Let this centuries-old rhyme guide your big day and you’ll be poetry in motion.
Something olde, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” This Victorian-era English rhyme has lingered around for centuries, encouraging brides to source customary charms for their ceremonial stroll down the aisle. Instead of stressing about superstition, don one of these four pieces that will give you all the luck you need as you make your way from the altar to the after-party.
Rose gold is all the rage these days, but this is one trend that has staying power. Hermès’ dainty Faubourg band is crowned with a ring of diamonds that add just enough sparkle to your wedding-day look without taking away attention from the real gem — your gown. Available at Island Jewellers in Camana Bay.
This is one category that’s usually reserved for accessories loaned by friends and family, but if heirlooms aren’t cutting it, go vintage and pin together your big-day look with a statement piece like a pearl-encrusted pin from Chanel (circa 1997). Available at whatgoesaroundnyc.com.
Instead of donning a tried-and-true trinket, opt for something “old” like diamonds — which are over a billion years old, in fact. Custom-crafted chandelier earrings are sure to snag everyone’s attention the second you step down the aisle. Available at jrdunn.com.
Skip the standard blue shoes (so cliché!) and sport a staple accessory like a strand of sapphires. Unlike your dress, this is one jewel from your wedding you can keep on wearing for years to come. Available at jennifermeyer.com.
The Wedding Planner
JoAnne V. Brown, CEO of the Caribbean’s largest wedding planning and production company, Celebrations Ltd., always has her finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest trends. We caught up with the expert to find out how brides saying “I do” in Cayman can prep like a pro for the big day.
Q: What are some of the wedding trends you’re seeing this season?
A: This year, we are seeing a lot more dresses with sheer and lace textures, contemporary-styled dresses with minimal embellishments, floral patterns and stunning dusty blue dresses that have recently launched.
Q: Do you have any advice for brides planning a wedding in Cayman?
A: We always advise couples to plan as much in advance and try to complete the planning process at least three weeks before their big day, so all they have left to focus on is booking amazing island excursions and experiences.
Q: Are there any island-inspired details brides can incorporate?
A: Island chic attire for guests is always recommended, along with something light for the Caribbean sun. For bridal looks, adding delicate orchid hair accents can really enhance the overall look, especially when paired with a flowing, light textured dress for the perfect beach photos.
Your flight should be the last thing you stress about on your big day. Cayman Airways’ tailored wedding packages ensure couples fly in style — and even include discounts on future flights to the Cayman Islands.
Author: Lane Nieset