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.