Hello gorgeous! This simple, rustic wedding set in the breathtaking Pedro St. James Castle in the Cayman Islands is one for the books. Planned by Save the Date, this elegant wedding included romantic, personalised details all throughout such as their adorable nautical inspired bride and groom chair signs, that we LOVE! The bride’s chic wedding dress paired with the beautiful landscape is almost too perfect for words, and the decor done by AI Rentals is everything that you need to see today.
Take a peek at this gorgeous Cayman Islands wedding now darling, and special thank you to Jenna Leigh Photography for sharing this lovely wedding with us!
FROM THE COUPLE:
We first met at the local community college, The University College of the Cayman Islands, in Grand Cayman.
We were staying at Secrets St. James in Jamaica. This was our first time being away from our son (3 weeks before his 1st birthday). I was so sad for leaving my baby behind so I left him and our friends down by the pool and came to the room to FaceTime him. He says he really wanted to find a nice romantic spot to do it but decided to cheer me up with a proposal in our room!
Simple, rustic with succulents. We are known for our nautical themes but I really wanted a simple yet elegant theme. We did manage to throw in our love for fishing with the groom and bride chair signs.
The reception was definitely fun but I think my fondest memory from the wedding was finally walking down the aisle and seeing my groom, our family and friends and all my ideas finally come to life.
THE WEDDING DRESS
I wasn’t even supposed to be in that store. I had an appointment with another store but my little sister, the Matron of Honor, stole me away and showed me the store next door, Bijou Bridal in Miracle Mile, Miami. I didn’t have a dress in mind and was open to anything. When I described to the ladies where my wedding would be and the theme, they immediately knew the Willow by Philomena would be perfect (and they were right). It was super light despite having a full train so I knew I’d be able to dance at the reception, sexy and fit perfectly with my venue.
Jenna Leigh is literally amazing! It is truly hard to choose a single picture. But I was definitely impressed with her ability to capture the perfect shot at any moment. This photo was towards the end of the reception when my mother was moving her truck to start packing up. I feel like it should be on the cover of a country album!
I’m a bit of a control freak so I kind of knew about everything. However I would say the entire set up was a surprised. I was really excited to see how all the little details came together.
THE WEDDING CAKE
Ashley Williams! She did an amazing job! She’s my mom’s best friend and you would never know that she doesn’t have any culinary training. Loved it so much she had to make me a mini replica a few months later.
We love the water so I did want to have the ocean backdrop but I also wanted a garden wedding. Luckily in Cayman we have Pedro St James Castle that gives us the best of both worlds!
THE WEDDING PLANNING
I hired Save The Date, and they were amazing to work with. Definitely worth having someone else work out all the kinks on the day, that way you get to focus on yourself and the special moment.
We haven’t even planned a honeymoon as yet. We did stay at Kaibo Yacht Club for the weekend after the wedding.
ANY ADVICE FOR NEWLY-ENGAGED COUPLES?
My advice for other brides is to be open to other ideas. Sometimes we think we know exactly the style dress or the type of flowers we want but we eliminate other (maybe even better) options before even giving them a chance. The professionals are professionals for a reason, they’ve seen many brides, bouquets, weddings etc, they do know that they’re talking about!
Thank you to Jerdana and Kaz for sharing their love story with us!
Photography: Jenna Leigh Photography | Videography: Friends and Frames | Wedding Planning: Save The Date | Wedding Dress: Willow by Philomena from Bijou Bridal in Miami | Decor & Event Rentals: AI Rentals | Shoes: Amazon | Wedding Venue: Pedro St James Castle | Florals: Flowers by Dell | Cake Artistry: Ashley Williams | Catering & Bar Service: Rent-A-Chef Cayman | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal and Birdy Grey | Rings: Island Companies | Hair & Makeup: Jackie Soriano Hair & Makeup | Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Stationery: Etsy | Music/ DJ: Sound Revolution | Transportation: Grand Limousine Services | Favours & Gifts: Creative Weddings, Miami |