Facebook Group for Simply Weddings Brides

Last week I attended mini-Engage 14, a part of #Engage14 the Luxury Wedding Summit held at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman.  It made me consider that most brides planning a Destination Wedding naturally have some anxiety about having their special day far away from home, and sometimes, far away from family.

Facebook Group for Simply Weddings Brides

I wondered what I could do to make my Destination Brides feel more comfortable, and coincidentally, the same time I was thinking this, Facebook introduced the new Facebook Groups app!  So I created a closed group for past brides, present brides and future brides of Simply Weddings.  The only criteria for future brides being that your Cayman wedding must be booked with Simply Weddings before you can join the group.

On Cayman Weddings Brides I will let you in on the inside scoop of special events and offerings in the Cayman Islands, locations and other services, and best of all you can ask other brides the burning questions you need to know.  And photos! Photos! Other bride's are already sharing their photos and details of their wedding in Grand Cayman, some of which I am seeing for the first time.

I have been planning and officiating Cayman weddings for over 20 years, and Grand Cayman is my home.  Since founding my own company in 2008, I have officiated over 1300 weddings, as well as hundreds of Wedding Blessings, Re-commitment/Vow Renewal Ceremonies, and several Proposal events.  I specialize in Cruise Weddings on the beautiful beaches of Grand Cayman, including Seven Mile Beach, Smith's Cove, My Secret Cove and Surfer's Beach.

Whether big or small (just the bride and groom), our team will make sure you have a splendid day in Grand Cayman.  Please visit our Contact Us page, and let's start planning.

Why cruise wedding groups choose Surfer's Beach, Grand Cayman.

So, you have made the decision to have a Destination Wedding while on your Caribbean cruise.  Even better, you chose Grand Cayman, a premier beach wedding destination for your special day.  What! All your friends and relatives want to come too!

Relax.  You are in good hands when you choose SimplyWeddings - Grand Cayman, because we are both wedding celebrants, and planners.  We do it all for you, including arranging to pick up your Special Marriage License once you have arrived in Grand Cayman.

 

Small beach wedding at Surfer's Beach for a family of cruisers.

Small beach wedding at Surfer's Beach for a family of cruisers.

Many of our couples choose Surfer's Beach because it is quiet, yet not too far away from the cruise landing.  We arrange round trip transportation by air-conditioned coach with our trusted tour operators.

Large group cruise wedding at Surfer's Beach, Grand Cayman

Large group cruise wedding at Surfer's Beach, Grand Cayman

You can choose our all- inclusive package, or have your wedding customized to suit the event.  Joy will also write a special ceremony tailored just for you, or personalize one of the wedding scripts she likes to use.

Ruby wedding anniversary for this couple, cruising with family and friends

Ruby wedding anniversary for this couple, cruising with family and friends

So whether it's a big or small group, simple or more elaborate, Simply Weddings will make your  event simply special.

A long expanse of beach at Surfer's Beach, Grand Cayman.  

A long expanse of beach at Surfer's Beach, Grand Cayman.

 

Surfer's Beach has a bit of everything, including a long expanse of white, sandy beach.

Recent wedding group at Surfer's Beach.

Recent wedding group at Surfer's Beach.

 

Our New Wedding Website is Live!

All the photos of real weddings, wedding facts, wedding advice in one responsive  website.  It can be viewed on on most platforms.  See our on-line application forms.

Start planning your Cayman Destination Wedding today! 

A taste of what beautiful Grand Cayman has to offer for your intimate beach wedding, Whitehall Bay, Grand Cayman.

A taste of what beautiful Grand Cayman has to offer for your intimate beach wedding, Whitehall Bay, Grand Cayman.

Add yourselves to this picture.  We are the Cayman Islands best known wedding celebrants and planners, catering to simple, elegant, weddings. Each of our packages include the legal requirements for your wedding, including the Special Marriage License.

We offer all inclusive packages for both cruise and stay over visitors.

Do you want to have a civil wedding ceremony in the Cayman Islands?

My second wedding of the day today was on Seven Mile Beach.  A couple who live in Switzerland  told me that they almost didn't get married in Grand Cayman because they wanted a civil wedding, and most of the Marriage Officers here are ministers of religion.  This led me to tell them how I became a Civil Registrar of Marriages, officiating several hundred weddings every year, for cruise visitors, other visitors and residents.  

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Joy Basdeo, MBE, JP, Civil Registrar of Marriages.

 My parents, Vernon & Francine Jackson owned and operated the first wedding celebrant and planning company , in the Cayman Islands, called simply "Cayman Weddings".  In fact, my mother was the first Civil Registrar of Marriages to be appointed.   For thirteen years, while I was employed  by the Cayman Islands Government, I was her Deputy, meaning that I could officiate weddings when she was off island or indisposed.  When I retired and I got my full license with my own Registry, I began a company called "Simply  Weddings" specializing in cruise weddings on the beautiful beaches and historic sites of my island home.

Three years ago, I was joined by my husband, Sam and together we operate a full service wedding planning and wedding celebrant business  called "Simply Weddings", offering legal weddings,  and wedding vow renewals to clients from all over the world.  Each of our wedding packages offer the Special Marriage License, the personalized ceremony, the wedding celebrant, the Certified Copy of the Marriage Register (available immediately) and the Registered Marriage Certificate, from the Cayman Islands Government showing that you were legally married in the Cayman Islands and your marriage has been recorded.  Our wedding packages start at US$700 for visitors, or you can choose an all-inclusive package with many services, or even a customized deluxe package.  Groups are welcome.

To make an enquiry please contact us today

Wedding on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

 

 

My Secret Cove was the Perfect Spot for these British Cruisers

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My readers will note that I have not been blogging much of late.  I am going to make a confession.  I don't like blogging on my PC, and it takes forever.  I don't like Windows 7 and I don't enjoy using it. There! So I finally bought an iMac and now I have to learn to use it properly, and hopefully I'll be able to blog frequently and finally catch up on all those beautiful pictures my photographers have been supplying me with.

If this works, I am eternally grateful to Ben and Mari of Beneficial Entertainment Ltd. who actually came and gave me a lesson in using photos with an iMac.

This British bride emailed me a few months ago to say that she would be in Cayman in January with her fiancé, and since her son works on a cruise ship he would be able to be their witness and bring a friend.  I thought that My Secret Cove would be the ideal spot for this small group, and it was really a brilliantly beautiful winter's day in Cayman.

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It really makes sense to choose my all-inclusive package when you are just a couple or a small group, then everything goes smoothly and you can relax and let me do all the arrangements (as well as the ceremony).

My Secret Cove was the Perfect Spot for these British Cruisers

We always have a lot of fun with the champagne and cork ceremony, and it makes for some pretty good candid shots too.  A wedding is supposed to be fun, I always say, and I am happy when I see the Bride and Groom's faces wreathed with smiles.

My Secret Cove was the Perfect Spot for these British Cruisers

Presentation of the cork, then I told them about the meaning of the cork, and why it's important as a souvenir of their wedding ceremony

My Secret Cove was the Perfect Spot for these British Cruisers

Now that I have got to the end of this particular post, I can't believe how much easier it is to blog.  I guess Ben Hudson is a really good teacher,and I do appreciate him taking the time to show me how to make this easier.