There are so many ways to make your wedding, as well as the planning process that goes along with it, a fun and memorable experience. With the wonder of technology and a little smart delegating, you can feel like your planner is right next door.

This month we will focus on another way to make your destination wedding an even more special, personalized experience. Planners all over the world are making their weddings come alive with custom-designed wedding collections, the ideal opportunity for the bride to enjoy and share all the beauty and spectacle of her destination, at a realistic price; all of this without sacrificing the special touches that make the day (or the trip) extra memorable.

The first benefit of a wedding collection is the flexibility of this option. In the Cayman Islands, our brides have literally hundreds of options for their ceremony and reception venues. Our wedding collections for 2012-2013 are each named for a special feature of our beautiful island destination: White Sands, Seagrape and Azure. These collections are available anywhere in Cayman, in any hotel, private villa, restaurant, and hence will have huge overall appeal. They are completely styled with the various components.

Sea Grape Collection – click on image to view the collection

Take for example, our Azure Collection. This dreamy, watercoloured fantasy captures all the rich, blue tones of the Atlantic Ocean, using textures, accessories, silks and floral that create the feeling of an underwater fantasy. This collection – which relies heavily on colour – can be staged in any of the above mentioned venues, allowing you room to adjust all the elements of the Collection to your specific needs.

Azure Collection – click on image to view Collection

Just imagine, choosing the White Sands collection. This modern twist on the quintessential Caribbean weddings is fresh and new with tones of white, cream and ivory; the perfect backdrop for a beach or garden ceremony. Add your own mark with monogrammed Havaianas® or a custom welcome basket with a personalized flask of powdery Cayman Islands sand.

White Sands Collection – Click on image to view this Collection.

Wedding collections are a great way for anyone to have the ceremony of their dreams, while taking advantage of turn-key planning.

This entire project was in collaboration with Kristy Rice of  Momental Designs, who created all the stationery from invitations to table names to place cards.  Kristy’s art has brought these collections to a whole new level.  A huge thanks goes out to Rebbeca Grinnals of Engaging Concepts  for inspiring me and for always being available to impart  wisdom on weddings and the industry that revolves around it.  Thanks ladies!

Photography by: David Wolfe