The Helen G Bridal Series

The Helen G Bridal Series was held on Sunday January 28, 2018 at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa.


The series comprises of our Make Your Wedding Planning Workshop where brides will be learning to plan a wedding from start to finish plus they will be winning amazing prizes and seeing great demos and enjoying lunch and tastings from some great vendors.

We had our Design a Dress Finale and Showcase by the Designers. Social Media and the public voted onsite along with our panel of judges to help us pick the winner.

We have our Wedding Market where patrons were able to buy wedding services from our favorite vendors while sipping wine and we had our Couples Newly Wed Game, KISS Off and Couples Dance Off Contest and so much more planned.

Below are some pics that highlight how the day went. All pics are on our Facebook Page

Make Your Day Wedding Planning Workshop














The Wedding Market – Our Jamaican Wedding Vendors were out in their numbers. Please see a few shots of some of the wedding vendors and locations that were on display






The Design A Dress Finale – We were very impressed with the dresses made by our young Jamaican Wedding Dress Designers and the competition was fierce. Our Winner was Sasheena Douglas from Amahale Creates





To view all our pictures and video from this event please visit


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Engaged

The British royal family is getting a new member Meghan Markle. She and Prince Harry are engaged! Clarence House announced today, after months of speculation, that the couple will wed in spring 2018.

Meghan Markle’s engagement ring designed by Prince Harry using a piece of his mother’s jewelry is giving us some serious #relationshipgoals! The stunning three stone engagement ring holds one diamond from Botswana and two stones from Lady Diana’s personal collection!

This is why one should NEVER STOP dreaming. Your origin is not your story. You are the only author of the chapters in your life. Congratulations Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Discover Jamaica With Your Wedding Guests

Getting married in Jamaica and want to plan some day trips and adventures for your bridal party and guests?

Come and Discover Our Jamaica with Us

Let us proudly show you around our home. From our great houses to coffee factories to rum distilleries to our favorite places to eat – see Jamaica through our eyes.

We are customized tours at the highest level, perfectly tailored to suit you.

Your Jamaica tour experience is our number one priority, ensuring you are comfortable and satisfied. When you book with us you can expect that we will pay attention to details, we are never late and we always open to customizing your tours. We are not a large company and we don’t have a large fleet of buses, that leaves us with enough time to manage your trip more intimately – we have frequent communications with our guests from the moment you book, through your time in Jamaica to the day you return home.

A guide is ready to take you on a tour of Jamaica’s historical places and cultural highlights, while helping you see the real country thriving outside the resort gates.

Contact us at for details or call us at 541-7772 or 718-880-4066 for available packages or let us help you create your own.

DIY Centerpieces

IMG_2275Having an office party or entertaining at home this upcoming holiday season? On our Facebook page jamaicaweddings and on this blog each week we will featuring DIY Centerpieces and party decor ideas for this upcoming season. To sign up to receive notifications of when we are doing a love video please visit

Below are some black and white themed DIY centerpieces we did this week. Please note all these centerpieces can be easily done, you don’t need to be a florist to do the centerpieces shown.

Also all the items shown are available for rent from us and the water pearls or beads shown for these DIY centerpieces are available for sale from us:


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Things To Do As Soon As You Get Engaged

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If you just got engaged, Congratulations! We know you are excited and may do a number of things from calling family to doing cart wheels. But don’t get overwhelmed. Below are our top things to do to get your wedding planning into high gear:

1. Share The Great News – Contact all the persons important to you first before even sharing it on social media. You don’t want your parents, BFFS and siblings hearing it from other or reading it on social media first.

2. Get a Manicure ASAP – You fantastic ring and hands will be on display for the next few weeks and you want it to look your best.

3.  Share Your News with the Rest of The World – If you are a private person you family and close friends may be enough but if you are not and want to share the fantastic news with everyone go right.

4. Wait 2 weeks to 1 month before you start planning – Let the news and everything sink in first. Enjoy this period. There is enough time for wedding planning.

5. Get It Sized – If you ring is fitting correctly great if not you can get it sized.


6. Money and the budget is so important before you start wedding planning so decide as a couple what your budget is.  Here are tips on how to create your wedding budget and stick to it

7. After you have decided on the budget. Set the date. Good vendors and locations are booked up early and you need the date to book any wedding location or service.


8. Decide if you want a bridal party and if yes who will make the cut. Make a final decision together before you start asking friends. Why Some Couples Decide Not to Have a Bridal Party


9. Decide if you will be bringing on a Wedding Planner to help with planning your wedding. You will need to do your research and ask for references and set up appointments. For the vendor referrals alone, a wedding planner is totally worth it. Check out the Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Planner

10. Create your wedding planning website, you can use any of the templates or even start with something like Pinterest to figure out what you want and what your wedding style is. You can set your board to private as you want to avoid sharing your big day stlye amd decor with everyone. You can invite your wedding planner, mom and bridesmaid but limit the many views of what you should and should not be doing.

11. The Wedding Dress – If you are planning more than 12 months in advance you don’t have to make a mad dash to the stores just yet. But you want to start looking to see what you would prefer for your wedding day style before you make a final decision.

Along with working your planner and the tips above you should be well on your way. Congrats again and happy planning.

8 Great Reasons Not To Have a Bridal Party


Many couples are choosing not to have a bridal party for a variety of reasons. Think of all the movies with bad behavior from bridal party members for various reasons or do we even need to go to the movies to see sometimes the challenge of choosing certain friends over others to be members of the bridal party. Sometimes it may be more pain than pleasure. Here are a few reasons you might choose to do the same:

1. Budgetary Contraints – Having a bridal party can be expensive and if you are on a tight budget you may not want to spend money on flowers, or hair and make up and other expenses that may come with having a bridal party.

2. You Don’t Want To Hurt Anyone’s  Feelings – Having to choose a group of friends over others can be a challenge and may ruin long term friendships. So some couples opt not to put themselves under pressure to make that choice or to hurt any of their friends.

3. You dont want to obligate your friends to spend money for your wedding – Being apart of a bridal party can be expensive and many couples have opted not to force or have their friends and family members spend money on purchasing dresses, suits and other expenses that comes with being a member of their bridal party.

4. You are Having a Small Wedding – You may be planning a small wedding and having a bridal party with half the guests standing beside you may look weird.

5. You Want All Your Guests to Have a Good Time – You dont want your friends to feel pressured to give speeches, to spend money or to get the feeling that you are giving them work to do.

6. Its Your Second Marriage – You may have done the big bridal party the first time around and this time you want it to be low keyed an intimate.

7. You want the wedding day to be stress free – Sometimes having to worry about id a bridesmaid or groomsman is on time and did what they were suppose to do or even just the sheer confusion of so many persons being in the room with you on your most special day you may opt for peace and tranquility and some alone time.

8. No Bridal Party Equals Less Planning – Nobody but you and your finace to coordinate with. No waiting on the bridal party to start the rehearsal etc.

Jamaican Destination Wedding Checklist


Planning a destination wedding in  Jamaica is like planning any other wedding if you were at home. It contains all of the same elements, a cake, wedding ceremony and reception etc. But then there are the differences, like finding an officiant and helping your guests make travel plans. Below are our checklist of things you must do:

1. Devise a Budget

2. Hire a local wedding planner to help you pull all the details together – You will need someone to do the groundwork for you. So do your research and select someone with expereience in planning and executing destination weddings and someone thats the right fit for both of you.



3. Decide on a date and place – These two go hand and hand.  You need esearch weather patterns so you don’t inadvertently choose a date during hurricane season. The location will be one of the hardest decisions during the entire process so give yourself enough time to do the groundwork. If you can visit any sites you’re interested in, go for it; if not, call prospective resorts and talk to their event planners. Don’t just rely on photos and details on their websites. (Make sure your cell phone plan includes international calls, if relevant.)

4. Come up with your guest list – Start out with your dream list but then be realistic: Will your elderly relatives be willing and able to fly to Jamaica ? Or keep the list small from the start if you have a modest budget.

5. Know your wedding marriage requirements

6. Make Your Travel Plans

7. Create A Wedding Website – It’s the perfect place to keep your guests informed. Update your site whenever you have more details to share, such as hotel accommodation info.

8. Mail Save The Dates  – Do this about nine months before the big day. Give the date and location of your wedding and your wedding website address.


9. Pick Your Bridal Party – Pick your favorite friends – this is no different than if you were marrying in New York, the only difference is that: If anyone will be very pregnant on your wedding day, she may not be able to fly and can they afford to travel.

10. Work with Your Planner To Find Suitable Vendors – You’ll need recommendations for services like a photographer, musicians, florist, and officiant. If you are working with a resort planner,  do your research, before booking anyone, make phone calls to each vendor rather than putting all your trust in the hotel’s suggestions.

11. Get a Passport or Visa –  If you’re getting it for the first time, apply at least 12 weeks ahead of your departure since it could take months to process, especially during the busy spring and summer seasons.

12. Book a Block of Hotel Rooms or Villas if That is Your Preference –  For hotel rooms ask for a group rate if you guarantee a certain number of rooms..


Think about the climate on your wedding day. If you’re getting married on the beach a full ball gown may look out of context. Order your dress about nine months ahead so it arrives in the salon with plenty of time to get all your fittings done before you hop on a plane.



The girls’ dresses should be ordered about six months ahead and the guys’ outfits about four months ahead.



Get signed and countersigned contracts from the musicians, caterer, baker, etc. Everything you discussed and ordered should be listed.



Do this eight to 12 weeks ahead of the wedding.


Your to-buy list includes wedding rings, favors, bridal party gifts, and honeymoon clothes.



Add a section of packing tips to your wedding website so guests will be prepared. They may know to take bathing suits to a beach destination but may not pack a hoodie for when the sun goes down and the wind picks up. If you’re planning any special dinners, they’ll be dress-code-ready and won’t show up in shorts and tees when dressier attire is expected.


You can use local transportation which your planner can help you arrange and which is always cheaper or you can have a hotel van pick up guests at the airport to shuttles driving them around to different wedding events, providing reliable transportation is just one way guests will feel cared for by you and glad they made the trek.



If you are not working with a planner two days before the wedding, call the officiant, caterer, photographer and all other vendors to make sure everyone knows arrival or delivery times, addresses, and what they’re doing/bringing to the wedding. Give them your groom’s and maid of honor’s phone numbers too.