Vanessa & Payton

Barefoot & Blue Waters



Vanessa and Payton first met at work in January 2014. A close friendship developed over the course of a year, until their romance officially kicked off. By the winter of 2015, the couple was living together. One evening, Vanessa found herself waiting for Payton, who was late returning home from picking up her dog, Deke, from doggie daycare.

“I texted him asking what was taking him so long,” remembers Vanessa. “He said traffic. About twenty minutes later, my dog rushed in with red roses tucked into his harness and a red bow made from ribbon tied around him with a ring on it. Deke instantly shook and all the roses fell to the ground!”

Payton then walked in, got down on one knee and proposed to Vanessa, who said “yes” through happy tears! She later learned the delay was because Payton had been practicing in the hallway with Deke, trying to train the dog (unsuccessfully) to not shake off the roses!

Having their wedding in Grand Cayman was an easy decision for the couple, especially for Vanessa—who had grown up visiting the island since she was a little girl. “After I had brought Payton to visit a few times, it just felt like the right place for our special day,” she says. “Barefoot, blue water and a beautiful sunset…how could you not choose a Cayman Islands destination wedding!?”

In February of 2016, almost 50 friends and family members joined the couple at the luxury all-suite boutique hotel Caribbean Club, located on Seven Mile Beach, for their seaside wedding.


Before the official ceremony, the couple decided to do their ‘first look’ on a pier off-site. With just their photo and video crew in attendance, they exchanged informal personalized vows.


The official ceremony took place on the beach at The Caribbean Club, officiated by Rev. Donovan Myers.

Violinist Kate Allenger from Cayman Violin performed during the ceremony.


Celebrations Ltd. provided the floral and decor.

The reception took place at Luca, an acclaimed Italian restaurant located on the ground floor of the Caribbean Club. With pocket doors that open directly onto the lawn and Seven Mile Beach, the location offered a golden opportunity for the newlyweds and guests to enjoy a spectacular signature Caymanian sunset.


Celebrations Ltd. created Vanessa’s bouquet along with all floral design for the wedding. The full-service company also provided furniture rentals and burlap linen.


Guests received custom burlap “koozies” (insulating drink sleeves) and cookies from Luca
as favors.


Luca created the yummy vanilla cake.


PHOTOGRAPHY • Rebecca Davidson Photography, VIDEOGRAPHY • Picture This, VENUE, CEREMONY • Caribbean Club, VENUE, RECEPTION • Luca, Caribbean Club, MAKEUP + HAIR STYLIST • Jackie Soriano, VIDEOGRAPHY • Picture This, WEDDING GOWN DESIGNER • Hayley Paige, GOWN BOUTIQUE • Now and Forever Bridal, Houston, OFFICIANT • Rev. Donovan Myers, 
FLORAL, DECOR + RENTALS • Celebrations Ltd., STATIONERY • Minted, CATERING + CAKE • Luca, LIVE MUSIC, CEREMONY • Kate Allenger, Cayman Violin, DJ, RECEPTION DJ • Glenroy Murray