Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunrise Christmas Eve Wedding in Grand Cayman

A most unusual ring-bearing arrangement

This Filipino couple living and working in Grand Cayman planned their wedding for Christmas Eve, when they could take advantage of the 4 day weekend for their honeymoon. The wedding took place on Seven Mile Beach very early on 24th December, one of the busiest days of the year. Because it was so early, the beach was virtually deserted.

They had a Unity Sand Ceremony as part of the wedding ceremony

Here is a picture of their completed Memory Vase

Signing the Certified Marriage Certificate

With Joy and their Marriage Certificate

With their sponsors after the ceremony

We did it!

If you wish to be married on a public holiday, or any special day (eg Valentine's Day) be sure to make your arrangements at least 3 months in advance to avoid disappointment. Call Joy or Peggy to book your Cayman Islands Wedding at (345)9499933 or email us at and see our website at Simply Weddings

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Cayman Islands Wedding ...My Way

This couple from British Columbia, Canada made their wedding arrangements through their travel agent. This is a bit unusual, since these days most people contact us directly through the internet. Nevertheless they were pleased with the arrangements for their All -inclusive Cayman Cruise Wedding. The couple added video and wedding cake to this package.

Seven Mile Beach is really very pretty, very clean, and virtually deserted this time of morning

This is a 6" cake, which is fine for a party of four, service is provided

It has been quite hot and bright for December, Christmas breezes only started this week

Together for 15 years, this couple chose a beautiful spot to tie the knot.

I always like this shot with the cruise ships lying off the beach

Ceremony by Joy for Simply Weddings, photos by Mari for Island Photo, video by Martin for VIP productions, flowers by Trisha's Roses. Now booking cruise weddings through 2010/2011. We book only one cruise wedding per day so we can give our couples our full attention. Ask about group prices, including transportation from the cruise landing to the wedding site and back. Our Cayman Cruise Weddings are still the best value in Grand Cayman weddings. Call Joy or Peggy at (345)9499933 or email

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


As some of you will know, I was off-island last week, but exciting things were happening at Simply Weddings. Our wedding coordinator Peggy got engaged to Brett.

Admiring the ring, after our beach wedding today

Of course I had to hear all the romantic details (Brett is our second son). I must say he did us proud, including getting down on one knee to propose. Peggy said the whole thing, including the ring, was perfect!

Now we have all the excitement of planning another wedding in the family. I couldn't be happier for the pair of them, and our entire family is delighted with the news.

Need help planning your own Cayman Islands Wedding? Call Joy or Peggy today at (345)9499933 or email

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cayman Wedding Blessing Celebration for Washington State Group

If you look carefully you can see the cruise ship this couple and their families came in on in the background.
We have been doing more group cruise weddings at the Governor's Beach in the last couple of weeks, since it takes less time than taking the wedding party down to Mary Mollie Hydes or Blue Water Beach. It all depends on what the couple want, some groups just want to spend time on the beach after the ceremony, while others want to explore the town.

This couple from Chehalis, Washington wanted more time on the beach, and they headed off to try some watersports at nearby Westin Casaurina hotel.

After a civil wedding in the courthouse at home, this couple had a Cayman Wedding Blessing, witnessed by their immediate families while on a cruise in the western Caribbean.

Part of this Cayman Wedding Blessing package is a certificate with all the relevant details, duly witnessed and signed. This certificate is suitable for framing, and many couples keep it as a reminder of this very special event.

This is very similar to the All Inclusive Cayman Cruise Wedding package, but of course no Special Marriage License or Registered Marriage Certificate is required.

Wedding Blessing ceremony by Joy for Simply Weddings, photos by Mari Abe for Island Photo, these flowers supplied by Trisha's Roses, called "Tropical Bouquet". If you have been married for less than two years and want to have a Cayman Wedding Blessing ceremony, call Joy or Peggy today at 1-345-9499933 to get an all inclusive or customised Wedding Blessing package. Or email us at Remember we schedule only one cruise ceremony per day so we can give you our full attention.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cayman Sunset Wedding Vow Renewal on Second Honeymoon

When this Kansas husband contacted us about a wedding vow renewal while on a second honeymoon vacation with his wife of 11 years, we only had a few days to put it together.

His biggest stipulation was that it be a complete surprise for his wife, so we were not in contact with him after their arrival on the island.

So they did a lot of vacation-type things like horse-back riding on the beach, exploring, relaxing and then on the third day of their vacation, just before sunset they walked down the beach from their hotel to their wedding vow renewal ceremony at Governors Beach.

With Joy and their Simply Weddings Vow Renewal Certificate

Here's to many more years of wedded bliss

The end of an unforgettable day

Sunset off Governor's Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

While on your Cayman Islands vacation, renew your wedding vows with our simple, affordable, Cayman Wedding Vow Renewal package. This ceremony by Joy for Simply Weddings, flowers by Trisha's Roses, images by Dubadah Boldeau. Call today to create a surprise special occasion for your spouse (345) 9499933

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cayman Special Marriage License Fee Increase - $50

I am quite unhappy that the Cayman Islands government has increased the Special Marriage License fee for visitors from US$200 to US$250, as far as I can ascertain this will be effective almost immediately.

This means that your Cayman Wedding package from Simply Weddings - Grand Cayman Wedding Celebrants and Planners will cost US$50 more in 2010

We will do everything we can to minimise the effect of these new taxes for our guests.

We pledge to continue giving you the value for money that our guests tell us they appreciate.

We want your Cayman Islands wedding to be a memorable experience. We know that our customer service is second to none, because we treat our guests as though they were our family.

Don't forget that we will add those special touches if requested, which will make your wedding day in the Cayman Islands an unforgetable experience.

Ask about our ceremonies, weddings, vow renewals and wedding blessings in many beautiful and natural locations throughout the Cayman Islands such as My Secret Cove, seen above.

Call Simply Weddings today to reserve your wedding date, (345)9499933

Friday, December 4, 2009

Spectacular Formal Cayman Wedding for this Filipino Bride

Attention to detail was the hallmark of this Cayman Islands wedding held last month at Pedro St James. It happened that this was the rainy weekend just before the Veterans Day holiday, so at the eleventh hour the ceremony was moved indoors to the theatre, instead of being held on the Great Lawn. However no rain could dampen the spirits of this Filipino bride and her Caymanian groom on their special day.

The bridal gown was designed and made in the Phillipines

The bride with her sister, who was the Maid-of-Honour

So many beautiful young ladies in one place...

With Joy, while the ceremony was taking place. The Pedro St James theatre can hold about 50 people comfortably, just big enough for an intimate wedding with close friends and family.

The newly married pair

The wedding cake was made by Carousel Bakery, located in what was formerly Coconut Place, Seven Mile Beach road

Ceremony by Joy for Simply Weddings, as independent wedding celebrants and planners we can conduct ceremonies all over the Cayman Islands. These photos supplied by the clients. From the simple to the spectacular, no wedding is too big or small for Simply Weddings - Grand Cayman Wedding Celebrants and Planners. Call Joy or Peggy today at (345) 9499933

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Garden Wedding for Guyanese Couple in Cayman

This Guyanese couple living and working in Cayman were married according to Hindu rites some time ago, but wanted to get their legal, registered marriage performed in Grand Cayman. They arranged to get married yesterday afternoon at my house in George Town.

Some of my potential local clients may not realise that they can also be married at the Simply Weddings office, at 306 North Church St., in George Town which is near to Kirk Supermarket.

Posing with Joy and their Certified Marriage Certificate

Signing the marriage certificate

With one of their two witnesses required by law, I can usually arrange for another witness as I did in this case.

Getting ready to drink to health and happiness

I presented them with the cork from their celebration champagne

Simply Weddings - Grand Cayman Wedding Celebrants and Planners is a full-service company which assists couples to plan, and then performs their wedding ceremony. We specialise in cruise weddings and weddings for stay-over tourists, but we also perform wedding ceremonies for residents and local persons. Since the process of getting married in Cayman varies, depending on whether you are a resident or a visitor, please call us for details of the time required etc at (345)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Grand Cayman Sunset Wedding was a Family Affair

A few years ago when I decided to open my own wedding company in the Cayman Islands, my goal was to create a business which would offer simple, personalised weddings which would touch the hearts of the Bride and Groom and create a lasting memory for their guests, and themselves.

I officiate a lot of weddings, over 150 so far in 2009, but every wedding is special to me whether it costs thousands of dollars, or a couple of hundred. I particularly enjoy celebrating weddings which include children, because as a wife, mother and grandmother I think it is important for children to experience the beauty of a wedding ceremony, and understand the importance of the commitment two people are making to each other and their families.

This couple were here staying in a condo on Seven Mile Beach, but chose Smith's Cove at sunset as the spot for their "Tropical Slendour" wedding package.

The wedding ceremony I use was written by my father, Vernon Jackson and is very special to me. I will usually give me overseas guests a copy of their wedding script so they will have a record of the vows they said to each other.

Part of the "toasting" ritual is to give the Bride and Groom the cork from the bottle of champagne used in their first drink together as husband and wife. I split the cork, write the date and insert a Cayman Islands coin. The champagne used is "Simply Weddings Bubbly", which is made and labeled for me by Cayman Corker, a wine and beer boutique here in Cayman.

When I know that children are included in the wedding party I provide a bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling cider so that they can be included in the toasting.

The Bride and the Best-man

The end of a special wedding day in the Cayman Islands. Thank you for making me part of it.

Ceremony by Joy for Simply Weddings - Grand Cayman Wedding Celebrants and Planners, flowers by Trisha's Roses, photos by Mari Abe of Island Photo. Shot at Smith's Cove, George Town, Grand Cayman one of our many popular wedding beaches.