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  • 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!! Much love.~ Hope & Dan

  • 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.~ Arlynn & Marcel

  • 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 the last detail was perfect.~ Justine and Guntis Dredzels

  • 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 phone call with Desiree it was clear she understood my vision and had the imagination and capability to build upon what I had in mind. As we visited, Desiree took us to multiple locations and offered outside the box ideas appropriate to our personalities. It was also clear she had a valuable network on the island and was highly respected. Our wedding events took place over 4 days and included 118 people at the ceremony/reception. She gracefully and meticulously coordinated the moving pieces that resulted in a perfect weekend - one that put the hyper-Type A person that I am at ease. I would refer anybody that wants an island wedding not only to Cayman, but specifically to Desiree to make their vision a reality.~ Sheena & Rodell

  • 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.~ Kathy & Jason

  • 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 the whole step of the way. She is kind and compassionate and KNOWS HER STUFF! At one point she added a new venue called Hemingway's; she encouraged us to change to this venue because it would offer a place to change, air conditioning before the service, and a place to have lunch afterwards. At first I was hesitant about this because I really wanted a beach that wouldn't have a lot of people around. Desiree let us know this wouldn't be a problem and continued to tell us that was her recommendation. We changed our venue and we are so happy that we did. The venue was everything that we wanted and more! Rev. O. McLaughlin is an amazing officiant. I know that I couldn't have found anyone more perfect, even if I hand chose him. He took the time to have conversations with both my husband and I prior to the service. He included everything that we wanted and even more that we hadn't considered prior to talking with him. He is an amazing man of God. The ceremony was touching, funny, and honored God the way that we wanted. The photographer and videographer were also amazing. The pictures and video are stunning. I would also like to mention that they both gave us much more time than promised and were very patient. They captured all the amazing moments of our wedding. Since I've returned to Florida and shown the pictures and videos and shared our experience, no one can actually believe everything that was included in our ceremony for the price that we paid......and then there was the view! I wouldn't change one single thing about my wedding. It was everything that I had ever wanted and dreamed of and even more! Thank you so much, Desiree!~ Alyssa & Kyle

  • Thank you so much for everything Desiree. Everything went perfect and we would like to thank you for that. Everyone had a great time.~ Meff & Debbie

  • 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, the setting, the music, and the food and cake. We are so happy we decided to hire Desiree and the photographer was excellent – the photos are breathtaking and we absolutely love them.~ Michael & Stacie

  • We had a wonderful time. You guys were wonderful to work with. Thank you so much.~ Trace & Cheri

  • We had a great time and the Wedding was beautiful!!! Thanks again for helping making our wedding day beautiful with no stress.~ Michelle & Lonnie

  • 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 wanted to accomplish that day. Our amazing ceremony was at Seven Mile Beach, and also had a photo session while we were there. We had a chartered catamaran that took our group of 20 to Sting Ray City and to snorkel for a while before heading back. You made everything so stress free from the first email until the day of the ceremony. We can’t say thank you enough for everything that you did for us to make sure that we had the wedding we have always wanted!!! Thank you so much!!!!~ Misty & Lorenzo

  • The wedding was great. Everyone envolved was so nice along with all of the resort staff members. Thank you so much!~ Alicia & Kevin

  • 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 our needs were met. The food was amazing, the DJ was great, JJ our photographer was phenomenal, and the location was stunning. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Thanks again.~ Melanie & Alex

  • 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!~ Katherine & Gregory

  • 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 day disappear. We could not stop talking about how wonderful you all are the entire trip! You are an outstanding team that I would recommend wholeheartedly! Thank you so very much.~ Mary & Steve

  • "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 put the perfectionist in me at ease. When we arrived my heart melted...it was the perfect celebration for my little family. The photographer was absolutely amazing, she captured every little moment and made us all laugh. We are truly grateful that Desiree was able to do all this for us. She helped to make this special day one of our very favorite memories. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"~ Vanessa & Mike

  • Thanks again for a picture perfect day. Pictures were fantastic. We cant stop thinking about how beautiful it was.~ Derek & Kelley

  • Thanks again for the great wedding last week. You guys are awesome. John and I are grateful. Thanks again~ Kim & John

  • 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!!~ Gina & Philip

  • The ceremony was amazing and we absolutely love our pictures. Everything was absolutely wonderful and what we had hoped for.~ Jenelle & Drew

  • 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. Take care and best regards.~ Nicole & Elliott

  • 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 the romance and beauty of our special day from set up, cake, flowers, reception, and photography provided. Every moment was pure perfection. There is not one thing that Justin and I would have changed about our special day, it was a true picture perfect fairytale wedding day that we will both cherish for a lifetime. We cannot wait until our first milestone anniversary so that we can have her do our vow renewal and experience some of that fairytale all over again. We recommend anyone considering Cayman Island for their wedding to utilize her amazing knowledge and talents to help make their day a dream come true like ours was, We give her and her team 10 out of 5 stars. With love and appreciation,~ Emily & Justin

  • 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!!!~ Natalie & Daniel

  • 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.~ Chris & Brynna

  • 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!!~ Erin & Matt

  • 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!~ Sharon & Stephen

  • So very pleased with everything and loved every minute of our day!~ Suzanne & Thomas

  • Thank you for the all the help for our big day, everything was perfect and we had an absolute blast. Thank you.~ Melissa & Daniel

  • 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. Thanks again!!!!~ Brian & Mitzi

  • 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 and these photos forever!~ Samantha and Steve

  • 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 than we could have ever imagined! With us only being able to communicate via e-mail Desiree our wedding planner was very organized, detailed, and simply fantastic to work with! She truly captured the love, and essence of our magical day! Thank you Desiree!! Sincerely,~ Tania and Don (bride and groom)

  • 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,~ Felicia & Ben

  • 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 Crackedconch was above and beyond our greatest expectations. Not only a gorgeous setting but the food and wait staff were superb. Thank you!~ Barbara & Pete

  • 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 did not stress about planning our wedding because you and your team had everything under control. Island Wedding & Events exceeded our expectations! Much love and respect,~ Sergio and Judith

  • Thank you! I appreciate all you did for us! It was perfect! Couldn't have done it without you!!~ Katrina & John

  • 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 couldn't be happier :) The pictures turned out so stunning! The photographer did a great job and I was so thrilled with all the shots she got. I am in love with so many of the pictures I keep looking at them lol! Thank you for everything you did leading up to the wedding as well. We are so very happy with our choice to get married on Grand Cayman and that we planned it through you. We appreciate everything!!~ John and Christen

  • 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 ~ ?? The photos are amazing too!~ Elizabeth & Barry

  • 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,~ Heather & Chad

  • 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 super impressed with your services because everything surpassed our expectations. We loved how genuine you were and how much you care about your clients as it shows through your work. Thank you again for a dream island wedding!!!~ Maritza & Enrique

  • Hi Desiree, 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!!!~ Jan and Rick

  • 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!~ Jessica & Lane

  • 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. :) Regards,~ Joshua & Soreigna

  • 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 your excellent service. I wish you much luck in your business.~ Laura Curtiss

  • 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 help!~ Kristine & Jeremy

  • 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 appreciated your help making the night (and the events on the day before) go so smoothly… you are very good at your job. :-)~ Mark & Brittany

  • 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!~ Brittany & Leslie

  • 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. Thanks again!~ Jordyn & Scott

  • 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 trust in you to make my wedding day a day my husband and I would remember forever. You by far exceeded our expectations!!! I cannot thank you enough for everything that you did for us. Everyone said how beautiful the wedding was and how sweet you were. It was better than I had dreamed of. The photographer was fabulous! She was so sweet and she captured our day perfectly. All of the pictures came out beautiful. The pastor was perfect! Everything he said was just right. We could not have asked for our day to be anymore perfect. We owe it all to you! I would recommend you to anyone.~ Owen and Sabrina Williams

  • 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.~ Jillianne & Cameron

  • 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 return. With gratitude, Deborah & Marc~ Deborah & Marc

  • 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 the best Desiree!!! Luca was AMAZING!! The perfect spot for brunch!!~ Megan & Jared

  • Hi Desiree, 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 had. All our guests commented on what a beautiful place Grand Old House is and such a perfect destination for wedding. The food was amazing and the service to match. We really could not falter anything on the day. We will be returning at some point in the future! Again, thank you so much for everything you have done. Regards Rachel & Chris~ Rachel & Chris

  • Hi Desiree, 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~ 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 came with us to Cayman, fun and relaxed. Planning a wedding is not an easy endeavor, especially from another country but she made it enjoyable. We were so happy with all that she and Grand Old House did to make our new beginning a fabulous success.~ Wedding Audreen & Kam

  • 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 great day. Warm regards, Stacey & Brian~ Stacey & Brian

  • 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 distance but I think they chose the perfect spot. It will be a memory we will always cherish. Thanks again, Eileen~ Eileen

  • 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 I can only be happy! Please send my gratitude and sincere thank you along to the florist, chefs, harpist, and anyone else involved in making my dream come true. Love, Meghan and Nick~ Meghan and Nick

  • Hello Desiree, 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.~ Groetjes Gerben en Anneloes

  • Desiree, 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! Sincerely, Kisha and Jason~ Kisha and Jason

  • Dear Desiree, 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 exceeded our expectations. Thank you just doesn’t sound like enough to tell you how much we appreciate all you did to make our wedding so very special. All the best, Shawn and Andrea~ Shawn and Andrea

  • Dear Desiree, 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... everything! Best, Leigh & Alex~ Leigh and Alex

  • Hello Desiree, 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 the whole process which was a breathe of fresh air. Thank you for making my wedding day so perfect!!! By the way the food was delicious and I loved the cupcakes. It was so nice having someone who lived on the island and who knew the process of everything so I didn't have to worry about a thing. When we come back to the Cayman Islands, I know who we will be calling! Thank you,~ Danielle and Brandon

  • Hi Desiree, 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 feel relaxed and seemed to have caught us with her camera is the most natural way leaving us behind with very nice memories which we can share with our loved ones.~ Jacqueline & Dick

  • Hi Desiree, 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 had some difficulty settling on a venue. I couldn’t help but recall the beauty of Grand Old House and emailed her your website. We’re so happy that she and Mike decided to hold their wedding there and now thoughts of the Grand Old House conjure up memories of two special events for us! We're excited to return again someday! Shelley~ Ashley & Michael

  • 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 and friendliness to work with on the day of!! We couldn't have done it without any of you. We are so grateful to have you all work with us to make this day special. We look forward to working with you again in the future or just to say "hello" when we come back to visit the Caymans. We truly feel like we made an excellent choice choosing the Cayman Island to have our destination wedding and you guys made it even more special for us! With love and gratitude, Cathy and Eric Reyes~ Cathy & Eric Reyes

  • Thank you so much Desiree, for this, and for all your help and work that made our wedding just magical! Chelsie & William~ Chelsie & William

  • Hello, 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 love to spread the word about how amazing the service is. Again we thank you. -The Micelis~ Lauren & Christian

  • Desiree, 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 like a number, a place that was intimate and private. GOH only allows one wedding per day and is completely personalized. They went over the top on things we didn't even ask for! The service level is top notch from food allergy requests to kicking out wedding crashers to ensuring the wedding party was graciously taken care of to an amazing DJ to a high class videographer... I could go on and on. We had 40 guests and each one felt like they were treated as royalty. Thank you, Nelly and Jeff~ Nelly & Jeff

  • Hi Desiree, 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 Trezley~ Trezley & David

  • 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 above. Sincerely, Thuy~ Thuy & Khoa

  • Hi Desiree; Many thanks for everything you did for us on Saturday. It was absolutely perfect. Your staff are unbelievable and everyone had a great time. Thanks again. Lauri.~ Lauri & George