The team at Karen Tran was extremely excited to be chosen to design the gala for Engage!14 in Grand Cayman this year! This luxurious event allows those involved in the wedding industry to share insight, new trends, tips and much more while visiting a beautiful destination. The tropical location in Grand Cayman was inspirational and beautiful. We had the help of Joanne Brown of Celebrations and was able to design and create a luxurious wonderland. We are pleased to hear the guests at the gala were surprised, impressed and captivated by my floral designs that filled the event space. Massive thanks to the two fabulous ladies: Rebecca Grinnals and Katheryn Arce who started it all!
This Gala for the Wedding Summit in Grand Cayman is very close to your hearts since we had a wonderful experience at Engage!13. We wanted to create a luxurious atmosphere that suited the occasion. We arranged for flowers to be flown in from Holland through G-fresh, a distributor we work with frequently and is highly respected throughout the industry. Thousands of white Phaleanopsis orchids, beautiful roses from Meijers, tulips and hydrangeas at my finger tips and ready to dazzle and fill the gala with exquisite beauty. The fabulous Celebration Grand Cayman headed by Ms. Joanne Brown was a dream to work with. A well established full-service event company located in Grand cayman who provided all the production word behind the scene. Not an easy task! We are so grateful for their professionalism and support!
Leading to the Gala reception was a grand and fabulous entrance consisting of thousands of white phaleanopsis orchids reaching 17 feet high greeted the guests as they enter the ballroom. A 35ft long flower wall inspired by the theme of ‘Engage’ that resembled the emblem of the Wave. Inside the gala we used 10, 000 thousand white avalanche roses from Miejers and hydrangeas to create a beautiful flower backdrop for the stage. Oversized florals decked out the two large bars which added a touch of elegance as guests ordered drinks and shared interesting conversations. Lovely vases and containers graced the tables throughout the entire gala from FP Flourishes, which held our floral designs perfectly and allowed us to create the elegant vision we had planned for the event.
The floral designs we created were accented with crystal curtains around chandeliers that provided a magical effect for this special evening. The luxurious linens were couture linens from Nuage linens in sparkling silver and white hues. The collaboration of work that went into this event surely shined through and made this event fabulous.
We truly enjoyed my experience creating exquisite floral designs for this meaningful event. We are pleased to have a variety of conversations with others in the industry. The gala at Engage 14 Grand Cayman was truly memorable not only for this special evening but the friendship and the lovely attendants. This luxury wedding summit is a must for those who has a true passion for the wedding industry. Thank you Rebecca and Kathryn for allowing us this pleasure.
All photos: From Rebecca Davidson, Carla Ten Eyck, Rebecca Davidson, Melissa Wolfe, Janet Jarchow