Amanda and Jody : Rustic Elegance

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Amanda and Jody : Rustic Elegance

The wedding ceremony of Amanda and Jody, both of Grand Cayman, took place in Elmslie Memorial Church, one of the islands’ oldest churches. The church is also quite famous for its ceiling made of timber mostly salvaged from a shipwreck and that looks like a hull of an upturned ship.
An immaculate white carpet flanked by simple arrangements in tall glass vases filled with willow & blooms in the shades of burnt orange, rust colors, greens, hot pink with touches of yellow. Fuchsia, orange and yellow rose petals were also strewn on the edges of the carpet.
Upon climbing the steps to the altar, large rustic tree trunks on top of which equisite floral designs had been placed that also inter-twined with the trunks was a most rustic, romantic and elegant touch to the setting where the ceremony was held. The floral designs Amanda chose were created by Celebrations talented floral designers.

Amanda’s bouquet was a work of art…a unique blend of Mango Calla lilies, green and purple Cymbidium orchids, hot pink Tulips, Ranunculus and hanging deep red Amaranthus. Designed by Joan Morrison one of Celebrations most talented Floral Designers.

The reception was held at Marriott Grand Ballroom.

An arch of white, sheer fabric welcomed the guests at the beginning of the staircase that leads to the main ballroom at the Marriott.

Upon entering the ballroom, a white carpet, rose petals, cylinder vases with candles and beads created a dramatic path that led to the dance floor and further on to the sweetheart table just for the Bride and Groom.
Tablecloths to the floor made of brushed gold pintuck silk fabric with gold chivari chairs, made the setting serene. For the centrepieces, we designed for the bride and groom, two different styles.
One of the styles of the centrepieces was a delicate mix of flowers that were exquisitely designed from this large round glass bowl making it appear to grow from the inside out over the top of the vase.

The alternate design for the centrepiece, was designed using a willow twisted tree which was uniquely decorated. At the base of the tree full posey style arrangement of flowers completed this design. Hanging Amaranthus, Roses and Cymbidium Orchids were place on the tree limbs.

One of the many special touches of this wedding was the Candy Station filled with a fabulous mix of fun colourful candies placed in various sizes and shapes of glass containers. This was a popular and eye-catching feature for all who attended this wonderful wedding. I just love Candy Stations!!!


At the cocktail area, Amanda & Jervis had a really wonderful touch to their wedding. This was the Wedding Wish table, where the bride and groom had written and placed in sealed envelopes wishes for their guests, these were all put in a bowl, and guests were then asked to write a wish to the bride an groom and leave it for them in the glass bowl provided and then take a wish from the bride and groom. Another great way to personalize your wedding.

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These very simple arrangements were also used as centerpieces for the cocktail tables.

For the wedding cake, our own Creative Designer/Artist Extra-ordinaire, Anne Ogden, created this impeccable feast for all the guests to enjoy. The flowers are totally made of fondant icing and the cake was truly delicous.


This wonderful couple, Amanda and Jody, I have known personnally for years, and I am so happy to see their lives begin together, and I wish them every happiness. Their wedding planner from the Celebrations team, was Jaime Alexanderson, and Jaime had great fun planning this wedding with the couple and their families, and very much enjoyed being their to handle everything on the wedding day, and all the other items that planners take care of, for a wedding…. it’s what we at Celebrations do! Jaime wishes her special couple every good wish.


Best Wishes to Amanda & Jody
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