Where do we even start? We contacted Awesome Caribbean Weddings in December 2014, a few months after our engagement. From the very beginning, Michele’s communications were prompt, professional and full of excitement regarding how ACW could help us create the wedding of our dreams. Armed with some initial details regarding our vision, Michele began compiling a personalized program to start the process of turning our vision into a reality. It was such a far cry from many of the other ‘select a package’ options we initially encountered.
We were fortunate enough to be able to visit St. Lucia for a planning trip in April 2015, roughly 1 year ahead of our selected wedding date. Michele was AMAZING! In advance of our trip, she helped us put together a full itinerary that allowed us to see several potential sites in person, meet with potential photographers and still leave time for some fun. She was incredibly accommodating – driving us to appointments, answering all questions, and even helping to arrange an engagement photo shoot (where we fell absolutely in love with Dani’s personality and artistic genius!). Throughout the trip and the many months of planning thereafter, Michele was genuinely interested and invested in learning more about us as a couple and eliciting the details that would help her create the wedding of our dreams.
We got married on April 30, 2016. Our wedding day was nothing short of magical and it was thanks to the professionalism, care, and attention to detail of Michele and her team. She took our vision and brought it to life in a way that we couldn’t even have imagined. Everything was magnificent — from the flower arrangements with the yellow heliconias (that up to a few weeks before the wedding weren’t guaranteed to be available), all the way to the comfy shuttles to transport guests back to the resort.
We couldn’t be happier with how our wedding day turned out. Our guests raved about all the personal touches that made our wedding reflective of us and not just another pre-packaged destination wedding. Michele and her team are the ones who made all of it possible – combining our DIY Pinterest projects with professional event execution to create a truly personalized, romantic and memorable wedding. Michele & team – thank you from the very bottom of our hearts. Awesome Caribbean Weddings met and exceeded its name and our expectations!
Special thank you also to Dani, our amazing photographer; DJ Martin, our incredible DJ who served up something for everyone and had us dancing all night long; Ives, whose fantastic lighting transformed the space; Lulu, our marriage officer, and the wonderful staff and management of The Royal!
With love and appreciation,
Alecia & Jared Gedeon