Cindy Johnson, PEG (Toronto) – 647-352-5655
Jo-Anne Brown, Celebrations Ltd. (Cayman Islands) – 345-623-2044 ext 150
NEW BESPOKE WEDDING SERVICE TAKES THE GUESSWORK
OUT OF TYING THE KNOT AWAY FROM HOME
TORONTO, ON (March 1, 2011) – Planning a wedding in the sun is increasingly popular among today’s Canadian brides but it’s also loaded with potential pitfalls when dealing with an offsite planner whom the happy couple often don’t get to meet until the big day. A first-of-its-kind joint venture however, between Platinum Events Group (PEG), a leading Toronto-based events and wedding planning firm, and Celebrations Ltd., the Cayman Islands’ foremost expert on weddings and special events, plans to change all that for couples wanting to take the plunge in the Caribbean paradise of the Cayman Islands.
“Destination weddings are fast becoming the preferred choice for Canadian couples,” says Cindy Johnson, principal of PEG. “But there is still a lot of concern among brides and grooms during the planning process and that’s natural – it is after all, the most important day of their lives, and leaving it to someone you’ve never met before can be daunting to say the least.”
The new partnership, launched today, will ensure Canadian couples are well tended to, both here in Canada, and in the Cayman Islands. The two entrepreneurs have plans to extend their collaboration beyond the Cayman Islands, with PEG having recently established an office on the island of Anguilla and both companies having significant experience executing weddings on other Caribbean islands. The pair chose the Cayman Islands to launch their venture because it “so perfectly delivers with its luxury offerings, ambience and amenities,” says Jo-Anne Brown, CEO, Celebrations Ltd. “It was a natural fit for the more customized level of service we will offer.”
“Canadian couples will be able to have that stylish, metropolitan feel to their wedding but in an idyllic paradise location,” continues Brown. “And by having access to both PEG and Celebrations throughout the entire planning process, there will be a seamless flow of information and couples will feel truly acknowledged and attended to.”
PEG will serve as the couple’s main contact in Canada, looping in Joanne Brown and her team from the outset and drawing on each other’s unique design capabilities and on-the-ground expertise.
“Platinum Events Group has been successfully designing Canadian weddings in the Caribbean since 2004, albeit with limited resources on the islands,” says Johnson. “By partnering with a Caribbean wedding powerhouse like Celebrations, we now have all of the tools and expertise needed to execute beautiful, bespoke weddings for our discerning Canadian clientele.”
Brown, who has spent over 18 years specializing in destination weddings for American brides, feels this service will better serve the Canadian market which is currently very focused on offering “one-size-fits-all” destination weddings. “We’re excited to offer a truly unique and tailored service for Canadian brides, providing the kind of peace of mind that comes with knowing you are well cared for.”
For more information and to set up a consultation, Canadian couples can contact the Platinum Events Group studio directly by calling (647) 352-5655, toll free 1-855-352-5655 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Platinum Events Group / Platinum Destinations – Toronto
Based in Toronto, Platinum Events Group http://www.platinumeventsgroup.com// is an event planning firm specializing in the planning, design and production of fully customized local and destination weddings, and non-profit special events. Cindy Johnson, principal, is one of the most sought after and exclusive wedding stylists in today’s Canadian bridal market. Her fashion forward approach, combined with a passion for working on impactful life events, has earned her accolades in the industry and among her clients. Johnson has appeared on City TV’s Breakfast Television, Real Life on CTS and Roger’s Daytime among others and has been featured in Wedluxe, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and Weddingbells to name a few.
Celebrations Ltd. – Grand Cayman
Based in Grand Cayman, Celebrations Ltd. http://www.celebrationsltd.com/ is the largest and most established wedding and special event design, planning and production house in the Caribbean. Principal Jo-Anne Brown is a pioneer in the industry, planning and executing couture weddings and special events, and overseeing a team of 50 with a keen design aesthetic and an intimate knowledge of the Caribbean. Brown has been featured in numerous high-profile outlets such as TheKnot.com, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Travel + Leisure + Romance and others and been showcased on the Travel Channel’s Weddings Away, Style Network/E! Entertainment’s My Destination Wedding, Wedding TV and more.
Jo-Anne is a member of the International Special Events Society (ISES), Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), and the American Wedding Professionals Institute (AWPI).