Design and Sew A Wedding Dress

Jamaican Designers Can you Design & Sew a Wedding Dress in 6 weeks? What will the theme be this year???

Helen G Events is an internationally respected destination wedding planning company in Jamaica and the winner of the prestigious ‘Brides Choice Awards’ for 2013 and Couples Choice Award for 2015 and 2016 on Wedding Wire. They were credited in the August 2015 issue of Destination Weddings Magazine as one of the top 5 reasons for getting married in Jamaica. In 2014 Helen G embarked on a mission to create a signature wedding event in Jamaica that would give wedding planners, future brides, and members of the service industry an opportunity to interact with each other in a meaningful way. The event was a tremendous success and was again executed in 2016 and in January 2017 with partnerships with Jamaica’s two biggest media houses the Gleaner Jamaica Limited and the RJR Jamaica Group. The Make Your Day Event was so successful that we decided to do a third staging next year again on Sunday January 28, 2018.

The Make Your Day Wedding Event features a Wedding Market & Wedding Planning Workshop as well as a Design A Dress Competition which is a Wedding Dress Design and Sew Competition for young Jamaican Designers where fans on social media select the top 5 dresses for about 10 to 20 entrants and a panel of judges select a wild card. The panel of judges then select the top 3 in a final showing that we host on Sunday January 28th at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa.

This is our 3rd year and we will have a new and exciting format this year and exciting prizes for our top 3 competitors. Again social media will select our top 5 and a wild card selection by our panel of judges. But there is a twist.

Stay tuned for details.

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Helen G Events Wedding Market and Wedding Planning Workshop

Wedding Planning Workshop

Join us for our Wedding Market and our Make Your Day Wedding Planning Workshop on Sunday January 28, 2018 at Eden Gardens Resort & Spa

At our Wedding Planning Workshop. Come out and meet our favorite wedding vendors and watch them present on their area of speciality and get to ask them questions. See live demos, products samples as well as tastings from some of the best vendors in Jamaica. This workshop is about getting hands on wedding planning help. Cost $5000 (includes lunch and workshop materials and access to our Wedding Market)

Get money saving and wedding planning tips, See Live Make Up and Hair Demos, Sample, Cakes and Food from our Favorite Vendors, Get Wedding Flowers and Decor and Video and Photography tips and much more.

Brides who attend this workshop will qualify to win a number of valuable prizes such as a wedding cake, wedding photos, free wedding dress rental and much more.

Wedding Market
Wedding Market in the Garden – 10:00 a.m. to 7: 00 p.m. – Come out and shop and purchase wedding related items and book wedding related services from wedding vendors who will be onsite and offering discounted prices. We will also be having giveaways, specials and entertainment all day. Cost: J$600.00

Brides can sign up now to get a free ticket for our wedding market by using the link below:

http://helengevents.com/site/brides-sign-up-form/

Also at our Wedding Market we will be having a number of couple related games such as The Newly Weds Game, the Ultimate KISS Off and much more with very lucrative prizes such as a weekend for two at an all inclusive resort so please indicate on your sheet if you are interested in participating and we will send you additional details

Come out and purchase wedding related items and book wedding related services from wedding vendors who will be onsite and offering discounted prices. We will also be having giveaways, specials and entertainment all day.

Register online for the workshop at www.weddingworkshopja.com

Regular Tickets are now available online and at our office.

Design The Dress Competition

Helen G presents the 2017 Design A Dress Competition! Can you design and sew a wedding dress in 8 Weeks? .

Last years theme was a beach wedding dress, this years theme is Tropical Fantasy….

Some designers have already started.
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May The Best Dress Win! .

Bridal Fantasy Jamaica

Save The Date for Sunday January 29, 2017 for Bridal Fantasy at The Worthington at Spanish Court. This wedding event will be epic and not to be missed.

Stay tuned for news and details about this exciting event.

 

 

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Helen G Beach Wedding Dress Design Challenge

Please see below for the Jamaica Gleaner:

Award-winning Destination Wedding planner Helen Graham of HelenG, has put out a challenge to young designers to create the ultimate beach wedding dress in four weeks, and they delivered!

In its second year, the Make Your Day Bridal workshop and fashion show decided to throw out a challenge to young designers to create a beach themed wedding dress and 15 young designers and their wedding dress creations were unveiled recently at Eden Gardens.

The photos have been uploaded on HelenG’s Facebook page where you can vote for your favourite. The top-five dresses with the most likes will be on show at the live fashion show on February 13 where the judges, lead by Dexter3D Pottinger, will determine which dress is the ultimate dress.

According to Graham, “I wanted to do something different this year and I thought that a design-a-dress competition would be a great challenge. We chose a beach theme because a lot of brides come to Jamaica to have their wedding on our beautiful white-sand beaches, and this competition, I hope, will expose our young designers to potential clients.”

On Saturday, February 13, Eden Gardens will come alive with an amazing fashion show highlighting the latest trends from Jamaica’s top bridal boutiques.

The event will also showcase the designs of the young designers who will also have the opportunity to showcase some of their other work.

The Make Your Day Fashion show themed ‘The year of the dresses’ will start at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from Fashion Fever in York Plaza as well as Eden Gardens. Tickets are available presold for $1,000 general and $2,500 VIP.

The online voting will end at 4 p.m. on February 10.

Our Top 5 Wedding Dresses from the  Contestants after voting – Photos were shot by Jamaica Wedding Photos:

Designer Monique Morgan:

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Designer: Shellee Melbourne

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Designer: Stefanos Designs 

 

 

 

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Designer: Yolande Bennett
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Designer: Mercy Copeland:
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Our Wild Card  Wedding Dress Selection:
Designer: Simone Michelle

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To see wedding dress designs from our other constentants please click below:
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Wedding Workshop and Fashion Show in Jamaica

Are you getting married in Jamaica? Are you helping a friend plan her wedding? Are you interested in pursuing Wedding Planning as a career?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then Save The Date & join us for Make Your Day – The Ultimate One Day Wedding Planning Workshop Event at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa Jamaica

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All brides in Jamaica that register and attend our Make Your Day Wedding Workshop will qualify for the following prizes from our sponsors:

 

One lucky bride will win her dream wedding dress rental from Bliss Bridal Boutique (bride will have to cover refundable security deposit charge)Bliss Bridal Boutique

 

Another bride will win her dream wedding dress rental from White Lotus Designs (bride will have to cover 15% of total free rental cost for her security deposit and free rental are on dresses owned by White Lotus only) White Lotus Designs

 

Free wedding day Bridal Make Up Consultation for a winning bride from Sue the Make Up Girl @suethemakeupgirl

 

Free Wedding Day Hair Styling for a winning Bride from The Salon The Salon Hair and Scalp Clinic
From Production Box and Helen G Events a “Love Story” video shoot which is valued at US$800 to one winning bride. Every couple has their own love story. A Story that brings them together, on what their love means to each other. This 3-5 minute story is filmed at a location of your choice (location Fees are not included) and captures your memories in a cinematic style. Production Box and Helen G Events

 

A Free Engagement Photo Shoot from Jamaica Wedding Photos. Photos at a location of your choice (location Fees are not included). Jamaica Wedding Photos

 

A free 2 Tier Vanilla Wedding Cake from J Smith Cakes & Decor to one lucky bride (delivery charge not included) J Smith Cakes & Decor

 

Eskay Caterers is offering one winning bride a 15% discount on full catering service for her wedding in Jamaica Eskay Caterers

 

Helen G Event Planning & Design will be giving away 4 bouquets and 4 boutonnieres to a winning bride for her wedding day Helen G Decor

 

More prizes and surprises will be announced shortly so stay tuned and register to attend now!!!

Jamaica Weddings Feature

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The Jamaica Gleaner debuted their annual Wedding Feature today in The Flair Magazine and we were featured in a number of articles and our work, planning advice and design concepts were featured on the cover and throught the magazine. The Wedding Issue contains vital information for anyone planning a wedding in Jamaica or anyone assisting in planning a wedding in Jamaica.

Below are links to the issue and its various articles and some of our favourite pics from the wedding photo shoot:

Wedding Budget Tips from Helen Hutchinson Graham of Helen G Events in The Flair in @jamaicagleaner today http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20141201/flair/flair6.html

Wedding Advice From The Pros: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20141201/flair/flair3.html

Some of our past brides were featured in this article in the Jamaica Gleaner today http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20141201/flair/flair1.html

Choosing The Right Bouquets & Centerpieces http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20141201/flair/flair82.html

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