Wayne & Joni Kirkconnell

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Wayne & Joni Kirkconnell

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Wayne & Joni, both of Cayman Islands, tied the knot March 1st 2008. We truly loved this wedding. We could not loose the opportunity to share this awesome event with everyone…. so here at last are our photos and comments on this special wedding!
Joni’s bouquet was created with green Cymbidium orchids, mini Callas, ivory Stephanotis and accented by cholocate Mocorra orchids.
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Her 8 bridesmaids carried with them smaller versions of Joni’s bouquet. The bright colours of the flowers in their bouquets greatly complimented their fabulous dresses.
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The First Baptist Church was the church chosen for their wedding reception. The setting is superb and the decor was designed to create a simple elegance with of course the flavor of the Caribbean. Joni’s favourite colors of chocolate brown and orange so we took great pleasure in creating the various design accents, to bring this vibrant color combination to life in this gorgeous wedding. For the ceremony in the church, the white carpet leading to the altar was elegantly punctuated by arrangements of roses, orchids, willow, and hanging aramanthus, tulips, and hydrangea, creatively arranged in tall clear glass vases. The mosaic design found in the church’s window provided great ambient lighting for the wedding ceremony too!
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On the altar itself, there were 4 large customized floral arrangements all in keeping with the general colour scheme of the wedding made using exotic flowers. The flowers that were used were ranunculus, cymbidium orchids, mango callas, ivory & terracotta roses, tulips, hydrangea and so much more.
Here are some close up detail of some of the unique and customized arrangements that were used in Joni & Wayne’s wedding, from the ceremony to the cocktail area to the dinner tables.
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This wedding was a gorgeous example of being very adventerous in creating your color palette. Joni & Wayne were quite successful in bringing together oranges, lime greens and browns.
The clear top tent, made for a spectacular setting, on the beautiful grounds of Pedro St. James Castle. It was truly breathtaking! So many guests, on the day of the wedding made special comment to me, that this was such a beautiful wedding, and that the colors were amazing in this particular setting. I have to say, it was awesome! The dinner table centrepieces which was a composite one with arrangements in large vases and smaller vases.
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The ever popular lounge area was created, close by the large clear top tent, and this was done with all white lounge sets with bright colored pillows. These were placed in locations of the reception area for guests to use while taking a break from dancing and just wanting to lounge and enjoy the evening!
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It’s all in the details! Some close up shots to show you the extent of customization that were prevalent in this wedding.

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Just another sample of what you can do to personalize your wedding is this gobo of the couple’s monogram. Lighting is one of the most important ingredient of any event, and here the lighting was magnificent, and helped to emphasis, and finish the entire decor elements.

The wedding cake was a masterpiece in its simplicity and elegance. Miss Anne, Celebrations head designer, created this gorgeous and scrumptious wedding cake. Complete with edible fondant icing flowers, this cake simply was the “icing on the wedding”, bringing together the simplicity yet sheer elegance in design.
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After dinner, the guests were treated to a spectacular fireworks show against the moonlit Cayman sky. What a finish to this incredible wedding!

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Congratulations and sincere best wishes to Wayne & Joni Kirkconnell! Thank you for making Celebrations a part of this most wonderful occasion.

Photography by : David Wolfe

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