VILLAS

Grenada, West Indies

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planning & event management for weddings engagements anniversaries corporate events special events

laura darwent

WEDDINGS & EVENTS T R I N I A D

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T O B A G O

868-354-5951 laura_darwent_weddings lauradarwent@gmail.com laura darwent weddings

photos courtesy Laura Ferreira Studios