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We are in Wimbledon Guardian Valentine Day edition!

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My guest blog appearance on Hitched.co.uk

I've hijacked Cathy's honeymoon blog for the afternoon as I wanted to inspire you with some #destination #wedding #inspiration. To check out the whole article on Hitched.co.uk click on the picture As featured on hitched.co.uk

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A flower for all Seasons

It’s a great time of year to be choosing the flowers for your Wedding.  As you have the partner of your dreams, an amazing dress and a great venue.  All your family and friends have been invited and now its time to choose the flowers for you autumn / winter wedding.  As the autumn months draw in I am sure you are wondering what flowers you can choose.

Are you having a large church wedding, a marquee, a hotel or a destination wedding on the beach. You can find lots of different floral designs to suit your style and budget.

What’s your colour scheme, do you worry about finding the colourful flowers to match your décor and colour scheme during the autmnn/winter months that you are getting married.

AUTUMN FLOWERS

Chrysanthemum are a traditional autumn flower.  Hypercium are often used as their berries are popular as fillers and Extase roses have deep wine red petals perfect for those months when you want to add warm to your displays, white colourful anthuriums add an exotic feel.

WINTER FLOWERS

If you love bright flowers like myself I suggest Amaryllis. They make gorgeous displays with lovely flowers in white to contrast with the red. Even though its winter here in the UK bright colours can be used as they are in the Caribbean shades of deep magenta, pink and blues.  Phalaenopsis orchid are lovely flowers in bright colours.

Weddings by Lisa Lee recommends the following flowers which can be used all year round. Here a couple of my favorites.

Cymbidium orchid

The look: Exotic cymbidium orchids have waxy, trumpted-shaped flower heads on branch-like stems, and come in shades of green, yellow, pink, purple and white.

Best for: Single stems in tall vases to create chic tablecentres, or teaming with roses and calla lilies for more romantic style.  Orchids are great for button holes.

Calla lily

The look: This sophisticated elegant looking flower is one of the most popular choices for modern brides.  My favourite colours are white, yellow, pink and purple hues.

 

Best for: The wow factor in just one colour.  Massive bunches of calla lillies are great for hand tied bouquets or large displays.

Rose: This is the most popular wedding flower of them all.  It has a romantic look and have lovely fragrances.

Best: For gorgeous bridal bouquets and fantastic table centrepieces.  Roses come in an array of colours and can be mixed with clematis, jasmine, blackberries and eucalyptus.

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David’s Bridal Exclusive Dresses - Coming to London

Exciting news coming to London. David’s Bridal, one of America’s largest bridal retailers, opens its first London Boutique at my favourite shopping Centre.  Westfield Stratford City on 3rd October 2013.   At David's Bridal their purpose is to help ensure your wedding is nothing short of spectacular. They go beyond your expectations and providing unique benefits you will not find anywhere else. Vera Wang the designer has crafted wedding gowns for celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Victoria Beckham, but now her creations are available to everyone here in the UK. I am looking forward to attending the VIP Event on 3rd October and see the Exclusive designers including White by Vera Wang, Melissa Sweet and Oleg Cassini.  Their collection consists of

  • Hand crafted, couture quality and styling at affordable prices
  • The ability to try in your perfect size (4-30)
  • One stop shopping for your entire event, with an incredible range of bridal gowns, bridesmaids, flower girls and mother of the bride dresses in stock
  • On site alterations
  • Amazing savings for your entire wedding party with David's Bridal Rewards
  • A beautiful store experience.

Vera Wang has a collection of 15 dresses which will go on sale here when David’s Bridal opens.  It’s definitely a one-stop shop for bridesmaids, flower girls, mother’s of the bride and special occasions such as proms or Birthday parties etc.  They have a huge focus on affordability.  They have a lovely collection ranging from £80 to £1,650.  Which are very popular for ladies wanting an off the peg dress.  Vera Wang has an amazing collection which will be followed by another designer called Zac Posen in February, with other British Designers and David’s range of dresses and accessories.  White by Vera Wang. They have other designers including Melissa Sweet, Oleg Cassini, Galina’s Signature and Collection gowns.  Consultations can be booked at the Westfield Stratford City store.  Gowns range from size 4 – 30 and are available to be taken home on the day.

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"Endless Quality Selections at Infinity"

Are you in the Caribbean? Cayman Islands Shopping for quality fashions, variety and great prices has got as good as anything you will find on a jaunt to Miami, but without the hassle of travel.

In fact, shoppers will only have to go as far as Heritage Square at the four-way stop in West Bay to find a gem of a shopping experience.

The place is Infinity Fashions and owner James Anglin is doing a lot to appeal to the store’s appeal. With five years of service under its belt, he has just expanded operations, making way for a vast inventory, new products and more of the top designer products.

There is a new line of ladies designer dresses, tops, trousers and skirts, and a variety of club wear. Cool kids wear is a strong feature of the store, with fantastic items in casual and special occasion wear. Infinity has added a large selection of school wear in khaki and navy blue by Authentic Galaxy and Lee.

Not to be outdone, men’s fashion has also been given special attention and there is a large section dedicated to men’s wear, with some of the top name brands in fashion. Suits for the debonair gentlemen, shirts in a rainbow of colors, slacks and shorts, are on display. Not to be left out is the linen loving man, who will be able to find his fit in shirts, pants and shorts. For the laid back man, there is a wide array of polo shirts as well.

For the shoe lover, male or female, there are shoes want to be, with shoes for every occasion and then some. With the amazing prices on these and all items in store, it will hard to leave without taking home a pair or two.

Even the experts will agree that Infinity Fashions is a happening place for being well-dressed, even if on a budget. London-based destination wedding planner Lisa Lee says, “If you’re looking for a cool, cream linen shirt and pants or a white suit for a smart casual event, church, or wedding reception, the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger men’s shirts and dress suits by Vinci are perfect for the Cayman climate, and work well for both beach weddings or private and hotel venues. Ladies, if you have a formal function to attend, the Nine West and Calvin Klein block color dresses teamed up with shoes from the Infinity Fashions collection are a winning combination. And don’t forget your accessories — from earrings, and necklaces to sequin purses to complete your look.”

It all comes together at Infinity Fashions and is complemented by great customer service in store from a very dedicated and welcoming staff. The store is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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What to wear to a Summer wedding

So, you’ve been invited to a wedding this summer… Great, now what do you wear?

The first thing you should do is to find out the colours of the wedding party. If this was not indicated on the invitation, use your connections with the couple and their families to find out.

From your invitation, you should know the venue and time of the ceremony and reception. This will help you to determine how to dress properly for the occasion. This will answer some of the most important questions in your mind, such as: Is it a formal event? Should I be prepared for the heat? Do I have a long distance to walk ? Should I wear comfortable shoes? How do I wear my hair? I could go on.

A church, civic centre, town hall or a hotel conference room are sure bets it’s formal or semi-formal affair. A garden wedding is an entirely different matter. So too is a beach wedding. You wouldn’t want to be dressed in high heels , there, would you?

Let me just get to the point. You want to look as good as everyone else, not stick out like a sore thumb. Most of all, you must be comfortable to make it through the ceremony and reception. Remember, you’ll be dressed up for at least a few hours, unless you forget your manners and leave early, right after the groom kisses the bride.

Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Formal evening/black-tie wedding

Ladies, you can go all out for a this occasion, with a long and glamorous evening dress. Hold the beading and sequins unless you know that it’s a black-tie event. Bring out the diamonds, rubies and precious stones or your thrifty, but expensive-looking bling. If you’re wearing strapless or spaghetti strap dress, this is the time to bring along a very extravagant shawl.

Gentlemen, you may wear a dark suit with a really nice dress shirt and matching tie. Make sure your tie is a solid colour, preferably the same colour as the shirt. Remember, you’re not going to the office. Wear a tuxedo for black-tie and black-tie-optional evening weddings; however it’s best to stick with the traditional tux, unless the invitation specifies creative black tie.

Formal daytime wedding

Ladies, formal daytime weddings are quite rare; however, choose a short cocktail dress for a formal daytime wedding, making sure it’s not too revealing. And, no flowers please. If you’re wearing a dress that’s strapless, has spaghetti straps or a deep neckline, bring a nice lace shawl or a matching satin jacket for a religious wedding. You may opt for a nice suit, instead, something in a light shade that is well-tailored, no dark frumpy suits, because you don’t want to look as though you are heading into or just popped out from work.

Gentlemen, choose a nice dress shirt. These days men are heavy on satin, but remember your venue; think heat versus air-condition, so choose appropriately. Wear a darker suit and tie for a formal daytime wedding. Remember, don’t wear a tuxedo, unless the invitation specifies “Black Tie.”

Semi-formal daytime

Ladies, your best bet is to wear a fairly conservative, slightly floral or colorful short dress. Failing that, a business attire usually works as well; however, stay away from black, navy or dark brown. You may choose to glam up your suit by wearing an elegant hat and a pair of lacy gloves — no white please. Ladies, Caribbean women love bling, but please, not on this occasion.

Gentlemen, select a dress shirt, nice slacks, tie and sports coat — black and navy are fine. You may also choose a light coloured or seersucker suit. Jeans for this occasion is definitely a no!

We live in paradise, so there will be persons who don’t really care about all the pomp and circumstance when it comes to saying I do. So you will get invitations for beach and garden weddings. Some want you to dress semi-formally and some don’t really care; they just want you there.

For the persons who can’t be bothered to tell you how to dress, commonsense should apply. How do you think you will look in a wedding photo on the beach, everyone in smart casual, but you show up in torn jeans and a scruffy t-shirt? Definitely not cool. When it comes to a wedding, the word ‘casual’ usually means choosing a pretty sundress, or smart slacks and a smart shirt.

With that said, let’s get to the don’ts of dressing.

Ladies, don’t:

Wear white to any wedding. It’s the bride’s day not yours.

Wear black to a daytime wedding.

Wear jeans, unless the invitation says so.

Wear sequins during the daytime. Anything too sparkly will make you look overdressed.

Wear colors that the bridesmaids or the mothers are wearing

Wear clubwear, i.e. overtly sexy clothing (strapless, see-through, etc)

Wear opera-length gloves, unless you’re attired in a strapless or sleeveless gown.

Men, don’t:

Wear too casual of a pant such as cargo pants or worse, jeans

Wear Birkenstocks

Out-dress the wedding party

Wear unironed clothes and unpolished shoes

Wear wild colours and prints.

Wear a tuxedo during the day time, regardless of the formality of the event.

Don’t try to get cute with a tuxedo. A black tux with white shirt and black bow tie is the best way to go.

In the end, use good judgment if the invitation doesn’t specify the formality of the event. A pastel suit or soft floral dress for daytime event, or a little black dress for evening (after 6 p.m.) will take you almost anywhere. Gents, a dark suit and conservative tie will take you just about anywhere. Until next time, enjoy these lazy hazy, summer days and the weddings that come your way.

Great Wedding Destinations

Tobago

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Weddings by Lisa Lee recommends Tobago – Having visited there with family and parents originating from Trinidad it’s a fantastic weddings destination with unspoiled beaches, colourful reefs, pristine rainforest, historic forts and quaint hotels, Tobago offers countless possibilities for romantic weddings and delightful honeymoons. From the historical Ole Time Tobago wedding procession to traditional nuptials or an underwater exchange of vows, the island offers the perfect ambience for your dream wedding.

Many of Tobago’s hotels specialise in wedding packages and the island’s event planners can help with arrangements or plan your wedding from beginning to end.

Weddings by Lisa Lee has worked with the Magadalena Grand Beach Resort in Tobago and recommends this resort to couples looking for the dream wedding experience in Tobago.

The Magdalena Grand Beach Resort is nestled in the tropical Tobago Plantations Estate, a 750-acre gated community of luxury Tobago suites, villas, condos and bungalows around the Tobago Plantations PGA designed Championship (18 holes) Tobago golf course. Situated along two and one-half miles of beach and coastline the grounds offer nature trails and canopy walks through a virgin mangrove forest at one of the finest resorts in Tobago.

“Magdalena” was the original name of Tobago, derived from the name of one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, and the name pays homage to the island’s rich history, tradition, and people. It signifies the majestic beauty of Tobago in its natural and purest form. Experience the best Luxury Resort in Tobago where you will find a rich culture and rejuvenate your body and spirit with exceptional comforts and service at the majestic Magdalena Grand Beach Resort.

 

Tobago Has Other Great Places To Get Married

Here are a few other great places to get married in Tobago. great-testinations

  • Pigeon Point:With its white-sand beach, Pigeon Point is naturally a popular choice for weddings, but given its popularity with bathers, don't expect total privacy. For raw, natural beauty look elsewhere
  • Coco Reef: Probably the most popular hotel for weddings. Can cater for large numbers and accommodate most requests. Also one of the only luxury hotels on the island, so it's not cheap. Entertainment is easy to organise and nothing's a problem – there's even a hair salon on site
  • Castara: The beach is a real favourite with tourists and the village is very traditionally Tobagonian. Some of the best sunsets can be seen at Castara, or from the roads that wind down into it, along the Caribbean coast
  • Magdalena Grand Beach Resort: The largest hotel on the island. Good conference facilities. Good for indoor weddings. The beach is on the Atlantic side of the island Great Wedding Destinations.doc.v
  •  The Seahorse Inn/Stonehaven Bay: Great food, a good wine list and a very romantic location, set right on the beach. Has a courtyard which is perfect for your ceremony
  • Private villa locations: There are numerous accommodation options available to suit all your requirements.

 

Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Tobago

To avoid disappointment it is important to observe and note the following documentary and legal requirements:

  • Residency: Both parties must be resident in Tobago (and/or Trinidad) for a minimum of 3 days before the wedding ceremony. It is important to note that the day of your arrival does not count in the three-day period. The Special Marriage Licence can be applied for from the fourth day and is valid for six months. Some countries require that their intention to marry is registered in their home country and others require an Apostille to the marriage certificates.
  • Identification: Both parties must produce proof of ID in the form of passports and proof of entry. Visitors with e-tickets should ensure they have a printed copy of their ticket.
  • Divorced/Widowed: Divorcees must produce the Decree Absolute with court stamp. Widows and widowers must produce the Death Certificate of the former spouse.
  • Age Restrictions: Anyone under 18 years of age must produce a Statutory Declaration, signed and stamped by a solicitor, proving parental consent.
  • Name Change: If you have changed your name, or are a divorced woman who has reverted to her maiden name, your must supply legal proof signed and stamped by a solicitor.
  • Ceremonies: Wedding ceremonies can be conducted almost anywhere, subject to agreement with the priest or minister. Ceremonies can only take place after 6am and before 6pm. It should be noted that civil weddings can only be conducted at the Registrar's Office in Scarborough.
  • Marriage Licence: Available from the following offices on production of all necessary documentation. The Special Licence is TT$300, from the Warden's Office and the Marriage Certificates (two) are TT$37.50 from the Registrar General's office. Please note that it can take around a week from application to get them. When applying for a wedding licence, you will be required to make an affidavit or statutory declaration declaring that you are single and free to marry.

 

Registrar General's Office Jerningham Street, Scarborough Tel: (868) 639 3210

Warden's Office TIDCO Mall, Scarborough Tel: (868) 639 2410

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The Enduring Appeal of a Summer Wedding

Blessed with tropical conditions all year round, summertime still holds a special appeal for weddings and a host of outdoor celebrations around the Caribbean. Maybe it’s in the cloudless blue sky, the turquoise waters that beckon, the gentle breezes or the sense of relaxation that come this time of the year. Whatever it is, the scene is set for a summer wedding. Despite the advantages, there are likely to be a few drawbacks to planning a wedding day at the height of the summer, not least of which is the hurricane season.

So special planning and preparation are required to ensure that a summer wedding has the best possible chances of being the memorable occasion it should be. Have a weather-proof plan Afternoon showers are not uncommon during the summer, so it makes sense to plan with this in mind. An outdoor summer wedding needs a back-up plan. This could include tents, in case it rains, or the option to move inside to a covered area. It also helps to consider cooling options, in case it becomes unbearably hot for the duration of the wedding. Have water on hand

On a summer wedding day, water can be a foe if it falls from the sky, but a welcome friend when it hits your lips. Keep plenty of water on hand at your outdoor event, so that guests, caterers, DJs and photographers are hydrated throughout the event. It’s a small point that could be overlooked, but it makes a big difference to the overall comfort of your guests. After all, making sure that a cooler full of bottled water is nearby often tends to be low on the priority chain when such big-ticket items such as caterers, dresses and rings have been pored over endlessly. Take cover, if necessary Besides the heat, the light of the sun beating down can also wreak some havoc at a wedding if you are not prepared with providing shady areas for guests to cool down. Often, it’s in the form of a tent. The right Umbrellas can do the trick, as they help to ensure that guests aren’t holding their hands or programmes over their eyes during the ceremony.

Pick the right spot If you’re planning an outdoor wedding in a shade-less spot, such as a beach, consult with your wedding photographer beforehand to ensure you’ve picked the best spots for the most memorable photos. The idea here is not to be affected by factors such as the angle and glare of the sun, or hidden away by too much foliage. A sunset wedding may be a dream and may provide beautiful wedding photos, but planners should be mindful that there is a specific time window that, if missed, can mean a night-time wedding, shot under harsh lights. So either be extremely punctual, or start early before the sunset, since so many variables exist throughout the day that can cause you to be even a half hour late. Even that relatively modest delay could mean a difference between a gorgeous sunset and no light. Stay positive Many couples pick summer for their weddings for a reason. For the most part, there will be beautiful, warm weather that makes it conducive to slip outdoors for the reception, ceremony or somewhere in between. But obviously, not always. So plan for the eventualities as best as possible.

When all of that is done, it only remains to keep a good attitude during the day and cheerfully be prepared for some unanticipated surprises. Something wonderful is likely to happen.

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Getting Married in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is a great choice for a Destination Wedding. First of all, it is very easy and you can get your "full marriage certificate" from the Cayman Islands Registrar of Marriages within 48 hours of the wedding being performed. This is important for those couples who are concerned about whether their marriage will be legal back home.

Couples from most places in Europe, except the UK, need to get an Apostille. Your Marriage Officer can take care of this for you. Couples from the USA and Canada don't need an Apostille. Cayman Islands wedding officiants perform more than 800 Destination Weddings per year, and weddings are actively supported by the Department of Tourism.

Cayman is one of the few places in the Caribbean which cater for same-day marriages, which means there is virtually no waiting period, and you can get married while your cruise ship is in port, as long as you have the necessary documentation. All visitors wishing to be married must have their passports, immigration card or ship's boarding card, and if they have been married before, their original divorce decree or spouse's death certificate. You will have to get a "Special Marriage License" from the Governor's Office. While you can get this yourself, there is no real savings and it is much easier to have your wedding officiant get it for you, because you must have a wedding officiant before you fill out the application for the Special License anyway. Wedding officiants in Cayman are licensed by the government. They are also called Marriage Officers, Wedding Celebrants, or Civil Registrars of Marriage. Most Marriage Officers are pastors or priests, and they will perform the standard religious ceremony. Wedding Celebrants and Civil Registrars normally do a non-denominational but spiritual service. Most will customise your ceremony for you and give you a copy of your vows. Any wedding ceremony in the Cayman Islands will have two parts required by law. You will be asked whether there is any reason why you may not be married, and you will be pronounced husband and wife. Marriages between two women or two men are not legal in the Cayman Islands.

The most popular choice for weddings in the Cayman Islands is the beach. Although there are few private beaches, your wedding celebrant will know which beaches are most crowded, and avoid them.  No wedding in the Cayman Islands can be performed behind locked doors, and you will also need two witnesses over 18 years of age. Your Wedding Celebrant can provide witnesses if there are just the two of you. Many people choose to have a very simple wedding on the beach. The simplist wedding will include the Special Marriage License, the Wedding Ceremony, the Wedding Celebrant, and you will get a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate to take away with you. You can also choose to have flowers, wedding cake, champagne, photography etc. all arranged by your wedding planner.

Contact info@weddingsbylisalee.com for more information. Many people say they want to plan their own wedding, and a wedding planner is not essential. Many couples who have had a Destination Wedding will say that a wedding planner for a Destination Wedding is money well spent, and need not be expensive. Remember this is your wedding planner's home, and he or she will know where to get the best deals, and how to make sure your special day goes smoothly. If for example, there is a hiccup, like someone forgot their divorce decree at home, your wedding planner will know what to do. Besides, the whole point of a Destination wedding is for you to relax, and let someone else handle the details.

For those of you wanting a Wedding Renewal, these ceremonies are becoming more popular.  Quite a number of people who have had a civil wedding ceremony performed at home like the idea of a Renewal Ceremony performed at sunset on the beach. There are no government requirements for a renewal ceremony.

Your Wedding Celebrant will tailor your renewal vows to suit you, include children if you wish, and give you a Renewal Certificate which will be a record of your ceremony. Some companies will also do Commitment ceremonies, or bethrothal ceremonies for those couples who for one reason or another might not be ready to get married yet. These are much like Renewal ceremonies, in that there are no legal requirements, but there are "promises" etc. and you will get a Certificate which records the event.

Couples, including those arriving by cruise ship, can marry the same day they arrive in the Cayman Islands. Just be sure to have the following: 1. a non-residents marriage license, and... 2. a letter from the authorized Marriage Officer who is to officiate.

Applications for non-resident marriage licenses ($250 U.S.) and a list of licensed Marriage Officers can be obtained from the Passport and Corporate Services Office.

On Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, this is provided by the District Commissioner's Office.

Passport and Corporate Services Office Sussex House,

128 Elgin Avenue George Town,

Grand Cayman, KY1-9000

Phone: 345-943-7678

Fax: 345-945-4355 Email:

passport&corporate@gov.ky (Cayman Brac and Little Cayman)

District Commissioner's Office District Administration Building

PO Box 240

Cayman Brac

KY2-2101

Phone: 345-948-2506

Email: BracDC@gov.ky

You will also need to provide: Proof of citizenship and age - Passport or an original/certified copy of birth certificate with photo identification (18 is the minimum legal age without parental consent) Proof of marital status (legal divorce decree or death certificate, if applicable) Cayman Islands Immigration Department card, or Cayman Islands international embarkation/disembarkation card for cruise ship passengers. Two witnesses at the ceremony

Wedding Packages

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Spend your day creating memories and leave all the details to us. While each wedding is wonderfully unique, Wedding Planners have designed packages to simplify your planning process. Each includes the wedding venue, arrangements for the marriage license, an officiant to perform the ceremony and the professional services of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Wedding Planner as well as a Wedding Concierge to look after every tiny detail on your wedding day. Best Places to Get Married in Grand Cayman The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Recently opened in December 2005, the Ritz has brought five-star luxury to the Cayman Islands. Poised on the famous Seven Mile Beach, ceremonies and receptions can be set up on the Great Lawn, by the sea on the hotel's private beach, or in a the 9,000-square-foot Cayman Islands Royal Ballroom. The Ritz is staffed with an in-house team of four floral designers, as well as a pastry chef to create your wedding's requisite bouquets and confections. What's more, Silver Rain, a La Prairie Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, has a menu of indulgent spa treatments that not only celebrate the energies of water, but are guaranteed to wash away any last traces of prewedding stress or jitters.

Wedding Packages: $3,400-$20,000

For more info: RitzCarlton.com

Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman

Also on Seven Mile Beach, the Hyatt Regency is ready to host your wedding on its rooftop sun terrace, boasting panoramic views of the island. You can also marry here toes-in-the-sand or on the Turtle Pool Deck, which is perfect for smaller groups. Both the terrace and pool deck are lined with whitewashed British Colonial columns, providing a gorgeous contrasting backdrop against the clear blue sea. From a tropical buffet to a four-course, sit-down dinner, the catering staff can accommodate up to 200 of your closest friends and family.

Wedding Packages: $1,350 - $2,700

For more info: GrandCayman.Hyatt.com

Grand Old House

If you love the beach, but also want a little formality infused into your day, this plantation-style site will do the trick. Perfect for indoor or outdoor weddings, the Grand Old House features a seaside gazebo (perfect for oceanfront vows or your own private sweetheart table), plus enough space to seat 150 in its air-conditioned, elegant dining rooms and on its quaint screened porch; or 130 on the site's Water's Edge patio. For rehearsal dinners, the Wine Room comfortably seats a party of 10 against a backdrop of wall-to-wall wooden wine cellar racks

Wedding Packages: $590-$2,500

For more info: GrandOldHouse.com

The Great House at Pedro St. James

The Grand Cayman's national historic site is also a gorgeous place to wed. Situated on seven landscaped acres on the water, the Great House is a restored three-story eighteenth-century house with stunning mahogany verandas that your guests can stroll through as your tented reception takes place below. This picture-perfect setting can accommodate up to 800 for an over-the-top affair complete with a fireworks finale.

Wedding Packages: upon request

For more info: PedroStJames.ky

Rum Point

Home to the best mudslides on the island (think signature drink), Rum Point is situated on the opposite side of the island's Seven Mile Beach. This spot has a casual beachside bar and grill (great for a laid-back rehearsal lunch or reception), an adjacent resort to accommodate your guests, and a convenient whitewashed pier that juts out into the crystal-blue sea for a vow exchange directly over the water.

Wedding Packages: upon request

For more info: GrandCayman.Hyatt.com

The Reef Resort

Whether you want to sneak away a deux for the most private of nuptials, or arrive with your entire family in tow, The Reef can accommodate up to 120 people. This all-beachfront-suit property is a stress-free destination courtesy of in-room whirlpool tubs, four-post king-size beds, private balconies, and its own beach bar. Ceremonies can take place on the dock, while the party begins on the beach or in the resort's air-conditioned restaurant overlooking the sea. Bonus: This site only hosts one wedding per day, so you are guaranteed the staff's undivided attention.

Wedding Packages: $1,995-$5,095

For more info: TheReef.com

The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa

For luxurious amenities combined with a laid-back vibe, look no further than the Westin. This four-star hotel has everything you need to put together a formal wedding (the beachfront Governor's Ballroom, a preferred vendors list, and a deluxe banquet menu and wine list), plus the means to make you -- and your guests -- feel like you are truly on a tropical island (think swim-up pool bar, full-service spa, and oceanfront dining options specializing in lip-smacking Caribbean fare).

Wedding Packages: upon request

For more info: WestinCasuarina.com

Sightseeing Tours in The Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands offer a dazzling array of sightseeing tours and, attractions rich in natural beauty; all among an unsurpassed cultural of warm caring people. Cayman sightseeing tours can be purchased through third parties or you can conduct your own Cayman Islands sightseeing tours absolutely free just by taking advantage of our many Cayman site seeing tips, instructions, and maps. Select your favorite Cayman sites and strike out on your own along the Cayman Islands safe and easy landscape. Start with our Beach or Land tour and custom design your own personal Cayman Islands sightseeing trips, while saving money, avoiding the crowds and touring the Cayman Islands best sites at your own leisurely pace.

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