February is Heart Month and is also home to Valentine’s Day on the 14th, so it should come as no surprise that it’s a popular month for proposals and planning weddings.
The Cayman Islands have become a premier destination for tying the knot, thanks to year-round warm temperatures and a large selection of backdrops. The combination of white sand and blue sea is arguably the first choice for many couples, but then greener pastures such as the Great Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton or local parks can offer some pretty spectacular settings as well. And, of course, there are those wonderful old churches that can be found throughout the islands. The Elmslie Memorial Church in George Town, for example, is nearly 100 years old.
Past years have seen a huge expansion in the local wedding industry. The Engage! networking event for top wedding planners around the world has been previously held here, and local event companies have kept abreast of the trends. Their staff members regularly attend expos in the U.S. where the latest and greatest innovations and designs are launched.
As Cayman is blessed with the bounty of Mother Nature, it’s easy to organize a small and simple wedding that looks like a big affair. It’s also just as easy to go all-out with tents, lighting, live music, dance floors, fireworks and bespoke décor to make your wedding day one that no one will ever forget. There are endless venues and possibilities at your fingertips here.
If you’re planning a trip to the altar but you haven’t popped the question yet, make sure you read our piece on perfect proposals in this feature. You can also visit one of the myriad jewelry shops on the island to pick out the ring of her dreams.
No matter how you choose to organize your wedding, speak to the helpful event planners, photographers, florists and venue representatives on the island. Remember that they have been in the business for a long time, so they know their stuff. They also want to make sure that you have the most wonderful day of your life. Your happiness is their business.