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Clariza & Brendan- Pappagallos Wedding

June 26, 2018

THE DETAILS

Dress: Custom Design | Suits: J Crew
Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS
Brides & Bridesmaid’s Shoes: Nordstrom | Groom & Groomsmen: Zappos
Hair & Makeup: All the girls did their own hair and makeup together!
Venue: Ristorante Pappagallo | Planner: Juliette with Five Star Events
Floral: Flower Dell | Music: DJ Chris / First Dance: 1000x by Jarryd James

Ah so happy to post Clariza and Brendan’s wedding! Not only are they the sweetest couple, but they live with a celebrity! That’s right: Presley the Pug!! When Clariza first reached out to me regarding her Cayman wedding (after Brendan proposed in Iceland), she mentioned that Presley would also be making the journey to Cayman to not only attend the wedding, but to be a part of the day from beginning to end. Now, those of you that know me- now that I’m quite the dog lady, so I was counting down the days until their arrival. Mr. Presley did not disappoint and even ended up dancing at the reception- what a guy!

Clariza and Brendan surely had a beautiful wedding day surrounded by their closest friends and family! Isn’t that what getting married is all about?

Cheers to Clariza and Brendan. May the sound of little paws fill your home forever! XOXO

Let’s start with a tough one. Describe your wedding day in 3-5 words!

Carefree, Memorable, All Smiles, Fun!

What photography related advice would you offer the camera shy?

We both can be a little camera shy, and have always been more comfortable taking photos rather than being in them but Jenna did such a great job at making us feel relaxed throughout the entire process. Our advice from our experience, have faith in your photographer, if there are photos/styles you like, share them with the photographer ahead of time and just have fun. The best photos are the ones that capture not just the moment but how you felt at that moment <3

The Dress. Tell me about your experience choosing it! Where did you find it, how did you choose it and how many did you try on before you found the one?

For my dress, I did a bit of searching but in the end, decided to design one myself! So I found a bunch of bits of inspiration from all sorts of styles I liked online, put some sketches together and thankfully my godmother knew of a wonderful dressmaker/designer that was excited and happy to bring my dream dress to life!

Did you do a first look? Why or why not?

We did! This was Jenna’s suggestion and I’m so glad we did it. Seeing the look on Brendan’s face when he turned around gave me such fuzzy feelings! It was also nice to have photos together, just the two of us, before everything got started!

What advice would you offer couples planning for their wedding?

Don’t rush the planning, give yourselves time to comfortably go through your to do list of things to plan, it should be a fun process, not a stressful one.

What made you choose your venue?

We’re both big travelers and Grand Cayman was actually our first vacation together when we started dating. Pappagallos was also the first restaurant we went to on island and we fell in love with it, so it was time to decide on a venue, there was no question about it, we had to have our special day there!

How would you describe your overall wedding experience?

We’re both big travelers and Grand Cayman was actually our first vacation together when we started dating. Pappagallos was also the first restaurant we went to on island and we fell in love with it, so it was time to decide on a venue, there was no question about it, we had to have our special day there!

Do you have a favorite photo? If so, which one?

That’s a tough one! There were so many that we absolutely fell in love with. Here are a few that definitely stood out! We were looking at some of our photos together and couldn’t believe “that’s us!”. The giant group photo with all of our friends and both sides of our family was very special to us, and it was too funny that an island chicken decided to join in on the fun!

How was your experience taking photos with Jenna on your wedding day?

It was so much fun! She made everyone feel beautiful/handsome, confident and really comfortable! It was so wonderful to have a photographer who’s style you absolutely love and it was amazing to also find so much in common with her and that we’ve not only found someone to capture our wedding day so magically but to also have made a great friend!

What specific moment will you hold onto forever?

Oh, gosh, the wedding as a whole really. Our first dance and being able to share that with our little fur baby who we went to great lengths to fly out to the island was definitely a big moment that everyone still giggles about and talks about.

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