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

Indian Wedding in Jamaica

We love weddings here at Helen G Events and we especially love working with our destination wedding brides to ensure that what they envision for their wedding decor is what we deliver.

Check out this Indian wedding story that we did the decor for http://thebigfatindianwedding.com/2016/grand-tropical-hindu-wedding-jamaica

Please also see a few pics from this Indian Wedding in Jamaica below:

To view the full wedding gallery please click here:

http://thebigfatindianwedding.com/gallery/2016/grand-tropical-hindu-wedding-jamaica

Jamaican Waterfall Wedding

We had the pleasure of planning the Waterfall wedding of Laurel and Justin in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and booking their accommodations for them. They wanted a small and intimate wedding with a Jamaican feel. They also wanted their wedding in Jamaica to be fun for their guests some of whom have never been to Jamaica. For their wedding they chose to use apple or lime green with shades or purple and pink and it looked fabulous.

Their wedding guests enjoyed taking photos by the Waterfalls during the cocktail hour and while they waited on the bride and groom who left to take personal shots on a beach nearby. They dined on a menu made up of local Jamaican dishes and during the wedding reception they enjoyed live steel band music and then later danced to music provided by a DJ. They did not want to leave at the end of the evening!!!

Check out some highlights from their Jamaican Waterfall Wedding below:

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Additional pictures from their wedding can be viewed here: http://photosbylam.com/587817/laurel-justin-ruins-at-the-falls/

Wedding Planner: Helen G Events

Photographer: Photos by LAM

Flowers & Decor: Helen G Decor

Jamaican Beach Wedding

At Helen G Events we have decided to start featuring some of the weddings we plan or decorate in Jamaica. We are featuring the Jamaica beach wedding of Brian and Jessica. Brian and Jessica stayed at Iberostar Suites and got married at a local beach in Montego Bay.

We planned everything for them from start to finish. We booked their accommodations at Iberostar as we get local rates and we arranged their ground transportation to and from the airport as well for their honeymoon and to and from the wedding for them and their guests as well as plan their entire wedding.

Please see below their review of our services:

5.0 out of 5.0

 

5.0/5.0

 

 

 

 

  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0

 

  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

 

 

 

 

My husband, Brian and I cannot say enough about Helen G Events!! To sum up our experience with our destination wedding, I have to honestly say our special day was absolutely everything we wanted, all thanks to Helen G Events and her amazing staff. We came across Helen’s information on Wedding Wire and from the moment we contacted her, she proved to be knowledgeable, creative and really interested in making our day unforgettable. Most of our communication was done via email, which may make some brides uneasy, as I was initially. Helen’s confidence in her abilities immediately put our minds at ease. Every detail we wanted was executed perfectly. I still have trouble believing my wedding was as beautiful and breathtaking as it was. Our family who travelled with us described our wedding day as a fairy tale. Helen’s off-resort beach location, ceremony area, cocktail lounge and beautiful reception were more than my husband and I could have ever dreamed of. Everyone we encountered on our trip was fantastic, but Helen G Events’ staff and of course Helen went above and beyond for us. Helen set up our stay at Iberostar resorts, got our flowers & centerpieces, put together welcome baskets for our guests, put together a kids basket for our son, surprised Brian and I with our own welcome basket, collected all of the documents needed for the wedding to get our marriage certificate ready, obtained a wonderful officiant for the ceremony, booked all vendors and handled all contracts- she did everything!! She even contacted us to make sure our family got home safe after they left.
My husband had to put on his tux, me my dress, we had to show up and have a good time- Helen literally did the rest!
If you are thinking of having a destination wedding- Go to Jamaica and work with Helen G Events!!! A million thanks to you Helen, we are truly grateful for everything you did!!
Wedding: 06/13/2014
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Event Rentals & Photobooths, Party Supplies, Transportation, Travel, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Videography, Unique Services (Other)

For the beach wedding Jessica wanted to give welcome baskets to her guests upon their arrival and she incorporate certain elements as pearls pillar candleholders yet still maintaining a beachy kind of feel.

On this beautiful beach we also created a lounge area for guests to sit and relax before and during the cocktail hour and reception. We incorprated white leather sofas with traditional beach furniture.

Below are pictures of their beach wedding in Jamaica as well as the welcome baskets we did for them:

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To view other pictures of this Jamaican Beach Wedding click here wedding website

Wedding Planner: Helen G Events

Photographer: Jamaica Wedding Photos

Decor: Helen G Decor

68 of The Best Boutonnieres Ever Published by Martha Stewart Weddings

Trust me when I say boutonnieres for the groom and the other important men in your and his life is very important and for any wedding in Jamaica or any wedding at all its a must. It can break or make your grooms overall look.  This is so worth a look at for your upcoming wedding, Check out 68 of the best Boutonnieres ever published by Martha Stewart Weddings here: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/231177/best-boutonnieres?xsc=tw_wed_101613_boutonnieres

For destinations weddings in Jamaica we love love numbers: 11, 12, 15, 17, 20, 49 and 54. Share with us which ones are your favorites.

Best Wedding Locations in Jamaica Part 1

We have come up with a list of wedding locations in Jamaica that we feel are the best for various reasons which we will try to state. Please note the list is not in order of importance:

Jamaican Beach Wedding at Laughing Waters
Jamaican Beach Wedding at Laughing Waters

1. Laughing Waters – Ocho Rios – We love this location for a beach wedding in Jamaica. It has the trio that any bride would love beach, waterfalls and garden. You can hardly find if never these three settings in any one location in Jamaica. With this location you can bring in our own caterers and go as late as you want.

Jamaica Wedding Location - Great House
Jamaica Wedding Location – Great House

2, Bellefield Great House – Montego Bay – Looking for a great house wedding in Jamaica with a spectacular garden setting. Then this is it. The food is to die for.

View from main lawn at Strawberry Hills
View from main lawn at Strawberry Hills

3. Strawberry Hills – Kingston – OK the drive to get to  this location will take you about 45 minutes from Half Way Tree or New Kingston in Jamaica but its worth the drive. For me the view and the peace and serenity is well worth the drive. This is one of the best wedding locations in Jamaica and Kingston. Fantastic Mountain views. Food excellent. Accommodations 5 star. Need I say more!!! Strawberry Hills is excellent for a garden wedding in Jamaica.

View from Firefly  St. Mary
View from Firefly St. Mary

4. Firefly – St. Mary – The views, the views the views. If you are looking for a wedding with a view in Jamaica, then this is it. It’s about 45 minutes from Ocho Rios and the drive can be scary for some but its worth it. Think about using a location for your wedding in Jamaica where a James Bond movie was filmed. Getting excited???

We will share our other favorite Jamaican wedding locations in another post.  But tell us what are your favorite wedding locations in Jamaica???

If you are searching for a wedding or event location in Jamaica? Call Helen G Events at 876-541-7772 or email heleng@helengevents.com as we offer a location search service so that we can help you identity your picture perfect wedding location in Jamaica.