Beach weddings in the Cayman Islands are elevated – 10 floors to be specific – when you own at The Residences at Seafire.
The Cayman Islands are world renowned for powder-white beaches, crystal-clear waters and unparalleled hospitality, making this the perfect location for a beach wedding. As an owner at The Residences at Seafire, your dream wedding can happen in your own backyard, which also happens to be the famed Seven Mile Beach.
Vanessa is an owner at The Residences at Seafire and experienced her own dream beach wedding right on her doorstep. We sat down with Vanessa to discuss her special day, the details involved and how living at The Residences at Seafire was the deciding factor in where to get married.
How long have you lived at The Residences at Seafire and what drew you to choose the property for your wedding?
My husband and I have lived at The Residences at Seafire since October 2017. We were drawn to its unique and eco-friendly design, its magnificent views and proximity to the beach, as well as the access it provides to the amenities next door at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. The Nest is also one of a kind – Cayman’s highest rooftop terrace provided the perfect setting for our wedding day ‘first look!’
What made you and your husband decide on a beach wedding?
My husband and I grew up in two beautiful countries, Scotland and Italy – countries that are popular wedding destinations for couples worldwide. However, neither of us had any hesitation in deciding on a Caribbean beachfront wedding. We knew that the pristine, turquoise waters of Seven Mile Beach would provide the most beautiful backdrop for our wedding day. It was an added bonus that we could do this in our very own “yard” at The Residences at Seafire!
With such wide choice for beautiful beach wedding locations on Grand Cayman, how did you and your husband decide to use The Residences at Seafire and Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa as your location?
Having lived at The Residences at Seafire for close to two years, my husband and I have come to know the wonderful staff here and next door at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa well. Having felt like part of the Seafire family from its opening, we were certain we would be provided with excellent service coupled with an unparalleled level of care and commitment toward our vision.
The Residences and resort also provide numerous and varied venues appropriately equipped for hosting weddings – my bridesmaids and I prepared for the big day in one of the spacious beachfront bungalows; the Seabridge Lawn provided a beautiful setting for pre- and post-ceremony drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and live music for our guests; the Aurea Ballroom [inside the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa] and Terrace were decorated exquisitely for our wedding reception and fireworks viewing; and Ave restaurant was a huge hit for Sunday brunch with our guests.
The icing on the cake was the Presidential Suite – there was no better space to celebrate our first night as newlyweds!
How was the process of planning with the resort team located literally right next door?
It was very convenient to plan with the resort team next door and to have our wedding venue at our fingertips. Our various meetings, food tasting, and venue inspections couldn’t have been easier to plan and attend, and on most occasions our communication with the team was carried out face to face!
What was the most memorable part of the experience?
It feels impossible for me to choose the most memorable part of the experience because every moment was memorable in its own way. I felt relaxed and joyful on my big day, which can undoubtedly be attributed to the fact we had an amazing team whom I had 100% confidence in, allowing me the peace of mind to enjoy every moment.
What would you say to other brides looking for a beachfront wedding experience?
Wear a lightweight dress and enjoy every moment!
Are you looking to turn your beach wedding into a beachfront lifestyle? The team at Provenance Properties can turn your dream into a reality. Contact them directly at 1.345.640.7000 or by email. For more on beach weddings at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, click here.
About the author
Alanna Warwick-Smith is a Marketing Coordinator supporting the real estate marketing team for Dart. Alanna has worked in Dart’s flagship development of Camana Bay for the past seven years, when she began her career working at the town’s bookstore, Books & Books. A lover of the written word, Alanna reads and writes poetry in her spare time, and has written content for a range of platforms in the past, including her own blog and Camana Bay Times.