This is where my real obsession with party planning and DIY decor began. I moved to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands back in August 2008. In May 2010 I met my husband and the proposal came out of left field in October 2012. By November 2012 my wedding dress (a gorgeous Vera Wang for David’s Bridal gown which I will never part with) had arrived in a giant box from the US, colours had been picked and planning had begun!
The Cayman Islands are beyond beautiful, a real piece of paradise but when it comes to party supplies, choices are a lot more limited and a lot more expensive than they are here in the UK. This lead to many a late night of Pinterest searching, fabric cutting and hot glue gun injuries along with lots of shopping on Etsy and Not On The High Street, with endless parcels arriving a my mum’s house back in Cornwall with strict instructions not to open.
I’d always loved to decorate for any kind of event (ask anyone in the office and they’ll tell you my birthday desk decorating is the thing of legend), but planing our wedding took my love for decorating and DIY to another level.
With the help of my very good friend Jayne we created a mass of pink, orange and yellow Eat, Drink and Be Married Bunting, but one of my favourite creations was the ring cushion which has in the center a brooch from my late nan which I will always treasure. Another fun project was putting together the welcome baskets for our family and friends who flew in from the UK. Individually I knew all the little projects were fab, but to see them all come together, especially at the reception, was a game changer.
And I cannot thank the amazing Janet Jarchow enough for all of the gorgeous photos which you see this post. If you’re thinking of getting married in Cayman or fancy some portrait photos while visiting the beautiful islands, you must speak to JJ.
Safe to say that after our wonderful wedding event/party planning and decorating became my dream, or some might say obssession, and it really took hold when Sebastian’s 1st birthday came around the following year.