Georgia & Ryan
Georgia & Ryan
June 1st, 2019
“Like many girls, I have been dreaming of my wedding since I was a little girl. Many of my friends joke around that I planned my wedding years ago and they are somewhat correct! I always had ideas of what I wanted, but my style did change over the years. I’m a girl who does the opposite of what the majority is doing, which is why, in the era of “barely there” lace and mesh wedding dresses, I decided I wanted a dress that didn’t have lace or was done by any specific designer. This made dress shopping easy. The stores I visited had at most three options each. Although I loved all of the dresses I tried on, I wanted something affordable and the dress I ended up buying was on sale. I was able to alter it and take it home, the following day.
Thankfully, Ryan agreed that we wanted the guys in suits that were different without being weird. When I mentioned my idea of green suits to friends and family they were confused by the idea, but not surprised. Some of my bridesmaids were also a bit concerned when I told them they would be wearing suits but I kept reassuring everyone that they would all look amazing. And they really did.
I didn’t want the typical bohemian “wild-looking” bouquet either and I had seen some beautiful dried bouquets on Pinterest, which I fell in love with. I ordered the dried flowers online and my decorator assembled them and added a couple extras to make them look amazing.
Another shocker for many people was the church we chose. The Cathedral on Independence Square in Port of Spain, was always my dream, since I wanted to get married in a church that was beautiful on its own, without needing too much decor. My focus was on lights and candles. Our Decorator – Dave, did candles lining the aisle of the church and on the tables at the reception.
Laura Ferreira did an amazing job of capturing us on the streets of ‘down town’ Port of Spain (POS). Again, because we didn’t want garden/greenery photos, the architecture in POS set the tone for the editorial type shots we preferred.
The cake was also something that wasn’t traditional. Ryan and I both don’t like “Trini” wedding cake and I’m not keen on fondant, so we went with a one tier buttercream cake done by a close friend and amazing baker.
We are also big fans of street food so we made sure to reflect that in our food choices. Chef Chelsea did an amazing job with the food, especially the taco bar and grilled cheese sandwich station. Some other fun touches were the prosecco cart with prosecco on tap, with cocktail options as well as a donut wall and spiked snow cones. I was also super excited to have a coffee station serving PAX hot and cold brew coffee from my very own business, that my sisters and I recently opened. It was a hit.
Thankfully I had the help of Laura Darwent my wedding planner. She really was amazing and so resourceful and she took care of everything, especially small details – that made a world of difference.
I was also lucky that my now husband is the owner of a sign company and does event signage, so he handled all the signage at church and reception and did a fantastic job.
For me, a wedding has to be a good party, and mine exceeded my expectations. I have to give credit to the fantastic DJ Gonzo, who listened to all my requests and understood the crowd and what they needed, in order to have a great time. Weddings can be difficult because there is a mixture of old and young people attending but he nailed it and the guests did not want to leave!” – Georgia
Reception venue : the Anchorage
Signage done by @kingsignstt
Photography by @lauraferreirastudios
Coffee station by @paxcoffeeandkitchen
Wedding planning by @laura_darwent_weddings
Cake done by @bakedbybecky_
Decor done by @daveramlaldesigns
Prosecco cart @bubblesandbrewsco
Food catered by @chefchelsaemarie
Donuts done by @doughneato