Island Weddings guarantees an unique, personal and perfectly relaxed wedding day. This is an result easily promised but can only be achieved by using high quality, trusted suppliers for every aspect of your wedding, including (but not limited to) location, decoration, catering and entertainment.
This is the reason why I have specialized in coordinating weddings and events in the Cayman Islands as I can rely on my network of skilled professionals.
Working closely with the cruise lines I can proudly state I have coordinated for over 1500 weddings over the past 12 years.
When we start working together the process will roughly be as follows. First of all we will correspond and talk so I can get a good idea of how you imagine your wedding to be. I will ask you many questions to get a clear picture of your wishes and ideas.
In an ongoing process I will compose and continuously enhance a custom plan and proposal for your special day and work on a time line. I will find and suggest suppliers that go beyond your expectations and meet your budget. Once you confirmed the services you want I will make all arrangements and make sure all is followed up upon.
Once you are on Island we will meet, and go over all details for your wedding. You will also meet with our officiant fill out all necessary documents for your license, and discuss your ceremony.
On your wedding day you just have to relax and enjoy! I will be the one running behind the scene, making sure your day will be a smooth, relaxed experience leaving nothing but smiling faces
Interested? Just fill out the request form and I will get back to you as soon as possible!
Originally from the Netherlands, having to daily ride my bike in rain and cold, I decide at young age that my future would be in a warmer climate. After graduating for Tourism College, I started working for an international travel company. Traveling the world I had the great opportunity to work in, and with people of, many different countries.... Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Kenya, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico.... Being in charge of a destination and a team of colleagues, made me a very strong organizer and gave me great sense of responsibility.
I learned a lot about different cultures, languages, believes, history and life; it teached me to see all in relative and to focus on that what is important in life.
In 2000 I moved to Cayman and after working several years in the hotel business I started in 2005 as wedding coordinator for the Grand Old House.
Ready to take the next step I started my own company "Island Weddings & Events". My company is my passion! As an experienced wedding planner I know how overwhelming, time consuming and potentially stressful the proper preparations of your wedding can be especially when you are planning to have your wedding in another country. My goal is to make this as much fun and easy as possible.
Allow yourself the joy of a relaxing, and experience the benefits of a perfectly organized wedding. As a reliable partner, I feel personal responsible to offer you and your guest the best possible experience.
I look forward to working with you on your wedding!
Proud to say that working together over the past 12 years we married many happy couples!
Put your trust in the people who have done it all before.
I just wanted to thank you soooo much for making our day amazing!!!
We haven't stopped ranting and raving about you and our entire day since we got back.
Everything was absolutely perfect and anything and everything we could've asked for!
Thank you for all your hard work, and time you p...
We had this romantic vision of a turquoise beach wedding and decided to cruise with our families down to Grand Cayman Island. I came across Island Weddings and Events and could not get over their gorgeous photos. We booked our deposit and although planning a wedding without speaking on t...
Thank you SOOOO much for your instrumental part in making our Wedding Day the BEST DAY EVER!!!! You worked so hard to ensure everything went perfectly and we were able to enjoy our day to the fullest!
Thank you for thinking of everything and being able to make necessary changes when ne...
Desiree, thank you so much for helping us plan the wedding of our dreams !! Your expertise and planning made our wedding effortless and we are so grateful and happy to have found you!
Pastor McLaughlin was so kind, compassionate and spoke from the heart ... and Rebecca was sweet and ...
It was the most beautiful area to get married, and they made the process so easy. Desiree was the best to work with and had everything ready to go the minute we got off the cruise ship. I loved every moment of this experience. Thanks to all involved.
Bryan and I had a DREAM cruise on Carnival DREAM, but our beautiful wedding was the real DREAM, as we joined our lives together on Seven Mile Beach by Island Weddings in Grand Cayman Islands! Adventures and memories of a lifetime!!
Desiree, your attention to our requests and details, a...
We were SO HAPPY with the photos and the wedding. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks again for coordinating everything and making this such a special day for us.
My husband and I wanted to renew our vows for our 10 Year Anniversary and this was everything I was hoping for and so much more. Desiree did an amazing job from start to finish. From the very beginning they were easy to work with, up front with costs and what I should expect for the big ...
We were so happy with the easy process and every detail was exactly as planned and discussed! Desiree had everything set up and ready to go and there was no stress involved, she took care of every detail. I would recommend this company to anyone. Julie the photographer was amazing and we...
We had a great day and once we made it to the dock and into your driver's hands the rest of the day went smooth and effortless. The location was beautiful and made the memory we will hold for life.
Thanks for everything!
Desiree, we can't thank you enough for making our day amazing! I was worried about things going as planned but everything was PERFECT! The only thing I'd change is spending more time on your beautiful island so we'll just have to come back some day. Thank you again! With love,
Our wedding day was perfect thanks to Desiree with Island Weddings & Event Ltd. From the day we booked Island Weddings & Events Desiree was in constant contact making sure our day was exactly how we wanted it. Since we were traveling via cruise ship we had a tight timeline to follow for ...
I began planning the proposal a year in advance and from the beginning, Desiree was an absolute pleasure to work with - she was quick to respond, easy to understand and ensured everything went smoothly on the day. The end result was even better than I expected. A huge thank you Desiree f...
Steve and I wanted to thank you for the beautiful venue and wedding. It was surely a fairytale wedding for both of us!
You made sure everything was amazing for us, and we so appreciated everything you and Rebecca and Judith and the preacher did. We will be talking about this for ye...
From the moment we got off the boat in Grand Cayman the Island Wedding crew was absolutely amazing. They made planning a cruise ship wedding one of the easiest tasks on our to-do list. I didn’t have to worry about the paperwork and that was about all I could ask for. Once we found our ...
Lisa and I really appreciate all you did to help make our wedding day everything we hoped it would be. Simple yet beautiful. We came to the island thinking we could arrange the affair however I am so glad you were available Saturday when I contacted you. You were pure pleasure to wor...
I can't thank you enough for everything that you did. You exceeded our expectations!! I am just speechless on how organized and carefree you made our day!
Thank you Desiree for making the planning for my wedding so effortless! This all came together in less than 2 months and I can honestly say that you are the reason I was able to make it happen. There’s no way I could have achieved all that I wanted from another country. Thank you again...
Thank you so much for taking the planning of our wedding into your hands!
I was truly amazed at how beautiful and amazing our day was! I will always remember it as a day of perfection.
Reverend McLaughlin performed he service beautifully and it brought tears to my eyes. He was perfec...
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Thank you so very much for everything!
I just wanted to say Thank you for such a Beautiful Wedding. You did an Awesome job and Rebecca did an Amazing job too! We are so excited to see the pictures; it meant the world to us to see our Big Day again. May God Bless You as You have Blessed Us. Thank you again for Our Beautif...
Desiree helped us plan the perfect intimate beach wedding for us, which we celebrated with our close family members. The altar she had set up was in a perfect spot on the beach in West Bay. It was beautiful with white and aqua colors, and just what we wanted. My bouquet could not have be...
We would like to say thank you for making our wedding everything we could have ever dreamed of. A memory we'll treasure forever. The bouquet was beautiful, the minister was wonderful, the location was stunning, and the pictures were breathtaking. Rebecca did an amazing job at capturing o...
Thank you for everything, the wedding was beautiful and we had an amazing time!
We truly appreciate everything that you did for us. Everything turned out so beautiful and everyone had a great time. You, the preacher, the photographers, the restaurant, and the boat crew.....all absolutely wonderful!!!!!
Desiree was amazing, and she had no small task with our wedding! A 10-year vow renewal with our little ones - 3 and 5 years old. The ceremony site was everything we could have hoped for and the pastor was so wonderful and thoughtful. Rebecca was AMAZING as a photographer and both she and...
Thank you! Thank you! We were so blessed to find you! We loved the whole thing! It was exactly what we wanted and we loved "Papa" and the message he gave for us! Words can't thank you enough! Rebecca did so well with the pictures!!
We had a great time on our wedding and vacation in Cayman. We wouldn't have achieved our lovely sunset wedding without your help. So, thank you.
Desiree was awesome! She was so helpful with making our wedding perfect. Even though we were from out of the country, she was super easy to communicate with and was able to pick up flowers, figure out cake, decorations, photographer etc. She was so caring and excited to help us, down to ...
Our wedding weekend exceeded all expectations! It has been a month and our guests continue to talk about how fun, memorable and seemingly effortless our wedding was. All of this is 100% because of Desiree! We live in Washington DC and knew we wanted to get married in Cayman. After a phon...
Thank you Desiree. It was awesome working with youl, I could not of done this without all your help, knowledge and expertise! It's very appreciated. We had a wonderful in the Caymans.
I just returned from my wedding on Grand Cayman Island. I had always wanted a beach wedding, but also wanted something small and intimate and affordable. I found everything and more with Cayman Islands Wedding. Desiree is such a great wedding planner. She kept us updated and informed...
Thank you so much for everything Desiree. Everything went perfect and we would like to thank you for that. Everyone had a great time.
From my very first call with Desiree, I was sure she would help make my wedding a very special memorial moment. There wasn’t any planning I had to do at all, and I had no worries or stress the whole time. Everything was exactly as I dreamed from the beach location, the flowers, th...
We had a wonderful time. You guys were wonderful to work with. Thank you so much.
We had a great time and the Wedding was beautiful!!! Thanks again for helping making our wedding day beautiful with no stress.
We would like to say thank you for everything that was planned for our wedding. We were only in port for a short time because we were there on a cruise, but everything went according to plan- right down to the minute. Desiree was able to plan us a dream wedding according to what we wante...
The wedding was great. Everyone envolved was so nice along with all of the resort staff members.
Thank you so much!
We came to Grand Cayman on a cruise with only a limited amount of time to spend on the island for the day of the wedding. From the moment we tendered to shore, to returning to the dock, everything ran perfectly. Desiree went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and all of ...
Thank you so much for coordinating a beautiful wedding day for us. We are so grateful and had a truly magical day!
Thank you so much, Desiree!
Steve and I want to convey to you our heartfelt thank you for everything you did to make our wedding happen this weekend! Words cannot express how much we appreciate you and your team for making everything perfect. You were all so easy to work with and made all of the stress of the big...
"We came all the way from Canada to renew our vows (10 year anniversary). Letting someone else take care of every little detail is quite scary when you don't know them or the island for that matter. Emails were answered in a very timely manner and every detail was taken care of...that pu...
Thanks again for a picture perfect day. Pictures were fantastic. We cant stop thinking about how beautiful it was.
Thanks again for the great wedding last week. You guys are awesome. John and I are grateful.
Thank you so much for helping make our special day great. Everything turned out wonderful. It was so nice to work with you.
Thanks so much!!
The ceremony was amazing and we absolutely love our pictures. Everything was absolutely wonderful and what we had hoped for.
Thank you so much for all of your help and everything that you did for us. I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony, everything seriously was perfect. Rebecca did an amazing job with the pictures and she took so many. We loved them, Thanks again for everything!! It's so appreciated.
Desiree was beyond helpful from the beginning through to the very end of scheduling, setting up and executing our wedding day.She has such an amazing talent for putting together a perfect wedding day, I gave her the wedding colors and let her run with it.We were completely blown away by ...
We want to thank you for making our day perfect! Everything was great! We are very happy!
Rebecca is really the best photographer!! We love the pictures!!
Thank you so much for everything!!!
Thank you so much for helping and making everything special. I wouldn't have been able to do it without you. We had a great time and an even better engagement.
Desiree was amazing to work with. I had 4 months to plan my wedding and it was completely stress free because of Desiree. She took care of everything, including dinner reservations!! It was everything I hoped for!!
Thank you so much for a Beautiful Wedding Day. It was truly wonderful from start to finish.
Thank you again for all you did to make our day so amazing and so very special!
So very pleased with everything and loved every minute of our day!
Thank you for the all the help for our big day, everything was perfect and we had an absolute blast.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you, the officiant, and Rebecca for an amazing experience. Our day on the island is one we won't forget.
We can't thank you enough for making our wedding so special! Everything went beyond our expectations and it was perfect. Thank you for paying attention to every detail, you nailed it. We didn't have to stress or worry about anything and it was the best day. We will trasure those memories...
Words cannot express just how thankful Don and I are to Desiree Boeyen with Island Weddings and Events. We were recently married on October 19th 2016 on Cove Beach in the Grand Cayman Islands. The setting for our wedding was simply magical, the flowers were stunning, it was much more t...
Thank you so very much! We were so grateful to have you; you are absolutely wonderful!
We LOVE the pictures. They are amazing and exceeded our high expectations.
Thank you again for everything! We couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner!
With much love,
I want to give a special thank you to the folks who made our wedding so spectacular. Desiree Boeyen from Islands Weddings and Events did a fabulous job as our wedding planner. Making it fun and stress free with the day running like clockwork. You are amazing!
And the venue at Crackedco...
We are deeply thankful for the effort you and your team provided. Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful and authentic. The pictures Rebecca took are magnificent and the pastor truly spoke from his heart. We could feel natures love and the excitement of your team.
Most importantly we...
Thank you! I appreciate all you did for us! It was perfect! Couldn't have done it without you!!
We had an AMAZING time at the wedding! Everything turned out beautifully- The bouquet was very nice, the cake was delicious, the minister was wonderful, and the view was just spectacular. Battina was absolutely wonderful and did a great job of representing you while you were away. We cou...
Good morning Desiree,
Thank you so much for making our event happened!
Want a treasured event we will hold dearly in our hearts.
It was a pleasure meeting you as well . I did not want to leave.
We had a blast at stingray city. We all loved it , especially our girls .
Drew was awesome...
Thank you so much! These pictures are wonderful and our family loves them!!
You were so wonderful to work with and I can't wait to get back to Grand Cayman!
Thank you again,
We wanted to thank you for the prefect island wedding. You made everything so easy from start to finish and everything was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was breathtaking, the mister you work with was so touching and sincere and the lunch recommendation was utter perfection. We were ...
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so special and beautiful!!!! Yesterday was the best day ever!!!
The brunch was awesome!!! The food and service was impeccable!!
Thanks again for all your hard work in making our day memorable!!!
Lane and I had a wonderful time on our wedding day, and we couldn’t have done it without you! From the very beginning, you have helped make our destination wedding absolutely perfect!
Thank you so much!
Hi Desiree thank you very much for today. Everything went very smoothly and everyone involved was super nice, supportive, and very helpful. We appreciate it very much.
Thank you again. :)
I want to thank you and your incredible staff for our experience in Grand Cayman! I was very happy and pleased :) The lunch at the Cracked Conch was awesome - thanks so much for that recommendation. And we loved getting to know Judith. She was so patient and kind.
Thanks again for yo...
Thank you! We had such a great time and the wedding was better than we both could have imagined. Thank you for your help along the way and also to the staff at Grand Old House. We absolutely love the pictures that JJ captured and she was so fun to work with.
Thanks again for all your he...
Hi Desiree…. I just wanted to send a quick note on behalf of Brittany and I to say thank you very much for organizing a picture-perfect wedding!! :-)
Our guests had nothing but glowing reviews of the evening, and we had a totally stress-free and fun wedding overall.
We really appreci...
Hey Desiree !
Thanks for a wonderful experience it was truly everything I imagined ! Loved the pictures ! Pleasure to meet all of yall! Look forward to going back to Cayman!
I want to say thank you so much!!! Our wedding was everything and more than I could have wished for! We appreciate all of your help.
I cannot put into words my gratitude to you and your staff for the amazing job you did on our wedding. From the decorations, to the photographer, to the cake and every little detail in between was perfect! I live in Louisiana and had never been to Grand Cayman before and I put all my tru...
You were such a wonderful Wedding Planner, Desiree! I couldn't of had such a wonderful, easy going day without you! THANK YOU so very much for everything you did to help make our special day absolutely amazing.
Marc and I are so grateful for all your efforts to make our wedding ceremony so intimate, what a special day for us. And it was so nice to not worry about any of the details, thank you!!
I am counting the sleeps until our next vacation to Grand Cayman...love, love it!!! Can’t wait to ...
I seriously can not thank you enough. You literally made my wedding dreams come true! It's like you were able to see everything I was envisioning, and then bring it to life. It's definitely a day Jared and I will never ever forget. Thank you SO much for making this day PERFECT!!! You're ...
We would both like to say a massive thank you. We had the most amazing day and it was more than I could ever have imagined it to be.
We are back home and I feel sad now that it is all over!
I have looked at the photos and they are great and show what a wonderful day we ha...
Thank you so much for all your help. The ceremony was perfect and we had a great time swimming with the Stingrays afterwards.
Thanks again for all that you did.
Rachel & Brent
All parts calm and commanding, Desiree was more than instrumental in making our wedding trip exceed expectations. Elegant, Classic and Beautiful our wedding was everything we dreamed of. She helped us not only realize our dream day but kept the experience for our family and friends, that...
First, thank you for an absolute perfect experience! Everything from Stacey's flowers, the ease of everything, Pastor M and JJ was perfect! Including my new best man, who we never got to meet, but did make the video walking past to hang his bag in the tree! Truly thank you for such a g...
Wedding Tina & Kevin - Good afternoon Desiree, I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful wedding that your and your staff coordinated for our daughter and Kevin. Everything was beautiful , the food delicious and the setting perfect. It is hard planning an event from such a dista...
Thank you!!! I wanted to let you know everything turned out absolutely gorgeous! Exactly how I imagined but even prettier!!!! Fantastic job. I appreciate all your help and hard work! The alter was amazing, flowers amazing, food was delicious, and the cake was stunning!! All worked out so...
Wij hebben een geweldige dag gehad, precies zoals we in gedachten hadden.
Bedankt voor alles en we wachten de foto's af.
Het eten bij Morgans was inderdaad heerlijk en local, goede tip.
You were wonderful and the day was absolutely perfect! Thank you for your patience, consideration and time!
Thank you again for making our day so special and easy!
Kisha and Jason
We just want to thank you for the perfectly beautiful ceremony you provided us on April 2, 2015. The day was picture perfect, the beach was gorgeous and you made our dream wedding possible. You let us keep our special day stress-free, simple and personable. You really ex...
I hope you're well!
We just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so, so much for all your help with the organisation and planning of our wedding.
It was such an amazing day and everything was just exactly as we had wanted - the table, the flowers, the cake... e...
Thank you so much for everything you did before, during and after my wedding. I didn't have to worry about a thing. You made the day flow so well with communicating with Captain Bryan and making sure our food was on the boat. You communicated with us so well throughout th...
We just wanted to say Thank You to you and your team for making our wedding day so beautiful. We were pleasantly surprised that everything, though planned and booked in The Netherlands, was perfectly organized. We loved working with the photographer Melissa. She made us fee...
Thank you for ensuring that my sister Ashley’s wedding was such a successful event last week. Grand Old House is as lovely a place as my husband and I remembered it, from our 2010 babymoon/anniversary. When Ashley and Mike decided to get married on Grand Cayman, Ashley ha...
We just wanted to say "thank you" again for all of your help to make our
wedding day and weekend for our guests fun and enjoyable! You guys are
amazing and are all so talented! Thank you for your excellent communications
throughout our wedding planning process and for your absolute care ...
Thank you so much Desiree, for this, and for all your help and work that made our wedding just magical!
Chelsie & William
We love the video so very much! It is so amazing just like our wedding. Absolutely flawless. We want to thank you and the whole team again for making our day so magical. My family, friends and Christian and I can not stop talking about how amazing the whole thing was. I'd lov...
We were married here on 4/4/14 and I'm not biased when I say it was the best wedding ever (and we've been to a ton)! Desiree was amazing every step of the way from the moment we booked a year prior. Our selection for this location... We wanted a venue that wouldn't treat us ...
Thank you so much! Our wedding day was wonderful and we couldn't have been happier - everything went off without a hitch! We received many many compliments about the meal and dessert and service- everybody absolutely loved all.
Thanks so much
Good morning Desiree!
You have put together an unforgettable event for Khoa & I, and we can't express how happy we are to have found you as our wedding coordinator! You have made everything so perfect for us Desiree! From the ceremony, flowers, decorations, food, etc.. all of the abov...
Many thanks for everything you did for us on Saturday. It was absolutely perfect. Your staff are unbelievable and everyone had a great time.