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.
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.