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Luxurious Affair

  |   By Tara Soloway

I just returned from the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman from a luxury wedding business symposium called Engage!09 (hosted by the fabulous Rebecca Grinnals), and spent a few days among some of the wedding “greats” like designer extraordinaire, Preston Bailey; cake guru, Sylvia Weinstock; and the editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy Miller (to only name a few of the talented attendees).


Luxurious Affair

It was a great opportunity to stop and think about the direction that destination weddings are taking, and it’s certainly a positive one. Carly Roney, founder of The Knot, reported that 20 per cent of all weddings are now destination weddings! Great news for all you couples considering this route—it’s a growing industry, which means more and more options will become available. Having worked on hundreds of luxe destination weddings, I’m so excited with the direction and sophistication being awarded to this segment of the wedding world.

If you are looking for a new wedding hot spot, consider Grand Cayman. The island is friendly, safe, gorgeous, and is surrounded by some incredible beaches. There are endless venue possibilities and I welcome you to email me directly with questions about the island, if you are considering Cayman for your destination wedding. After my second visit in the past few months, I can say with confidence that it’s a great choice.

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This article was originally published on Jun 25, 2009

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