Theresa + Neil | Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

At the time Theresa and Neil called me, Theresa was in the middle of doing her medical residency near Toronto and Neil was busy with his career as a country hopping executive. They barely had time to get enough sleep much less plan a wedding. Despite their hectic schedule, they were pretty easy going. I started off by looking for a venue with a stunning backdrop that needed little decor. The lawn at Rose Hall Great House fit that criteria perfectly. After months of planning, the day finally arrived and unfolded perfectly. Many many thanks to ALL my amazing vendors, from the Rose Hall gardeners right on up! (Photos courtesy of Hoffer Photography. Brava Weddings Full Wedding Coordination.) 

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Birthday Bash | Endless Summer Villa, Jamaica

Endless Summer Villa is often used by brides looking for a more intimate destination wedding experience. This week it was the site of my friend Lorna McDonald's four-day birthday bash. The celebration was capped with a photoshoot for one of Jamaica's leading magazines. It was fun watching the stylists and makeup artists transform Lorna, her daughter Camille McDonald (a former contestant on America's Next Top Model) and her cousin Lauren Coote, a plus-sized model for Wilhemina Agency. These were a few of my iphone shots...

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Client Love...

I was sooo happy to read this Wedding Wire review from a recent bride. Thank you so much Cindy!!

I don’t have enough words of praise for Lisa @ Brava Weddings. From our first consultation I knew I needed her to be a part of my wedding planning. We contracted Brava Weddings for day of coordination but it was SOOOOO MUCH MORE!!! She was conscious of all of my and my then fiancé’s desires and was very skillful at accommodating our needs for both our taste level and budget. Although she had several concurrent events she always made me feel like I was the only bride that had her attention. She remembered every detail I cared for and helped relieve my areas of concern. She did her best to make me feel great about how the wedding was progressing.

It was super nice of her to complement the details of the wedding I had put together, which meant a lot to me since she’s surely seen many weddings in her career. All the while she never withheld her candor. If I had an idea that would work against my theme she let me know and offered alternatives in a very warm tone!

This was only my experience in the months leading up to my wedding. Once we hit “crunch time” Lisa became even more incredible once she started stepping in and working with my vendors. She cleverly leveraged the Brava templates to work out the timeline with all of them and sorted any discrepancies – often without me being present. Everyone complemented me on how “calm” I appeared in the last few weeks and all I could say is that it was because my coordinator had everything in control.

The day of the wedding can be summed up into one word: CLOCKWORK!! The day ran smoother than a baby’s bottom. All my guests were impressed (mostly because I’m late to everything) and appreciated how well organized the event was. It also saved us for accruing any additional expenses!!! I had an absolutely perfect day – and quite frankly I’m sure some things went wrong but thanks to Lisa I have no idea what they are!!! 

Thank you Brava Weddings!!!! 

Lux Linens in for this weekend's Barn Wedding

Unpacking and prepping the linens for Heather and Bill's wedding this weekend at Friedman Farms. This fluffy number that was custom made for the event, has yards and yards of ribbon sewn at the hem to form roses (that match the design of the bride's dress)...and it comes with it's own crinoline skirt. Fabulous!

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