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Pelican Hill Resort, Intimate Indian Wedding

Yi yi yi. March last year as we started to pull at the final touches to this couples wedding, they said to me, are we going to be ok on our date? I said to them, oh this stay at home we are going into in 4 days will be done in 2-3 weeks and you will be fine. Little did we know eh, a year later nearly in March and I am getting those questions now for 2021 brides that already moved 1-2 times!!

So as we know it wasn’t ok, this couple moved their date two times in 2020, and then their hotel closed on them (still not open) and all monies were refunded. We are just going to the courthouse the groom said to me. I said, take a couple of days and think it over, it is your wedding day and whatever is done will be that memory, you have vendors that are paid we can look at other options. It won’t be your large Indian traditional celebration, but we can make it special/memorable. Well kudos to us/them for taking that time and for the Universe looking after them, we got to do their very intimate ceremony with the traditional mandap/Priest at one of the most beautiful prestigious wedding venues in the OC. Beautiful. And as the groom said to me at the end as they were leaving, this may just have turned out better and more meaningful/special than the original plan. Yes Nikhil yes, i believe it totally did.

Thanks to Kismit Designs for the floral/decor.

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Sandals & Beaches Resorts/Caribbean


If the previous posts have not been enough, maybe seeing a mix of the variety of offerings for weddings, honeymoons, vacations at the Resorts through to the food/entertainment/setups, wonderful oceans/pools at all, maybe seeing a bunch of pics together will help.  Love to get you there.  I have been a Certified Sandals Specialist for 15 years, have been to all the resorts multi times, it’s the same fee to book with me as to book direct with Sandals, but you get my ‘personal’ service, for honeymoons/vacations, and if wanting to do a Destination Wedding i can help with all the planning AND be there to keep things smooth/stress free for you at the Resort for just the cost of my accommodation for 5 nights.  Let’s do it, right now everyone needs a safe getaway and warmth, and for some of you you just want to get married, and you can, whether just the two of you (free wedding with a minimum 3 night stay) or a small or large group going with you to celebrate ( you can do your wedding at Beaches/family resorts if some of the guests or you have children attending, then honeymoon at a Sandals or if all adults and some are staying at other resorts you can pay for them to attend your wedding at Sandals).  Antigua, Bahamas/Nassau+Exuma, Barbadoa, Grenada, Jamaica, St Lucia, Turks & Caicos/Beaches family or couples resorts, and coming soon, the beautiful islands of St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Curacao, all of which i have also been to (not Sandals/Beaches obviously, lol).

Till next time


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Hyatt HB Social distanced weddings

Well as we started to have couples wanting to have their weddings and adjusting them according to the mandates that may or may not have been happening or been clear, each hotel created perimeters/changed them as we went along and still are. What you see above if how Hyatt HB did things. No more than 6 (it’s now 4) at a table unless from the same household, stickers on dancefloor to encourage socially distanced dancing (no dancing except protocol dances right now) and after this wedding the cakes had to be no more than 2 tier to fit under an acrylic box that was made to keep the cake safe, because it was real cake. For the ceremony the chairs are spaced out in couples or singles and for most of the smaller weddings, 20 or less, each seat actually had a name on it so everyone knew where they were to be.

This wedding was for Rick and Evelyn, a fun couple who rolled with the punches for their July wedding, the last punch being me breaking my leg a week prior and being unable to get around in time for their wedding. I missed being there with them as they had mariachis for cocktail time (which i love hearing), but again, Nicole and Brittany made it happen and all went as planned and everyone was happy, and a great celebration was had.

Thanks to the vendor team on board for this one: Kevin Reeder/florist, Jeffrey Holmes/officiant, Duane Peck/photographer, Katella Bakery (I missed seeing my lovely cake delivety man) and of course to our team at the Hyatt Hb, can’t do anything without you and thanks for keeping everyone safe!!!!

Till next time


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