Joanne Brown, Destination Event Designer Guest Speaker at TSE

Joanne Brown is one of the guest speakers invited to attend the prestigious Special Events Show, addressing a contingent of foremost wedding and event planners and vendors January 15-18 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Having been chosen from thousands of candidates from across the world, Joanne’s topic is “Destination Wedding and Events of the Future. What is the new niche?”

Joanne identifies nine new niche trends affecting the destination wedding and events industry, and focuses on how to create a profitable niche for your business in the industry.

Download Joanne’s presentation here.



Destination Weddings & Honeymoons – I Do! I Do!

High-school sweethearts Lindsay and Jonny wanted something different from the typical forma New Jersey wedding. “Grand Cayman our relationship — easy, breezy” says the bride. For their stay, the couple chose the Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, on Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach.

In lieu of a rehearsal dinner, Lindsay and Jonny threw a welcome bash for all 75 guests at the nearby Cracked Conch Restaurant.  ” We munched on Caribbean eats, relaxed and watched the sun go down over the ironshore,” remembers Lindsay.  A Caribbean theme infused the big day and was carried throughout with a citrus color scheme and a turtle-shaped monogram, not to mention Lindsay’s mermaid-style gown.

For the main event, they tied the knot shoreside at the Westin, Lindsay carrying a sunset-hued calla lilies as she walked to meet Jonny under a bamboo altar. For their oceanfront reception at the Wharf restaurant, a steel drummer performed while guests feasted on conch fritters, homemade lobster bisque and orange baked grouper, with a turtle-shaped sponge cake for dessert. Then guests danced to a live band and watched tarpon feeding  right at the water’s surface. “The music, ambiance and beach weather were fantastic,” Lindsay gushes. “We kept the party rockin’ all night!”




Destination I Do – Fashion Forward

A feature on a collaborative work with Kristy Rice of Momental Designs, for their unique hand-made wedding stationery, Donna Von Bruenig of DVB Photography, and Celebrations for wedding floral and design.



The Knot Magazine – The Fairy Godmothers

These six women know all the tricks to throwing the perfect party.

Jo Anne Brown. A Cayman Islands wedding guru, Brown was featured on the Travel Channel. She’ll dress up a beachfront party with bamboo, arbors, orchids, tea lights.




Destination Weddings & Honeymoons – In Bloom

Figuring out which flowers will work in your hometown is hard enough. But throw in a remote location, limited availability, shipping costs and varied climates, and you’ll need some expert advice to ensure beautiful blooms. We found it for you.

Jo Anne Brown is the owner and managing Director of Celebrations, a wedding and special event production company in the Cayman Islands. In February 2006 she was featured in the Travel Channel docu-series Weddings Away.


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