Our Wedding Recap

Yesterday evening we went to our friends wedding that took place at the same venue we had our wedding at this past June. Paradise Cove is a hidden gem of a location in Orlando and I was so excited to be a guest and not the bride this time! I thought this would be a good time to do a wedding recap and talk about all the awesome memories that were created for K and I on June 16th, 2012.

Our wedding took place on a sunny Saturday evening this past summer at Paradise Cove which is an outdoor venue that sits on a lake and is just beautiful. The premises has a bridal suite, beautiful garden area facing the lake for the ceremony, tiki bar & cocktail area along the water, and open pavilion for the reception. We had friends and family travel to Orlando from Trinidad, Canada, England, and all over the US. Our wedding had a tropical Caribbean theme with Hawaiian food and a Caribbean band to entertain our guests.

My 10 bridesmaids and I got dressed in the bridal suite. The girls all wore matching purple tank tops that I gave them and we got to spent some quality time together getting our hair and makeup done.

K and I did formal pictures before the ceremony with our wedding party and immediate family.

Our ceremony started at 6pm and we had steel pan music during the ceremony. The guys arrived by boat which came as a cool surprise to all of our guests seated facing the lake.

We had K's uncle as our minister for the ceremony which lasted about 30 minutes. We were very lucky to have perfect weather in June because is usually the rainiest month of the year in Florida. God really blessed us that day!

After the ceremony our guests went off to cocktail hour while we did formal pictures together as husband and wife and also with the whole wedding party together and both of our families.

The reception then started and we had a Hawaiian buffet spread for dinner from a local caternig company who also did our bar service. We had out first dance, a champagne toast with speeches, caking cutting and all the traditional and fun wedding activities.

I did a lot of DIY projects for our wedding including designing and printing the menus, programs and seating cards as well as "bride" and "groom" chair signs.  I also got a lot of cute ideas from Pinterest and loved our sweetheart table which was decorated with my bridesmaid bouquets.

Our Caribbean band really got the party started and everyone had a lot of fun dancing. Many of our guests also enjoyed the open bar and unlimited cocktails!

Overall our wedding was a huge success and it is one of the most special days of my life having everyone their to support us. Great memories!!

Photos by S&S Photography


  1. You looked beautiful! And I love the bridesmaid dresses - great choice!

  2. Your wedding looked so beautiful! & It looks like you all had a fantastic time!

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  3. So yesterday I stmubled upon one trini's blog and today I stumble upon another. Glad I have tho. I love blogs and reading them ... in my spare time of which i have very little as an attorney. Anyhoo, Love your blog so far and your wedding looked fab!

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  5. Hey I love your wedding venue and I hope you had enjoyed there. I enjoyed while watching these pretty pictures. Well I am also getting married next year and want to have classic wedding in Las Vegas Weddings venue that is quite historical and outstanding.

  6. GIRL, your wedding looks amazing! I can't believe I haven't checked this out yet!!! You looked beautiful!